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Aries: The First Sign Of The Zodiac

Aries Symbol and History

Aries stands for ram in Latin. The symbol for Aries is the head of the ram. In Greek mythology Poseidon turned himself and a nymph into a sheep. They reproduced and created a sheep with a golden fleece who could fly. Nephele and Athamas had two kids named Phrixus and Helle. Nephele and Athamas were separated. Athamas ended up getting remarried and took the kids with him. Nephele did not like the new step mom and felt like her kids were in danger. She sent this sheep to her kids to fly them away from her and save them. Helle fell off the ram and drowned in dardanelles which was then renamed the sea of helle in remembrance of her. The ram was able to successfully save Phrixus. This story with the ram symbolizes the strong fiery energy that aries bring. They’re very driven and won't let any obstacle defeat them.


Stars Of Aries

The Aries constellation is located in the northern hemisphere. Aries is the 39th largest constellation in the sky. This constellation contains 5 stars, two of them being Hamal Alpha Arietis and Botein Delta Arietis.

Hamal Alpha Arietis

Hamal is the brightest star in the Aries constellation. It is the 48th largest brightest star in the sky and about twice as massive as the sun. This star is 66 light years away. The name Hamal is derived from the arabic phrase ras al hamal meaning “head of the ram”


Botein Delta Arietis

Botein is an orange k type of star. This star is approximately 168 light years away and has a diameter that is 13 times longer than the sun. The name Botein is derived from the Arabic word butam which means belly.



Aries and Friendship

People born under the sign of aries tend to be more outgoing and can very easily make friends. Aries have the ability to make many connections throughout their lives but long term friendships are different. In order to have a long term friendship with an aries the energy and vibes must be matched. Aries can easily get bored and they aren’t afraid to cut people out of their lives if the energy isn’t there.


Aries and Relationships

When it comes to relationships, aries aren’t afraid to express their feelings. They are a very fiery and bold sign. Aries will shower their partner with love and affection whether they are getting the same back in return or not. Aries are passionate lovers. In order to be in a long term relationship with them, they need that adventure and excitement in the relationship so it stays alive. Just like in friendships, they can get bored easily and lose interest.


Aries and Career

Aries are very ambitious when it comes to their career. They are always trying to be the best employee possible. Aries are natural born leaders. The workplace is where they shine the brightest. When an aries is faced with a challenge they will be determined to come up with a solution. They're very good at being leaders and with their fiery personality they enjoy a little challenge.


Check out the awesome Aries Candle and Crystal Gift Set below. The set includes a hand poured soy wax candle and three crystals for those born under Aries. It makes a really thoughtful gift!