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:
The Sun in your sign suggests you are hot out of the gates. A revolutionary fervor is building. New modes of self-expression are coming out of you as if of their own accord. You are determined to enter new territory. You may feel torn between going your own way versus the responsibilities and joys of relationship. Whatever constitutes greener pastures for you will win.
A series of fresh activations on relationship fronts of late are leading you to establish a more solid foundation. This desire to feel more stable touches every aspect of your life: social/relational, physical/material, emotional/psychological and spiritual/inspirational. Simply said, you want to feel more empowered. This practical focus will also serve to keep an over active imagination in check.
Everyone is experiencing pressures to overcome past patterns and rhythms and activate new ones, not least of all you. However, as much as you may want to be ready, you may not be. Perhaps you have yet to realize what the issue is, what you are meant to overcome. Themes of surrender and sacrifice versus denial and avoidance seek balance with virtues of vision and courage.
Sometimes the best way to reach within is to reach without. Gaining valuable feedback from others about how they perceive us can prove very revealing. The goal here is to both know yourself better and thereby contribute to more harmony and balance in your relationships. Weighing long-term investments and commitments against short is woven into this plot.