Though the ancient Egyptians had a tremendous knowledge of the twelve zodiac signs, they did not actually invent them; it is a popular belief that the zodiac signs go to the credit of ancient Babylonians, while Egyptians learned the signs from the Greeks during the famed Ptolemaic period.

Egyptians differentiated their zodiacal system, by assigning them different shapes than the ones commonly used today.

Ancient Egyptian Astrology

In a classical Egyptian calendar, the months are segregated into three subsections called “decades”, each with ten different days. Ancient Egyptians created a system of decans, which are actually the famed stars like Sirius and Orion; the helical rising of these stars match the first day of the 36 successive decades. In any one single night, the sequence of twelve decans rise, and such a sequence can help in counting the hours.


Pharaoh’s Egyptian Zodiac Signs

God Thoth


August 29 to September 27

God Horus


September 29 to October 27

Wadjet Goddess


October 28 to November 26

Sekhmet Goddess


November 27 to December 26



December 27 to January 25



January 26 to February 24



February 25 to March 26



March 27 to April 25



April 26 to May 25

Goddess Hathor


May 26 to June 24



June 25 to July 24



July 25 to August 28

Traditional Egyptian Zodiac Signs

The Nile

The Nile

Jan 1-7, Jun 19-28, Sep 1-7, Nov 18-26



Jan 8-21, Feb 1-11



Jan 22-31, Sep 8-22


Feb 12-29, Aug 20-31



Mar 1-10, Nov 27-Dec 18



Mar 11-31, Oct 18-29, Dec 19-31

God Thoth


Apr 1-19, Nov 8-17

God Horus


Apr 20-May 7, Aug 12-19



May 8-27, Jun 29-Jul 13



May 28-Jun 18, Sep 28-Oct 2



Jul 14-28, Sep 23-27, Oct 3-17

Sekhmet Goddess


Jul 29-Aug 11, Oct 30-Nov 7


Early Egyptians halved the day into temporal hours, whose total length relied upon the exact time of the year. A typical summer hour, along with a more extended period of daylight, should be longer than that of a typical winter day. Surprisingly, Egyptians were the first people, who divided the standard day into 24 temporal hours. After this invention, Egyptians used the hours of the day, to create astronomical charts and drawings.

The ancient Egyptians calculated the time, by using a number of tools and instruments, especially the shadow clock (these became the subsequent sundials of Romans and Greeks). Early shadow cocks of Egypt based its measurement of time on checking the shadow from a bar crossing four distinctive marks that represented the hourly gap initiated from two hours into the day. However, it was quite difficult to observe the movement of the sun and stars with this tool. Hence, Egyptians invented another ingenious tool called the water clock or clepsydra to measure time. Egypt provides some of the best-kept water clocks in the Temple of Karnak, dating back to the 15th century BC.

However, temporal hours of the day were of little use to astronomers of the day. Around 127 BC, Hipparchus of Niceae proposed segregating the day into 24 equinoctial hours. In the succeeding days, the method of dividing the day became finer and accurate, when another Alexandrian based philosopher, Claudius Ptolemaeus, divided the equinoctial hour into 60 minutes. Egyptian astronomical influence stretched across to Greek and Roman empires when Claudius Ptolemaeus compiled a comprehensive catalog of over two thousand stars and forty-eight constellations.

Egyptians also have a very accomplished zodiacal system that provides excellent forecast and personal destinies:

The Egyptian Zodiac Signs

God ThothThoth

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Thoth

  • The Month of Thoth (used after the Greek influence): August 29 to September 27
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): April 1-19 and November 8-17
  • Also known as: Tehuti, Djehuti

Thoth is the God of Wisdom and Learning, The God of Divine Words, and the Lord of Books. People born under this deity are excellent in solving their problems and skilled at organizing things and events. Nevertheless, they can forego anything in exchange for a better offer. Thoth people are seasoned, original, and authentic. At times they are very rash, impatient, and hasty.

  • Qualities: Resourceful, creative, balanced, honest, enterprising, helpful, wise, enthusiastic, modest, clear-sighted.
  • Profession: Teachers, actors, and lawyers
  • Colors: Sky Blue, White
  • Planets: Moon, Mercury
  • Spirit Allies: Hathor, Ma’at, Isis, Seshet
  • Compatible Signs: Bastet, Isis
  • More about God Thoth


God HorusHorus

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Horus

  • The Month of Horus (used after the Greek influence): September 29 to October 27
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): Apr 20-May 7, Aug 12-19
  • Also known as: Haroeris, Haru-Er

Horus is the God of the Sky and the Shining Sun. The people who are born under this sign are courageous, daring, and aggressive. Horus people are optimistic, social, and extremely motivated to achieve their goals. They want to achieve the best of life. However, they could be unrealistic, stubborn, and extremely reluctant to face others.  Family is very important to people born under the Horus Zodiac sign, and they tend to place the needs of their loved ones before their own.

