Aries season starts with the perfect balance of day and night as we reach 0º of this zodiac sign. It is also officially the beginning of the Pagan new year. The promise of Imbolc is fulfilled, the sap is rising as the natural world is coming alive again. Night and day are in equal length at the Spring Equinox and slowly we will notice that the days are getting longer.
What festivals take place during Aries season? Ostara takes its name from a Germanic fertility goddess. You can also clearly see the name has influenced the word ‘Easter’ in Christianity with much of the same themes carrying through. Of course the Greco-Roman traditions also have Aries as the first sign of the zodiac. The spring lamb no less.
Aries Season Meaning
So we celebrate fertility, the return of our mojo and wanting to roll in the hay once more 😉 The cardinal, urgent Aries traits start to make themselves felt more and more as Aries season picks up momentum. We should all be feeling a little more frisky by now. So let’s shake off those winter cobwebs!
The Goddess Ostara is associated with the hare which is also a lunar symbol. The hare is a major symbol of fecundity as it can even conceive while pregnant. They don’t say “F*** like rabbits for nothing…” This hare eventually became the Easter Bunny who brought yummy chocolate eggs to the children on Easter Sunday.
The Rites Of Spring
The Christian tradition has resurrection happening on Easter Sunday. The day that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven after his crucifixion. Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the Equinox!
So the lunar theme continues. It is thought that Jesus was crucified on a Friday during the week-long Jewish festival of Passover. (Another holiday tied to the lunar calendar and the Equinox.) Mary Magdalene was thought to have discovered Jesus’s empty tomb early on a Sunday morning hence Easter Sunday.
So lambs of gods, fluffy looney bunnies and egg symbols make sense and are potent symbols for Spring. Ways to celebrate Ostara: Plant seeds in your vegetable or flower garden, spring clean the house, paint eggs, make egg-based dishes and yes go on.. eat copious amounts of chocolate! (As long as it’s egg and bunny-shaped you’ll still be in keeping with tradition, kinda.)
Gods & Goddess Correspondences
Goddesses that are associated with Aries are Cybele, Ishtar, Hekate, Hestia, Minerva, the Morrigan, Sekhmet and Tiamat. I would also add Eris to that list. Gods associated with Aries are Amun, Ares, Mars, Marduk, Nergal and Ra. Also Archangel Michael.
Aries is a fast paced sign so in March we get marching literally! This is the time we usually start a fitness routine and spring clean the house after the hibernation of Pisces season. We discover all the chores we have left building up so we start to take ACTION. In April we reconnect with family with the Easter holidays. So we realise we need to brush up our appearance, dye our roots, wax legs etc… Things that we had let go of during our Pisces cocoon time.
Flowers For Aries
So what are the Aries flowers? Spiky thistle is associated with Aries and is very Mars in its appearance. Honeysuckle is also the official flower of Aries again it has defensive/protective Mars attributes since “ the honeysuckle vine is notoriously hardy and challenging to kill once established, it can often be used to symbolize devotion and everlasting bonds…Many believe that the honeysuckle vine can bring good luck and good fortune to your home – and that it can protect you from evil, too.” ~ florgeous.com
Crystals For Aries
The crystals associated with Aries and Aries season are the Red Jasper and Garnet. You can use these crystals to amp up your super powers in Spring and bring out your inner Aries Warrior queen. Everyone has an Aries house in their chart so this will be the area you cannot help take action and go into fight mode. It is also the place you find eternal Spring. So recharge warrior energy by wearing Garnet or Red Jasper close to your body. If you have lost your Aries mojo, Dragon’s Blood will amp up your courage and personal power. If you are Aries rising you might want to tone down too much fire in Aries season with a little Blue Topaz or add Pink Tourmaline into the mix for more charm.
How Aries Season Affects Each Zodiac Sign
One size does not fit all, and Aries season will be better for some signs than others. Check out my “How DOES astrology work?” post to explain why this is. We all have our different ‘Achieve, Receive and Recycle’ periods, so some of the signs will have more going on than others in certain months.
Aries In Aries Season
It’s your birthday month! Sun is in your 1st house so Aries season is like a double Mars effect. You will be at your peak! Everything in nature is surging, as are your hormones… Probably the best time of the year to find a mate then, but keeping to one might be difficult. Not because of them, but because of YOU. Aries wants all the candy in the shop. (Libra season might be better for commitment!) You will flit from flower to flower, be the social butterfly and feel very virile and potent in March. Go disseminate.
Taurus In Aries Season
You are likely to suffer from FOMO since everyone around you is frolicking like spring lambs… and you need to take a nap. Sleep is an absolute must, with the mega 12th house being the cocoon stage of the year for you. Take it seriously because you need this rest more than any other zodiac sign. Your birthday month of achievement starts on April 21. You will need to be focused and fully charged.
Gemini In Aries Season
Contrary to my cycle, you might ‘achieve’ more success business-wise during Aries season. This is your Aries receive time with the Sun in your 11th house. You will be much more proactive with the networking. Aries suits wheeling-‘n-dealing far more than dreamy Pisces.
Cancer In Aries Season
Springtime means business with the Sun in your 10th house. So don your sharpest suit or roll up your sleeves. Aries season is fantastic for giving you the edge over the competition.
Leo In Aries Season
Yay! It’s spring and time for you to re-emerge from the murky depths. Leo loves the enthusiastic Aries season and the optimism it brings. You can see clearly now. Technically this is a recharge period for Leo, but it’s less sleepy rest and more like plugging yourself in. It will feel like a 2000 volt shot in the arm! A good month to use the Aries 9th house vibes to take a spiritual holiday. Visit a sacred place to discharge all the electricity. A Leo mane in shock is not a good look.
Virgo In Aries Season
Hurrah, it’s Spring and the daffodils are blooming! But Aries season’s pretty roses still have thorns, remember! It is still receiving time for you. However, 8th house success can sometimes be bitter-sweet. No worries, because any confrontations can be smoothed over with the easy-going Taurus season starting on April 21.
Libra In Aries Season
Are you still having baths with poets and flirting with sailors from Pisces seasons? If so, it could become a permanent relationship once the Sun hits your 7th house. Aries season is ultra-frisky for Libra. Suddenly your libido is bouncing like a spring lamb. It’s an achieve season, so go get! After April 21, it’s calmer, however, experiences are still intense.
Scorpio In Aries Season
Aries season can rub you up the wrong way, even if it is also ruled by your ruling planet Mars. Watch out for inflammatory health problems if you don’t take a break. It is recharge time for you from March 21. Treat yourself to acupuncture (Mars needles!) or a go for some kind of health tune-up now while the Sun is in your 6th house.
Sagittarius In Aries Season
Aries season is fantastic for Sagittarius. It is Receive time in the fun-packed 5th house for you. You will be feeling like courting again if you are single. March 21 onwards is the perfect period to go find a mate. Receive that amore!
Capricorn In Aries Season
Aries season means business in the home. You could be working from home more than usual or putting energy into house renovations. If you have been neglecting family, this is the ideal time for active bonding. Sports are best with Aries in your 4th house. Transmute those frustrations!
Aquarius In Aries Season
Aries Season falls in your 3rd house. It’s a bit of an oxymoron for you since Aries is such charging energy. Instead, you should be resting and RE-charging. An excellent way to use the Springtime budding feeling would be to recuperate physically, like with restorative yoga or lazy lovemaking.
Pisces In Aries Season
Aries season means fast money. With Aries in your 2nd house cash zone, it can burn a hole in your pocket as well, however. Easy come, easy go! Make sure you grab the booty while you can.