5 songs to soundtrack your Aries season

Let these tracks from Céline Dion, Charlotte Day Wilson and more get you all fired up.

Let these tracks from Céline Dion, Charlotte Day Wilson and more get you all fired up

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Jam out to Canadian's resident Aries diva, Céline Dion, all month long. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP; graphic by CBC Music)

With Aries season comes the start of spring, a time of blossoming renewal and optimism. We shed our winter selves and rejoice at the prospect of newness. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is on a constant search for new stimuli, moving impulsively through life.

People born under this fire sign have a short fuse and pull no punches. They never back down from a conflict. They are ruled by Mars, the planet named after the Roman god of war, and are symbolized by a ram with large horns. They've got places to be and people to see and no time for silly pleasantries. Directness is their favourite currency. Subtlety is not their forte.

These exhilarating thrill-seekers go through life with a childlike wonder, always inquisitive and willing to take bold risks. They make themselves known and are most likely to be the loudest person in the room — that is, unless there are two Aries in the room and their competitive edge finds the two rams battling it out for dominance. 

Aries is a sign full of brash, fiery energy and that makes them fiercely protective of the people they love. More often than not, if they're picking a fight, it's on behalf of someone else. 

When the sun enters Aries, we welcome a brand new astrological year. CBC Life astrologer Bryanna Collier says "It's time to go after our desire with courage and confidence."

Get into the fun (and sometimes chaotic) vibe of this fire sign with the following five songs.

'I Drove all Night,' Céline Dion

Céline Dion, Canada's resident Aries diva, exudes her fiery energy in everything she does but especially in her music. Aries are determined and driven by impulsivity, and like Dion, may find themselves driving all night to see a lover without announcing their arrival in advance: "Maybe I should have called you first, but I was dying to get to you." 

'Accelerate,' Chippy Nonstop & dj genderfluid

Chippy Nonstop may not be an Aries herself but her song "Accelerate" embodies their vibrant energy perfectly. Pulsing bass and head-knocking drums demand that you go faster and party harder, just like any Aries would on a Saturday night. 

'Keep Moving,' Charlotte Day Wilson 

Aries don't like feeling stuck. Nothing sends them spiralling more than stagnation. If something isn't working out, they don't dwell on it for long. They push through, just like Aries singer Charlotte Day Wilson on "Keep Moving."

'Back to Back,' Drake

This diss track is an onslaught from the very beginning, embodying the Aries spirit of not holding back. Drake is absolutely ruthless, tearing into his opponent with wild abandon. 

'The House That Heaven Built,' Japandroids

The Aries ethos can easily be boiled down to these two lines from Japandroids rollicking rager of a tune: "If they try to slow you down, tell 'em all to go to hell."