Aries is born between March 21 to April 19
Aries is the First Sign of Zodiac and typically depicted as a ram. Read on to find out all about their personality traits, habits, desires
Learn more about their dreams, and what they are like as a partner and in love, sex and romance, and the best way to attract someone of this sign.
Symbol: The Ram
Key Phrase: I am
Flowers: Geranium, honeysuckle & sweet pea
Trees: All thorn-bearing trees
Part of the body ruled by Aries: The head
Ruling Planet: Mars (Mars was the ancient god of war, aggression and conflict. In astrology, Mars’ influence denotes courage, passion and competition. It can foster tension and accidents and rules over fire and danger.
Theme: The Spark
Tarot Card: The Emperor
Personality Traits of Aries
Positive Qualities: Initiator, brave, powerful, direct, independent, strong sense of justice, child-like, assertive, fearless and a natural leader; liberating and head-strong
Best Quality: Courage
Shadow Darker Side (weaknesses): Aggressive, self-centered, macho, blunt, pushy, inconsistent, accident-prone, selfish, loud, domineering, bad-tempered
The Aries zodiac sign is active, energetic, excitable, impulsive, optimistic, open to change and new experiences.
Affirmation: “I am powerful and all conquering. I am grateful for all that I am, all that I have accomplished and all that i will achieve.”
What are Aries people like?
Aries, the Ram … the initiator, the liberator … begins the astrological year, as well as the spring. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries embodies the primal archetype of identity and the knowledge of the self. Aries liberates life from the frozen bonds of winter.
As a cardinal fire sign, Aries pushes forward, with strength, courage, restlessness and vigor. The young ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic and full of energy. Expect an Aries to be the first at everything … did that, done with that. They pave the way for others and love to talk about their adventures. They especially love to receive praise and admiration for their courageous and heroic acts.
Aries is an independent sign that relishes in freedom, although they do not typically enjoy being alone. Leaders and go-getters, expect an Aries to really stand out in a crowd. Their upbeat and magnetic personality often entices others to follow their lead because they bring excitement into the lives of everyone around them. An Aries will always make a great friend, as long as you don’t try to push them around … they can warm up any environment.
The first impression of an Aries is one of being vibrant, talkative and exciting. Most people will be infected by their enthusiasm and warm-hearted nature, especially when forming close, personal relationships. An Aries will look out for their friends, family and lovers. They will protect those they care about, should the need arise. An Aries will also encourage them with their natural optimism.
They can be highly competitive, which can sometimes rub others the wrong way, although an Aries’ intentions are pure and innocent. They don’t mean to make others insecure, because they are beaming with security, they are simply being themselves. If you want to compete with them, be prepared. They do not take competition lightly.
Negative Personality Traits of Aries
A darker side of Aries is self-centeredness, although once they have conquered this shadow quality they have more of a warm inner security that shines the light on the positive qualities within everyone they get close to. It is important that an Aries makes a deliberate effort to consider those around them … everyday.
A reminder on the fridge may help to keep them at their best, so that all the energy that they have does not get the best of them and cause any accidents or hurt feelings. Quick tempered, they tend to lack diplomacy. Aries also tends to leave a trail of unfinished tasks, projects and goals.
The Amorous Nature of an Aries in Love and Relationships
In love, an Aries is a one-on-one lover. They love attention, both giving and receiving … and often can never get enough. That is, as long as things stay interesting. An Aries is just as direct and quick in pursuing love, as they are in all other areas of their life. They go after what they want, granting their hearts desire as fast as possible. Usually they are the one who does the pursuing, rarely taking no for an answer … An Aries will pursue with a burning desire, fearlessly and passionately. An Aries will fall in love quickly. They are ardent lovers.
Aries is the first in line to get things going … whether or not everything gets done is another thing entirely. Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete, so it is extremely important to do new and exciting things with an Aries, to keep the fire lit. The Aries is a fire sign, and fire needs oxygen (air) in order to burn. Give words of encouragement. An Aries loves praise and flattery, only if true though.
Do not whisper false-nothings into the ear of an Aries. You may end up waging war, rather than fueling the fires of passion, if what you say is not true. An Aries lover loves to hear how wonderful they are, especially how important they are and they can never hear these things enough. They love to talk about themselves, so do your best to listen. An Aries lover also listens very well. They will give you their undivided attention. A sign of esteem, an Aries can easily initiate healthy self-esteem and self-love within their lover.
