Symbol – The Ram
Element – Fire
Ruling Planet – Mars
Color – Red
Quality – Cardinal
Birthstone – Aquamarine and Diamond
Dates – March 21 – April 19
Aries Zodiac Sign Overview
The symbol of the Aries zodiac sign is the ram, a slow but determined creature that uses its horns to push through every obstacle.
Aries is the same, working hard and ploughing forward to get what they want, largely oblivious to who and what they need to push out of the way to get there.
A cardinal zodiac sign, Aries always likes to be at the front. They are leaders and like to control every group and every situation.
They also like to try new things and be the first to do something. They will also always put their wants and needs first.
Aries is one of the Fire signs. Like all the fire signs, Aries is fiercely passionate about life.
Ruled by the Roman god of war, this sign isn’t afraid to do battle when needed. However, they also tend to have a bit of a short temper and can find themselves arguing over the little things.
Aries loves fiery red, and their confidence means that they can pull it off on a way that others can’t. Red is the color of good luck and fortune in Chinese culture, and for Aries.
Aries Personality & Traits
Strengths – Energetic, Independent, Adventurous
Weaknesses – Self-Centred, Overly Competitive, Quick Tempered
Likes – Self-Improvement, Trying New Things, Anything Physical
Dislikes – Taking Orders, Inactivity, Delays
Aries Traits, Strengths & Likes
Aries can be described as independent, confident, energetic, dynamic and ambitious.
They always have a goal in mind and love having a challenge.
They can’t stand inactivity and sameness, and always want to be doing something new and exciting. They love to be the first person to try anything, and prefer to be trendsetters than followers.
Aries has the focus and the determination to do what it takes to get what they want in life, and they aren’t afraid of the hard work needed to succeed. But the success plan had better be theirs.
A prominent Aries trait is how they like to be in control. They know that their plan will be better than everybody else’s, and they expect that others will be happy to follow, which they often are.
Aries, however, can struggle to be a team player, and can’t stand taking orders from someone else.
Aries tend to be highly competitive and like to be the best at everything. They aren’t the type to let kids win at a game just because they are kids.
As a result of this, this zodiac sign tends to like physical challenges, where there is a clear winner. So, you will often find Aries at the gym, competing in individual sports, or leading a team sport.
Aries Challenges & Weaknesses
One of the Fire signs, Aries has an inner burning flame that makes them very confident, passionate, determined and brave.
However, they are also impatient and short-tempered.
Ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war, they have a tendency to argue and fight. This can be exacerbated by their tendency to see things in terms of black and white, and inability to engage in the grey areas of an issue.
Aries’ charisma means that they attract people to them easily, and their passion for life is infectious. They will try and make the most of every moment.
Nevertheless, maintaining healthy relationships is more difficult. Aries can tend to be overly confident to the point of arrogance, and also competitive to a fault.
As a result, this zodiac sign isn’t afraid to stand on other people in order to get to the top.
Also, when they fail, they expose themselves to a level of self-criticism which can be emotionally damaging.
Aries tends to be very focussed on themselves, what they want and what they need. This can leave them “out of tune” with what the people around them are thinking and feeling.
They can also be completely oblivious of how hurtful their words and actions are, and often miss important signals that the people close to them need help.
Aries Love, Sex and Compatibility
In the game of love, Aries likes to take the initiative and be in control. You won’t find this sign nursing any secret crushes. Aries will speak up.
Their confidence means that they aren’t really afraid of rejection. If they suffer a knockback from someone at a bar, they will shrug it off as the other person’s loss.
However, a rejection from someone that they really like can trigger self-criticism and depression.
Aries’ biggest challenge when they are in a relationship is to understand what their partner is feeling.
They tend to be so occupied with their own feelings that they are oblivious to the signs that their partner is not feeling the same way (a tendency that can extend to the bedroom as well).
Aries needs to work on empathizing more and trying to understand their partner’s perspective.
Leo and Aries make a good match as they are both bold and ambitious. They will fuel each other to excel and exceed, but also won’t put up with any nonsense from the other.
Libra makes a great opposite as they are very sensitive to the feelings of others, but have a thick skin to deal with Aries’ courseness. They will also tell Aries when their behavior is insensitive.
