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Astronomy. the Ram, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Taurus.

the first sign of the zodiac: the cardinal fire sign.
a person born under this sign, usually between March 21st and April 19th.

Contemporary Examples

Aries With Saturn and a fullish Moon opposing your sign, you have branding on the brain.
Zodiac Beast: April 17-24 Starsky + Cox April 15, 2011

As ascetic as Aries is, you delight in luxuries now, indulging any urge to splurge.
Zodiac Beast: April 24-30 Starsky + Cox April 22, 2011

Aries With the Sun and Pluto making an intense connection, your senses are working overtime.
Zodiac Beast: April 24-30 Starsky + Cox April 22, 2011

Aries Unwittingly at the center of attention, you find it a welcome place to be.
What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox July 7, 2011

Aries Hitting your stride, you personify progressive ideals without seeming like a free radical.
What the Stars Hold for Your Week Starsky + Cox July 22, 2011

Historical Examples

“The sun rolling bounteous from Aries,” and reams o’ such molly slop rot.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, June 22nd, 1895 Various

The star in Aries whence the first mansion of the moon takes its name.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

The subjects of Aries are easily angered, but the fire is quickly quenched, leaving behind no sting or grudge.
The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2 Various

Aries Tottle’s mode, in a word, was based on noumena; Hog’s on phenomena.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

“Fetch all thy other sons before me,” said the king to Aries.
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Unknown

noun (Latin genitive) Arietis (əˈraɪɪtɪs)
(astronomy) a small zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Taurus and Pisces on the ecliptic and having a second-magnitude star

Also called the Ram. the first sign of the zodiac, symbol ♈, having a cardinal fire classification, ruled by the planet Mars. The sun is in this sign between about March 21 and April 19
a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign

(astrology) born under or characteristic of Aries

zodiac constellation usually identified as “the Ram,” late Old English, from Latin aires “ram” (cf. arietare “to butt”), from a PIE root meaning “spring, jump” (cf. Lithuanian erytis, Old Church Slavonic jarici, Armenian oroj “lamb;” Greek eriphos, Old Irish heirp “kid”). Meaning “person born under the sign of Aries” is from 1894; they also have been called Arian (1917).
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Taurus and Pisces. Aries (the Ram) is the first sign of the zodiac.


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