July 2018

an′ti·nom′ic (ăn′tĭ-nŏm′ĭk) adj. Contradiction or opposition, especially between two laws or rules. A contradiction between principles or conclusions that seem equally necessary and reasonable; a paradox. [Latin antinomia, from Greek antinomiā : anti-, anti- + nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots.] gno·mic (ˈnōmik) adj. Expressed in or of the nature of short, pithy maxims or aphorisms. Enigmatic; ambiguous. [French gnomique, from Late Latin gnomicus, from Greek gnomikos, from gnome "a means of knowing,” from PIE root *gno- "to know."] With sincere gestures of respect to many of my esteemed colleagues – and there are many of you I really do adore - astrology has become both nomic and