When you want to gain more understanding about a particular sign, take a look at the complementary sign, the squaring signs and the trines.
Complementary signs are the opposite poles of the same story, and they work together to create a harmonious whole. For Aries, it is Libra.
The squaring signs have a different motivation, they are in conflict. Through their interaction, squaring signs refine their actions and grow through adversity, through difficulty, through restriction. For Aries, we have Cancer and Capricorn.
The trines are the signs of the same element, and those are the signs that understand each other and get along. They depict three stages of development – Initiation, Sustaining, Change. Like three friends working on a project, each one fulfilling a task. And since they are so similar, we compare their expression to get to know each of them in more detail. For Aries, we have the fire signs Sagittarius and Leo.
Take a look at Aries and Libra – What story do they share? How do they help each other stay in balance?
Take a look at Cancer and Capricorn – How do they differ from Aries? What is their motivation that makes them so different? And how do they help Aries stay in balance?
Examine Leo and Sagittarius – What does Fire want to express in those signs? How is it different from Aries?
And blessed be!