Aries Point: Potential for Public Recognition

Aries Point in your natal chart reveals the potential for how you might become recognized in the world.  While this does not necessarily mean you become a celebrity, expressing your strengths and talents through the Aries Point can lead to a solid reputation in your career field among your peers, clients and fans.

What is an Aries Point?
Aries Point is the 0 degree of Cardinal Signs: 0 Aries, 0 Cancer, 0 Libra, and 0 Capricorn. Using a 2 degree orb, we can include 28-29 degrees of Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) as well as up to 2 degrees of Cardinal signs.

The Sun is at an Aries Point at the beginning of each new season (i.e. Spring equinox, Summer solstice, Autumnal equinox, Winter solstice.) True to this symbolism of ushering in of the new season, Aries Point is associated with creating visible changes in the outer world.  Thus your Aries Point measurements suggests how you can impact (or become known in) the larger world using the quality of the planet or midpoint placed there. 

Examples of Natal Planet or Midpoint on Aries Point
Here are a few examples of Aries Point (AP) placements from well known people (see bottom of this post for links to horoscope and birth data.)

Oprah Winfrey’s Sagittarius Ascendant is on the AP: She is loved by the public for her authentic persona (Asc), and her opinions and endorsements (Sagittarius trademark) influence the thoughts of millions of people.

In addition, Oprah has her Saturn/Pluto midpoint on the AP: This placement was called “having a skeleton in the family closet” by Noel Tyl, suggesting likely difficulty within the early home.  This description certainly applies to Oprah, who is known for her history as a sexual abuse victim.

On a different note, the same midpoint also suggests magnified determination, ambition, responsibility and discipline – qualities Oprah is publicly known her.

 

  • Film Creator/Director Steven Spielberg has his Mars, as well as Jupiter/Pluto and Neptune/MC midpoints on AP.  We can say that his actions & efforts (Mars) were in alignment with his magnified success potential (Jupiter/Pluto) as a creative professional (Neptune/MC), which led to massive public recognition (AP).
  • Doctor turned new age guru Deepak Chopra has his health conscious, insightful Virgo Moon on the AP along with Mercury/Saturn and Mercury/Pluto midpoints, suggesting deep study (Mercury/Saturn) and depth of perspective (Mercury/Pluto.)
  • Singer, actress and fashion designer Mandy Moore’s Neptune is on the AP: Neptune has to do with aesthetic, films and entertainment.

 

What If I Don’t Have any Planet on the Aries Point?

Although Aries Point does provide useful information about public recognition, having no planets or points located on the Aries Point does not mean that you’ll never be recognized.  If you have access to an astrology software, you can see which midpoints are located on the Aries Point in your natal chart, and this may help you to gain valuable insights.

To give a few examples, Sun/Moon midpoint located on the AP suggests a potential for deep creative fulfillment through public expression – thus it’s often found on the horoscope of people that speak in front of people.  Mercury/Jupiter midpoint on the AP may suggest rewarding communication on a public scale, suggesting a possible career as a writer or otherwise successful communicator in the chosen field.

 

Summary
Even though Aries Point planets or midpoints do not guarantee an outsized success by themselves, it may be helpful to see them as your potential to impact, and be recognized by, the larger world through your gift.

What planets or midpoints do you have on the Aries Point?  Does it reflect how the world (i.e. other people) recognizes you?  Can you project the quality more consciously?

 

Horoscope Link and Birth Data (Rodden Rating A or Above)
Steven Spielberg: 18 December 1946 at 18:16 Cincinnati OH
Oprah Winfrey: 29 January 1954 at 04:30 Kosciusko MS
Deepak Chopra: 22 October 1946 at New Delhi, India
Barack Obama: 4 August 1961 at 19:24 Honolulu HI
Mandy Moore: 10 April 1984 at 08:21 Nashua NH

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been a practitioner of Eastern meditation path since 1997, and has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

You can contact Hiroki via email at: Hiroki@hniizato.com or Phone: 727-470-4056 to ask a question or schedule a consultation.

