As an Aries, you're a fire sign with an explosive temperament. You're a stubborn person and often do as you please. That said, your courage and your determination are exemplary.
10 Essential facts to know about Aries
- Aries dates: March 21 to April 19
- Strong suits: Speed, strength
- Qualities: Courage, sincerity
- Flaws: Anger, impatience
- Your gemstones: Ruby, Amethyst
- Your planet: Mars
- Your element: Fire
- Your colors: Red
- Your metals: Steel, iron
- Corresponding part of the body: Head, blood
The astrological meaning of Aries
As a child of Mars, you are a dynamic person who needs to be on the move all the time. Impetuous by nature, you move forward with a bang, without ever looking back and thinking about the consequences. However, when obstacles appear, you often run away and try your luck elsewhere. You are independent and impulsive, meaning you have a hard time controlling your temper. Indeed, you are a passionate person who loves to be seduced, yet when it comes to love, you prefer to do the chasing!
The dates and personality of the Aries sign
The dates go from March 21 - April 19. This sign is influenced by Mars, making its natives impulsive and energetic. The symbol of Aries represents the fighting nature of folks belonging to it.
Like Leo and Sagittarius, Aries is a sign of fire and these folks like to take initiative, even if sometimes they don't master the outcomes. Their element can make these natives excellent pioneers. Although, difficulties can arise for them when they become impatient, too aggressive, or even angry. When tension builds, techniques to reduce stress would be useful.
Aries can easily move from ideas to action and channel his energy in a very efficient way, and he is very good at asserting his opinions.
Natives of Aries are brave by nature and are rarely afraid to face hardships or take risks, but under the influence of Mars, Aries need to ensure their safety in order to avoid injury. Indeed, physical activities will help to strengthen and channel their energy.
Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:
Aries is a cardinal sign because it kicks off spring; the first solar season. Its constellation occupies the primary 30° of celestial longitude of the zodiac. This is known as a sign of action, energy, enthusiasm, and projection towards the future. These natives are endowed with blind boldness that pushes them forward.
What are the qualities of Aries?: These people are authentic and sincere
You are a passionate person, and this passion drives you to give the best of yourself in all situations. You are also very enthusiastic. Furthermore, you do not hesitate to spread this joy for life to those around you, and are often the motor behind other people.
You are genuine, you are very sincere with your entourage, and they know that they can ask your opinion in all transparency. Likewise, you always answer according to the feelings you feel, and this quality allows you to be in total agreement with yourself. In addition, you like to put plans in place, and you are a real powerhouse. Every action is guided by your heart because you are a spontaneous person, with you, reason has no place...
You know how to let your hair down, and you don't think about the consequences. For you, living in the moment is more important than anything else. This vision pushes you to be often intrepid and in the face of danger, you never back down. Adventure motivates you daily, and each obstacle is a new way to grow and to show your determination.
You never let yourself be discouraged because you know how to adapt to every situation. You can then easily appropriate things to make them intelligible, and this quality makes your projects easier when you have to deal with new things.
'The three most important things for this sign are trust, loyalty and respect.'
What are Aries' negative traits?: They have way too much energy!
Your overflowing energy can quickly tire your loved ones, to the point where they frequently say that you are hard to keep up with. Because of this dynamism, you constantly seize the opportunities available to you, for fear of getting bored. Although, you'll need to learn to plan your tasks if you don't want to lose your footing.
Making things last can also make them interesting, and moving too fast can lead you to make questionable choices. Instead, take the time to analyze all the possibilities to choose the best solution. Your passion blinds you, and you tend to forget what's around you, yet in fact, reason can be an excellent ally in the most difficult decisions. It doesn't only have negative sides!
Since you are always on the move, you feel like everything rests on your shoulders. You ought to try to let go if you want to give those around you some freedom. Moreover, your frankness can quickly pass for arrogance with some people. Try to think things through when talking to people you know are sensitive, if not, you could hurt their feelings. In short, if you want to achieve your full potential, you need to learn to channel all your energy and to be a little more considerate of those around you.
What does it mean to have Aries as your rising sign?
To have Aries rising sign in your natal chart is lucky and means you go beyond your limits in order to move forward. Very often people marked by this ascendant are feisty, impulsive, determined and have several hobbies. In short, this ascendant makes folks hyperactive!
- If you want to learn more, calculate your rising sign here -
Your sun sign + Aries rising:
|Main traits described:|
Aries sun Aries rising
|Focused and determined|
Taurus sun Aries rising
|Stable yet fiery|
Gemini sun Aries rising
|Creative and pensive|
Cancer sun Aries rising
|Sensitive and energetic|
Leo sun Aries rising
|Confident and flamboyant|
Virgo sun Aries rising
|Feisty and focused|
Libra sun Aries rising
|Adaptable and mature|
Scorpio sun Aries rising
|Passionate and sensual|
Sagittarius sun Aries rising
|Brave and dynamic|
Capricorn sun Aries rising
|Bold and sensible|
Aquarius sun Aries rising
|Creative and original|
Pisces sun Aries rising
|Optimistic and smart|
Aries compatibility: Who is your perfect match?
The ideal person for an Aries must be strong, determined and enterprising. They will have to support you in the most difficult moments and accompany you in your desire for novelty. You appreciate people who take care of them because you pay particular attention to the physical aspect. Indeed, seduction is for you an unavoidable element in a relationship, so it is out of the question to let yourself go.
Aries is compatible with:
- Libra: Learn more about the Libra - Aries compatibility
- Leo: What does the Leo - Aries compatibility have to offer?
- Sagittarius: How strong is the Sagittarius - Aries compatibility?
These are the people you need to avoid spending time with...
In order not to keep your audacity and enthusiasm intact, you ought to avoid people who spend their time complaining at all costs. Whiners who constantly moan about their fate yet do nothing to act on it will only bring you down. Your long-term projects are very important to you, so don't spoil them for this kind of person. Consciously or unconsciously, these individuals will constantly put you in a bad mood and shatter your dreams, which is why you should detach yourself from them quickly.
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Susan Taylor’s insights: The final word on Aries
The Aries personality certainly doesn’t lack valor, dexterity, skill, and ability, but sometimes comes up short in their interpersonal relationships. If they don't channel their energy well, Aries can become a real bully! This is a sign that aims for prestigious positions and that are in some way related to power. For more insights into this sign, connect with an Astrofame advisor.
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* Literature Source: The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, Author; Joanna Martine Woolfolk, Published in 2012 and available here: Amazon - The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
No problems with most of the well known Aries female traits save one: the need to 'test' someone in whom they might be interested. That's pretty arrogant and entitled, not exactly a sign of maturity. What is the point of trying to start a relationship with someone who's convinced it's her right to test and judge you? Is this really someone I want to know and associate with? I don't feel I have the right to pass judgement on others for any reason. Someone who IS OK with this may turn out to be more aggravation, frustration, and jail time than is worth it. Get a grip Sam, and grow up.