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I was watching the Thirteen Ghosts on tv and I was interested in the Black Zodiac. It's a little different than the movie, but here's what I could dig up:

Contrary to popular belief -- this is NOT based on the movie 13 Ghosts. The Black Zodiac is actually the dark and tortured counterpart to the solar Roman Zodiac that was exposed in the Necronomicon, the book of the dead. The movie 13 ghosts used the signs of the Zodiac, but changed the names to fit the ghosts for the movie.....these are the real names and descriptions of the Black Zodiac, as listed in the Necronomicon. Find out your Zodiac's dark counterpart.

Aries = The Selfish King (March 21 - April 20)
Your sign is of the Mesopotamian God Marduk. He slayed Kingu (sometimes referred to as a Demon) and created Mankind from his blood. In order for Marduk and the other Gods/Goddesses to be at leisure, mankind was made to suffer. The selfish king represents Aries and is ruled by Marduk the Mesopotamia god. The selfish king rules in order to receive all victories for himself. The selfish king hates the ravening dog. Characteristics are arrogance, selfishness. You are the first sign of the Black Zodiac. The Arrogant, belligerent, Selfish King.

Taurus = The Slain Demon (April 21 - May 21)
Your sign is of Kingu, who was most often refereed to as a Demon. Kingu was the consort of the widowed Tiamat (whose original consort was Aspu). You battled greatly with Marduk, but ended up slaughtered and drenched with blood. From your own Demonic blood, (after he killed you) Marduk created mankind. The slain demon is ruled by Kingu. With his demonic blood Marduk created mankind. The slain demon inflates the truth to gain the upper hand. The slain demon hates the scorpion man. Characteristics are malice, remorseful and braggart. You are the second sign of the Black Zodiac. The Malice-stricken, regretful, Slain Demon.

Gemini = The Viper (May 22 - June 23)
Your sign is of the Viper. Unlike some other snakes, you can strike with one fang alone, or both if you choose. You are very venomous with those two, long, hinged fangs of yours. You also have powerful jaws that help you secrete your venom into prey (which is often much bigger than yourself). Also apart from other snakes - you allow your prey to die a painful and slow death from an injection of your lethal poison - all before you eat it. The mere sight of you is threatening to most. the viper wields its venom twofold. Vipers enjoy watching a slow, painful death. The viper kills with words as well as venom. The viper hates the hurricane. Characteristics are sociopath, venomous words. You are the third sign of the Black Zodiac. The sociopath, dangerous, malicious Viper.

Cancer = The Snake (June 24 - July 22)
Your sign is that of the Snake. Hissing your way through life, you have been forced eternally to crawl on your belly. You can be many things... sometimes calm... emotional... but always feared. Because you don't always have a threatening appearance (like the Viper), it's very easy for you to take advantage of even the most distrustful beings. You are the reason Eve ate the apple, symbolizing Satan himself. The snake- often underestimated the belly crawling snake takes advantage of others. The snake coils around the other signs and squeezes the life from them. The snake hates the fish man. Characteristics are deceit, treachery. You are the fourth sign of the Black Zodiac. The deceitful, two-faced, treacherous Snake.

Leo = The Lady of Battles (July 23 - August 23)
Your sign is the sign of Lakhamu, the serpent Lady of battles. She is the female half of the two headed snake, her brother being Lakmu. You are a fighter and also worshiped as a Mesopotamian Goddess. You are viewed as a Satanic creature to some... an unearthly being of the devil... but you keep your warrior-like attitude despite of ridicule. The lady of battles, the female head of Lakhamu. Warrior goddess for evil. The lady of battles is the queen of Satan lording evil over her kingdom. The lady of battles hates the horned beast. Characteristics are murderous, pride. You are the fifth sign of the black Zodiac. The murderous, strong, prideful, Lady of Battles.

Virgo = The Whirlwind (August 24 - September 22)
Your sign is that of the whirlwind. You represent the many known contradictions of the Bible, and also the wrath of God upon those who dare to question it. Your fury is often taken out on everyone, rather than the one who caused it. Aggravation is not your main source of anger, but it often causes more damage than your fury itself. The whirlwind represents the strong winds of fury. Wrath from the whirlwind is directed toward all. The whirlwind destroys out of ignorant will toward anything/anyone it its path. The whirlwind hates the weapon Characteristics are aggravation, hypocritical.You are the sixth sign of the Black Zodiac. The hypocritical, damaging, serious Whirlwind.

Libra = The Ravening Dog (September 23 - October 22)
Your sign is that of the Ravening Dog. You are 666, the beast himself - or so was said by occultist Aleister Crowley in many of his books. He was also of this sign. You are the incarnate of the hungry and angry wild dog, much like a coyote or jackal. In fact, the Jackal from the movie the 13 ghosts would actually be a suitable example in this case. You would be the epitome of insanity, if insanity could only incarnate. You attack first and ask questions latter. The ravening dog represents the number 666. Attacks first questions later. The ravening dog is rabid and will attack viscously anyone near him. The ravening dog hates the selfish king. Characteristics are insanity, accusative. You are the seventh sign of the Black Zodiac. The Rabid, accusative, Ravenous Dog.

