Does the earth shake when you laugh? Do you have the power to move mountains? Do you ever cackle like a goose? If so, then you have a lot in common with Geb, the God who represents our next Ancient Egyptian Zodiac Sign.
Traditional Dates Based on the Decans: February 12-29 and August 20-31
Date Used After Greek Influence: no longer used by Ancient Egyptians
(Note: If you want information on why there are two dates, see: Egyptian Astrology.)
Also called: Keb, Qeb, Kenken-wer, and Seb
Characteristics of the Egyptian Zodiac Sign Geb: If your sign is Geb, you are very aware of the feelings and needs of other people. This makes you think before you act and speak. While you have a tendency to be submissive, you can be firm when you need to be. You have to be careful not to be too easily influenced by others.
Your humility and sweetness can make it easy for you to be taken advantage of, but this doesn't mean you're a pushover. You are quite protective and your word is your bond.
You could do well as a counselor, priest or a writer.
About the God Geb: Geb was the Ancient Egyptian God of the Earth. He made crops grow and his laughter caused earthquakes. He was depicted as a bull, crocodile, snake, and a ram. He was the father of Osiris, Seth, Isis, and Nephthys, and the grandfather of Horus.
In Ancient Egyptian Mythology, Geb was engaged in eternal sex with his sister and wife, Nut, the Goddess of the Sky. Amon-Ra was unhappy about this and ordered them to be separated by Geb's father, Shu, the God of the Air. That is how air came to separate the earth from the sky – an interesting creation story, isn't it? (You can see an illustration of this in the featured image above. It shows Geb laying under Nut with Shu separating them.)
In another creation story, Geb is associated with the goose that laid the egg, which hatched to reveal the Sun and the Earth.
When the Greeks took over Egypt, Geb became connected with the Titan Cronus, the father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Thus altering his position as an Ancient Egyptian Zodiac Sign.
If you want more information on Egyptian Astrology and Egyptian Zodiac Signs, you might also like:
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- Egyptian Zodiac Sign: Amon-ra
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- Celtic Astrology
- Mayan Astrology