1st Sign of Zodiac
Stone: Amethyst, Diamond
Anatomy: Head, face.
active, initiating, leading, independent, aggressive,
impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive,
Comparison with its symbol, the ram:
is symbolized by the ram. The ram has come to represent male
fertility, aggression, and courage. A ram's horn is part of a
cornucopia, the "horn of plenty", symbolizing abundance.
In history, rams were often symbols of leadership. Aries natives
are said to be leaders and
Rams butt their heads into their
enemies; and Aries natives are thought to approach life
The glyph for Aries is a
straightforward one -- it depicts the ram's horns.
Sun in Aries
(The Sun is in Aries from March 21 to April 19,
depending on the year).
Aries is the first sign of
the zodiac, and Aries natives are the first to startand
the first to finishwhatever they set out to do. Aries is
an active, energetic sign. People with Sun in Aries are
direct, straightforward, and uncomplicated. They expect the
same from others, and are baffled when they don't always get
The body comes first with
Aries. Sun in Aries people are natural athletes. At the very
least, their natural inclination is to use their bodies to
get things done. They're not given to long, drawn-out
emotional moments; nor are they big on planning ahead.
Instead, they live their lives simply. What is happening
right now is most important to Aries. Impatience is a
definite vice, and innovation is a huge strength. Aries
loves to start anything new, and they have trouble sitting
still. They are pioneers in whatever they do, and there is a
very basic quality of bravery in these people that is
unmistakable! Aries generally knows what they want, and they
know the quickest route to getting it. They take shortcuts
if they must, but generally everything is aboveboard.
Underhanded just isn't their style. Some Aries people are
bold, but even the quieter ones are brave and even plucky in
their own way. Independence is their birthright. Nothing
gets them going more than a fresh slate, the promise of a
new day, and a brand new start.
Aries enjoys a challenge,
and Aries Suns are happiest when their lives are moving
forward and active. There's a childlike quality to all Aries
Sun people, and it's often quite charming.
Some Famous People with
Sun in Aries: Alec Baldwin, Mariah Carey (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe
(Sun and Mars in Aries), Shannen Doherty, Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury,
and Venus in Aries), Stacy Ferguson "Fergie", Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sun and Venus in
Aries), Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Lucy
Lawless (Sun and Moon in Aries), John Madden (Sun and
Mercury in Aries), Conan O'Brien, Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aries), William Shatner (Sun and
Mercury in Aries), Gloria Steinem (Sun and Mars
in Aries), Vincent Van Gogh (Sun and Mercury in Aries),
Christopher Walken (Sun and Mercury in Aries)
Moon in Aries
Nothing quite happens soon enough with this position of the
Moon. There is an inherent impatience with getting what they
want. Life is a series of emergencies for Lunar Ariens. They
live in the moment and have a hard time waiting for things
to happen. Whims of the moment take absolute precedence in
This is a fiery position of
the moon. Even if the Sun or rising sign is more low-key,
Moon in Aries people possess inner passion and fire.
Emotional issues take precedencethere is simply no
pussy-footing around when it comes to dealing with the
feelings. And, dealing with new sentiments and needs stirs
up a huge desire for activity. Moon in Aries has a need for
acting out their needs, with no time to waste. It is hard
for them to see the long-term, or to wait for things to
happen. Instant gratification rules!
Oddly enough, this is a
very defensive position of the Moon. These natives take
things very personally, and they deal with problems by
facing them right away so that they can then get on with
other things. Their flare-ups generally end almost as
quickly as they started.
Lunar Ariens have an
unmistakable independent streak. They put themselves right out
there in the world, and make an impression in whatever
they do. Their self-confidence is actually variable.
Although a strong personality is projected, Moon in Aries
people go through plenty of ups and downs. Their moodiness
is not like Cancer or Pisces moodinessthey don't withdraw
into themselves or escape the world when they're down.
Instead, they are temperamental.
Some might say that people
with Moon in Aries actually enjoy trouble and
confrontations. Indeed, this position is easily bored with
environments that are too peaceful. Their homesespecially
their childhood homesare often battlegrounds. They rule
the roost, or at least want to, and are not the most
peaceful of folk to live with!
