Venus in the Guise of Hatshepsut

Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut (Queen of Sheba)

One of the more dominant guises of Venus

Queen Hatshepsut
“The Queen who would be King,” Hatshepsut: Just one of the many guises of the newly born radiant Venus
appearing recumbent “in” a dust filled horizon – manifest as Horemakhet, “Horus in the Horizon.”
Photo by Brass Ivy Design.

What are we to make of such imagery? Did the population of ancient Egypt understand why the head of state, their divine queen was portrayed as a lion-maned sphinx?

Absolutely – they simply looked up! (actually, towards the horizon).

Hatshepsut as aLion Sphinx
Queen Hatshepsut Sphinx.

Hatshepsut was just one of the many divine names given to ‘queen’ Venus as she literally reigned over earth during dynasty Egypt and such imagery is symbolic of Venus/Hatshepsut appearing almost stationary on (more like “in”) the horizon as a second glorious sun, a divine heavenly queen.

The sacred inscriptions fully corroborate this and should be taken at face value.

“Live the Horus: Wosretkew; Favorite of the Two Goddesses; Fresh in Years; Golden Horus: Divine of Diadems; splendid part of her father, Amon-Re, lord of heaven, who has not been far removed from the father of all gods, shining in brightness like the Horizon-God she illuminates like the sun, vivifying the hearts of the people, who is exalted in name so that it hath reached heaven.”

(Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt).

Hatshepsut's flesh painted a distinctly vibrant red
Hatshepsut’s flesh painted a distinctly vibrant red to represent an incandescent Venus.

Other astral epithets.

“Like as god she brings peace and prosperity to Egypt.”

“Daughter of Re.”

“Perfect Goddess.”

“Her beauty is Unsurpassed.”

“Just and Full of Vitality Like the Sun god Re (Ra),” or “Truth/Order/Balance (ma’at) is the Spirit/Double (ka) of Ra.” (ka = double)

“Like a God She Brings Peace and Prosperity to Egypt.”

The Image above shows Hatshepsut’s flesh painted a distinctly vibrant red – it represents a red orbed Venus in the image of the red Sun. Hatshepsut/Venus would also appear yellow as evidenced by yellow pigment found on other statues.

Planetary Queen Hatshepsut

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Hatshepsut: A radiant guise of Venus.

Hatshepsut slowly assumed all of the regalia and symbols of the Pharaonic office: the Khat head cloth, topped with an uraeus, the traditional false beard, and shendyt kilt. Many existing statues show her in both a feminine and masculine form. Statues portraying Sobekneferu also combine elements of traditional male and female iconography and may have served as inspiration for the works commissioned by Hatshepsut.

However, after this period of transition ended, all depictions of her showed her in a masculine form, with all of the pharaonic regalia and with her breasts omitted. She dressed as a king, even wearing a false beard and the Egyptian people seem to have accepted this unprecedented behavior. In short, she was portrayed as a man, more specifically a god king of Egypt. The reasons for this are a topic of great debate in Egyptology.

The God King Scenario offers a plausible explanation for the enigmatic “Queen who would be King.”

Size Matters

In my first book ‘An Ancient World in Chaos‘ I forwarded the very simple and logical proposal that the largest planetary body in respect to earth was naturally deemed king of Egypt and this is exactly what we have here. Hatshepsut/Venus having previously being content to remain in the background as the beautiful and passive queen (“Great Wife” to the warring god king planets) now moves to the forefront, to be crowned not queen, but god king of Egypt – a female Horus (embodiment of kingship). A period that, as the record shows, lasted about 22 years (reign of Hatshepsut).

The ‘outsizing’ of other bodies by Hatshepsut/Venus is clearly recorded on the walls of her mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri.

Her majesty grew beyond everything; to look upon her was more beautiful than anything; her ———– was like a god, her form was like a god, she did everything as a god, her splendor was like a god; her majesty was a maiden, beautiful, blooming, Buto in her time. She made her divine form to flourish, a favor of him that fashioned her.

They shall set thy boundary as far as the bredth of heaven, as far as the limits of the twelth hour of the night.

who shines like the sun, your sovereign, mistress of heaven. Thy name reaches as far as the circuit of heaven, the fame of Maatkare (Hatshepsut) encircles the sea.

(Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt: The Eighteenth Dynasty. p91, 92, 111)

Moving to the forefront to become king is also reflected in the name Hatshepsut which means “Foremost of the Noble Women.”

A rough chronological order

What follows is a short rough sequential order of Hatshepsut’s reign – or to put it another way, a rough time ordered account of planetary movements.

Having being born from Jupiter/Ptah, queen Venus with our Moon/Thoth in tow (and tons of other debris perceived to be the royal entourage) now encounters earth en-route towards the Sun. In effect Comet Venus is crossing the orbit of earth and leaving the Moon behind – a process that lasted many centuries. Earth’s encounters with Venus and the Moon (& Mars) is what caused the “Dark Age” of  1700-1550 BC (orthodox chronology), known to Egyptologists as the Second Intermediate Period. A tumultuous time (heaven and earth) made worse as the Moon (Thoth) fell under the gravitational spell of earth.

Comet Venus.
Carved relief depicting Thutmose on the left and Hatshepsut on the right.
She having the trappings of the greater role. Red Chapel, Karnak

Emerging the other side of the Dark Age, Venus/Hatshepsut and the Moon/Tuthmosis (Thoth-mosis = “Born of the God Thoth”) dominate the heavens as they encircle earth. They appear roughly the same size and as a result are granted equal divine status.

They reign together for a period of time (although the record seems to show Hatshepsut/Venus acting a regent) but then the Moon now in the guise of Tuthmosis III (all variations of Thuthmosis were titles given to the Moon) vanishes from sight. This is played out in the inscriptions where Thuthmosis III temporary disappears from the record – there are no images, no references, nothing. He seems to have disappeared of the face of the earth! Egyptologists are baffled by this especially since Thuthmosis III goes on to become one of Egypt’s greatest warrior Pharaohs (Egypt’s Napoleon). Short on ideas, the best they can come up with is that Thuthmosis was probably away training with the army… feeble! Who was guarding the back door then!?

Hatshepsut statue
Statue of Hatshepsut/Venus.

The disappearance of Tuthmosis is simply the Moon/Thutmosis quite literally vacating the skies above Egypt. I would guess the Moon was orbiting the other side of the earth thus out of sight, or perhaps hidden behind Venus. Either way, as the record shows, Thothmosis III wasn’t seen. Venus/Hatshepsut however, remains as a second incandescent Sun.

“In the image of Ra” she dominates the skies. Her size deems she literally outranks all other ‘Horus bodies’ for about 20 years (again, as the record). This is the main reason why Venus/Hatshepsut takes the helm and is worshiped not as queen but as a male God King of Egypt. The heavens ordained that Hatshepsut/Venus was to rule as Pharaoh, sole ruler of Egypt. “The queen who would be king” is accordingly adorned with the traditional male regalia i.e., false beard and kilt of Egyptian kings.

Tuthmosis/Moon comes back into the picture

Unfortunately for Hatshepsut/Venus our recently captured moon has other ideas – the warring Thothmosis/Moon comes back into view with a vengeance. It is now the turn of Venus/Hatshepsut to disappear from history. (Egypt’s monarchy frequently appeared and disappeared, a situation that has led to much confusion over the genealogy of royal figures). It is not known what happened to Hatshepsut, no records exist as to the cause of her death. This is because Hatsheptsut/Venus either disappears from view (she may have orbited on other side of the earth for a spell as did the moon earlier) or more likely, she reverted back to her subservient role as “Great Wife” to either pharaonic Mars, the Moon, or later Mercury – a position that, as with the kings, would see the body of Venus named and renamed many times over.

So where was Pharaonic Mars? Senemut (Senmut) = Mars!

Planetary chaos upheaval
Senmut & Neferu-Ra Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
An aspect of Mars with smaller body in the forefront.

The iconography? Anybody prepared to hazard a guess?

The image above represents Mars in the guise of Senemut shrouded in dust, gasses and debris with an accompanying body given the name Neferura (“The Beauty of Ra”) said to be the daughter of Hatshepsut and Thutmose II. (Senemut is often show just holding Neferura). This gives us Hatshepsut/Venus “Shinning like Ra” in the the foreground with Tuthmosis/Moon periodically at her side.

Meanwhile Mars/Senemut lies somewhere in the background veiled behind a wall of debris, and as the image below reveals it was shrouded amidst earth’s dust rings deified as the mothering goddess Hathor, whose name means “House of the King.”

Velikovsky venus
Senemut, a guise of Mars.
Located amidst but well back
behind Hathor’s (earth’s rings) thick dust.
Credit: captmondo

Senenmut first enters the historical record on a national level as the “Steward of the God’s Wife” (Hatshepsut) and “Steward of the King’s Daughter” (Neferure). Some Egyptologists place Senenmut’s entry into royal service during the reign of Thutmose I, but it is far more likely that it occurred during either the reign of Thutmose II or while Hatshepsut was still regent and not pharaoh. After Hatshepsut was crowned pharaoh, Senenmut was given more prestigious titles and became high steward of the king.

