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Sun) are different. Since the motion of Moon is very fast in comparison to the other planets, for the reason of simplicity, we did not include it in this diagram.

Based on the diagram shown on Figure 4.11, let us create, as an example, an Egyptian horoscope for February 10th for that year. In other words, February 10th will be our main date, which on Figure 4.11 is marked by yellow triangle. The planetary positions on the main date are indicated on a gray pole (with a question mark on its top). The zodiac and the horoscope for this main date is illustrated on the left from the diagram. Notice that the planetary positions in the main horoscope correspond to exactly their positions indicated on the gray pole, i.e. the actual planetary locations on the main date. As it was already mentioned, Egyptian astronomers and artists, created their zodiacs not only as astronomical picture showing the planetary positions on the main date, but they also supplied additional astronomical information. Besides the main horoscope, there were also included the partial horoscopes related to the planetary positions near the Sun on the four equinox and solstice days. We encircled the vicinity of the Sun on these four dates and the planets included inside these ovals make up the four partial horoscopes for that year, which are symbolized by blue ovals on the right side of the main horoscope. We should point out that this is only a schematic picture illustrating the main features of an Egyptian zodiac. In real zodiacs the main and partial horoscopes usually share the same space. As our purpose is to find the main date of an Egyptian horoscope, we have placed in our diagram a question mark above the pole indicating the main date. The question mark is simply a reminder that in order to identify the moment, when the astronomical situation shown in the zodiac took place, we need to carry out appropriate computations. In this case, a complete solution is a date belonging to the year where all the specified in the zodiac conditions are satisfied.