WHO IS THE AUTHENTIC SELF
OF AN ARIES?
March 21-April 19
In the previous writing we looked at what the words “Authentic Self’ meant and how it can be discerned within the birthchart of an individual. For this series and the next eleven signs, I will be looking at each of the astrological signs - - all of which holds a very unique way in promoting the Authentic Self.
Each of us chooses our many lessons in life, and simply by choosing our Sun sign - - the actual sign the Sun is in at the moment of our birth - - we indeed will set up a significant beginning that will start us on our journey. Even though our chart holds a lot more signs than just our Sun sign, but, the Sun sign holds a very significant part, and so because of this, many books are written on Sun Sign Astrology. This doesn’t give us a whole picture, instead, basing astrology on simply our Sun Sign it only gives us a very minute picture. What it does however, is that it gives us a place to start, to begin our journey!
People who call themselves Aries will celebrate a birthday between March 21st and April 19th. Now before I venture any further on this topic I would like to sidetrack just a little bit to say that ‘some’ Aries may have been born March 20th . Some other people may be born April 20th and still be an Aries. Why? Because some years the Sun enters the sign of Aries earlier than March 21st and some years it is still in the sign of Aries even after April 19th. But generally March 21st and April 19th are considered the changeover dates. With that being said, if you were born either on March 21st or April 19th only an astrologer can ascertain if you really are/are not an Aries. We often say that people born on these dates are on the ‘cusp’ - - or changeover time. Hopefully that helps to clear up some confusion and to help describe why sometimes astrology books may appear to contradict themselves on the dates of the birth-signs. When one is that close to the changeover date, then the birth ‘year’ comes into play.
Okay, getting to the point of the Aries folk. The sign of Aries is the first sign in the whole zodiac. Whenever anyone is rhymning off the signs of the zodiac, they always start with the sign of ‘Aries”. Because of this, Aries likes to be first in everything they do - - they like to be ahead of the rest. The authentic self of the Aries always wants to be seen in the light of being ‘first’. They actually are the pioneers in our society. They love new beginnings ! Stuck in the same ole, same ole, simply doesn’t work for an Aries personality. They are generally very creative and full of enthusiasm. Aries people will look to see the glass as being half-full. They are the first Fire Sign in the zodiac so they have that innate, built-in fire to keep going, to keep plodding onward even though the road may appear to be somewhat bumpy.
So who do Aries people come to be? Their Authentic Self always wants to push forward. They love new things. They love excitement and is always very much attracted to new ideas. They have a tremendous psychological drive and so because of this, nothing is worse than a bored Aries! They often will find it hard to focus, as they are always looking for the next new thing to catch their fancy. Before too long they are on to a new project, unfortunately often losing interst in the last project.
The Authentic Self of the Aries is always forcing themselves to ‘do better’. That would be to ‘do better’ according to the expectations they set for themselves. They often don’t need a lot of push from others – they can do that all on their own. Sometimes as a parent of an Aries, I would think it would be better to try and reign them in - to force one project at a time before they become too over-whelmed with the tons of projects ahead of them. Teaching them about focusing would be important as this is a major lesson for the great pioneers.
Aries can often make great leaders as they forage forward to blaze yet another trail. If we were to think of archetypes that would represent Aries we would think of: the warrior, the pioneer, the daredevil and the superior.
The Glyph or sign for the Aries is representative of the horns of the Ram charging, unyielding. Nothing can intimadate him. Nothing can force him to swerve. Victory or self-destruction in the effort to attain it: two destinies. One will claim him. So the Aries is about teaching courage. It does represent the Authentic Self who wishes to win in the end.
So even if you know of an Aries that doesn’t ‘appear’ to be this way – I ask you to look deeper. This means that the Authentic Self has been worn down somehow or that the desire has somehow disappeared due to perhaps some of life’s difficulties. Disappeared for good? No, definitely not. Disappeared until it is re-discovered. Nothing is any more joyful than to watch an Aries re-discover the newness of life! For Aries the motto must be: “Feel the Fear and do it Anyway!"