Aries Zodiac Sign
Time Period: March 20 – April 19
Ruling Planet: Mars
Ruling House: 1st
Birthstones: Sapphire, Topaz, Heliotrope, Jasper, Aquamarine
Key Traits: Assertive, Impulsive, Leadership
Phrase: “I am”
Power Colour: Red
Flower: Thistle & Honeysuckle
Eminent Personalities: Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Lady Gaga, Maya Angelou
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 thin. You are capable of applying a tunnel-vision 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 a project, you immediately look at different ways to accomplish it. 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 minds 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, because for you, honesty is always the best policy..
Those born under the Ram are known for their ability to size up a situation quickly and dive headfirst into action. You do not waste time. You head into things surefooted and confident. Sometimes, however, 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; 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, we 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 their head,” which, in the case of an Aries, can cover reverse psychology, mind games, or even a visit to the hair salon. Some Aries folks actually prefer to cut their own hair!
Enthusiastic and always eager, folks belonging to your Zodiac sign seem to be happiest pursuing whoever or whatever catches their 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 anyone wants 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. That said, a small group of modern Astrologers believe Pluto could rule Aries. 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 athletes their physical drive and competitiveness, and surgeons the ability to penetrate to the root of the problem and cut it out. Mars rules how we wield the force that we humans call destruction. 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 the ego, the sense of “I” and our desires and motivations. It can also represent the vitality of the body, and the brightness of the mind. As is seen in Tarot images, the Sun also represents the power of life and innocence.
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, to curb that spontaneity. 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, do 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 of taking risks 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 anticipated. Learn to cultivate patience and try to find ways 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 positive/masculine. 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.
- Gregarious and usually enjoy the company of others.
- Can light up a room and make a gathering come to life.
- Confident in your abilities to get things done.
- Good at motivating others.
- Goal oriented.
- Prone to outbursts of temper.
- You like things to revolve around you.
- You want to have your own way.
- Prone to pessimism.
- Creative in some way.
- Able to take the initiative.
- Very self-sufficient.
- You inspire others.
Of course, not all fire signs are going to behave the same. Even two Leos 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.
Even though all fire signs are going to be very similar, there are a lot of differences between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements— Fire, Earth, Air, and Water — there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.
Aries is a Cardinal quadruplicity. This quality is active. Do you relate to any of these?
- Instigator of ideas.
- A willingness to take the lead.
- Assertive, sometimes even aggressive.
- Willing to take risks
Fire Element - Aries
People see Aries 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 — 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.
That innocence can often make you naive, 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!
You may be afraid of pain and insecurity. You usually manage to overcome that with your optimism and your impetuousness. You can lose your temper in a heartbeat, and three breaths later it’s all forgotten. You’re likely to say something in anger, 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; 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 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 something badly enough, you won’t know how to fail. 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.
- Enthusiastic, active, and energetic
- You take the initiative.
- Self-assured and uncomplicated.
- Quick witted.
- Determined, pioneering, and resourceful.
- You love to start new projects.
- You’re at your best during a crisis.
- You have tons of stamina.
- You love a challenge.
- You stand up for your rights.
Of course, like anything else, the good does some with some challenges.
- Lose interest in things quickly.
- Find routine boring.
- Impulsive, risk-take, rebellious
- You’re not particularly logical or reasonable.
The Aries Man
- Full of excitement.
- Appreciate good manners.
- Energetic, confident, young at heart.
- Generous, dedicated, devoted, loyal
- Passionate and romantic.
- Expect honesty.
- Love a challenge.
- Prefer to take the initiative in love.
- Hates monotony.
- Impatient and inconsistent
- Will not be taken for granted.
- Need variety.
- Possessive and get jealous easily.
- Need a sense of freedom.
- Will lash out verbally when angered.
The Aries Woman
- Independent and confident in their abilities.
- Natural-born leaders.
- Want to be loved, but will not be doormats.
- Loyal and supportive.
- Kind and honest.
- Emotional, passionate, share easily.
- Repay loyalty with loyalty.
- Will not be controlled.
- Does not like flattery.
- Will not tolerate insincerity.
- Has very high expectations.
- Possessive and jealous.
- Don’t like to be corrected or criticized.
- Can hold a grudge, but don’t do it often.
The Aries Child
- Eager and experimental
- Very affectionate.
- Share easily.
- Refuse to be bullied.
- Like to be challenged
- Creative and have vivid imaginations
- Often advance quicker than other children.
- Forgive quickly.
- Not subtle.
- Resentful of discipline and authority
- May repeat the same mistakes.
- Hot tempered.
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 into an advantage with the right approach.
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