ARIES

In western astrology, Aries is a sign of initiative; a leader, with bravery, and the autonomy required to commence. Uncomfortable with inaction, Aries is the Cardinal sign of Fire, and thus is the zodiac of drive. Ruled by Mars, Aries is strongly autonomous, and can be headstrong and crass, sometimes showing an impulsive or reckless approach to issues. With the Ram as their standard, Aries tends toward obstinate and self-seeking. Jaunty and self-supporting, Aries is capable of independence. This quality may encourage others to emulate—but Aries is unlikely to pause for supporters. When Aries is found in a chart, there is enthusiasm and decisiveness

 

ARIES I - The Week of the CHILD March 25-April 2

Because Aries I's show the frank and open demeanor of the child, they are sometimes accused of having a naive or superficial view of life. But the so called naivete that they project is only one manifestation of the awe and wonder they experience in response to the world around them, which they are constantly rediscovering. An intense need to express wonder, and to share their observations with others, is also characteristic. Like children, they not only exhibit spontaneity and liveliness themselves but also appreciate these qualities in others.  In fact, many may not understand how deep their need for direct expression really is.

 
Strengths: Frank, Spontaneous, Dynamic
 
Weaknesses: Naïve, Transgressive, Over-idealistic
 
ADVICE: Cultivate your quite side, yet do not neglect your aggressive urges or let them get bottled inside. When you feel frustrated, try to understand the problem and then take the initiative. Acknowledge your need for affection and support. Do not hesitate to ask for help when you need it.
 

ARIES I NOTABLE: Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American playwright and author of many stage classics. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th century American drama. March 26, 1911, Columbus, Mississippi. 

 

ARIES I NOTABLES: Al Gore, Gloria Swanson, Leonard Nimoy, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Vincent van Gogh, Tennesse Williams, Warren Beatty, Casanova, Hans Christian Andersen, Cesar Chavez, Joseph Campbell, Arturo Toscanini, Rene Descartes; Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. March 25, March 26, March 27, March 28, March 29, March 30, March 31, April 1, April 2

 

ARIES II - The Week of the Star April 3-10 

 

Aries II people need to be at the center of things. They often feel lonely, even in the midst of a crowd, and consequently they rarely allow themselves to be alone. Born in the Week of the Star, they must have satellite planets revolving around them: admirers, supporters or co-workers. These individuals may seem self-centered, but even as they insist that their central position not be jeopardized or threatened, many are able to let go of their ego to a surprising degree by giving themselves fully to a project, cause, movement or religion. Aries II's can be swept away by their own vanity, and this can be unpleasant for those around them. Unfortunately, however, it is an ever-present pitfall for them that they fall in love with their own ideas, projects and even, in extreme cases, themselves.

Strengths: SUCCESS-ORIENTED - COURAGEOUS - ENERGETIC
 
Weaknesses: ALOOF - IRRITABLE -EXCESSIVE
 
Advice: Resist overwhelming people with your energy. Act responsibly. Try not to be too needy of attention and beware of leading others on. Confirm your inner values and develop hidden talents.
 

ARIES II NOTABLE: Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, April 4, 1928, St. Louis, MO. 

 

ARIES II NOTABLES: Colin Powell, Billie Holiday, Eddie Murphy, Marlon Brando, Helmut Kohl, Maya Angelou, Francis Ford Coppola, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Betty Ford, Merle Haggard, Robert Downey, Jr., Mary Pickford, Omar Sharif, Andre Previn, Doris Day, Harry Houdini, Carmen McRae Ravi Shankar.  Source: The Secret Language of Relationships, Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. April 3April 4April 5April 6April 7, April 8, April 9, April 10 

 

ARIES III The Week of the PIONEER April 11 - 18: 

Aries III's are quite uncharacteristic of the more self-centered, egoistic Aries types; much more social in nature, they must interact dynamically and regularly with their fellow humans, particularly with regard to bettering their living and working conditions. They are often true leaders, more concerned with doing good for their followers than with their own glory. Pioneers, they are often idealistic types who follow their visions fearlessly. Needless to say, they cannot exist side by side for long with .another dominant personality, particularly one who challenges their authority. Such struggles may confuse or bewilder those born in this week, who believe that they are only acting for the good of all.

 
Strengths: PROTECTIVE, GENEROUS, FEARLESS
 

Weaknesses: UNREALISTIC, UNYIELDING, SELF-SACRIFICING

ARIES III NOTABLES: Leonardo Da Vinci, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Jefferson, Nikita Khrushchev, Buddha, J.P. Morgan. Helen (Cancer I) Keller's Anne Sullivan Macy (Aries III). Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.
 

ADVICE: Tune into what people are really saying. Beware of those who wish to monopolize your time and energy. Ideals and ideas can be worthy of devotion, but also destructive. Make sure that others want to be helped or led before you offer. Try to keep in touch with the actual state of things. Beware of being carried away by your own enthusiasm. April 11, April 12, April 13, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April 18

 

ARIES-TAURUS CUSP The Cusp of POWER: April 19-24

Those born on the Aries-Taurus Cusp strive for power in their daily lives, but their personalities temper and ground the fiery dynamism of Aries through the solidity and earthiness of Taurus. The undeniable trademark of those born in this week is a preoccupation with power. They see their birthright as nothing less than the very best that life has to offer. Yet they generally know how to pursue their goals without arousing antagonism in others. Powerfully persuasive, they make it easier and more advantageous to agree with them than to disagree. Whether it takes a long or a short time to achieve their ends matters little to Aries-Tauruses as long as they get there. Above all they have a superb sense of timing and of kairos - knowing the right time to act and not act.

STRENGTHS: Solid, Powerful, Lavish

WEAKNESSES: Blunt, Mercenary, Lazy

ADVICE: Try not to overpower others. Learn to back off and allow things to happen as they will. Although your hands may itch to do the job, give others a chance to do it their way, even if they make mistakes. Try to remain sensitive to the feelings of those around you.

ARIES-TAURUS CUSP NOTABLES: Vladimir Lenin, Queen Elizabeth II, Barbara Streisand, Eliot Ness, Catherine the Great, William Shakespeare, Shirley MacLaine, Shirley Temple-Black, Richard Daly, Jr., Jack Nicholson, Adolf Hitler, Jessica Lange, Paloma Picasso, Dudley Moore, Ryan O'Neal, Al Unser, James Woods; Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers  April 19, April 20, April 21, April 22, April 23, April 24