Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, late 17th century
The worship of stars and other celestial objects.
Examples of Astrolatry in a sentence
"My grandmother believed in astrolatry so much that she named all of her children after stars."
"There's more to astrolatry than just following the phases of the moon."
Popularity Over Time
Not astrology, but close. Where astrology looks to the stars for guidance, astrolatry takes it one step further and worships the stars.
Did you Know?
The "-latry" suffix comes from Greek and denotes worship of a certain thing. In addition to worshipping idols (idolatry) and stars (astrolatry), you can worship books (bibliolatry), Shakespeare (bardolatry), the sun (heliolatry), images (iconolatry), and animals (zoolatry).