From the Native American zodiac to the Chinese zodiac, humans from various cultures have been looking to the stars for answers since ancient times. Ancient Egyptian zodiac signs are a particularly fascinating area to explore.
There are 12 signs in the Egyptian zodiac, and they encompass 36 groupings of stars known as decans. Every decan has its own ruling planet, covers 10 degrees of the overall zodiac, and lasts for 10 days (five extra days were added at the end of the year to reach 365 total days).
These decans are not consecutive. They fall at various times of the year as determined by the ancient Egyptians, who matched them up with the alignment of the planets.
The Greeks, however, used a different method of determining Egyptian zodiac dates. Their approach is structured more like the Babylonian horoscope, with each decan lasting approximately one month. It should be noted, however, the Greek method doesn't employ every single sign the ancient Egyptians did.
Amon-ra Denotes Smarts And Stubbornness
Anubis Symbolizes Tolerance
Those Born Under Bastet Are Sensual Pleasure-Seekers
Geb Birthdays Are Deeply Intuitive And Sensitive
Horus Represents Willfulness And Risk-Taking
Those Born Under Isis Aren't Afraid To Speak Their Minds