Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
The Sun in Aries
The Sun in Aries
The Sun in astrology symbolizes the core essence of who you are – your individuality and sense of self. Your Sun Sign is of major importance. The Sun in Aries describes what is likely to motivate you, and why.
Understanding and developing these aspects of self will help develop a sense of authenticity. Exploring the house in which your Sun is found will give even greater detail.
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Aries: Cardinal Fire
Keywords: Activity, Initiation, Energy, Impulse
Functional Expression: courage, bold, inspiring, intuitive, decisive, direct, devoted to an Ideal.
Dysfunctional Expression: foolhardy, egotistic, selfish, self-oriented, unthinking, impulsive, zealot
The Impulse To Begin
When the Sun moves enters Aries, the Zodiacal year begins. An impulse to initiate starts each new year. With a flash of inspiration, the Aries journey begins.
The Sun in Aries represents the spark of energy which instigates new life. At a fundamental level, Aries are motivated by the need to start and act. The drive to pioneer or lead may feature strongly. In some essential way, Sun in Aries must do their own thing.
How easily they achieve this will have much to do with the choices they make, as well as the rest of their own chart story.
As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries is all about ‘The New’. Those born with the Sun in Aries have a particular affinity with the energy needed to get things off the ground. Ariens tend to specialize in finding the energy required to start something, but are not renowned for their ability to finish things off.
Accordingly they need to learn discipline, understanding how to conserve their energies so that are able to persevere and follow through.
Sun in Aries enjoy pioneering new territory, and must learn over time to develop the stamina needed to finish what they start. A happy Arien will be carving their own path through life. They may however find the road littered with false starts if they do not learn to settle down long enough to finish what they begin.
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A Sense of Adventure
Aries tends to face each day with a sense of adventure and hopeful optimism. They must learn to balance their enthusiasm with proper consideration – to find the right avenues for their abundant energy.
In many ways, Aries are the infants of the Zodiac. The motivation behind much of what they do comes from a child-like need to challenge, experience and explore. By pushing out into unexplored territory they learn how to combine enthusiasm with adequate risk-assessment. This way they can avoid rushing in where “angels fear to tread”.
Aries likes to be first. Through some form of competition this is most easily expressed. Ariens tend to like games, deadlines and fast-paced environments. The opportunity to compete can be a vitalizing force, providing the impetus they need to challenge and improve themselves.
Knowing where a benchmark is gives Aries something to aim for. This is important for stimulation and focus.
Unfortunately, Aries have a particular knack for creating challenges in their lives. It is as if the energy needed to overcome an obstacle becomes the catalyst to spark their initiating spirit into gear. Conflict with others or with practical considerations can be the trigger they need.
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The Need For Patience
Ariens like to start and do NOT like to wait. And so, poor timing plus false starts can be part of the process. They need to learn to balance their impulsiveness with enough practical consideration to strive and succeed.
Time and again, learning patience proves to be Aries best, and most hard-won, asset. As St Augustine said, “The reward of patience is patience”. Understanding this represents an important turning point for the Aries individual.
Aries will tend to act in autonomous ways, and will tend not to take others’ advice. They do not like being told what to do, and can have trouble accepting others authority. Whilst they need approval for their actions, they will display a simultaneous independent streak, which inclines them to do exactly as they please.
Aries specialize in “captaining their own ships”. They do best when free to make their own successes, as well as failures. They will take risks based purely on courage and self-belief, acting on impulse and an intuitive conviction that they are right.
For this reason they are often found in positions of autonomy, whether running their own businesses, heading their own department, taking charge of the family or leading others in some way.
Aries like to be at the vanguard, and prefer to be in charge. Following is only a temporary stop on the way to being out front and first. Because the initiating principle is so strong, Aries are often much better suited to situations where they can call the shots in some way.
