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Aries

( Originally Published Late 1800's )



THE RAM

HEAD SIGN OF THE FIRE TRIPLICITY

March 21 to April 19

This is the head sign of the Grand Man, or Microcosm. It is a cardinal, masculine, equinoctial, and movable sign, the positive pole of the Fire Triplicity, governing the head and face, the higher attributes being intuition and reason. The Sun enters the sign each year on or about the 21st of March, and departs from it on or about the 18th of April. The Sun on entering the sign should be given six days before coming into full touch and action with the influence of the sign. A person born between the dates of the 21st and 27th of March would not receive the full results of the sign's individuality, as he would be born when the Sun was on the edge of the sign. This is known as the Cusp, and its nature and impulses partake of the sign the Sun has just passed through and out from, and the nature will also partake of the attributes of the sign of the Zodiac in which the Moon is located at the time of birth.

ARIES is called the sign of sacrifice. People born under Aries are usually very executive, earnest, and determined. They accomplish what they resolve to do against all opposition. They are leaders, and naturally dominate those about them. They are noble, generous, magnetic, progressive, and have occult power and metaphysical tastes. They are good scholars, are bright, genial, witty, and great talkers. They can always lead the conversation into new and interesting paths, and are never at a loss to provide entertainment. The genius of this sign is intuition, and silent electromagnetic power by means of the hands. These people are large and true, but are apt to be children of caprice, which has a sad effect upon their destiny. They reach their highest attainment through knowledge and the regenerative love-action of the heart. They love beauty, order, harmony, and elegant surroundings. They should not be circumscribed when giving out their true work of genius. If these people are born when the Sun is well centred in Aries, they may attain the rhythmic swing of their regenerative centres, and there arises an electromagnetic solar fluid which is so powerful that it can be cast to a great distance; in fact, there is only one other sign so strong in this direction, and that is Aquarius. It is almost impossible to hide anything from an Aries individual who has recognized his or her power of intuition, and for this reason those born under this sign develop quickly the gifts of the spirit. They are often excellent psychometrists, mind-readers, and spiritual comfort ers. They understand without words the especial trouble that is weighing upon the heart of a friend, and are frequently able to explain its cause and banish its effects. Their wills are so dominant, their sympathies so quick and kindly, and their clairvoyant power so marked, that they rarely ever fail in their work of ministering to the sorrowful. Sometimes their great regard for their friends will apparently blind them to their friends' faults, but it is doubtful if those born under this sign are ever really unaware of such weaknesses. It is a rare exception, however, when they will admit them to others, although they are not usually reticent in speaking of the failings and eccentricities of those to whom they feel no necessity of loyalty.

The Aries male will never back out of a fight. Although he will not foolishly seek one, if compelled he will go in to win, and is always much disappointed if his side is beaten.

The Aries woman is not far behind her brother. Her friends, her favorites, are all in all, and the person who places them at a disadvantage will be dealt with in language that cannot easily be misconstrued.

The traits of Aries people often seem to contradict each other. They are not born patient, but with those they love they are sometimes patient to stupidity. They will give of their money to those who are too lazy to work for themselves, and will accept excuses and explanations with apparent credulity, although they are seldom deceived.

The executive ability of those born under this sign is so marked that they occasionally come to grief from an overestimate of it. They become inflated with success, and this develops a recklessness which leads to loss and disaster, and often to nervous prostration.

The tendency with most of the Aries teachers, speakers, and writers is to give up everything to their work, and so sacrifice health and usefulness, and spoil their beautiful inspirational powers. Many fine descriptive writers, novelists, and poets are found in this sign, and many excellent teachers.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

The Aries person is usually spare, strong, tall, quick, and sharp of sight, of oval face and swarthy complexion, with large shoulders.

There are really two distinct personalities born under the sign Aries; those who are short, and those who are tall and broad-shouldered. The former are much under the influence of the Moon and the planet Mars at the time of birth, and partake somewhat of the characteristics of the signs these two planets were in. These persons are quite changeable, ' quick-tempered, cannot bear to be contradicted, and resent being told of their faults. If they are not permitted to do their work in their own way they get into confusion, and very likely lose all interest in the subject. Their stubbornness is the result of the intensity of their natures, and more of an appearance than a reality. These persons are usually very fortunate in business and money-getting.

