Anubis 1912

AnubisAnubis is the ancient Egyptian deity governing funerary rites, including embalming, and was a protector of graves. Depicted as a having a human form with the head of a jackal, Anubis was also instrumental as a guide of souls, assisting them across the threshold between life and death. He was also known as the Guardian of the Scales, appearing at the weighing ceremony, where the deceased’s heart was weighed in the balance. If lighter than a feather, the soul was judged worthy, and Anubis conveyed it to eternal bliss; if heavier, the soul was deemed undeserving, and consigned to the crocodile-headed god Ammit, who devoured it.

Astrologically, Anubis is an indicator of death, endings or transformation. If properly placed, it could indicate employment with hospice or other end-of-life roles, as well as any number of jobs associated with morticians, grave keepers, the morgue, embalming or rituals for the dead.

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

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