Comments

  1. I thought the blog was interesting but would have liked to see their charts to see where you got the Aries Point. I did not see the connection with Pluto and Saturn.

    • Hi Tami,

      Fair enough: the horoscope links and birth data have been added!

      Regarding Saturn/Pluto midpoint on the Aries Point, it has to do with the Saturn/Pluto midpoint being the focal point of heavy loss and challenges. Having this midpoint on the Aries Point often means that such hard experiences would be evident to the world, and that the person would be open (Aries Point) about sharing them. That this frequently manifests as especially rough experiences in the early home is an empirical observation from Noel Tyl.

    • My south node (past life) is at 0 aries in the 9th house of belief systems, education, overseas travels, etc. Ruler is Mars in Virgo (analysis) in the 2nd (for money). Here’s what I’ve done with my life to date:

      http://savinarholistic.com/?p=243

      Best guess is I was either a conquistador, crusader or something along those lines. Maybe analyzed the worth of items looted from the lands or wrote about it or something. When I first put up the LATOC site back in 2003 my intent was to explain the connection between money from narcotics and how it ends up being laundered into Wall Street AND used to finance covert resource wars in the middle east and africa. Connection from that to my ZAP south node: The conquistadores were the original drug lords as they seized the natives coca supply (later the base for cocaine) and would “sell” it back to them in exchange for gold and silver mined from the gold mines, much of which was used to finance wars for trade routes in the middle east and north africa. Curious note: about 25% of my income from my site came from ads selling silver and gold. And one of the first articles I wrote was in 2004 on how people should invest in silver over gold. Conquistadores favored silver over gold too. Weird how that works.

      • Hi Matt,

        Thanks for commenting. I just subscribed to your site at http://savinarholistic.com/ – I think you have the background to write really interesting astrology articles, so am looking forward to reading more.

        Your Nodal axis (signifying “groups”) being on the Aries Point suggests public expression, and it being on the 3rd-9th house axis obviously strengthens communication & publication. Good for you!

  2. Great blog! Very informative, and even more so interesting. Thanks for your insight and I look forward to hearing more from you in the near and distant future!

  3. Hi Hiroki – No major planets conjunct the Aries Point, but I do have both the Sun/Pluto and Venus/Ascendant midpoint on the Libra Aries Point, in my first house. Asteroids Apollo and Themis are conjunct which probably explains why I come across the way I do – I take certain spiritual principles (such as love, compassion, justice) very seriously and know I can be kind of intense in the way I express myself. I do generally TRY to approach people in a loving and respectful way though.

    Unfortunately, my 12th house Pluto/8th house BM Lilith midpoint sits at the Cancer Aries Point (in my 10th). There’s no getting around my intensity!

    I really appreciate how you incorporate midpoints in your posts. They’re like hidden treasure chests waiting to reveal their secrets.

    • Hi LB,

      Thank you for sharing about your Aries Point midpoints – they do seem to suggest a repeated theme of intensity and transformation, don’t they. AP=Venus/Ascendant midpoint adds the necessary element of social grace.

      Glad you’re enjoying the midpoints discussion – they enrich our appreciation of the horoscope quite a bit. I wish there was a free online service where people can get the 90 degree sort table with midpoints, so that more people can get access to their midpoint combinations.

      • I just use Astrodienst’s (astro.com) free chart selection to find midpoints. Once I’m at the Extended Chart Selection, I go to the heading titled “Methods”, then scroll down to the ” Keller Style (with midpoints)” that’s listed beside “Chart drawing style”. Once the chart comes up, I click on the “View the Additional Tables” up near the top left hand corner. I’m not sure if this is different from what you’re referring to, but it at least gives me the midpoints.

        On the second page, there is a listing of “Midpoints in 90 degree order”, but I’ve never understood how to interpret it. At 0 degrees, it shows the midpoint as being Pluto/North Node. Huh??? I’m in over my head . . . glub, glub.

