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Aries: the 1st Sign of the Zodiac
The first step on the spiral

by Serenity Chappell

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Aries -- the start of the spiral

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. It follows Pisces in the Zodiacal line-up. As a rule, the range of Aries covers the time from March 20th until April 20th.

It is a time of year that emphasizes initiative and new beginnings. In Astrology, it is associated with courage, enterprise, self-assertion, confidence, and getting things started.

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Aries -- a time of venturing forth, showing initiative

In mundane matters, Aries is associated with leadership, pioneering efforts, independence, aggression and making progress.

The Zodiacal symbol for Aries is the Ram. Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign. The Fire Signs in Astrology are active, courageous, and self-involved.

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Aries is a Cardinal sign

The Cardinal Signs in Astrology are proactive and initiating. They deal with life's problems by taking action to change circumstances ... and create new conditions. Thus Aries brings an enthusiastic insistence (which a lot of folks call "pushiness") to the lifestyle it creates.

The other Cardinal Signs are Cancer, Capricorn, and Libra. The natural style these signs take in their approach to life can bring challenges to their relationships with Aries.

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Aries is a Fire sign

The other Fire signs are Leo and Sagittarius. Common values and similar preferences in habits and ambitions help these signs find an easier, more natural compatibility with Aries.

Traditionally Aries is compatible with Leo and Sagittarius, other Aries, Gemini, and Aquarius. Gemini and Aquarius bring supportive and complementary qualities that can enhance their relationship with Aries.

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Summing Up Aries

On the other hand, a match between Aries and Cancer or Aries and Capricorn carries special challenges ... and a relationship between Aries and Astrology Sign Libra will require well-defined "territories" for each partner ... and a constant willingness to compromise on many issues, for these two signs often hold to different values. As you can see, Aries / Libra relationships can be kind of mixed blessing.

Physically, Aries rules the head. The ruling planet of Aries is Mars. Aries is associated with the color red. The starstone (not the birthstone) assigned to Aries is the diamond. Were you Born with The Sun in Aries?

Horoscopes for the Season of Aries

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Are you an Aries? -- Is Your Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Aries? ---> The heat and passion of fire ---> Aries is a Fire sign. The Fire Signs in Astrology are considered masculine, positive, assertive, active, outgoing, and motivating. They do things, stir things up, take action, go after what they want, make things happen. In addition to Aries, the other two fire signs are Leo and Sagittarius. Aries is also a Cardinal Sign. The Cardinal Signs in Astrology are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. These personalities tend to be very direct and to the point in their presentation. They are energetic, personally ambitious, impulsive and impatient when it ....

Do You Have the Sun in Aries? -- What happens when you're born right on the cusp? ---> What's your sign? ---> Do you have The Sun in Aries? If you were born between March 20 and April 20, you likely have an Aries Sun in your Natal Chart. But the beginning and end dates can be a little ragged because the celestial schedule and human calendars don't always synch. If you're one of those special souls born near a sign change ... "on the cusp", you'll need a real astrologer ...

Understanding The Sun in Aries ---> Connect with your initiative ---> The Sun travels through the Astrology sign Aries once a year, a trip that lasts about a month. The Sun is in Aries from late March until late April. The energy of the Sun in Aries is dynamic, assertive and competitive -- and accompanies a rise in these attitudes in .everyone. While the Sun travels through Aries, you may become more active, more willing to attract attention and more interested in getting things done.

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Aries Classified
Gender, Quality & Element

* The Elemental Qualities of Aries -- The Cardinal Fire Sign in Astrology ---> Aries is a Fire Sign ---> The Fire Signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. There is one Fire Sign for each of the Qualities -- Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Aries is Cardinal Fire. Leo is Fixed Fire, and Sagittarius is Mutable Fire. Together, these three elements form the components in the pattern of the Grand Fire Trine. Fire element is the quality associated with leadership issues, ambitions based on personal charisma, a fondness for seizing the initiative when choosing to act, and a reputation for showing enthusiasm and even zealotry

* Aries is the Cardinal Fire Sign -- Dynamic Initiative ---> Aries' symbol is the ram. ---> Dynamic Initiative ---> Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign. His personality emphasizes leadership, personal charisma, individual vision, and having a strong sense of who he is and what he can do. Remember ... Fire sign people want to be admired, followed, appreciated, noticed, and deferred to. His likes to do things, stir up energy, get things started, seize the initiative, push inert circumstances into forward motion which will at least bring on change. He is dynamic, assertive, confrontational, aggressive and ....

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Other Expressions of Aries

* Aries Rising -- Your self-assertion is what you show the world ---> Sooo ... What IS a Rising Sign? ---> Red is an Aries color ---> When you have Aries Rising ... ---> With Aries Rising, you are assertive and spontaneous in meeting life. Your manner is frank and outgoing. You are outspoken ... and know how to say what you mean. You are also impulsive, and while tact is not one of your virtues, no one will ever call you dishonest or malicious. There is tremendous power in this position, showing you can overcome formidable obstacles in pursuing your personal goal

* Your Aries House -- The Starting Point -- Where Action Begins ---> The starting point of life ---> The house in your Natal Chart with Aries on the cusp is the starting point for your life's action. It's where things begin. When you're ready to launch new ventures or start new interests, this is the first place you look for motive and inspiration. You serve the needs of this life area with your energy and physical work. The results, profits and gains from what you accomplish in the Natal House where Mars is located feed the interests of your Aries house. This is how you were designed to operate.

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Cusp-born Aries

* The Aries-From-Pisces Cusp-Born Person -- March 20 to March 25 ---> Where spirituality intersects initiative ---> The dynamic, forceful, audacious, candid, and often confrontational Aries-from-Pisces person lives a rich inner life where those mystical Pisces interests are nurtured and cultivated ... and he will show a distinctly spiritual perspective where "going the extra mile" to help another is also one of the rules he lives by.

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Learn more about Aries in Astrology
These are the index pages to our articles
about Aries and the Sun in Aries.

Aries Articles Index
Sun in Aries Articles Index

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