Ancient Egyptian Zodiac Signs
Before we get into the ancient Egyptian Zodiac signs, we have to quickly get a couple of things clear. First of all, there isn’t much research behind these theories. Secondly, much of the ancient Egyptian zodiac and astrology comes from the Dendera Temple which was constructed in the late Ptolemaic Period.
This means that: a) the information we have is not verified, and b) it is related to the Greeks who were ruling Egypt at the time more so than it did to the pharaohs.
Still, it’s a lot of fun to read about, plus it is connected with one of the most beautiful temples of antiquity – the Dendera temple, which we will cover in much more detail in another post.
So, now that’s clear, here are the two main interpretations for the Egyptian Zodiac signs, check them out! You will notice you will have two different ancient Egyptian Zodiac signs and they don’t necessarily match.
The Pharaoh’s Signs of the Zodiac
THOTH (August 29 – September 27)
Thoth is the god of Wisdom and learning. Those born under this sign have capable mental capacities for critical thinking and problem solving. They are however a bit impatient.
HORUS (September 28 – October 27)
Horus is the God of the Sky. Those born under this sign are courageous and risk-takers. They are go-getters and are self-motivated. They are however stubborn and sometimes impractical.
WADGET (October 28 – November 26)
Wadget is the goddess of the royal cobra. Those born under this sign are rational, cautious, conscientious, opinionated, and have a tendency towards pessimism and suspicion.
SEKHMET: (November 27 – December 26)
Sekhmet is the goddess of war. Those born under this sign are optimistic and imaginative. They have a wide range of interests and skill and are resilient. But they can have a hot temper.
SPHINX: (December 27 – January 25)
Sphinx is the guardian. Those born under this sign are sensible, adaptable and highly disciplined individuals. They are usually serious underneath a light-hearted exterior.
SHU: (January 26 – February 24)
Shu is the god of air. Those born under this sign are creative and conscientious. While they are usually successful, they are always afraid of failure which makes them hesitant.
ISIS: (February 25 – March 26)
Isis is the goddess of discipline. Those born under this sign are straightforward, confident and idealistic. They do however get lost in thought often.
OSIRIS: (March 27 – April 25)
Osiris is the god of the underworld. Those born under this sign are full of emotional paradox and are misunderstood by others because of it. They are enterprising but shy away from responsibility.
AMUN : (April 26 – May 25)
Amun is the god of creation. Those born under this sign are strong-willed, brave and wise. They make good leaders but can be quite intolerant.
HATHOR: (May 26 – June 24)
Hathor is the goddess of love. Those born under this sign are emotional, expressive and charming. They however are prone to extreme highs and lows of emotion.
PHOENIX: (June 25 – July 24)
Phoenix is the bird of life and resurrection. Those born under this sign represent possibility, they are optimistic and flexible. This can cause them to be dreamy and introverted.
ANUBIS (July 25 – August 28)
Anubis is the guardian of the underworld. Those born under this sign are self-confident and have a great ability for control and determination. They are very steady.
The Traditional Egyptian Zodiac Signs
THE NILE (Jan 1 – Jan 7, Jun 19 – Jun 28, Sep 1 – Sep 7, Nov 18 – Nov 26)
This is the only non-god sign of the traditional Egyptian Zodiac. The Nile is the beginning. People born under the sign are passionate and impulsive. Compatible with Amun-Ra and Seth.
AMUN (Jan 8 – Jan 21, Feb 1 – Feb 11)
Amun is the god of creation. People born under his sign are optimistic, they make talented leaders, they have good intuition. Compatible with the Nile and Horus.
MUT (Jan 22 – Jan 31, Sep 8 – Sep 22)
Consort of Amun. People born under this sign are practical and determined, dedicated to progress and technology. They are strict and unromantic. Compatible with Amon-Ra and Thoth.
GEB (Feb 12 – Feb 29, Aug 20 – Aug 31)
Geb is the god of earth. People born under this sign are diplomatic and tactful, and are sensitive to other people’s feelings and needs. Compatible with Seth and Horus.
OSIRIS (Mar 1 – Mar 10, Nov 27 – Dec 18)
Osiris is the God of the Underworld. He is a symbol of new beginnings. People born under his sign are good with new beginnings and have great intuition. They are prone to bouts of deep melancholy. Compatible with Isis and Thoth.
ISIS (Mar 11 – Mar 31, Oct 18 – Oct 29, Dec 19 – Dec 31)
Wife of Osiris and symbol of motherly love. People born under this sign are ruled by love. They are lucky, ambitious and energetic. They are prone to restlessness and look for change. Compatible with Osiris and Thoth.
THOTH (Apr 1 – Apr 19, Nov 8 – Nov 17)
Thoth is the God of knowledge and learning. People born under this sign are life-time students searching for knowledge. They are patient. Compatible with Bastet and Isis
HORUS (Apr 20 – May 7, Aug 12 – Aug 19)
Horus is god of the sky and stars. People born under this sign are imaginative close to the nature. They are hard working and responsible. Compatible with Bastet and Geb.
ANUBIS (May 8 – May 27, Jun 29 – Jul 13)
Anubis is guardian the underworld and the dead. People born under this sign are introverted and solitary. They are very emotional and sensitive. Compatible with Bastet and Isis
SETH (May 28 – Jun 18, Sep 28 – Oct 2)
Seth is the god of chaos. People born under this sign are very ambitious and hot-tempered, and don’t do well with restrictions. They have a rebellious spirit. Compatible with Geb and the Nile.
BASTET (Jul 14 – Jul 28, Sep 23 – Sep 27, Oct 3 – Oct 17)
Bastet is the cat goddess of pleasure. People born under this sign are charming and charismatic, and are successful because of it. Compatible with Sekhmet and Horus.
SEKHMET (July 29 – Aug 11, Oct 30 – Nov 7)
Lioness goddess of war. People born under this sign have high expectations of themselves and others. They are proud and stoical. Compatible with Bastet and Geb.
So according to these ancient Egyptian zodiac signs, I would be either a Sekhmet or an Osiris. How about you?
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