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The Ram
Metal: Iron
Keywords: active
Modality: Cardina Stone: Amethyst , initiating,
, Diamond
Element: Fire
Color: Red
Ruler: Mars
Anatomy: Head, aggressive,
Season: Spring face.
1st Sign of Zodiac
pioneering, naive,


Aries is symbolized by the ram. The ram has come to
represent male fertility, aggression, and courage. A
ram's horn is part of a cornucopia, the "horn of
plenty", symbolizing abundance. In history, rams were
often symbols of leadership. Aries natives are said to
be leaders and pioneers.

Rams butt their heads into their enemies;

and Aries natives are thought to
approach life "head-on".
The glyph for Aries is a straightforward
one -- it depicts the ram's horns.
Sun in Aries
(The Sun is in Aries from March 21 to April 19, depending on the
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and Aries natives are the first to
startand the first to finishwhatever they set out to do. Aries is
an active, energetic sign. People with Sun in Aries are direct,
straightforward, and uncomplicated. They expect the same from
others, and are baffled when they don't always get it.
The body comes first with Aries. Sun in Aries people are natural
athletes. At the very least, their natural inclination is to use their
bodies to get things done. They're not given to long, drawn-out
emotional moments; nor are they big on planning ahead. Instead,
they live their lives simply. What is happening right now is most
important to Aries. Impatience is a definite vice, and innovation is a
huge strength. Aries loves to start anything new, and they have
trouble sitting still. They are pioneers in whatever they do, and
there is a very basic quality of bravery in these people that is
unmistakable! Aries generally knows what they want, and they know
the quickest route to getting it. They take shortcuts if they must,
but generally everything is aboveboard. Underhanded just isn't their
style. Some Aries people are bold, but even the quieter ones are
brave and even plucky in their own way. Independence is their
birthright. Nothing gets them going more than a fresh slate, the
promise of a new day, and a brand new start.

Aries enjoys a challenge, and Aries Suns are happiest when their
lives are moving forward and active. There's a childlike quality to all
Aries Sun people, and it's often quite charming.
Some Famous People with Sun in Aries: Alec Baldwin, Mariah Carey
(Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe (Sun
and Mars in Aries), Shannen Doherty, Robert Downey Jr. (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Stacy Ferguson "Fergie", Sarah
Michelle Gellar (Sun and Venus in Aries), Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury,
and Venus in Aries), Lucy Lawless (Sun and Moon in Aries), John
Madden (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Conan O'Brien, Sarah Jessica
Parker (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), William Shatner (Sun
and Mercury in Aries), Gloria Steinem (Sun and Mars in Aries),
Vincent Van Gogh (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Christopher Walken
(Sun and Mercury in Aries)
Moon in Aries
Nothing quite happens soon enough with this position of the Moon.
There is an inherent impatience with getting what they want. Life is
a series of emergencies for Lunar Ariens. They live in the moment
and have a hard time waiting for things to happen. Whims of the
moment take absolute precedence in their lives.
This is a fiery position of the moon. Even if the Sun or rising sign is
more low-key, Moon in Aries people possess inner passion and fire.
Emotional issues take precedencethere is simply no pussy-footing
around when it comes to dealing with the feelings. And, dealing with
new sentiments and needs stirs up a huge desire for activity. Moon
in Aries has a need for acting out their needs, with no time to waste.
It is hard for them to see the long-term, or to wait for things to
happen. Instant gratification rules!
Oddly enough, this is a very defensive position of the Moon. These
natives take things very personally, and they deal with problems by
facing them right away so that they can then get on with other
things. Their flare-ups generally end almost as quickly as they

Lunar Ariens have an unmistakable independent streak. They put

themselves right out there in the world, and make an impression in
whatever they do. Their self-confidence is actually variable.
Although a strong personality is projected, Moon in Aries people go
through plenty of ups and downs. Their moodiness is not like Cancer
or Pisces moodinessthey don't withdraw into themselves or escape
the world when they're down. Instead, they are temperamental.
Some might say that people with Moon in Aries actually enjoy
trouble and confrontations. Indeed, this position is easily bored with
environments that are too peaceful. Their homesespecially their
childhood homesare often battlegrounds. They rule the roost, or at
least want to, and are not the most peaceful of folk to live with!
Moon in Aries men and women are prone to have plenty of crushes
and other short-lived yet intense desires. "Needs" and "wants" are
indistinguishable to Lunar Ariens at any given time. In their minds,
what they want is so powerful that it becomes an absolute need. In
young adulthood, they can be dangerous with a credit card.
Whoever offered the advice to freeze your credit card in a container
of water, and then let the block of ice thaw before using the card,
unwittingly had people with Moon in Aries in mind. The whole idea
was to see if the shopping whim of the moment would pass by the
time the card was ready to use. Still, with this scenario, I wouldn't
be surprised to see Moon in Aries hacking away at the ice. That is, if
Aries actually takes the advice in the first place!
Others will appreciate that people with Moon in Aries rarely sulk or
play any drawn-out games of manipulation. You can pretty much
know what they want at any given time. They are generally ruled by
their own emotional needs, and they're not always as concerned
about others' needs during these "emergencies". Somehow, they
have people around them scrambling to help them solve their
problems. There's an aura of childlike innocence around Lunar
Ariens, even when they're getting their way again, that can be
charming indeed!