  • Qualities: Charismatic, intense, intelligent, courageous, impatient, strong-willed, understanding, vengeful, stubborn, strong,  influential.
  • Profession: Politics and Press
  • Color: Red
  • Planets: Moon, Sun
  • Compatible Signs: Bastet, Geb
  • More about God Horus


Wadjet GoddessWadjet

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Wadjet

  • The Month of Wadjet (used after the Greek influence): October 28 to November 26
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): none
  • Also known as: Wadget, Uto, Buto, Edjo, Uachet

Wadjet is the Goddess of the Royal Cobra and is the symbol of wisdom and knowledge. She is also known as the Serpent Goddess of Justice, Time, Heaven, and Hell. Those born under this sign are very rational, cautious, careful, helping, ambitious, and self-reliant. Wadjet people are very strong and loyal to family members and family values. Their weaknesses are pessimism, unsociable, miserly, and extremely haughty. People born under the Egyptian zodiac sign of Wadjet are very loyal to their beliefs and very giving to those around them.

  • Qualities: Loyal to family values, pessimistic, cautious, ambitious, careful, helping.
  • Professions: Engineers, contractors, architects, editors, and those who work in the field as supervisors.
  • Color: Gold
  • Plant: Papyrus (diet plant)
  • Spirit Allies: Nekhebet, Isis, Horus, Anubis, Ra.


Goddess SekhmetSekhmet

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Sekhmet

  • The Month of Sekhmet (used after the Greek influence): November 27 to December 26
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): Jul 29-Aug 11, Oct 30-Nov 7
  • Also known as: Sachmis, Sachmet, Sakhet, Sekmet, Sakhmet, Sekhet
  • More about Goddess Sekhmet

Sekhmet is the Goddess of War and Vengeance. Those who are born under this Egyptian zodiac sign are mentally brilliant, imaginative, and optimistic. They are extremely jovial and talkative with people. They are witty and accommodating, and their strengths lie in their hospitable character. Sekhmet people are honest, sensitive, and good in business. Their weaknesses are anger, impatience, argumentative, and are characterized by their lack of indulgence, their uncompromising side, and their sense of values.

  • Qualities:  Optimistic, strong moral compass, cheerful, principled, protective, destructive, honest, sensitive, imaginative, angry, impatient, vengeful.
  • Color: Red
  • Planet: Sun
  • Spirit Allies: Ptah
  • Compatible Signs: Bastet, Geb



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Sphinx

  • The Month of Sphinx (used after the Greek influence): December 27 to January 25
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): none
  • Also known as: Isphinx, Phix

Sphinx is the guardian of treasure, and he can change his shape as when the situation demands. They are chameleon-like and can adjust to any difficult situations. Their strengths are sternness and shrewdness, accompanied by a trait of self-discipline and sensibility. They are also serious and discreet at times. They could be overtly proud, haughty, and impatient in making decisions.

  • Qualities:  Sensible, highly disciplined, adaptable, discreet, discerning, witty, humorous, proud, haughty.
  • Profession: They can fit any occupation that is in the self-employment category.
  • Color: Red, White, Pink

God ShuShu

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Shu

  • The Month of Shu (used after the Greek influence): January 26 to February 24
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): none
  • Also known as: Su
  • Patron of: Wind and Air

Shu is the god of Wind and Air. Those who belong to this sign are highly creative and ingenious. They are also extremely successful in their profession. Their strengths lie in the fact that they are humorous, principled, and straightforwardness. Their weaknesses are hesitancy and procrastinating.

