The Spring Lamb rushes across the heavens from April 14th till May 14th in the sidereal system; from March 22nd till April 20th seasonally. As the Initiator of the Zodiac, the Lamb (Aries) brightest qualities are dauntless courage, unending energy, resilience, and a contagious zest for life.
The Egyptians saw the Rams more as a sheep in unison with the hireling who watched the flock; duality here demonstrated in almost irreconcilable terms! Here we see so clearly demonstrated that this earthly life is a lease for our eternal souls, and not its ultimate goal, that we are tempted toward recklessness and indifference to that lease. As hirelings, we know this body, this temple, this earth is not ours; do we act like the wise servants and still give it our 110% best efforts?
Predictably, the planetary influence most at home here is Mars, which, translated rightly, becomes Hestia, the original homemaker and hearth keeper. She is also Enthusiastic Energy!!! Here we let our actions speak louder than our words.
The natural scent of the Aries Lamb is that of bayberry and cloves. Iron, or steel, is the metal. Traditionally; the diamond or bloodstone as the gem, but the wise Lamb would consider the humble and abundant mica. This material aids in perceiving the things of the soul, helping to understand the levels and layers of soul structure and improves the ability to see the many layers of a situation, especially from a spiritual perspective. It helps in discerning reality from illusion.
Lambs material lambswool.
When Lambs remember to eat, the foods are hot mustard, peppercorns, rhubarb, salsa, lamb, cashews, and curry.
These associations give the prudent magickian Lamb a deeper insight into her nature and place in the world.
Your words of wisdom are, 'I thrive on stress.'
The garden of the Aries Lamb contains holly, aloe, dogwood, jonquil, hyacinth, honeysuckle, snapdragon, cactus, cayenne, basil, cumin, paprika, marjoram, mustard, onions, and garlic. It would center around a lamb, a rams head, or iron helmet.
The most effective pilgrimage for an Aries or anyone with a strong focus of Dynamic Energy influence would be to Notre Dame de Paris in France.
The most effective shrine would be on a sandy hill, a dry barren place, where sheep are seen; a lime or brick kiln; a fireplace, tool house, forge, in the corner facing east, or east corner room. Dedicate the shrine in the key of D.
Aries imbues all which pass through it with confidence, courage, enthusiasm, leadership capabilities, and lots of energy!
The Three Phases of Aries
Every sign has three phases, or decanates, which change every ten days or degrees. This is another reason for the vast differences between all the Aries! Called Rising Stars, these constellations stamp their signature on us at the hour of our birth, and at the birth of each new day. These rising stars tell us a great deal about which myth we may be enacting, with which archetypes, and which dramas we may live out in our lives.
The three decanates of Aries are Cassiopeia, Cetus the Whale, and Perseus the Hero. The first, stretching from the 15th till the 25th of April, is beautiful Cassiopeia, the Queen Enthroned. Many of the wisest see this image as that of the earth Herself! Those people and relationships born under these stars are impetuous, intelligent, independent, persevering, and assertive.
The second decanate of Aries is Cetus, the Whale, or Sea Monster, from the 25th of April till the 5th of May. This huge leviathan is sometimes identified with Tiamat. Those people and relationships born under these stars are fiery, romantic, determined, with hidden talents.
The last decanate of Aries is Perseus the Hero Who Breaks, from the 5th till the 15th of May. Having slain the Medusa, enemy of Athena, with that goddess' aid, this hero went about rescuing damsels in distress, until he fell in love with Andromeda. Those people and relationships born under these stars are honest, sincere, genuinely warmhearted, and noble in nature.
Arian Ellen G. White
This American reformer, though not born an Aries at 1 AM November 26th 1827 in Maine, USA, sports the characteristics of leadership, pioneering, fierce competiativeness, and championing A Cause. Her Chiron is in Aries, which she expressed by making a deafening clarion call for reform of American eating habits, womens dress, womens status, and womens place in American Protestantism.
Planets in Aries, no matter the house they occupy, or first house activity no matter the sign, always indicate an impetuousness in character, and a leadership position in life at some time!
Arian Betty Page
A playful, impetuous, radiant Aries sun and ascendant may be the secret charm of the notorious Betty Page, surely one of the most celebrated images of Venus!! With her dark blue eyes, silky raven hair, and innocent sexuality, Betty has stood the test of time in the same way as La Gioconda, and pretty much for the same reasons- she captivates us. Born April 22nd 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee, at approximately 621PM local time, Betty has a Grand Trine in Air, and a Grand Cross in the cardinal signs. Betty, like most sexy women, was deeply spiritual, and attended to her souls needs regularly. Her life was far from peaceful, as that Grand Cross shows us, along with her moon in Gemini conjunct powerful Pluto in the second house. This same placement accounts for some, but not all, of her legacy, and Mars rising makes her forever young.
When the moon transits through Aries we at our most daring and reckless, hedonistic and rebellious. We are also at our most anxious about what others think about our style. Not the time to immerse combine purple and green with orange in the ensemble! Special care must be taken of the head and face, as these are at their most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you get a face lift now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
If you were born with the moon here, you are Aries heart and soul. Aries describes your emotional self, and colors your overall character with energy, independence, and drive. You do not like to be told anything, and will do things your own way!
The moon in your horoscope always refers to your mom; in this case, your mom was a powerhouse of energy, had an enormous amount of enthusiasm and encouragement, and probably worked outside the home.
If you want to use your natal moon in Aries to rise to the top of your chosen sphere of influence, apply the Hestia model!
Ceres in Aries gives us eating issues, which is bad enough, but we also tend to mind what others eat, too, and we can be bitingly critical.
Here is a great place to invite the Hestia energy, which will inspire us to be the prep cook, to provide healthful, tasty snacks and meals.
The Feminine Fire of Hestia!!
Hestia is called the First Goddess, and the Original Homemaker. She kept the fires alight in every home, and her shrine was the hearth, where the cooking was done, the light for sewing and conversing resided, and warmth radiated. She was the heart of every home, every family.
This is the Hestia model for Mars; a central fire of love and wisdom and Sacredness. When we integrate these feminine Martian modes into our Aries life, we can handle every problem and handle it better!
Venus in Aries: How We Attract
Venus transiting Aries makes us sensitive to Art, poetry, theater, and Romance! We become more affectionate, more open in our admiration of others, more confident to let that soft part of ourselves show.
If you were born with Venus in Aries, this warm-heartedness lasts your lifetime! You have many friends of both sexes and are probably naturally lovely.
Venus, in a womans chart, tells how she attracts what she wants from life. The Spring Lamb attracts her mate with a soft sweet note in her voice, by making 'sheep's eyes', and by playful banter.
The interaction of Venus with Hestia makes for a beautiful face, and someone who puts the best face on everything. A cheerful, energetic person, with lots of encouragement and energy to share!
Women with Mars in Aries are attracted to this type of a man;
strong, confident, aggressive even, very independant, perhaps a loner but always in command, willing to fight to realize his vision and ideals as Reality. He may not necessarily be an Aries, though you bet he will have Aries prominent in his chart. He may be a bad boy or a soldier, a cowboy or an outlaw, but he always exudes power and confidence.
The Wise woman will integrate her inner Mars without having to mate with him outside herself, by incorporating her Hestia! By becoming self confident through accepting her own divine fire, the Martian gal can view a man to balance her rather than dominate her. She won't need to save or rescue some man to prove her worth; it will shine from her like a ruby star!
Mercury In Aries: How We Communicate
Mercury flitting through Aries makes us nervous, naturally.
If you were born with Mercury in Aries, you are also impulsive, arguementative, fidgety, and easily worried; but you possess good mental qualities and a first rate mind, being able to think quickly on your feet.
Are you are a stay at home mom, a homemaker, or a gal of all trades, between jobs, a gopher, a caterer, a lunchroom moniter? Do you work in fast food? Are you a barista?
Then Hestia is already at the heart of your life.
She ennobles the kitchen, it is a holy place! It is where we make the food which She blesses and makes whole and pure and nourishing. Just ask Her!
Hestia puts the heart in your hands, makes you a healer with no words, turns you into a fountain of understanding and energy.
Jupiter in Aries means progress!! Jupiter magnifies everything he touches, and Aries is so full of good things! This time he gives us an edge in an arguement, which a good lawyer needs. He tends to make us kind, and just, and focused on self improvment. We want to travel and play during this time!
If you were born with Jupiter in Aries, this mood lasts your lifetime, which is very much geared toward a favorable marriage later in life.
The Wise say this position gives protection against fire and sword, and lends much ambition and will power to the native.
