5413 Moon in the Main Horoscope

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On Figure 5.55 we show Moon on different Egyptian zodiacs. Let us recall that we use the convention where we mark with shaded labels these zodiacs, for which it was not possible to identify the symbol of Moon during the first stage, and the identification was obtained only after the calculations.

If there is a symbol of crescent appearing on the zodiac, then the Moon is simple to identify. For example, such symbols can be found on the both Petosiris zodiacs and the Color Thebes zodiac. When the symbol representing the Sun on the zodiac is similar or even the same as the symbol for the Moon, the identification task becomes more complicated. In such situations we have to consider several possible variants. For instance, on the Small Esna zodiac the Sun and the Moon have the same representations (compare Figures 5.55 (EM) and 5.49 (EM)) as a circle with a crescent marked along its lower edge. As we already mentioned, a narrow crescent could be added to the circle representing the Sun to indicated that the Moon in such a form can only be located not far from the Sun. But the same symbol of a circle with a crescent was also used for the Moon, so in such a case the final identification should be done based on the calculations using the additional astronomical information.

Figure 5.56: Three circles (marked in blue) in the planetary area (colored for clarity) on the Round Denderah zodiac.

Our identification of the Moon on the Denderah zodiacs was obtained after long computations involving several possible variants, but verification of the additional data showed that, in fact, there is only one possibility for the correct identification. The calculations were conducted independently for each of the Denderah zodiacs and the same figure turned out to represent the Moon in the both cases. This figure was somehow unexpected because previous investigators didn't even consider it as a planetary symbol. In their research the existence of the partial horoscopes wasn't realized and consequently some important symbols were disregarded. For example, on the Round zodiac there are three circles in the area of the zodiac constellations. Not surprisingly, one of these circles was dismissed by N.A. Morozov, who assumed that it was representing the "goddess of justice" or other divinity. This was the circle on Libra (see Figure 5.56). Morozov's explanation was accepted by several other researchers. The results of our calculations proved the contrary — this was the symbol of the Moon in the main horoscope (see Figure 5.55 (DR)).

In spite of the fact that this identification was obtained as a result of computations, it seems to be natural. Moreover, Morozov himself explained a similar figure on the Long zodiac as a symbol of Moon (see Figure 5.57). He wrote the following: " ... the figure of a girl has a Moon symbol on her head. The absence of breast and her finger in the mouth indicate that she is a child." We show the symbols described by Morozov in the middle (from Bode's Uranographia) and the right (from Napoleonic album) pictures on Figure 5.57. On the left picture, we show the same figure of a child (with a finger in the mouth) inside the circle, that we identified as the symbol of the Moon. Notice that among all the

Figure 5.57: Infant figure with a finger in the mouth on the Denderah zodiacs: on the left - from the Round zodiac, in the middle and on the right — from the Long zodiac (from Bode's Uranographia and the same figure from the Napoleonic album).

planets or stars only the Moon is changing its appearance and is called either young or old. In this way the symbol of a child should be associated with the Moon and Morozov was right with this idea. Let us explain that the symbol of the child-Moon, described by Morozov belongs to the secondary line on the Long Denderah zodiac, outside the main horoscope area. Strangely, he didn't recognize the same symbol in Libra on the both Denderah zodiacs. His claim, that it is the "justice goddess" or Hercules, contradicts its appearance in a form of a child.

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