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Aries Sign:
The Definitive Guide

Welcome to Aries. 

The first Zodiac Sign.  The first fire sign. This first through door attitude is iconic for Aries energy.

We will take a look at Aries as the sign, and the energy of Aries as it passes through all of the planets.

If you have planets in Aries or you will also be able to take a look at Aries through the houses.

Let’s take a deeper look.

Zodiac Sign Aries

Aries Sign – The First Sign Of The Zodiac

Aries signs are the leaders and instigators of the Zodiac and the first in line to get things going.

Whether things get done is another question altogether.

Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete.  

Like Leo and Sagittarius (the other two fires signs), these people are a light that is seen, however bold, crash and direct they might be.

They are impulsive and spontaneous with there social life and could learn to take a deep breath once in a while.

Like most cardinal signs, If you have a project that is needing a kick-start? Call an Aries, by all means. 

The leadership qualities displayed by Aries are most impressive, so don’t be surprised if they can rally the troops against seemingly insurmountable odds – they have that kind of personal magnetism.

This astrological sign won’t shy away from the new ground, either. 

Those born under this sign are often called the pioneers of the zodiac, and it’s their daring trek into the unknown that usually wins the day.

Aries is a bundle of energy and dynamism, kind of like a Pied Piper, leading people along with its charm and charisma.

The dawning of a new day and all of its possibilities are pure bliss to an Aries.

Zodiac Sign: Aries

  • Sign: Aries
  • Dates: March 21 – April 20
  • Symbol: The Ram
  • Element: Fire
  • Ruling Planet: Mars
  • House Ruler: 1st House
  • Modality: Cardinal
  • Polarity: Masculine / Yang
  • High/Light Traits:
    Bravery, Leadership, Inspirational
  • Low/Shadow Traits:
    Selfishness, Egotistical, Impatient
  • Keyword: I Am
  • Glyph:
A set of Aries Sign Symbols & Icons

Aries Dates

Aries is from 21st March until 19th April every year. People often ask

What Month is Aries?

Where are you can see from above, it is a bit of both. 

It is 10 days of March and 19 days of April.

 

Aries Symbol: The Ram

The Aries sign is symbolised by the ram. The ram has come to represent male fertility, aggression, and courage. In history, Rams were often symbols of leadership. Aries natives are said to be leaders and pioneers.

Rams charge in and butt their heads into their enemies and Aries natives are thought to approach life “head-on.”

The glyph for Aries is a straightforward one — it depicts the ram’s horns.

Aries Constellation

Here we have an image of the Aries constellation seen in the sky.

Obviously the lines are drawn in so you can see the constellation. 

Aries Personality

1The Fire Sign

As the first sign, in the beginning, there was fire. Aries is the first one out of the traps and off he goes. Fire in the forms of action, aggression, war, leadership, bravery, quick temper all personifies Aries exactly.

2 The Cardinal Sign

As the God of War, Aries rules Leadership like no other, and this is an area in which they shine.  Like the other cardinal signs, they like to take action and initiate, even if they have no plan to follow through.

3 The Ruling Planet

Along with (modern) Scorpio, the ruling planet Mars governs Aries, so action, initiation, war, and temperaments are the flavour of the month.

High Aries Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Aries high traits include the following traits:

Firm boundaries, independent, hot, earnest, determined, outgoing, warm, executive, guileless, generous, spontaneous, idealistic, encouraging, authentic, present, assertive, self-starter, motivating, directive, confident, expressing, passionate, self-directed, leading, quick, alert, sharp, courageous, pioneering, innovative.

At the highest level, Aries bring new ideas, visions, and truths to the world. They “catch the world on fire” and set small, significant events in motion.

Low Aries Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Aries low traits include the following traits:

Overzealous, crude, lustful, inflicting pain, blaming, rejecting, jealous, dumping feelings on others, self-righteous, overconfident, exaggerating, poor timing (always rushing), impulsive, self-centered, arrogant, monopolising, blurting (over-disclosing), impatient,  extremes of self-criticism or pride, competitive, narcissistic, short-tempered.

