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1st Zodiac Sign & Horoscope House, Fire Element, Cardinal Quality

ARIES ARE Active Ardent Brave Bouncy Competitive Direct Enthusiastic Impatient Impetuous Impulsive Independent Lively Romantic WINNERS!

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Stephen King

What’s Your Sign?

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.


Aries is ruled by Mars, Planet of Energy & Action

  • 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 are natural-born competitors. Everything comes from their urge to win.
  • They love being the fastest and the first.
  • They dread disappointment and they hate being told to wait.
  • They can be playful and amusing.
  • They appear confident, independent and full of energy.
  • They are brave and courageous but they tend to rush in head-first without thinking things through.


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!

Aries 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 those born under the first zodiac sign equip them with the qualities needed to be self-employed and enable them to forge their own career paths.

Though their sometimes self-centred attitude can be irritating it also serves to galvanise less energetic types. Aries are great at coaching others by urging them to go for their goals and achieve their objectives. But while they are happy to take the role of leader, they soon lose patience with followers who fall behind or slow things down.


ROMANTIC 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.

FRIENDSHIP 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.

FAMILY 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.

PROFESSIONAL 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.

KEY RELATIONSHIP 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.


Aries Mums and Dads are usually great fun, thanks to their willingness to join in childhood games, sports and activities. But they can also be a bit pushy and impatient, with a tendency to expect instant results. Children who struggle to achieve the goals set by their Aries parent dread the sense that they have been a disappointment, or let the side down.

If you become a parent to an Aries child you will certainly need to up your energy levels! These little bundles of excited enthusiasm cannot wait to get going and are keen to test their own abilities. They tend to have low boredom thresholds so you will have to keep them occupied with a full programme of activities. They must learn to temper their impulsiveness, which can make them accident prone.


Aries are naturally hot-headed. They often suffer with tension headaches and 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 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.


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!


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 surrounding actual physical birth. Whatever the circumstances, Aries energy symbolises the process of pushing through the birth canal or being cut from the womb in order to incarnate as an independent life form.


It is quite possible that people born with Aries ascending over the Eastern horizon were in a hurry to arrive on the Earth plane! Their actual birth could have been a lot quicker than expected whether due to natural circumstances or accidental events. It may also be that some form of emergency surgery or intervention was involved.

In any case, this personality comes across as dynamic, motivated and ready for action. But catch them on a bad day when they have had to deal with delays and frustrations and the more impatient aspect of their nature will be evident.


As a Fire Sign, 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. They warn against actions driven by arrogance, impatience, restlessness and recklessness.


Aries is a Yang Sign ruled by Planet Mars (called Ares in Greek mythology). Mars 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. She contributes to Aries courage and independent spirit and helps them to stand up for what they want. But the feisty force of Mars and Eris combined can create an impatient, argumentative atmosphere which leads to conflict and aggression.



Aries Element is Fire and Quality is Cardinal

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 which excite and inspire them.

The energy is best directed towards targets with a well-defined series of short-term steps, allowing Aries to maintain momentum and motivation as they move forward.


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 with FELLOW FIRE SIGNS LEO & SAGITTARIUS The three Fire Signs share an enthusiastic and optimistic approach to life and they can have great fun together. But there could be fierce competition amongst themselves for centre stage, which might lead to clashes of wills and egos.

ARIES with EARTH SIGNS TAURUS, VIRGO & CAPRICORN Fire and Earth Signs can create extremely productive partnerships so long as their roles are clearly defined and properly rewarded. It is important that there is mutual respect for one another’s way of doing things.

ARIES with AIR SIGNS GEMINI, LIBRA & AQUARIUS Fire is naturally attracted to Air as these elements complement each other very well. Timing is important however, as things can happen too fast and misunderstandings may occur, especially if both partners are distracted by interests outside the relationship.

ARIES with WATER SIGNS CANCER, SCORPIO & PISCES Fire and Water is quite a steamy mix! There is loads of emotion and excitement although this combination can be draining and exhausting too. When these two elements make an effort to understand the ebb and flow of each others’ energies, their contradictions turn creative.


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 could arise when their energies clash or turn confrontational.

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 while Cardinal signs could help Fixed signs to avoid becoming stale and stuck in a rut.

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 overriding 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 could help their Cardinal pals to keep a range of options open rather than pursuing just one route, while Cardinal signs can ensure that their Mutable partners concentrate on one goal at a time.


The Zodiac Band is divided into 12 equal sections of 30 degrees. Each of the Twelve Zodiac Signs is sub-divided into Three Decans of 10 degrees, or about 10 days. The decans are based on the element of the sign.

The first decan of Aries is the strongest as it is a double dose of the same zodiac sign energies and characteristics. The second and third decans are modified by the qualities and traits of the other two signs belonging to the element of Fire – Leo & Sagittarius.


0 to 9.59 degrees of Aries (first ten days of the sign)

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.


10 to 19.59 degrees of Aries (middle ten days of the sign)

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!


20 to 29.59 degrees of Aries (last ten days of the sign)

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.

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