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The constellation Aries is considered to resemble a ram. A constellation is a group of stars that appear close to one another in the sky, especially a named group.
Aries is one of the twelve zodiacal constellations, or constellations that occur within the zodiac, a particular section of the sky.
In astronomy, the zodiac is the region of sky along which the apparent motion of the sun, moon, and planets can be observed.
Despite its origins in astronomy, the term zodiac is most commonly linked with and used in the context of astrology, the pseudoscience in which the placements of celestial bodies at specific times are believed to impact or be correlated with human behavior and events.
In astrology, zodiac refers to a diagram (typically circular) depicting the zodiac belt and displaying the symbols associated with each of the 12 constellations or parts, known as zodiac signs.
Aries is among these zodiac signs. It is located between Pisces and Taurus and is considered the zodiac’s first sign.
Aries According to Astrology
According to astrology, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, regulating the period from about March 21 to April 19.
Its depiction as a ram is associated with the Egyptian god Amon and, in Greek mythology, with the ram with the golden fleece, on whose back Phrixus, the son of King Athamas, fled safely from Thessaly to Colchis, where he sacrificed the ram to Zeus, who then placed it in the heavens as the constellation.
The golden fleece of the ram was collected by Jason, the commander of the Argonauts.
What is the 1st Zodiac? Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The brightest star in the constellation Aries, Hamal (Arabic for “sheep”), has a brightness of 2.0.
The vernal equinox, also known as the first point of Aries, is the meeting of the celestial equator and the apparent annual course of the Sun, as well as the point in the sky from which celestial longitude and right ascension are measured.
The Traits of the Aries Zodiac Sign
Strengths: courageous, resolute, confident, upbeat, optimistic, sincere, ardent
Weaknesses: impatience, irritability, impulsiveness, and aggression
Aries enjoys comfortable attire, leadership responsibilities, physical challenges, and individual sports.
Aries dislikes inactivity, delays, and labor in which one’s talents are not utilized.
Understanding the Importance of Your Horoscope
Aries Facts & Connections
|Greatest Compatibility||Libra, Leo|
|Lucky Numbers||1, 8, 17|
|Aries Zodiac Dates||March 21 – April 19|
|Zodiac Symbol||The Ram|
|Birthstone:||Aquamarine and Diamond|
|Ruling House||First I|
|Flower||Thistle & honeysuckle|
|Tarot Card||The Emperor|
What is the Aries Sign?
This powerful sign of the fire element is no stranger to rivalry. Courageous and ambitious, Aries throws straight into even the most difficult situations, ensuring they always prevail.
Independent and determined, you are a formidable opponent! You enjoy nothing more than a challenging new objective, and you perform your best work when you’re on your own.
Your enthusiasm and vitality keep us on our toes!
What is the Aries Symbol?
The symbol for Aries depicts a ram’s face and horns. This depiction is based on the historical perception of the constellation Aries’ stars. ♈
Since late Babylonian times, it was identified as a ram, and it was later associated with Greek mythology and the ram with the Golden Fleece.
Mars rules the zodiac sign of Aries. The ancient Greeks were enthralled with the planet’s blood-red hue, which they attributed to Ares, their war god. When the Romans defeated the Greeks, they changed the name to Mars, the Roman god of war.
In ancient Greek personification of planetary gods, the symbol for Mars was initially a spear.
It is important to note that years later it was discovered that the actual planet Mars is covered in rust, as this was the alchemical sign for iron.
Later on, this sign was “upgraded” to include a shield and a spear and was given its current form.
The arrow symbolizes our motivation, action, or direction. It is pointing upward, emanating from the circle representing spirit.
The combination of the two coincides with the astrological nature of the planet. We might deduce that it represents our active, passionate personality that must follow the task our spirit must accomplish.
Read about the other 12 Zodiac Signs
1. Aries(♈︎) // 2. Taurus (♉︎) // 3. Gemini (♊︎) // 4. Cancer (♋︎) // 5. Leo (♌︎) // 6. Virgo (♍︎)
7. Libra (♎︎) // 8. Scorpio (♏︎) // 9. Sagittarius (♐︎) // 10. Capricorn (♑︎) // 11. Aquarius (♒︎) // 12. Pisces (♓︎)
Julianne has a bachelor’s in communication and journalism working with Psychic Spirituality & Relationships. She has also practiced numerology, tarot, and other psychic arts.