Some of the many titles given to Senenmut/Mars (to be read with personified bodies in mind).

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Senemut/Mars and Neferura/moon body.

Hereditary prince, count, sole companion, Master of all people, chief of the whole land.”

Statue Presented by King and Queen.

Given as a favor of the king’s-presence to the hereditary prince, count, steward of Amun, Senmut, triumphant, steward of the female Horus: Wosretkau (Hatshepsut), favorite of Horus: Shining-in-Thebes (Tuthmosis III), when maintaining their monuments forever, firm in favor with them every day.

Overseer of the fields of Amun (aurora), Senmut, triumphant.
Overseer of the gardens of Amun, Senmut.
Overseer of the cattle of Amun, Senmut, triumphant.
Chief steward of Amun, Senmut, triumphant.
Chief steward of the king, Senmut, triumphant.
Chief of the peasant-serfs of Amun, Senmut, triumphant.

Senenmut’s association with earth’s rings – Hathor.

Master of all people, chief of the whole land, steward of Amun, Senmut, triumphant, chief [steward] of the king, Senmut; revered by the great god. When he carries Hathor, sovereign of Thebes, and Mut, mistress of Ishru, he causes her to appear, he bears her beauty, for the life, prosperity, and health of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Maatkare (Hatshepsut), living forever.

Came the hereditary prince, count, who [greatly] satisfies the heart of the Divine Consort, who pleases the Mistress of the Two Lands by his injunction, chief steward of the Princess, Nefrure, who liveth, Senmut, in order to conduct the work of two great obelisks of a Myriad-(of- Years). It took place according to that which was commanded; everything was done; it took place because of the fame of her majesty.

The last text above sees Senenmut/Mars commissioned to construct two “great obelisks” for Hatshepsut/Venus. Interesting since Venus today occasionally exhibits obelisk-like beams of light – we call them Venus pillars.

Venus Pillars

Venus Pillars
Hatshepsut’s Obelisk, Karnak.
Inspired by Venus pillars or dogs.
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Venus pillar on the horizon.

Moon pillar
Venus Pillar. In a dust filled world the inspiration for Egyptian obelisks.

A pillar produced by a planet is a rare event. The pillars aren’t really a part of Venus. They are an optical illusion formed in Earth’s atmosphere when Venus is close to the horizon, either rising or setting. The Sun and Moon can also produce columns of light as too could other planetary orbs if close enough to earth. I content during the reign of Hatshepsut/Venus, conditions were such (loads of dust and debris) that they were a prominent feature for years at a time. The Egyptians carved obelisks in honour of these divine beams of lights on the horizon. Furthermore, due to the location of Mars/Senenmut (in the background) it was perceived he assisted in the construction Hatshepsut’s obelisks.

Hatshepsut – erased from history

planetary upheaval.
Hatshepsut in the presence of the god Amun (Aurora).

A number of years later (but still during Thuthmosis/Moon III reign) the Egyptians looked back to the time when the female falcon Hatshepsut ruled as king and reasoned (naturally?) this had to be a mistake – a woman cannot rule as king. This was a male dominated world and as the warring Mars (& Mercury and the Moon) had reclaimed the Horus throne, the doctrine of heaven must have been wrong, or so they believed. The Egyptians subsequently expunged any record of Hatshepsut from the annuls of history via a chisel. Where possible, any mention of Hatshepsut was removed – her monuments were defaced.

Fortunately however, many remain.

The image above right shows queen Hatshepsut/Venus in the presence of her father, the sky god Amun (aurora). The headdress is a dead give-away – it is Venus as she appeared when this relief was carved. The disk at the centre is the body, the plumes represent cometary tails of gases and debris striped from the Venusian surface by the solar wind. The horns are as a result of the solar wind slamming into Venus (See Comet Venus).

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Osirian statues of Hatshepsut at her tomb, one stood at each pillar of the extensive structure, note the mummification
shroud enclosing the lower body and legs as well as the crook and flail associated with Osiris—Deir el-Bahri.

