- Symbol : The Ram
- Ruler: Mars
- Exaltation Ruler: The Sun
- Mode: Tropical (Cardinal)
- Element : Fire
The Sun moves into Aries at the time of year when the days become longer than the nights, and nature springs into activity with new growth and life. The symbol of Aries, the Ram, has long been associated with fertility, resurrection and forceful action. Its ruler Mars is the god of war representing combat, conflict, and bravery.
Being of the fire element and tropical mode gives Aries a very adventerous, creative, and enthusiastic energy, which is also a Solar principle, and the ability to be spontaneous, act quickly, or be a pioneer. Aries energy promotes the rapid start of new actions or discovery of new ideas, reflecting the creative energy of the spring season.
People born under the Aries zodiac sign can be very vivacious, inspirational and motivating, the ones who take the lead with courage and passion, which can be infectious to those around them and makes them known for their leadership abilities. However the intial intense burst of energy that Aries naturally outputs is not easily sustained, and will eventually burn out unless that fire is fuelled by instant results, discipline and perseverance.
Aries energy is also a very outgoing, self-motivating, independent and competitive. It produces a strong will and impetus to discover the self through self-assertion. Aries has a very direct and focused energy, and this directness inclines Arians to be very forthright in their approach to situations and way of communicating.
Whilst Aries fiery qualities fosters confidence, drive and a protective or defensive nature, it can result in reckless or impulsive actions, a lack of sensitivity, and an aggressive or domineering mode of operation.
The Sun is exalted in Aries, being at ease in the fiery creative and independent environment which perfectly matches it’s own principles of will, radiating warm and leadership at the time of year when the light is returning.