aries Zodiac Sign


Time Period: March 21 – April 20
Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Mars

Quality: Cardinal

Symbol: Ram

Lucky Color: Red

Lucky Flower: Geranium

Phrase: “I am…”

Birthstones: Sapphire, Topaz, Heliotrope, Jasper, Aquamarine

Aries Eminent Personalities: Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Lady Gaga, Maya Angelou

About Aries

There is one attribute of childhood that you‟ll never outgrow, Aries, and that‟s your sense of fearlessness. You consider yourself to be bulletproof, invulnerable. With your heart-tugging innocence and that infectious sense of wonder, no one ever considers you dull. Because you were born under the sign of the Ram, you are both possessed and controlled by a desire for immediacy. Patience? You have none. You want it, and you want it NOW. You are always ready for action. In fact, Aries may be the most spontaneous of the Zodiac Signs.

You are not one to spread your energy too thinly. You are capable of applying an almost tunnel vision like focus on whatever task you set your hand to. Yet, at the same time, you do tend to bore easily. That‟s because of the pioneering and innovative spirit you possess. Once you start the project you are immediately looking at different ways to accomplish the task – next time. This is one of the main reasons you are so much better at starting things than you are at finishing them. Aries, being a decisive and forthright individual is just as easy as breathing to you. This makes your tolerance level for individuals who can‟t make up their mind quickly, very low. Some people may find you to be a little too blunt or direct. You may have been criticized in the past for being too honest. Sugar coating is a waste of valuable energy and effort to you. You deliver your opinion candidly and occasionally too directly, telling yourself that honesty is the best policy—always.

Those born under the Ram are known for their ability to quickly size up a situation and dive headfirst into action. You do not waste time. You head into things surefooted and confident. Sometimes, however, from time to time you may be a bit too impulsive. The positive side of this dynamic energy is that you are highly motivated and always on the go; and, something that appeals to potential partners and employers alike is your unfettered willingness to take chances. The Aries is the one who always wants to be in charge and come out on top of things. Control freak? Maybe. You do, however, have very good organizing abilities. Leadership is your middle name. The idea of running out of gas, getting lost, or being in any situation where you are dependent on another is, to you, like staring into the eyes of a hungry wolf.

Because of the headstrong and determined nature of Aries, you seldom start arguments that you do not think you can win. Sometimes you might overestimate yourself, and your ego can also be artificially inflated. In addition, I don‟t need to tell you that you can be quite fierce when people start pushing your buttons. Most Aries are not usually fond of complex personal conversations, and absolutely despise anything or anyone that “messes with your head,” which in the case of an Aries can cover reverse psychology, mind games, or a visit to the dentist. Some Aries folks actually prefer to cut their own hair!

Enthusiastic and always eager, folks belonging to your Zodiac “tribe” seem to be happiest pursuing whoever or whatever catches your interest. Woe upon anyone who tries to divert you from pursuing your goal-of-the-moment; they‟ll find that your eagerness can quickly turn into frustration, and the last thing in the world they want is to deal with an angry Aries.

Aries is the Zodiac sign ruled by the red planet Mars, the next planet out from Earth in the Solar System. This has been the standard association since ancient times, and the behavior of one famous Aries after another bears witness to this bit of Astrological lore. A small group of modern Astrologers want to use Pluto instead for Aries, and make a good case for it as well, but the Zodiac was designed around certain parameters that we call the “Thema Mundi” which is all but forgotten in this day of technical and mathematical techniques.

Mars is the planet of aggressiveness, force and power. It‟s like the adrenaline of the Zodiac, the planet that gives us our get-up and go. It‟s what enables us to take risks, and to defend ourselves, those we love, and what we believe in. It gives the athlete their physical drive and competitiveness, and the surgeon the ability to penetrate to the root of the problem and cut it out. It is how we wield the force that we humans call destructive. Mars represents our survival instinct. The Sun is “exalted” in Aries, which means that the Sun is at its best in this sign.

The Sun, in astrology, is the symbol of one‟s self, the sense of “me” and the desires and motivations, which is the drive to achieve our desires. It can also represent the vitality of the body, and the brightness of the mind. It also represents the power of life and innocence, as is seen among the Tarot images.


