Aries marks the transition point from the old cycle into the new one. Aries, therefore, represents the idea of leaving the old behind and launching into new beginnings, new adventures, and setting off into unknown territory. Aries is the seed which projects future possibilities into the unknown. The seed planted now will sprout, blossom and bear fruit later in the cycle, but that's then and this is now. However, before you can grow anything, you must first recognize it, identify it and name it. You can't nurture what you don't acknowledge. The Aries principle is symbolized by the catalytic process and by acts of initiation and innovation. It is not necessarily the job of Aries to follow through! The job of Aries is to spring into action in new and innovative ways using their natural leadership and delegation skills to empower others to become involved
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and is located in its natural First House. It is associated with the beginning of a cycle. Aries is the wake-up call of the zodiac. As the Spring Equinox marks the start of the new year, we celebrate the birth of new life and the new beginnings that lay in store. Aries is ruled by Mars, 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 to stand up, be noticed and get things done. 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. Aries turns ideas into action, is spontaneous, competitive and enthusiastic. Aries resonates to the energy of its planetary ruler, Mars, recognized as the bringer of action and the impulse to attack or strike back. Mars is the defiant spirit; when dignified it will show courage, fearlessness, respected leadership, the propensity to take a risk and the lover of a challenge. In this form Mars is the moral champion, ready to take up arms on behalf of others less able or willing to put their necks on the line. When poorly placed and displaying its less noble traits, it represents needless aggression, violent eruptions, assertiveness to the point of selfishness, and the urge to take from others without due regard to their needs and well being.
The Arian symbol is the self-regenerating ram, representing the ability to arise with greater strength and vitality after periods of loss. The Ram became celebrated in the associated stars as a sacred symbol of resurrection, since its fleece, when shorn, continues to grow and provides a constant, abundant supply.
Being prepared to let go of the unused and the outgrown is essential if you are to develop your full force and potential. The ridding of unnecessary baggage allows you keep re-evaluating your beliefs and needs in the context of the here and now.