What Are The Egyptian Zodiacs And How Do I Know Mine?

You know about your sun sign. What about your Egyptian zodiac?

By MJ
What Are The Egyptian Zodiacs And How Do I Know Mine?

What is Egyptian Astrology?

The ancient Egyptians believed that various natural occurrences like famine and floods resulted from the solar movements. Based on this idea, they built up an arrangement of astronomy. The system of forecasting and drawing associations between these natural phenomena and their effect on human beings was termed as Egyptian Astrology. 

The ancient Egyptians like every ancient culture and civilization had certain beliefs. They would monitor the movements of stars and how this movement affected the environment and seasons on the earth. These astronomers who were mostly priests believed these changes to be divine intervention. 

While Mesopotamians built up the western indications of the zodiac, the Egyptian celestial prophets were building up the decan. These two astrological traditions met up at some point around the first century BCE. Presently, in the 21st Century, there are two kinds of Egyptian Astrology, one uses the customary dates based on the decan and the other depends on the western indications of the zodiac.

What Does My Egyptian Zodiac Tell About Me?

Like other zodiac signs, Egyptian zodiac signs are believed to be responsible for certain properties and traits that are common in people who share the zodiac sign. Since these signs are associated with gods and goddesses, these signs play a vital role in a person’s life. These signs, according to ancient Egyptians, are responsible for the character, personality traits, strengths, and weaknesses of a person. These signs will help you identify the positive and negative aspects of your personality.  

The Different Egyptian Zodiacs And Their Meanings

1. The Nile (January 1-7, June 19-28, September 1-7, November 18-26 )

The first sign of the Egyptian zodiac is the Nile. For ancient Egyptians the Nile was not just a river; it was the soul of Egypt and a central part of their lives. The river was responsible for their prosperity, blessings, and fertility of the land. Those with The Nile as their Egyptian zodiac sign are sensible, fair, and viable. 

The Nile zodiac sign has properties similar to Capricorn. 

2. Amon-Ra (January 22-31, September 8-22)

Amon-Ra, the ruler of the divine beings, is the second Egyptian zodiac sign. Amon-Ra is the lord of safety and protection who enables people to resurrect from nothing. Those with Amon-Ra as their Egyptian zodiac sign are strong, athletic, and hardworking. They are confident and powerful and excel in finance-related careers. 
Amon Ra has the qualities and traits similar to Taurus. 

3. Mut (January 22-31, September 8-22)

The mother of the world “Mut” is the third Egyptian zodiac sign. Mut represents women and mothers. Mut is a creator goddess and is responsible for protecting mankind. Those with Mut as their Egyptian zodiac sign are often sensitive, generous, practical, and nurturers. 
Mut is equivalent to Scorpio. 

4. Geb (February 12-29, August 20-31)

If someone’s laughter could initiate an earthquake, it was Geb, the god of earth, and the fourth zodiac sign of Egyptian astrology. Those with Geb as their Egyptian sign are honest and reliable. They have a strong sense of things around them and they trust their intuitions. 

Geb has properties similar to the qualities of the Aquarius. 

5. Osiris (March 1-10, November 27-December 18)


Source: Baedeker, Karl. Egypt, "Handbook for Traveling, pt.1 Lower Egypt, with the Fayum and the peninsula of Sinai". K. Baedeker, Leipsic, 1885. p. 130./ Wikimedia commons

Osiris, the god of death, is the fifth sign of Egyptian astrology. Those with Osiris as their Egyptian sign are dynamic, intelligent, and smart. They are optimistic and always have a positive attitude towards life. They make good leaders and are independent. They have qualities similar to people born with Aries as their zodiac sign. 

6. Isis (March 11-31, October 18-29, December 19-31)

Isis, the goddess of motherhood is the sixth Egyptian zodiac sign. It was believed that the goddess Isis protected the children, the poor, and the dead. Those with Isis as their Egyptian zodiac sign are playful and energetic. They have a great sense of humor and are ambitious and passionate.  

Isis has properties similar to Pisces. 

7. Thoth (April 1 - 19, November 8 - 17)

Wisdom and knowledge are because of Thoth, the divine force of learning. Problem-solving, reasoning, and organization are the positive aspects of the life of people born in Thoth. Those with Thoth as their Egyptian celestial Sun sign are empathetic, lively, and gutsy. 

