Pharaoh's Signs of the Zodiac
by Egyptian Government
Edited by Jimmy Dunn
We are told that the signs of the Zodiac as perceived and recorded by the pharaohs have recently been discovered at the Louvre Museum in Paris (source: Egyptian Government). People were to read their luck not as shown in daily newspapers under signs such as: Capricorn, Taurus, Aries etc, but rather according to the somewhat different ancient Egyptians horoscope.
The signs of the zodiac, which allegedly reflect the effect of stars on the destinies of people born within specific date groups, were first devised by the ancient Greeks. However, hundreds of years before, the ancient Egyptians had charted a similar map of the stars.
Thoth (August 29 - September 27)
Thoth is the god of learning. Those born under this sign are typically accurate and capable problem-solvers and excellent organizers as well.
However, they would give up anything in return for a better offer.
Strengths: seasoned and original.
Weaknesses: rash, impatient and self-rigorous.
Jobs assumed: journalists, actors, lawyers and teachers.
Horus (September 28 - October 27)
Horus is the god of the shining sun. Those born under this sign would risk their lives to avenge father's death. They courageously face dangers and seldom forestall catastrophes.
Strengths: optimistic, brilliantly sociable and motivated to win the best in life.
Weaknesses: unrealistic, stubborn and reluctant to confront problems. Jobs assumed: politicians and media men.
Wadget (October 28 - November 26)
Wadget is the goddess of royal cobra; the symbol of knowledge. Those born under this sign are rational, cautious, conscientious, altruistic, ambitious and self-opinionated.
Strengths: Strongly loyal to family values.
Weaknesses: pessimistic, haughty and sometimes unsociable and miserly.
Jobs assumed: contractors, directors, architects, engineers and editors.
Sekhmet: (November 27 - December 26)
Sekhmet is the god of war and rivalry. Those born under this sign possess a brilliant mentality and sustained optimism and imagination.
They are eloquent and highly polemic in all fields.
Strengths: witty and highly adjustable in hard times.
Weaknesses: impatient, impetuous and quarrelsome.
Jobs assumed: teachers, lecturers, writers, announcers, investors.
Many of the world sports champions are born under this sign.
Sphinx: (December 27 - January 25)
Sphinx is the treasure guardian who could convert himself into the shape of any creature. Those born under this sign can change their attitudes to fit nearly all situations.
They are stern and shrewd and are characterized by an investigative faculty, self-discipline and high sensibility.
Strengths: While outwardly witty and humorous, in reality they are rather serious, discreet and discerning.
Weaknesses: They make misjudgments and are sometimes proud and haughty.
Job assumed: Self-employed.
Shu: (January 26 - February 24)
Shu is the god of sunlight and wind. Those born under Shu are incredibly creative. Whenever their talents are proved, their success becomes inevitable. Nevertheless, they are always apprehensive of possible failure.
Strengths: humorous, conscientious and principled.
Weaknesses: being hesitant, they often lose great opportunities.
Jobs assumed: social work, counseling, agriculture, care and prevention of cruelty to animals.
Isis: (February 25 - March 26)
Isis is the god of discipline. Those born under this sign are honorable, straightforward and idealistic. They use logic and intuition and view things from different perspectives. Their relationship with others are quite smooth.
Strengths: active and self-confident. Their thoughts and sense of humor render them quite popular.
Weaknesses: they get obsessed with ideas and retire when problems grow increasingly serious.
Jobs assumed: photography, commercial arts, and advertisements.
Osiris: (March 27 - April 25)
Osiris is the god of the nether world. Those born under this sign are emotionally perplexing and often misunderstood.
Strengths: dynamic, intelligent, always opportunity-taking and enterprising.
Weaknesses: avoid responsibility.
Jobs assumed: teaching and sales.
Amun : (April 26 - May 25)
According to ancient Egyptian beliefs, Amun was the god who constructed the world. Those born under this sign are strong, firm and always sought for guidance.
Strengths: strong will, outstanding courage and self-confidence. They are excellent leaders as long as they do not over task their followers.
Weaknesses: obstinate and intolerant.
Jobs assumed: financial work.
Hathur: (May 26 - June 24)
Hathor is the goddess of the Earth and the Sky. She is emotional, expressive and strongly linked with love. Those born under this sign enjoy life to the dregs. They are experts at winning the best in most situations.
Strengths: charming and romantic.
Weaknesses: Irascible and easily stirred up to strong love or bitter hatred, jealous and envious.
Jobs assumed: social work, show arts, painting and communication.
Phoenix: (June 25 - July 24)
Phoenix is the bird of life and resurrection. Those born under this sign can create possibilities from scratch.
Strengths: Optimistic, flexible and can promote optimism in others.
Weaknesses: solitary, stubborn, dreamy and unrealistic.
Jobs assumed : risky jobs, sometimes self-employed and are most probably great engineers.
Anubis (July 25 - August 28)
Anubis is the guardian of the nether world. It is the most determined of all signs. Those born under this sign are self-confident and their ability to keep things under control make them widely respectable
Strengths: sympathetic, generous, loving and perseverant in proving their view point.
Jobs assumed: advertisement and fashion.
A note from Tour Egypt: Occasionally we find interesting tidbits from the Egyptian government. This is certainly one of those, though the source and information is difficult to verify. Hence, we are running this story not so much as a serious research paper, but more for the fun of it. However, the Louvre Museum does provide a display of what it calls a Zodiac from the ceiling of a chapel of the great temple of Denderah (Dendera), though this Zodiac is dated to 50 BC (the Roman Period, after the Greek Period). For additional information (and a more serious discussion) on ancient Egyptian astrology, see the Tour Egypt section on this topic.