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* Today, Let's Talk About Aries
Astrology's Cardinal Fire Sign
What is it and why is it important?

by Celeste L. Walker

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Aries begins on the first day of Spring
... and vice versa

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Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, the sign of new beginnings and initiative. The entry of the Sun into Aries marks the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere. The arrival of Aries each year begins a new cycle of personal and evolutionary development, another turn on the spiral of life added to the millions that have gone before to bring us all to where we are today.

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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.

5 Things to Know About Aries -- Dealing with the Zodiac's Pushiest Sign ---> 1 -- There are twelve signs in the Zodiac. Of these, Aries is the first. Number One. Any Aries will tell you there are good and obvious reasons for that. Moreover he's brave enough to say this out loud in front of Leos and Capricorns. He may have a point, but this tells you some things about Aries. He's confident, courageous and candid.

Why is Aries Important? ---> Aries' symbol is the ram. -- We all have Aries in our character -- Each of us have Aries energy expressing somewhere in our lives. True, if you don't have a planet in Aries or a major placement, like the Ascendant, in Aries, your Aries energy is indirect, possibly confined only to the affairs of the house that has Aries on the cusp.

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.

Masculine Signs -- The Fire and Air Signs ---> Signs of Life and Intellect -- Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers.

The Fire Signs -- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius ---> Fire Signs get things done -- The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius represent energy that is directly involved with action, leadership, personal charisma, and self-expression. These signs are self-confident, dramatic, self-promoting, exuberant, vivacious, and captivating.

Born with the Sun in Aries -- The Aries Character ---> Aries is the Spring Fire Sign -- Direct and to the point -- Passion is never a problem for Aries. Nor is self-assertion. Nor is being downright pushy and tromping on toes if that gets a job done. Aries is long on initiative and ambition, notoriously short on tact -- and few will apologize for that.

The Virtues and the Downside of the Sun in Aries ---> Were you born with the Sun in Aries? -- As someone born with the Sun in Aries, you were endowed from birth with the energy of the warrior, the pioneer, the entrepreneur and the trailblazer. You examine the world around you and see possibilities and potentials everywhere, for one of your strongest talents is your ability to shake up the status quo and bring new things to life.

When the Sun is in Aries ---> Welcome to Spring!! -- When the Sun is in Aries, people are aggressive, direct, and competitive. Attitudes are forceful and energetic. It's time to shake off the meditative moods that prevailed during Pisces, and kick some ... um ... aspirations. With the Sun in Aries, people are candid, blunt, emphatic and concerned with winning. They are assertive and ambitious.

Celebrating Aries -- The 5 most distinctive / admirable traits of the sign ---> Perspective -- Their remarkable drive and enterprise. Aries citizens are always doing something. Sometimes it takes physical movement. Sometimes their projects and plans take place mostly in their minds. Either way they are "in motion" somewhere. To Aries life is a place to have impact, a thing to manage ... and they revel at the prospect.

Aries Rising -- Your self-assertion is what you show the world ---> So ... what IS a "Rising Sign?" -- The Ascendant of a Natal Chart is also called the "Rising Sign." Astrologers use the two terms interchangeably. It is literally the sign that was rising on the Eastern horizon of the sky at the time you were born in the place where you were born. This is why it is essential to have both a birthplace and a birth time in order to cast a completely valid Natal Chart.

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