A small constellation (the Ram), said to represent the ram whose Golden Fleece was sought by Jason and the Argonauts.
The first sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the vernal equinox (about March 20).
nounplural noun AriesAstrology
an AriesA person born when the sun is in the sign of Aries.‘I casually mentioned my conversation to her, and she said that she was supposed to have been an Aries, but was born late under Taurus.’
- ‘An Aries is always an Aries, a Libran is always a Libran, no matter what the Moon sign, for example, may be.’
- ‘Those who earn the genuine friendship of an Aries / Capricorn are indeed invited into an inner circle.’
- ‘If you are an Aries, you will prefer the expansive energy of Jupiter to the disciplined energy of Saturn.’
- ‘I ended up giving it over to Jeanne because she's an Aries - very impulsive.’
postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Aries.
- ‘the star Beta Arietis’
- First Point of Aries
The point on the celestial sphere where the path of the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north in March, marking the zero point of right ascension. Owing to precession of the equinoxes it has moved from Aries into Pisces, and is now approaching Aquarius.Also called vernal equinox‘The astrological sign in which the First Point of Aries resides determines our current ‘Age.’’
- ‘The First Point of Aries really was in Aries when it was named roughly 2,000 years ago.’
- ‘Because astrologers still calculate from the First Point of Aries instead of the current March equinox location in Pisces, all modern horoscopes have shifted out of phase with the actual stars.’
- ‘The First Point of Aries also marks the Celestial Meridian, which is the zero-point for calculations of Right Ascension.’
- ‘For historical reasons the vernal equinox is still referred as the First Point of Aries.’
Latin. Arietis is the Latin genitive form of Aries.