Ruled by Mars, the god of war, Aries can sometimes be a difficult sign to handle, especially in love. Highly impatient and competitive, many Arieses have quite a fighting spirit. It is wise to never tell an Aries what to do. It is safe to make suggestions perhaps, but allow them to lead. If confronted, Aries can become childish and immature. They will fight back with their aggressive nature and are known to have temper tantrums if they do not get their own way. Talk to them in a calm voice, stating the facts without blame and you will get the best response from them.
A natural charismatic and charming leader, an Aries will razzle and dazzle someone if they like them and want them. If they are interested in you, you will know and they will pursue you endlessly … although if you want to keep them, do not give in too easily. An Aries loves the chase, it is a thrill to them. If they capture you too soon, the deeper Aries character will not have the opportunity to take root, exposing a natural loyalty and emotional devotion.
What’s it like, dating an Aries?
The youngest of the signs, with an Aries, what you see is what you get. They are the innocents of the zodiac. Although their warrior nature can be problematic if not directed properly, they are warm, genuine and a lot of fun. An Aries will bring out the natural self-confidence within their lover during playful activities. They are very direct and honest, easily bored by hidden motives and agendas. Their irresistible charm usually brings out the inner child in their lover.
If you fall in love with an Aries, you will never lack excitement. The Aries is a sexy sign and they love sex, especially when it is spontaneous and unplanned … the more the better. Passionate, intense and aggressive, an Aries lover requires nothing other than his other half to create unimaginable sexual ecstasy. An Aries loves total togetherness, ecstasy and freedom all at once.
In love, an Aries will be faithful, as long as this fidelity is returned. Aries can get a bit jealous at times, only because they want to have all of their lovers’ attention … on every level. Aries must know that they are number one in their lovers’ life. Only then will they not be jealous and possessive.
Be warned, as Aries can quickly become a towering inferno if there is even a thought of infidelity.
Sharing everything is the key to the Arian love affair. Never-ever ignore or neglect them, it won’t happen for long. They will either leave, or become demanding and argumentative. All Ariens have a pioneering, adventurous spirit, with a need to be first in their lovers’ life and heart. They are at their best when they have a lot of freedom and a lot of attention from their partner.
An Aries love will be a passionate, story-book romance that will be memorable and lasting ... no matter if the fire burns out or not. Pleasure, both giving and receiving will be paramount, and every sexual encounter will take on the drama of a conquest. Ariens have an abundance of vitality and energy that needs an outlet. The Arian needs to express sexuality more strongly than most, and in a powerful fashion.
An Aries lover can be extremely difficult to resist. The imagination, exuberance and impulsive nature, coupled with sometimes uncontrollable passion has the details of romance novels. The Aries seeks adventure and loves to live life on the wild side …
How to attract an Aries
If you want to seduce an Aries, be sure you know what you are getting into. A relationship or love affair with an Aries is like a wild ride of explosive happenings. It could easily turn your entire life upside-down and your life can become one big Fourth Of July. You must be careful not to get burned out.
To attract an Aries, you have to be comfortable with yourself. An Aries is turned off by insecurity.
Let an Aries know how much you admire them, without laying it on too thick. They love compliments, but only if they are true. An Aries will enjoy a lively discussion of politics, art, sports, theater, music, philosophy … pretty much anything that they can talk about with great animation. If you know what they are interested in, study up on the subject … lead them into a discussion.
Never try to dictate an Aries. They do not like being bossed around. In fact, let them boss you around, without taking offense. Aries is an action sign and they are happiest when in motion. A long trip or car ride with them with prove very rewarding.
Aries’s Love Compatibility Combinations
An Aries has some Sun Signs that they get along better with than others, although it is important to consider that the Sun Sign is only a small portion of the imprint that stars make on an individual. Just because a Sun Sign match is challenging, difficult or unlikely does not mean it is impossible. In reality there is no 100% typical Aries relationship, as every Aries is slightly different. The positions of Venus, Mars, Neptune, and all the other planets at the time of birth all influence personality.
The most compatible signs with Aries are generally considered to be Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Famous Sun Signs in Aries
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Bette Davis
- Doris Day
- Vincent Van Gogh