The Egyptians used to look at the night sky when they needed advice. They believed that the stars we were born under affected our personalities, lives and played a role in our destinies. Egyptian astrology has had a major impact on modern astrology and there are some clear similarities between the two. Read about your Egyptian astrological sign and delve a little deeper into your personality, life and destiny.
Egyptian astrology is a relatively vague subject, but what we do know is that it is each sign is based on a God or Goddess, just a Western astrology is based on the signs Aries, Taurus, etc. The God or Goddess which represents your sign holds vital secrets regarding your character, your skills, your strengths as well as your weaknesses.
The Egyptian Astrological Signs
mun-Ra (8th – 21st January and 1st – 11th February)
Amun-Ra is the creator of the universe and of mankind and is considered the king of the Gods. People born under this sign are strong, tough and hardworking, they also make great leaders because they are good listeners and are generally popular amongst their peers. Although, they tend to lose their tempers quickly when faced with frustrating situations.
Qualities: Successful, helpful and powerful. Negative traits: Private and secretive. Ideal job: Financial based roles. Planets: Saturn and the Sun.
Anubis (9th – 27th May and 29th June – 13th July)
Anubis is known as the guardian of the underworld, the God of death and the afterlife. Anubis’ role consists of finding lost souls and examining their hearts, if the heart is pure, the soul is allowed to pass through. Anubis people are very passionate and creative, yet they work best when they are alone. Their personalities are introverted, but nevertheless authoritative, they are no pushovers and take everything in their stride; nothing is too complicated for them.
Qualities: Truthful and sympathetic. Negative traits: Controlling, aggressive and overly competitive.
Ideal job: Counselor.
Bastet (14th- 28th July, 23rd – 27th September and 3rd – 17th October)
Bastet is the Goddess of womankind and home life, she is also known as the cat goddess. Bastet stands out because she is pictured with a cat or lioness’ head with a human body. Bastet is also responsible for protecting women and ensuring their fertility. Bastet people are peaceful and crave balance in their lives, they are naturally shy and prefer quieter environments, to the point where they may even isolate themselves.
Qualities: Charming, zest for life and thoughtful.
Negative traits: Possessive and clingy.
Ideal job: Writer.
Planets: Sun and Moon.
Geb (12th – 29th February and 20th – 31st August)
Geb is the God of the Earth and played a hand in the examining of hearts of the deceased, in order to determine the kind of afterlife they would have. As tradition goes, Geb’s laughter would cause earthquakes. Geb people are reliable, honest and caring souls, especially towards their family and friends, yet they can also be sensitive and shy around people they don’t know very well.
Qualities: Modest, affectionate and fair.
Negative traits: Vain and anxious.
Ideal jobs: Lawyer or judge.
Horus (20th April – 8th May and 12th – 19th August)
Horus is the God of the Sky and represents order and harmony, he was born after his father’s death and is the protector of the pharaoh. People born under the Horus sign are brave, daring and optimistic, they are very family orientated and are real rays of sunshine for their loved ones. Horus people are very focused, and will do their upmost to achieve their goals. However, at times they can be stubborn and unrealistic.
Qualities: Determination, strong-willed and charming.
Negative traits: Stubbornness and inflexibility.
Ideal jobs: Politically based roles or PR.
Planets:The Moon and Sun.
Isis (11th – 31st March, 18th – 29th October and 19th – 31st December)
Isis is the Goddess of Pharaohs and of motherhood, she is the guardian of children, the poor and the deceased. Isis looks out for and protects women at the moment of giving birth. Isis people are straightforward and like to get directly to the point, they are very energetic and playful characters with great sense of humors.
Qualities: Generous, ambitious and passionate.
Negative traits: Demanding and hyperactive.
Ideal jobs: Fashion or art based jobs.
Planets: Moon, Earth and Uranus.
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Hapi (1st – 7th January, 19th – 28th June, 1st – 7th September and 18th – 26th November)
Hapi is the ancient God of the Nile and is responsible for fertilizing the land. The title Hapi comes from the former name for the Nile River. Hapi features in the form of a man, however, he is characterized by women’s breasts and a large, well fed stomach; characteristics which represent fertility. Hapi people are generally gentle and caring characters.
Qualities: Insightful and wise.
Negative traits: Impulsive and domineering.
Mut (22nd – 31st January and 8th – 22nd September)
The word Mut means mother of the world, which is perfectly suitable given that Mut is the Goddess responsible for protecting mankind, if Mut is your Egyptian star sign, you’ll likely be a very focused and goal orientated person, you know what you want and how you plan on getting it. Mut people are often sensitive and reserved, but they become more self-confident with time, they are also very generous, patient and charming.
Qualities: Determined, attentive and hardworking.
Negative traits: Low moods and distant.
Ideal job: Accountant.
Planet: The Sun.
Osiris (1st – 10th March and 27th November – 18th December)
Osiris is the God of death and eternal life, he symbolizes rebirth after death and resurrection. Those born with the Osiris sign often stand out for their intelligence and enterprising nature. Osiris people are natural born leaders and love taking on responsibilities in the work environment.
Qualities: Enthusiastic, dynamic and daring.
Negative traits: Bossy and overbearing.
Ideal job: Teacher.
Planet: Pluto and the Sun.
Sekhmet (29th July – 11th August and 30th October – 7th November)
Sekhmet is known as the Goddess of war, she is also known for ensuring that justice is served and decides whether or not people are guilty. Sekhmet has a woman’s body, but the head of a lion, like Bastet. Those born under the Sekhmet sign are typically jovial and talkative people, they are also honest and sensitive characters.
Qualities: Optimistic, welcoming and cheerful.
Negative traits: Impatient and easily offended.
Ideal job: Entertainer.
Planet: The Sun.
Seth (28th May – 18th June and 28th September – 2nd October)
According to Egyptian legend, Seth is the God of chaos and notably has an influence on the weather. He is known for killing his brother and chopping him up into pieces and leaving his body parts all over Egypt. If you were born under this sign, you are undoubtedly a free spirit, who craves new adventures and challenges, you’re likely to be a good communicator and love socializing.
Qualities: Perfectionist, persistent and determined.
Negative traits: Explosive tempers and dominant personalities.
Ideal job: Recruitment or Teacher.
Thoth (1st – 19th April and 8th – 17th November)
Thoth is the God of the afterlife, wisdom and knowledge. Typically, those with this particular sign are great at solving problems, organizing things and often have a real knack for writing, because Thoth invented writing and scribe. Thoth people like to take control and lead groups of people, they are generally loveable and respectful characters. On the other hand, Thoth people can at times be impatient to finish tasks.
Qualities: Creativity, listening and leadership skills.
Negative traits: Naïve and difficult to work with.
Ideal jobs: Teacher or Lawyer.
Planets:The Moon and Mercury.