March 21st- April 19th
The Spring Equinox, March 21st, is the beginning of the new astrological year and Aries, the first sign, is therefore that of new beginnings. The young ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic, and full of energy. Those under the sign of Aries tend to venture out in the world giving the impression that they are exciting, vibrant and talkative. Aries likes to be the center of attention, but rightly so since they are natural, confident leaders. Arians are direct, uncomplicated, and straightforward and are often baffled when they dont receive the same treatment.
Arians are courageous leaders with genuine concern for those whom they lead, being responsible people they rarely use their “followers” for their own personal gain — though it does happen. They can be so concerned with self, both positively and negatively — self-reliant but also self-centered and [sometimes] concerned with their own personal advancement and physical pleasure.
Their immense energy makes them aggressive and restless, occasionally argumentative, headstrong, quick tempered, easily offended and capable of holding grudges if they feel themselves affronted.
As an Arian, is preferable to be aware of your pioneering spirit and not disregard it. For in acknowledging it you not only enjoy life more, but you avoid being pushed around by others. Your nature is usually “push or be pushed” with very little middle ground. This can, at times, be objectionable to others but you must have the freedom to act, rather than just thinking about it and becomming pent-up in the process.
At all costs you must avoid negative emotions such as resentment, regret, or self-pity for they would deny you what is so essential to your nature: straightforwardness.
Strengths - Independent, Generous, Optimistic, Enthusiastic, Courageous
Weaknesses - Moody, Short-tempered, Self-centered, Impulsive, Impatient
Planet - Mars
Metal - Iron
Cross - Cardinal
Element - Fire
Crystals - Ruby, Bloodstone, Diamond, Garnet, Amethyst
Flowers & Herbs - Anemone, Geranium, Wormwood, Betony, Cowslip, Thistle, Wild Rose, Woodbine
Tree - Pine, Cypress, Holly, Thorn, Chesnut
Color - Red, White, Pink
Body Area - Head, Face
Number - 7, 9
Day of the Week - Tuesday
Season - Spring