horns of aries

Signs sorted into Ilvermorny Houses

Pukwudgie, favors healers and is said to represent the heart of a witch or wizard: Cancer, Libra, Taurus

Horned Serpent, favors scholars and is said to represent the mind of a witch or wizard: Virgo, Pisces, Capricorn

Thunderbird, favors adventurers and is said to represent the soul of a witch or wizard: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini

Wampus, favors warriors and is said to represent the body of a witch or wizard: Leo, Aries, Scorpio

in an effort to bring lots of goodies to sell and give away for CTNx, I’ll be focusing all my efforts in producing art from here until the 16th when I leave for burbank. :D I figured selling warrior ladies inspired by the different zodiac signs would be a pretty cute idea! starting off with Aries. not sure if I’ll keep it all medieval themed or if I should branch out into other eras or locations…

commissions will slow down a little again (I’M SORRY!!! I feel so bad delaying work like this, I really do), but I really don’t want the bulk of my stufff to be fanart (don’t wanna get in trouble, plus I gotta bring original stuff too!), so I really have to do this. I will be planning out my days ahead and will hopefully be able to address my clients for this current batch :) After CTNx is over I will be back to normal, I won’t have anything else urgent in my schedule for a long time to come.

thank you thank you to everyone who is in line for a commish and is patient with me. <3 I have gone from 0 to 20 to 100 art-wise reaaal quick these past few months and while they have been amazing, I still have some planning and discipline issues I need to get in order.

so anyway, here is knight Aries :D

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Esoteric astrology has long portrayed Capricorn as the triumphant Unicorn of God. The symbolism of Capricorn evokes mystery, inspiration, and obscurity. Sagittarius arrows are being shot into the heart of Capricorn, a figure that streaks across the midheaven with the realisation of all dream. The sea goat progresses into the sacred unicorn, a symbol which reveals the Christ consciousness born in Capricorn. After nine months of gestation beginning in Aries, there births Capricorn. Ancient occultists associated the unicorn with Christ who resided in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and as a creature who could only be tamed by a virgin maiden whose breastmilk opens God’s kingdom. The unicorn is the spiritual rivers that flow in Capricorn. The two horns of the Aries goat, another fire sign, infuse with the third eye and create the unicorn horn in Capricorn. The horn of the unicorn, emanating from the centre of the forehead, the pineal gland, delivering the thoughts of God. This is the crystallization of the castles in the air built by Aries. As the ancient proverb depicts, “the Ram—when it has become the Scapegoat, has sought illumination as the Bull of God and has climbed the mountain top in the semblance of the Goat—changes its shape into the Unicorn. Great is the hidden key.”

-C.

[the art of Hajin Bae]

INTJ, Slytherin, Horned Serpent, Aries - requested by @rheeves

ENFP, Slytherin, Horned Serpent, Taurus sun, Cancer moon, Aries rising - requested by @acrasium

Meanings Behind the Sign Symbols

Aries

               The glyph for Aries represents the face and horns of a ram. Aries is a sign that is known for its initiative, and its innate ability to move with fervor towards its goals. Like a ram charging forward an Aries pursues its target with abandon. The glyph can also be seen as a geyser bursting forth from the ground, or the female reproductive system, which alludes to the creative potential of the sign as well as its position as the first sign, and the baby of the zodiac.

Taurus

               The glyph for Taurus shows us the head and horns of the bull. Steadfast, stubborn, and sensual the bull is a great parallel to the Taurean nature. Taurus is known for its ability to work tirelessly towards its goals, not budging from the path that they’ve set for themselves. The glyph shows us the crescent of the mind atop the circle of the spirit, which reflects Taurus’ ability to push forward with their whole beings to attain the security and comfort that they desire.

Gemini

               Gemini is the sign of the twins, and in its glyph we can see the duality that is at the very core of its symbolism. Gemini sees the duality of all things, that of light and darkness, right and wrong, male and female then incorporates these dual natures into the same being. The glyph is the Roman numeral for two, and yet at the same time it can be seen as a tunnel or a doorway. Gemini synthesizes information, pulling it in, processing it, and then disseminating it to others. The Geminian works as a conduit for knowledge and its role in the zodiac is that of the informant.

Cancer

               The glyph for Cancer shows us the claws of the crab. With its hard protective shell, home beneath the waves, and propensity to cling to its prey and possessions the crab is an apt metaphor for the watery Cancer. Crabs live their lives in the endless ebb and flow of the ocean, and for Cancer it is no different. They feel the endless tides of their emotions and instinctively feel the ups and downs in all things. The glyph is also reminiscent of the earth and moon, circling each other in their eternal dance through the cosmos. We’re also shown a mother’s breasts, which are ruled by the sign as well as their function of nourishment.

