I’ve decided to do a Sun-sign Series explaining the nature of Sun Signs in hopefully a new and different manner. I see things somewhat differently, and think outside the box most of the time. But then, I’m an Aries with my Sun in the 11th house. How else would I see the world.
So, here is the first entry into the Sun Sign Series–Aries
One of the primary characteristics of a Sun in Aries is self-determination, and I don’t mean that in any light-hearted way. Aries possess the natural ability to be self-motivated. They tend to not ask for help in life, and consider most assistance to merely be slowing them down. Reckless and rash in almost all they do, they have an uncanny ability to survive most of the mis-adventures they encounter in life. Much to the surprise of other and even the Aries. Always aware that life is a “great adventure” even the mishaps can be handled with an attitude of “oh well” I’ll just do this now.
Aries are often called the children of the Zodiac because Aries requires Courage to ACT. Well, it’s easy to be courageous when you are a child (at heart also) because you fear nothing. Because you have suffered no consequences for your actions–yet. Everything is a great adventure for an Aries. Everything is new, and the curiosity that a child has for each new step, is the same element that resides in the heart and soul of an Aries. Even when consequences deter an Aries, they simply consider it a challenge and press on. It is the mandate of the sign to always “press on”.
Aries is one of the Fire signs, meaning it is a sign of inspiration, self-motivating and future oriented. Its quality is Cardinal, meaning it is a sign of initiation, goal oriented and restless. Aries is the positive polarity or yang of the Zodiac. Those born with their Sun in Aries are considered to be self-expressive and out-going.
Aries is the emergence of the sprouting seed. It is the point of all beginnings. Aries is the out rushing force, sound and fury, primitive self-expression, and the joy of being. Its forcefulness is much like the Ram, which lowers its head and blindly charges. The Aries influence gives an adventurous, pioneering spirit, courage, and a blunt and direct manner. The forcefulness of Aries is so strong that restrictions cannot be endured. Aries people are forever moving on to new projects, seldom completing the old ones. An Aries person inhibited by daily routine and a sedentary life is likely to eventually explode. The ‘me first’ attitude of Aries can go to extremes of crudeness, selfishness, egotistical attitudes and foolhardiness, if it is not tempered by sensitivity to others and strong guiding ideals.
One strong note here on the tendency for an Aries to leave projects before they are completed. Aries are not meant to complete projects. It is not their mandate to build ideas into reality. Let me explain. Each sign has a talent or gift. I call it a mandate. The mandate being at the core of the sign and its expression. Aries are the sign of inspiration, ideas, bold action, etc. It is their gift. Their talent. If you need a solution to a problem—ask an Aries. They will come up with an idea that solves your predicament. But, do not expect an Aries to help you make it a reality. That is not their gift. They are on to the next idea, and the next, and the next. It is their job to keep moving, always moving to inspire others, and to quite frankly, come up with good ideas.
I’m not saying an Aries never completes a project, but the percentage of completed projects is not exceptionally high. That’s not their mandate. That is the mandate of a Taurus [more about this when we visit Taurus in the Sun Sign Series.]. The mandate of an Aries is to have bold ideas, to initiate action, to prompt others to move into the future, and to be brave enough to actually push into the future when others are afraid.
Courage is their gift. The Courage to go out on a limb alone and do what needs to be done. It is not their job to finish. It is their job to keep moving, discovering, innovating, and inspiring the actions of others. The downside of this is that they seldom get to see their ideas become a reality. They have moved on to another idea in another place. They have moved on long before any concrete idea is brought to fruition.
This is an Aries.