Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and is the first member of the Fire Element Triplicity, followed by Leo and Sagittarius. Aries is a Sign of Cardinal Quality or modality and is ruled by Mars.
The Zodiac glyph is the Ram, which is symbolic of daring, bold and pioneering leadership. The glyph can alternately be seen as symbolizing a fountain of lava spewing upward from a volcano, symbolizing raw earth energy in a liquid fire state.
Energetic and enthusiastic about new directions, people born with an Aries Sun Sign are at their best when taking an active lead in exploring new territory, whether literally or figuratively, and championing meaningful causes. Fiercely independent, Aries persons are usually unfettered by what others think of them. Often assertive with chiselled good looks, high fashion is generally less important than an appearance that matches the style of their mood. On the other hand, Aries are known to be trend-setters and can certainly be avante garde.
Aries has energy that acts spontaneously without asking, and can be dominant and forceful to the extent of being considered self-centered and even abrasive. Follow-through and completion of projects are other common issues. Positively, people with a strong emphasis of Aries in their Astrological signature are very original, alert and present and make excellent leaders and guides. Aries can also make exciting and fun-loving companions, ready and willing to embark upon an adventure without delay.
The basic challenges to overcome include self-centeredness and reckless abandon. Aries is about initiative, action, pioneering leadership, authenticity and bold determination.
Researchers, guides, occultists, geologists, geographers, scientists and entrepreneurs are common occupations.
Some famous personalities that aptly depict Aries include:
- David Suzuki – scientist & environmentalist
- Jackie Chan – martial artist & actor
- Sandra Day O’Connor – first female justice on U.S. Supreme Court
Recent Horoscopes for this Sun Sign:
You have been moving slowly but surely through a tunnel of change these past months and this week you will feel the warmth of the light at its end. It will take another few weeks for you to fully and finally be through, however. Yet, the feeling of its completion is already evident. This final phase is contributing to the drive of your ambitions.
You are in the last stages of a deep period of change. Everyone is experiencing it one way or another. For you it has and continues in the arena of relationships. Looking back 2-3 years you will notice that you have changed… a lot. At best you feel renewed. This process continues rather acutely and will for another month.
Deep and measurable changes are underway in you and your life. Powerful endings are implied. These are and will inevitably be followed by some kind of new beginning or rebirth, but not necessarily right away. Your best assets now include diplomatic communications, empathy, deep listening and a sincere desire to cooperate.
Some significant changes are underway and you are playing an active role in making them happen. Because you want to deepen bonds you are willing to take the necessary action. Some form or training is implied. The learning curve includes ‘unlearning’. This involves breaking habits and/or adjusting habitual modes of perception and personal conduct.