Aromatherapy Star Sign – Aries (21 March – 20 April)
Essential oils: Basil, Black Pepper and Rosemary
The Aries Personality
The Aries star sign is fiery, warm, passionate and expressive, with an urge to act now. Aries is the first star sign of the zodiac - the seed, the start, the initiator; and where Aries leads others can only follow. Arians tend to be honest and straightforward with a strong, sometimes overwhelming enthusiasm for life. No matter what upheaval or challenge they confront Aries has a wonderful ability to bounce back, and their faith in life and the future remains untouched by hardship.
Arians are outgoing and thrive on challenge. They've got heaps of energy and are very adventurous, competitive and determined. They have to come first in everything and are bad losers if they don’t. Many famous sports people are born under this sign. Arians like to supervise and organise rather than actually ‘do’ and therefore make good leaders or politicians. They are intelligent, decisive and quick to think and act. They can become impatient with the ‘detail’ and have little time for fools. They can also be impulsive and sometimes reckless - acting first and thinking later. Their fiery nature and hot temper means they can pick a furious row one minute then walk away and forget all about it a moment later!
Aries cannot help but to put themselves first as they pursue their own interests and they seldom realize that what they are doing might overwhelm or upset others. They can often, therefore, be seen as selfish, but this is more an oversignt rather than anything intentional. Despite this Arians make fantastic friends as they are extremely friendly, cheerful, kind and generous.
Cephalic essential oils such as Rosemary, Basil and Black Pepper are good choices for Aries as they help to keep their busy minds clear and alert!!
Basil Essential Oil
Basil is renowned as a stimulating oil and can be used to clarify thoughts and counteract intellectual fatigue. It is also recommended for head tension and makes a warming inhalation for the chest.
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black Pepper has been used for over 4000 years for its tonic effect on the muscles and joints and for its uplifting effect on the mind. This warming, spicy essential oil is also ideal for use after sport or any strenuous activity to relieve sore muscles and fatigue.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary has an energising effect and can be used to aid concentration. It is also popular in winter time for respiratory problems and is often used in aromatherapy blends for the joints and muscles.