Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is ruled by Mars, the planet of war and iron. Aries season covers the Equinox, March 21st, and the beginning of Spring. And Spring–with it’s energy of rebirth, as winter ends and flowers bloom–is the perfect example of energetic and freedom-loving Aries. They go after what they want. With their confidence and spirit, they make natural pioneers, and unstoppable enemies in a fight against tyranny. The Aries zodiac sign represents new beginnings and daring enterprise. Aries eminent personalities include: Jackie Chan, Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Hefner, Lady Gaga, Leonardo da Vinci and Akon.
Those born under the Aries Zodiac Sign are said to be confident, intelligent, and enthusiastic. They’re driven to excel and achieve, and enjoy nothing greater than to gather and motivate others to follow them on their quest. They keep it moving like a river and dislike being held up or held back. Aries people are believed to embody these characteristics which is what makes their personalities so bold, intrepid and enthusiastic. They’re competitive and so eager to get ahead that they often fail to look before they leap. They run into trouble because of this, but their vitality and passion enables them to overcome and recover from almost any setback.
Negative aspects of Aries include selfishness, lack of patience, and impulsive behaviors. Aries will wage battle for what it believes in, but will also fight to be “the alpha male,” the leader of the pack. Aries can often get caught up in starting projects without finishing them. Never expect patience, tact, or diplomacy from the Ram, and be careful not to set off their quick temper. They can get so engrossed in the quest that they fail to realize the foolhardy mistakes they’re about to make.
Aries people make fine doctors, athletes and explorers. Aries the Ram is not always about action, though. They have a softer, lamb-like side too and if you’re an Aries, make sure you also tap into this aspect of yourself in how you deal with other people. You may have some difficulty with certain jobs, because you’re an idea person and someone who likes to get things started rather than finish them up. Associate with people who can supplement these qualities of your character and you’re sure to be a success.
Quick Facts About Aries
♈ In Greek myth, the Golden Fleece came from a gold-haired winged ram that was held in Colchis. The fleece was a symbol of authority and kingship. The symbol of the ram is based on the Chrysomallus, the flying ram that provided the Golden Fleece.
♈ The name Aries is Latin for ram. It is one of the 48 constellations described by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. The Aries constellation is a mid-sized constellation, ranking 39th in overall size, with an area of 441 square degrees.
♈ In 2011, police in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, announced that, of 1,986 people arrested, 203 were Aries. That’s roughly 10.22%.
♈ Mars is the planetary ruler of the sign of Aries. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian. Under the influence of Greek culture, Mars was identified with the Greek god Ares, whose myths were reinterpreted in Roman literature and art under the name of Mars.
♈ Aries is a Cardinal sign which means they are initiators. Each Cardinal sign commences the beginning of a new season: Aries/Spring, Cancer/Summer, Libra/Fall, and Capricorn/Winter. Cardinal signs carry the energy of initiation. They are the ones who like to get things started within their respective domain of focus.
♈The sign of Aries corresponds to the 1st house, the house of self. The first house governs physical appearance, traits and characteristics. First impressions. General outlook into the world. Ego. Beginnings and initiatives.
People born under the Aries zodiac sign are passionate lovers and intense friends. This same intensity can sometimes drive people away and so it may be necessary for them to find partners who can match them without clashing and creating volatile situations. Here are 25 secrets about the Aries personality.
1. Aries Doesn’t Follow the Herd.
Aries people pride themselves on their individuality and capabilities. As a sign symbolized by the strong-willed ram, Aries actively seeks to differentiate itself from the herd of sheep. They want to lead the pack or go their own way like a lone wolf. They’re not worried about the challenges because they have abundant confidence in their ability to survive, overcome and achieve on their own terms. Haters and naysayers may doubt them, but Aries thrives on the opportunity to prove them wrong.
2. Aries Is Their Own Boss.
Rams ultimately want to be in control over their destiny and are not keen on letting other people direct them or tell them what to do. Aries is able to be the excellent team player when they need to be so long as they respect their team mates and appointed leadership. Aries’ headstrong nature may sometimes clash with the demands and expectations of authority figures, and will often result in Aries’ swift departure in search of better opportunities. This zodiac sign doesn’t like feeling beholden to anyone for their livelihood and so many Rams will strive to build their financial independence through entrepreneurship and risky but lucrative ventures.
