Aries Dates of Birth
The astrologists divide a year is into 12 periods, during each period the sun being in a constellation area. So everyone has a corresponding zodiacal sign according to the period his / her birthday lies in. The 12 signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People believe that different signs of the zodiac present different characteristics and talents.
The Zodiac sign of Aries represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Aries, influences people who were born between the dates of March 21 - April 20. The Zodiac sign of Aries is ruled by Mars, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Mars rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Diamond. The Diamond has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Diamond gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Aries is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Aries.
Aries Dates: March 21 – April 20
In astrology, your Aries Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. Usually, people born between March 21 and April 20 have Aquarius as their sun sign, because that is the Zodiac sign where the sun was at their birth. But it differs a little from year to year, because of the leap years. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it’s not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That’s why we have leap years.
Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there’s an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it’s evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Aries starts on March 21 and ends on April 20, but that’s just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
If you were born on the 21st of March or the 20th of April, you have to check if you’re really an Aries or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Aries must be within the 20th to 21st of March, and the end of it between the 20th and 21th of April. People born on other dates need not be concerned.
Mixed Zodiac Signs
Now, If you were born on March 21st at a time when your sun is at the very end of Pisces, you probably have a mixture of Pisces and Aries in your character. If your sun is at the very end of Aries, you may show personality traits of both Aries and Taurus. Here you can find more about Aries Cusps.
Decans Make a Difference
The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each Zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It’s also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations - the twelve signs of the Zodiac. There are three posible variation: Aries 1st Decan, Aries 2nd Decan and Aries 3rd Decan.