The Constellation “Aries” — the first Sign of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from March 21 to April 19, the period coinciding with the first month of the Roman Year.
It endows those born during this period with simple, unaffected manners, with an obedient disposition and yet with a capacity for commanding (a duality of qualities frequently met with); with plenty of enterprising audacity; with a lofty, charitable soul; with a generous heart, that will meet with few grateful returns; with a firm will, a superior mind, quick, brilliant, courageous, but not lacking in prudence; with religious tendencies; often with artistic talents, with plenty of clever ingenuity; a natural gift for business; a rather combative spirit, tempered, however, by eclecticism (the power of learning from others). The will, although steadfast, may vary in its object, in its plans.
He will have a taste for outdoor sports, especially hunting.
He will aspire to the highest honors, and will not be daunted by the difficulties in his way. Should he choose a military career, he would make a success of it and gain rapid promotion.
This sign endows one with aptitudes more varied than profound; it renders eloquent. The love affairs of one born under this sign will be sudden, full of fancies and of short duration.
The subjects of Aries will get easily into passions of rage, but the fire will burn itself quickly out and leave behind no rancor or grudge. They will forget, in an instant, the injury done to them.
The opinions of the subject, be they of a religious or political character, will be very strong and ardent for a time, but that time will be short.
He will pass through many changes in his financial status; he will own much real estate, especially country property that will come to him through marriage. He will have to stand many difficulties and law-suits in reference to these estates; women’s preferences and an inheritance will bring him most of what he will ever own; but he will be lucky in his business partnerships.
He will probably be an only child, or become such by the death of brothers and sisters.
In childhood, there will be troubles or disasters in the family of the subject that may upset his career.
If the birth takes place between midnight and noon, the subject will lose his father early in life.
Much traveling will be rendered necessary by family matters or to escape enmities. The subject will make balloon ascensions, or at least climb mountains.
At the ages of 7, 19, 30, 44, the subject’s family will meet with trouble or he himself will run dangers due to his own relatives.
By his own fault, the subject will shorten the duration of his life; he will have to struggle against many unforeseen and dreadful incidents that will place him in great peril.
Aries announces many conjugal disagreements and often broken partnerships.
There will be very few children, if any.
The subject will rise, after many obstacles, to high positions of trust and honor, but will not keep them, as he will be the victim of the bitterest envy.
The subject will marry too young; there will be danger of inconstancy in the marriage relations.
The professions that will probably be chosen, by the persons born under this sign, are the army, the bar and mining engineering.
Should the birth take place between the hours of noon and midnight, the friends of the subject will greatly exert themselves pushing him to the front, and he will reach high positions; if he is in the Church, a bishopric may come to him.
He will have many and devoted friends with a dangerous traitor among them. Many, also, will be his enemies, all envious of his success, but these enmities will not last long.
The physical temperament of the subject will be nervous-sanguine, if he is born in a southern climate, and bilious-sanguine if he is born in a northern latitude.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain