Happy Astrological New Year! The new year begins on the first day of Aries season, March 20 and is a season of fire, focusing on ourselves, taking initiative, going for it! Aries is ruled by Mars, the red planet that influences our ability to use our energy, how we direct it, how we get going, what we’re passionate about and how we fight or what we fight for. 

Since Aries is Nummer Eins (#1), let’s talk about being FIRST! Aries is waking up and bursting out of the gate. We can admire the sign of Aries for being bold, going after what it wants, being direct in action and communication, and being risk-takers! Aries shows up and fights for what is just. 

How Aries season might show up for you:

  • Aries is the first fire sign and is all about bursts of energy. During this season, you could be feeling your own energy increasing, and you know that spring buzzy feeling when everyone around you seems to be vibrating and getting excited for spring. 
  • This sign is an initiator, so you could be feeling inspired to get your house in order or start some projects you’ve been thinking on for a while.
  • Aries helps us to remember how strong we are. You could be feeling the collective “we made it through the winter” vibe now–it’s a great time to congratulate yourself for all the ways you are a survivor and fighter.

Aries Dirndl - Dirndl dress for Oktoberfest

Ways to work with the energy of Aries season:

  • The energy of spring is around us–if you can, wake up earlier than you usually do on a Tuesday (Mars’ day) and do some exercise or quick walking or if you can, scream or throw something or punch a pillow or stomp. Imagine embodying the Kool-Aid Man busting through that wall. 
  • Try something new! Over the winter, was there something you’d been wanting to explore about yourself or your interests? Aries invites you to start new things (that you don’t need to feel compelled to finish), dip your toe into something that feels like a creative risk.
  • Aries is all about the self–take a few minutes to celebrate you for being the total brave and resilient badass that you are. 
  • Eat some spicy or red foods. Aries has the ability to make huge flames quickly, so do something that builds heat in your body. You could also exercise, do yoga, rub your hands together. 
  • Wear an outfit that you have saved for the right time--the one that’s “too much”—too loud or bright or sparkly or neon or revealing. Then go out and admire yourself when you walk by windows and remember that you’re spicing up this world by being your fabulous self.
  • Aries is always up for a challenge, so challenge yourself to a new kind of activity, exercise, game, dance, deadline, goal, or another way of pushing yourself to new levels you can unlock in yourself.


On April 12, a special astrological event is happening: Jupiter and Neptune are meeting up for the first time since 2009. It’s a really nice time to tap into your spiritual, magical side and try trusting your intuition a little more. It’s also a great celestial boost to your creativity and inspiration levels! Power up!

Dirndl designs for Aries season: 

  • Being ruled by Mars, the red planet, it is no surprise that the Zodiac Dirndl in Aries has a beautiful and bright red apron
  • The corresponding colors for the bodice are shades of orange and pink. 
  • To channel the energy and boldness of Aries, the fabric choices are charmeuse and leather.
Aries Dirndl - Dirndl dress for Oktoberfest
  • Similarly, for the Moon Rising Dirndl in Aries, the apron ribbon colors are spicy shades of orange and red.
Aries Dirndl - Dirndl dress for Oktoberfest

Food & drink for Aries season

To get in the Aries spirit (pun intended), you can whip up this infused liqueur with Aries and Mars-ruled herbs: 

  • 3 1/4 c rye whiskey (80 proof) 
  • 2 parsnips, peeled, ends trimmed, and shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled, ends trimmed, and shredded
  • 1 beet, peeled, ends trimmed, and shredded
  • 2 T finely shredded horseradish
  • 2 c Brown sugar simple syrup

Combine + stir the rye, parsnips, carrots, beet, horseradish, and simple syrup in a big jar (1/2 gallon). Seal the jar and leave it in a cool, dark place for about a week, until the drink smells and tastes like veggies. Strain it with a mesh strainer and use it within a year.


  • Your favorite sparkle water
  • 6oz cooled peppermint tea steeped with ¼” grated ginger
  • Splash of pomegranate juice
  • Candied ginger to garnish

 Mix it all together over ice and serve!

A great bold and spicy German (well technically Hungarian) recipe to try is this Chicken Paprikash from The Daring Gourmet:  https://www.daringgourmet.com/chicken-paprikash-paprikas-csirke/ 

We also recommend this hearty Lentil Soup from Dirndl Kitchen: https://dirndlkitchen.com/lentils-spatzle-love/ 


German-American’s Guide to Astrology Series Aries


About the Astrologer: Lacey Prpić Hedtke is an astrologer, photographer, public artist, and witch, and runs The Future–a space and shop in Minneapolis for artists and witches. You can find more at:






March 22, 2022 — Erika Neumayer


Jennifer Hawker said:

I’d love to know more about the Moon Rising Dirndl reference in this article but the link doesn’t go anywhere, is that an old design no longer available or a new design coming soon?

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