The Jupiter in your chart represents the type of man whom you would wisely marry, the man who was made for you, who will bring out the best in your nature and help you achieve your dreams.
He may not necessarily be an Aries, but he will have these characteristics : a negotiator, who travels well, and thinks safety, and most likely has had a couple of career paths during his life. One was likely military, the other has to do with improvements and exchanges. He is usually sincerely religious and well to do financially, often from a good family.
Hestia interacts easily with Jupiter, as they were both in Olympus since time of old... Hestia was first, remember. When Dionysus entered the circle of the gods, Hestia stepped aside and gave her place up to him, to keep the sacred number 12. She went out into the wilderness of the world, where you can find her when you need to get away by yourself to find yourself.
She puts the heart back into you with her wordless wisdom, fresh clean air, and sense of self reliance! This is so important to an Aries woman!
This lets us know that in any relationship, you tend to be the dominant partner... not a bad thing, but what we want to guard against is letting the partner become too needy, too clingy, too dependent to be called a partner at all, but another one of the children. We do this by using our famous Aries ability to encourage, to get another enthused, to fire them up!
Saturn in Aries makes us resolute, decisive, and quick about it! It bouys us with determination, sharpens our mind, heightens our perceptive powers and quickens our reasoning ability. We may find ourselves being stubborn too, and quick to anger, with a touch of vindictiveness for flavor.
If you were born with Saturn in Aries, this describes your way of ending things, your way of drawing boundaries, and your dad.
Women find that the Saturn aspect in their charts represent their fathers, or father figures. He may not be an Aries, but you may find your interaction with him characterized by Arian behaviors. If this describes your case, remember to add a dash of Hestia too, to mellow that incisiveness to include the Bigger Picture!
You are a daddy's' girl who prefers to work with men, or in a male dominated field. That's OK, more power to you, girl! Just remember not to despise your own sex openly; it looks tacky.
Uranus in Aries, or in the first house, indicates a natural rebelliousness, a force of nature within which makes us do it first and think about it later. We will dress pretty outlandishly, whether we are a leading edge of fashion or just bohemian.
Uranus last toured Aries in 1934 till1942; if you were born with Uranus in Aries, this marks you as unique, completely original, strongly individual, and just plain strong minded, for life. A little Hestia would turn you into Wise Woman of the World!!
Neptune was last in Aries from 1874 til 1889.
This period saw the rise of the Great Railroads; transportation in many ways is a Neptune issue, as is touring.
At it's next transit it will bring Idealism to concrete form.
Pluto was last in Aries in 1851 through 1882, the times of the Wild West as exemplified by Morgan Earp, whose whole life was encompassed by this transit.
No one alive now has Pluto in Aries, which gift is an understanding of the power of leadership in a revolution, of protecting civility during wars, and originality in planning the strategy of battle.
Vesta is the Roman model of Hestia; so in essence, you are blessed with having the Original Fire Goddess in your own fiery heart of hearts! How blessed!
This means you are a natural initiator, having deep passions running within your heart which must be expressed in the outer world in some dramatic way.
Your time alone is important to you, especially when you spend it out in Nature; this is a natural inclination which refreshes and recharges you.
You don't like other women, that's a fact; you could be more tactful about it.
You may like to sleep with your co workers, or your boss, but you don't do it to get ahead. Once ahead, you probably continue doing it.
Always use protection.
North Node in Aries, or the first house: predicts honors, wealth, and power.
South Node in Aries: You have achieved the lessons of Aries in other life times, and are now free to dispense advice and wisdom on leadership and trailblazing.
Chiron in Aries means our wound has to do with how we 'use our heads' due to some dilemma we are 'facing', or to where we are 'headed'. This is because most of the time, Aries leaps, then looks at what she has jumped into.
Our healing comes with sports, games, friendly competition, and fun rivalry.
Or the first house: predicts gaining wealth through your own efforts and work. You will always be busy!
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The Rosary Is A Magickal Tool!!
Rosaries, Mala's, and prayer beads are as hold as humanity itself! Most of us love our prayer beads and rosaries to be made of special beads, significant colors, in appropriate and meaningful numbers.
I always think that the most efficacious and loveliest rosaries are made by the wearer herself! Create your own Goddess Rosary by stringing 13 beads three times with a rose bead in the center.
Since Aries loves fiery red...
If you want more information on making your own rosary, or if you see something here you like, let me know! MarieSpider@live.com
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