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Three Faces of Aries

Even though it’s December, traditionally the territory of wintery Capricorn, it’s three people with the Sun in Aries who keep popping up on in the news and other media. All three of them are young, and there is a certain Aries quality at the core of their fame, but their stories are all very different.

There are a lot of reasons for this, and since we do not have a complete horoscope for any of these folks, we can’t see most of them. However, a look at the aspects to their Aries Suns can provide an important lesson on how people with the same Sun sign can find themselves on very different paths.

We’ll start with Daisy Ridley. (Click here to see a horoscope done for noon on her birthday.) Ridley is the young actress who was virtually pulled out of nowhere to star in the new Star Wars movie. Essentially, she went from occasional appearance on British TV and few short films to taking a lead role in the biggest movie of the year, (or, for Star Wars fans, of the decade.)

Obviously, playing Jedi warrior is more than appropriate for heroic Aries, but the aspects to Ridley’s Aries Sun tell us more. Her Sun is square both Neptune and Uranus. Neptune brings an association with pop culture, while Uranus represents a sudden and surprising change of status.

For most Sun signs, square aspects indicate conflict and struggle,  but Aries people actually feed on that kind of travail. They are fighters by nature and are often at their best in the midst of adversity. I don’t doubt that Ridley will have trouble adjusting to her new-found fame, but she will never give in to the stresses it places on her life.

Next up is the so-called “affluenza” fugitive, Ethan Couch. Couch was convicted of drunk driving and manslaughter after four people were killed in an automobile accident in which he was driving while intoxicated. At his trial, it was said that, because of the wealth and influence of his parents, Couch felt entitled to do whatever he wanted. As if to prove the point, the judge probated his sentence. Couch is currently on the run because he broke the conditions of that probation.

The only aspect to Couch’s Aries Sun is a conjunction to Venus. (Click here to see a partial horoscope.) This is a fairly common aspect and generally adds an extra dose of charm and sweetness to the personality. However, Aries people don’t really do sweetness and charm. In Aries the ease and grace of Venus can quickly turn into self-indulgence, and self-indulgence mixes very badly with the impulsive nature of this sign.

The last of these three Aries’ is the controversial former P.O.W., Bowe Bergdahl. In 2014 the Obama administration negotiated Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban. However, after his return from Afghanistan, stories began to surface indicating that Bergdahl has actually deserted his post before his capture. Court martial proceeding against Bergdahl were recently initiated.

Bowe Bergdahl’s Aries Sun is square Neptune and quincunx Pluto. (Click here to see a partial horoscope.) As it did with Ridley, the square to Neptune has launched Berdahl into pop culture, but the scandal surrounding his case make it difficult for him to claim the role of an Aries hero. The quincunx by Pluto adds the element of power. Bergdahl’s fate in in the hands a faceless higher authority.

Every sign placement can serve as an element in a million different stories, depending on the context of the entire horoscope. What we see here is just three of the stories that can come out of an Aries Sun.

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