Herong's Notes on Astrology and Horoscope
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.01

Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign

This section describes the first zodiac sign, Aries, the Ram.

Aries, the Ram, is the first zodiac sign in Western and Indian astrology, with the following properties:

Unicode Symbol: U+2648 ()
Name: Aries
Symbol: The Ram
Tropical Sun Sign: March 21 – April 19
Sidereal Sun Sign: April 14 – May 14
Element: Fire
Ruling Body: Mars
Colors: Red, White 
Numbers: Three and Five
Day: Tuesday
Related Constellation: Aries
Opposite Sign: Libra, the Balance

Your sidereal zodiac sun sign is Aries, the Ram, if you were born between April 14 – May 14. During this period, the Sun's apparent position is in the Aries constellation area - the Sun and the Aries constellation are in the same direction if you view them from the Earth. Sidereal zodiac sun sign is used in Indian astrology.

Your tropical zodiac sun sign is Aries, the Ram, if you were born between March 21 – April 19. The period shifted, because tropical sun signs follow the equinoxes, which has been shifted for about 24 days because of the precession. Tropical zodiac sun sign is used in Western astrology.

If your sun sign is Aries, the Ram, here is nice logo for you from istockphoto.com:

Aries, the Ram, Zodiac Sign

According to wikipedia.com, if your sun sign is Aries, you are thought to have a confident, aggressive, energetic, active, adventurous, enthusiastic, fair, passionate, and pioneering character but one which is also prone to selfishness, boastfulness, intolerance, impulsiveness, and impatience. Physically they are said to be tall in stature, and athletic in appearance.

Many Web sites provide daily forecasts based on Western sun sign astrology. Here is an example for Aries, the Ram, from Yahoo:

Quickie: Someone has many questions for you -- if you don't have time for them, say so.

Overview: Just because you're in demand doesn't mean you have to appear at everything you're asked to attend. Why spread yourself too thin? Be selective. Instead of overbooking, exercise some exclusivity. You need to have fun, too.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Quick Introduction to Astrology

 Basics of Astrology and Astronomy

 Stars

 Constellations

Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs

 What Is Western Zodiac

 Zodiac Signs and Zodiac Constellations

 Zodiac Coordinate Systems - Starting Points

Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign

 Taurus - The Bull, The Second Zodiac Sign

 Gemini - The Twins, The Third Zodiac Sign

 Cancer - The Crab, The Fourth Zodiac Sign

 Leo - The Lion, The Fifth Zodiac Sign

 Virgo - The Virgin, The Sixth Zodiac Sign

 Libra - The Balance, The Seventh Zodiac Sign

 Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eighth Zodiac Sign

 Sagittarius - The Archer, The Ninth Zodiac Sign

 Capricorn - The Goat, The Tenth Zodiac Sign

 Aquarius - The Water Bearer, The Eleventh Zodiac Sign

 Pisces - The Fish, The Twelfth Zodiac Sign

 Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology

 Horoscope and Planets

 Chinese Astrology and Horoscope

 Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2007
Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign