Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Element

Fire

Chakra

Manipura (Solar Plexus)

Traditional Gemstone

Andalusite

Zodiac Flower

Pansy

Essential Oil

Pine | Cassia Cinnamon

Element

People with an emphasis on the fire element tend to be outgoing, inspirational and ‘fiery’. When expressed well these people often are an inspiration to others, are quite moral and can be very creative. If the person has difficulty expressing or experiencing the more enjoyable aspects of the fire element they may become selfish, risk-takers and/or inclined to give in to their passions too easily. A lack of representation of this element can indicate a lack of initiative, inspiration and difficulty in becoming inspired.

Key Words
enthusiastic * optimistic * confident * naive * self-centred * open * egotistical * idealist * confronting * loyal * tactless * overbearing * intuitive * has to feel free * high spirited * impatient * physically active * ingenious * honest * trusting * impersonal * independent * warm * exaggerate * insensitive * extroverted * inspirational * has to feel important *

Chakra

Fire is the ruling element of Aries, and it is precisely this fire that will play a key role when it comes to knowing which is your main Chakra. The ram cannot conceive life without passion and freedom so  its energetic spirit fits perfectly with one of the energy points that exist in our body: the Manipura, also known as the Solar Plexus Chakra. 

Thus, the dominant Chakra for Aries natives is that related to the ego, the transmission of consciousness and the conversion of feelings and emotions into ideas, configuring itself as the best source of existing inspiration. Although it should also be noted that this Chakra serves to dominate the will and to calm the anger, something in which the ram is quite inexperienced. The color of this Chakra is yellow, a chromatic hue with as much intensity as the native Aries. 

Traditional Gemstone

Carnelian will crank up an Aries’ confidence and help counteract any self-doubt they might feel before a major decision.

Mental uses of Carnelian carry the vibration of creativity to help you give birth to new projects. This stone acts as a catalyst to put things in motion so that they can come to fruition. Use this stone to mentally integrate the true meaning of active courage. Carnelian is an ideal stone for improving visualization skills.

Spiritual uses: Carnelian can be used to reveal past life experiences to help you on your spiritual path in this life. This stone activates the desire to uncover mundane patterns that prevent you from attaining self-realization. Use this stone with the intention of knowing yourself to the core and embracing all that you are on all levels. You can attain greater heights in meditation practice through self-acceptance and self-knowledge, developing your spiritual nature. Use carnelian to align with Archangels Ariel and Camael.

I am fertile in body, mind, and spirit. Creativity flows through me n myriad ways. I am courageous and bravely bring my ideas into actuality. My imagination is the key to my success. I envision my future and joyfully participate as it unfolds.

Zodiac Flower

As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries signifies the start of something new. Aries are known for their youthful tendencies when it comes to interacting with the world around them — passionate, confident, and cheerful. With honeysuckle blooming in early spring, the season most associated with rebirth and new experiences, the two pair perfectly together! The lively reddish-pink color of the flower matches the fiery personality of an Aries.

Essential Oil

Typical to fire signs, you’re passionate, confident, motivated, and a leader by nature. You don’t have much of a filter, you’re very honest…sometimes brutally so. It can be easy for you to get frustrated, but you usually get over it quickly. You will gravitate toward Peppermint since it helps ease tension and bolster your already strong sense of motivation and self-confidence.

More Capricorn Oils:

  • Sandalwood

  • Spruce

  • Immune Strength

Aries, the first sign in the zodiac, belongs to those born between the dates of March 21st and April 19th. Learn all about the Aries sign below.

Aries Zodiac Sign Traits

The first sign of the Zodiac, Aries are the trailblazers. Passionate and independent, Aries will never do something just because everyone else is doing it—a Ram needs to be 100 percent committed to the task at hand. Competitive to the max, the best way to motivate an Aries is to turn something into a contest. Aries will put everything they have (and then some) into winning. Loyal, smart, and impulsive, they always have multiple projects on their mind, and won’t be satisfied until their work, social life, and personal lives line up exactly with the dream life they’ve envisioned. Those who are drawn to magnetic Aries may have trouble keeping up—but if they can, they’ll have a friend for life.

An Aries sign will always tell you what they’re thinking, with a frankness that may occasionally border on rudeness. But even if an Aries seems overly blunt with their opinion, that’s only because Rams value honesty above all else. And it works both ways. While an Aries may be the first to say if they think that you just phoned in a project, they’ll also be the first to compliment you for a job well done. Rams may also have a short fuse. That fiery temper can be an asset. When an Aries is angry, they’ll never play the passive-aggressive card. But for people who don’t know them well, their temper can be a turn off. Learning how to work out their anger—whether by going to the gym every day, taking some deep breaths, or learning to chill before they Tweet their thoughts to the world—is a lifelong process for Rams.

