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 contrary energies active now will require extra patience by everyone and not least of all you. Mercury re-entering Aries will add to the challenge by leaving you feeling impatient. The Sun in Taurus and Venus in Pisces are a saving grace. Imagine walking naked in a hot rainforest to keep your spirits up.
As eager as you are to advance, you may be feeling the need to slow down. Smell the flowers and the coffee. Slowing down will allow you to concentrate more fully. You have entered another cycle of experimentation. The time is right to sample but perhaps not to buy or commit, at least not in regards to the long-term.
You are on a momentous if somewhat unpredictable roll. As though descending a steep hill, the momentum will build yet and all week long. The peak will come late in the week so be aware and ready to apply the brakes as necessary. Despite this pace and spring advancing, the time to really open things up is a few weeks away.
With Mercury now in Taurus you can expect your focus to become steadier. Yet with Venus still retrograde, you may still feel uncertain about what you want regarding current interests. Furthermore, as Venus re-enters Pisces this vagueness may increase. Positively, you will feel more peaceful.