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This is another sampling of independent and innovative Aries Sun Sign People, who always are the leaders in any group, never the followers. They are all outgoing people who like to have a good time, and usually are great charmers. They often love to begin projects, but people with longer attention spans have to finish them. These are the “idea” people of the Zodiac, and their ideas are usually really interesting ones. Aries people have a lot of energy, and it’s hard for other mere mortals to keep up with them.
Although this is not a "real person", but a movie character, nobody epitomizes an Aries person like Scarlett O’Hara, the heroine and star of Gone With The Wind (Vivian Leigh), the 1939 epic film about the U.S. Civil War. Scarlett changed from a spoiled, rich girl who grew up on a plantation with slaves, to a brave woman who worked tirelessly in the fields in order to help her family survive and hold on to their family land and home, Tara. Although Scarlett used unscrupulous means to achieve her goals, including stealing her sister’s boyfriend so she could take over his store to make a living, her courage and innovative actions are the signs of a true Aries. Her tempestuous marriage to the mysterious Rhett Butler was impulsive, but she did love him, and he her. Scarlett realizes too late that she had been selfish and caused pain to many, and lost Rhett when he left her with the shocking (for the times) and famous line, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” If you never saw this masterpiece, check it out. One of the best parts is when she makes a beautiful dress out of old drapes, so she can go visit Rhett Butler in jail to try to borrow some money.
Aretha Franklin, birthday 3/25/42, is commonly known as the “Queen of Soul,” and was the one time winner of the Rolling Stones, “Greatest 100 Singers of all time” list. She was the winner of 18 Grammy Awards, and is best known for her song “Respect,” which was written by Otis Redding, but never sung as the anthem she turned it into. Her background includes gospel, jazz, blues, R&B and rock. In 1987, she was the first female singer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Franklin had a long time friendship with Cissy Houston, and was Whitney Houston’s Godmother. Aretha Franklin’s Reverend got her involved in the U.S. Civil Rights movement, and introduced her to Martin Luther King. Her example of a successful life was an inspiration to young black girls in the days when they had little opportunity.
Aretha Franklin Sings RESPECT
Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O’Connor, 3/26/30, was the first female justice to hold a position on the Supreme Court in the U.S. She served the country from 1981 until she stepped down in 2006 to spend time with her family. In 2001, Ladies Home Journal called her the most important woman in America. She was often the “swing vote” in important judicial decisions, which generally led her to critical responses, as her views became more conservative as she grew older. Her last vote on the court was on a controversial abortion case, Ayotte vs Planned Parenthood of New England. Although she did not always vote liberally, she did help to repeal outdated laws that made abortion a crime, as many more conservative states have been trying to repeal a woman’s right to choose what they can do with their own bodies. She continues to fill in and write opinions on cases as necessary.
William Shatner, 3/22/31, played his most famous role as James T. Kirk, the captain of the Enterprise, in the cult favorite Star Trek, and the seven movies that came after it. His character always acts quickly and decisively, a typical Aries. Seven Star Trek movies were released in the years after the show stopped, although it is still popular in reruns, and has a large following of people called “Trekkies.” He also played T.J. Hooker, a detective role for four years, and was an actor in two other TV series, The Practice and Boston Legal. Although he was trained as a Shakespearean actor, most of his success has come playing courageous Aries type men on TV shows. Leonard Nimoy, who played the logical Vulcan Spock, has discussed the rivalry which existed between the two men as they filmed Star Trek, but it appears they patched things up before Nimoys recent passing. Competition is always part of any Aries personality. In recent years, Shatner has been on commercials for Priceline travel, and seems to be enjoying himself.
Maya Angelou Famous Aries Poet
Maya Angelou, 4/4/28-5/28/14, is a well known American writer and poet, enjoying international recognition and acclaim. Her first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, discusses the years while she was growing up. This important memoir was different, as she was the first black women to have a book published about her personal life. She, too, was active in the Civil Rights movement, also working with Dr. Martin Luther King. Angelou read her poem, On The Pulse of Morning, at President Bill Clinton’s inaugural day, the first to read poetry at such an event since Robert Frost did for John F. Kennedy. She continued to write about race relations in America, and opened new doors for black writers in the United States. Ms. Angelou passed away May 28, 2014. At that time, she was working on an autobiography of her experiences with national and world leaders.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker, 3/25/65 is well known for her part in the TV show Sex in the City, where she played Carrie Bradshaw, and the two movies that were spin offs of the beloved show. She starred in Sex in the City, The Movie, in 2008, reprising her role as Bradshaw, and once again in 2010, in Sex in the City 2. In 1982, she was cast as a non-conformist in the show Square Pegs. Her love and enthusiasm for acting have earned her two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Before marrying, she dated Robert Downey Jr. and also JFK Jr. She is married to actor Matthew Broderick, who is a familiar face in Broadway plays, and also an Aries, born on 3/21/62. He has always been remembered for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as a teen who played sick to get out of school one day and got into all kinds of mischief. He also starred in War Games, a movie where a computer game almost sets off a nuclear war, and he is the only one who has the computer knowledge to help NORAD. He has won two Tony Awards, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical with Nathan Lane in The Producers. Together the couple has an 12 year old son, and 5 year old twins. There have been rumors about a pending divorce because of Matthew’s roving eye, but this writer was unable to confirm whether that has happened yet or if the couple is still trying to save their 17 year long marriage.
President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, 4/13/1743, was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, and the author of our Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” These may well be the most important words written in the history of America. Jefferson was also the third President of the U.S. He served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia, and was once Virginia’s governor. In 1785 he was the minister of France, and became enchanted with many of the foods and customs there. Jefferson was one of the elite, and had slaves at his home, which has led to some controversy in our times, as he was on the record as being against slavery back in the 1700’s. He allegedly had 3 children with his slave Sally Hemings, and six with his wife Martha, but only 2 survived, and Martha passed on after 11 years of marriage. Jefferson was the First Secretary of State, and Vice President to John Adams. Among his other achievements, he bought the Louisiana Purchase, sent Louis and Clark on their expedition, spoke 5 languages fluently, and designed his own mansion, Monticello, in Charlottesville, VA. It is so lovely, if you are in the area, make sure to go and see it! He founded the University of Virginia and signed an act prohibiting the Importation of Slaves. His massive library became the beginning of the Library of Congress. He died on July 4th, 1826, on America’s Independence Day. His tendency to be the first to establish so many explorations and institutions is characteristic of an Aries person.
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