Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Day 6 of 30 Day Challenge


Question: Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality?

Aries live life head first; after all, those horns on your head are not just for fighting. Your

Image of Aires the Ram, for Aries (astrology),...

Image of Aires the Ram, for Aries (astrology), reworked from old astrology chart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

headstrong nature can make you a “battering ram” and woe is the person who stands in your way. 

Aries are noted for courage and leadership qualities, primarily because you are nearly always ready for action. The need for excitement pushes you into new territory — and as long as you are ahead of others while demonstrating confidence, chances are that they will follow you. As self-ordained leader of the pack, Aries fight for what you believe to be important. But it’s not that Aries are fearless. Your courage is more of a commitment to face your fears and overcome them. 

Aries motto is “Ready, fire, aim!” It may be backwards for others, but you’d rather figure out what to do while you are doing it. Impulsive actions, however, can bring you your share of trouble. While others are gathering information to make informed decisions, you are already on your way. As such, you could suffer from false starts. In fact, you Aries are so good at starting things that you can be off onto your next project before completing the previous one. As you Aries mature, you learn to slow down your reaction time in order to think about the consequences of your actions. 

Element: Fire

Fire signs are naturally warm. A fire gives light and heat, but it doesn’t get depleted as others feed on its warmth. One candle can bring light to a room and it won’t burn any faster if ten people read from its light than if there was only one. Fire doesn’t plan it next move; it isn’t logical. It simply is in the moment and will burn what fuel is available without judgment or forethought. For this reason fire signs can successfully rely on their intuition and survival instincts. 

The fire of Aries is spontaneous and hot. It’s like a pile of dry kindling that burns fast but cannot sustain itself for the long haul. 

First House: Self

The First House symbolizes our physical body and our personality — how we appear to the outer world. It’s not necessarily who we are; it’s what we bring to a situation and how others see us. It represents our childhood, the beginning of any activity or even the start of a new relationship. It’s not, however, about the other person; it’s about how others see us. No doubt, everything starts with the First House. 

Key Planet: Mars

Mars is called the “Angry Red Planet.” In Greek mythology, Mars was the God of War. But Mars isn’t only about fighting; it’s about going somewhere, going anywhere. If someone is in our path, then, perhaps we must fight with them in order to keep going. Mars is like the gas pedal of our bodies. It’s represents how we move forward in life. In any chart, Mars offers clues as to how we express our basic energy. As the key planet of Aries, it reminds us to “just do it.” 

Your Biggest Strength: Your courage to overcome fear

Your Potential Weakness: Not finishing things you start

I copied the above description to provide a picture of my sign to those unfamiliar with astrology. Personally, I don’t feel like I do a lot of what the description says I am supposed to but some of it resonates for me. I am headstrong and stubborn and not entirely logical at times because of my reliance on my well developed intuition. But I don’t believe I am always ready for action and one to jump first and think later. My orientation is more towards carefully considering what I am getting into before hand. I may seem to do things without much forethought but I am usually contemplating my actions in ADVANCE. When I was a small child I acted more like the description but once into my late teens and beyond I changed quite a bit. Perhaps I have simply toned myself down a bit in “old age”! LOL (I’m 31).
The Chinese astrology sign of dog “gets” me more than the Aries does. Go to the link and read

Cute Dog Puppy

Cute Dog Puppy (Photo credit:

the dog description. The site has the other signs too so you can also read your’s. 


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

6 thoughts on “Day 6 of 30 Day Challenge

  1. I read your post earlier and liked the Huffington Post description, so I used it for my blog -except my sign is cancer. I’m going to go check out the Chinese dog one now 🙂

  2. I’m back 🙂 I’m a rabbit… I knew that. I identify with some of what was written. Maybe I’m just too poor to live in a gorgeous house & have a closet full of clothes! 😛 and I don’t think I’ve ever admired myself in front of a mirror! lol

    It’s interesting though how the Chinese animal signs cover such a long period of time while zodiac is so much shorter. A cancer born one year would be different from a cancer born a different year. It’s all fun though.

    • LOL, I guess our environment/conditions we live in can blur things a bit. For me, I have always felt the dog fit my personality quite well. It’s not necessarily about identifying with every single thing but the overall description in my opinion. Astrology is not taken very seriously but I have some faith in the Chinese zodiac. It tends to make more sense to me 🙂 I’ll go read the rabbit’s description 😉

  3. Very interesting. This was great – like reading a magazine! 🙂

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