|Ruling House:||First House
|Body Parts:||head, face
|Date with destiny:||Leo, Sagittarius
|Run for the hills:||Cancer, Capricorn
|Where you glow:||pulling the strings
|What makes you tick:||excitement
|Fitness forecast:||tae kwon do
|Play date:||rock climbing
|Perfect jobs:||firefighter, aerobics instructor
|A sure thing:||wearing red
|Destination:||Carneval in Rio
|Pleasure:||action, new beginnings, assertion
|Pain:||follow - up, sharing, losing
|What's my line?||Get out of my way!
Aries is the first Sign of the Zodiac, and that's pretty much how those born under this Sign see themselves: first. Aries are the leaders of the pack, first in line to get things going. Whether or not everything gets done is another question altogether, for an Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete. Do you have a project needing a kick - start? Call an Aries, by all means. The leadership displayed by Aries is most impressive, so don't be surprised if they can rally the troops against seemingly insurmountable odds -- they have that kind of personal magnetism. An Aries won't shy away from new ground, either. Those born under this Sign are often called the pioneers of the Zodiac, and it's their fearless trek into the unknown that often wins the day. Aries is a bundle of energy and dynamism, kind of like a Pied Piper, leading people along with its charm and charisma. The dawning of a new day -- and all of its possibilities -- is pure bliss to an Aries.
The symbol of Aries is the Ram, and that's both good and bad news. Impulsive Aries might be tempted to ram their ideas down everyone's throats without even bothering to ask if they want to know. It's these times when you may wish Aries's Sign's symbol were a more subdued creature, more lamb than ram perhaps. You're not likely to convince the Ram to soften up; these folks are blunt and to the point. Along with those qualities comes the sheer force of the Aries nature, a force that can actually accomplish a great deal. Much of Aries's drive to compete and to win comes from its Cardinal Quality. Cardinal Signs love to get things going, and Aries exemplifies this even better than Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.
You're initiating, bold and impatient, your fiery nature making you irresistible and exciting. While you can be impulsive and combative, you're the absolute leader of the pack -- in team sports, business or just your group of friends and family!
The Element of Fire is associated with the Signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and it also rules the First, Fifth and Ninth Houses. As one would expect, those graced by Fire are fiery, indeed. They are enthusiastic and sometimes larger than life. Just like a fire that is left untended, however, Fire Signs can burn out of control. Ouch! It's best to tend those embers.
A Fire Sign is also an indicator of creativity. This Element manifests itself in creative and unique ways, and those in its glow are also wonderfully courageous, lively spirits. Those influenced by a Fire Sign are self - sufficient, spontaneous and possess a tremendous zest for life.
It also stands to reason that a combustible Fire Signer would be ardent in the game of love. Yes, these are the sexiest Signs of the Zodiac, knowing they are the cat's meow and climbing ever higher in the name of love. To their credit, those touched by Fire are often an inspiration to others, certainly for their adherence to solid moral and religious ideals.
If there's a flip side to the Element of Fire, it can be that those who bear its will can be overly strident in getting their way. Call it bossy, even. These folks can come across rather forcefully. Selfishness and an overdeveloped ego can also be seen as part of a fiery individual's shadowy side.
Fire Signs are strong, self - assured, creative and fun. When they get too hot to touch, though, it may be a good idea to stand back!
A Cardinal Quality is attached to the Signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The Cardinal Houses are the First, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth; if an astrological chart shows a preponderance of Planets in these Houses, its energy is weighted toward cardinality.
Cardinal Signs are the initiators of the Zodiac. They are also found at key jumping - off points on the chart wheel, specifically the Ascendant, Medium Coeli (M.C. or Midheaven), Descendant and Imum Coeli (I.C.). Individuals possessing a Cardinal Quality like to get things going. They are active, quick and ambitious. Many projects get started, thanks to Cardinal initiative, although a good deal of them are never finished. That's because Cardinal folks are much fonder of starting things than finishing them.
You won't find a Cardinal person slacking off. These people are full of vim and vigor and possess a drive and ambition that is unmistakable. Enthusiasm and a zest for life fill the Cardinal individual. Some might perceive this rampant energy as domineering, and, at times, it can be. Cardinal people can easily forget about the rest of the pack when they are busily focusing on their own endeavors. Even so, their energetic spirit often wins the day.
Cardinal folks are clever and want to win. They love to start things, and whether they finish them or not, there's always a lot going on. Nay sayers who find them to be too self - centered will simply have to watch (and marvel) as they speed by!
