Aries Zodiac Sign
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and that’s pretty much how those born under this sign see themselves: first. People Born at Aries Dates (March 21 – April 20) are the leaders of the pack, first in line to get things going. Whether or not everything gets done is another question altogether, for an Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete. Do you have a project needing a kick-start? Call an Aries, by all means.
The leadership displayed by Aries is most impressive, so don’t be surprised if they can rally the troops against seemingly insurmountable odds - they have that kind of personal magnetism. An Aries won’t shy away from new ground, either. Those born under this sign are often called the pioneers of the zodiac, and it’s their fearless trek into the unknown that often wins the day. Aries is a bundle of energy and dynamism, kind of like a Pied Piper, leading people along with its charm and charisma. The dawning of a new day - and all of its possibilities - is pure bliss to an Aries.
The symbol of Aries is the Ram, and that’s both good and bad news. Impulsive Aries might be tempted to ram their ideas down everyone’s throats without even bothering to ask if they want to know. It’s these times when you may wish Aries’ symbol were a more subdued creature, more lamb than ram perhaps. You’re not likely to convince the Ram to soften up; these folks are blunt and to the point. Along with those qualities comes the sheer force of the Aries nature, a force that can actually accomplish a great deal. Much of Aries’ drive to compete and to win comes from its Cardinal Quality. Cardinal Signs love to get things going, and Aries exemplifies this even better than Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.
Aries is ruled by Mars. Taking a peek at Roman mythology, we find that Mars was the God of War. Our man Mars was unafraid to do battle, and much the same can be said for Aries. These folks are bold, aggressive and courageous. They can summon up the inner strength required to take on most anyone, and they’ll probably win. Aries do not lack energy or vitality, and they can stay in the game longer than most anyone else. Now that’s a winning edge. Rams are also, for the most part, independent and well aware of their own interests in a given situation.
This sometimes myopic view may not be for everyone, but it does help Aries get things going. Further, their competitive natures ensure that they will play the game with zeal and vigor. At times, their approach may be construed as arrogant and domineering, but it takes a lot of focus to be a leader (or so an Aries would say). Sadly, Aries won’t usually be around for the final victory (defeat? never). These folks will more than likely have bolted to the next project before the first one is done.
Everyone is born within a particular decan sign. We use the word decan (pronounced "deck-han") which derives from the Greeks, meaning, "ten day’s apart". Knowing your Sun sign and your decan is the best way to truly distinguish you apart from the other decans within your Sun Sign. You can find some extra part of soul description in you Aries Degrees. This enables us to understand the different energies of the Sun that are affecting you most accurately in each of these ten days.
- If you were born in the Aries 1st Decan of any Sun sign, you ruled by Mars, you are first in the Zodiac, first among Aries, the leaders’ leader. You are forceful, decisive, inspirational, with a crusader’s zeal and a head full of world-changing ideas. Sexually arousing, unstoppable, a double-daring lover, mover and shaker.
- If you were born in the Aries 2nd Decan, your influenced by the Sun, you are a radiant presence with extraordinary charisma. The mix of Aries drive and added star quality is potent; you never want for admirers. You are a brilliant motivator but may prefer solo success, with your name up in lights! You have all it takes to be a success in the world of show business and top level sport.
- If you were born in the Aries 3rd Decan, your influenced by Jupiter, you’re a true individualist. Aries dynamism combines with a strong moral sense: you might be a preacher, politician, healer, hell raiser or saint. You stir others profoundly. Lovers must learn to share you with your other worldly passions.
Cusp signs are people who are born near the intersection of two sun signs. There are two possible Aries Cusps: Pisces-Aries Cusp of Rebirth and Aries-Taurus Cusp of Power. This affects people who was born near those dates that Pisces and Aries or Aries and Taurus connect to each other.
The element associated with Aries is Fire. Think action, enthusiasm and a burning desire to play the game. Aries love physicality, so they won’t sit on the sidelines for long, if at all. They’ll jump into the fray full force and will contribute much in the process. Talk about eager beavers! Sure, some of their decisions may later prove to have been hasty, but you’ll never find an Aries who regretted taking a shot.
Making things happen is what it’s all about to these folks. Aries are also unafraid of stepping onto new terrain. The challenge inherent in taking on the unknown is heaven on Earth for Rams. Sure, they may appear arrogant when they take on the world, but they’ll be quick to tell you it’s the only way to go. While a common Aries refrain might well be "me first", there’s no point in arguing with them since, in their minds, they are first. Is this unbridled ego? Maybe, but that might be what it takes to blaze a new trail. Oh, and on the subject of arguing, it’s the Ram who will have the last word, so save your breath.
Aries Birthstone - Diamond, so Aries plays as hard as they work. These folks are happiest in a spirited soccer match or engaging in the martial arts. In the game of love, the Ram’s ardor is unquestioned, although Aries can also be playful and romantic with their mate. With Aries ruling the head, face and brain, those born under this sign need to be on the lookout for headaches and are well-served to take the occasional deep breath. The Ram’s color is bright red, a sure sign of the fire that breathes within.
The great strength of the Aries-born is in their initiative, courage and determination. These folks love to get things going and are fearless along the way. Their dynamism and competitive spirit add considerably to any of their endeavors.
Aries Moon Sign is where the moon is when you were born. Most people are familiar with their sun (or star) sign, and may not realise that their moon sign also has great significance. The sun sign is active in your life, whereas the moon is more reactive; the moon can be the source of our emotional desires and our deeper inner life, whereas the sun determines the more immediately apparent aspects of our personality. Nurturing the moon is key to understanding the inner truth of who we are.