  • Qualities: Creative, talented, successful, afraid, conscientious, hesitant, humorous, warm-hearted, principled.
  • Profession: social work, charity, agriculture, care and hospitality sectors, and counseling
  • Colors: Violet, Purple
  • More about God Shu



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Isis

  • The Month of Isis (used after the Greek influence): February 25 to March 26
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): Mar 11-31, Oct 18-29, Dec 19-31
  • Also known as: Aset, Ast, Au Set
  • Patron of: Motherhood, Love, Magic, Medicine, Disipline

The goddess Isis is the deity of discipline. People born under this sign are honorable, proud, and idealistic. They are also very logical and intuitive. People under the influence of Isis are mostly calm, generous, and optimistic. Their strength lies in being active and self-reliant. Isis people are also quite popular among their friends and are very good communicators. Their weaknesses are extreme obsession and withdrawing when the chips are down.

  • Qualities:  Ambitious, dedicated, passionate, active, respectable, honorable, confident, outspoken, idealistic, intuitive, logical, generous.
  • Profession: Photography, arts, and advertisement
  • Colors: Red, Orange, Gold, Black, Blue
  • Planets: Moon, Earth, Uranus
  • Compatible Signs: ThothOsiris
  • More about Goddess Isis



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Osiris

  • The Month of Osiris (used after the Greek influence): March 27 to April 25
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): Mar 1-10, Nov 27-Dec 18
  • Also known as: Usiris, Ausar, Auser

Osiris is the god of the underworld. Those who take their birth under this sign are extremely perplexing and misunderstood. Their strengths are dynamism, intelligence, smartness, and enterprising. Their only weakness is that they try to avoid responsibility. These people are good at teaching and selling. Osiris people are optimistic, positive, and passionate about their future and, therefore, excellent with starting new endeavors.  They are independent and natural-born leaders.

  • Qualities: Direct, enthusiastic, helpful, adventurous, confident
  • Profession: Business Owner
  • Colors: Green, Black, Yellow
  • Planets: Pluto, Sun
  • Animal: Bull
  • Compatible Signs: Isis, Thoth
  • More about God Osiris



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Amun-Ra

  • The Month of Amun-Ra (used after the Greek influence): April 26 to May 25
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): Jan 8-21, Feb 1-11
  • Also known as: Amon, Ra, Amun, Amun Ra, Ammon
  • Patron of: Gods, Wind

Amun is the god of construction. Those who belong to this sign are strong, firm, athletic, and hard-working. Their strengths are strong will power, courage, and self-confidence. They are also excellent leaders and organizers. Their known weaknesses are intolerance and anger. They can excel in financial related professions.

  • Qualities: Helpful, generous, successful, loving, powerful, warm
  • Colors: Yellow, Orange
  • Planets: Saturn, Sun
  • Animal: Ram, Goose, Bull, Snake
  • Compatible Signs: The Nile, Horus
  • More about God Amun Ra


Goddess HathorHathor

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Hathor

  • The Month of Hathor (used after the Greek influence): May 26 to June 24
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): none
  • Patron of: Love, Sky, Sun, Mirth

Hathor is the goddess of both sky and the earth. Those people who are born under this sign are expressive, loving, and caring. Their main strengths are romanticism and charm. They could be envious, jealous, and hateful at times. They will excel in professions like social work, show arts, painting, and communication.

  • Qualities: Charming, healing, sensual, romantic, protective, cunning, beautiful
  • Color: Red
  • Planets: Pluto, Sun
  • Animal: Cattle, Vulture, Snake, Goose
  • More about Goddess Hathor



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Phoenix

  • The Month of Phoenix (used after the Greek influence): June 25 to July 24
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): none

It is the bird of life, energy, and resurrection. These people use any opportunities to emerge successful in their life. Their strengths are optimism, flexibility, and caring for others. Their weaknesses include isolation, sedentary, stubborn, and unrealistic. They can excel in professions like self-employment and other similar challenging jobs.

  • Qualities: Optimism, determined, flexible, caring, adventurous, strong, stubbornness.
  • Animal: Lyrebird



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Anubis

  • The Month of Anubis (used after the Greek influence): July 25 to August 28
  • Traditional Dates (based on the Decans): May 8-27, Jun 29-Jul 13
  • Also known as: Inpu, Anpu Ienpw, Imeut
  • Patron of: the Dead, Death, Funerals

Anubis is the deity of the underworld. It is probably the most determined and tolerant of all signs. People who are born under this sign are self-reliant, self-confident, and able to carry out any tasks. They are extremely sympathetic, generous, loving, affectionate, and caring. Their weakness could be that people may take them for a ride at times. Anubis people are very generous, creative, and generous. Their emotions are sometimes intense, authoritative, and unpredictable.

