Aries (astrology)

Aries (astrology)

name = Aries

Symbol = Ram
Tropical Start Date = March 21
Tropical Finish Date = April 19
Sidereal Start Date = April 15
Sidereal Finish Date = May 15
Solar Start Date = April 19
Solar Finish Date = May 13
Constellation = Aries
Element = Fire
Quality = Cardinal
Domicile = Mars
Fall = Saturn According to, [ Planets in Exaltation, Detriment and Fall] .] According to, The Planets] .]
Detriment = Venus
Exaltation = Sun
Numbers = Nine
Day = Tuesday

Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac. Originating from the constellation of Aries. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Aries is considered a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. [ Jeff Mayo, "Teach Yourself Astrology", pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979 ] Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. Being the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is associated with the astrological 1st house.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Aries individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Aries roughly from March 21 to April 19,cite web ||url=] by definition beginning at vernal equinox. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from April 15 to May 15.


In mythology, Aries is often associated with the Greek myth of the ram which carried Athamus' son Phrixus and daughter Helle to Colchis to escape their stepmother Ino, as well as the mythological figure of Theseus, from the Greek myth of the Minotaur.

The astrological symbol for Aries is said to represent the head and horns of the ram, and originates from the cluster of stars which constitute the head of the Aries (constellation), according to the work of Doctor Acacandam dating from 1592. The head of Aries is given the name of "Aluathay" or "Salhay", and it consists of four stars.

Associated traits

The following traits are widely associated with this sign.
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* Courage

* Impatience

* Impulsivity

* Arrogance

* Enthusiasm

* Initiative

* Leadership

* Opinionated / stubborn

* Forceful

* Irritable

* Selfishness

* Straightforward

* Generosity

Physical traits

Many astrologers believe that each sign of the zodiac has identifiable physical traits. Aries are believed to have a strong, athletic, well-proportioned body. They also can have an elongated face with a well-rounded and broad forehead. The chin is also prominent. Many females will have definitive jaw lines and accentuated cheekbones. Males will possess a dominant Adam's apple. Both will have strong eyebrows that knit together as well as clear and penetrating eyes. There is a ruddy cast to the complexion and the noses of both sexes are high-bridged and straight. [] ]


Aries is widely thought to be compatible with same element signs, SagittariusThe Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997] [ Quick Compatibility Guide] ] and Leo.

There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Aries do not reflect an "individual profile" or "individual reading" as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as "Qualities" and "Elements" within the Zodiac.

Professional astrologers rarely boil compatibility down to just the sun-sign. The branch in astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry. [ [ on Synastry] ]

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* The Indian equivalent of Aries is "Mesha".

* The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is "Arax Nisânu", dedicated to Anu and Bel.fact|date=March 2008

* The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the energetic, confident Dragon, whose lunar month is from 5 April - 5 May. [ Theodora Lau, "The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes", pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005 ]


External links

* [ Aries in]
* [ Aries In-Depth]
* [ The Aries Child]

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