Some Famous people with Moon in Aries: Dido Armstrong, Tyra

Banks (Moon and Mars in Aries), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Ferguson,
Whitney Houston, Lucy Lawless (Sun and Moon in Aries), Heather
Locklear, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna (Moon and Venus in Aries), Meg
Ryan, Kevin Spacey
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in Aries communicators make quick decisionsso quick that
you might think they don't much like thinking things over. The truth
is, Aries communicators don't have a lot of patience for mulling.
Their decisions are often driven by the need for instant gratification.
Mercury in Aries men and women are generally quick and to the
point in their communications. They are direct and candid, and some
may even think their style is crude at times. At times, they can
come across as downright aggressive, but that usually happens
when they encounter opposition to their opinions and ideas. It is
generally a result of frustration, because Mercury in Aries almost
childishly assumes that others will accept their opinions smoothly.
There is a sensitivity and defensiveness to Aries, and when Mercury
is placed in the sign, natives tend to be quite personally attached to
their ideas.
These people have a tendency towards streamlined learning. They
prefer not to get bogged down in details, and are adept at
dismissing what they feel are irrelevant details.
There's a certain innocent charm to Aries communicators. Many will
appreciate this sign's utilitarian approach. You can pretty much
count on them being straight with you, even if their Sun Sign is the
more indirect Pisces.
This Mercury position favors starting new things. Aries is not
attached to outdated ideas, and generally adopts an enthusiastic
style. Criticism or negative feedback can be taken personally. Still,
they are not afraid of a fight or a challenge, on a mental level. They
have a visionary intelligence that is sometimes on the idealistic side.

New projects and ideas are taken on with an unmatched enthusiasm

with this position of Mercury. However, because there is no shortage
of new ideas in life, Mercury in Aries natives can be quick to dump
one mental pursuit, way of thinking, or opinion for something
fresher and more exciting.
Mercury in Aries people are often excellent at promoting their new
ideas. When they're excited about something, their style of
communication can be so motivating and fun, the enthusiasm is
downright infectious. Aries is a leader, quick to adopt absolutely new
and innovative methodsthey get a rise out of leading too!
If the Sun Sign is in Pisces or Taurus, these people can sometimes
wonder why others get frustrated with them. The truth is, they may
come across as more brusque and impatient than they actually are.
Mercury in Aries natives make quick decisions, and they don't
always understand it when others hedge issues or stay "on the
Some Famous People with Mercury in Aries: Mariah Carey (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Aries), Adolf Hitler, Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus
in Aries), David Letterman (Sun and Mars in Aries), John Madden
(Sun and Mercury in Aries), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Aries), William Shatner (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Vincent
Van Gogh (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Christopher Walken (Sun and
Mercury in Aries)
Venus in Aries
Venus in Aries people flirt by being up-front, direct, and even
daring. They try to win you over by expressing how enterprising and
independent they are. Their style of expressing love can be
maddeningly "me"-centered, but the right person for them will find
this approach charming. People get turned on by Venus in Aries'
aura of innocent charm, even when they are being childish and