The First House
House of Self
The First House is commonly referred to as the House of Self. The cusp of the First House is the home of the Ascendant, the Sign which was rising on the eastern horizon at the precise moment of one's birth. By thinking of this in terms of sunrise and new beginnings, one begins to grasp the concepts of the First House. The new beginnings here are centered around the individual: the self and the attendant voyage of discovery which defines a person. Who are you? What will you become? How do you realize your best self? The First House speaks to the realization of one's ultimate potential. This process of becoming a unique individual is one of the greatest contributions we make to the world in which we live.
The distinct qualities which we possess are often referred to as personality. The First House addresses the individual, his or her comportment and approach to life. In other words, the sum total of one's being. This is the package we give to the world. The packaging itself, or our outer being, is also governed by the First House -- think the physical body and the way in which we present ourselves, and in particular, the head and face.
Early childhood is also ruled by the First House. Everything from our earliest steps to our view of the emerging world is considered here. How will we develop? What is our view on life? It all begins at the beginning (the First House) and serves to shape us for all time.
In sum, the First House speaks to the person we are becoming and will become, both internally and externally. It addresses our personality and presentation to the world, our essential qualities, approach to life, demeanor and basic sensibilities. The inner self and outer body are what the First House is all about.
The First House is ruled by the Sign Aries and the Planet Mars.
Mars: Planet of Passion
Mars is the action Planet of the Zodiac. The 'Red Planet,' after all, should be pretty fiery, and Mars does not disappoint. Energy, passion, drive and determination are all right up Mars's alley. This Planet commands you (and yes, Mars does rule the military) to stand up, be noticed and get things done -- sitting on the sidelines belongs somewhere else in the heavens. Simply put, Mars speaks to the power and confident expression of the individual.
Ambition and competition are also within Mars's realm. Whether it's at work or on the field of play, Mars encourages us to face challenges and to be our best -- or better. Aggression is part of the plan here, although Mars also values courage and honor. Assertion and a daring, fearless nature please this Planet.
It's important to note that Mars's energy can be constructive or destructive. The God of War in ancient times, Mars could be brutally violent. While this energy still emanates from the Planet, it also asks us to harness this force for good. Stamina, ambition and achievement are all part of Mars' mantra.
Mars rules our sexuality and sexual energy, and governs weapons, accidents and surgery (the last two illustrating the yin and yang nature of this Planet). In the end, however, the energy of Mars can be quite useful if used properly.
It takes nearly two years for Mars to complete its orbit through the Zodiac. It is masculine energy and rules both Aries and Scorpio and the First and Eighth Houses.
Aries Beauty Profile
Aries, as the first and fieriest sign of the Zodiac, prefers to set the trends, not follow them. If you're an Aries, depending on your generation, you were probably the first to iron your hair straight or wear glitter on your cheeks or even get that crazy Brazilian bikini wax. You like perfumes with florid, heady undertones, and you should call attention to your piercing eyes with bold shadow choices and well - groomed brows.
Though you'll try anything once -- bold shades on your eyes, ultra - short pixie hair cuts or the latest skin - hydrating therapy on the market -- the one thing in your life you're most loyal to is your sleek, sexy tube of red lipstick. You probably have a dozen varieties of red, but they're all vibrant and dangerous, never coy or subtle.
As a Cardinal Fire Sign, you like to get things started, but you're not so keen on finishing. This short attention span holds true for you when it comes to your beauty routine. You buy every new product that comes out, then quickly grow bored of it. Last season's discarded colors and half - used lotions pile up beneath your sink and clutter up your vanity.
Although the lotions and potions you love certainly help you shine, your true beauty comes from your spontaneity and willingness to experiment. You glow with a radiant and confident energy that is its own, natural blush.
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Aries Career Profile
Do you want an Aries on your team? You bet. Those born under this Sign are competitive and love the game, whether it's business or life. They hate to lose, which means they'll probably win. And when the "contest" is in full swing, the only speed they know is full steam ahead -- think battering Ram, if you will, and clear out the lanes!
Aries like being the leader and aren't as comfortable in a subordinate role. This isn't usually a problem, since -- thanks to their cocksure belief in themselves -- they like to start projects and blaze the trail for colleagues. True to a Fire Sign, Aries can be combustible at times. At least they're always ready to rumble! Even if they aren't always diplomatic, Aries are considerate of their colleagues and display great energy and courage in the field of battle -- umm, make that the workplace. As long as Rams can stay within themselves, they are likely to be successful.
