What Your Ancient Egyptian Zodiac Sign Says About Your Personality

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

    Amon-ra Denotes Smarts And Stubbornness
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    Dates

    Traditional: January 8 - 21 and February 1 - 11

    Greek: April 26 - May 25

    People born under Amon-ra are intelligent, natural leaders with an innate optimism. They can be rigid in their viewpoints, but they stick by their decisions and have no qualms about standing up for what they believe is right.

    Their stubbornness is tempered by a deep generosity. Paired with their penchant for leadership and hard work, this generosity often gives them an abundance of both personal and professional career opportunities.

  • Anubis Symbolizes Tolerance

    Anubis Symbolizes Tolerance
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    Dates

    Traditional: May 8 - 27 and June 29 - July 13

    Greek: July 25 - August 28

    Compassion is one of the chief hallmarks of the Anubis sign. With that said, those born under this sign don't wear rose-colored glasses; they see life for what it is - the good and the bad - and this informs their abiding tolerance and sense of mercy.

    On the other side of the coin, Anubis folks can be moody, and they have a tendency to vent their bad moods on those they care most about.

  • Those Born Under Bastet Are Sensual Pleasure-Seekers

    Those Born Under Bastet Are Sensual Pleasure-Seekers
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    Dates

    Traditional: July 14 - 28, September 23 - 27, and October 3 - 17

    Greek: Not Utilized

    Bastet folks are sensual and relish things that make them feel good, and they strive to lead lives of joy. Despite this affinity for pleasure, they make it a priority to stay balanced so things can move along as smoothly as possible. Loving and tender, they can be loyal and will go to great lengths to protect their loved ones - even though they might struggle from time to time to put others first.

  • Geb Birthdays Are Deeply Intuitive And Sensitive

    Geb Birthdays Are Deeply Intuitive And Sensitive
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    Dates

    Traditional: February 12 - 29 and August 20 - 31

    Greek: Not Utilized

    If you were born under the sign of Geb, you have a naturally sweet and sensitive nature. You measure your words and thoughts with great care and deliberation, and you are consistently aware of how others are feeling and what their perceptions might be.

    Since you are so in tune with both your own thoughts and other's, you are protective of those around you. But be careful: your sensitivity can be mistaken for weakness, and those with less-than-noble aims may attempt to take advantage of you.

  • Horus Represents Willfulness And Risk-Taking

    Horus Represents Willfulness And Risk-Taking
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    Dates

    Traditional: April 20 - May 7 and August 12 - 19

    Greek: September 28 - October 27

    People with birthdays in Horus are confident, self-assured, and willful. Others often see them as inflexible - as if Horus folks care. They are greatly motivated individuals and no strangers to hard work. They like taking risks and engaging in daredevil activities; it's all about the rush.

    Though some may find them stubborn, those that do get them will have a friend for life: Horus birthdays will put the needs of their loved ones before their own.

  • Those Born Under Isis Aren't Afraid To Speak Their Minds

    Those Born Under Isis Aren't Afraid To Speak Their Minds
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    Dates

    Traditional: March 11 - 31, October 18 - 29, and December 19 - 31

    Greek: February 25 - March 26

    Isis people have no hesitation about laying down the law. They speak bluntly and honestly, but their straightforwardness tends to be seen as confident and positive. They possess great energy and have high expectations for themselves and others. This can lead to disappointment when others can't keep up with them or are unable to meet their lofty expectations.