"I daresay you haven't had much practice,"
said the Queen....
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible
things before breakfast."
I have been thinking about how the astrological Cardinal signs usher in the seasons. In the most simplistic explanation, the commandant Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) welcome their respective seasons ... leaving the stewardship of same to the steady Fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus) and then let the fluid Mutable signs (Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo) pave the way for the inevitable changes.
Specifically, I was pondering why Aries, Cardinal Fire, designated by a Ram, would be the herald of Spring.
...and then - ah ha! I got it! Aries, arguably the most impatient of the signs - the "baby", as it were ... simply cannot wait for Spring to - well, spring!
He (for Cardinal Fire is masculine) literally pushes the tender buds and blooms and flowering trees into action. Why wait? We have not got all day, Darlings! Let's go!
I have some Aries is my natal chart. I just had to go and plant those annuals as soon as the temps creeped into the upper 50s....and now, sadly, Mother Nature (The Commander-in-Chief) is throwing rain, hail, winds and snow down on the first day of Spring.
But hey - ACTION is the Ram's favorite modus operandi - so - I am quite certain that I will repeat my gotta-get-it-done-now business next year.
The dear Aries is a General in the army of this planet (as all Cardinal signs are) - but Mother Nature is the CEO.
Arie's symbol is the Ram's horns, or the Fountain of Youth - depends on how you want to see it, Alice.
It is a pushy fire sign that charges in with all of its Martian-ruled energy and wipes the opposition out.
Admire the Aries in your life....where would we be after the desolation and death of Winter without Aries promise of a bursting Spring?
Aries want to be FIRST! They want to WIN! Most of all - secretly - down deep inside - they want you to like them. (Shhhh....do not tell anyone!)
So....when you see those bulbs and tender greenery peeking up in March......remember....Aries has tender spots too....and after the gentle submission, close-to-resignation of Pisces, all beings that share this planet need the nudge of the Ram's horns (or the Fountain of Youth).
In honor of Aries and the very, very, very first day of Spring, I have created a special soap. There are only three (3) bars. They are reserved for the first three Aries who post a message to my Facebook page. (Whew! This is stressful for me. Is it hot in here?)
It is called "Veldfire".... vetivert, musky, triple-strength fragrance (did you expect anything less?)...nice glycerin, olive oil base swirled with sparkly mica of hot pink, orange, coral atop creamy castile.
I wanted it to have more RED in it, but it is HOT, Baby.....and there are only 3 bars.
Everyone - out of the way!!
A Ram and a resplendent Spring coming through!
In Love, Truth and Beauty....