So, right now, we’re at an amazing time in our current annual cycle. Spring began last week, and on the high side, the temperatures have been in the 50s and 60s! It’s great! The overall mood and vibe is totally positive and uplifting.
From an astrological standpoint, the Sun entered Aries on the first day of spring and is now six days into its transit. It’s definitely the standard and seems widely accepted that our zodiac begins on the zero point of Aries, and for the purpose of this post, I’m not going to dispute that, however, extensive research has shown me otherwise.
In fact, long ago, the Sumerians began their zodiac with Taurus. That may or may not have had something to do with the precession of the equinox, I don’t really remember – the point is that different cultures and groups throughout time established their own “zero points.”
Here we are, though, and right now, at this moment, our Sun, our greater light, and giver of life, is making its way through Aries one degree and one day at a time. The polarity of Aries is positive, the element is fire, and it’s one of four cardinal signs. Aries is ruled by the God of war, Mars, and both Mars and Aries are home in the 1st house.
This is besides the point, but I always thought the similarities between the words Mars, Ram, and War were fascinating, especially since they’re all connected to Aries.
Any who, so, red is the color of Aries, and iron is the corresponding metal.
Despite being ruled by Mars, the sign of Aries isn’t always about literally going to war. Part of the reason why for why we seem to have this connection embedded deep within our brains is because our ancient ancestors liked the timing of waging war when the Sun was entering Aries.
Aries is definitely a sign of action, but it also symbolizes the spark of creativity or creation. You see, the Ram doesn’t always have to be about the action to kill; it can be about the action to create.
The Ram symbolizes urgency, courage, and heroism, and it’s through action that its energies are best utilized. Before, I mentioned that Aries was one of four cardinal signs, and the cardinal quality gives Aries the abilities of great leadership. These are the kinds of abilities we find in leaders who are able to make a difference and create change on a global scale because they’re open to the ideals of change itself.
The element here is fire, and whenever fire is the element, we know the sign is highly emotional.
If you add cardinal fire to what the Ram already possesses, like urgency and confidence, you’ll have a tremendous power that can be used for creation or destruction in the hands of an emotional leader with the spirit of a Pioneer.
The parts of the body that are ruled by Aries are the face and head.
The key for Aries is in the head, and if the Ram can learn from those bouts of impulsiveness, he can come back stronger, smarter, and more focused. There’s always a balance that must be learned by fire signs, which involves patience, and that’s because their polar opposites are always air signs. Air signs represent intelligence, so fire signs must find that happy medium between fire that’s focused and directed, and that wildfire that burns out of control and destroys everything around it.
At the end of the day, we are left with one power that gives us two choices; create, or destroy. What will you decide?
Happy birthday season to all the Rams out there, and a big happy birthday to my nephew, who was born on April 1, 2020.