By, Jacqueline Dobrei & Crystal Kearns
The season of the ram emerges, bringing revitalization and competence with it.
For all the emotions and deep feelings that Pisces season may have extracted, Aries season is here to help you take them back. The time to study and revel in what you are feeling has passed, and now it is time to energize and use the information you gained to turn your thoughts into actions.
Aries season begins on March 20th and lasts until April 19th, marking the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the beginning of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. This time of year tends to be fast paced and turbulent, everyone trying to finish projects and tie up loose ends before summer takes hold, and there is no one better equipped to handle this life acceleration than an Aries.
Generally, Aries are sure about what they want and how they want to get there. They are one of the least wishy-washy signs, and they are not afraid to take the bull by its horns. Where some signs may tend to try and get their way using more cloak-and-dagger methods to follow the path of least resistance, Aries tend to take the most direct route. They are honest in their intentions and value when others are honest with them in return.
During this time, you can harness the energy that Aries season provides and use it to launch some big plans into motion, but be careful to not bite off more than you can chew.
Some famous Aries you may be familiar with are: Aretha Franklin (March 25th), Robert Downey Jr. (April 4th), Lady Gaga (March 28th), Vincent van Gogh (March 30th), and Leonardo da Vinci (April 15th). One of our founders here at Lit Rituals is an Aries too! (Happy Aries season Caitlin!).
The element that rules Aries is fire, like Leo and Sagittarius. Like the element suggests, fire signs can be fiery in disposition, but that is not the only characteristic that these signs have in common. Fire signs tend to be creative thinkers. They are unafraid to challenge the status quo and think outside the box.
Mars is the planet that rules Aries. Named after the Roman God of War, Mars is typically associated with aggression and power. It is responsible for the desire to act immediately in response to crises and other situations, often before thinking. It is what gives Aries their motivation to get up and get things done.
Some herbs and plants that align with the energy of an Aries are: Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Nettles (Urtica dioica), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Ginger is commonly used as a spice, and matches Aries’ potent nature. When used medicinally, both Nettle and Wormwood reduce inflammation, which can help to calm Aries’ fiery energy. Hawthorn berries can work as an antioxidant and help to keep the heart healthy. It is important to be careful if using these plants medicinally, as some can be toxic in different forms and amounts.
During this Aries season, you may find that you are growing thicker skin. You are ready to face the challenges that approach and are less bothered by small setbacks, but be wary of the bruises that you may not feel until later.