When it comes to love, Aries signs are all about initial attraction. They can sense chemistry in the first sentence uttered by a potential partner. Forthright and unabashed, an Aries will do everything in their power to go after someone they want. Sometimes, they need to learn how to slow down and foster long-term connections. Fireworks are fun, but they don’t necessarily make a great match. Aries are amazing lovers: versatile, passionate, and always invested in the moment.

"I forgive myself, I accept myself, I love myself."

Aries’ Greatest Gifts

Whether it’s backpacking around the world, launching a business, or training for a marathon, once an Aries sets a goal, they will achieve it. They don’t care what anyone else thinks, and can tune into their intuition and dreams in a heartbeat. Rams never need a plus one—they love their own company, and consider going solo to the movies a rare treat.

Aries’ Greatest Challenges

The world according to an Aries makes so much sense that they have a hard time listening to, much less accepting, alternative viewpoints. Slowing down is also tough. A Ram’s mind goes a million miles a minute, and slowing down for others can be excruciating. But when it comes to maintaining relationships, Aries must learn to adapt and embrace other ways of doing, being, and seeing.

Aries’ Secret Weapon

Strong, adamant, and forged in fire, it’s fitting that Aries’ secret weapon is iron, one of the strongest elements. Weld, cast, machine, forge, temper, harden, or anneal it, iron can take on a seemingly limitless range of shapes and qualities. For an Aries, an iron-rich diet can boost confidence and performance.

Aries’ Power Colors

Aries wants to success in everything: business, friendship, and love. The colors that empower the ambitious Ram are:

Red: Aries are all about success, and this color cranks up their confidence for even the most nail-biting scenarios.

Pink: There’s a time and place for everything, including Aries’ fiery spirit. Pink can temper that intensity, so it’s a perfect color for Aries to wear on a first date.

Orange: Confident Aries can pick orange to let their natural light shine even brighter during large social events.

Yellow: Although outgoing, Aries can sometimes be close-lipped about their internal emotional life. Yellow can help Aries open up emotionally, both to others in conversation and to themselves.

The colors that Aries should avoid are:

Black or white: These two shades suggest an anchoring that’s at odds with Aries’ wanderlust.

Dark blue: Staid and traditional, dark blue doesn’t bring out Aries’ vivacity, and may make them feel awkward.

Gold: A natural in the spotlight, gold can feel and look too showy on an Aries.

How to Communicate With an Aries Woman

Keep things honest. She would much rather hear what’s going on in your head than listen to platitudes about how great she is. An Aries woman always wants the best in everything and will never stop striving. Be a sounding board, offer (honest!) advice when asked, and don’t expect her to choose between you and a project. An Aries woman has laser-like focus, and it’s impossible and unfair to ask for her attention when she’s working on a project she’s passionate about. Know that, eventually, the attention will come back to you. If you’re feeling ignored, tell her. Don’t react passive-aggressively—that’s one of her pet peeves.

How to Communicate With an Aries Man

Keep serious conversations IRL. Texts, which can be misread, can lead to a lot of drama when your partner is an Aries. And respect honesty. If you ask for an opinion, don’t get angry if it contradicts what you hoped he would say. Of course, you should do the same for him. Aries respect honesty above all else, and they’re especially turned off by hollow compliments or pats on the back that aren’t well deserved.

"When you know yourself, you're empowered. When you accept yourself, you're invincible."

Awakening the Inner Aries

Aries are passionate, idealistic, and occasionally frustrated when the world doesn’t live up to their (sometimes unrealistic) expectations. As a sign that likes action, Aries can have trouble sitting still and may lose patience when they attempt meditation. It’s key to remember that moving meditation—biking, swimming, surfing—can connect them just as intensely to their inner self. A searcher who is OK with bucking tradition, an Aries may try a few (or zero!) religious practices, and is unlikely to go along with something just because everyone else does. Even if their loved ones have the same spiritual beliefs, an Aries will stray from the path if that belief doesn’t line up with their own. A fierce sense of social justice and a strong moral compass guides Aries’ decisions. Rams may be impulsive, but they’re never mean. Aries love learning and love hearing about different religions and spiritual practices.

Every sign has to deal with unfinished business. For Aries, the biggest life lesson is learning what it means to be selfless. This can take a lifetime, but Aries has to start somewhere. Here are a few first steps that any Aries can take towards clearing their karma:

  1. Learn to lose once in awhile. Try letting someone else win on purpose in a no-stakes game, just to see that the world won’t end.
  2. Value other people’s time. Stop being late, Aries. Period.
  3. Feel happy for someone else’s success. Practice saying, “I’m so happy for you.”
  4. Consider other people’s feelings. Before speaking, imagine how the words will sound.
  5. Help someone else without taking credit for it. Kindness feels great. Isn’t that enough?

Sources:

  • horoscope.com
  • psychicguild.com
  • themagichoroscope.com
  • Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals,and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo