Symbols: cat, lioness, sistrum, Udjat (Eye of Horus)
Cult Center: Bubastis
The protective goddess.
Birth Dates: Jul 14 - Jul 28, Sep 23 - Sep 27, Oct 3 - Oct 17
Compatible Signs: Sekhmet, Horus
Corresponding Colours: yellow ochre (male), grey (female)
Bastet was the goddess of fire, cats, of the home and pregnant women. According to one myth, she was the personification of the soul of Isis. She was also called the "Lady of the East". As such, her counterpart as "Lady of the West" was Sekhmet.
Bastet seemed to have two sides to her personality, docile and aggressive. Her docile and gentle side was displayed in her duties as a protector of the home, and pregnant women. Her aggressive and vicious nature was exposed in the accounts of battles in which the pharaoh was said to have slaughtered the enemy as Bastet slaughtered her victims.