Egyptian Astrology and Zodiac Signs

They say that 9 parts of magic fell on this world. 8 parts fell on ancient Egypt and the other one was scattered all over the Earth. From this ancient story we learn how important was – and still is – considered the Egyptian Magic. The History of the Egyptian astrology begins in prehistoric times. 5000 years before the birth of Jesus Christ (around 7000 ago), the circled stone formation (something like Stonehenge) at Nabta Playa is part of the Religious, astrological and astronomical alignments. By the 3rd millennium BCE, Solar Egyptian calendar was already in use and ready to determine the flooding of the sacred river of Egypt, Nile.

Egyptian Astrology and the Pyramids

It’s not a secret that the Egyptian pyramids were carefully aligned towards the pole star. Moreover the enchanting temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak, was aligned on the rising of the midwinter sun 9 (Winter Solstice). Astrology was part of a vast scientific and religious system – which could only be compared to India. Ancient Egyptians knew all about Planets, conjunctions, moon phases and the Ecliptic.

ancient Egyptian astrology zodiac signs

History of Egyptian Astrology

Ancient Egyptian Astrology is one of the most ancient forms of Divination – probably the beginning of Astrology – although Mesopotamia and India could have begun first but this is a subject of discussion. When the Greek King of Macedonia – Alexander the Great – conquered Egypt, the astrological system instantly become part of greek philosophy.

The date system Greeks used in Astrology was adopted in the Egyptian Astrology whilst the old system was also kept as reference. This is why you will find 2 possible answers in the Question “What’s your Egyptian Zodiac Sign”. One is the pharaonic system which was influenced by the Greek Astrology (the one we use until now thanks to Ptolemy) and the more ancient one.

What’s your Egyptian Zodiac Sign ?

Here is two Lists of the Zodiac Signs. One is the List based on the ancient traditional dates which were part of Egyptian cult for centuries. The other is the list which came to life after Egypt become part of the Empire of Alexander the Great. Notice that the two lists have both 12 zodiac signs but there are not exactly the same.

Therefore I would advice you to consult both lists and read both Zodiac Signs as the later list which was influenced by Greek civilisation has also something really important to say. Let’s see now… What’s your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?

Amun-ra (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): January 8-21 and February 1-11
Based on Greek influence: April 26 – May 25

Anubis (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): May 8-27 and June 29 – July 13
Based on Greek influence: July 25 – August 28

Bast (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): July 14-28, September 23-27, and October 3-17
Based on Greek influence: n/a

Geb (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): February 12-29 and August 20-31
Based on Greek influence: n/a

Hathor (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): n/a
Based on Greek influence: May 26 – June 24

Horus (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): April 20 – May 7 and August 12-19
Based on Greek influence: September 28 – October 27

Isis (click here) 

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): March 11-31, October 18-29 and December 19-31
Based on Greek influence: February 25 – March 26

Mut (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): January 22-31 and September 8-22
Based on Greek influence: n/a

The Nile (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): January 1-7, June 19-28, September 1-7 and November 18-26
Based on Greek influence: n/a

Osiris (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): March 1-10 and November 27 – December 18
Based on Greek influence: March 27 – April 25

Phoenix – Bennu Bird (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): n/a
Based on Greek influence: June 25 – July 24

Sekhmet (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): July 29 – August 11 and October 30 – November 7
Based on Greek influence: November 27 – December 26

Seth (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): May 28 – June 18 and September 28 – October 2
Based on Greek influence: n/a

Shu (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): n/a
Based on Greek influence: January 26 – February 24

Sphinx (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): n/a
Based on Greek influence: December 27 – January 25

Thoth (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): April 1-19 and November 8-17
Based on Greek influence: August 29 – September 27

Wadjet (click here)

Traditional Dates (Ancient System): n/a
Based on Greek influence: October 28 – November 26

 

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