Thoth, the seventh zodiac sign of Egyptian astrology shares qualities with Virgo. 

8. Horus

April 20-May 7, August 12-19 
 
Horus is the god of the sky and the king of gods on the earth. People born with this zodiac sign are strong-willed and charming. They are focused and they know how to achieve their goals. At times they can be stubborn and inflexible but their family-oriented trait makes them loved by near and dear ones.
Horus, the eighth sign in Egyptian astrology equals Libra sign. 

9.  Anubis (May 8-27, June 29-July 13)

The guardian of the underworld and the god of death and life after death, Anubis is the ninth sign of Egyptian astrology. With characteristics similar to the zodiac sign Leo, people belonging to this zodiac sign are truthful and sympathetic. They are passionate and creative but sometimes can be controlling and competitive. 

10. Seth (May 28-June 18, September 28-October 2)

The one who can control the weather, brings earthquakes and storms according to Egyptian mythology, Seth is the 10th sign of Egyptian astrology. The tenth sign in Egyptian astrology has characteristics similar to Gemini. People born with this zodiac sign are determined and persistent. They have free spirits and enjoy new adventures.   

11. Bastet (July 14-28, September 23-27, October 3-17)

Bastet also is known as the cat goddess controls home life. She guards women and their fertility. People having this zodiac sign are charming and thoughtful. Bastet is the eleventh and has qualities similar to the qualities of Cancer.   

12. Sekhmet (July 29-August 11, October 30-November 7)

Sekhmet, the goddess of war who made sure that justice is served is the twelfth sign in Egyptian astrology. People born with this zodiac sign are optimistic and cheerful. This zodiac sign has attributes similar to Sagittarius.

What Are The Similarities And Differences Between The Egyptian And Western Zodiac Signs? 

Egyptian and Western zodiac signs have certain similarities and differences as mentioned below:

Similarities

•    Both Egyptian and Western astrology has 12 signs
•    Both signs represent certain attributes that are common to people who share the sign
•    Both are distributed over the days of the year
•    Both kinds of signs are represented by a certain character

Differences

•    Where Western signs are distributed almost evenly starting on the 21st of every month, the Egyptian signs comprise of certain days of months
•    Western signs are more cosmic in nature whereas Egyptian signs are more religious
•    The Western signs are named after star arrangements whereas the Egyptian signs are named after gods and goddesses

How Do I Know My Egyptian Zodiac Sign?

Similar to the Chinese and the Indians, the Egyptians developed a special system of astrology. In Egyptian horoscope, there are twelve divinities. You can find out your Egyptian zodiac sign by your date of birth. From the following overview, you can easily do it based on your date of birth.

Nile
Using decans: January 1-7, June 19-28, September 1-7, and November 18-26
Based on Greek influence: none

Amron-Ra
Using decans: January 8-21 and February 1-11
Based on Greek influence: April 26 – May 25

Mut
Using decans: January 22-31 and September 8-22
Based on Greek influence: none

Geb
Using decans: February 12-29 and August 20-31
Based on Greek influence: none

Osiris
Using decans: March 1-10 and November 27 – December 18
Based on Greek influence: March 27 – April 25

Isis
Using decans: March 11-31, October 18-29, and December 19-31
Based on Greek influence: February 25 – March 26

Thoth
Using decans: April 1-19 and November 8-17
Based on Greek influence: August 29 – September 27

Horus
Using decans: April 20 – May 7 and August 12-19
Based on Greek influence: September 28 – October 27

Anubis
Using decans: May 8-27 and June 29 – July 13
Based on Greek influence: July 25 – August 28

Seth
Using decans: May 28 – June 18 and September 28 – October 2
Based on Greek influence: none

Bastet
Using decans: July 14-28, September 23-27, and October 3-17
Based on Greek influence: none

Sekhmet
Using decans: July 29 – August 11 and October 30 – November 7
Based on Greek influence: November 27 – December 26

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Summary

If you are interested in astronomy and want to know your Egyptian zodiac sign, the above information will help you find the group where you belong. The characteristics of each sign differ from the other depending upon the characteristics of the god/goddess it represents. You might find some or all of the qualities of your zodiac sign in yourself but if not, there is no need to worry. There are always exceptions and not having certain attributes doesn’t make any difference. Just take it as more information and enjoy locating yourself on the zodiac table.   

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