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Sun in Aries: A Noble Spirit
Aries is a sign associated with valour and nobility. They will fight for what is noble or just. They prefer to face the truth of something, deal with it, and then move on. They can easily become devoted to an ideal, and will fight for who and what they love.
Yet Aries can be at times insensitive to how others feel. They may forget to take the time to find out how others are affected by their latest project or “battle plans”. Aries need to develop their sensitivity to what is happening in the world around them.
They can inadvertently cause pain to others by forging ahead with plans before others have had time get up to speed. This lack of consideration is hardly ever born of malice, but reflects more a basic failure to realize that there is anybody else with needs as important or as urgent as their own.
Just as a baby is motivated by its own immediate needs, Aries tend to concentrate foremost on exactly what they expect. They simply want what they want, and want it now. Dealing with Aries successfully means not looking for complicated motives. They say what they feel and do what they think. For Aries, life is best approached without complication.
“Impulsiveness, and the urge to take action is your gift and your strength, leaving the hesitating majority in shame….Being prepared to ‘let go’ of the unused and the outgrown is essential if you are to develop your full force and potential, and the ridding of weighty, unnecessary baggage allows you keep re-evaluating your beliefs and needs in the context of the ‘here and now”. – Deborah Houlding
Doing Their Own Thing
This sign is also known for an abundance of enthusiasm. Combining enthusiasm with inspiration, Aries are often first to see an opportunity, and make the most of it.
This can work well for new enterprises, innovation and entrepreneurship. Yet Aries also need to learn to asses practically the idea that is before them, and recognize the difference between an idea that they feel passionately about, and one that is actually achievable. The spirit of forging ahead can be an asset, as much as a liability.
Tempering passion with thought for correct procedure is essential for success. Aries must learn to harness their “will-to-act” in ways that are beneficial – not just for themselves, but for all parties involved.
Aries can be an especially self-centered sign, so that focusing only upon personal needs, wants and desires often leads to conflict with others. Their enthusiasm is an inspiration, and others benefit from the Aries ability to scout out an opportunity.
Yet this can become detrimental when Aries forget to consider others’ input, and steam-roll over others ideas without giving due consideration.
One of the great lessons for Aries to learn is that of cooperation. Aries need to recognize when compromise and negotiation is required so that they learn to work with others in ways that actually assist them to bring to reality the lofty visions they can see so clearly in their minds.
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Passionate and Direct
As a rule, Aries have pure and simple intentions behind much of what they say and do. They are the ‘infants of the Zodiac’, and so, tend to be honest and direct. This is a fiery, passionate and desire-driven sign, yet these passions are often simple in origin.
As lovers Aries tend to be highly combustible, energetic and reactive. As friends, they can be exciting, vivacious and fun. As colleagues they are driven, outcome focussed and committed. They usually have a lot of energy to burn and love all kinds of physical exertion.
In general, Aries are straightforward. They can be direct and to the point. They prefer the truth at all times, and will usually “call a spade a spade”.
For this reason, they do not do well with those who are more calculating. Aries are usually honest, simple and sincere. They need to be treated with a similar degree of honesty, as they can be quickly hurt.
As much as Ariens can be brash and bold, they are easily wounded by others words and actions. Behind an apparently confident exterior stand the inner “child”, easily cut down by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
For this reason, Aries prefer to handle situations in ways that are open and direct, so that every knows exactly what is happening and what the expectations are.
Sun in Aries: Your Solar Journey
If you were born with The Sun in Aries, enthusiasm and energy are your birthright. Your desire to experience yourself as a dynamic and pioneering individual should strongly impact the life that you lead. Aries bring new life and fresh energy to life’s experiences. You are all about the here and now. You can renew yourself by experiencing the invigorating challenge of getting something new off the ground. Courage and the willingness to pioneer are your calling cards. Your commitment to an ideal is usually noble in intent and pure of heart. Your challenge is to give yourself permission to instigate or lead whilst taking the time to listen to others and cooperate as required.