You have the ability to be a great leader, and you enjoy being in the middle of things. The attention of others feeds you and keeps you going. You may be impulsive, though, and this can create problems. Try to think first, then speak or act, so that you curb that impulsiveness. You’re less likely to do something you regret later.


At work, you like to throw yourself into the thick of things. You put a lot of pressure on yourself to do well and succeed. So much so that you create your own self-doubt. You will rarely let other see that, though. This is where your positive outlook and your natural enthusiasm take control, so others may never know how insecure you truly are.

You’re not frightened to take a chance when it comes to reaching your goals. You may need to learn tenacity though, because you have a tendency to become bored if things don’t happen the way you’d planned, or in the amount of time you’d like. Learn to cultivate patience and try not to let mundane tasks become too tedious.

Love & Relationships

Aries are notoriously adventurous and exciting lovers, if your partner can put up with your independent nature. Generally, you don’t like other people telling you what to do, and you like things to go your way. Be careful not to pout when you don’t get it, and take into consideration the thoughts and feelings of others.

You’re caring and generous with your friends, looking after them and encouraging them with your own naturally positive energy. But when someone presents a challenge, you can also become childish and throw quite the temper tantrum if you don’t get your way.

Manipulation and deception are not your strong points, so avoid lies and fibs whenever possible. It’s liable to be very transparent that you’re not telling the whole truth.


Want to find out how compatible Aries’ are with other zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?

Element - Fire Sign

The fire signs are always masculine, or positive. If you were born an Aries, a Leo, or a Sagittarius, then you were born a Fire Sign.

See if you recognize yourself in these points.

  • You’re gregarious and usually enjoy the company of others.
  • Your personality can light up a room and make a gathering come to life.
  • You’re confident in your abilities to get things done.
  • You’re good at motivating others.
  • You’re goal oriented.
  • You may be prone to outbursts of temper.
  • You like things to revolve around you.
  • You want to have your own way.
  • You can act impulsively.
  • You may be prone to pessimism.
  • You are creative in some way.
  • You are able to take the initiative.
  • You can be very self­sufficient.
  • You inspire others.

Of course, not all fire signs are going to behave the same. Even two different Leo’s can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.

The Quadruplicities

Even though all fire signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements­­ Fire, Earth, Air, Water­­there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

Here are the qualities of the Cardinal quadruplicity. This quality is active. It’s the ‘get up and go’ of the zodiac. Do you relate to any of these?

  • You’re an instigator of ideas.
  • You’re good at coming up with new ideas.
  • You have a willingness to take the lead.
  • You’re assertive, sometimes even aggressive.
  • You’re energetic.
  • You’re enterprising.
  • You’re outgoing.
  • You aren’t afraid to take risks.
  • You often act on impulse.

Fire Element - Aries

If you’re an Aries, people will see you as friendly and outgoing. You’re fair, and can’t tolerate injustice. You’re always going to champion the underdog. You’re very aware of your needs, but you’re not selfish, not really. You sometimes just don’t realize how your own wants and desires might inconvenience others. You’re innocent, sometimes oblivious, and that can make you appear aggressive, even when you don’t mean for it to come across that way. You can usually get away with it, and soothe any ruffled feathers, with your charm and innocent behavior.

That innocence can often make you naive, though, and even though you’re fearless, you can be vulnerable. You trust easy, you get hurt even easier ­­but you also find it easy to regroup and start over, too. You’re not one to pay attention to tradition or diplomacy, but people will always know where they stand with you!

There’s also a lack of stability here, and you may actually be afraid of pain and insecurity. You usually manage to overcome that with your optimism and your impetuousness. Watch your moods you can lose your temper in a heartbeat, and three breaths later it’s all forgotten. You’re likely to say something in temper, and while you might forget it in a flash, remember that other people may be hurt by your words and less likely to forgive and forget, so you’d do well to try to cultivate a bit of patience. You’re not one for gossip, but you do tend to make snap judgments about people.

