To continue, some thought must be given to the breakdown of the Giza plateau into ten equal parts radiating from the Sphinx, and why this is again an esoteric component of the Denderah Zodiac, which has quite a few structural facets, with the double figures describing the four cardinal directions, then four single figures to describe the eight, whilst in total they are twelve as the signs of the Zodiac, yet their hands are positioned such that they support the decahedron, or the ten heavenly stems.
To look then at what might be involved a comparative study of how differant cultures have conjectured the Heavens is neccesary, from the Vedic's one learns that there is a higher principle of five over the twelve signs, suggested as relating to the five planets (Mercury/Venus/Mars/Jupiter/Saturn) or the five senses in correlation to five principle internal organs, which is fine, but in all probability most directly relates to the five higher circumpolar constellations...
Formed with twelve spokes, by length of time, unweakened, rolls round the heaven this wheel of during Order.
Herein established, joined in pairs together, seven hundred Sons and twenty stand, O Agni.
The Father with five feet and twelve forms, they say, dwells in the higher half of heaven full of waters.
Revolving on this five-spoked wheel all beings stand. Though it carries a heavy load, its axle does not over heat.
From of old it does not break its ancient laws.
The undecaying wheel (circle) together with its felly (circumference), ten yoked to the upward extension carry it.
The eye of the Sun moves encompassing the region. In it are placed all beings.
To the left and right the Egyptian five directional sign for the Duat, set within the circle which is the symbol for the Sun in itself, if the layout of the Giza Plateau is set in the image of the Heavenly Duat, then in stylistic terms that is pretty much what one would expect to be the key geometric element, the 36' angles projecting from a given centre, which is what can be discerned in the geometric breakdown, yet essentialy twofold, ie ten directional
Looking again at what zodiacal models can be deduced from the Heavens that show schematic similarity to Denderah, one finds in China;
"Unlike many other calendars, the Chinese calendar is not infinite but repeats every 60 years. This repetition is a combination of the 10 “heavenly stems”, tian gan, [which correspond to one of five elements repeating in Yang/Yin pairs: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water] and the 12 “earthly branches”, dì zhi which correspond to the Buddhist animals. The 12 earthly branches [Rat through to Pig] repeat five times through the 60 year cycle, and the heavenly stems six times in the form of five pairs of Yang/Yin element doublets, also known as "Elder Brother" and "Younger Brother". An element only matches with an earthly branch once in the sixty year cycle ...
There was also a fifth direction, "towards the centre", associated with the North Pole Star, which was considered the closest point to heaven. This lead the Chinese to consider that the wheel of the circumpolar constellations was of great importance and they used these and ecliptic asterisms to define the lunar mansions..."
The knowledge and technology of the compass were enhanced in the Chou dynasty by the emperor Shing, the grandson of King Wen. As a young man, he had seen the value of the compass when his uncle Chou Kung made a compass for tribute bearers from the south who were lost while journeying home. The emperor combined the knowledge of the compass with that of the I-ching and set up a theory of terrestrial and celestial divination. This was the legendary Lo-ching, which is no longer extant. Lo means "encompassing all the knowledge of heaven and earth," and ching means "classic." Through the use of the compass and the Earlier Heaven pa-k'ua, ideal locations for building a city or a palace can be determined. With these divinational tools locations where "earth ch'i" (the vapor of life) is gathered can be identified and the path of the sha-ch'i (destructive energy) can be avoided. This is understanding the Way of Earlier Heaven. Using the knowledge of landforms, the movement of the stars, and the Later Heaven pa-k'ua, one can design countermeasures to combat adverse conditions. This is understanding the Way of Later Heaven. Armed with the knowledge of the Ways of Earlier Heaven and Later Heaven, the kings knew the secrets of the designs of heaven. They recognized the locations favored by the deities and possessed knowledge to counteract destructive forces. They were indeed the masters of I, or change.
The early emperors of China were not only masters of earth lore. They also observed the skies, charted the course of the stars, and encoded this knowledge in the calendar system. Legend says that Huang-ti ordered his celestial ministers to study the stars. A primitive calendar system named chia-tzu was invented. Several hundred years later, during the Hsia dynasty, another, more sophisticated calculation of the sun, moon, and constellations was made and the calendar was revised. In the Shang period (between the eighteenth and twelfth centuries BCE), a sixty-day cycle was used. The movement of the constellations was now organized into the Ten Celestial Stems and the Twelve Terrestrial Branches. Each day was designated by a combination of one stem and one branch taken in serial order. The sixty-day cycle was then applied to the year, making six cycles per year of three hundred and sixty days.
In the Chou dynasty (twelfth–third centuries BCE) the Celestial Stems were matched to the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire, and earth), and the Twelve Terrestrial Branches were applied to the twelve solar months. By about 600 BCE (the time of Confucius and Lao-tzu), twelve animal symbols were attached to the Twelve Terrestrial Branches.
Thus, by the Spring and Autumn Period (eighth–fifth centuries BCE) the compass, the I-ching, and the calendar—the three building blocks of the divination arts—became part of the Chinese science.
Na chia: The coordination and interlocking of the Ten Celestial Stems with the Eight Elements (pa kua), to the end that the first Stem, which is the embodiment of the active or male cosmic force, and the second Stem, which is the reservoir of the passive or female cosmic force, gather in the center and the highest point in the universe. Taoist religion.
The cycle of 12 branches is probably related to the 12 months, while the cycle of 10 stems is probably related to the ancient Chinese 10-day ``week'', xún (?). The seven-day week was probably introduced not earlier than the Sòng Dynasty
It is also thought by some that the Ten Celestial Stems of the Oriental calendar reflect a time when the week was one of ten days, that Decans were used as in Egypt, and not only are the Ten Celestial Stems fully integrated with the twelve subdivisions, but also eight directionalism, as seen on the Denderah Zodiac.
Going back to Egypt then and the geometry of the Giza Plateau, this would pre-date the developments in China and also the Vedic tradition, and the one direct comparative that can be made is the association with the Heavens, the Duat, with the five directional motif, and in all probabilty the association of this with the circumpolar region. They appear also to have conjectured this as doubling up to ten directions in terms of what the geometry would indicate, and there is no reason that an overall division of 10x36' could not have been considered in conjunction with a year of 36x10 decans, the Chinese certainly are suggested as incorporating the two and seeing them as directly related in concept.
The role of the Planet Venus also needs to be taken into consideration, when viewed at five equidistant points upon the horizon over an eight year period, with the stars themselves issuing forth from Hathor as droplets of milk from the sacred cow, whilst the five directionalism is suggested as relating in greater context to reside in the circumpolar region, the creation over time of the same pattern posits a direct relationship between the two.
To return to the Vedic phrase which i highlighted;
The eye of the Sun moves encompassing the region. In it are placed all beings.
Then in Egypt the concept of 'The Eyes of Ra' would almost certainly relate to the two inferior orbital planets, Mercury and Venus, with Horus thus capable of being seen as an eye of Ra, and Hathor as Venus also. With Venus as the eye of Ra moving and encompassing the region of Earth and all living things, in terms of five directions. One also sees the the design resembles the Cosmic Blue Lotus, symbol of the Perfection of the Atum and principle of First Creation from the waters of Nun, through Nut...