ARIES ( MESHA )
is the sign of the natural born leader. Always impulsive, spontaneous
and headstrong. They are eager athletes and generous players. They enjoy
the challenge of a tough contest, but they can be so stimulated that they
become too aggressive.
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents the first stage in the
evolution of man and his place in the universe. The raw energy of life
itself, which is the first step in being part of the universe, is evident
in the character and make-up of Aries people. It is the karmic responsibility
of the Aries-born to accept the idea that they are not the center of the
universe but part of the larger social order of all men. Aries personalities
who do not develop this kind of maturity are demanding and infantile in
their behavior. They want what they want, when they want it.
Aries people are doers. They set out to accomplish things and are determined
to succeed one way or another. The astrological symbol for Aries is the
Ram and, considering the sheer force of energy and enthusiasm by which
they accomplish their goals, it is not off the mark to suggest that they
"ram" their way to success.
Aries individuals react in a physical way to everything they experience
in life. That is, before they assess the practicality or worth of what
they are doing, before they sort out their true emotions, and, before
they take time to reason things out intellectually, their tendency is
to shoot first and ask questions later. Their passionate nature is inspiring
and flattering to others, but unless impatience and rash behavior are
curbed, their unbridled enthusiasm backfires when they lose interest just
as quickly as they gained it. They quickly forget frustration and anger.
Active, fiery Mars rules Aries and indeed, Aries people are high-spirited,
energetic individuals ready to try anything at least once. Courageous,
optimistic, and friendly, they are lively participants in the everyday
bustle of life, maintaining a frantic pace others find difficult to match.
Constant physical activity works off excess energy, and its vitalizing
influence is important to their intellectual and creative endeavors. It
is usually the energetic Aries who is willing to start projects others
would be afraid to tackle. However, it is also Aries who often fails to
finish things when too many details demand attention or they simply lose
interest. In spite of the physical energy associated with Aries, they
are not above using the inability of others to keep up with them as an
excuse for their own idleness. If they expect others to provide them with
constant stimulation and are unwilling to find their own diversions, they
become lazy. Cut off from physical activity, they become depressed, unproductive,
They are eager athletes and generous players. They enjoy the challenge
of a tough contest, but they can be so stimulated that they become too
aggressive. Aries rules guns and weapons, so it isn't surprising that
many Aries individuals enjoy hunting. Combative by nature, they also enjoy
boxing, wrestling, and most team sports. They have a tendency to allow
their enthusiasm to exceed their actual ability. Before taking something
apart, they don't stop to wonder if they can put it back together.
Aries colors are red and white. Vulnerable parts of the body are the head
and face. As a sign of this celestial association, many Aries individuals
are born with a birth mark on their head or face. Headaches, black eyes,
nose bleeds, and insect bites are common Aries complaints. The birthstone
for Aries is the diamond. The tremendous heat and pressure that nature
exerts in turning carbon into hard, brilliant diamonds represent the strength
and physical force in the Aries-born. Flowers for Aries include the poppy
(red) and geraniums.