The First House: the House of Self

March 21st through April 19th

Planet Ruler

Astrological Symbol
The Ram

Body Zone
Aries rules the head, face, and brain. People born under Aries may be more susceptible to headaches and nosebleeds than people of other Signs.


Aries is opposite Libra, the Scales of Balance


Aries people are able to accomplish many things by sheer energy and force of will: "ramming" their way to their goals. Arians can be blunt, and they are bold and strong. People born under this Sign like to get things started. They tend to display strong leadership with their extroverted and assertive natures . They are the pioneers of the Zodiac, tramping courageously into the wilderness. They are strongly independent and determined, and have the physical stamina to stay on course. They tend to be very competitive, and may sometimes seem arrogant, domineering or intolerant. But all these qualities make Aries the natural choice to initiate projects and get things started. They are adept at "taking the ball and running with it," and projects tend to progress quickly under their guidance. But a well-run project may become boring for Aries, and they can lack follow-through and lose interest before it's completed. Occasionally their tendency for haste and hurry can get them into trouble if they don't think things through carefully enough, and this can lead to frustration. At times, people can think Arians are brash, rude, and inconsiderate. But Aries is only doing what the Ram's nature tells them to do. As soon as they discover a new project, all else is forgotten.

Arians tend to want what they want and when they want it. Aries need to accept that this isn't always possible, and stop butting their heads, Ramlike, into the nearest wall. This is a valuable lesson that enables them to develop their understanding of themselves. But because of the ego that can manifest itself in Aries, some Rams may feel that they are the center of the universe. Aries who wish to develop themselves learn that they are part of the larger order of all people.

The great strength of the Aries-born is in their energy, initiative, and courage. Their ability to take a project and go with it is unparalleled.

The fire they bring to their lives makes them one of the most dynamic characters of the Zodiac.

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