Aries, March 20 to April 19

  • Symbol: Ram
  • Element: Fire
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • House: 1st, Self
  • Planet: Mars, action
  • Color: Red
  • Body Part: Head
  • Semi-precious stone: Carnelian

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Aries starts on March 20, the Spring Equinox. That's the date that the Earth's equator passes the ecliptic, the Sun's orbit, and starts to shine on the Northern Hemisphere. A long time ago, this always happened in the constellation Aries, but due to the Earth's wobble it now (technically) happens in the constellation Pisces.

Aries is headstrong, assertive, enterprising, and adventurous. The sign of the ram is ready to pioneer a new path. When you want to travel to uncharted territory, call upon an Aries. Their strong will power can help them through difficult challenges.

Their passionate approach to life can be both their strength and their weakness. The problem comes when it is time to follow through on a project. Many Aries become enamored with a new challenge, then leave the unfinished project to go on to new adventures. An example would be an Aries who has ten books on the coffee table, having read a couple of chapters out of each one.

On the spiritual level, Aries helps people to burst through membranes of inertia. Aries stimulates you to try something new. Aries represents athletics, pioneers, and courage.

Parts of the body include the head and the blood.