Leo

               Here we see the head, mane, and swooping tail of the lion. Leo reflects much of its qualities, with the females being aggressively enterprising and fiercely loyal, and the males being protective and deeply prideful. In this glyph we again see the circle of spirit, the sun, and a tendril that reaches out projecting its power and influence. A Leo similarly projects their innermost power and warmth in order to attract attention and admiration from those around them.

Virgo

               The “M” of Virgo shows its ties to the sign of Scorpio. Indeed at one time the two were considered to be one and the same, representing the processes of birth and death and their inexorable link. At some time in the past the two were split, with the sign of Libra occupying the space between, representing the harmony between the two. The tail of Virgo’s M is turned inward becoming the female genitalia and being representative of the fertility and purity of the sign.

Libra

               The glyph for Libra is that of the setting sun. It is the twilight before the darkness, the time of day where light and darkness exist in equal proportions, appropriate for the balance that is representative of this sign. Libra seeks harmony in its relationships with those around it and has an innate ability to find balance in opposing forces. The glyph is also the Mirror of Venus, resting atop a shelf. This alludes to the planetary ruler of the sign as well as Libra’s association with the 7th House, which is sometimes called the House of Mirrors.

Scorpio

               The glyph for Scorpio shows its ties to Virgo, but instead of its tail pulling in it thrusts outward. This shows how the Scorpion’s will and drive is turned to power and the ability to change the world around it. Scorpio is a sign known for its great initiative and ambition as well as its great capacity for change and transformation.

Sagittarius

               The glyph is an arrow, ready to fire from the bow of our fiery archer. The arrow symbolizes the far-reaching search for knowledge that is inherent in this sign. Sagittarius wants to push the boundaries of human knowledge and experience and push their minds and bodies forward with abandon towards this goal.

Capricorn

               The glyph gives us a silhouette. It is that of a creature that is half mountain-goat, and half fish. The mermaid has climbed out of the primordial nurturing waters to climb the mountain of success and accomplishment. It’s important to recognize this dual nature in Capricorn. The goat can no more escape where he came from than he can the drive that propels him forward. There will forever be a connection back to the home and indeed what is built in life serves to provide sustenance and security for it.

Aquarius

               The glyph for Aquarius shows us waves, it is multi-faceted in its nature now more than ever. It is the ever-permeating waves of electromagnetism and energy that surround us. It is the radio waves encoded with information as well as the sound waves that carry a human voice to all ears that listen. This is the “water” that is poured forth from Aquarian amphora. It is the free and ever present information that will lead to an even more enlightened future.

Pisces

               Two fish are swimming in opposite directions, but cannot escape one another because of the chains that bind them. This represents the dual-nature of the Piscean individual. One fish swims upwards toward divinity. It wishes to return home and be one with its source. The other fish swims downwards toward the material realm. There is much that is unfinished and the weight of the world is constant in the emotional ties that bind.  Pisces seeks to use this connection to higher spirituality to work as a conduit for healing. They take on the pain and suffering of others in an attempt to soothe them.

Gryffindor, Horned Serpent, Aries - requested by @iwouldfallintotartaruswithyou

What the hell is an Aries?

Aries is represented by the Ram and is the first of the zodiac. It is a fire sign, and a cardinal sign. It is ruled by Mars, and exalted in Sun. So what does all of that mean!?

THE RAM is the image which goes with Aries, and the cool thing about the sign images is that they really do work to describe the sign! A ram has horns to show Aries is headstrong and passionate.

THE FIRST ZODIAC means that Aries is the youngest sign. The signs work on a timeline, and being the first means Aries presents youthful traits. They are naïve, incredibly passionate, and strong willed. As the signs get older along the timeline, they tend to become more mature, and less optimistic in comparison to Aries.

FIRE SIGN means Aries is of the element fire. There are four elements (fire, earth, air, and water) and each sign is assigned to one. The cool thing about elements is that the signs in them often act exactly like the element! Imagine a bustling warm fire, setting anything near it alight, and burning a strong blaze. This is what Aries are like! The other two fire signs are Leo and Sagittarius, and Aries may get along well with them as having the same element is a good sign for compatibility!

CARDINAL SIGN relates to the mode of Aries. There are three modes (cardinal, fixed and mutable). Aries is Cardinal as it sits at the start of a season, and western astrology is based on the seasons. What is cool about the modes is they work like they sound. So, Cardinal signs start the seasons, so this makes them leaders and fire starters. Cardinals are stand out people. The other Cardinal signs are Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

RULED BY MARS relates to the planet which Aries is dominated by. Mars is the planet which represents our anger, energy, and sexual drive. Having this as it’s ruling planet makes Aries the passionate, driven sign it is. This is what makes Aries energetic and head strong.

EXALTED IN SUN means that whilst Aries is not dominated by the Sun, it is still a very good position for Aries to be in. The Sun reflects our ego and self, and so gives Aries the confident traits we often see.