Aries begins the astrological year on the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. It
arrives at the moment of perfect balance between the forces of day and night.
The long Northern Hemisphere winter is finally over and new life begins poking
its way through the softening earth. It is the sign of
beginnings; it's the first, number one, the sign that starts the story of self-discovery.
There is an appropriate focus on the self with Aries that is not necessarily about
selfishness. It's about the discovery of oneself as an independent entity.
Aries is the warrior who is more concerned with challenging him/herself than with defeating
others. In fact, Aries' reality is about focusing on one issue at a time. It is
a sign of action, rather than one of strategy. It belongs to the group of fire signs that also includes Leo and Sagittarius. But, as the initiating, cardinal fire sign, Aries is the most spontaneous of the group.
is not the primary virtue of Aries. However, any individual born with the Sun in Aries will be a combination of astrological (and other) factors, so patience
is a possibility. Yet, the point of Aries is not to wait, but to be. In fact,
Aries psychologist-psychedelic explorer-guru Baba Ram Dass wrote Be Here
Now, a book that reminds us that the only reality is in the present.
course Aries, like everyone else, remembers yesterday and has to deal with tomorrow.
But, the great gift of this month is to remind all of us to be in the moment.
This is truly where we live, even if wounds from the past or fears about the future
may blur our vision. Take a moment to just be. Stop, breathe and remember that
everything is here now. There's nowhere else you need to be.
Aries is not here to make us comfortable. It is here to spark the imagination,
put a burr in the saddle and help us start anew. It's Aries that propels us forward,
breaking old connections to discover new worlds.
you need courage to make changes in your life, this is a good time to start. You
don't have to know where you'll wind up nor have all your strategies in place.
Aries is about putting things in motion and improvising from there. Try something
new this month and trust in your ability to learn what you don't already know.
Aries include tough old actresses like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, hot younger
ones Ellen Barkin, Sarah
Jessica Parker and even younger
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes,
Keri Russell, Melissa Joan Hart and Julia Stiles. Aries actors include
action jocks Jackie
Chan and Steven Seagal, along with Eddie Murphy, Alec
Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Robert
Downey Jr., Russell
Beatty, Quentin Tarantino, Haley
Joel Osment and Alec
women who sing include Celine
Dion, Aretha Franklin, Diana
Ross, Billie Holiday, Mariah Carey, Emmylou Harris, Mandy Moore and
Reba McIntire. Thomas Jefferson, Colin
Powell and Al
Gore are political Aries. Rams Rosie
O'Donnell, Conan O'Brien and David
Letterman love to chat, while Pete
Capriati and Garry Kasparov reflect the competitive side of this sign.