Welcome to Aries season! The first house of the zodiac, Aries (March 20-April 19) is a fire sign represented by the celestial ram. The most passionate sign of the zodiac, Aries is an energetic multi-tasker who likes to have his thumb in everything. Truthful, assertive (and sometimes bossy), Aries likes to be the center of attention
Spontaneous and courageous on the one hand, impatient and attention-seeking on the other, Aries can be a great leader but is not a great compromise. While signs are meant to gain wisdom from those before them, Aries, as the first sign of the zodiac wheel, begins with boundless (and blind) optimism, impulsiveness, and enthusiasm. With all that overflowing enthusiasm and passion, it seems like Aries would be mighty artists or, perhaps even better, ultra-learned merchants.
To find out what Aires can expect this season, we reached out to Lisa Stardust, New York-based astrologer and author of the bestselling book Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating This Cosmic Rite of Passage. Stardust, which has just released a new astrology platformgave us the truth.
Who is the quintessential Aries artist and why?
Aries always wants to be on the cutting edge and be the best of the best. Aries also likes to be the center of attention. Leonardo da Vinci and Francisco Goya were Aries. The same goes for Yayoi Kusama. Aries are tired of doing just one thing and they will jump all over the place.
What are Aries’ strongest qualities as artists?
They are really efficient and want everything done perfectly. They are competitors and enjoy putting their art out into the world to sell.
An Aries is the type to say, “Oh, did you hear that? My painting sold for a million dollars. It’s the opposite of a Pisces, who makes art for art’s sake. Aries wants to be ahead of the pack. They are very tough and bold and will take gambles with their art and try new things.
What are their pitfalls?
Their strengths are their weaknesses. Aries can be very temperamental and overly invested in situations – they are very emotionally charged. Aries can be impulsive and argumentative, but it’s not a conversation everyone can win. They are very self-centered and will never admit they were wrong. Aries will argue just to argue.
What role in the art world would Aries be best suited for?
Aries would be better suited to be a gallery owner, to move house, to sell art. Aries are very enterprising. They are very active and like to go out everywhere.
What’s the best way for an Aries to get out of a creative rut?
Aries are known for their little spark of inspiration, so I have a feeling they will soon be motivating themselves to do better. They won’t stay in the rut for too long – they just need time to reset and rethink and come to a better position.
If an artistic career isn’t taking off right now, what would be the best day job for an Aries?
A stockbroker. Any work where they compete with others at high intensity. They are fiery and passionate. They would also be suitable for something physical. Other jobs could be an emergency room doctor, firefighter, fitness instructor, or even a military officer or stuntman.
If an Aries was dating someone in the art world, who would they be compatible with?
I would say they want to date an art dealer – to sell more of their work. Aries just loves being number one. When their star begins to fade, Aries begin to panic because they want to be seen as winners and need to feel respected.
What should Aries and everyone else expect this season?
We should expect to feel a bit more emotional and sentimental than usual. Things are going to take a little longer to get going than usual. We are dealing with a bit slower time as we still have many planets in Pisces.
Wondering which artists are Aries? Here are some of the best in art history.
Yayoi Kusama: March 22, 1929
Francois Goya: March 30, 1746
Vincent van Gogh: March 30, 1853
Raphael: April 6, 1520
Leonora Carrington: April 6, 1917
Leonardo da Vinci: April 15, 1452
Elizabeth Catlett: April 15, 1915
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun: April 16, 1755
Fernando Botero: April 19, 1932
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