Sun Sign Aries
Active Ardent Brave Bouncy Competitive Direct Enthusiastic Impatient Impetuous Impulsive Independent Lively Romantic WINNERS!
ARIES PERSONALITY TRAITS
- Aries are natural-born romantics. Everything comes from their heart.
- They love winning, coming first and being first.
- They are naturally playful and amusing.
- They hate being told to wait (unless there is a very good reason).
- They dread disappointment.
- They appear confident, competitive, independent and full of energy.
- They are naturally brave and courageous but they tend to rush in head-first without thinking things through.
ARIES AND HEALTH
Aries are naturally hot-headed. They often suffer with tension headaches & migraines because they find it difficult to slow down and switch off. They also have to guard against getting dehydrated. A tendency to dash forward can make them accident-prone.
ARIES AND MONEY
Aries sees money as a means to an end. It buys independence and allows them to prioritise their own goals. Aries become rich by taking a pro-active, pioneering approach and by initiating ways to attack anything that might prevent them from getting exactly what they want.
ARIES CAREER PROSPECTS
The most goal-oriented of all the signs, Aries need to see rapid results in order to stay motivated. Careers with well defined aims suit them best. They also prefer to work on their own initiative. They are OK about taking orders, but they prefer to carry them out in their own way, on their own terms. They certainly do not like being bossed around! Their highly competitive streak keeps them on their toes and often puts them well ahead of any rivals. They will be successful in organisations that encourage them to achieve specific targets. The independent, enterprising and entrepreneurial abilities of Aries equip them with the qualities needed to be self-employed and enable them to forge their own career paths.
ARIES IS RULED BY MARS, PLANET OF ACTION & ENERGY
- Active and physically energetic, needs exercise
- Quick off the mark, likes to be first
- Keen to get going, task-oriented
- Motivated by goals, aims and objectives
- Highly competitive, wants to win
- Enthusiastic, eager and easily excited
- Impulsive, sometimes starts too soon, must learn to wait
- Impatient, can push too hard, must learn to conserve energy
- Intolerant, can be selfish, must learn to share
ARIES ELEMENT & QUALITY
Cardinal Quality & Fire Element
This combination makes the 1ST zodiac sign actively competitive and very keen to win. Aries can become quite negative and dejected without something definite to aim for, or goals which help them to channel their natural drive in ways that excite and inspire them. This energy is best directed towards targets with a well-defined series of short-term steps, allowing Aries to maintain momentum & motivation.
ARIES IS THE 1ST ZODIAC SIGN
Independent, self-motivated, physically active, direct, brave, competitive, go-getting – Aries wants to win! But its energy can be self-centred and pushy. Aries individuals do not find it easy to see things from anyone else’s point of view. They are focused on their own goals and if others advise them against doing something, they are more likely to want to do it!
ARIES IS LINKED TO THE 1ST HOROSCOPE HOUSE
The Aries House is all about making an impact and creating first impressions. Aries personalities tend to leave a mark, thanks to their self-motivated and assertive approach to life. But they can also come across as too focussed on their own agenda, which makes them seem intolerant of others. As the 1ST House represents making an entrance on the Earth Plane, its energy points to situations and circumstances surrounding actual physical birth.
The Three Decans of Aries
Each zodiac sign is 30 days long and is divided into three Decans of 10 days each.
THE 1ST DECAN IS DOUBLE ARIES, RULED BY PLANET MARS
The first ten days of Aries is the most driven and independent section of the sign. Aries’ energy in the First Decan is particularly competitive and courageous. There is a strong need for physical movement and goals to aim for. This type of Aries is really lost without something specific to get on with, which is when they become impatient and frustrated. Their instincts are sharp and they thrive on taking the initiative, but they do have to guard against moving too fast, or too soon.
The Mars influence on this Decan suggests a natural ability for high impact activities such as sport, dance, acrobatics and other daring and vigorous exploits that require a strong streak of adrenaline! This energy demands a front-line position. It seeks exhilaration and exhaustion rather than sitting safely on a sofa, watching someone else enjoying the action role.
THE 2ND DECAN OF ARIES IS LINKED TO LEO, RULED BY THE SUN
Amazingly and amusingly self-assured, these Aries are strong on self-confidence. They are natural leaders and motivators with the potential to bring out the best in their followers. But they can be bossy, impatient and dismissive of those who cannot keep up with them. This type of Aries needs respect and recognition. They are suited to a solo role, taking a centre-stage position. They can be self-involved and have to avoid arrogant or big-headed behaviour.
The Sun’s influence on this kind of Aries indicates a natural flair for fun, drama, performance and playacting, making them very attractive to children. It is easy to fall in love with these romantic, charismatic characters but beware of their high-maintenance, diva-like demands!
THE 3RD DECAN OF ARIES IS LINKED TO SAGITTARIUS, RULED BY PLANET JUPITER
This is Aries energy at its most adventurous. Excited by the thought of new encounters, these Rams are happy to go out into the unknown – almost where angels fear to tread! Intelligent, rather restless and easily bored, this Aries type needs to keep expanding their frontiers of knowledge and experience.
Aries is at its optimum level of optimistic in this Decan, but also at its most tactless and slapdash. It will engage with activities that interest and excite but brush past issues which ask for a higher level of commitment. The Third Decan Aries blurts out the truth as they see it, which could be quite a shock to those on the receiving end of their uncompromising honesty.
Aries in Relationships
Passionate and impulsive, Aries often fall in love at first sight. They are physically very affectionate and playful. They relish winning, coming first and being the best. Being in a relationship with an Aries can sometimes feel you are in a competition you did not know you had entered.