They can be blind to own faults, poor judgements, biases, and untenable positions, and stubbornly refuse to face the truth.

Likes

  • Action
  • Coming In First
  • Challenges
  • Championing Causes
  • Spontaneity

Dislikes

  • Waiting Around
  • Admitting Failure
  • No Opposition
  • Tyranny
  • Other Peoples Advice

Aries Compatibility

When you are looking at Aries compatibility with another sign, there are many things to consider.

“They say” that traditionally, Aries signs are compatible with the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius.

Purely because fundamentally, their needs are very similar.

Possibly with their opposite sign, Libra. Relationships with opposite signs tend to be very powerful.

Compatibility

However, to look at compatibility with another sign, you would have to get a synastry compatibility report.

It’s possible to have a loving and meaningful relationship with signs considered “incompatible”. In the case of Aries, these two signs would be Cancer and Capricorn.

Planets In Aries:

 

Planets in The Aries Sign – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Aries element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Aries influences the planet in a bit more detail.

Sun in Aries Sign

The Sun (to integrate) in Aries (energetic and urgent)

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. It’s the sign of action, initiative and new beginnings. It likes to plunge right into things without planning. Aries are high energy; the House with Aries on the cusp is where you’ll tend to be active, energetic, and take the initiative. Aries is the archetype of the warrior. Any planets in Aries will be highly charged, expressing themselves actively in life.

The body comes first with Aries. Sun in Aries people is natural athletes. What is happening right at the moment is most important to Aries over anything else. Impatience is a particular vice of theirs, yet innovation is a tremendous strength. Aries love to start anything new, and they have trouble sitting still. Sun in Aries loves nothing more nothing more than a fresh slate, the promise of another day and a brand new start from scratch. Also, Sun is Aries enjoy a challenge, and Aries Suns are happiest when their lives are active and moving forward.

There is often a childlike quality to all Aries Sun people, and it’s usually quite charming.

Moon In Aries Sign

The Moon (to react to) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

You tend to react to things emotionally (water), although your response is swift, short and soon forgotten (urgent, cardinal). You feel things deeply, but not for long. You can find new things to react to (enterprising), and you express yourself from your feelings (active). There is an honesty about this (active).

When the Moon is in Aries, adaptability and inconstancy in their efforts to initiate are present. Frequent emotional upheavals due to a fiery temper or impulsive displays of emotion are possible. Patience is not your strong suit and if things don’t happen the way you want and there is a possibility you could go off like a bolt of lightning, though this is not to be confused with a temper. They tend to be spontaneous, temperamental, headstrong and you dislike restraint. They are very direct in thought, action, and speech and everyone know how they feel unless they have other aspects that would affect this in your chart. They hate showing any personal weakness or that you need any support, comfort, or nurturing from others. A fair amount of physical activity is right for you so you can work off those moods you get into once in a while.

Mercury in Aries Sign

Mercury (to communicate) in Aries Sign (energetic and urgent).

They have a quick mind. (urgent). They express themselves energetically and impulsively, with a sense of urgency. They are good at thinking up new ideas and expressing them (Cardinal), sometimes very forcibly. They prefer to talk about things of great moment and enjoy conflict (fire). They are direct and honest (as you see it) (active). With Mercury in Aries, they are outspoken and direct in speech and actions.

Their thoughts are original and filled with enthusiasm and high energy. They love a good argument or debate and like to compete and strategize with their mind. They say what they mean and don’t pull any punches. They are opinionated and love to share those opinions, even if not asked to do so. It is hard for them to sit still. Their thoughts and words are quick and impulsive, and They’re may at times suffer from foot-in-mouth disease. Their plans may be evident. A great wit and an entertaining personality help make them popular. They don’t like to be told how to do things and want the freedom to do things their way. They may be quick-tempered, but hardly ever carry a grudge. They get over things quickly, then move on

Venus in Aries Sign

Venus (to harmonise) in Aries Sign (energetic and urgent).

