This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.
Aries - The Ram
21 March- 20 April
Archetypes - Warrior, Pioneer, Adventurer
Aries is the1st sign of the zodiac and is an fire sign associated with the qualities of the planet Mars. In the astrological chart (or wheel) of 12 houses it is the ruler of the 1st, the house of personality and identity. Physical attributes and temperament are also revealed here.
The sun enters Aries on the Spring Equinox and is the time of year when the earth awakens with the bursting forth of new life and the budding and blooming of trees and flowers. Aries is a fire sign and is represented by the glyph of the ram's horns. This powerful symbol has been with humankind since ancient times and represents the generative power, survival instinct and assertiveness required to begin new life. It is associated with the 'red planet' Mars which was named after a Roman and Greek god of war - originally he was a nature god who protected crops and herds. Mars symbolizes the archetypal male energy and is a dynamic force connected with the qualities of strength, vitality, competition and bravery.
Aries people relate to the world through a need to feel a sense of achievement and independence. They have a pioneering instinct, a strong drive to win and vital physical energy. With these attributes, and if they can harness patience and caution, Aries are well equipped to take on life's challenges.
People with a strong presence of Aries in their charts: Sun in Aries, Moon in Aries, Aries rising or other prominent influence in their astrology chart can have the following qualities:
assertiveness, brave, impulsive, dynamic, aggressive, fiery, quick-witted, selfish, pioneering, adventurous, angry, independent, impatient, enthusiastic, decisive, restless, passionate, argumentative, thoughtless, vigorous, spontaneous
Possible vocational calling:
Aries people do well as leaders or the boss of an enterprise, especially in an a new and innovative business which makes use of their strong pioneering spirit and their love for 'the game of life'. In vocations where physical exercise and challenges are a feature, Arian people can excel, such as in professional sports or exploring. They can also make good dentists, surgeons, soldiers, engineers, or mechanics.
Gift ideas for Aries people:
Bold and sexy:
Aries women like to look like dynamite and they are not afraid to wear red - they look great in this vibrant colour. Tangente designs and makes these chic tunic/tops from repurposed scarfs. The red ribbon which ties at the back has such spontaneous flair. She has aptly titled this one "Bottle Rocket" - love it!
New life and vitality:
The power of red, colour of our life blood, expresses the generative force of nature in this 'Tree of Life' pendant by Mybellebijoux. Using black artistic wire she twisted and shaped the tree and finished the leaves with genuine coral beads.
This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.