You’re usually pretty good at conversation, too. You usually have a lot of varied interests, and your circle of friends is equally abundant and varied. You’re proactive about pursuing your success and your ambitions rather than waiting for them to come to you. If you want it badly enough, you won’t know how to fail­­ you’ll keep trying until you’ve achieved your goal. You give of yourself freely, but you get very hurt when it’s not appreciated.

Here’s a list of some of your more predominant qualities.

  • You’re enthusiastic.
  • You’re energetic.
  • You’re active.
  • You take the initiative.
  • You’re uncomplicated.
  • You’re self ­oriented.
  • You’re an alpha type
  • You’re quick­ witted
  • You’re determined
  • You’re resourceful.
  • You’re pioneering.
  • You don’t concern yourself too much with others.
  • You love to start new projects.
  • You’re at your best during a crisis.
  • You’re courageous.
  • You have stamina.
  • You love a challenge.
  • You stand up for your rights.

Of course, like anything else, the good does some with some challenges.

  • You lose interest in things quickly.
  • You find routine boring.
  • You’re impulsive.
  • You’re a risk taker.
  • You’re quick ­tempered.
  • You’re not particularly logical or reasonable.
  • You’re single ­minded.
  • You’re impatient.
  • You’re not particularly tactful.
  • You like your own way and can be pugnacious when you don’t get it.
  • You can be rebellious.

The Aries Man

  • Aries men are full of excitement.
  • Aries men appreciate good manners.
  • Aries men are creative.
  • Aries men are energetic.
  • Aries men are young at heart.
  • Aries men are confident.
  • Aries men are generous.
  • Aries men are dedicated.
  • Aries men are devoted.
  • Aries men are loyal.
  • Aries men are passionate.
  • Aries men are romantic.
  • Aries men expect honesty.
  • Aries men are expressive.
  • Aries men are faithful
  • Aries men are idealistic.
  • Aries men love a challenge.
  • Aries men like to take the initiative in love.
  • Aries men hate monotony.
  • Aries men are not consistent.
  • Aries men are impatient.
  • Aries men are moody.
  • Aries men will not be taken for granted.
  • Aries men need variety.
  • Aries men are possessive.
  • Aries men get jealous easily. .
  • Aries men expect loyalty.
  • Aries men need to keep a sense of freedom.
  • Aries men are rebellious.
  • Aries men lash out verbally when angered.

The Aries Woman

  • Aries women are idealists.
  • Aries women are independent.
  • Aries women are confident in their abilities.
  • Aries women are natural­born leaders.
  • Aries women want to be loved, but they’re not going to be doormats.
  • Aries women are optimistic.
  • Aries women are assertive.
  • Aries women are sentimental.
  • Aries women are loyal.
  • Aries women are generous.
  • Aries women are kind.
  • Aries women are supportive.
  • Aries women are honest.
  • Aries women are emotional.
  • Aries women are passionate.
  • Aries women share easily.
  • Aries women repay loyalty with loyalty.
  • Aries women can be extravagant.
  • Aries women are aggressive.
  • Aries women will not be controlled.
  • Aries women do not like flattery.
  • Aries women will not tolerate insincerity.
  • Aries women can have expectations that are too high.
  • Aries women are possessive.
  • Aries women are jealous.
  • Aries women don’t like to be corrected or criticized.
  • Aries women can hold a grudge, but don’t do it often.
  • Aries women are impetuous
  • Aries women are bossy.

The Aries Child

  • Aries children are eager.
  • Aries children like to experiment.
  • Aries children are very affectionate.
  • Aries children share easily.
  • Aries children refuse to be bullied.
  • Aries children like to have challenges.
  • Aries children are creative.
  • Aries children have vivid imaginations
  • Aries children often advance quicker than other children.
  • Aries children share easily.
  • Aries children forgive quickly.
  • Aries children need attention.
  • Aries children are not subtle.
  • Aries children often resent discipline.
  • Aries children may repeat the same mistakes.
  • Aries children resent authority.
  • Aries children are quick­tempered.

As an Aries, the key to your success is to learn how to highlight your strengths, and discipline what may be less than desirable. Of course, there’s a time and a place for everything. Even what can be perceived as a negative quality can be turned to an advantage with the right approach.

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