They enjoy being first (cardinal) in matters related to fashion and beauty. They may also seek new forms of entertainment. They follow your pleasures energetically and urgently. They must have it! They are direct with the opposite sex and loved ones, and you might be too direct in areas of romance, even coarse. They may fall in love with someone at sight and have a whirlwind romance (cardinal).

Venus in Aries Sign people flirts by being up-front, lucky, direct and even daring. They try to win you over by expressing how enterprising and independent they are by letting them know about their accomplishments. Their style of expressing love can be very “me” focused, but the right person for them will find this approach charming. They’re turned on by activity and energy. Some turn-offs include a relationship that is considered stuffy or too “mature”, vagueness, and beating around the bush. They require plenty of stimulation for a relationship to remain fresh. Venus in Aries Signs likes to take the lead in love, even if their Sun Sign is gentle Pisces.

Mars in Aries Sign

Mars (to assert) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

They are not afraid to stick up for themselves or others. They have a bold me-first attitude. They are honest and follow their agenda (active). They are impulsive but are prone to run out of steam (cardinal). So if they do not attain your goals quickly, then they go on and do something else. Mars in Aries people are impulsive. Their frustration flares rapidly but doesn’t last too long. They rarely hold grudges or resentment. When they pay attention to their gut, they make good decisions and get things done quickly.

Mars in Aries get restless if life gets predictable. Aries Mars is irritated when people beat around the bush and those who are slow to act, contrary to themselves. They can be impatient and rude. They often work best on their own, so no one holds them back. On the downside, Mars in Aries people are renown for their lack of patience and discipline. On the upside, you know where you stand with Aries Mars. They’re passionate in their goals, their life, and in love. They are not particularly affectionate can come across as a bit selfish, but they are very energetic and playful. Aries Mars has a high libido. Mars in Aries Sign may not be overly sensitive to their partner. They aren’t into sensuality. They prefer the action. Long-term style relationships may be a bit of a challenge.

Jupiter in Aries Sign

Jupiter (to expand) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

They feel good (Jupiter) when you take the initiative (cardinal). They develop in areas that deal with physical energy and activity. However, it has to happen fast, or they will get bored and give up (fire). They like to get the big picture (Jupiter), but it is something to need quickly (urgent). They need to guard against being too generous or against gambling.

With Jupiter in Aries, they are enthusiastic, assertive, energetic, and filled with countless ideas on how to grow, promote, start, or expand the ideas which fill your head. They’re opinionated and can be very persuasive in getting people to go along with your plans and ideas. They like dealing with the big picture and have leadership qualities. Need to learn patience and to think before they act is probable. Their tendency to promise more than you can deliver should be kept in check by themselves. Tolerance of others people’s ideas and viewpoints should also be developed. They can sell things, ideas, material goods, philosophies. Over-optimism, conceit, self-centeredness, false pride, and fanaticism over some cause may be your most significant shortfalls with this position.

Saturn in Aries Sign

Saturn (to control) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

There’s a conflict between their tendency to act first and initiate (Aries) and their tendency to be controlled and hold back (Saturn). Their desire to do things quickly and straight away (Aries) balances with another willingness to look before they leap (prudence, earth), and also the eagerness to work hard and complete the job.  They may be terrified of acting like Aries, but this is what you need to deal with learning. The best quality of Saturn is a system, and the best quality of Aries is leadership.

Saturn in Aries, they can be a competent leader. This person is someone who is not afraid of going out and doing it no matter what it takes or how long it takes. Saturn’s worst quality is selfishness, and Aries worst quality is interference with the plans of others. They are also capable of meddling and trying to run the affairs of others. They may run roughshod over them in trying to get them to do their will rather than their own. They can be a real slave-driver. They dislike restraint of any kind and do not take kindly to others telling their pioneering, self-starting efforts. Freedom comes only with responsibility and discipline. Feelings of being inadequate may spur them on to tackle enormous undertakings to feel more valued or worthy. Stress from trying to accomplish too much may make them ill.

