Aries is the sign that initiates our solar year, with the first
month of spring; the Vernal Equinox. This is when the seeds that lie
beneath the coverings of winter begin to receive the proper stimuli
to sprout. Likewise, the Aries energy brings the individual a curiosity
much like a child‘s, with the will and energy to act on it.
Aries, ruling the first month of the solar year, also rules the
first house of the zodiac. Aries is a cardinal sign. Cardinal signs
govern the beginning, the source, and plant the seeds for what is
to come. Aries is a natural leader, an initiator that can be willful
and courageous. Directing that will is the challenge for the Aries
individual, taking care not to be a dictator or willful child.
Aries is the first fire sign. The fire element brings even more
energy to the mix. Aries energy is impressive, bringing fresh insights,
quick quips and great humor. Aries people can delegate well when they
develop patience; as they see the whole picture faster than the rest
of us, but cannot do it all alone. The challenge for them is to lead
others in a team effort.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars. Mars is male/positive energy,
a warrior energy that likes a good fight. When well directed, a strong
Mars can lend to the individual a great courage, a hero‘s temperament,
confidence and leadership. Badly directed can bring disharmony, selfishness,
arrogance and mischeif.
The Ram is the symbol for Aries. Rams plough with their horns to
expose the food beneath the surface, the sprouts that lie below, to
feed their family. So the Ram energy is breaking the surface to be
nourished and fed.
To strive for the highest Aries energy would be to have the strength
and courage to fight for whatever ideal, cause, person that you believe
in enough. To be willing to speak your mind with calm authority, rather
than impulsively. To learn to listen to others so as to be the best
leader. And, to pioneer new horizons that others fear to tread.