Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Since my birthday is around the corner I thought for fun today I'd post some information about Aries, my Zodiac sign. I'm smack dab in the middle of Aries pretty much, April 8, and it's absolutely amazing how accurate it is. I pulled this off Tarot.com.
Aries live life head first; after all, those horns on your head are not just for fighting. Your headstrong nature can make you a "battering ram" and woe is the person who stands in your way.
Aries are noted for courage and leadership qualities, primarily because you are nearly always ready for action. The need for excitement pushes you into new territory -- and as long as you are ahead of others while demonstrating confidence, chances are that they will follow you. As self-ordained leader of the pack, Aries fight for what you believe to be important. But it's not that Aries are fearless. Your courage is more of a commitment to face your fears and overcome them.
Aries motto is "Ready, fire, aim!" It may be backwards for others, but you'd rather figure out what to do while you are doing it. Impulsive actions, however, can bring you your share of trouble. While others are gathering information to make informed decisions, you are already on your way. As such, you could suffer from false starts. In fact, you Aries are so good at starting things that you can be off onto your next project before completing the previous one. As you Aries mature, you learn to slow down your reaction time in order to think about the consequences of your actions.
Fire signs are naturally warm. A fire gives light and heat, but it doesn't get depleted as others feed on its warmth. One candle can bring light to a room and it won't burn any faster if ten people read from its light than if there was only one. Fire doesn't plan it next move; it isn't logical. It simply is in the moment and will burn what fuel is available without judgment or forethought. For this reason fire signs can successfully rely on their intuition and survival instincts.
The fire of Aries is spontaneous and hot. It's like a pile of dry kindling that burns fast but cannot sustain itself for the long haul.
First House: Self
The First House symbolizes our physical body and our personality -- how we appear to the outer world. It's not necessarily who we are; it's what we bring to a situation and how others see us. It represents our childhood, the beginning of any activity or even the start of a new relationship. It's not, however, about the other person; it's about how others see us. No doubt, everything starts with the First House.
Key Planet: Mars
Mars is called the "Angry Red Planet." In Greek mythology, Mars was the God of War. But Mars isn't only about fighting; it's about going somewhere, going anywhere. If someone is in our path, then, perhaps we must fight with them in order to keep going. Mars is like the gas pedal of our bodies. It's represents how we move forward in life. In any chart, Mars offers clues as to how we express our basic energy. As the key planet of Aries, it reminds us to "just do it."
Aries Greatest Strength:
Your courage to overcome fear
Aries Possible Weakness:
Not finishing things you start
Wow! That describes young me to a T however as a mature Aries I've certainly learned to temper my impulsiveness. Having children likely played a part in that. I've also learned how to go around whoever is in my way rather than knocking them over. That's another sign that I've matured.
Headstrong, yes, I am. It's served me well. I don't argue as much anymore but I'm pretty steadfast in what I think is right and true and I do carry a pretty sturdy soap box with me where ever I go. Say something racist, or classist or any of the other "ists" and I'll call you on it. I've toned it down but I will still stand up.
Leaving things unfinished, I've done some of that for sure, but it's more about learning for me. I do something I call "Adult Home Schooling". I become very interested in a topic, delve into it until I've gotten a good understanding of it and then that's it, finished. So what has happened over time is that I know a little about a lot of things. I'm asked frequently how I know about something and I have no idea, these things just go in, get stored and then I forget where I read or heard the information. I just retain the information. I do have three books, all unfinished, but give me a break, I just started them in the fall. I work on one of them everyday and one is right on schedule to be completed the middle of May.
The courage to overcome fear. I can't think of a single example of this. I fear this one doesn't apply. But I'll get over it.
I'm a fire sign. I do prefer the heat. I wonder if being an Aries is the reason for me hating winter. My favourite colour is red and 38 and humid is perfect weather-wise for me.
Mars: My favourite chocolate bar and I'll fight you for it! Last night in Yoga we had to pick a planet to align with and I picked Venus, my friend knew that's what I'd pick. Love and war, not wonder I'm often at odds with myself.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and this time represents a time of renewal and change. Maybe that's part of my affinity for the spring season, why I identify so deeply with it. And maybe it's all hocus pocus fish bones choke us.
Off to read my horoscope. Cheers.