Uranus in Aries Sign

Uranus (to deviate) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

When Uranus is in Aries, the energy and assertiveness of Aries compliments the forthright, nervous energy of Uranus. Unless negatively aspected, Uranus here should endow plenty of originality and the motivation to use it in positive ways. There will be erratic tendencies, however, and patience is not enhanced. This placing highlights the search for what is new, out-of-the-ordinary and different. Caution must be developed.

Neptune in Aries Sign

Neptune (to refine) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

Their imagination can be fired with energy and urgency, creating an impressive person. They may be a religious person who seeks to convert others, making peace not war, but war, in a religious way. Aries in Neptune find themselves idealising various battles. They see the glory of physical courage and warfare and are willing to fight over something they consider sacred and do not see the line between spirituality and war. They’re inspirational (fire) and active (positive sign). They are not afraid to start things shot with their imagination. In a negative way, they are deceived in matters which they find exciting and passionate. However, they have the potential to dissolve barriers related to the self and achieve beyond the ordinary.

They could be strongly into religion, seeking to convert others in their personal crusade, though not believing in a traditional religion per se. They want to lift humanity to a higher plane of existence. This is implemented through peaceful ways or anarchistic methods. Neptune in Aries questions long-held beliefs and ideals. They seek alternatives to what they grew up with.

Pluto in Aries Sign

Pluto (to transform) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

They transform energetically and urgently your essential beingness. They probe into the deepest levels of your existence and forcibly assert their independence, for themselves or their group. They may try to get rid of past identities (fire) and how others might see and treat you. You can relinquish previous identities and create a new life with new beginnings. Those born with Pluto in Aries want to do whatever it takes to get what they desire. They can assess a situation immediately and see what they can get out of it for themselves. If they can’t turn something to their advantage, they are quick to look for another opportunity elsewhere.

Angles In Astrology

Angles In Aries – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Aries affect the house axis of the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.

Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Aries

Specific physical qualities often associated with Aries Rising include a fast walk, lean forward with their head. Often, they may be plagued by sinus and eye problems, and headaches, especially migraines, may be the bane of their existence. Some Aries Rising people often suffer from rashes, insect bites and acne. Their complexion could be a bit ruddy. They tend to turn red or blush quickly if they’re annoyed or angry. This Rising Sign often exhibits broad shoulders and slim hips. These people are quick to smile, and they retain youthfulness throughout their entire lives.

Those born with an Aries Ascendant are quick to anger and quick to let it pass. They don’t hold grudges as a rule. They prefer to be straightforward and direct. They prefer to be active rather than staying still and will not hesitate to stir something up to keep things interesting. They often may have difficulty finishing their projects because they would instead start something new.

Descendant in Aries Sign

You are drawn to courageous individuals who have no difficulty asserting themselves. Your partner may appear as an athletic individual or entrepreneur. You are looking for somewhat of a leader, a driver of their own life. While their Libra rising can make them indecisive and diplomatic, they may be drawn to a partner who either helps them make decisions or makes them on their behalf.

MC in Aries Sign

If the Midheaven (MC) is in Aries, the career path with clear direction and can dismiss unnecessary distractions. They would be inclined to self-employment or leadership, and are adept at keeping track progress in their goals. Their career should offer the ability to expand and grow on their own, the chance to lead others or self-lead and the opportunity to show their heroic qualities. They thrive without a strict routine and can work well under noisy or gritty conditions. They dream of trailblazing in their career field and to fulfil a sense of adventure in or out of the workplace.

Though not set in stone, they could be drawn to detective work, working with electronics, archaeology, journalism, working in a hospital or psychiatric ward, journalism, interviewing, armed forces, fitness instruction, firefighter, sports

IC in Aries Sign

The family theme you inherit here is fighter instinct, the lure of conflict, and very likely career in the armed forces, the navy or the air force. Most commonly it will be a male family member from whom you inherit your tremendous drive and refusal to back down. There will be one relative, more than any other, whom you resemble physically – but who also carries this theme in his/her life. They could also go back one or two branches of the family tree behind them to discover a similar life story and look – which of course they then pick up. In your own life, this may be the only Aries element in the horoscope, so it may not define you. If you are strong Aries, though, with three or more horoscope factors, a uniform could be part of their career. Police, ambulance and emergency services are also typical of an Aries IC as it’s the action-stations sign.

