Egyptian Astrology

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Egyptian Astrology System

To mark the start of their weeks, the Egyptians used 36 bright stars that rose in the east just before sunrise to mark the start of their weeks.  A new star rose about every ten days.  In Egyptian Astrology, birth signs were determined by the Egyptian months of the year.  This was unlike the Greeks, who used their constellations for natal astrology.  At the time of the old Egyptian kingdom, the new year began on the Spring Equinox, March 21st.  The Middle Kingdom saw the new year coincide with the heliacal (solar) rising of Sirius (or Sothis, as the Egyptians termed it).  Finally, when the Kingdom arrived in the 16th century BCE, the New Year was determined by the inundation of the Nile on August 29th.

The Egyptian system of nomes has been said to run parallel to the sequences of the zodiac.  The word nomes refers to a system of 42 Egyptian townships.  These Egyptians believed the celestial bodies had a specific connection to each specific point on the land.  

Extra Days in the Egyptian Calendar

In the same sense that we have leap years, five extra days were added to the Egyptian Astrology calendar between July 14th and 16th to bring the calendar back into line.  These extra days were given a special magical significance and were associated with major deities.  Here is a look at the extra days and the associated deities: 

July 14th– Osiris (Asar), Lord of the Underworld, the first Green Man

July 15th– Horus the Elder, the hawk-headed one, God of Light

July 16th– Set, God of Chaos and Darkness

July 17th– Isis (Aset), great in Magick, Wife of Osiris

July 18th– Nepthys, the shape-shifter, wife of Set and mother of Anubis (by Asar)

Egyptian Astrology Monthly Signs with Associated Deity and Other Magical Correspondences

Dates: August 29th-September 27th– Deity (Thoth), Herb (Thyme), Stone (Carnelian), Flower (Marigold), Animal (Ibis), Tree (Quince)

Dates: September 28th– October 27th– Deity (Horus), Herb (Rosemary), Stone (Citrine), Flower (Carnation), Animal (Falcon), Tree (Acacia)

Dates: October 28th– November 26th– Deity (Wadjet), Herb (Mustard), Stone (Amethyst), Flower (Hyacinth), Animal (Serpent), Tree (Ash)

Dates: November 27th– December 26th– Deity (Sekhmet), Herb (Pepper), Stone (Tiger’s Eye), Flower (Poppy), Animal (Lioness), Tree (Sandalwood)

Dates: December 27th– January 25th– Deity (Sphinx), Herb (Coriander), Stone (Quartz), Flower (Lily), Animal (Lion), Tree (Almond)

Dates: January 26th– February 24th– Deity (Shu), Herb (Lemon Balm), Stone (Moonstone), Flower (Iris), Animal (Swallow), Tree (Silver birch)

Dates: February 25th– March 26th– Deity (Isis), Herb (Tarragon), Stone (Lapis lazuli), Flower (Rose), Animal (Cat), Tree (Sycamore)

Dates: March 27th– April 25th– Deity (Osiris), Herb (Basil), Stone (Moss agate), Flower (Violet), Animal (Scarab), Tree (Cedar)

Dates: April 26th– May 25th– Deity (Amun), Herb (Sage), Stone (Turquoise), Flower (Bluebell), Animal (Ram), Tree (Oak)

Dates: May 26th– June 24th-Deity (Hathor), Herb (Fennel), Stone (Amber), Flower (Cowslip), Animal (Cow), Tree (Elm)

Dates: June 25th– July 24th– Deity (Phoenix), Herb (Nutmeg), Stone (Amber), Flower (Daffodil), Animal (Lyrebird), Tree (Alder)Dates: July 25th– August 28th)- Deity (Anubis), Herb (Savory), Stone (Obsidian), Flower (Foxglove), Animal (Jackal), Tree (Yew)

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