The Aries people who are tall and broadshouldered are more silent, with a deep spiritual nature, and great occult power if they choose to develop it. They are very generous, and distinguished for their good works, but are not so fortunate in worldly affairs as those above alluded to.

COMPANIONS

They will find their best companionship and the most genial friends with those born under Sagittarius, and next with those in their own sign.

FAULTS

The dominant faults of persons born in this sign are selfishness, anger, and impetuosity. They are also whimsical, capricious and fickle to the last degree. They do not easily forgive their enemies, although they are rarely tempted to seek revenge for their wrongs. They will die fighting for a friend or a principle, but they will not yield a point until obliged to. These people do not like details. They are fond of planning, and are usually possessed of good taste and judgment. Women born in Aries are impatient of long seams, or the finishing-off or filling-in processes. They see how a thing looks at the start, and expect somebody else to do the work. The tendency of these people is to stifle their inspirations through externality and selfishness.-inordinate selfishness, of which they are often entirely unconscious, and a propensity to talk of themselves, which earns for them oftentimes the reputation of egotists. The female destroys her best talents through jealousy, and the male through anger and quick temper. They are noted for what would be called lost opportunities.

DISEASES

The diseases most likely to attack the people born under Aries are headache, affections of the eyes, stomach troubles, and paralysis.

All these ailments and every other known to man can be entirely dominated, forever cast out, by those who realize that mind is the master and body the servant of mind.

MODE OF GROWTH

As Aries people are usually very sure that their conclusions and criticisms are unassailable, they should keep a strict count of the times when facts prove them to be wrong. They will find themselves frequently mistaken. They should put a bridle on their tongues, and learn to join in a conversation in a temperate manner, and not to assume the whole responsibility of it. They should learn to avoid repetition, and to understand that a strong statement once made is always weakened by a second one. They should practise silence, and spend some time each day alone. Any process that will restrain the action of the tongue and the determination to govern everybody and everything will be found wholesome and legitimate.

Their natural impetuosity often leads them into serious blunders, and these complications are entirely unnecessary, because, if those born under this sign will be led by their own uninfluenced, unmeddled-with intuitions, they will see and do the right. They should come to their conclusions when alone, and learn to place a proper value on the genius of their sign.

These people need no stimulants, and they should eat plain, nourishing food with regularity. They should not surrender themselves, body and soul, to their friends and their pursuits, but learn to listen, wait, and expect the higher revelations of life and truth, which are theirs to command.

MARRIAGES

The most harmonious domestic life is found when an Aries and a Sagittarius person are united. The offspring will be strong physically, bright intellectually, and of a superior nature. The marriage of an Aries person with one in the same sign is usually harmonious, but the children are not so strong physically, and will not show so much talent. When united with those born under other signs, the domestic life will be at best only a compromise, with few and perhaps no children.

These conditions depend much upon whether the contracting parties are on the same plane of material and social life.

GOVERNMENT OF CHILDREN

The children born under this sign should not : be driven, teased, or in any way hurt or abused. They can be readily controlled if they are allowed to do their little tasks in their own way. When they are wrong or angry, kindly ask permission to help them; if they refuse, do not persist, and do not scold, but await opportunity; when it offers, kindly reason with them. Love is the conqueror of all born under this sign. They should be kept as free from excite ment as possible. Both young and old require much sleep, and they should occupy large rooms with plenty of fresh air.

The natural individuality of these children should be recognized, and very tactfully dealt with. Great discretion is necessary in the use of praise or commendation. They require the stimulus of ready appreciation, but it should never be given by comparison with others to the disadvantage of the latter. They are apt to think too much and talk too much of themselve's, and so it is always judicious to hold up other children as examples in well-doing. An Aries child should be early taught to consult the comfort and happiness of others, and never to expect the head places. Yet, they should not be discouraged or hindered in any ambition, save the one which exalts self. They can be developed into loyal, willing servers, and they will soon understand the nature of their special gifts and know how to use them. The work of education should commence in babyhood, for they are very quick to perceive any weakness in those who have the care of them, and when once their small hands grasp the reins of power it is not an easy matter to regain possession.

The governing planets are Mars and Neptune, and the gems are amethyst-Brazilian, and diamond. The astral colors are white and rose pink.



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