Sun in Aries

In Aries the Sun is in his exaltation, very powerful and brilliant, with that first glow and exultation which is associated with the Spring. Aries, however, is under Mars as ruler, and this tends to bring out the arrows from the quiver of Apollo. In this sign, the Sun is sometimes apt to slay. Aries rules the head in man, and being also the beginning of the Zodiac, he tends to fill the mind of the native with extreme ambition to accomplish daringly original, yet practical, undertakings. Wilhelm I of Germany, and Bismarck, who built the German Empire from the ruins of the struggles of the Middle Ages and of the Napoleonic Wars, both had the Sun in this sign. So had Thiers, who restored the French Republic after the crash of Sedan and the flames of the Commune, and Gambetta who contributed so largely to the same work. It is frequently the case that the ideas of the native are considered impractical or impossible by those to whom he communicates them. It was fortunate for Bismarck that his King possessed the same Sun position, for it is characteristic of these people that, unless the vigorous energy which they manifest on the conception of their ideas shows an immediate result, their interest may wane and another idea of equal vehemence replace the first.

It is most necessary for the native to acquire patience and perseverance. The mind must be trained to continue in one channel and the dissipation of the forces of life must be guarded against with the utmost care. The native must not be content merely to imagine his career; also he must not shrink from the spade work which is essential to bring ideas to fruition.

The Aries constitution is rather finely balanced; it is powerful, yet delicate. There is a decided tendency to overwork the body, either intellectually or physically. There is, however, no danger of nervous over-strain. Aries people are generally lacking in the psychic and spiritual qualities. Dangers to the health are indicated by the planets involved, but fevers and apoplexy are principally to be feared; and the native may also suffer from headaches and other afflictions of that extremity of the body. The expression is usually commanding, sometimes even violent, and the countenance may at times be red, while there is a likelihood of some mole or birthmark {6} on the face. In itself, this position of the Sun does not promise any great longevity. Diseases are likely to be aggravate by the disposition, which is usually careless and even contemptuous of the health; the appetites are sometimes excessive and the passions need control. Speaking generally, this is a better place for the Sun in a male nativity than in that of a female.

The following well known persons were also born with the Sun in the sign Aries:

Oliver Cromwell

John Burroughs

The late Senator Weeks

Houdini, Magician

General Gordon of England

King Albert of Belgium

King George of England

Hon. Charles E. Hughes

Mrs. Allan Leo

Nicholas Murray Butler

Ray Long

Frederick Collins

John Hays Hammond

Andrew Mellon

George F. Baker

The late Thomas Eugene Mitten

John W. Davis

James Branch Cabell

Prince Pierre Troubetskoy

“Bud” Fisher

Daniel Chester French

Elizabeth Goldsmith

Mary Pickford

Charlie Chaplin

May Miles Minter

Gloria Swanson

Margaret Anglin

Mr. McMorris {7}

Previous | Top | Index | Next


If you have found this material useful or enlightening, you may also be interested in


Ordo Templi Orientis, O.T.O., and the O.T.O. Lamen design are registered trademarks of Ordo Templi Orientis.


All copyrights on Aleister Crowley material are held by Ordo Templi Orientis. This site is not an official O.T.O. website, and is neither sponsored by nor controlled by Ordo Templi Orientis.

The text of this Aleister Crowley material is made available here only for personal and non-commercial use. This material is provided here in a convenient searchable form as a study resource for those seekers looking for it in their research. For any commercial use, please contact Ordo Templi Orientis.