Venus in Aries men and women behave in a childlike, fun-loving

manner in love. They are turned on by energy and activity. Turn-offs
include a relationship that is considered stuffy or too "mature",
vagueness, and beating around the bush. In love, Venus in Aries
people are hopelessly addicted to the conquest. In order for a
relationship to remain fresh and new for them, they require plenty
of stimulation.
Pleasing Venus in Aries involves fueling their need for action. Be
direct, open, and honest with themthey won't much like gameplaying or evasiveness, unless it is in the complete spirit of fun.
Feed their need for spontaneity, and appreciate their playfulness.
Understand their desire for the relationship to remain young and
fresh. Aries likes to take the lead in love (even if their Sun Sign is
gentle Pisces) let them, at least most of the time. Indulge them
their many whims, and understand that they thrive on competition,
even when they're competing with you!
Some Famous People with Venus in Aries: Jennifer Aniston, Mariah
Carey (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), George Clooney, Matt
Dillon, Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries),
Melissa Etheridge, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sun and Venus in Aries),
Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Marilyn Monroe,
Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Rihanna
(Moon and Venus in Aries), Rob Thomas, Rene Zellweger
Mars in Aries
This is a very impulsive position of Mars. The first instinct for Mars in
Aries natives is to take action. Quick flare-ups characterize the Mars
in Aries character, but their anger usually doesn't last for too long.
In fact, these people generally don't live in the past, and are not
given to holding grudges or feeling resentful. Generally, their temper
comes quickly, and they deal with anger on issues right awaywith
this kind of character, there is little room for festering.
When Mars in Aries people listen to their instincts, they generally
get things done, and they make fast and (usually) decent decisions.

They don't naturally stop to smell the rosesor consider others'

point of viewwhen they are deliberating over what to do next. In
fact, "deliberation" works at lightning speed for these natives, so
they could hardly be called deliberate. Spontaneity is one of their
assets; as are simplicity, purity of action, and innovation.
Mars in Aries natives are often a step ahead of the rest of us. A life
that is too predictable makes them antsy. Mars in Aries people enjoy
starting freshnew ideas, pioneering action, and fresh projects
make them happiest. They generally enjoy challenges. Relationships
with these natives can be exciting, but keeping up with them can be
difficult. They are given to impulsive action, and they are not known
for sticking things through. Although their physical energy is great,
they can lose their initial enthusiasm quickly.
Mars in Aries natives are easily irritated by indirectness from others.
They expect others to say things straightno beating around the
bush. They easily become impatient with convoluted plans, or with
people they consider to be slow to action. Most people with this
position of Mars have a childlike quality to them. Sometimes they're
downright rude and impatient, but with Mars in Aries natives, you
generally know what they're after. Unless Mars is afflicted in the
chart, you can also pretty much trust that they don't have hidden
agendas. (See also the Sexuality of Mars in Aries).
Some Famous People with Mars in Aries: Tyra Banks (Moon and
Mars in Aries), Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe (Sun and Mars in
Aries), David Letterman (Sun and Mars in Aries), Tobey Maguire,
Gloria Steinem (Sun and Mars in Aries)

People with Aries Ascendants are direct and quick. Their first instinct
is to do, rather than think. Planning ahead?
Forget it. Aries rising simply charges forward
without much ado.

This position does not make a person aggressive. Forthright, yes,

but aggression is too strong a word for these natives. They have a
youthful, direct manner that sees what it wants and generally goes
for it. At the same time, there isn't any malice in their intent.
Some Aries rising people are competitive, but they generally put
most of the pressure on themselves. These people love to come out
ahead in all that they do. They get ready quickly, walk quickly, and
have little patience for dilly-dallying. Their temper is quick, too. It's
also quick to disappear. Rarely do you find Aries rising people
holding grudges. Their mannerisms are rather simple and
Aries rising loves action, and is often trying to stir up some activity.
Their strengths lie in their enterprising ways. Finishing things they
start does not always come as easily, unless the ruler, Mars, is
placed in a more tenacious sign, such as Taurus or Scorpio.
Aries Ascendant often gives a rather swift walk, with the head
leaning forward slightly. This walk is surprisingly distinctive.
Headaches, and sinus and eye problems are the usual physical
complaints of this position. Rashes and acne on the face and
shoulders sometimes occur. Broad shoulders and slim hips are
common. Often, Aries rising people are quick to smile, and they
possess a youthful charm throughout life.
Probably early on in life, Aries rising people got typecast as the
"independent" child. As adults, people with Aries Ascendants often
stick to that role in life. People don't run to help them out -- they
appear quite fine doing things on their own. These people have
learned to be self-reliant, and this generally stems from their early
Despite a rather brusque and independent manner, these natives
are usually very willing to compromise in their relationships, and are
very attached to the people they hold dear.

