Sign: Aries · Astrological definition of Sign: Aries · Astrology Encyclopedia  ·  February 28, 2024, 16:12 GMT
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Sign: Aries

Sign: Aries - Astrology Encyclopedia

Definition of Sign: Aries The Ram. The first sign of the zodiac. Its symbol represents the head and horns of the ram. It is a symbol of offensive power - a weapon of the gods, hence an implement of the will. The Babylonians sacrificed rams during the period when the Sun occupied this sign, which occurs annually from March 21 to April 20. Astrologically and astronomically it is the first thirty-degree arc beginning at the point of the Spring Equinox. It is the Leading quality of the Fire element: positive, diurnal, movable, dry, hot, fiery, choleric and violent.

Ruler: Mars. Exaltation: Sun. Detriment: Venus. Fall: Saturn.

Temperamental Aries

...Who works from morn to set of Sun,

...And never likes to be outdone?

...Whose walk is almost like a run?

......Who? Aries.

Symbolic interpretation: Sprouting seed; fire in eruption; a fountain of water; a ram's horns.

Aries is the embodiment of Self, the will to manifest, the adventurous spirit; desire, initiative and courage.

...First from the east, the Ram conducts the year;

...Whom Ptolemy with twice nine stars adorns. - Aratus.

First Decan: activity, adventure, zeal, notoriety, dishonor, misfortune. Second Decan: noble affections as the source of power to sway others - the head joined to the impulses of the heart. It is the decan of Exaltation, in that the Sun is exalted in the nineteenth degree of the Sign.

Third Decan: Propaganda, the spiritual possibilities of the valiant heart at grips with sordid conditions.

(Nicholas deVore - Encyclopedia of Astrology)

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