• Element: Fire
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Gender: Masculine – Yang
  • Modern Ruler: Mars
  • Traditional ruler: Mars
  • Anatomy: The head, ears, mouth, tongue, eyes, brain, the cerebrum, face, upper jaw, carotid arteries.


  • Aries is represented by the glyph of the Ram’s horns, symbolising impulsive action,
    the spirit of the moment, fresh, new and sprouting energy


  • Aries a small faint constellation with its brightest stars, Hamal and Sharatan, making up the Ram’s head. Discovered in Aries in 2003 is the star Teergarden, one of our own Sun’s closest neighbours at only 12 light years away. In both the northern and southern hemispheres, Aries is best seen at midnight in the midheaven when the Sun is in Libra during September and October.


  • Primal, simple, urge
  • Start, beginning, ready, set, go
  • Birth, impulse to live, burn, survive, be
  • Identity, assertion, courage to be
  • The heroes journey begins
  • Go getter, warrior, pioneer, adventurer
  • Bestial sign – Taurus, Leo, Capricorn
    • Aries, the first zodiac sign, is associated with the beginning of the zodiacal year and a new cycle.
    • Aries is a seed of potential about to burst open through the impulse to incarnate.
    • Aries represents the original energy that springs from the primordial waters of Pisces, symbolised by “the waters breaking” during birth.
    • Through Aries one begins the fight for survival. Aries’ energy is therefore immediate and raw.
    • Aries symbolises dawn and emergence; beginnings, new projects and enthusiasm.
    • Aries prefers to remain uncluttered by the past, and emotionally untied.
    • Aries represents the desire for adventure – be it physical, spiritual or intellectual.
    • Aries is concerned with ‘Me’ whereas Libra (Aries’ opposite sign) is concerned with ‘We’.


  • Traits  -Quick, initiating, pioneering, eager, spontaneous, engineering, courageous, competitive, independent, a fighter, a warrior, freedom-loving, impulsive, assertive, fiery, impatient, selfish.
  • Shadow – angry, argumentative, impatient, loner

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