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.