  • Qualities:  Protective, truthful, honest, intelligent, cunning, sympathetic
  • Profession: Advertising, Fashion
  • Colors: Crimson, Sienna
  • Planets: Mercury
  • Animals: Antelope, Dog, Jackal
  • Compatible Signs: Bastet, Isis


The NileThe Nile

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of The Nile

  • Traditional Dates: Jan 1-7, Jun 19-28, Sep 1-7, Nov 18-26
  • Also known as: Goddess who saved the Nile
  • Patron of: The Nile

Description: Nile people are very determined, passionate, and peaceful people. They are led by their dreams and passions and bring harmony where ever they go. They are very analytical and are great with details. Their open-mindedness makes them well-liked, they treat all walks of life equal and help anyone in need of a helping hand.

  • Qualities: Nurturing, Protective, Cautious, Peaceful, Logical, Practical
  • Colors: Red, Blue
  • Compatible Signs: Amun Ra, Seth


Goddess MutMut

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Mut

  • Traditional Dates: Jan 22-31, Sep 8-22
  • Also known as: Maut, Mout
  • Patron of: Sky, Creation

Description: If your Egyptian astrological sign is Mut, you have a great vision and how you want to live your life. You are determined and focused on making your dreams come true. Mut people are often sensitive and shy and keep their true feelings hidden from those around them. Only when they get to know someone really well, they will open up and show who they really are. Mut people are generous, logical, charming, patient, and practical.

God GebGeb

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Geb

  • Traditional Dates: Feb 12-29, Aug 20-31
  • Also known as: Qeb, Keb, Seb, Kenken-wer
  • Patron of: Earth

Description: People born under Geb are reliable, honest, and caring with their families and friends. Their personality is friendly, endearing, and authentic, which makes them well-liked. Geb People trust their intuition and feelings and have a strong sense of things. They can be shy, sensitive, and introverted; negative things can get to them easily.

  • Qualities: Fertility, Justice, Beginnings, Sensitive, Proud, Grounding, Danger, Modest
  • Profession: Judge, Legal, Law Enforcement
  • Colors: Violet, Rose
  • Planets: Earth
  • Animal: Goose, Crocodile
  • Compatible Signs: Horus and Seth


God SethSeth

The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Seth

  • Traditional Dates: May 28-Jun 18, Sep 28-Oct 2
  • Also known as: Set, Sutekh, Setesh
  • Patron of: Desert, Chaos, and Disorder

Description: Sometimes portrayed as a hero, but most often portrayed as the villain in Egyptian Mythology. Seth is responsible for killing his brother Osiris. Not once, but twice.

If you are born under this sign, you are a free spirit, that does not like to be held back. You are seeking change and new adventures that offer you new challenges in life. You dislike any kind of routine and like to try new things and go to new places.

Seth people are natural leaders and strive to exceed in everything they do. No challenge is too big for a Seth. You are very determined and persistent in pursuing your goals and dreams and will not give up until they are accomplished.

  • Qualities: Perfection, impulsive, challenges, darkness, weather, deceit, envy.
  • Colors: Turquoise-blue, Red
  • Planets: Mars
  • Animal: Scorpion
  • Compatible Signs: Geb and The Nile
  • More about God Seth



The Egyptian Zodiac Sign of Bastet

  • Traditional Dates: Jul 14-28, Sep 23-27, Oct 3-17
  • Also known as: Baast, Ubaste, Baset
  • Patron of: Cats, Joy, Magic, Protection, Dance, Music and Love

Description: Bastet is known to offer protection to children, mothers, and women in general. She also serves as a matron of healers, sorcerers, and magicians.

You are searching for harmony, peace, and balance in your life and dislike any kind of confrontations, chaos, and stressful situations.

As a Bastet, it is easy for you to put others’ needs above your own and lend a helping hand whenever you see the need. You are not only loyal in romantic relationships but also with family and friends. You can be truly counted on. Bastets can be sensitive, vulnerable, and emotional, but at the same time very protective over those they love.

  • Qualities: Clairvoyance, intuition, kindness, anxiety, protection, security, truth, fertility, generosity, animals, comfort, equilibrium.
  • Profession: Occult or metaphysics
  • Colors: Yellow, grey, green
  • Planets: Sun and Moon
  • Animal: Domestic cats
  • Compatible Signs: Sekhmet, Horus

Note: The Louvre Museum has a zodiacal arrangement procured from the ceiling of a chapel of the great temple of Denderah and dated to the year 50BC of the Egyptian Roman period.


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