The Osirian look signifies Venus/Hatshepsut moving away from earth (dying) and taking on the form of a hazy red orb (hence red paint) wrapped in a veil of whitish gasses and dust – one enormous star, hence the association with the god of dead Osiris (star-form). It was believed after death (a temporary state) the human form of Hatshepsut would join with her celestial double (ka=soul) to hopefully attain immortality in the Egypt above (Upper Egypt).

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Hatshepsut in the presence of the King of the God’s Amun (Aurora).

The above scene depicts Hatshepsut/Venus in the centre being blessed by the sky deities Amun-Ra (daytime aurora) on the right and the goddess Hathor (“House of Horus” = Earth’s rings) on the left. Note Hatshepsut is portrayed here as male Pharaoh. The result of Hatshepsut/Venus dominating the heavens. A role that would she her take on a number of forms depending on her location.

Hatshepsut as venus
The sky god Amun-Ra (daytime aurora) crowning his “daughter” Pharaoh Hatshepsut/Venus.

The sky was filled with auroral manifestations day and night, made visible during the day due to the hazed red Sun. These electrical disturbances are just what you’d expect given my catastrophist model. The intense neon lights were deified as the god Amun; Amun during the night and Amun-Ra during the day. Amun-Ra (aurora) filled the daytime sky and since Hatshepsut/Venus appeared amidst the aurora as the dominant Horus she was naturally granted divine kingship over Egypt  – it is we ease we understand why she was also said to be the “Daughter of Amun.”

Hatshepsut’s reign (rise to prominence and demise) follows my sequential order of things whereby Comet Venus crosses the obit of earth en-route towards where it currently resides.

Comet planet venus
Hathor suckling king Hatshepsut in the presence of Amun/Aurora or Northern Lights.

As well as appearing amidst the aurora, Venus/Hatshepsut would many times also appear amidst earth’s band of debris – Hathor. Frequently observed sucking in dust and gasses (as well as expelling tons of gasses!) from the bovine goddess. The whole thing is represented in the image. We have Hatshepsut/Venus sucking “milk” from Hathor in the presence of Amun (auroral manifestations). The large red disk worn by Hathor is symbolic of Earth’s rings as being the house of the Horus orb (hence, Hat-Hor = House of the Horus/King), which could be either Mars, Venus, Mercury or the Moon.

Sphinx of Egypt.
Hatshepsut as a “sun” sphinx. A radiant orb “In the image of Ra” and “Shining Like Ra” in the horizon.

A figment of ancient Egyptian imagination or inspired by events in the heavens?

I have suggested the sphinx form derives from bodies appearing stationary on the horizon. The two long paws (image top of the page) symbolic of the solar wind slamming into Venus from behind. In other words Venus would be located between the earth and the Sun, giving rise to a sphinx-like figure situated “in” the horizon. The sphinx was often referred to as Horemakhet (Harmachis), “Horus in the Horizon,” (See Egyptian Sky God Horus). Given the GKS stance a very apt description of a Horus body recumbent “in” the horizon. The lion’s mane represents the searing dust and gasses streaming from Venus’ boiling surface, giving the “face” of Venus/Hatshepsut a radiating look.


Taharqa Nubian Pharaoh
Another incandescent king taking
on the radiating traits of the Sun.

Granite sphinx of Taharqa, 25th Dynasty from a temple at Kawa. Now residing in the British Museum, London.

It seems other pharaohs also appeared as incandescent “maned” orbs – except with Taharqa we have a glowing black orb!

Actually, Taharqa comes from a line of black pharaohs from the Nubian Period – a time when black kings reigned over (literally) Egypt. This is time when the planets Mercury and Venus in the guise of many divine kings and queens slowly moved away from Earth to orbit between the earth and the sun (where they orbit today). A time when, as today, these planets occasionally cross the face of the sun (a transit) to appear as black orbs! Only 2,500 years ago they appeared far larger in size than they appear today due to them being closer to Earth.

The black speck crossing the Sun is the planet Mercury as it transits the Sun.

The time of the black pharaohs fits in with my timeline inasmuch, it’s a period that falls at the end of Pharaonic Egypt – the time when things begins to settle down; a time when Venus and Mercury begin to settle into their current orbits, and it dong so frequently appear black as they transit their father Ra, the Sun.

Physically, Divine Intermediaries

Nubian kings
Taharka: As all pharaohs holding up the heavens and maintaining Divine Order.

Below: Kushite king of Napata also in the act of holding up the heavens. As divine intermediaries between this world and the next, an image that should be taken at face value.

Astral god kings
Barque stand from Temple B700 showing Atlanersa holding up the heavens,
now in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Credit: Marcus Cyron .

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