The ‘Leo’ part of the Sphinx is clearly its Lion body.
Could the human head with the nemes (royal head-cloth) be symbolic of ‘Aquarius’?
The full argument of this theory was presented in a book I co-authored with Graham Hancock in 1996, Keeper of Genesis (Message of the Sphinx, in the USA).
There are only two times in the year when the constellation of Leo could be rising due east: Spring equinox and Autumn equinox.
On the basis of the deviation which the pyramids have in comparison to the North, she could subsequently determine in which year the start of the building of the pyramids took place.
After having read the article of Kate Spence, it seemed interesting to me to find out whether the date she had determined (2467BC), could also apply to the simultaneously rising of the stars Procyon and Sirius.
One of those is that the Sphinx would refer to a date 10,000 years ago, a date that also is linked to the fall of Atlantis.
Mystici say that the sphinx contains large secrets.It was my opinion that it had to be linked to Sirius, the most important star for the Egyptians.At the same time, I was wondering why Sirius plays such a large part in the constellation Canis Maior, while Procyon gets little attention in the constellation Canis Minor.Selim Hassan, who excavated at the Sphinx in 1936 believed that this might have been the case: “the hole which existed in the top of the head may have originally been a socket for the insertion of a crown of wood, stone or metal.” [Hassan, The Sphinx, 1949, p. The author and orientalist, Robert Temple, found a photograph taken in 1896 with on it a handwritten inscription at the bottom that reads: “Some successfull [sic] at the foot of the Sphinx have recently veen carried out by col. In 1896 the stone cap was discovered –the discovery seems to have been of much advance by Dean Stanley who in his travels wonders a propos of the collosal head of the Sphinx ‘what a sight it must have been when on its head was the royal crown of Egypt.’ [Temple, Robert. The figure is the pharaoh Tutmoses IV standing in from of the Sphinx (or in opposition) who is depicted holding a small cup from which water is pouring (a second cup is also shown above his hand). Detail from the Dream Stela showing the pharaoh pouring libations My conclusion, based on the archaeological evidence and the astronomical alignment of the Sphinx leads me to concluded that the Great Sphinx is an earthly image of Hor-Akhti merging the “two horizons” occupied at the equinoxes by the zodiacal constellations Leo and Aquarius in 10,500 BC as they stood in apposition, due east and due west. Zodiac showing Aquarius in the West, and Leo in the East in 10,500 BC NOTE: The eminent Russian astronomer, Alexander Gurshtein, one time President of the IAU (International Astronomical Union) Commission for the History of Astronomy, had also suggested in 1999 that the Great Sphinx was symbolic of Leo and Aquarius, although when these constellation marked the summer and winter solstices respectively i.e around 3000 BC.He also suspected that ‘water rituals’ were involved.Followers of Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), also known as `The sleeping Prophet`, are convinced that under the sphinx the "Hall of records", a sort of book storage place of Atlantis is located that contains important information concerning humanity.