Astral Bodies in Aries

Astral Bodies In Aries – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Aries effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.

North Node in Aries Sign

People with Aries north node/Libra south node have spent many lifetimes mastering relationships. In previous lives, they have been married and worked in close partnership. They come to this life with strong interpersonal skills, naturally seeking synergies. The risk is that they compromise too much or fail to develop their own identities. Many get married or sign binding arrangements before forming their personalities. Later in life, they may go back to blaze a solo trail. Aries north node people must embrace their inner star power. When they do, they may rise to public prominence or step into a leadership role. There they’ll bring their natural gifts of diplomacy and compassion.

South Node in Aries Sign

If your North Node is in Libra and the South Node is in Aries, you have achieved a great deal of self-confidence from experience. With a competitive drive, you’ve learned to make swift and critical decisions, concerned mainly with self-interest and self-love in the past. Now you must take all of that self-esteem and spirit of competition and put it to work on behalf of others. Sharing and cooperation are keynotes as you learn to be sensitive to the needs of others.

The SN in Aries or the 1st house instinctively knows how to meet personal desires. The individual has learned to satisfy own needs; they are capable of new beginnings. Moreover, they are born leaders possessing powerful pioneering energy.

Chiron in Aries Sign

Chiron in Aries’s healing journey involves the search for the Self – their true identity – and their gift is to be centred in their Higher Self. Paradoxically, they may only find a strong sense of self when they stop searching for it. This is because they already are that Self. When they assert their true identity as a spiritual being, they’ll be able to stay centred despite what others do or say. They can share their unique self by their mere presence because it’s so strong. Although they may not believe it, they’re a natural leader and innovator.

They can empower others to be stronger because they understand how it feels to be powerless. They may have a knack for timing their actions perfectly at the moment and can combine action with compassion. They can take the initiative to help others in a way that empowers them, and they can act as a catalyst in situations by making others feel alive.

Part of Fortune in Aries Sign

The Part of Fortune in the signs shows how you can find joy by allowing the energy of the sign to flow freely. With the Part of Fortune in Aries, you achieve happiness and success through exercising your intuition and being creative.

You have lots of energy and need plenty of projects and adventures to pour your creativity into. Life will flow more smoothly when you are bold, self-assertive, confident and spontaneous. You’ll tend to be fortunate when following your intuition to start something new. You can transcend any self-doubt and achieve your goals by being strong and independent.

Eros in Aries Sign

If you have Eros in the sign Aries, then you’ll experience love and sex as a war waiting to be won. You love nothing more than the chase and conquest associated with love, and you seldom wait long before a relationship turns sexual. With Eros in Aries, you tend to be more turned on by a prospective love partner who says “no” to your initial advances. This is like foreplay for you since the thrill of the chase is your doorway to experiencing complete sexual ecstasy. Hearing your lover proclaim that you’re the best sex he or she has ever had once you’ve made your conquest will feel like music to your soul. Eros in Aries must have plenty of physical sex to experience love. If the sex life of Eros in Aries dries up, it will not remain with a partner for long. Eros in Aries has a passionate sexual appetite. It must be fed.

Vertex in Aries Sign

You are expected to pick up the reins of leadership, initiate new directions, take a decisive stand, overcome inhibitions to activate personal drive, learn courage, and conquer fears. Doing these things may satisfy a fundamental need for expression that you are psychologically ready to fulfil. It can challenge your ability to lead, troubleshoot, or innovate, and it can bring talents forward from your unconscious that you were not aware of. You can gain awareness of personal courage and self-identity as well.

Not accomplishing these things may put the initiative into another’s hands or leave you unfulfilled because you have compromised or fallen into tempting mediocrity. It is also possible that you will develop a gap in your personality because of a psychologically damaging identity complex.

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