Egyptian Zodiac Signs: Unveiling Ancient Astrology

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Egyptian Zodiac Signs: Unveiling Ancient Astrology

 

 You may already be familiar with your sun sign, your rising sign, your moon sign, and the placement of the planets in your houses. Modern astrology is fascinating - it helps deepen our understanding of ourselves and others, track our behaviors, consider our life paths, and even make compatible matches with zodiac signs that balance us out. But astrology has been around for a long time - from Vedic astrology to Chinese astrology and Egyptian astrology, many branches grow from the same root of the cosmos.

Egyptian astrology looks a little different from Western astrology, but it still uses the 12 zodiac signs even though they have different names. In ancient Egyptian astrology, it was believed that each sign was a deity manifested, which is why the zodiac signs are named after gods and goddesses. We look at the ancient Egyptian astrology order and explain exactly what each sign means.

The Egyptian Zodiac System

The Egyptian calendar is similar to the Gregorian calendar, which we use today; however, it consisted of 365 days and three seasons - each lasting 120 days (with a few days left over to form a shorter month). There were 12 months in the calendar, and each month was split into three ten-day decans. This means there were 36 decans in a year, and each decan was connected to a set of stars and its ruling deity. The decans played a major role in Egyptian astrology as the decan rising on the eastern horizon at the time of a person's birth gave weight and understanding to a person's character and destiny. 

Detailed Overview of Each Egyptian Zodiac Sign

The Nile (Satis)

Dates: January 1–7, June 19–28, September 1–7, November 18–26

Ruling planets: The moon and Uranus

The Nile is the first of the Egyptian signs and is named after the life-blood river that flows through the land. Those born under this sign are thought to be teachers of others. They are also creative, peaceful, and wise. 

Amun-Ra

Dates: January 8–21, February 1–11

Ruling Planets: the Sun, Saturn

Amun-Ra is considered one of the most powerful Egyptian astrology signs. Named for the King of Gods, those born under this sign are confident, efficient, and natural-born leaders.  They have many talents and want to have an impact on the world.  

Mut

Dates: January 22–31, September 8–22

Ruling Planet: the Sun

Mut is the mother goddess. This female deity is a strong protector and can nurture, teach, and guide. People born under this sign are rational thinkers. They also have a sensitive side and are generous, loving spirits who make great parental figures to young and old. 

Geb

Dates: February 12–29, August 20–31

Ruling Planet: Earth

One of the grounded astrological signs, Geb, is the god of the earth. Those born under this sign are open-hearted, unafraid to share feelings, a little sensitive, and faithful. Because of this, they attract many friends. They are also intelligent and reliable.

Osiris

Dates: March 1–10, November 27 – December 18

Ruling Planets: the Sun, Pluto

Osiris is the god of resurrection and the underground. Those born under the sign of Osiris are naturally strong, independent, and charismatic. They can also have quite a dualistic side, which means they can be impatient and vulnerable. 

Isis

Dates: March 11–31, October 18–29, December 19–31

Ruling Planets: the Moon, Earth, Uranus

Isis is the goddess of nature and the patron of the young and the poor. Those born under the sign of Isis tend to have a strong nurturing disposition and will also be honest and clear. They also have a strong sense of humor and a sweet, romantic side. 

Thoth

Dates: April 1–19, November 8–17

Ruling Planets: the Moon, Mercury

Thoth is the god of the moon, and those born under the moon signs are known for their wisdom, whereas those born under Mercury have excellent communication skills. Those born under the sign of Thoth are witty, energetic, and full of courage. They like to problem solve and do it well. 

Horus

Dates: April 20 – May 7, August 12–19

Ruling Planets: the Moon, the Sun

Horus is one of the most powerful gods of Egyptian Horoscope Signs. Those born under the sign of Horus will be full of courage and have big, ambitious energy. They are also practical, solid problem solvers, and have a strong sense of duty. Thanks to their charisma and charm, they make good politicians and leaders.

Anubis

Dates: May 8–27, June 29 – July 13

Ruling Planet: Mercury

The ninth sign of the zodiac is Anubis, the guardian of the underworld. Those born under this sign will have deep relationships with a select few people and can be more introverted, often shying away from being the center of attention. They are creative, curious, perceptive, and caring. 

Seth

Dates: May 28 – June 18, September 28 – October 2

Ruling Planet: Mars

The tenth sign of the zodiac, those born under the god of chaos love to be the center of attention. Those born under the sign of Seth may have perfectionist tendencies. They also tend to be adventure seekers and can be highly charismatic and sociable people.

Bastet

Dates: July 14–28, September 23–27, October 3–17

Ruling Planets: the Moon, the Sun

Bastet is the goddess of cats and pleasure. Her realm is associated with fertility, love, and the protection of women. Those born under the sign of Bastet are balanced, composed, and have a heightened sense of intuition. They are often surrounded by friends and devoted lovers. 

Sekhmet

Ruling Planet: the Sun

Sekhmet is the goddess of love and healing. Those born under the sign of Sekhmet tend to have a strong moral compass. They also have dualistic personalities -  sometimes being footloose and free and other times being strict and disciplined. However, they do keep optimistic and bright personalities. 

Understanding Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign

To find out your Egyptian zodiac sign, you need to know your birth date. Much like the Western zodiac system, your birthdate will determine which deity you are ruled by. Your Egyptian zodiac sign can often cross traits with some signs in Western astrology, although the dates don't always align between the Egyptian and the Western zodiac signs. 

Egyptian Zodiac Signs in Relationships

Just like Libra and Gemini make an amazing match, in the Egyptian zodiac, some signs are more compatible than others. Zodiac signs have an influence on romantic relationships and professional connections as some signs will complement and balance each other's traits, and others may rub up against each other. This can be because signs are too similar in their behaviors or too different.  There is no solid, hard, and fast rule as individuality comes into play, but you can use the zodiac as a guide to see why you may be clicking or clashing. 

For example, Nile signs are adaptable and mysterious, which means they can connect well with Amun-Ra signs as they also take a flexible approach to life. Isis signs are feminine and intuitive; therefore, they suit other signs that are in touch with their intuition. 

Conclusion

As one of the most ancient cultures, Egyptian astrology gives us a deeper glimpse into how we have historically used celestial bodies to make sense of our presence and power here on Earth. When building a big and beautiful picture of ourselves, it makes sense to collect all the amazing archetypes out there and to lean on all the astrological traditions and ancient star signs, so we learn to love all the angles of ourselves and others. Discover your Egyptian zodiac sign and use our gemstone bracelets, worry stones, spiritual necklaces, and birthstone necklaces to help balance you out on your journey. 

 

FAQs

How do I know my Egyptian zodiac sign

To find your Egyptian zodiac signs, you need to know your date of birth. The Egyptian zodiac works in a similar way to the Western zodiac, with each sign tied to a specific date.  

Did Egyptians use zodiac signs

Yes, ancient Egyptians used zodiac signs, although they didn't arrive in ancient Egyptian culture until the Ptolemaic period, which was considered to be quite late. 

What Egyptian god is Libra

Geb is the Egyptian god connected to the western signs of Libra. Geb is the god of the earth and is known for being intelligent, charming, sensitive, and open-hearted. Many of these traits are aligned with traditional Libra characteristics. 

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