Aries: Dates, Traits, & More

Aries Zodiac


This is one of the easiest signs to recognize, being what you see is what you get, with very obvious characteristics that include impulsiveness and eagerness. They tend to be headstrong and tactless – act first and think later, which can go against them as they endlessly pursue their chosen goals, thriving on challenge. Whether however they reach their goals is debatable! Energy and enthusiasm go hand in hand with this placement but they can be selfish and impatient. They usually have strong leadership qualities and are quite independent minded, often so in relationships, where they are generally passionate although this will largely depend on their Venus and Mars signs also. When crossed or facing an obstacle, all hell can break loose, either physically or verbally. They really are a fire sign and the word ‘me’ was written for them!

Aries Dates:(born March 21 – April 19)


Placement: 1st Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 1st house: House of Self
Constellation: Aries
Element: Fire, enthusiastic
Quality: Cardinal, active
Symbol: The Ram
Ruling Planet: Mars
Detriment: Mars
Exaltation: Sun
Fall: Saturn
Masculine / Feminine: Masculine
Key Words: “Me First”
My Pleasures: Action, new beginnings, assertion
My Pains: Sharing, losing, following through
Qualities: Energetic, dynamic, brave, enterprising
What Aries think about themselves: No time to waste
What others think about Aries: What an energy, hard to follow


Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the Ram, which represents this types typically headlong, direct and courageous manner. Aries symbol or glyph represents the self-projecting head of the Ram, so well symbolizing the forward and enterprising nature of this sign, which always seeks adventure and challenge. The Sun is in Aries from the Vernal Equinox at the end of March to around 20 April each year. This is the Spring, a time of vigorous and assertive renewal. Aries can be thought of as the ignition mechanism of the zodiac and of the entire years cycle.

Aries is classified as being of the positive polarity (expressive and spontaneous), of the fire element (ardent, keen, energetic and assertive), and of the cardinal quality (outgoing and enterprising). Aries shows an objective attitude, expressing urgency and assertiveness, associated with an urge to project energetically, actively, objectively, combatively and sexually into life. The characteristic Aries type is impulsive, self-assertive, restless, always wanting quick results and giving the impression of urgency. Aries develops a high degree of initiative, enterprise, and is a pioneering and adventurous spirit. Aries seems naturally courageous and fearless, the attitude being me first rather than being naturally individualistic. Aries is frank, direct, a go-getter and a freedom-lover.

Aries may sometimes find it difficult to control its highly impulsive nature. If the courageous and self-assertive traits are over-emphasized, or expressed without integration to the whole person, then the Aries expression may become more reckless, impatient, brusque or rude; then there can be a danger of Aries becoming selfish, argumentative, quick-tempered and aggressive, without heeding the feelings of others. Aries must beware that a leadership quality doesnt turn into bullying, and that bravery isnt foolhardiness. Aries has to keep a watch over its forward-projecting expression, lest it becomes over-impulsive, thoughtless, over-optimistic and too quick to be properly thorough. Aries can conceive the start and finish of an enterprise, but often overlooks the details or possible snags that lie between.

Physically, Aries rules the head as a whole (symbolic of the desire to be at the head of things first). Aries can have a tendency for headaches, neuralgia, sunstroke, inflammations and head injuries, and the impulsive nature can bring about a risk of accidents.

Aries is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Mars. Aries has a kinship with fellow fire signs Leo and Sagittarius.



The Good Side of Aries


  • When they are interested in someone or a situation, they put all of their enthusiasm and energy into it.
  • They believe in keeping a good moral standing in society, just like being a very good samaritan. They would sacrifice anything that they can for their loved ones, as their sincerity and honesty tends to shine through, showing that they tend to wear their heart on their sleeve.
  • They enjoy taking on a different Ventures and projects, they’re not one to shy away from the occasional risky proposition.
  • They don’t always try to move up the professional ladder in business preferring to do things their way, but don’t let that fool you. They are considered Natural Born leaders in many different aspects of life.
  • They bring a lot of creativity to the world, and are very self-assertive. When they set personal goals for themselves they set them high so they can achieve greatness.
  • They definitely enjoy a good challenge, The only problem is they often feel as though they can do it better than others can, which could be considered a bad trait. On the flip side of things what makes this a good trait is that they try to Channel all of their energy into helping people to reach their own potential.
  • You will often see that when other people have given up on a project, they’re usually the last ones to give up. Their goal is to try and make everything work.  The only issue, is that if they lose interest in that project they will totally abandon the cause.


