Everyone knows their Zodiac sign. It's not a very common knowledge though that the astrology we are used to is Western astrology. Besides it, there are other traditions of astrology that you might be interested in. For example, the astrology of one of the oldest civilisations - the Egyptian astrology. Like the Western astrology, the Egyptian astrology too has 12 signs. The difference is that these signs have different days of different months. With the exception of the Nile, other signs of the Egyptian zodiac system have an Egyptian God.
The Nile (January 1-7, June 19-28, September 1-7, November 18-26)
Born under the first sign of the zodiac, these people are the ones who are calm and quiet in nature. Like the River Nile, who is the source of life for the Egyptians, these people are very nurturing and giving. Filled with passion, they are always willing to begin something new. Peace-lovers by nature, they stay away from any form of dissension. Their calm nature makes them observant and they have the ability to communicate well.
Their emotional nature is a disadvantage and it gets them into trouble.
Compatibility: Amun-Ra and Set signs.
Amun-Ra (January 8-21, February 1-11)
Ruled by the Egyptian God of creation, Amun-Ra, the Amun-Ra is the 2nd of the Egyptian zodiac signs. People born under this sign are natural leaders and optimistic in nature. They are gifted with talents and luck. Always concerned with the problems of the world, they do their best to solve them. Good decision-making capacity and keen intuition boost their leadership skills and they carry an aura of royalty around them.
However, they try to refrain themselves from starting a family and even if they do so, they remain detached because of their commitments to the outer world. Some belonging to this sign may have the ego.
Compatibility: The Nile and Horus signs.
Mut (January 22-31, September 8-22)
The 3rd zodiac sign is ruled by Mut, the Divine Mother who is associated with water. Like Mut, people born under this sign are motherly and can be extremely good parents. They are nurturers and protective of the ones they love. Logical and practical, they make great role models for young minds.
However, they are very shy in opening their heart out to others.
Secretive by nature, people born under this sign tend to go through phases of depression. Because of their deep involvement in relationships, they tend to get hurt and when they do, it becomes difficult for them to come out of it. This makes them vulnerable and prone to emotional outbursts.
Compatibility: Amun-Ra and Thoth signs.
Geb (February 12-29, August 20-31)
This 4th zodiac sign is ruled by the Egyptian god of earth, Geb. They are sensitive, intuitive and emotional. They get emotionally affected by the energies of the universe, good or bad and their moods depend on these elements. They might be overjoyed or too depressed depending on these things. People born under this sign make trustworthy friends and partners. They are attracted towards the wellbeing of this earth and are often concerned of the environment.
However, their sensitiveness makes them very vulnerable and they have a problem in saying ‘No’ to others which often makes them invite problems in their lives. At times, they can be obsessive, anxious or even egoistic.
Compatibility: Horus and Set signs.
Osiris (March 1-10, November 27-December 18)
Osiris, the 5th zodiac sign is ruled by the Egyptian god, Osiris, the God of the underworld who is the symbol of rebirth. People born under this sign have dual personalities. They can be extremely strong and also emotionally vulnerable. They make great leaders because of their charisma. Outspoken by nature, they are passionate, optimistic and do not have any problem in starting something new. Full of energy, people belonging to this sign are always willing to help others.
However, they can be restless and impatient at times because of their temper. It is usually very hard for them to take criticisms of any kind. They tend to avoid responsibilities when they are emotionally disturbed.
Compatibility: Isis and Thoth signs.
Isis (March 11-31, October 18-29, December 19-31)
Sixth sign of the Egyptian astrology, Isis is ruled by the Egyptian mother goddess and goddess of nature, Isis who is also the protector during childbirth. People born under this sign are straightforward and often get misunderstood by others. They are logical, practical and ambitious in nature. Full of energy, these kinds of people have a very good sense of humor.
However, they might become too demanding at times, get restless and try to escape from their responsibilities which invite trouble for them.
Compatibility: Osiris and Thoth signs.
Thoth (April 1-19, November 8-17)
Ruled by Thoth, the Egyptian god of knowledge and wisdom, this is the seventh sign of the Egyptian astrology. People born under this sign are efficient in solving problems. They can communicate with others well and are creative in nature, often coming up with new ideas. Loyalty is one of the significant traits of this zodiac and they have very stable relationships.
However, they go into extreme depression when betrayed and can’t accept other’s point of view because of the strong opinions they have.
Compatibility: Bastet and Isis signs.
Horus (April 20-May 7, August 12-19)
8th sign of the Egyptian astrology, Horus is ruled by the Egyptian god, Horus who is the protector of the pharaoh and unified upper and lower Egypt. Courageous and charismatic, people born under this sign have strong willpower and are extremely dedicated to their community. Hardworking, they love peace and security.
However, they can be over-protective and jealous in relationships. They are extremely stubborn and can be very dominating at times, forcing people to work in their way.
Compatibility: Bastet and Geb signs.
Anubis (May 8-27, June 29-July 13)
Ruled by the Egyptian guardian of the underworld, Anubis, this is the 9th sign of the zodiac. People who are born under this sign love solitude. Introverts, they are creative in nature and remain honest to others. They are very affectionate when it comes to relationships and also carry a strong sense of confidence with them.
However, their trust in others makes them vulnerable. Since they speak their heart out, they often get into trouble. Their domineering nature also needs to be controlled if they don’t want to get into a mess.
Compatibility: Bastet and Isis signs.
Seth (May 28-June 18, September 28-October 2)
Seth, the Egyptian god of chaos rules the 10th sign of the Egyptian astrology. People born under this sign are gifted with charisma. They are active and always crave for perfection. Their never-ending quest for knowledge makes them strong enough to break away from anything that comes in their way.
However, their need for freedom can make them break a lot of rules. They become too dominant at times and their constant craving for change can invite negative elements in their lives.
Compatibility: The Nile and Geb signs.
Bastet (July 14-28, September 23-27, October 3-17)
This 11th sign is ruled by Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess of pleasure and fertility who protects women. People born under this sign are seekers of peace. They avoid conflicts at all costs. They love enjoying life and are always trying to help others. They are intuitive, psychic and mysterious as well.
However, they become over-possessive. They do not reveal much of themselves but when overpowered, they can get influenced by the stronger power. They need to learn to prioritize their own needs first in order to save themselves from getting hurt.
Compatibility: Horus and Sekhmet signs.
Sekhmet (July 29-August 11, October 30-November 7)
The last of the Egyptian zodiac sign is ruled by Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war who is also a judge. People born under this sign have dual personalities. They can be well-disciplined and strict on one side and extremely free-spirited on the other. Down to earth, they are good leaders, perfectionists, and professionals.
However, their egos can be self-destructive. Their over-protectiveness and love for luxury need to be controlled so that they can lead a balanced life.
Compatibility: Bastet and Geb signs.
Egyptian astrology can help you learn more about yourself and your loved ones. Use this information to take the most benefit out of your strength and pay attention to your weaknesses.