One thing the Ram craves is adventure. Preachy staff meetings are a snore, since Aries would much rather be out in the field closing a key client. New challenges need to come at a fast and furious pace for those born under this sign or else it's "NET!" as in next job. A safety net for the hard - charging Ram? Not! Retirement is for everyone else -- the Ram will stay in the game forever, changing the rules along the way so as to keep it interesting (but still legit).
The Aries office is likely to be spare, with only a few token trophies and emblems of success as reminders of past victories. Rams will likely cruise the streets in the flashiest sports car going (leased, of course), and they would trade in a three - martini lunch for a few beers and a game of liar's dice.
Aries is well - suited to become a firefighter, surgeon, mechanic, dentist (watch that drill!), professional athlete and, most of all, entrepreneurs.
Aries Fitness Profile
Aries is always on the go. With energy to burn, the trick is to keep on moving. Like all Fire Signs, the Ram is powerfully animated and courageous. As an Aries, you probably like things to be done fast, and you always want to be first. Second place just isn't good enough. You may like a challenge, but only if you're going to win. It may be hard to hold your attention, so anything routine is out. As far as working out, going to the gym every day and running laps is not for you. High impact aerobics and Tae - Bo, however, may be right up your alley. Any new fads or action - packed sports like auto racing and roller derbies are good choices. Be careful, though -- Aries rules the head and are prone to head injuries. Remember always to wear a helmet!
The Aries diet from Diets A - to - Z: Juice Fasts
Always on the go and pushing yourself to the limit -- that's you, right Aries? You probably don't need a diet, you need a total body cleanser! That's why Juice Fasts might be just the thing for you.
Aries Fashion Profile
The Ram wants to be first in everything. This means you probably know, up to the minute, all about the current trends in fashion. One step ahead of the game, you're a trendsetter. Not afraid to try new things, as long as they appeal to your sense of fun and adventure, you'll wear the most daring of styles. As soon as you see a new item on the rack, you know it'll be the latest trend, and you're not afraid to spend your hard - earned cash to be the first to have 'the look.' In the eighties, you might have been the first to wear shoulder pads (and the first to rip them out toward the end of the decade), and in the nineties you were first in line for that eyebrow piercing. More conservative Aries turned on the television in the mid - nineties and went right out to get their 'Friends' haircut.
True to its fiery nature, the Ram prefers black and red clothing. Not one to go for the tailored look, your closet resembles Noah's Ark, full of all shapes, sizes, colors and fabrics. Rest assured, though, it all looks really good once it goes on your body. You know that flowers are out and solids are in. As far as makeup goes, dramatic eyes do you best, with bright red lipstick to match your fiery hair. Your Sign rules the head, so your best accessory is a hat and sparkling diamonds to adorn your neck and fingers.
|Would Look Good On:||Sarah Jessica Parker
Aries likes variety -- so serve a bunch of appetizers. Fire Signs want their food to be hot and spicy. The Ram hates bland things and likes to spice up their meals with basil, cinnamon and curry. When cooking for an Aries, remember: the redder, the better!
Aries Friendship Profile
As fire can be a fleeting thing, so can be the friendship of a Ram. If you want to call an Aries up for a night on the town, you'll have an exciting companion for the evening -- but don't try to make plans for next week. This Sign needs variety in their friendships. If one group of people can't keep up with their constantly changing interests, they'll move on to new friends. Not that they ever lack for companionship: The Ram is well liked for their edge, so making new friends is never a big problem. Friends are nice, but not exactly necessary for independent Aries, who doesn't need a big group to have fun. When they are in one, though, their competitive nature is liable to get the better of them. Don't try to borrow even a cup of sugar from this one. Ruled by the First House of Self, selfishness can sometimes take the upper hand when it's a choice between people and possessions. On the other hand, the Ram can be very warm toward their friends. As long as Aries feels that they are the number one friend in your life, you can count on having an exciting, albeit brief, whirlwind of fun.
Best Friend Bets: Gemini, Aquarius
Aries: Karmic Life Lessons
Aries is a fiery energy, fearless and brazen, forthright and honest. Those born under its influence are positive, energetic people with a true zest for life. However, the old saying "Look before you leap" could be Aries's mantra, and "honest to a fault" can definitely describe the Ram! If there were one thing Aries would most benefit from mastering, it would be patience. Aries is the most impatient Sign of the Zodiac and this tends to cause trouble on scales large and small.