The Bad Side of Aries


  • They can be quite emotional, and they do not willingly suffer from the foolishness of others. Only thing is they do tend to get hurt.
  • They sometimes live within their own little world, which can sometimes make them oblivious to the feelings of others, and the effect that their actions bring.
  • They easily get upset when somebody tries to tell them what to do. They always feel as though they know what the right answer is anyways so they’ll usually go with what their intuition tells them in that situation. They like to be the boss in any situation that they’re in.
  • Some people  tend to see them as being quite selfish.  The fact is they can be, especially when it comes to their obligations and dividing up their personal time.
  • They do tend to be jealous sometimes when it comes to friendships and relationships. They can become jealous of the friends of their friends, where they prefer to have the attention on them. In relationships that can be the same way as they like to have all the spotlight on them.

Aries Life Path


You Aries are here to learn to be self sufficient, be dynamic and fearless, to assert yourself, whilst staying aware of the needs of others and to be brave and independent. When you are using the energies of Aries negatively you can be impulsive, headstrong self centered, thoughtless of others needs, always having to win, argumentative and most times not finishing what you start.

Aries you are a winner in anything you do, so go for it. The word lose is not in your vocabulary. You like to work independently to others, and do not as a whole like authority figures, but have the courage to face the unknown.

You need to have consideration for others, the word consideration means, to be aware of others feelings, and their reactions to you. If you can just have the time to look over your shoulder, as you burst into a room or through a doorway sometimes, not aware you may have allowed the door to slam behind you in their face or even knocked them over in your rush to be there first

With this tendency toward self absorption, you have a great deal to learn about relating to others. This attitude of Me first at all cost, is the reason for you not having the happiness of the intimacy a relationship can bring. If you have to be first , you are by yourself. How can anyone get close to you, if you are always on the move.

Once you can be aware of your egoic nature, and choose not to allow it to surface. This then allows your feelings of consideration to others come to the fore.

Aries is a fire sign and symbolizes spirit, and so you are a vibrant spiritual being, whether you acknowledge this or not it is a fact. And one thing you can be sure of, is that your spiritual awakening and growth, is the most satisfying fix of all. And understanding your spiritual nature is what Aries is all about.

You also may play out the opposite polarity, which is the sign of Libra, mostly in the negative, sitting on the fence, indecisive, impractical, lazy, uncommitted, dependent playing doormat, extravagant and often shallow and superficial.

You will find out, through life experiences that, you need to be assertive to your own needs.

Major life lesson:- For you, if the Sun was in Aries when you were born, is to learn to share on an equal basis, and to cooperate in your relationships.

Health issues:- Suppressed anger will create headaches, inflammation, fevers, cuts, burns, anemia or you may have to undergo surgical procedures.

Loves:- Doing your own thing

Hates:- Being a loser

Career:- Could do whatever you desire, providing you stay focused and committed and be aware of others needs as well as your own


Aries Zodiac Symbol


This symbol is a potent reminder of the bold and courageous nature of this zodiac sign.

The first thing that leaps out at you is the straight lines that go upward and then curve outward representing the skull and horns of the mighty ram. This symbolizes the forceful nature of these dynamic people.

It shows the headstrong approach of Aries individuals and their penchant for diving in head first whenever their impatience and/or enthusiasm overcomes them. They represent the classic leap before you look approach.

It also rules the head of the human body symbolizing that these people tend to be prone to injuries to the face or head in some way. When they are sick, they usually tend to get high fevers also.

Since the horns of the ram are so clearly depicted in the Aries zodiac symbol, they symbolize the competitive nature of Arian people. Instead of patiently deliberating over their options, many Arians tend to drive straight ahead with much force and vigor. Much like the ram, they tend to fearlessly bash through obstacles in a very direct manner.

This  zodiac symbol clearly illustrates the courageous optimism of Aries individuals. In fact, the highest truth of Aries is to fearlessly confront their challenges and fears in life and courageously battle their way to the top of the mountain much like the actual ram battles its way up the mountain for survival.

