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Astral Spirits

The spirits of the stars. According to the mythology of the Persians, Greeks, Jews, etc., each star has its special spirit. Paracelsus maintained that every man had his attendant star, which received him at death, and took charge of him till the great resurrection.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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