(21st March to 20th April)
General description: The Sun enters this first Sign of Zodiac, the Aries on or around March 21st each year. Aries, the first Sign of the Zodiac calendar, represents raw energy, unbridled passion and a ruthless haste. Aries are energetic and enthusiastic people; they like to set the ball rolling as soon as they come across an interesting opportunity, but they lack the discipline and commitment to take things to the finishing line. Aries may also be impulsive and harsh, and it is almost impossible to convince them about anything. The Aries-born are quite action-oriented, and tend to act in a physical way to everything.
Element - Fire
Quality - Cardinal
Characteristics – Masculine, positive
Ruling planet - Mars
Detriment - Venus
Exaltation - The Sun
Fall – Saturn
Symbol – The Ram
The Symbol denotes – Cheerful, carefree, boastful and confident behaviour along with a combative, rash and hasty approach
Birthstone - Ruby and Garnet
Birth Colours – All shades of red – scarlet, carmine, red, vermilion
Other lucky colours – Jade green, green
Lucky Day - Tuesday
Associated Flowers and Plants - Geraniums, Honeysuckle, Cacti, Chillies, Ginger, Garlic, Aloe, other shrubs
Quality most needed for balance - Caution
Deepest need – Action
Compatible Signs - Leo, Sagittarius
Best Sign/s for marriage and/or partnerships – Libra and sometimes even Capricorn
Anatomically Aries corresponds to - Skull and face; muscles used in eating, smiling, talking and other facial expressions, deep muscles in the mouth and other muscles in the head; temporal and internal carotids, and cephalic vein.
Noteworthy qualities – Industriousness, enterprise, courage, generosity, practicality, ambition, inspiration, leadership, action-orientation.
Undesirable personality traits – Audacity, impatience, imprudence, egocentric and selfish approach, hastiness, recklessness.