Springtime warmth and sunshine brought the daffodils at the Morton Arboretum into perfect bloom and inspired this photograph. Daffodils carry an association with the astrological sign Aries both because of their vibrant color and because their peak blooming period generally coincides with the Aries time of year in the northern hemisphere.
This photograph presents a daffodil in full bloom; the trumpet-shaped corona at its center offers a fitting symbol for Aries's fiery, forceful energy and tendency to proclaim itself and its interests out into the world.
Just as each astrological sign carries links to its opposite sign, this photo includes a second daffodil in the background, to the left, which suggests Aries's opposite sign, Libra. While Aries focuses on the individual, Libra looks at relationships and especially partnerships of all kinds. This image reminds us that Aries's self-focus becomes imbalanced unless it acknowledges other people and accepts their right to proclaim their interests and share their unique gifts.