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Astrological Sign: Aries

Updated on February 5, 2013

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Aries. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Aries is considered a masculine, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. Being the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is associated with the astrological 1st house.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Aries individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Aries roughly from March 21 to April 19, by definition beginning at vernal equinox. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from April 15 to May 15.

The New Zodiac

The change in the zodiac will not change anything for anyone born before 2009. Your sign was determined at the time that you were born.

The zodiac or star signs were created over 2,000 years ago, but due to the moon's gravitational pull, the Earth has slowly moved in it's axis. This has caused about a one months change in the alignment of the stars.

The constellation Ophiuchus did not enter the celestial path until 2009. This means that only babies born in 2009 or later will have a new set of zodiac signs!

Below are the new dates associated with the thirteen sign zodiac:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16

Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11

Pisces: March 11- April 18

Aries: April 18 - May 13

Taurus: May 13 - June 21

Gemini: June 21 - July 20

Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10

Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16

Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30

Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23

Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17

Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

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Compatibilities

Based on Elements within the Zodiac, Aries is considered compatible with Sagittarius and Leo.

There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Aries do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac. The branch of astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry.

Associations

Zodiac Symbol: Ram

Birth Dates (Tropical): March 21 - April 19

Birth Dates (Sidereal): April 15 - May 15

Constellation: Aries

Zodiac Element: Fire

Zodiac Quality: Cardinal

Domicile: Mars

Detriment: Venus

Exaltation: Sun

Fall: Saturn

Birthstones: Aquamarine (March), Diamond (April)

Colours: Red

Gemstones: Bloodstone, Amethyst, Carnelian, Coral, Malachite, Rose quartz

Metal Iron, Copper

Flowers: Honeysuckle & Sweet pea

Countries: England, France, Germany, Poland

Animals: The ram or domestic sheep

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      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      As an improbbable Aries, I fit into this and I don't. confusing yes, but my chart agrees with this so I'm not crazy!!! So, I'm Aries in so many ways, but softer, quieter, and B energy. That's ok, and picky about relationships, yup, you betcha! Now, just to find that right one, the needle in the population hay stack, lol.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Since I have no choice in the matter, I've rather enjoyed being the First sign of the Zodiac. Obviously, this too is an Aries trait! I've also lensrolled this to my lens Those Who Are Aries Born.