Scorpio = The Scorpion Man (October 23 - November 22)
Your sign is that of the Scorpion Man. Deadly and watchful - you have all the intelligence of a person, while still being a Scorpionoid creature. You kill with a deadly or paralyzing sting. You are often ruthless to any opponent that may come your way. You are suspicious of absolutely anything - for you know you have wronged many, (weather you admit it or keep it hidden under your cool exterior) you often have many enemies. You are the incarnation of darkness and the occult. The scorpion man is suspicious and deadly. The sting causes a tortuous death. The scorpion holds grudges then attacks at the weakest moment of his opponent. The scorpion man hates the slain demon. Characteristics are sinful,abusive. You are the eight sign of the Black Zodiac. You are the sinful, abusive, mystical Scorpion Man.

Saggitarius = The Hurricane (November 23 - December 21)
Your sign is that of the Hurricane. Basically, you recklessly damage everything without having a care in the world. You often hate others for some reason, either their behaviors or something done to you in the past. Most often you keep all of your hate and needs locked inside you - which is why when they come out there is so much devastation. You're afraid of being weak, so you are ruthless to those who you think ARE. You are the dreaded Hurricane - bringing many sorrows to benefit only yourself. The Hurricane represents blind destruction. Withholds emotion until it erupts. The hurricane's reckless destruction is directed toward those hated, which is most people. The hurricane hates the viper. Characteristics are destructive, no conscience. You are the ninth sign of the Black Zodiac. You are the destructive, grief-bringing, killer Hurricane.

Capricorn = The Fish Man (December 22 - January 19)
Your sign is of the Fish Man. Your name may be timid - but your attitude is not. You're a leech, a barracuda, and a great white all in one - and on top of that, you have the brain of a person. This makes you: parasitic, dangerous, powerful,  and VERY SCARY. You are the monster of the Black Zodiac, although depending on your form, you might seem quite the contrary (which can be even more dangerous to whoever is against you). The Fish Man represents the blood-sucking leech. Gains power from others. The fish man's cunning allows him to steal while sucking the strength of the other signs. The fish man hates the snake. Characteristics are parasitic, dangerously powerful. You are the tenth sign of the Black Zodiac. You are the instinctive, powerful, blood-lustful Fish Man.

Aquarius = The Horned Beast (January 20 - February 18)
Your sign is that of the Horned Beast. What more can I say? You can manipulate anyone if you play your cards right. You have many sides to you - so you can take "the Horned Beast" any way you want. Weather it be Satan, a Bull, or something symbolic. You are often very abusive and controlling, especially to the ones you love or hold dear to you. You can jump to a conclusion pretty fast sometimes, but don't worry - you're usually right, at least to some extent. The Horned Beast is abusive and controlling to those dear to him. The horned beast only shows the side of his personality to gain complete control of his minion. Multiple personalities used to manipulate. The horned beast hates the lady of battles. Characteristics are confusing, manipulative. You are the eleventh sign of the Black Zodiac. The controlling, witty, somewhat confusing Horned Beast.

Pisces = The Weapon (February 19 - March 20)
Your sign is that of the Weapon. Weaponry symbolizes many things - beauty, art, majesty - but you have to remember... Weapons are built for KILLING. When you are angry, you are sometimes blinded by it. You seem to always take the easy way out, which is not always a bad thing - unless you're digging a whole for yourself, as you often do. Your different shades of anger differ to such an extent there might as well be a pallet of them. The Weapon is blinded by anger. Yields weaponry for evil. The weapon is withheld until the easy way out no longer works. The weapon hates the whirlwind. Characteristics are impulsiveness, narrow-minded. You are the twelfth sign of the Black Zodiac. The piercing, jump-to-conclusions, fatal Weapon.
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:iconruamsa144:
Thank you so much for this journal entry! Lol Also I fit the Fish Man quite well, which is hard for me to be independent.
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I'm fascinated by this. I'm a Pisces and it interests me that you called it "The Weapon". Weaponry has always had a certain lure for me, plus the description really fits me, I think. Except I don't hate Virgos. I kinda love them x)
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:iconloexkothar:
been working on a fallen angel character for years in my drawings, i aint even surprised i was gonna be the fallen/slain angel. it very much feels like im containing some serious depth that even i know little about.

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way2thedawn May 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Cool, I've been looking for legit descriptions and correspondence for the Black Zodiac. Although it's very weird. I'm the Horned Beast, which fits fairly well, but my girlfriend is the Viper, and the description doesn't sound like her at all. Are these more of a theory of your dark-side, rather than a general description?
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Left-Handed-Words May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I wish I could take the credit, but honestly my dark side interests lie elsewhere. The information you see is all directly from the web. I can only surmise that some people don't match (or think that they don't match up) to their regular horoscope sign.
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way2thedawn May 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Fair enough. I'm just glad you helped me find what I was looking for.

That is certainly true. I know sometimes when I look at my horoscope my first instinct is to say it's BS, but then later it occurs to me that it might actually be right.
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Left-Handed-Words May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know exactly what you mean... I should emphasize that all the info I have gathered on the Black Zodiac is strictly from the internet (it could be faulty or questionable) Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any books on the subject whatsoever :grump:
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way2thedawn May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's tragic.
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:iconninjaofnightmare:
Ive been hunting for information on the black zodiac for ages!
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:iconthnksfrthemo:
I'm the weapon, apparently. Which is weird because I'm not very violent at all. While I love war movies and video games like that, I would never do such a thing in real life. Although I do take the easy way out quite a bit and dig myself into a hole. I do have a slight issue with anger, but it takes a lot for me to get truly angry.

While I think astrology is all a bunch of woo woo silliness, I do find it interesting, especially this.
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