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Practical Influences ~ Aries

When the Moon enters a zodiac sign it adds instinctive reaction, unconscious predestination, sensitivity, emotions, intuition, imagination and emotional depth to influences that are at play; when the Sun enters a zodiac sign it adds vitality, individuality, will-power, creative energy and inspirational action to the influences at play; both affect the energy of our daily lives. Being mindful and calling upon these influences as well as utilising materials associated with them during these phases, will bring you closer to understanding your alchemical journey.

Ruler ~ Mars 

Mars rules physical strength, and symbolizes predominantly male energy. Philosophically, Mars represents a need to temper primal urges while at the same time embracing the fire within.

Mars symbolism is relevant to cycles, and the natural rhythms of life and death. On the one hand we have the driving force of new beginnings followed by a period of thoughtful retreat and a symbolic death to the things which no longer serve.

Element ~ Fire 

The fire element is expressed through inspired acts that are led by intuitive impulses. It’s the surge forward into new ground, often without restraint.

Fire is a catalyst to both initiating and completing metaphysical demonstrations. This symbol signifies upward mobility, forward motion, rising flames and aspirations to solar embodiment

Quality ~ Cardinal

The role of the cardinal quality is to push forward, be first, initiate. In Aries cardinal is a catalyst, a firebrand that inspires others by being totally committed to an overall vision. Cardinal shows the way, instigates, ready to forge ahead with plans, and attract those that can support their efforts. Cardinal qualities denote leadership, and the tendency to be outgoing through being engaged with the world in a dynamic way.

Body associations ~

  • Head
  • Face
  • Eyes

Notice if there is any tension in your brain, in your eyes, in your nose. Our brow is our intuitive and imaginative centre; it holds the key to opening and developing a deeper awareness. Do you have vision for your future and a realistic appreciation of how best to develop your capabilities or do you sometimes feel detached, withdrawn and unable to see the path ahead clearly?

Notice if there is any tension in your upper brain, in your consciousness. As much as your feet connect and ground you to the earth, the top of your head provides the connection between yourself and the universe. It is seen as the link between the individual, divine wisdom and cosmic energy. Are you consciously aware of all the roles and processes of the body and mind allowing you to feel balanced and in healthy union in all aspects of your life or do you sometimes feel that your bodies functions work in isolation, with mind body and spirit alienated leaving you fatigued and constantly battling illness

Incense/Essential oil ~

  • Peppermint
  • Myrrh
  • Dragonsblood
  • Cassia
  • Allspice
  • Mace
  • Aloe Vera

Colours ~

  • Scarlet
  • Red
  • Ruby
  • Sea-green

Stones ~

  • Diamond
  • Ruby
  • Bloodstone
  • Garnet
  • Red Topaz
  • Red Aventurine
  • Red agate
  • Fire Opal
  • Orange Celestite
  • Ocher
  • Iron Pirate

Foods ~

  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Lentils
  • Walnuts
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Figs
  • Bananas
  • Dried Apricots
  • Pumpkin

Metal ~

  • Iron

Fauna ~

  • Sheep
  • Wolfhound
  • Eland
  • Owl

Flora ~

  • Pine
  • Tobacco
  • Thistle narcissus
  • Daisy
  • Buttercup
  • Geranium
  • Peony
  • Dahlia
  • Horsetail
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