Moon in Aries men and women
are prone to have plenty of crushes and other short-lived
yet intense desires. "Needs" and "wants"
are indistinguishable to Lunar Ariens at any given time. In
their minds, what they want is so powerful that it becomes
an absolute need. In young adulthood, they can be dangerous
with a credit card. Whoever offered the advice to freeze
your credit card in a container of water, and then let the
block of ice thaw before using the card, unwittingly had
people with Moon in Aries in mind. The whole idea was to see
if the shopping whim of the moment would pass by the time
the card was ready to use. Still, with this scenario, I
wouldn't be surprised to see Moon in Aries hacking away at
the ice. That is, if Aries actually takes the advice in the
Others will appreciate that
people with Moon in Aries rarely sulk or play any drawn-out
games of manipulation. You can pretty much know what they
want at any given time. They are generally ruled by their
own emotional needs, and they're not always as concerned about
others' needs during these "emergencies". Somehow,
they have people around them scrambling to help them solve
their problems. There's an
aura of childlike innocence around Lunar Ariens, even when they're
getting their way again, that can be charming indeed!
Some Famous people with
Moon in Aries: Dido Armstrong, Tyra Banks (Moon and
Mars in Aries), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Ferguson, Whitney Houston, Lucy Lawless (Sun and
Moon in Aries), Heather Locklear, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna
(Moon and Venus in Aries), Meg Ryan,
Mercury in Aries
communicators make quick decisionsso
quick that you might think they don't much like thinking
things over. The truth is, Aries communicators don't have a
lot of patience for mulling. Their decisions are often
driven by the need for instant gratification.
in Aries men and women are generally quick and to the point
in their communications. They are direct and candid, and
some may even think their style is crude at times. At times,
they can come across as downright aggressive, but that usually
happens when they encounter opposition to their opinions and
ideas. It is generally a result of frustration, because Mercury in
Aries almost childishly assumes that others will accept their
opinions smoothly. There is a sensitivity and defensiveness to
Aries, and when Mercury is placed in the sign, natives tend to be
quite personally attached to their ideas.
These people have a
streamlined learning. They prefer not to get bogged down in
details, and are adept at dismissing what they feel are
There's a certain innocent
charm to Aries communicators. Many will appreciate this
sign's utilitarian approach. You can pretty much count on
them being straight with you, even if their Sun Sign is the
more indirect Pisces.
This Mercury position
favors starting new things. Aries is not attached to
outdated ideas, and generally adopts an enthusiastic style.
Criticism or negative feedback can be taken personally.
Still, they are not afraid of a fight or a challenge, on a
mental level. They have a visionary intelligence that is
sometimes on the idealistic side.
New projects and ideas are taken
on with an unmatched enthusiasm with this position of Mercury.
However, because there is no shortage of new ideas in life,
Mercury in Aries natives can be quick to dump one mental pursuit,
way of thinking, or opinion for something fresher and more
Mercury in Aries people are often
excellent at promoting their new ideas. When they're excited about
something, their style of communication can be so motivating and
fun, the enthusiasm is downright infectious. Aries is a leader,
quick to adopt absolutely new and innovative methodsthey get a
rise out of leading too!
If the Sun Sign is in
Pisces or Taurus, these people can sometimes wonder why
others get frustrated with them. The truth is, they may come
across as more brusque and impatient than they actually
are. Mercury in Aries natives make quick decisions, and
they don't always understand it when others hedge issues or stay
"on the fence".
Some Famous People with
Mercury in Aries: Mariah Carey (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in
Aries), Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries),
Adolf Hitler, Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries),
David Letterman (Sun and Mars in Aries), John Madden (Sun and
Mercury in Aries), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun, Mercury, and Venus
in Aries), William Shatner (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Vincent Van Gogh (Sun and Mercury in Aries),
Christopher Walken (Sun and Mercury in Aries)
Venus in Aries
Venus in Aries people flirt by being up-front, direct, and even
daring. They try to win you over by expressing how enterprising
and independent they are. Their style of expressing love can be
maddeningly "me"-centered, but the right person for them
will find this approach charming. People get turned on by Venus in
Aries' aura of innocent charm, even when they are being childish
Venus in Aries men and women
behave in a childlike, fun-loving manner in love. They are turned
on by energy and activity. Turn-offs include a relationship that
is considered stuffy or too "mature", vagueness, and
beating around the bush. In love, Venus in Aries people are
hopelessly addicted to the conquest. In order for a relationship
to remain fresh and new for them, they require plenty of
Pleasing Venus in Aries involves
fueling their need for action. Be direct, open, and honest with
themthey won't much like game-playing or evasiveness, unless
it is in the complete spirit of fun. Feed their need for
spontaneity, and appreciate their playfulness. Understand their
desire for the relationship to remain young and fresh. Aries likes
to take the lead in love (even if their Sun Sign is gentle Pisces)
let them, at least most of the time. Indulge them their
many whims, and understand that they thrive on competition, even
when they're competing with you!
