If you’re an Aries, then you are going to be strongly influenced by the planet Mars. Mars urges us onward by the desire to accomplish, progress and build upon all our projects and goals. The person with a strong Mars influence in their chart will be very determined to reach their goals through hard work, and they will not stop until they have reached their goals, as they are often very, very ambitious. This is one of the characteristic strengths in Aries people – they will often display tremendous self-confidence and a ‘never-say-die’ attitude. If you’re an Aries, perhaps just be cautious not to be so determined that you forget what your ultimate goal is.
Mars is also known as the planet of War, and rules the military and combat. This can be a bit of a double edged sword, as ultimately the Mars individual must come to terms with the battle within themselves. On the positive side they can be enthusiastic, fearless, spontaneous and very constructive. On the more negative side they can display destructiveness, cruelty, defiance and foolhardiness. So as it is with all of the planets, the key here is for the individual to find balance within them, to achieve their goals.
The Sun is in Aries from around March 21st to April 21st. The motto for Aries could well be ‘I am’. Aries is represented by the up-rushing fountain of life, a fire of the head and an untamed fire of impulse. This makes a lot of sense when you consider that the planet Mars rules the head in the physical body. When the individual is born in the sign of Aries, it is said by astrologers that they must build a personality. They must learn how to give with compassion and be less self-centered. Aries is sometimes considered to be the “baby” of the zodiac, and personal growth will often be very important to them.