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Aries Personality


Being a Cardinal Sign they don’t wait for others to start things, they do with great force and energy. Arians do however get bored easily, and when that happens they won’t stay around and finish what they’ve started. They are on to other projects that have captured their attention. Aries are born leaders and with their natural charm and charisma they inspire others with their honesty and outgoing and cheerful manner.

Aries are not known for having patience and can be abrupt with a show of arrogance. They forget that others have their own opinions that can differ from theirs and when this happens they can become stubborn and intolerant. In love they are passionate and expect their mate to be the same way so their best bet would be to be with another fire sign.

Like Ares, the god of war, they are forceful and determined, and can be impulsive, and it’s this impulsiveness if they’re not careful, can backfire. While Geminis and Virgos will analyze and think a problem through before acting on it, Aries wants to do something about it now. They are quick decision makers and are not afraid of confrontations. In fact they expect them. They have a lot of energy and are very independent.

Aries will insist upon being the leader in their home. Arians are never depressed or down for long. They bounce back quickly with a new attitude and bright outlook. Deception and lies are foreign to the Ram and they hate being ignored. They may have terrible tempers but they don’t hold grudges. Once they’ve had their say they don’t remain angry. While Arians can be tactless at times, they also can be very warm and generous.

They love new challenges but they can’t be bothered with minor details. That is best left up to someone else. They will fight for any injustice and are fearless about voicing their opinions no matter who it is that has them so upset.

When it comes to love Aries are attracted to people that are different from them, they can be tactless and diplomatic skills are not usually part of their makeup, so they look for these qualities in a mate.

Their unwavering faith in themselves can be fairly exasperating and they have a hard time seeing anyone else’s viewpoint or opinions. Aries are however very honest with loads of integrity and they are people you can lean on and they are there for others. That alone can be a great comfort to others.

Aries Traits


aries traits

The first sign of the zodiac, Aries, is the explorer and the instigator. Aries has many traits that make them admirable. They have courage, and a real talent for trying new things. They are natural born leaders, often capable of climbing to great heights, and are usually full of optimism and self confidence.

Some of the less favorable traits include, aggressiveness, and hot tempers. They tend to try to start too many projects, leaving others to finish them while they begin yet another. Occasionally they talk too much for their own good.

The ruling planet for Aries is Mars. As a Cardinal sign, you are active, excitable, and dynamic. As a fire sign, you are full of enthusiasm, and energy. Aries rules the head and face, and most Aries’ are quite attractive in that area. Unfortunately they are also prone to injuries there as well.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Aries, your birthstone is diamond, and it is reputed that if you wear one on the left side of your body it will bring love and financial success

Famous Aries Men/ Famous Aries Women


Aries eminent personalities male


Some of the many famous and prominent of the stars to fall into the Aries category are Robert Downey Jr, Adrian Brody, David Letterman, Alec Baldwin, Elton John, Christopher Walken, Quentin Tarantino, Eddie Murphy, Russell Crowe, Gary Oldman, Martin Lawrence, Harry Houdini, Jackie Chan, Jim Parsons, and James Franco.

Aries eminent personalities female


Some of the many eminent female stars or celebrities that belong to the Aries class of the Zodiac are Mariah Carey, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham , Rosie Huntington Whitley, Kate Hudson, Miranda Kerr, America Ferrara , Michelle Monaghan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner , Sarah Jessica Parker and Keri Russel.


Constellation of Aries


Aries is the first of the 12 zodiacal signs. The constellation of the Ram dates back to Greek and Roman times. Aries also marks the beginning of the Vernal equinox (Spring). The Sun passes through this constellation from late April until mid May. A long time ago the Vernal equinox was in the constellation of Aries, but because of the precession of the Earth, this point is currently in constellation of Pisces.

In Mythology


In Greek mythology the story begins with the King of Thessaly, who had 2 children, Phrixus and Helle. The 2 children were beaten so badly by their step-mother that it angered the God Hermes. Hermes then sent the golden ram to carry them to safety. Along the way, Helle fell off of the ram. Phrixus arrived safely in Kolchis, along the shores of the Black Sea where he then, at the Ram’s request, sacrificed the ram to bring fertility to his homeland. The Ram then placed himself amongst the stars. The ram’s fleece was later given to Jason and the Argonaunts to return it back to Thessaly.