        • Not that it matters, but I had the wrong chart up. At 0 degrees, it shows my Sun/Pluto which makes sense!

        • Dear LB,

          You’ve just given me what I’ve been looking for!!!! Thanks so much for the info. I think I’ll do a tutorial on 90 degree sort some time soon.

          Much appreciated!
          Hiroki

  4. Hiroki! What an interesting tidbit of info on the AP. I really enjoyed it and it got my mind thinking. I am a 3* cap rising, jup at 29* on my descendant trining my MC which is 0* Sco. Soooo disappointed to see that it looks like I just barely missed the mathematical tolerances for being an AP ASC! Just kidding. I’m feeling pretty special anyhow. Some seriously transformative things going on right now that I think I might just schedule a consult with you for to get a second opinion. My chart is on Facebook as the Clear Skies Astrology page…that I have done nothing with in quite some time. But check it out. I do have some 9th and 3rd house APs and I’m quite the communicator and coincidentally-or not-always seeking higher education. I am really curious to hear some of your insight on some thoughts I have. So I’ll be communicating with you soon if that’s ok. Thanks so much for your article here!

    Gina

    • Yeah that’s a little out of orb, unless you were born 5 minutes early – who knows :) Either way the transit of Pluto and Uranus in early cardinal signs are bringing out big changes in many people’s lives right now.

  5. Hi Hiroki, any suggestions about an exact ASC/MC midpoint on the AP (0 Cancer)? Thanks!

    • Think of ASC/MC in terms of being able to express yourself fully in your profession. Aries Point brings this potential forward to be seen by others. Let me know if you’ve been able to feel this way about your career.

  6. Hi Hiroki,

    What can you say about Pisces Moon in the 6th and Neptune in Sagittarius in the 3rd on the AP?

    Thanks!
    Alvin

  7. Hi Hiroki,
    Very interesting article! I search information for the Aries point and it is quite difficult to find smth in this field!
    So i’m glad i found your page here!
    In my chart there is smth i can not understand, astrologicaly. I hope you can figure it out.. I recently found that i have aries point mars (mars in aries 0,50orbs) in 8th house… I don’t know how we can interpret this… i am capricorn with leo asc, moon in taurus, sag venus..
    If you have time, i would be happy to here from you!
    Thank you for reading!
    Have a nice day!
    Theodora from Greece

  8. Thanks so much for this article! There isn’t a lot of info out there about the Aries Point (I didn’t even know that’s what it was called :p), so your article really helped.

    Are you interested in draconic charts? I just recently got into them and in looking at my draconic chart, I saw that my Ascendant is literally at 0° 0′ 0″ in Aries in the first house. Do you have any thoughts on what this means? In putting together things from the sparse information out there, most things that I’ve read seem to suggest that it has something to do with finding an identity and defining my sense of Self… and since it’s at 0°, it means that I have conquered the lessons of the house before (Pisces).

    What is the significance of a sign being exactly at 0° 0′ 0″, in regards to life lessons or personality? I’d love to hear your thoughts. :)

    Thanks again for your article!

    • Hi Jen, glad you enjoyed learning about the Aries Point – it’s very powerful. Draconic or karmic astrology isn’t my specialty so I don’t have much to contribute in that area. Re: 0 Aries Ascendant – just be sure your birth time is accurate, as you could be 29 Pisces ASC with literally just 2 minutes difference. Ascendant on Aries Point brings out the Ascendant sign’s quality, so you should be able to recognize your Ascendant sign fairly easily (Pisces is a lot more sensitive).

  9. Evening,

    I enjoyed reading this take on the AP! Thank you!

    May I ask your thoughts on an AP conjunction in my chart? It’s really a confusing thing for me and part of the reason I’ve found your article.

    I have Neptune conjunct Mercury (Nep .30 Cap, Mercury .48 Cap so a pretty tight conjunction). One of the tightest aspects in the chart, BUT at the open of my 12th house!!!

