Aries is the first sign in the zodiac line-up. Hence it would be setting up the pace for the rest of the zodiac signs to follow as every zodiac cycle begins. It is of positive meaning and considered to carry a masculine symbolism. This is representative for extrovert natives who are affectionate and quite informal. Natives have the drive and determination to go to any lengths in life. One of the archetypes used to characterize the Aries zodiac sign is the Freedom Fighter. Those born between mid-March to mid-April fall under the sign. Most musicians and artists are said to be born under this period and make proud Aries natives.
Aries is ruled over by the planet Mars. Mars is named after the Ancient Roman god of War, namely Ares. He is said to be one of the important Gods under the Roman civilisation. As it is associated with war, Mars is said to signify aggression, courage and action at its best. It also rules over physical ability and your strong beliefs in life. Mars gives its natives, the Arians people will have immense energy, passion and starting kicks that loads them with great self-confidence. It forces them into practicality.
Those born between March 21st and April 19th are called as Aries people. During this period, spring season starts marking the birth of new life and new starts. Hence even the other members of the zodiac sign feel an inner urge or get challenged into action. This season is more favourable to start a new project or venture. A great time to initiate something that has been in the back burner for quite sometime now. The inner warrior in us comes to the fore and we would be packed with un-channelled energy these days.
In astronomical terms, the constellation of Aries lies between that of Pisces and Taurus. It belongs to a group of about 88 constellations that come under modern astronomy. It is about 3 hours right ascension and has 20 degrees north declination. The brightest star in the constellation is Hamal with a magnitude of 2. It starts at the vernal equinox. However now due to the precession o the equinoxes, the vernal equinox has been moved to the Pisces constellation.
In Latin, the name of the Aries constellation is called as Ram and it was first called so by Ptolemy. It is not much of a brighter constellation. This constellation was related to Amon-Ra, the God of fertility in Egyptian civilisation. Hence the zodiac sign is represented by a Ram.
The four important stars in constellation are Alpha Arietis (Hamal), Beta Arietis (Sheratan), Gamma Arietis (Mesarthim) and 41 Arietis.
The Meteor showers in the constellation include the Daytime Arietids, the Delta Arietids and the Epsilon Arietids. The Daytime Arietids occurs during the daytime between May 22 and June 2 and is one of the strongest meteor showers. The Delta Arietids lasts from December 8 to January 14 and produce bright balls of fire.
The Ram is a mythical animal which is said to symbolize the zodiac sign of Aries. It is said that this mythical creature saved the Sun king of Athamus by name, Phrixus. God Zeus rewarded him for his courage by placing him among the zodiac stars.
The Ram is associated with the season of spring. Hence it denotes the start or the renewal of anything in life. It’s horns are said to denote wealth. The ram is associated with courage and aggression. It also stands for untapped energy and ego.
The glyph of the Aries zodiac sign depicts the horns of the Ram. It is symmetrical in nature with two branches. It is said that the branching of the horn stands for emotional outbursts which the Arians are quite known for.
The age of Aries extended from 1800 BC to 360 AD. There were major changes across the globe during this age. The age brought about some aggressiveness in human nature. There were myriad wars and conquests and people wanted a sense of independence during this age. The “self” and ego too the centre-stage.
It is said that Moses of the Old testament of the Bible lived during the age of Aries. Some belligerent moves were made during this time, thanks to the energy of Mars, the ruler during the age, separation or classification of people was highly prevalent. Monarchies and regimes came into force and the King was the supreme commander- in-charge.
The matriarchal and farming trends of the age of Taurus was put to rest once the age of Aries started. There was a new quest for the individual at large. The earthy connections of the Taurus age gave in for the fiery Arians temper resulting in wars. Alexander, the Great conquered the world during the age of Aries. His drive, courage and vision are quite an open book. In the Greek civilization, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle brought about the philosophical development during this age.
In Egypt, during this Age, the great god Aton and Amon-Ra were worshipped. The Amon-Ra temple has 40 Ram-heaade Sphinxes correlating the same. And did you know, that on the Vernal Equinox day, the day when the sun enters the zodiac sign of Aries, the Sun’s rays would fall directly on the statue of the Amon- Ra.
In Persia, Mithras the heroic bull-slayer became prominent, marking the end of the Taurus age and the start of this Age. In India, Agni , the god of fire is found to ride on a ram.
The people of this zodiac sign are characterized by warmth of feeling and passionate but still they act with haste or in a hurry during love making or sexual relationships. Arians get quickly aroused and are always forceful in their approach for they pursue their quarry in severity or strictness.They exhibit their full energy and soul in chasing for they find it very exciting than surrender.
The people belonging to this zodiac sign cannot take the partners being too dependent on them though they are supposed to be possessive and protective towards loved one.
Though they are successful in making love they are known to loose their interest quickly and are poor in handling relationships and for the same partnerships are often short lived.