Aries and Cancer don’t tend to make a good match. Cancer is deeply empathetic to the feelings of others, and they will often see Aries’ behaviour and words as callous and shallow.
Both also tend to put their own needs first, which means that they can struggle to compromise and find common ground.
- Learn more about Aries Compatibility
Aries men are direct when they see someone they like. They tend to be very affectionate with the objects of their desire. However, they are terrible at reading signals, so can come off as the annoying, overly persistent guy.
Aries men aren’t afraid of commitment. He is always making plans for the future. However, his plans will be very much focussed on what he wants, and he will expect their partner to fit in.
- Bad at reading signals
- Aren’t afraid of commitment
- Want a partner that will fit into their plans
Learn more about Aries men.
- Signs an Aries Man Likes You
- How to Get an Aries Man to Chase You
- How to Get an Aries Man to Miss You
- Best Gifts for an Aries Man
Aries women are also refreshingly upfront when it comes to relationships, their emotions, and letting other people know what they want. If they like someone, they will tell them.
When in a relationship, they don’t expect their partner to read their mind and guess what they want.
But Aries women aren’t so in tune with their partner’s needs. This can result in double standards in which their partner is expected to bend over backwards to make them happy, but Aries won’t necessarily do the same.
- Forward and upfront
- Clear on what they like and don’t like
- Doesn’t play games
- Clear on exactly what they want from a relationship
- Want a partner who will worship and support them
Learn more about Aries women.
Aries Career and Money
Aries are natural leaders, which makes them great for leadership and management.
Not only do they like to be in charge, but others tend to naturally fall into place behind them. Their enthusiasm for new projects will rub off on teams and ensure things start with a bang! Finishing can be another question.
Aries likes the big highs of success, but aren’t so diligent when it comes to dotting the Is and crossing the Ts at the end of a project. They also have a tendency to be overly blunt and critical, which can cause problems in the workplace.
Aries often work best in freelance roles, where they can come in and get a new, exciting project started, but don’t need to stay on for the bedding in process.
This also makes the most of their skills to pull together new and dynamic teams, but doesn’t require that they deal with long-term people management issues.
Their ability to sell themselves means that they will never have any shortage of work.
Aries is not frivolous with their money, and has no problem making sacrifices in order to save pennies for things that are important, like a house or a car.
However, they also understands the importance of investing in themselves, and see some expenses as non-negotiable. They won’t be cancelling their gym membership or regular hair appointments in order to save a few dollars.
Aries Self-Care Tips
While Aries can be confident to the point of arrogance, their tendency to compare themselves with others can be damaging to their self-esteem. If they find themselves wanting, they can take self-criticism and self-reproach to a dark level.
For the best mental health, they should try not to compete with the people around them and evaluate themselves based on the success of others.
Rather, people of this zodiac sign need to focus on being better than they were yesterday.
As Aries loves achieving, they can benefit from setting small achievable goals and letting themselves celebrate the little wins.
“The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” – Unknown
Famous Aries Personality
The famous songstress is known for her diva voice, but also her diva antics. She likes to have things a certain way, and has been known to fly into a temper tantrum when things aren’t just right.
However, when Carey took control of her career, her determination to succeed and ability to put in the hard work has made her one of the most recognizable and respected singers of her generation.
Jackie Chan perfectly encapsulates the physicality of Aries, as well as their desire for self-growth as he is constantly mastering new skills and perfecting his art.
Chan also displays the determination of this zodiac, making his way in Hollywood despite his humble origins and growing up illiterate. This did nothing to knock Chan’s confidence and self-belief.
One of the most sort after actresses in Hollywood in the 1990s, Shannon Doherty also has a bad girl reputation. She is known for having a bit of a temper!
Aries the warrior, it is said that her feuds with fellow actors and with producers over show control were the reason that she left both Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed early in the shows runs.
The prolific independent filmmaker is known to play by his own rules. He makes films that appeal to him, rather than necessarily conform to film industry standard. This has earned him a cult following, while others suggest that it is self-indulgent.
He displays clear natural leadership ability, able to bring together strong ensemble casts in order to realise his ambitious projects.