Symbol – The Ram
Higher Mantra – ‘I come forth, and from the plane of mind I rule’
Lower Mantra – ‘Let form again be sought’
Traditional ruler – Mars
Esoteric Ruler – Mercury
Rays – 1 and 7
Aries uses its fire in a compulsive and direct manner. It is symbolised by the head and the ram, using its head to push forward in the game of life. Aries are not usually patient, learning this trait is often a lifelong lesson for them. The flipside of this is they often move on from limiting patterning holds, unlike some of the earth signs which can hold on forever.
Aries are adventurous and like to do new things. They are the first sign of the zodiac and as such are the initiators., leading us forward. They use the influence of Mars as direct passion and assert their will with whatever they desire. Again, learning to tone this a little, using more of the Esoteric ruler – Mercury, will be important. To use the mind first and choosing where to put that incredible drive, is part of their life lesson.
Remember we all have Aries in our chart somewhere, even if it is just ruling a house or an area in our lives. If you happen to have the Sun in Aries, then you will identify with this energy the strongest, as it is your point of identification. You live it!
If your Moon is in Aries, then your emotional nature will be like this, feisty, direct and the ability to move on. If your ascendant is in Aries (only known with a correct birth time), then your physical and etheric or energy body will be flavoured and influenced by Aries. You should bound around like a general, with purpose and vigour. Physically you will generally be keen to get things moving.
Next I will look at the sign of Leo.