Most people born under Aries's influence experience everything in a heady, impassioned way; they want what they want right now and they can't stand to wait! Certain things in life require patience and finesse, however. From affairs of the heart to education to cooking, certain endeavors call for a slow and steady approach. As it reflects the Cardinal Quality, Aries has lots of energy to start something new, but little of the dedication required to carry things through to the end, especially if something starts to become boring or tedious. This quality may cost Aries a great deal; especially in making major decisions (like "Should I drop out of med school?" or "Should I dump my steady sweetheart and marry the person I met last night at the Hula Club?"), Aries would do well to learn to slow down and sleep on it. Stop and think, "What will I lose if I drop this now, just because I'm bored? And what will I gain if I stay and follow it through to completion?"
Aries's impetuous nature partially stems from the "me first" way in which Aries tends to view the world. As it is the first Sign of the Zodiac, Aries wants to be first -- and best -- in everything. This can result in a truly competitive nature. In team sports or on the job front, Aries may not be the best team player; after all, being overly competitive can sometimes be summed up in two words -- sore loser. And we're all bound to lose sometimes, aren't we? It's important for those born under the Aries influence to learn to be a gracious loser, in the odd moment of their defeat (since Aries doesn't let defeat happen often!). Learn to step aside from time to time and allow other people their time in the spotlight; your time will surely return quickly, since Aries is a born star!
Stepping aside for someone else to enjoy center stage is a difficult thing for a true Aries to do. Many relationship problems for an Aries stem from selfishness and insensitivity; in a romantic relationship or a friendship or with family, Aries tends to forget the other person also has feelings, wants and needs. The joy of giving pleasure and satisfaction to another person can be even greater than the joy of receiving it; if Aries learns this lesson, it will open up the boundaries of love and sexual satisfaction to the joys of generosity.
Aries can look to other Signs of the Zodiac to learn its Karmic lessons. Cancer possesses the nurturing impulse that Aries may lack; those born under Aries's influence can look to their Cancer friends to learn the value of sensitivity and emotional connection with loved ones. They can look to their Libra friends to learn the benefits of team efforts and partnerships, since Libra is all about working together. From Capricorn Aries can learn the about hard work and dedication, about pushing through something even when it has become boring and tedious.
Aries Kid Profile
If you're an Aries, you're likely to be the most energetic kid on the block! Aries is a Fire Sign, which means you get excited easily and you're always ready to run around doing anything fun. You get bored easily, too, and you're constantly fidgeting. At the dinner table or in the car, your Mom and Dad are constantly telling you to settle down! Aries is represented by the Ram, an animal with tons of energy and spirit -- and a bit of fight in them, too. Do you get mad fast and then get over it and move on just as quickly? Yep, you're a true Aries!
Aries Money Profile
Does the Ram seek fame and fortune? Definitely the former, not the latter. While Arians could hit it big and make a bundle (many are entrepreneurs), it's more than likely that any fortune attained will have been as a result of their incredible will to succeed, not a desire to get rich.
Arians are daring and bold, the go - getters of the Zodiac. They like to run the show -- and they like to win! This quality might get them in trouble every now and again where money is concerned, but invariably, they'll wriggle out of it. It's action and adventure that the Ram craves, whatever the cost. With the world as their oyster, Arians will purr like a cat. Bottom line: the Rambo of the boardroom has arrived!
The Ram doesn't spend much time thinking about getting rich, since it's the journey that matters, not the end result. Moving their agenda forward is top priority, even if the agenda isn't fiscally sound -- hey, it's THEIR agenda! Oftentimes, money to Arians is nothing more than the "currency" which will enable them to get what they want. Are those born under this Sign security conscious? Rarely, since that would be no fun. Don't expect a nest egg from an Arian, someone who would much rather have a job that paid a fair day's wage and not much more so long as it came with freedom and flexibility.
Even so, the Ram loves to spend and is the dream of marketers. "Such a deal!" they'll exclaim. "I'll take ten." This kind of behavior could wreak havoc on the checkbook, and to make matters worse, Arians are loathe to balance accounts! Arians would be well - served to save for a rainy day, but they probably won't.
Should you loan the Ram money? Not if you expect to be repaid promptly. The flip side of this, however, is that if Arians have a couple of bucks on hand, they'd be more than happy to lend them to you.
The sign of the Ram is graced by the element of Fire, and if you were to use one word to describe Aries, it could easily be heat. People born under this sign have a passion and red - hot energy, which often proves irresistible. It's certainly never boring! Aries likes to initiate relationships, and the role of seducer comes to them easily. This sizzling romance dance will only work on those strong enough to stay in the game, because Aries wants a partner who can go toe - to - toe with them, whether it's over lunch or under the covers. Aries likes to get its way and often pits the wishes of self against what is best for the partnership, which can lead to conflict. These battles, though, are often foreplay, which can result in some sexy fireworks of their own. The Ram is possessed of a great physicality, a sense of adventure, is wildly flirtatious and loves to play.