The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one
wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as
the automatic responses to one's environment. The Ascendant
shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day
issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are
most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an
individual's first, natural reaction to new people and situations.
Aries Rising - General
You project yourself into the world spontaneously, directly, honestly,
fearlessly, audaciously, heroically. You carry the qualities of
boldness, courage, and leadership, and your function is to blaze new
pathways, to lead, to initiate and to do.
Aries Rising and Mars in Aries
Your ruling planet, Mars, is also in Aries: You are a fireball of vitality
and a true warrior. Become a master of yourself and conquer your
own arrogance, impatience, and anger before you go out to conquer
the world or burn yourself out.
Aries Rising and Mars in Taurus
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the stabilizing sign of Taurus. You have
the concentrated power of a locomotive. You may start slowly but
your energy steadily builds, and you can sustain your efforts over
the long haul. Putting your creative fire into a concrete form
(something tangible, usable, and enduring) is an important key to
living out your destiny.
Aries Rising and Mars in Gemini
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in Gemini: Using the power of the word
and the intellect rather than the sword is your destiny. You are
easily diverted, however, and may have to learn to do many things
well, rather than to specialize. Part of living out your destiny has to
do with introducing new ideas, methods, or products to others

through writing or speaking.

Aries Rising and Mars in Cancer
Your ruling planet, Mars, however, is in the gentle, sensitive, and
sympathetic sign of Cancer, so much of your forcefulness is softened
by compassion or muted by caution. You are, and are intended to
be, a strong defender of home, homeland, family, children, or the
feminine. Ties to the past may inhibit you from acting as boldly as
you would like, however.
Aries Rising and Mars in Leo
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the fiery, dramatic, rather narcissistic
sign of Leo, as well. This increases your competitive drive, your
need for recognition, and your will to lead. However, living for
personal glory and aggrandizement alone, dominating or considering
others to be less real or important than yourself, or simply burning
out because you believe yourself to be invincible are definitely
indicated. Dreams of power and glory inflame you, but unless you
temper them with realism and compassion, you may go down in
flames. If you use your passion to work a higher will, however, your
life will be charged with light and meaning.
Aries Rising and Mars in Virgo
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the humble, service-oriented sign of
Virgo, so you are not only to lead or strike out boldly in new
directions, but also to render service to others. You have a strong
sense of perfectionism in your work or craft, and a strong work ethic
which guides you.
Aries Rising and Mars in Libra
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the social and egalitarian sign of Libra:
You must act in accord with others, taking their needs and goals into
account, in order to fulfill your own initiatives. Acting decisively and
in harmony with your strong ideals of justice and fairness enables

you to fulfill your destiny. When out of balance you tend to create
adversaries and opponents in your life by your oppositional
attitudes, and/or to depend too much on others' agreement in order
to make your own decisions.
Aries Rising and Mars in Scorpio
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in Scorpio: You are passionate,
relentless, and powerfully driven to achieve your goals; you have
great reserves of energy. A need to be in control and on top
motivates you, which has both light and dark aspects. Beware of
excessive use or misuse of sexual energies. You will encounter an
intense backlash of karmic energy if you damage others. On the
higher path you can direct your efforts into extraordinary
achievements and/or simply live very intensely and vividly.
Aries Rising and Mars in Sagittarius
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the expansive and inspirational sign of
Sagittarius. You need a cause, something larger than yourself and
your own immediate concerns, to really feel alive. There is a
crusader in you, and this is part of your soul function - inspiring
others toward an ideal or generating enthusiasm for a cause. When
out of balance you can be preachy and self righteous. A need for
open-ended adventure and freedom also motivates you. You need to
do a lot of seeking and wide-ranging exploration in order to discover
your destiny, so you may be a late bloomer. Your intuition is strong
and guides you well.
Aries Rising and Mars in Capricorn
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the realistic, hard working, and
practical sign of Capricorn. You possess the self-control and
dedication, as well as the ambition, to rise to prominence. Your soul
function is to be an authority, Chief Executive, the "Boss", a position
that you will most likely achieve in your middle and later years. In
order to fulfill your destiny, however, you must resolve the struggle
between the part of you that is impatient, impulsive and wants to be

free and wholly independent, and the more conservative side of you
that wants to be accepted in conventional circles and knows what it
takes to do so.
Aries Rising and Mars in Aquarius
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the unconventional, unorthodox, and
innovative sign of Aquarius. This increases your need to be
independent and do things in your own individualistic way. You
break rules and question authority in order to advance into new
territory. Though your personality may be somewhat abrasive and
apparently selfish, you are driven by idealistic and altruistic
Aries Rising and Mars in Pisces
Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the highly sensitive, receptive, gentle
sign of Pisces, however. Your emotional vulnerability as well as your
compassion and empathy diffuse the forcefulness and selfishness
implied above. You may vacillate between clear, decisive action and
passivity, between a desire to assert yourself and get what you want
versus your essentially non-aggressive and non-competitive nature.
Part of your soul function has to do with defending or standing tall
for the weak, disadvantaged, or under dogs, and/or acting for the
good of all, with broad sympathies, rather than simply for your own

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