Aries is the astrological Zodiac sign that represents the constellation Aries. In the tropical zodiac, Aries is from March 21 to April 19 beginning at the vernal equinox. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is now from April 15 to May 15. The opposite sign to Aries is Libra.
This sign for Aries was made from many stars which made up the head of the Aries (constellation) . The head of Aries is called Aluathay or Salhay and it is made up of four stars.
In mythology Aries is related to Greek myth of the ram which carried Athamas's son Phrixus and daughter Helle to Colchis away from their evil stepmother Ino. This ram is also related to Theseus, from the Greek myth of the Minotaur.
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In astrology Aries is ruled by the planet Mars.
The Indian equivalent of Aries is Mesha, the Chinese equivalent is the Dragon.
It is said that people born in Aries can have jobs where initiative (to be able to act first) and enterprise (to be brave and risk taking danger) are needed, for example; soldiers, surgeons, engineers, sportspeople, explorers, firefighters and sculptors.
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In medical astrology and anatomy Aries is said to rule the cranium, mouth, bones on the face, lungs, brain, upper teeth, carotid arteries, and the nerve. Physically Aries are high in jobs, and look sporty.
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- Barack Obama & George Washington Be Your Own Astrologer pp 24 - 33; Pan Books Ltd, London 1984
- Maritha Pottenger, Astro Essentials, pp 31 - 36, ACS Publications San Diego, 1991
- Jeff Mayo, Ibid, pp 41-55, 1979