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Figure 5.29: Saturn shown with a scythe on an old drawing found in a medieval astronomical book. (Taken from [32].)

Regarding the Horoscope in Boats, it is not difficult to recognize here Saturn, because it is represented exactly by the same symbol as on the Denderah zodiacs: a male figure with an animal/bull-like head and a crescent on the top of it, holding a planetary walking stick in his hand (see Figure 5.27 (BR)). The third horoscope on the Brugsch's zodiac is the Horoscope without Walking Sticks (see Figure 2.16). On this horoscope the situation with Saturn is more complicated, therefore, on Figure 5.27 (BR) there is a question mark placed under the presumed figure of Saturn. As a matter of fact, it is unclear which of the four figures standing together in this horoscope symbolizes Saturn: the man, monkey, jackal or falcon (see Figure 5.30).

Figure 5.30: Fragment of the Brugsch's zodiac containing the Horoscope without Walking Sticks.

and the results in Chapter 8.

The situation here is rather complicated. However, we are quite lucky here, because all the four figures are male and located together, which indicates that Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars are shown here together. As Venus is never symbolized by a male figure and the Sun and Moon usually on the Egyptian zodiacs are not shown as humans, the other three planets couldn't be represented by these figures. So, from the point of view of the astronomical dating it is not so important to know exactly which one among these four figures is Saturn. Nevertheless, at the end of astronomical computations we were able to determine the correct order of these planes and obtained that the figure with jackal head is Saturn. We will discuss these computations

Figure 5.31: Four Canopic jars. (Taken from [111], p. 115)

The fact that the Horoscope without Walking Sticks escaped the attention of the previous researchers wasn't without a reason. The four symbols representing the "male" planets on this horoscope were very common in the Egyptian mummification process. On Figure 5.31 we show the four so-called Canopic jars decorated with heads of a man, baboon, falcon and jackal. This type of jars were always found near the coffins inside the Egyptian graves12.

Egyptologists explain the presence of Canopic jars as follows:

Near the coffins in the graves there are always other containers to be found, mostly wooden boxes, in which four vessels were kept, ... The Egyptians called them Canopic jars ... They were used to hold the internal organs taken from the body and, because the body was incomplete without them, these were always placed together. . . . The precious internal organs were entrusted to divine protection, to the four sons of Horus, whose heads usually adorn the stoppers of the Canopic vessels. The human-headed Amset, ... Hapi, with the head of a baboon, ... Duamutef looks like a dog ... and Qebehsenuf, with the head of a falcon,

It is not surprising that previous investigators of Brugsch's zodiac, including H. Brugsch himself, associated these four figures with the mummification ritual only, and did not realize that they could actually represent planetary symbols. There is no contradiction in the double role of these

Figure 5.31: Four Canopic jars. (Taken from [111], p. 115)

See for figures. In fact, some researchers claim that the souls of the pharaohs were believed to become stars after their deaths, which quite well agree with some old Byzantine chronicles, according to which, the names of the first kings of Assyria and Egypt were simply the names of planets14. We should also mention that modern Egyptologists, following the opinion of Parker and Neugebauer, are convinced that this ancient Egyptian belief is related not to the planets but to the stars of the Orion constellation15. However, as we will show it in this book, this is a mistake resulting from the misunderstanding of the Egyptian symbol of the summer solstice, represented by a figure of a man with a raised hand (see Figures 4.4 and 4.5), as a symbol of the Orion constellation16.

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The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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