Aries and Romance
Aries loves the hunt and will do whatever it takes to get the prize they want. The question in their mind will often be whether it's a prize worth keeping. Aries will take risks during the chase and would love the object of their affections to do the same. That give - and - take can keep things more than interesting and going for quite some time. There is no doubt that Aries is seductive and will prove hard to resist. Sparks will fly in this competitive pas de deux, and it's all the better where the Ram is concerned. A mental attraction for impassioned Aries is often the first step and the indicator as to whether things will progress. If things work their way down -- watch out! Once hooked, Aries loves strokes and tender caresses and a lover who will tell them that they are the best.
Aries in Relationships
The demanding and passionate Ram needs an equally self - possessed lover to stimulate them and set them on fire. If not, what's the point? Aries can be fiercely loyal, yet self - centered at the same time, so their partner needs to exhibit confidence and a sense of when to give them the space they need. The occasional bouts of temper exhibited by Aries are best dealt with if they are used as a prelude to a deeper understanding and the sizzle that comes with kissing and making up. Aries will stick with a relationship as long as it's hot (and fireworks are key to this Fire Sign), but if things start to cool down, it won't be long before they hit the road. The ideal Aries soul mate may be someone who is never, ever dull.
Aries in Love
Aries is a moving target where love is concerned, always looking, seeking and often finding. It can be very hard to resist the Ram's magnetic charms. The aura surrounding those born under this sign is one of intensity and intrigue, so many will be tempted to step up to the plate. This is exactly what Aries wants: many opportunities to play the game of love. Some things will work, and some won't, but the game is surely fun! The beauty of it all is that Aries flourishes in love, becoming a more sensuous, understanding and feeling soul. As long as Aries remembers how to share, and the beauty of an us, things can go far.
Aries and Sex
The Ram is more of a tiger where sex is concerned and, like many other sleek animals, loves the hunt -- that steady pursuit of the ultimate prize. Aries is a physical and fearless lover and is blessed with the stamina to go all night long. They are not afraid to experiment sexually in their quest for pleasure, which means an open - minded lover is a must. The Mile - High Club must have been invented for these folks! It's safe to say that Aries' lover must be able to satisfy, or the Ram will move on. The dominant sexual partner will likely be the Ram, and while eroticism is important, a mental connection is also favored by this sign. As if Aries weren't passionate and demanding enough, they also want to be made to feel secure in a sexual relationship, lest jealousy rear its ugly head.
What Aries Needs
Aries doesn't generally need hearts and flowers to give them a warm and fuzzy glow. What's far more important to members of this sign is to find a partner who is equally strong and self - possessed and who will challenge them to greater heights, both mental and physical. The person who can draw them out and make them better is a keeper. It also helps if Aries' partner can handle the occasional fiery argument and master the art of making up. Sexual adventurers are also very attractive to the Ram, whether it's acrobatics between the sheets or the art of touching. There's no shortage of libido here!
The Aries lover is passionate, adventurous and energetic, loves romance and revels in the art of the chase. Those who can stand the heat will be rewarded with a loyal companion who will take them to greater heights. Life with Aries is never boring, so get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
Aries Technology Profile
As a Ram, you are used to catching on quickly, and once you get the hang of computers, you are likely to be wired in more ways than one. You could begin to close the technology gap faster than you first imagined possible. As an Aries, you tend to be the pioneer of any pack. Your willingness to delve into uncharted territory opens up the wonder of what can be achieved through sitting at your computer and tapping into the world around you. Like a chain email that you actually want to read, you can maximize your reach by using your ability to personalize your online experience. Before you know it, you'll be the pied piper of the digital world.
Aries are the pioneers of the Zodiac, and this is certainly true where travel is concerned. Ever on the go and seeking action, the Ram is a moving target. "What am I going to do today? Is it hot? risky? different?" These are the kinds of questions Aries will ask themselves when they're on the road. And don't expect them to hang around very long for an answer, as they'll soon be someplace else.
Those born under the first Sign of the Zodiac want to learn a little about a lot -- knowing who built those pyramids in Giza and when is good information, whereas the why can be saved for someone else. It's safe to say that old flick, "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium," was filmed with an Aries in mind!
Hopping from one place (and adventure) to the next, the Ram sets the agenda and expects others to follow it. No takers? Well, Aries are happy to travel alone, in which case they'll seek some company along the way, even if only for a meal or a night. Sexy as they are, it would be a waste to spend every night alone! Again, the stimulation of new people and new places is what the Ram craves when traveling, and the more active the journey, the better.
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