    If it matters, my 12th cusp is at 27.27 Sag so that’s what I mean by “close to the open.”

    Cap and Asc planet’s ruler, Saturn, is in my Tenth though too so I’m all kinds of befuddled.

    Do anyone else think this is a hard thing to read? What do you make of the Aries Point(Public recog, prominence) in the 12th?

    Side note: I looked to see aspects that might pull these Nep-Merc energies out or help them.

    Ah, well, both form nice Trines to an Aries Moon, BUT the moon is at 29.47 degrees Aries! I do not know if you believe in the significance of VOC natal moons, but I would sure love to learn your thoughts.

    Extremely appreciative!
    Allie

    • Hi Allie,

      In terms of vocational astrology, 12th house represents a “once removed” position from which you can act. There has been a known emphasis of 12th house placement in the horoscope of a radio personality, for instance (once removed, but his voice is reaching the public.) So your work rather than yourself might have the potential to attract public recognition.

      Void of Course Moon is a horary concept – you won’t be able to make the interpretation work in a natal astrology without significant adjustment, just like you can’t import ancient interpretation for Saturn work in a modern life with any sense of practicality.

      Hiroki

      • First, Sir,

        I cannot adequately express my gratitude for your thoughts. I know you’re prob. very busy, and I do appreciate the consideration very much.

        The Aries Point conjunction is still important–even in the 12th?
        Doesn’t seem like a “potential, but the placement of this means it will never be realized?”

        This is my concern. To be honest, I’m at a bit of a vocational+life crossroads. (and maybe a Hellish Saturn return? Maybe.) And so I’m staring down that 12th house stellium wondering if the writing will ever survive outside the house.

        Btw, Jupiter is in that 12th at 15 degrees Cap forming a wide conjuct to Asc.

        But Chiron in Gem 5th opposes my 11th house Sun tightly conj Uranus.

        I do not know. I have tried to actively learn abt this. Purchased books on rulerships and placements and still, things are a little tough.

        Again, I am extremely grateful for the thoughts you have sent.

  10. Hello Hiroki,

    Mercury transit just crossed over to Cancer this week activating the AP and will be hovering in this point in it’s reto station for an unusually long duration of 19 days from tomorrow. This happens on my North Node at Cancer 1+ degrees on 10th. My MC is at 4+ Cancer and ASC, IC, and DC are all close to AP at Cardinal Cross position at 4+ degrees respectively. Was wondering of you could give me your interpretation of the North Node placement on AP as well as other degrees as you see. Thank you so much for the article here!

    In appreciation, Leanne

    • Hi Leanne,

      4+ Cardinal is a bit too far from the AP to consider here – I wouldn’t go farther out than 2’00” degrees max. Nodal axis at the AP suggests some kind of work in a group setting. “Communicating to/with a group of people” in this case since Mercury is involved.

  11. Oh This is exciting…
    What if someone’s chart ruler is on the Aries point??
    My chart has Moon in 29 deg Sagittarius?

    Will energy of Saggi go public-as in teaching?
    Or the energy of the Moon- as in public feeding ?

    Hmm…I always wanted to do something about food crisises and child abuse. Talk about Moon in 6th!
    :D
    Thanks for the article!

  12. Hello!I am new to astrology and I was searching for midpoints (and aries point) when I stumbled on your wonderful blog. Your posts inspired me to learn more about these matters, but there aren’t many resources available on the net and I think I’m stuck.
    I realized I have my MC on Aries point, while my Jupiter/Mercury midpoint (6H) squares MC and opposes Part of Fortune.
    What does it mean to have MC on Aries Point?
    Also I have Moon conj Sun/Neptune (6H), Sun(7H) square Jupiter/Saturn(4H), AC oppose Jupiter/MC and Sun conj Uranus/MC.
    I am experiencing a crisis regarding career matters and help from you or anybody else will more than appreciated!
    Thank you!
    Eva

  13. For the examples it would be good to actually have the Chart shown so your audience can see where your subject matter relates on a Astrological Chart.

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