Aries is the first Sign of the Zodiac.
It represents birth and the first realization of Self. Aditionally, because
the beginning of the Astrological year,
under this Sign like to get things started.
They tend to
display strong leadership, and their extroverted
and assertive natures let them lead off
the new cycle
eagerly. They are the pioneers of the Zodiac,
tramping courageously into the wilderness.
Aries is the Sign of new beginnings. They
dynamic and active, as befits the beginning
of the Astrological
cycle. As the first Sign, Aries also rules
the first House: the
House of Self, also known as the House
The Astrological Symbol of Aries is the
Ram. Like the
popular conception of the Ram, Aries people
are able to
accomplish many things by sheer energy
and force of will:
"ramming" their way to their
goals. In this way, Aries
exemplifies the Cardinal Quality assigned
to it. Arians can
be blunt, and they are bold and strong.
Within the Zodiac,
Aries is opposite Libra, the Scales of
Balance, so Aries tend
to be about self and ego rather than the
people. They are self-contained, and sometimes
they are not loners.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars. In ancient
mythology, Mars (and his Greek equivalent,
Ares) was the
God of War. He was bold, aggressive, energetic,
courageous. On the negative side, he was
compulsive, quick-tempered, and he could
give in to anger
and a will for destruction. Mars rules
both Aries and Scorpio; Aries is the masculine (day) aspect of Mars
and Scorpio is the feminine (night). Both
associated with war: Aries is on the front
Scorpio is the strategist. Mars was active
high-spirited, full of physical energy
and the Aries-born reflect his leadership
They are strongly independent and determined,
the physical stamina to stay their course.
They tend to be
very competitive, and may sometimes seem
domineering, or intolerant. But all these
Aries the natural choice to initiate projects
things started. They are adept at "taking
the ball and
running with it," and projects tend
quickly under their guidance. But a well-run
project may become boring for Aries, and
they can lack
follow-through and lose interest before
Many successful Aries learn to discipline
themselves to see
their projects through to completion.
The Element associated with Aries is Fire.
Fire Signs are
physical: they tend to respond to the world
rather than practicality, intellect, or
presented with a new project or idea, their
enthusiasm and need for challenge cause
them to jump in
right away, leading the way. One of their
great skills is
reaching beyond normal limitations. Occasionally
tendency for haste and hurry can get them
into trouble if
they don't think things through carefully
enough, and this
can lead to frustration. At times, people
can think they are
brash, rude, and inconsiderate. But Aries
is only doing
what the Ram's nature tells them to do.
As soon as they
discover a new project, all else is forgotten!
Arians tend to want what they want and
when they want it.
Aries need to accept that this isn't always
possible, and stop butting their heads, Ramlike, into the nearest wall.
This is a valuable lesson that enables
them to develop
their understanding of themselves. But
because of the
ego that can manifest itself in Aries,
some Rams may feel
that they are the center of the universe.
Aries who wish
to develop themselves learn that they are
part of the
larger order of all people.
In their leisure time, Aries tend to play
as hard as they
work at the office. They greatly enjoy
sports give them a positive and healthy
outlet for some
of their natural aggression. They appreciate
individual challenge, especially aerobics,
as well as the
group challenge of football and soccer.
some of their great physical energy on
the playing field
helps them focus better once they return
to the office.
In love relationships, Aries is playful
Aries rules the head, face, and brain.
under Aries may be more susceptible to
and nosebleeds than people of other Signs.
the color of Mars and is often associated
physical action and war, so it is natural
The great strength of the Aries-born is
energy, initiative, and courage. Their
ability to take
a project and go with it is unparalleled.
they bring to their lives makes them one
most dynamic characters of the zodiac.
Sagittarius is the ninth Sign of the Zodiac.
After Libra's first reaching out to others and Scorpio's
exploration of the world through emotion,
uses knowledge to understand the world.
Sagittarius is the
Sign of Philosophy and Religion, and people
born under this Sign are the scholars and learners of the
Zodiac. They seek the truth and the meaning
and they love to explore through knowledge.
learning is a major focus of their lives.
As the ninth Sign, Sagittarius also rules the ninth House: the House
of Philosophy. The Astrological Symbol
is the Archer. The Archer is a Centaur,
half man and half horse, and it is the only Sign of the Zodiac
that is half man and half beast. Centaurs
were the great scholars and intellectuals of Greek and Roman
myth, but they could also be hotheaded
This tradition is maintained in Sagittarians.
not fixed or opinionated, and they have
no set plan or bias but seek to learn things as they come. In this way,
Sagittarius exemplifies the Mutable Quality
to it. They desire the freedom to do what
when they want, and tend to be impulsive
Within the Zodiac, Sagittarius is opposite
Gemini, the Sign of Communication.
While Gemini likes to learn a little bit
about many subjects,
Sagittarius tends to be about deeper and
learning. They are versatile and progressive,
times they can be impatient and pushy if
things aren't getting done in the way they want.
Sagittarius is ruled by the Planet Jupiter.
Roman mythology, Jupiter (and his Greek
Zeus) was the King of the Gods. Jupiter
expansion in all its forms, including the
mental outreach so prominent in Sagittarians, but it also may invite
excess. It is the Planet of Luck, and many
born under Sagittarius do experience good
rules both Sagittarius and Pisces; Sagittarius
is the masculine, or day, aspect of Jupiter and Pisces is
the feminine, or night. Both Signs are
about thought and outreach, but while Pisces focuses on the higher ideal
of a perfect world Sagittarius is more
in mental exploration as teachers and philosophers.
times they can procrastinate or seem self-indulgent,
they are trustworthy and charming, adaptable
situations. While they can appear to be
and flashy, they are generally good-humored
The Element associated with Sagittarius
is Fire. Fire
Signs are physical: they tend to respond
to the world through
action, rather than practicality, intellect,
While they are about action and getting
things started, they are not in a hurry like Aries can be. They want to
life, rather than read about it, and they
outgoing and friendly. Sagittarians are
broad-minded and enthusiastic, but they may sometimes seem to have
foot-in-mouth disease as they may talk
or speak before thinking. They are eager
and inspirational, experts at getting things started, but they can also
irresponsible or tactless if they jump
in too quickly.
They are not pioneers in the sense that
Aries is, but they are explorers and interested in mental outreach. Their
optimism and belief in straightforward
dealings with other
people can sometimes make them careless
Many Sagittarians enjoy travel and spiritual
study, and they have daring and adventurous spirits. Sagittarians love
to have a good time, and they are outgoing
Many are natural comedians, sometimes exaggerating
their adventures to entertain people. Their innate confidence in
themselves may make them argumentative
or blunt, but they
want to learn, not offend. They are high-spirited
enthusiastic, often flirtatious, and tend
to enjoy social life
immensely. In their leisure time, Sagittarius'
comes to the forefront. Personal challenge
appreciated, and they tend to prefer solitary
one-on-one sports that stretch them to
the limit, such as skydiving and big game fishing. They tend to be lucky,
and may enjoy gambling. Their philosophical
them enjoy drama and debate, as well as
mentally challenging pursuits. In love
relationships, Sagittarius is flirtatious and playful.
Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs.
People born under Sagittarius may be more susceptible to hip troubles and
leg pain than people of other Signs. Sagittarius's
are the rich hues of maroon and navy.
The great strength of the Sagittarius-born
is in their philosophical and exploratory nature. It is important to them
that they live life to the fullest, experiencing
they can. Their great love of knowledge
makes them one of the most learned characters
of the Zodiac.