Aries (♈︎) (Greek: Κριός, romanizedKriós, Latin: Ariēs, lit.'ram') is the first astrological sign in the zodiac, spanning the first 30 degrees of celestial longitude (0°≤ λ <30°), and originates from the Aries constellation. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign from approximately March 21 to April 19 each year.[2] This time-duration is exactly the first month of the Solar Hijri calendar (Arabic Hamal/Persian Farvardin/Pashto Wray).[3]

Aries
Zodiac symbolRam
Duration (tropical, western)March 20 – April 19 (2024, UT1)[1]
ConstellationAries
Zodiac elementFire
Zodiac qualityCardinal
Sign rulerMars
DetrimentVenus
ExaltationSun
FallSaturn
AriesTaurusGeminiCancerLeoVirgoLibraScorpioSagittariusCapricornAquariusPisces

According to the tropical system of astrology, the Sun enters the sign of Aries when it reaches the March equinox, typically on March 21. Because the Earth takes approximately 365.24 days to go around the Sun, the precise time of the equinox is not the same each year, and generally will occur about six hours later from one year to the next until reset by a leap year. The leap day February 29 causes that year's March equinox to fall about eighteen hours earlier compared with the previous year.

Background edit

Aries is one of the six positive signs of the zodiac and its one of the four modality cardinal of the zodiac. Aries is one of the three fire signs in the zodiac, along with Leo and Sagittarius. The ruling planet is Mars.[4] Individuals born while the Sun is in this sign may be called Ariens[2] The color for Aries is red.[5] The opposite zodiac sign to Aries is Libra.[6]

The equivalent in the Hindu solar calendar is Meṣa.[7]

Mythology edit

In Greek Mythology, the symbol of the ram is based on the Chrysomallus, the flying ram that rescued Phrixus and Helle, the children of the Boeotian king Athamas and provided the Golden Fleece. There is no link between Aries and Ares, the god of war, often pictured with a vulture and whose origin stems from ἀρή (arē), the Ionic form of the Doric ἀρά (ara), "bane, ruin, curse, imprecation".[8][9]

Celebrities edit

Celebrities Born March 20th - April 19th
Celebrity Birthday
Matthew Broderick March 21, 1962
Reese Witherspoon March 22, 1976
Randall Park March 23, 1974
Keri Russell March 23, 1976
Jim Parsons March 24, 1973
Jessica Chastain March 24, 1977
Sarah Jessica Parker March 25, 1947
Big Sean March 25, 1988
Martin Short March 26, 1950
Diana Ross March 26, 1944
Leslie Mann March 26, 1972
Keira Knightley March 26, 1985
Mariah Carey March 27, 1969
Lisa March 27, 1967
Brenda Song March 27, 1988
Halle Bailey March 27, 2000
Reba McEntire March 28, 1955
Lady Gaga March 28, 1986
Jonathan Van Ness March 28, 1987
Celine Dion March 30 1968
Ewan McGregor March 31, 1971
Chloé Zhao March 31, 1982
Liza Koshy March 31, 1996
David Oyelowo April 1, 1976
Logan Paul April 1, 1995
Asa Butterfield April 1, 1997
Pedro Pascal April 2, 1975
Emma Myers April 2, 2002
Eddie Murphy April 3, 1961
Hayley Kiyoko April 3, 1991
Robert Downey, Jr. April 4, 1965
Sterling K. Brown April 5, 1976
Cynthia Nixon April 6, 1966
Paul Rudd April 6, 1969
Pharrell April 6, 1973
Lauren Ridloff April 6, 1978
Peyton List April 6, 1998
Jackie Chan April 7, 1954
Skai Jackson April 8, 2002
Kristen Stewart April 9, 1990
Elle Fanning April 9, 1998
Lil Nas X April 9, 1999
David Harbour April 10, 1975
Jamie Chung April 10, 1983
Sofia Carson April 10, 1993
Saoirse Ronan April 12, 1994
Seth Rogen April 15, 1982
Emma Watson April 15, 1990
Charlie Chaplin April 16, 1889
Chance the Rapper April 16, 1993
Anya Taylor-Joy April 16, 1996
Sadie Sink April 16, 2002
Victoria Beckham April 17, 1974
Rooney Mara April 17, 1985
Jennifer Garner April 17, 1972
America Ferrera April 18, 1984
Kourtney Kardashian April 18, 1979
Kate Hudson April 19, 1979
Simu Liu April 19, 1989
Loren Gray April 19, 2002

Gallery edit

See also edit

References edit

Citations edit

  1. ^ Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
  2. ^ a b dictionary n.d., s.v. Aries.
  3. ^ Atsma 2015.
  4. ^ Sakoian, Frances (2001). The astrologer's handbook. HarperResource. OCLC 49659919.
  5. ^ Orion 2011, p. 1.
  6. ^ 321horoscope.com (February 15, 2024). "Arries - Opposite Zodiac Sign". Horoscope. Retrieved April 15, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Raman 2003, pp. 10–19.
  8. ^ "The Myths of the Constellations".
  9. ^ "The Mythology of Aries". www.gods-and-monsters.com.

Sources edit

  • "Aries". dictionary.com. n.d. Retrieved October 14, 2022.
  • Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. For time of Sun's entry or exit from a sign, calculate Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°..... For list of vernal equinox dates calculate phenomena: solstices/equinoxes, choosing UT1 and years 1800 through 2050.
  • Atsma, Aaron J. (2015). "Chrysomallus". The Theoi Project: Greek mythology.
  • Orion, Rae (2011). Astrology for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470098400.
  • Raman, Bangalore V. (2003). Studies in Jaimini Astrology. Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 978-81-208-1397-7.

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