21 March – 20 April
The Entry of the Sun into Aries on or around 21 March marks the beginning of the astrological New Year. The characteristics accurately mirror new beginnings. Here is the most personality oriented of all the signs, and the psychological signal “me first” is synonymous with the forthright, bursting energy of spring growth. It is unlikely that we will fail to notice an Arian in our midst; their enthusiasm and youthful approach is admirable, along with their uncomplicated and hopeful attitude to life.
Aries is the first sign of the fire element and the cardinal quality- all force, all outgoing, all for moving ahead, but also for putting the self first. The fire emphasis ignites enthusiasm and keenness, but that enthusiasm can die quickly. Learning to sustain interest and developing patience is essential. Virtually all Arians have a selfish streak.
Traditional Aries Traits
Adventurous, energetic, pioneering, courageous, enthusiastic, confident, dynamic, quick-witted
Selfish, quick-tempered, impulsive, impatient, foolhardy, daredevil
Associations of Aries
Body area: The head
Foodstuffs: Onions, leeks, hops, most strong-tasting foods
Animals: Sheep and rams
Countries: England, France, Germany, Denmark