Aries: Bold, Exciting, Spontaneous
Happy Birthday, Aries! The Sun in your sign and your 1st House of Self signals the start to your personal new year. Pay attention to what enlivens you and commit to making changes that free up more space for following your enthusiasm!
Aries: March 21 – April 19
*If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign.
Ruling Planet: Mars
Symbol: The Ram
Element: Fire Sign
Energy: Yang (Masculine)
Lucky Day: Tuesday
Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7, 10, 15, and 25
Colors: Red and Mustard
Birth Stones: Diamond (primary), additional stones include: Amethyst; Apache Tears; Aquamarine; Aventurine; Bloodstone; Citrine.
Herbs/Flowers: Honeysuckle and Thistle, Stinging Nettles
Tarot Cards: The Emperor and the King of Wands
The Aries zodiac symbol is the Ram, named for the stellar constellation this sign corresponded to by the astrologers of the old world. The astrological symbol of the Ram goes back to Babylonian times when it was associated with agriculture and the god of shepherds.
In Egyptian astronomy, the Ram’s association continued through the sun god Amon-Ra, who had a human form and a ram’s head. Amon-Ra ruled over fertility and creativity, vital forces that set Spring and regeneration in motion. In Greek mythology, the Ram saved Phrixus and Helle, whose golden fleece became the prize in the story of Jason and the Argonauts. The name Aries is derived from “Ares”, the Greek god of war.
What Makes an Aries
The battle cry and the expression of birth come forward in the Aries mantra: I am. The Ram’s sense of purpose is all about asserting individual expression and self-authority. Aries are the trailblazers, going forward into uncharted territory, to clear a road ahead for others. When the Sun moves into Aries on March 20, 2021, Aries come back to life with a surge of excitement and motivation!
Aries natives will always be ready to act and will tend to be direct when it comes to expressing themselves. You never have to guess where you stand with these folks, as they will always let you know. These folks do not tend to hold a grudge, preferring to air out differences quickly, and move on in life. Ruled by Mars, the fiery qualities of the Ram bring great courage and determination to these natives.
Like anyone else, Aries may feel the fear, but has learned to act anyway, always striving to overcome limiting beliefs and self-doubt. Although very individualistic, these folks can also be very loyal, treating friends as fellow warriors that they feel bonded to in life’s challenges. You can count on your Aries friend to advocate for you, defend you, and face any hard conversations on your behalf to help protect, encourage, and empower you.
Some sources of weakness or potential blind spots in the Aries archetype are the flip side of all of their great strengths. Aries’ directness can come across as blunt, harsh, and even cruel if they are not managing their stress levels well. Since this sign values quick decisions and acting on gut impulse, they may have trouble being a patient, receptive team player.
Communication is potentially the biggest challenge of all for the Ram, who may already be out the door by the time the conversation is getting started. Though they may benefit from listening to others, they may not enjoy hearing recommendations or advice, preferring to learn from direct experience. Again, this could be a strength in the right circumstances, but their rash decisions could be self-destructive and affect others as well.
In classical astrological medicine, the entire zodiac was mapped out on the human body, starting with ruling over the head, eyes, and upper vertebrae of the spine. Heat was thought to rise up in the body by ancient physicians, making. natives from this sign prone to the state of “hot-headedness”; getting easily angered or frustrated when under stress.
As a result, those with Aries prominent in their charts may be vulnerable to chronic headaches that cause pressure behind the eyes. They also can be especially prone to injuries of the neck, skull, and face. If this is your sign, please wear your helmet when climbing, cycling, skydiving, boxing… you get the idea. Aries natives need to keep themselves hydrated, balance their restlessness with some relaxation, and give themselves time to repair their muscles as well as injuries after their intense workouts.
Aloe Vera is another great Mars plant and Aries’ ally. Its gel is cooling to skin inflammations and burns that Aries may encounter while exploring or working with its natural element: fire. Aloe Vera juice is also a wonderful cooling, anti-inflammatory, hydrating supplement when taken internally.
Peppermint tea is cooling, soothing, and helpful for digestion for those with a hot choleric constitution. In oil form, it can make a great cooling balm for battle weary muscles or massaged into the temples to alleviate tension headaches. Peppermint aromatherapy can calm the mind and clear Aries’ head if they are feeling irritable, overstimulated, and overworked.
Aries you’re the most independent sign of all! Your self-confidence is enormous, helping you live a life of excitement and experience without the heaviness of doubt or regret. Go for it!
P.S. An interesting antidote regarding Aries
Sneakers! You’ve got to be dressed to go anywhere and do anything at a moment’s notice while the Sun is in Aries. Make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes and that you have a lot of Band-Aids in your wallet because you never know where life will take you now!