What this seems to imply, then, is that the relief is simply depicting a conceptual or artificial arrangement of the planets in certain signs, and it is not acting as an actual horoscope which reflects the arrangement of the planets on a specific date.This is reenforced by the fact that the signs of planetary exaltation are arranged in such a way that it would be astronomically impossible for them to depict a specific date, since, for example, Mercury is depicted as being 5 signs away from the Sun.The list mainly covers astrologers who played an important role in the astrological tradition over the past 3,000 years, and it …

The engraving shows the positions of certain planets in specific signs of the zodiac as well as a few eclipses that took place on March 7th, 51 BCE and September 25, 52 BCE.

The temple complex that houses the zodiac has Egyptian origins dating at least back to the 4th century BCE, with the last native Egyptian pharaoh Nectanebo II, and it appears to have been periodically renovated and added to by later Hellenistic and Roman rulers in Egypt.

Unfortunately my camera battery died before I got to Virgo and Libra.

My sincerest apologies to all of the Virgos and Libras reading this.

The advanced type where you can actually determine specific information about a person’s life through the observation of the planets and other celestial phenomena. Read the full story » I just returned from a three week trip to Paris where I had the good fortune of visiting the Louvre and seeing the Zodiac of Dendera.

I went last Saturday night during the Moon-Venus conjunction that could be seen clearly in the night sky in the tropical sign of Cancer.

Ultimately while it is interesting that he does find a period in which several of the planets were in their exaltations during this range, it does appear that the evidence is stretched a bit thin, and the dates that he found do not seem to line up perfectly.

Now, based on archeological grounds the monument still probably dates to sometime in the late 1st century BCE, but if the identification of the planets in the specific signs of the zodiac is certain, then in my opinion the relief probably does not reflect a specific astronomical date, but instead it depicts a highly important astrological notion that is purely conceptual in nature.

Chris is a practicing astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA.