Disclaimer: your Sun sign is only a fraction of the complex system of planetary placements and interrelations that is your nativity. In fact, I would advise against considering your birth chart itself as a mere representation of your psyche and encourage you to start seeing it as a map of the multiple ways in which selfhood and experience intersect. If you want to know more about this subject, you can schedule a reading with me.
Aries is the Sun’s place of exaltation: as the first sign of the Zodiac, and the gateway of the Spring Equinox, it embodies the primal impulse of life force. The Sun in Aries is imbued with this fiery, initiating energy, which infuses the native’s spirit with a firm willingness to be perceived and to affirm themselves, their agency, their very existence.
The result is a lively, impetuous inner nature. If your Sun is in Aries, you have the Soul of a pioneer, coupled with a me-first attitude: your energies are mostly self-directed. Animated by the element of Fire, you possess traits of impatience and hastiness; you’re bold, and compelled to charge forth against anything that stands in your way.
Fiercely independent, and probably highly individualistic, too, you excel at getting your projects started, better if on your own terms. You’re likely not to suffer gladly any kind of interference in your life path or external parties dictating the conditions of your existence, preferring to blaze your own trail and get things off the ground according to your wish. That of free will is likely to be an important principle for you to live by, and you’re determined to defend and preserve yours, claiming the right to self-define and to live your life the way you want to.
Honesty and sincerity are strong values for you; the freedom of allowing yourself to stand in your truth is preferable to feeling caged by a prison of lies. You are headstrong and outspoken, which can be off-putting for other people, but this is not a concern for you since you are only interested in the approval of those who accept you as you are. However, you can become extremely critical and argumentative when this is not the case, and when you feel personally challenged by attempts to limit your self-assertion.
Self-sovereignty is of vital importance to you, as is leaving your personal mark on the world. In this regard, you’re very much child-like, for good or ill: in your limitless enthusiasm and impetus, you can express a certain degree of naivety and purity. And much like children, you need excitement and both mental and physical stimulation to feel alive.
Too, you thrive where there’s action, and can become restless and emotionally frustrated when your dynamism can’t find an outlet for its expression. You forge ahead, animated by a sense of adventure, barely looking before you leap, seeking the thrill of new experiences that allow you to actualize your self-belief and experience life to its fullest. You are likely to expect results and developments quickly, and are prone to losing interest in projects or situations if they get overcomplicated or stagnant. You prefer to run with likeminded individuals, and have a low tolerance for manipulative people with hidden agendas, since you prefer to handle frictions and confrontations upfront.
Passionate and driven, you are a true force of nature, but you are not excempt from casting a shadow in the form of selfishness and inability to understand viewpoints that do not align with your own. Still, even when your darker sides surface, your intent is rarely that of causing harm: your intentions tend to be simple and straightforward.
You’d rather be independent than a leader, but you need to remain mindful about the ways in which you express this drive towards independence, so that you don’t steamroll over other people’s lives. Your confident and courageous nature can be highly inspiring for those around you, who feel energized and motivated in your presence: in this sense, you can truly become a positive driving force in the world.
Pictured: Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance, Aries Sun. Author unknown. If this is your photo and you want it removed, please get in touch and I’ll take it down.