Ancient Chart Lore From The Egyptian Culture
There are many different types of astrology out there, but one thing remains common, namely the need to read the stars, to seek meaning from the heavens, and to tie it into a culture of wisdom and understanding. Egyptian astrology has gained a resurgence in fascination in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why! Egypt has long been held up as an ancient culture so far ahead of its time, and holding special knowledge that unfortunately, with the sacking of the Great Library of Alexandria, has been lost even to this day.
Egyptian astrology is fascinating, and from the different signs to the calendar and birth chart, many have found it to be the form of astrology that has been most accurate for them. This is a fascinating topic and one we’re going to dive into more deeply, rest assured!
Understanding The Astrology Calendar Of Egypt
People used to the Western astrology calendar might be a little bit confused by how the Egyptian Calendar works, but the truth is that there are more similarities than differences. That being said, a little bit of understanding goes a long way in understanding how the differences work.
One similarity between both forms is they both have 12 signs. The number of signs are the same, but where the Egyptian Calendar differs is that each sign has three decans, covering thirty days. The difference is that all the days aren’t necessarily together at the same time. Most signs are split into two sections of time in the year, but some are split to cover three or even four different sections of dates.
This means that each specific sign will need to come with multiple dates. Under Egyptian astrology this means that it is absolutely possible for friends born in July and October to have the same sign, depending on the date of each person’s birth.
Understanding this makes it easier to look at Egyptian astrology and see how it works without getting confused.
The Egyptian Zodiac Signs
Interested in sign Compatibility? Of course you are – without any further ado, let’s get to the signs!
Dates: (4) January 1-7, June 19-28, September 1-7, & November 18-26
No one is surprised that this mighty and crucial river that was crucial to the birth of civilization is also the first sign of the Egyptian Zodiac. A symbol of birth and new beginnings, perhaps it is appropriate that this sign shows up four times throughout the year like the four seasons.
Generally, people with The Nile as their sign have a reputation for being passionate about life and hating conflict, avoiding it whenever possible. To a Nile, life is all about the possibilities and they can definitely be daydreamers.
As far as romance, the Nile will generally be most compatible with men and women born under the signs of Set or Amon-Ra.
Dates: (2) January 8-21 & February 1-11
Named after one of the most important gods of the ancient Egyptian pantheon, Amon-Ra is the second symbol and is known by some as “the leadership sign.” People born under the sign of Amon-Ra often make very good leaders since they know how to be in control in stressful situations and confident enough that others feel comfortable following them. These people are often also walking examples of motivational encouragement to friends and acquaintances alike.
When it comes to the romantic side of things, those under Amon-Ra tend to do very well with those of the sign of The Nile and/or Horus.
Dates: (2) January 22-31 & September 8-22
The Egyptian symbol for mother, being a Mut is a much better thing under Egypt’s Zodiac than being a mixed dog breed. True to the sign of the mother, Muts are known for being very good parents who know how to naturally take a role as a caretaker. They are logical and practical, making them a great balance for more out there signs.
When it comes to romance, they match very well with the signs of Thoth and Amon-Ra.
Dates: (2) February 12-29, August 20-31
Sensitive, kind, and empathetic by nature, Gebs make for extremely good friends who are there in your time of need. They are intuition-based and have a strong emotional intelligence. They tend to be aware of their surrounding environment and can be very deeply affected by what’s happening both in the world around them and in the greater world in general.
Gebs tend to partner very well romantically with Set and Horus.
Dates: (2) March 1-10, November 27-December 18
You never know quite what you’re going to get with an Osiris. People born under these signs tend to have two sides to their personality: one that is bold and strong, but also the other side where they are vulnerable – a side they might not show all that often. These signs tend to be independent and can be very goal oriented but if you earn their trust you will also see a more vulnerable side of them once the energy and bluster is gone.
Individuals of the sign of Osiris tend to be good romantic matches for those born under the signs of Isis and Thoth.
Dates: (3) March 11-31, October 18-29, & December 19-31
People born under this sign tend to be very direct, sometimes to the point of being a little brusque. They like being direct, no misunderstandings, and while some people are off-put by this at first, people under this sign are also protective of those they care about and have a surprising energy and personality when it’s time to relax and have fun.
They also tend to find great success with those born under the signs of both Thoth and Osiris.
Dates: (2) April 1-19, November 8-17
Born under the sign of the god of wisdom, it should come as no surprise that Thoths are good problem solvers who are often very intelligent with good memories. They are impressed by good deeds and have long memories when they see good works. In addition to this at heart, a Thoth is a romantic and they appreciate a stable and loving relationship.
Thoths match up romantically with many signs but are especially compatible with people born under the Isis and Bastet signs.
Dates: (2) April 20-May 7, August 12-19
If you’re looking for courage then you should look for a Horus! People born under Horus tend to be very brave and have no problem with taking major risks in order to achieve all of their goals. They love being in charge, they crave security, and they are optimistic individuals who want the best in life and are willing to take a chance for it.
When it comes to relationships, they’re very compatible with Bastet and Geb signs.
Dates: (2) May 8-27, June 29-July 13
Individuals of the sign of Anubis, the god of death, are individuals who love their solitude. They are strongly passionate yet need their time to be introverts. They tend to have a calm outer surface, but there can be storms going on under the surface as they feel very strongly but have the emotional strength to keep it behind the mask.
These confident individuals match very well with people from the signs Bastet and Isis.
Seth (Pronounced ‘Set’)
Dates: (2) May 28-June 18, September 28-October 2
If you’re dealing with a Seth then you could very well be dealing with a perfectionist. Add in the Seth persons tendency to seek change and this can be a touch frustrating for true free spirits. Seths have a very hard time staying in one place – they are wind and waves, not mountains and earth. Out-going and good communicators, they have no problem being the centre of attention in any social situation.
Seths don’t mind a good challenge, and when it comes to romantic matches they tend to be very well matched with people under The Nile or Geb.
Dates: (3) July 14-28, September 23-27, October 3-17
Covering three dates, people who are born as a Bastet are often known for their committed state while searching for balance in their life as well as inner and outer peace. Their intuition tends to be strong and they can see through words to the true motives of most individuals. The search for balance and truth means this sign can be susceptible to becoming obsessed with faith, occult, or metaphysics.
Bastets looking for a solid romantic connection would to well to look to Horus and Sekhmet signs to find that compatible match.
Dates: (2) July 29-August 11, October 30-November 7
Finally, there are those born under the sign of Sekhmet. These people tend to be smart and good leaders who do well in positions of authority, yet they are very practical and down to earth, making them easy to relate to. While sometimes dinged as perfectionists, they have a strong sense of justice, fairness, and their ability to empathize means they do very well in a variety of tough jobs.
Romantically, those under this sign fit very well with Bastet and Geb signs.
So there you have it, an introduction to the ancient practice of zodiac interpretation as practised in Egypt millennia ago. This little bit of knowledge should clearly show you why you will want to get an Egyptian horoscope as part of your reading. Check back soon to discover more about this form of astrology analysis.