Aries are very direct and straightforward and most of the time you can see exactly where you stand with them. If they like you they show it, if you have upset them, you will know at once.
Aries cannot help competing. They will support and encourage you so long as you lag behind them. They do not like it if you overtake them or if you jump to the front of the queue for attention.
Aries are quick learners and independent workers. Give them the initiative and they will take it. But do not forget to praise their progress and reward their efforts.
A motivated attitude is essential to Aries if they are to achieve their full potential. Their key relationship is the one they have with their targets, goals, aims and objectives.
Compatibility between the Zodiac Sign Elements
FIRE, EARTH, AIR, WATER SIGNS
Astrology suggests that it is easier for the three signs within one Element to get on together, as the energy which drives them comes from the same source. But this does not mean that relationships between signs from different elements are doomed to fail, although it might take longer for them to understand and accommodate the differences between them.
ARIES IS A FIRE SIGN
ARIES with FELLOW FIRE SIGNS The Fire Signs share an enthusiastic and optimistic approach to life, but there might be fierce competition amongst themselves for centre stage.
- ARIES The best solution is a three-legged race so they can cross the winning line together!
- LEO This works well if Aries is willing to be bossed around and Leo is ready to offer energy and enthusiasm.
- SAGITTARIUS Make sure you agree on an itinerary. Aries wants to get to the destination while Sagittarius is more interested in the journey.
ARIES with EARTH SIGNS Fire & Earth Signs can create extremely productive partnerships so long as their roles are clearly defined and properly rewarded.
- TAURUS A combination that is rather like The Hare & The Tortoise. Aries is raring to go while Taurus prefers to take their time. If you comprehend this contrast in pace, you can both win.
- VIRGO This pair covers all the corners. Aries provides the motivation and Virgo takes care of the detail.
- CAPRICORN These two share an ambitious streak but disagreements arise when Aries demands spur of the moment decisions and Capricorn insists on long-term planning.
ARIES with AIR SIGNS Fire is naturally attracted to Air as these elements complement each other very well. Timing is important however, as things can happen too fast & misunderstandings can occur.
- GEMINI This pair move at the speed of lightning. Aries loves to zoom and Gemini is quite capable of matching the pace.
- LIBRA Although it is an attraction of opposites, this partnership can work so long as Aries is prepared to co-operate when Libra asks for compromise.
- AQUARIUS this is an interesting combination as both signs value independence but passionate Aries could be too much for cool Aquarius.
ARIES with WATER SIGNS Fire and Water is quite a steamy mix! There is loads of emotion and excitement although it can be draining and exhausting too.
- CANCER Trust does not come easy to these two. Tactless Aries can speak without thinking and moody Cancerians are easily offended. It is a creative combination though.
- SCORPIO This dynamic duo energise each other with regular sparring matches. But Aries forgive and forget far quicker than brooding Scorpio.
- PISCES These two are a Zodiac-style Laurel and Hardy. Aries is decisive and Pisces is dreamy.
Compatibility between the Zodiac Sign Qualities
CARDINAL, FIXED & MUTABLE SIGNS
Traditional Astrology used to believe that it would be difficult for the four signs within one Quality to get on together. Actually they are perfectly capable of bringing out the best in one another. But relationships between them can be challenging for both partners, as disagreements can arise when their energies clash or turn confrontational.
ARIES IS A CARDINAL SIGN
ARIES with FELLOW CARDINAL SIGNS CANCER, LIBRA & CAPRICORN
It is a question of motivation. The four cardinal signs share an enthusiasm for setting goals and for encouraging one another to achieve their ambitions. Difficulties would arise if the cardinal urge to compete cropped up, creating rivalry within the relationship about who should lead and who should follow.
CARDINAL ARIES with FIXED SIGNS TAURUS, LEO, SCORPIO & AQUARIUS
It is a question of outcomes. Cardinal signs insist on identifying goals and timelines as they expect to see results sooner or later. Fixed signs tend to get caught up in an ongoing situation and will prolong the process in order to stay involved with it. But Fixed signs can provide the patience that Cardinal signs sometimes lack and Cardinal signs can help Fixed signs to avoid becoming stale and stuck.
CARDINAL ARIES with MUTABLE SIGNS GEMINI, VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS & PISCES
It is a question of priorities. Once they have identified a specific target, Cardinal signs make it their main objective and aim their energies towards achieving it. Mutable signs tend to lack focus as their main motivation is to find variety and diversity in life. But Mutable signs can help their Cardinal pals to keep a range of options open rather than pursuing just one route, and Cardinal signs can help their Mutable partners to concentrate on one goal at a time.
ARIES IS A YANG SIGN RULED BY THE PLANET MARS
Mars (called Ares in Greek mythology) is the competitive, hot-headed God of War. His influence makes Aries impatient and energetic. He gives Aries their willingness to fight and their love of coming first. According to Greek myth, Ares was patron and protector of the Amazons, a tribe of brave, independent, warrior women. He was also linked to assertive Eris, goddess of War. The Eris influence gives Aries their courage and independent spirit, helping them to stand up for what they want.
Aries and the Tarot
FIRE SIGNS AND THE SUIT OF WANDS
Aries has an affinity with the suit of WANDS which represents energy that is spontaneous, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial. Wands are about action and adventure. They can also symbolise personal motivation and leadership potential.
Note: Your Zodiac Sign refers to which astrological constellation the Sun appeared to be in on the date of your birth. Each sign lasts for about 30 days, starting from around the 21st of each calendar month. If you were born close to the cusp of one sign and the next, you will need to check your year of birth for which date and at what time on that date, the Sun moved signs.
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