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Aries the ram

Aries is the astrological Zodiac sign that represents the constellation Aries. In the tropical zodiac, Aries is from March 21 to April 20 beginning at the vernal equinox. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is now from April 15 to May 15. The opposite sign to Aries is Libra. The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Arax Nisânu, which is made for Anu.

The symbol

The Zodiac Sign of Aries

This sign for Aries was made from many stars which made up the head of the Aries (constellation) . The head of Aries is called Aluathay or Salhay and it is made up of four stars.

Mythology

In mythology Aries is related to Greek myth of the ram which carried Athamas's son Phrixus and daughter Helle to Colchis away from their evil stepmother Ino. This ram is also related to Theseus, from the Greek myth of the Minotaur.

Astrology

In astrology Aries is ruled by the planet Mars.

The Indian equivalent of Aries is Mesha, the Chinese equivalent is the Dragon.

Traditional relationships with Aries

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