Our friends at Wikipedia dismiss astrology as “pseudoscience,” but there are plenty who’d hotly dispute that. And among their number would have been the ancient Egyptians. Yes, thousands of years ago the Egyptians had their own zodiac signs. They’re unlike the ones we know, and followed a different dating system. Each of the 12 Egyptian zodiac signs covered from two to four short periods during the year as opposed to our roughly monthly ones. Here’s a selection of the signs the ancient Egyptians used.
Bastet was a sign that covered births from July 14 to 28, September 23 to 27 and October 3 to 17. Bastet was an Egyptian goddess whose portfolio included pleasure, love and cats. What’s not to like? People born under this sign were, it was said, well-adjusted types who avoided conflict and stress. They had high levels of intuition when it came to understanding others. And ancients believed some even had the gift of foresight.