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The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).

Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.

Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.


Aries Glyph Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Ram. It is a masculine Fire sign, ruled by the planet Mars. People whose birthdays fall between March 21 and April 20 are said to be born under the sign of Aries. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Sun moving into Aries marks the Spring Equinox. The Tarot card associated with Aries is The Emperor.

The Sun in Aries makes you energetic and direct, with a strong sense of individuality; you enjoy a challenge and initiating action; you hate giving up and need to learn patience and moderation. You are adventurous and enthusiastic. You need to achieve, to succeed in all of your aims, whether at work or socially, and can sometimes be selfish in attaining them. Lack of success affects you more than most people, and you are likely to become irritable and self-obsessed as a result.

You tend to fall in love at first sight and can win hearts easily. Your partner must be lively and quick to react to you both intellectually and sexually. You like to encourage your children, though impatience can make you unsympathetic. As a child you were extremely competitive and thrived best in a flexible, stimulating environment.

You have a good business mind and can make money by combining caution with your keen sense of enterprise. Your lively mind would make you an especially good psychiatrist. Dentistry is also favoured. Your hobbies should include energetic sport, because you need plenty of exercise to keep in shape. You should beware of injury through over-enthusiasm. A love of spicy food can prove trying to your sensitive digestion.

Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Aries you really are.

Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.

Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!

1st Decan 21st - 30th March: Ruled by Mars, you are first in the Zodiac, first among Aries, the leaders' leader. You are forceful, decisive, inspirational, with a crusader's zeal and a head full of world-changing ideas. Sexually arousing, unstoppable, a double-daring lover, mover and shaker.
2nd Decan 31st March - 9th April: Influenced by the Sun, you are a radiant presence with extraordinary charisma. The mix of Aries drive and added star quality is potent; you never want for admirers. You are a brilliant motivator but may prefer solo success, with your name up in lights! You have all it takes to be a success in the world of show business and top level sport.
3rd Decan 10th - 20th April: Influenced by Jupiter, you're a true individualist. Aries dynamism combines with a strong moral sense: you might be a preacher, politician, healer, hell raiser or saint. You stir others profoundly. Lovers must learn to share you with your other worldly passions.

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