Some Famous People with Venus
in Aries: Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Aries), George Clooney, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury,
and Venus in Aries), Melissa Etheridge, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sun
and Venus in Aries), Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in
Aries), Marilyn Monroe, Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Aries), Rihanna (Moon and Venus in Aries), Rob Thomas, Rene Zellweger
Mars in Aries
This is a very impulsive position of Mars. The first instinct for
Mars in Aries natives is to take action. Quick flare-ups
characterize the Mars in Aries character, but their anger usually
doesn't last for too long. In fact, these people generally don't
live in the past, and are not given to holding grudges or feeling
resentful. Generally, their temper comes quickly, and they deal
with anger on issues right awaywith this kind of character,
there is little room for festering.
When Mars in Aries people listen
to their instincts, they generally get things done, and they make
fast and (usually) decent decisions. They don't naturally stop to
smell the rosesor consider others' point of viewwhen they are
deliberating over what to do next. In fact,
"deliberation" works at lightning speed for these
natives, so they could hardly be called deliberate. Spontaneity is
one of their assets; as are simplicity, purity of action, and
Mars in Aries natives are often a
step ahead of the rest of us. A life that is too predictable makes
them antsy. Mars in Aries people enjoy starting freshnew ideas,
pioneering action, and fresh projects make them happiest. They
generally enjoy challenges. Relationships with these natives can
be exciting, but keeping up with them can be difficult. They are
given to impulsive action, and they are not known for sticking
things through. Although their physical energy is great, they can
lose their initial enthusiasm quickly.
Mars in Aries natives are easily
irritated by indirectness from others. They expect others to say
things straightno beating around the bush. They easily become
impatient with convoluted plans, or with people they consider to
be slow to action. Most people with this position of Mars have a
childlike quality to them. Sometimes they're downright rude and
impatient, but with Mars in Aries natives, you generally know what
they're after. Unless Mars is afflicted in the chart, you can also
pretty much trust that they don't have hidden agendas. (See also the
of Mars in Aries).
Some Famous People with Mars
in Aries: Tyra Banks (Moon and Mars in Aries), Kevin
Costner, Russell Crowe (Sun and Mars in Aries), David
Letterman (Sun and Mars in Aries), Tobey Maguire, Gloria Steinem
(Sun and Mars in Aries)
People with Aries Ascendants are direct and quick. Their first
instinct is to do, rather than think. Planning ahead?
Forget it. Aries rising simply charges forward without much
This position does not make a
person aggressive. Forthright, yes, but aggression is too strong a
word for these natives. They have a youthful, direct manner that
sees what it wants and generally goes for it. At the same time,
there isn't any malice in their intent.
Some Aries rising people are
competitive, but they generally put most of the pressure on
themselves. These people love to come out ahead in all that they
do. They get ready quickly, walk quickly, and have little patience
for dilly-dallying. Their temper is quick, too. It's also quick to
disappear. Rarely do you find Aries rising people holding grudges.
Their mannerisms are rather simple and straightforward.
Aries rising loves action, and is
often trying to stir up some activity. Their strengths lie in
their enterprising ways. Finishing things they start does not
always come as easily, unless the ruler, Mars, is placed in a more
tenacious sign, such as Taurus or Scorpio.
Aries Ascendant often gives a
rather swift walk, with the head leaning forward slightly. This
walk is surprisingly distinctive. Headaches, and sinus and eye problems are
the usual physical complaints of this position. Rashes and
acne on the face and shoulders sometimes occur. Broad shoulders
and slim hips are common. Often, Aries rising people are quick to
smile, and they possess a youthful charm throughout life.
Probably early on in life, Aries
rising people got typecast as the "independent" child.
As adults, people with Aries Ascendants often stick to that role
in life. People don't run to help them outthey appear quite
fine doing things on their own. These people have learned to be
self-reliant, and this generally stems from their early
Despite a rather brusque and
independent manner, these natives are usually very willing to
compromise in their relationships, and are very attached to the
people they hold dear. More on
Famous people with Aries
Ascendants include Bette Midler, Lena Horne, Ron Howard, David
Spade, and Susan Saint James.
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