We’re only 8 weeks along–so early to be heralding the news!–but we’re overjoyed to announce that yes, we’re having our second. Very exciting!
Our midwife suggested using Red Clover Flower supplements, and I think that made all the difference in our conception. It happened so rapidly! So fast, in fact, that we find ourselves faced with the arrival of a little Aries. It struck me that I’ve only ever known one Aries in my whole life. I went in search of clues into the future characteristics of the Littlest Lacko. Yes, I know, what can the zodiac REALLY tell me about my baby–but like most expecting parents, I’m already anxious to learn whatever I can about my new child, and I’ll take what I can get!
Looks like I’m in for a handful. I found the following on www.danitrue.com:
“This energetic child will walk and run as soon as possible and perform daring feats of exploration. Many children born under this sign appear hyperactive and easily frustrated when they cannot get their own way. Since they are always in a rush to get on with life, they are prone to violent temper tantrums and dramatic physical displays. Nevertheless, the natural enterprise and curiosity of the Aries child does need to be encouraged and it is important to place as few restrictions on this little one as possible. Persuade the little Aries to take up a hobby which requires the development of patience, for those born under this Sign are the least patient of the Zodiac and will need such self-control later in life.
The Aries child loves to take things apart and may break toys easily. With encouragement, however, he or she will develop formidable coordination. The bossy tendencies of this little one should be molded into leadership qualities rather than allowed to become bullying in nature. Otherwise, the “me first” Aries will have many clashes with other strong-willed youngsters. The key emphasis should be on helping this child to control his or her temper and develop self-discipline and respect for authority. It is also important to emphasize good manners and consideration for others in order to help the willful little Aries to get along socially with playmates. Aries children should be persuaded to take out their aggressions and frustrations in active, competitive sports. Indeed, this is where they usually excel.
Stimulation and a sense of achievement are vital to this child. Without these two things, this little one can easily turn into an extremely difficult child to live with. Blessed with deep resources of determination, the Aries child is able to face any challenge, but does tend to act before thinking. There may also be a tendency to make loud and/or unkind remarks about a playmate. Unfortunately, the Aries child will rarely consider such behavior to be selfish, perceiving this as nothing more than an assertive right to do and say as he or she pleases. Blessed with a retentive memory and quick flow of thought (to say nothing of the abundant ambition inherent in this sign), the Aries child normally excels in scholastics. However, this little one is high-strung and will expend much energy in trying to accomplish too many things at the same time. Restless and inquisitive, the Aries child is seldom content with any one thing for a great length of time. As the Aries child grows to be a teenager, the competitive side of his or her nature will gradually become increasingly apparent.”
Scared, yet? (Please write if all this is malarkey and you have a little Aries darling!) BTW, I have a certain intuition that my little raspberry is, in fact, a girl. So, I continue with the following, from the same site:“The Aries girl will be full of verve and something of a live wire. With an abundance of energy to burn, she tends to attract many admirers. There is a fiercely independent streak here and any girl governed by this Sign will chart her own course. It would not be unusual to find the Aries girl adopting a leadership role at school and, since this Zodiac Sign rules the head and face, she will always be extremely particular about her make-up. This is a hyperactive youngster…forever rushing from one activity to the next…and given this girl’s energy, she is likely to be actively involved in sports, usually of the physically demanding type. Aries girls are self-sufficient and pursue what they want with much willpower and determination. This girl will “think big” and is likely to attend academic institutions which are the most beneficial on a personal level. In short, this is an achiever who is definitely ‘going places.'”Pretty exciting! I have a lot to look forward. OK, even more indulgent, I’m including a (long) list of famous Arians, mostly as a snapshot of the Aries personality (I love the idea of Gloria Steinem, but I cringe at the inclusion of Adolf Hitler–eek):
Johann Sebastian Bach, Matthew Broderick, Gary Oldman, William Shatner, Elvis Stojko, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Reese Witherspoon, Joan Crawford, Harry Houdini, Steve McQueen,
Howard Cosell, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gloria Steinem, Arturo Toscanini, James Caan, Robert Frost, Leonard Nimoy, Sandra Day O’Connor, Diana Ross, Martin Short, Steven Tyler, Tennessee Williams, Mariah Carey, Quentin Tarantino, Sarah Vaughan, August Anheuser Busch, Jr., Ken Howard, Reba McEntire, Julia Stiles, Theresa of Avila, Lucy Lawless, Elle Macpherson, Oscar Mayer, Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, M.C. Hammer, Paul Reiser, Vincent Van Gogh, Herb Alpert, Richard Chamberlain, Rene Descartes, Al Gore, Franz Joseph Haydn, Jack Johnson, Shirley Jones, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Walken, Otto von Bismarck, Ali MacGraw, Debbie Reynolds, Hans Christian Anderson, Marvin Gaye, Alec Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alec Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Jennie Garth, Jane Goodall, Eddie Murphy, Wayne Newton, David Hyde Pierce, Robert Downey, Jr., Heath Ledger, Arthur Murray, Craig T. Nelson, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Colin Powell, Spencer Tracy, Andre Previn, Jackie Chan, Francis Ford Coppola, Russell Crowe, James Garner, Billie “Lady Day” Holiday, Ravi Shankar, William Wordsworth, Patricia Arquette, Gautama Buddha, Betty Ford, Mary Pickford, W.C. Fields, Hugh Hefner, Paulina Porizkova, Dennis Quaid, John Madden, Mandy Moore, Joseph Pulitzer, Steven Seagal, Omar Shar, Oleg Cassini, Ethel Kennedy, Maria Callas, Tom Clancy, Claire Danes, Shannen Doherty, Andy Garcia, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, David Letterman, Samuel Beckett, Catherine de’ Medici, Al Green, Thomas Jefferson, Rick Schroder, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Gielgud, Loretta Lynn, Pete Rose, Henry James, Emma Thompson, Leonardo da Vinci, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Lawrence, Enrico “Henry” Mancini, Peter Ustinov, Wilbur Wright, Nikita Khrushche,v Conan O’Brien, Christian Slater, James Woods, Hayden Christensen, Kate Hudson, Ashley Judd, Jayne Mansfield, Dudley Moore, Eliot Ness, Paloma Picasso, Al Unser, Jr., Carmen Electra, Adolf Hitler, Jessica Lange, Napoleon III, Saint Rose of Lima.