Aries Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


Aries decans 1st 2nd 3rd


Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. libra rose says:

    Question: did you come here to find out about an Aries in your life? The deep, dark mystery of what makes them tick? Sorry to disappoint, but you might as well just ask them: they’ll tell you the truth, though you might not like the way it comes out. Candid, spontaneous, firey, don’t give it to an Aries if you can’t take it back. Puppy-like in their enthusiasm and playfulness, they’ll be baffled if their verbal jabs or erratic actions wound you: can’t you see they’re just playing?

    Aries is always off to the next big thing. They are adventurers, first and foremost. New things, people, experiences: keep them on their toes and you’ll keep them in your life. They have no patience for day-to-day boring people, just as they have no patience for day-to-day boring reality.

    Biggest Insult: I find you dull and predictable.

    Quickest Way to Get Aries into Bed: Dare them to fuck you.

    Most likely to: Bolt. Mock you. Make you laugh until you throw up. Disappear and show up three days later as though nothing happened.

    Should have been born: Five minutes from now, or whenever the “next big thing” hits.

    To Make Aries Forgive You: Make them laugh. Give them five minutes.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    The zodiacal year begins at the Spring Equinox, and Aries is the first sign of the zodiacal calendar. As such, it is representative of new beginnings. The sign of Aries is the ram, giving Aries the qualities of being adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic, and full of energy. An Aries is truly a free being, who welcomes challenges and will not be diverted from reaching his or her goals except by their own impatience – one of the downfalls of the ram.

    An Arian is a responsible person, content to do things by themselves rather than relying on others for assistance, although the enormous tasks they can take on will sometimes force them to do so. An Aries is considered to be a courageous leader who always bears a great deal of concern for those they govern. As such, an Aries will not be a great follower because they are too easily swept by the “take charge” role in their blood. If an Aries disagrees with an argument, he/she may simply forgo the conversation rather than express ideas towards a subject with which they cannot relate.

    An Aries may be self centered, or at least may focus on their selves to achieve personal advancement and physical satisfaction. They have an immense energy, making them both aggressive and relentless in their pursuits. An Arian type will be headstrong and easily offended, and may even display the attributes of being quick-tempered and argumentative, although this is not always the case.

    As the first sign in the zodiac, the Arian will have a burning desire to begin new tasks, and lead the way in their development. They enjoy freedom to take the project in the best direction they see fit, and will usually have a solid method of convincing others to follow this course of action.

    People born of the Arian nature will also be good judges of character. They can quickly ascertain the causes of a person’s actions, and force the person to look within to discover the nature of their problems. Unfortunately, on the negative side of this, an Arian may also make it difficult for others to discover the true nature of their inner selves.

    Arians often have a high sex drive, and are passionate but selfless lovers. In relationships, an Aries will be quite direct and candid, and may be easily irritated by a lack of comprehension in his or her companion. As well, although an Aries may be sensitive, a relationship for Aries may find the ram running over the sensitivities of his or her partner. If an Arian manages to settle down, they will find themselves highly devoted to their children – quite self-sacrificial in fact. They are said to be the most defensive and loving parents in the Zodiac.

    Arians are usually intelligent and objective people, but may also be extremist in the areas of religion and politics. An Aries is generally a quick-witted person, but sometimes unable to draw the line or comprehend why their pattern of thought cannot be followed by others. They enjoy championing causes in the efforts of aiding others, as hopeless and futile as these efforts may prove to be. This is another trait which does not bring good fortune to Aries – as he/she will sometimes act impulsively and be over-optimistic in their plans.

    An Aries always enjoys a challenge. This challenge may just be frustration, or may prove to be a quite noble cause. However, the impulsiveness of an Aries sometimes means that they will not take the time to plan their actions, which could lead to a ram lost in the woods, without a cross to bear.

    An Aries usually makes a good athlete, doctor, explorer (of new ideas as well as uncharted territory), soldier, sailor, pilot, or leaders. Much as they are the Ram, there is still the little lamb inside of any Arian, which means that a sensitive side still does exist. One thing an Aries must develop is a talent akin to knowing the difference between what you can change, and what you cannot. This requires patience, the acquiring of which is definitely may prove to be the greatest accomplishment an Aries may achieve, and certainly the most difficult.

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