The Sun in Aries marks the Vernal Equinox -- the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Light and darkness are equal on March 20, and from that point on the days grow longer.
Spring Equinox is traditionally a time to celebrate fertility and nature, and the renewal of the life force that went dormant through the winter. Spring fever strikes during the Aries season, inciting the urge to connect and create new romance.
Do you know any Aries? You can get a good idea of how they'll be affected by reading Real Life Astrology: Aries by Maria Desimone.
Check out your zodiac sign below and find out where the Ram is calling on you to take a brave leap forward, and what other cosmic events might encourage you to take a step back::
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Happy Birthday, Aries! The Sun in your sign and your 1st House of Self signals the start to your personal new year. Pay attention to what enlivens you and commit to making changes that free up more space for following your enthusiasm. With your ruling planet, Mars, finally turning direct on April 13, you've had time to review your plan of action -- and now it's time to launch it!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The Sun in Aries fires up your 12th House of Dreams and Imagination, inviting you to invent a new vision. Slow down your social life and spend time in solitude to tap into your inner guidance and reignite your inspiration.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
In your 11th House of Friends, the Aries Sun energizes your social life. Recharge your batteries by participating in group activities and reaching out to people who inspire you. This is an auspicious time for connecting with people who can help you realize your dreams, so take advantage of any networking opportunities. When your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct on April 4, you should start to notice more progress and less confusion in these areas.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The Sun in Aries shines on your 10th House of Career -- an industrious time for focusing on achievement and success. Take the risk of making new connections and taking courageous steps toward your professional goals.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
In your 9th House of Travel, the Aries Sun stirs up your desire to explore new destinations. This is an auspicious time for adventure in any form, whether physical or intellectual. Stepping outside your comfort zone reignites your inspiration and gives you a higher perspective on any challenges.
Virgo (August 23 - Sept. 22)
The Sun in Aries sets off sparks in your 8th House of Intimacy, so prepare for the flames of desire to flare! But if you're not noticing romantic progress right away, your retrograde ruling planet, Mercury, could be to blame. When the Messenger finally turns direct in your 7th House of Partnerships on April 4, your love life should start moving forward again, too.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Activating your 7th House of Partnerships, the Sun in Aries puts relationships on the front burner -- even more than usual. You can keep it all in balance by making sure you're seeing to your own needs and obligations; in fact, you must be careful not to shirk responsibilities, no matter how small.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
The Sun in Aries energizes your 6th House of Work and Health, calling for innovative approaches to everyday routines and responsibilities. Use this surge of energy to revamp your self-care and work habits -- how can you experience more pleasure and enthusiasm in your daily life? Your ruling planet, Mars, goes direct on April 13 in your 11th House of Aspirations, allowing you to see progress on ideas you've hatched over the past couple of months.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Lighting up your 5th House of Fun, the Sun in Aries summons you to revitalize your creativity by taking time to play. Consult your inner child to discover what feels like fun, and take the risk of following your heart's desire.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
The Sun in Aries stimulates your 4th House of Home and Family, signaling new beginnings on the domestic front. Making changes in your home -- redecorating, rearranging, or adding a new accessory or piece of furniture -- strengthens your inner foundation and reinvigorates your energy for outer-world activities. If old issues with a family member resurface, a direct approach works best -- clearly state your needs and desires while being open to negotiation.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Empowering your mental realm, the Sun in Aries energizes your 3rd House of Thought. Take the risk of following your curiosity into unknown territory by opening your mind to new ideas and perspectives. It's also an auspicious time for sharing your ideas with others, through teaching, writing, sales or marketing. You feel that there's forward momentum now, so keep that fire in your belly lit, even if you encounter difficulties.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
The Sun in Aries and your 2nd House of Finances inspires new approaches to building prosperity, and perhaps new sources of income. This is a time to get clear about the details of your existing financial picture, and what you want to create in the future. When Mercury finally turns direct in your sign on April 4, innovatie ideas and complete clarity are easier to come by.