We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else. - C.G.Jung.

Aries Energy - The Indomitable Dandelion.

1st. Zodiac Sign - Fire

Blown by the winds of autumn, a dandelion seed falls on soil anticipating a suburban sidewalk and is bulldozed deep within the ground. Awaiting germination and unaware of the changes above or challenges ahead, the seed lies dormant, as autumn turns to winter and winter warms to spring.

Sensing heat, the seed sprouts and from the taproot that nurtures and holds it firm, it reaches upwards seeking the life sustaining energy of the sun. Things progress nicely until colliding with the concrete colossus above it, the plant is halted on its chosen path. Starting over is not an option, nor is there time to search a way around this obstacle, yet somehow the dandelion must reach the surface or be undone.

Unaware of the size and strength of the barrier overhead, an instinctive urge to live sets the plant to find a way to overcome it. Thin roots inch into gravel and thicken. Pressurized stones break mortar nodules and slowly but surely a pathway forward is created. Finally breaking through to the surface, the dandelion bests a city sidewalk and basks in the light of a morning sun. Lodged now in the crack it forged, it's free at last to become all that nature intended it to be and does.

We all have Aries coloring one or more houses in our birth charts and that area of life is likely to be more stimulated by its coloring. Animated by the Sign, the energy of a planet in Aries is motivated to impact the environment. Much like the dandelion example above, an Aries planet needs to find an outlet to express its energy and for better or worse it always finds a means to achieve this.
Art by Boris Vallejos

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