No water or earth could put them out, and they'll consume all the air around them. Hell, just look at P-I.

(March 21st to April 20th)
The Ram
Colours: Bright primary colours, particulary scarlet and yellow. Red is the colour of Mars, ruler of Aries.
Stones: diamonds, garnets and bloodstones.
Metals: iron and steel.
Trees: All thorn bearing trees and shrubs
Flowers: daffodils, tulips, honeysuckle.
Countries: England, France, Germany, Poland.
Cities: Naples, Florence, Birmingham.

the ram

   .-.   .-.
  (_  \ /  _)

quality: cardinal
element: fire
ruled by: mars
Aries is also a constellation, also called the Ram.

Mythology and Legends

The Arabic people knew Aries as the Sheep. It has also been known as the Prince of the Zodiac, the Prince of Celestial Signs, and the Leader of the Host of the Zodiac.

When Zeus was chased by the Giants, he transformed into the Ram to escape.

Aries is also associated with the story of the Argonauts. Phrixus and Helle were treated cruelly by their wicked stepmother. Mercury took pity on them and sent a ram with golden fleece so that they could escape her. While the ram flew over land and sea, Helle fell off at the Dardanelles, the straights between Asia and Europe. Phrixus made it to Colchis, and in gratitude he slew the ram and gave the golden fleece to Aetes, King of Colchis. The King had it placed in the sacred grove of Ares, where it was guarded by a dragon who never slept. The Argonauts set out to reclaim it, and Jason did just that.

Jupiter is also said to have placed the faithful Ram amidst the stars.

            Hamai             Sheratan

  Notes: Mesarthim was one of the very first binary
         stars discovered in 1664. Hamai is a magnitude
         2.2 star. Aries is below Triangulum.

Hamai is approching us at 9 miles per second. It is currently 72 light-years distant.

The first sign in Western Astrology. A Cardinal sign, a fire sign, a masculine sign, an emotional sign. The great doers of the zodiac, incredibly strong-willed, driven people. Used to having their way, and if negotiations are not possible, make it so they have their way. Undaunted by obstacles, somewhat hard headed when it comes to seeing their opposition's point of view. Valiant, pompous, quick-witted, stubborn, impatient, big hearted.

Their colors are orange and purple, their stone is the diamond, their herb is ginger. They rule the face and the head, very commonly break their noses early in their youth. Ruled by the planet Mars, what else? Rule the The Emperor tarot card. Most well known leader in history: Alexander the Great.

A"ri*es, n. [L.]

1. Astron. (a)

The Ram; the first of the twelve signs in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the vernal equinox, about the 21st of March.


A constellation west of Taurus, drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a ram.

2. Rom. Antiq.

A battering-ram.


© Webster 1913.

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