Divine virtues are qualities our Soul, or higher Self, would like us to cultivate and express in life in order to grow spiritually. Our life challenges are designed to help us develop divine virtues within ourselves. Rob Schwartz (yoursoulsplan.com) recognizes some of the divine virtues as being “Master Key” virtues. They facilitate the development of other virtues by providing an access point for them.
I associate the divine virtue of courage with the sign of Aries. Rob Schwartz includes courage as one of the Master Key virtues. Courage is associated with all other virtues, because it is required at their testing point. As Maya Angelou states, “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”
A cardinal fire sign, Aries is concerned with the future and needs to create new goals and objectives, new beginnings in life. It is a daring, strong pioneer and adventurer. It stands alone, not needing to depend on another. Its urge is to move forward, directing its independent personal energy outwardly into the world.
Aries creates new life experiences from self-awareness of its needs and desires. It has the courage to move into new experiences without knowing the outcome. Aries operates spontaneously and instinctively, bravely facing obstacles, challenges and limitations head-on. Not put off by mistakes or failures, it begins again.
Any planets in Aries in your natal horoscope, or Houses containing the sign of Aries, indicate how and where you can cultivate the Divine Virtue of courage and take action independently in life. This will help you move forward, taking action as an autonomous force creating your own future.
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot