WRITTEN BY KASEY FOWLER, ILLUSTRATED BY DIRECTITO PAL INFIERNO
Aries, The Ram
(March 21st- April 19th)
Ruler of the First House
Ruled by Mars
Grab your helmet—Aries season is coming in hot, head first and is ready to shake things up!
The kick off of Aries season always aligns with the Spring equinox in the Northern hemisphere. As the weather begins to heat up, so does the mood and general tone of things here on planet Earth. People tend to become more impatient and even a little reckless during this time of year. That cozy cloud we’ve been coasting on for the past month has drifted far far away, and we’re heading for a wildfire.
Since Aries is the first sign of Spring, this makes the fiery ram a member of the Cardinal sign family. Cardinal signs are the movers and the shakers of the zodiac. They mark the beginning of each calendar season and bring the enthusiasm needed for a fresh start. Aries is also the first astrological sign in the zodiac. Being number one makes Aries quite a ball of fire. True to form, you can find Aries at the head of any line to try anything new. Infinitely eager to take on the next challenge, Aries energy brings out the fighter in all of us—for better or for worse.
If you’ve been lacking the courage to start a new project you’ve been dreaming up or to stand up to a bully, Aries season will give you the boost of confidence you need. Just embrace that Aries energy! But, to avoid possible future regret, be cautious if presented with decisions involving drastic lifestyle changes, as Aries is a sign with a more impulsive “act now, think later” approach. Aries season is very much about getting back to our primal roots. This transit isn’t easy for the faint of heart. If you’re not ready to take on a new challenge, then try to keep your cool, grip those reins tight and get ready for a bumpy ride.
Those born under Aries are right at home in this incendiary energy. The sign of Aries is ruled by Mars which is the planet of war. So naturally, Aries natives embody the spirit of a warrior. Being the youngest sign in the zodiac, they can also exhibit the temperament of a child. It can be a fine line between solider and toddler, but either way, bravery is the overall theme of those with an Aries sun or strong Aries placements in their birth chart.
When you encounter an Aries, you’ll know it by the way they carry themselves. They ooze confidence and seem to be genuinely enthusiastic about life. They radiate excitement and inspire those around them to be bold and try new things. In fact, they can be like a moth to a flame when it comes to trying new things. Not the best at sticking around, they tend to move from passion to passion like the wind, often getting bored or burning out before the job is done. They are masters at living in the moment, not ones to be slowed down by rules or details.
Generally, they are very easy going people unless something or someone is in the way of their next whim. Aries get a bad reputation as being overly impulsive, brash and even selfish. This judgement, although not entirely false, is usually founded on misunderstanding and is too narrow to capture the entire essence of Aries. Truth be told, Aries people have a heart of gold. Without hesitation, they would throw themselves in the line of fire for those they love. Aries love the deepest, laugh the loudest and fight the fiercest. They know no other way. They are the term “all-or-nothing” personified. Aries people are here to get things moving, push buttons, and bring change. They are a vital force and essential to the progression of mankind.
To help get you aligned with the fiery energy we've just entered, we've handpicked some tracks sure to get your blood pumping a little faster. Tune into our Aries Season Spotify playlist to help you harness that fiery ram magic this spring. We recommend playing it loud enough for the neighbors to hear.