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Aries in Classical Astrology
The Aries Zodiac Sign in the Horoscope
Aries, the Ram, is the first sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters it on the day of the spring equinox, usually March 21st. Aries belongs to the element fire, its quality is cardinal and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is Mars, and the sun exalts in it. Its motto is: "I am." In the complete horoscope chart, Aries brings impulsive energy to planets or Houses therein.
Your Zodiac SignThose who have Aries as their star sign are born when the sun was in Aries, normally March 21 - April 19 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more correctly - called the sun sign.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are. It is the most important point in your complete horoscope chart, but of course it is not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself.
If your sun sign is Aries, you are not much for relaxing. Actually, you might have a hard time relaxing if you are inactive. You need to do something, be involved in something. You also tend to be quite impulsive with your actions, a strong believer in the principle that it's better to do something wrong than nothing at all. You are quite energetic.
A Zodiac sign does not give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If the sun is in the beginning of Aries, you are very impatient and impulsive, indeed. If it's in the middle of Aries, you are quite proud of what you do, and persistent. If the sun is at the end of Aries, you are extremely impatient, to the point that you have trouble finishing what you started, and prefer just moving over to a new project.
Your FatherThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).
If you have the sun in Aries, your relation to your father is active and impatient. It is probably mutual. You may not talk much, but you enjoy doing things together - and challenging each other. When you talk, it's often in an argument, but you rarely stay angry with each other for long.
The PlanetsWhen another planet or other point of the horoscope is in Aries, it is also affected by the sign, getting something of its character. Here are those points, what they stand for, and how they are affected by Aries:
Sun basic drive - Aries brings unrest and vitality.
Moon longing - Aries brings frustration and impatience.
Mercury curiosity - Aries brings impulsiveness and improvisation.
Venus affection - Aries brings creative urge and delight.
Mars aggression - Aries brings a quick temper and a challenging attitude.
Jupiter luck - Aries brings surprises and "easy come - easy go".
Saturn duty - Aries brings a demanding attitude and intolerance.
Uranus contemplation - Aries brings an improvising mind, with difficulty to concentrate for long.
Neptune fantasy - Aries brings a wild imagination and restless dreams.
Pluto catharsis - Aries brings sudden and drastic changes, rarely foreseen.
Ascendant, AC attitude - Aries brings some rudeness, and obvious impatience.
Medium Coeli, MC self-image - Aries brings over-estimation of one's own capacity, but eagerness to achieve.
The HousesIn the astrological Houses, the Zodiac signs also bring their characters, influencing the environments described by the Houses. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how Aries affects them:
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Classical astrology is according to the age old astrological principles, which are just as relevant today. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of astrology, in-depth presentations of the Zodiac and your sun sign, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe astrology basics present the astrological components and their significance in the personal horoscope. They are the twelve Zodiac signs, the twelve planets, the twelve Houses, and the five aspects.
There are astrologers who use additional celestial bodies, as well as additional aspects. I stick to the horoscope fundamentals specified by Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician of the 2nd century CE, in his classic on astrology: Tetrabiblos. It's the primary source to western astrology.