Zodiac: Aries, The First House

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Aries is the first astrological sign and is also the first house of the zodiac. The period of Aries' reign falls between March 21st and April 19th, but this date can vary depending on your source. Aries is symbolised by the headstrong ram and falls under the element of fire, making it a strong sign to be born under. It is ruled by the planet Mars and as the first house of the zodiac, it represents the Self.

As the first sign of the zodiac, those born under Aries are natural-born leaders. They don't like to follow the crowd, they prefer to lead it. They don't shy away from challenges, instead choosing to take them on head first, making them very successful in their endeavours. 

Aries rules the head and this shows in those born under Aries' reign. Once they have an idea in their head, they're headstrong attitude and determination makes them an unstoppable force of nature. They don't like to be pushed around and will stand their ground no matter what. Those born under Aries are very strong personalities that ooze confidence and action packed energy.

On the downside, because of their fiery nature and eye on the prize attitude, they can often come across as selfish and stubborn. Aries are prideful people and don't like to admit when they're wrong. Their need to take action can often make them reckless and cause them to make impulsive decisions that may not be for the best.

Aries are a very obvious fire sign, as their characteristics are similar to that of the element. They're fast acting, especially when they're focused on a goal and when this happens they can be too hot to handle. Aries are also destructive in nature, especially when not thinking straight. 

As the first house in astrology, Aries represents the Self but is also referred to as the Ascendant. This house represents the way you project yourself into the world and, and in connection, the way you appear to the world. This includes behaviour, reactions and temperament, especially when dealing with other people. This house also represents first impressions, more importantly, other people's first impression of you.

As we are all aware some signs are more compatible together than others. Every sign represents a different type of personality, and sometimes those personalities clash. Aries are more compatible with other fire signs Leo and Sagittarius, and of course, their own kind, shall we say. they are least compatible with earth signs Taurus and Capricorn, and also the water sign of Cancer.

In celebration of the Aries sign, now is the perfect time to introduce you to my brand new Zodiac inspired art print 'Aries: I Am'. This pen and ink illustration was hand drawn and created by myself. The perfect gift for your favourite Aries! Take a closer look here in the Black Moon Gypsy store!

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For more information on astrology and the twelve houses, take a look at my post What The Twelve Houses In Astrology Mean.

For astrology inspired art pieces, take a look at Aries: I Am and The Twelve Pieces Of The Universe at the Black Moon Gypsy store. 

Interested in a tarot reading from myself? Take a look in the Black Moon Gypsy store for our range of readings, including the Twelve House Zodiac Spread.

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