Aries is the first of the fire signs and the first sign in both the Lunar and Solar astrological cycles. Even though the Hebrew calendar recognizes Rosh Hashanah as the New Year, Nissan is actually the first month of the calendar year.
Those born under the sign of Aries are typically powerful, energetic, vigorous, pioneering, aggressive, progressive, and domineering. When it comes to fighting, they will do anything to be the winner and the first to hit the target and defeat the enemy.
Historically, the month of Aries marks the Israelite exile from Egypt, the beginning of the journey from slavery to salvation, from bondage to freedom. According to Kabbalah, this month provides us with the cosmic strength to break free of all limitations and bondage of any kind.
Aries allows us to leave behind the personal blockages that prevent us from achieving true freedom in all areas of life. The same energy that was revealed when the Israelite nation left Egypt is revealed every fourteenth day of Aries, when the moon is in full force. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of war, which allows us to wage war on the conflicts in our own lives. It supports us in infusing the year with the right consciousness in any war zone, whether it is between nations, people, or in the conflict that rages within us on a daily basis – the fight between the desire to receive for the self alone and the desire to share.
The opportunity to redesign our entire year, to implement order instead of chaos, freedom instead of slavery, falls on the fourteenth of Nissan, at the event commonly known as the Pesach Seder. Each one of us has been given the power to utilize this cosmic window and reign victorious in this battle against negativity.
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