What the zodiac signs say about personality, relationships, career success, and more…

Key Aries Facts:

  • Dates: March 21 – April 19
  • Symbol: The Ram / A ram’s head
  • Mode & element: Cardinal Fire
  • Ruling planet: Mars
  • Astrology house: First
  • Body part: The Head
  • Mantra: I Am
  • Tarot card: The Emperor
  • Birthstone: Diamond
  • Zodiac color: Red

The Aries mantra of “I am” is reminiscent of the incredible inner strength and power that lies within them to manifest their own destiny and create their own path in life. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and that is how they perceive themselves – always the leaders and go-getters in any endeavor.

Aries Personality Traits

The cardinal nature of the Aries zodiac sign means that they tend to take charge and be leaders rather than followers. As natural-born pioneers, they are independent and bold, confident and determined – always striving to be the best and looking for new challenges to conquer. 

The aries zodiac sign is represented by the ram, signifying their courageous and driven nature
The Aries zodiac sign is represented by the ram, signifying their courageous and driven nature

Cardinal signs are known for their determination and tenacity, and Aries is no exception. Once they set their sights on something, Aries doesn’t mind taking a risk, and they will stop at nothing to achieve whatever they’ve set their sights on. This can make them appear headstrong or impulsive, leading them sometimes to make rash decisions. Being a fire sign,  the quick temper and fiery nature of the Aries is also no surprise. Nevertheless, the Aries zodiac sign is a powerful force to be reckoned with, and their determination usually sees them through to success in the end. 

Aries are passionate and assertive creatures
Aries are passionate and assertive creatures

Aries’ ruler is the planet Mars, which is associated with energy, passion, and assertiveness, adding to the independent, driven, and courageous nature of the Ram. Notably, named after the Roman god of war, Mars contributes to Aries’ fickle nature and explosive temper – they can suffer from angry outbursts that don’t last long but be sure to avoid the Aries’ aggression. In astrology, Mars is also said to influence a person’s sex drive and physical strength. Aries are usually dynamic, active, and physically fit individuals, and they often enjoy competitive sports.

Best Aries Traits:

  • Courageous
  • Ambitious
  • Confident
  • Determined
  • Passionate
  • Optimistic
  • Creative

Negative Aries Traits:

  • Impatient
  • Impulsive
  • Self-Centered
  • Short-Tempered
  • Stubborn
  • Vengeful

Aries in Love, Sex, & Romance

When it comes to love and romance, Aries natives are often the first to make a move. They enjoy the thrill of the chase, and they are often drawn to confident partners who can keep up with their active lifestyle.  

Commitment is important to Aries, but they also need a certain amount of space in a relationship to feel truly fulfilled. Ultimately, they will want a partner who respects their autonomy while also providing a sense of stability. Their fiery nature makes them passionate and fiercely loyal lovers, but they can, at times, be self-centered and forget to consider the needs of others.

In bed, Aries are known for being adventurous and enthusiastic. They crave physical touch and often like to take a leading role in the bedroom. However, Aries can also be impatient and impulsive, which can sometimes lead to conflict in a relationship.

How to Attract the Aries Individual

If you want to attract an Aries, it’s important to be confident in yourself – embrace a natural look, as anything too contrived or artificial is likely to put off the Aries. Aries have a competitive streak, so they will respond well to a challenge, so don’t be afraid to be a little competitive. Planning an active date that is full of excitement and adventure is sure to go down well. Conversation-wise, the Aries can be serious and will enjoy talking about topics that are stimulating and thought-provoking.

Aries in Friendship

When it comes to friends, Aries people are often drawn to others who share their same fiery energy. They enjoy being around people who are active and always up for a good time. They also value honesty, loyalty, and boldness in a friend, and they appreciate friends who are willing to be blunt with them.

Aries is the kind of person that will usually have a large circle of friends, as they are generally very outgoing and easy to get along with. It’s not uncommon for them to lose touch will people and change friendship groups frequently – Aries like to keep things exciting and appreciate new adventure buddies. 

Despite being the trailblazers that they are, Aries are generous and loyal friends on the whole. Thanks to their blind optimism, they will easily get over any altercations and will happily forgive and forget.

Aries in Career & Money

In the workplace, Aries are ambitious individuals who always strive to achieve their goals, the caveat being – as long as their task doesn’t take too long. Aries may be initiators of many exciting endeavors, but they often struggle with waiting for things to come to fruition. Their high-achieving nature means they excel in careers that require similar qualities, such as business, law, or politics.

Aries are also natural money-makers due, in part, to their risk-taking nature. They’re not afraid to invest or gamble on a good opportunity, which often pays off. However, Aries can also be impulsive with their spending, and they may find themselves in debt if they’re not careful. 

Overall, Aries are successful in many different types of careers, but they need to be mindful of their spending habits to maintain financial stability.

Aries Compatibility

Compatible signs:

Aries is a fire sign, and as such, they are most compatible with other fire signs (Leo and Sagittarius). These signs share a natural affinity for one another, as they are all passionate, dynamic, and outgoing. They enjoy being in each other’s company and are always up for a new adventure. However, Aries can also butt heads with fire signs, as they are both competitive and headstrong. If they’re not careful, they can quickly become embroiled in a power struggle. 

Water signs, such as Scorpio and Pisces, can be a very soothing influence on Aries. They help to ground them and provide some much-needed emotional stability. However, these relationships can also be quite intense, as water signs are very emotional creatures.

Least compatible signs:

Aries is the least compatible with earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). These signs are far too realistic and practical for the impulsive Aries. They also move at a much slower pace than Aries is comfortable with. Cancer is also not a great match for the impulsive and fierce Aries, as they tend to take things too personally.


What does the Aries zodiac sign mean?

The Aries’ astrological symbol is the ram, which is a symbol of strength and determination, giving Aries their unyielding, headstrong, and passionate nature. Additionally, the ram also represents fertility and new beginnings. This is fitting, as Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and therefore represents the start of a new cycle.

What are the 3 types of Aries?

As with other signs, there are three different types of Aries due to the decans, the ten-day intervals of the zodiac. The March Aries (March 21 – 30) are the fiery, heard-headed Aries under the doubled influence of the planet Mars. Then, there are the April Aries (March 31 – April 9), the fearless leaders ruled by the sun. And finally, the Venus Aries (April 10 – 20) – the artists and hopeless romantics.

What is Aries’ deepest fear?

Aries’ deepest fear is often that of not being in control. They fear failure and the unknown, and they worry that they will not be able to handle whatever life throws their way. They are also afraid of being taken advantage of or not being taken seriously.

Does Aries get scared easily?

Aries can be scared easily, as they often take risks and can be impulsive. However, they tend to be brave and will often take on a challenge, even if it scares them. Once they set their minds to something, they will usually push through their fears and see it through.

What makes Aries anxious?

Aries can often find themselves feeling restless and unable to relax, worrying if they’ve done a good enough job and missing out on something important. In fact, they are one of the zodiac signs that suffer from anxiety the most. A great trigger for Aries’ anxiety can be their own ambition – they aim for heights that are typically tough and challenging to reach.