The Great Sphinx of Giza is as much a symbol of Egypt as the pyramids. Even though it wasn’t always a part of Egyptian Astrology, the Sphinx is a good representative for the Egyptian Zodiac Sign named after it. Whether you believe the Great Sphinx predates Ancient Egypt or was built by Ancient Egyptians, this is a zodiac sign you can appreciate.
Traditional Dates Based on the Decans: not a part of Egyptian Astrology
Date Used After Greek Influence: December 27 – January 25
(Note: If you want information on why there are two dates, see: Egyptian Astrology.)
Characteristics of the Egyptian Zodiac Sign Sphinx: If your sign is Sphinx, you’re very flexible and can adapt to any situation you find yourself in. You love to investigate, looking into the depths of everything you come across.
Some might call you proud or arrogant, but you’re really just very disciplined and discerning.
Often people might say you’re frivolous and only looking for a good time, but you’re actually rather serious and sophisticated.
You are what the situation needs you to be, but in all ways, you are always true to yourself.
About the Sphinx: The sphinx was a mythical creature with the body of a lion, the wings of a bird, and the head of a human or lion.
The most famous sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza. It has the body of a lion and the head of a human.
The Great Sphinx is the world’s largest monolith and the world’s oldest monumental sculpture. There is still a lot of debate about when it was built and by whom. It received the name Sphinx from the Greeks, but the Ancient Egyptians referred to it as a representation of Horus.
After the Giza complex was abandoned, the Great Sphinx became covered in sand up to its shoulders. Even in the time we know of as Ancient Egypt, attempts were made to uncover it, but they were unsuccessful. It wasn’t fully excavated until recently in the early twentieth century.
No one really knows what happened to the Great Sphinx’s nose, whether it had a beard like other images of pharaohs, or even why it was built. Unlike the pyramids, no treasures or tombs have been found inside it.