Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that cosmic wheel of the Universe otherwise known as the signs of the Zodiac. Not only are the basic personality traits associated with each sign thoroughly discussed in easy to understand language, Brad also relays detailed aspects to each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac most never knew existed, such as their origin along with the variety of everyday things assigned to them such as a sign’s – tree, flower, spice, animal, foodstuff, dedicated cities throughout the globe, as well as famous personalities born beneath each sign and how their personas reflect the nature of the particular sign each celebrity was born under. Accompanying every WTZ show is a formal announcement which opens with three choice quotes said by three famous personalities born beneath that show’s highlighted sign. The series also has a “WTZ Icon” for every show, an image chosen by Brad which captures each sign’s overall essence, as well as a “WTZ Song”, a piece of music chosen by Brad which he considers to be that sign’s unofficial “anthem”.
So join the renowned astrologer and author of the 21st century guide to astrology and relationships “Love in the Stars” on a journey like no other, as Brad Kronen introduces the basic wonders which form the foundation of one of Mankind’s most ancient studies, better known as Astrology by welcoming you to the Zodiac.
WELCOME TO THE ZODIAC SERIES
Straightforward Self Concern or Straight Up Selfish?
“I have a temper….You’ve got to have one.” – Russell Crowe, Aries
“I never imagined it wouldn’t work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through.” – Ewan McGregor, Aries
“You see, I’m an Aries. I never lose.” – Bette Davis, Aries
Aries. First. Me.
When you’re the opening act to the entire Zodiac with a blunt and straightforwardly simple key phrase being “I AM”, how can an Aries NOT be preoccupied with themselves?
The Cosmic Journey begins with the sign that is all “firsts” – the first of the fire signs, the first of the cardinal signs, the first of well, everything – Aries. The spring equinox, aka the first day of spring, aka the first day of Aries, is in Astrology the first day of the astrological year. That’s why any given listing of horoscopes always starts with the sign of the Ram followed by every consecutive sign following it.
The First House which Aries naturally rules is the House of the Self and the physical body. For the Aries, Life is approached like an Olympic event where the “self” competes to win and usually does; and the body and its basic needs are the only things that deter them from getting the gold. With that concept in mind, the evolved Aries is naturally SELF concerned and the unevolved Aries is downright SELF-ish.
Being ruled by the red planet named after the Roman god of War, Mars, the typical Aries is naturally aggressive. Whether this aggression finds an evolved outlet of motivational drive to compete and achieve or an unevolved path of having a volatile temper is what’s at stake for every Ram child.
On this first of Zodiac shows, Brad will be asking those born beneath the sign of the Ram:
Aries Men, Can you tell the listening audience how many scars and black eyes you’ve amassed in the never ending boxing match that IS your life?
Aries Ladies, Just how many bystanders have you taken down whenever you’ve crashed and fallen in a public place, usually airborne down some form of stairs, while wearing heels?
So join me, won’t you? But WATCH YOUR HEADS! – Aries.
Aries Astrological Fun Fact: Margaret Mitchell, author of the Civil War epic “Gone with the Wind” was also a professional astrologer and every character in her book/film are archetypes of each of the signs of the Zodiac. One of the most famous heroines in all of literature and film, Scarlett O’Hara was the archetypal representative of the sign of Me, Me, and a lot more Me – Aries.
Aries is ruled by Mars, the red planet, RED = SCARLETT
Welcome to the Zodiac Icon for Aries: Every sign of the Zodiac has its symbol. Brad took things an astrological step further by choosing images which captured each sign’s essence and making them their official “Icon” for his Welcome to the Zodiac series. The icon selected for each sign ranges from the obvious to the esoteric.
The thing I truly enjoy about the sign of Aries is what you see is what you get. This is as straightforward a sign you will ever find. When an Aries is mad at you, they get angry, yell, and then say “I’m hungry, wanna get something to eat?” There is no passive aggressiveness or anything else that needs to be read between the lines. With their identity phrase being “I AM” those born beneath the first sign of all the Zodiac are always their straightforward selves. Keeping that in mind, my Aries icon is as straightforward as they come – a stunning photo of an actual ram, taken by a very talented photographer named Alfonso Sanchez.
Welcome to the Zodiac Song for Aries:
The musical piece I have chosen for the first sign of all the Zodiac is a little ditty about a person declaring to the world he can’t pretend to be anything else but himself. Being the sign of self, the typical Aries likes doing things their own way and usually by themselves. Not only does this song unabashedly stress that concept with the lyrics, “I’ll go it alone, that’s how it must be”, this Aries anthem reinforces the independent nature behind the first sign of the Zodiac by repeatedly stating the Ram’s key phrase of “I am”.
My favorite interpreter of this rousing piece of self concerned music may not have been an Aries, himself, but was born beneath the Ram’s same element none the less. Authenticity of the self is a top priority among all the Fire signs and the great Sagittarian singer, Sammy Davis, Jr. vocally brings this point home in a most impressive way.
“I’ve Gotta Be Me”
Music and Lyrics by Walter Marks
Whether I’m right or whether I’m wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me, I’ve gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am
I want to live, not merely survive
And I won’t give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive
I gotta be me, I’ve gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am
That far away prize, a world of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won’t settle down, won’t settle for less
I can’t be right for somebody else
If I’m not right for me
I gotta be free, I’ve gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I’ve gotta be me
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