|The Western astrological year commences in the northern hemisphere with the vernal equinox, alternatively
known as the first day of spring. Day and night are of equal length
and the Sun begins its journey through the constellation of
Aries. Symbolised by the Ram, the glyph for this sign can be considered
either as a representation of the Ram’s horns, or else as the
first shoots of spring pushing bravely through the warming ground.
The first association has a wider relevance on a global scale, where
spring does not always happen in March, of course…
constellation of Aries is associated with the cardinal
quality and belongs to the element of fire. The cardinal
signs aspire collectively towards leadership, initiative, action
and achievement. The fire triplicity is also active, energetic and enthusiastic
and its members share a similar passion for life and a dynamic
approach to the regular round of their everyday affairs. Combining
all these features into one sign, makes you somebody who definitely cannot be called reticent, indecisive or half-hearted.
Thus if you’re typical you are renowned for your trademark forthright, vigorous
and upbeat attitude. You are a straightforward character not noted
for your patience, diplomacy, subtlety or tact. You are generally independent,
strong willed, confident and decisive and don’t enjoy others interference in your own personal decisions.
you may not plan especially well in the longer term, as a typical Aries
you’ll be pretty sure what you want from life and about the ways you intend to ensure this all happens before very long.
Naturally one or two errors can creep in along the way, since at times the downside of a proactive
nature means rash judgements, undue haste, impulsiveness
or a lack of forethought will all start messing up your intended
outcomes. However, mostly you feel capable
of achieving your objectives, don’t wait for the say-so of anybody else and are usually able to get what you want, without requesting much in the
way of other people’s assistance, either.
and egotism can be dangers where such as a focussed personality
is concerned, but fortunately most Aries people aren’t
loners. You are naturally competitive and need interpersonal interactions
in order to affirm your worth. You seek
out all kinds of relationships therefore and, over time, discover the art of
compromise. Most Aries people aren’t especially
bossy or controlling, even though your assertive and acerbic style
of relating can be rather jarring for more sensitive souls. You certainly
do like to be in charge, but actually it’s more important to
set your own agenda than it is to spend time telling those around you
what to do.
If others can make their point clearly, you’ll always respect that person’s right and entitlement to hold an
alternative view. It is often said that Aries means a natural
leader and while this may be true, it is still important to emphasise
the softer skills of communication and diplomacy, so your truly
effective leadership skills can fully become apparent. Many Aries
subjects are outspoken and not afraid to state their opinions directly, since your competitive nature and desire to win is strong and being ruled by Mars, your feelings always will tend towards the immediate
and the urgent. You’re generally candid, frank and ready to live life for every moment then.
||All shades of red
||Aloes, chillies, garlic, ginger,
cacti, geraniums, honeysuckle
||All thorn bearing trees and shrubs
||England, Germany, Denmark, Poland,
Silesia, both Israel and Palestine
||Leicester, Florence, Krakow, Naples, Utrecht, Marseilles, Birmingham (UK)
||Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn
|Your emotions sometimes appear quite explosive
and you can come out with some extremely biting and provocative comments.
You then almost immediately put all this behind you, not understanding
why others find it so much harder to do the same.
Then your critics would call you arrogant, rude and thoughtless, though your motivations are rarely
premeditated or malicious. Coming so early in the zodiac, yours is
one of the least complex and most guileless of signs, escaping the intellectual and spiritual baggage that increasingly
gets associated with those that come later. You like living to the best of your ability, as actively as you can
and without excessive limits. This given, you
will be fine.
Needless to say Aries people are at their best acting with a marked degree of self-determination. Being
your own boss, or working in an executive position within a large
organisation, would suit you well. You prefer a lot of room
for making snap judgements and definitely don’t appreciate
the prospect of overzealous supervision. A career involving participation at the sharp end, is a good one for you.
Surgeons and butchers are linked with Aries because of this
association with cutting instruments. The armed forces are
synonymous with your sign, as are the many jobs for which it is necessary
to wear some kind of uniform.
In relationships you are passionate,
hot-blooded, ardent and a lover of the chase. You are
attentive, gallant and chivalrous in pursuit, but
aren’t renowned for your staying
power when the conquest is over. It’s advisable for your partner to play a little hard to get, maintaining your
ardour at the peak of arousal, once this first
rush of passion abates…