Aries is full of individualism, energy, extroversion, and adventure. She loves to travel and usually benefits from it, especially enjoying to pick up foreign ideas and philosophies. But she may roam so far and wide that her own home and inner life starts to feel empty. Aries is happy out in the world, doing things – but is has a more prominent, often neglected, need for some quiet introspection, privacy, and time spent with mother.
Patience is the main challenge in Aries, for speed and energetic passions are so abundant here.
Aries can learn things very quickly. Optimism is welcome in aries, but pessimism is usually a great challenge to deal with constructively. Bursts of energy can be difficult to sustain with stamina, and despite extroversion, it is difficult to fit in to society and Aries prefers solitude or small groups.
Aries Rising – Details
Mars contributes individualism, boldness, adventure, bravery, and extroversion.
Debilitated in House 4, contributing prominent need for: being introverted, emotional, private, having a “happy home,” and a good mother.
Exalted in House 10, contributing prominent abundance in: being extroverted, demonstrative, getting social recognition, living mainly in “career” arena, not in the domestic arena.
Aries brings the Sun to exaltation, but puts Saturn in debilitation.
Sun (owning house 5) contributes a need for intellectual and practical speed, adventure, etc. Impatience could result. Sun is exalted in Aries.
Jupiter (owning houses 9 & 12) allows travel to become a positive part of life. Can also give interest in foreign philosophies, morals and religions.
Moon (owning house 4) is very important regarding the nature of the relationship to mother and women in general.
Mercury (owning houses 3 & 6) contributes potential for enmity with siblings or problems with close friends.
Venus (owning house 2 & 7) contributes potential for lack of stability in family and marriage.
Saturn (owning houses 10 & 11) indicates challenges fitting in to society. Challenges operating normally. Too much extroversion. Too much energy, but not enough stamina. Saturn is debilitated in aries.
Number: First House – the house of the self. This contributes to the self-focus of this rising sign.
Element: Fire. This contributes boldness, ambition, and adds a moralistic flavor to the motivations and undertones of this rising sign
Pattern: Goal oriented. Aries wants to go straight towards it’s goals and doesn’t want anything get in its way or hold it back.
- Vic DiCara