3. Aries Will Rise To The Occasion.
Rams are the ones you can depend on to come through in a pinch or emergency. They seem ever-ready and willing to spring into action like a caped crusader. Aries people pride themselves on their ability as a quick responder able come through in the clutch to win the day. Aries lives for the moment and are often naturally athletic with a robust constitution that emboldens them to handle whatever curve-balls life throws at them.
4. Aries Likes To Shock and Astonish People.
Are you not entertained? Rams get a kick out of getting a reaction or rise out of people. Whether it’s horrifying them, grossing them out or blowing their minds with an amazing trick, Aries loves seeing the effect they have on people. Rams love to show-off and do things that are out of the ordinary when they know people are watching. Even the more introverted varieties of Ram secretly crave attention and an audience to “oooh” and “ahhh” at their attention-grabbing antics.
5. The Ram Can Be Very Reckless.
Aries doesn’t always think about the consequences of what they do and this is often what gets them into trouble. Aries has a tendency to play it fast and loose without giving much thought as to where things might lead. They just go for it and let the chips fall where they may. There might be some complications and issues down the road but Aries will cross that bridge when they get to it. Aries people are typically confident they can sort out and solve any problem they need to.
6. Aries Is Loyal (To Their Friends).
As a friend and generally as a lover, Rams can be quite faithful. They can also be a bit codependent with their friends and secretly depend on them for validation and support. Aries guys and gals have principles even if those principles may be slightly unconventional and questionable by most people’s standards. In a relationship, this person is pretty upfront about the level of commitment they are willing to give but statistics have shown that Aries may be among the most unfaithful signs in the zodiac. When it comes to their friendships and alliances, however, this zodiac sign is loyal to them like a blood brother or sister.
7. They Can Be Very Naive and Gullible.
Because Aries is so straightforward and direct, they tend to trust and take other people at face value as well. Of course, some people love to exploit people like this and so Aries’ may be susceptible to wily hucksters who operate deceptively. Aries’ hubris can sometimes blind them and contribute to an overestimation of their abilities. Similarly, Aries may also underestimate others and the complexity and level of difficulty involved in accomplishing many things in which they have no actual experience. They’re sometimes too confident and optimistic to a fault.
8. Aries Is Candid and Honest (Most of the Time).
As mentioned previously, Aries tends to be honest and straightforward in their approach. They are often candid and open to a fault, but sometimes when in the grip of ambition or getting what they deeply desire, they may be inclined to lie or resort to unscrupulous tactics to accomplish their ends. When something important is on the line, or Aries wants something really badly, they may turn Machiavellian and forsake their more noble virtues in order to win or get the job done.
9. The Ram Doesn’t Back Down From A Dare or Challenge.
Aries is a sucker for challenges. If you bet them they can’t do something, chances are, they’ll make it their mission to prove you wrong. This sign is the daredevil and chief risk taker of the zodiac. They’ll do what everyone else is too afraid to do and often just for that very reason. It is like an invitation to set themselves apart and prove once more what a bad ass they are. It’s not that Aries is fearless, it’s just that they get such an adrenaline rush from knowing all eyes are on them and they don’t want to disappoint or let fear stop them from attaining glorious triumph.
10. Aries Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Whining and Complaining.
People who complain about problems but do nothing to fix them are annoying to Aries. As far as this sign is concerned, whining accomplishes nothing and there’s no point in whinging and whimpering if you’re not doing anything to improve the situation. The sign of the Ram typically doesn’t look to others to fix their problems, they like to take matters into their own hands whenever possible. Aries knows that where there’s a will there’s a way and Aries has boundless willpower to focus on solving problems and setting things right.
11. Aries Is Full of Initiative.
Aries likes to be first and they’re often the ones who get the ball rolling on projects and tasks. Stereotypically speaking, this zodiac sign also tends to lose interest quickly and can end up abandoning ship midway through a project only to hand it off to someone else like a Taurus to finish it. Aries can stick with it when they need to but, generally speaking, they operate best when they can follow their instincts on what needs to be done and inspire others to follow their lead and help see it to completion.
12. Rams Are Quick To Adapt To New Situations.
Aries is able to roll with punches and be flexible. They are alert and very responsive to their environment and are often quick to learn and pick up on the “ins” and “outs” of what to do when entering unfamiliar situations. This astrology sign is not afraid of the unknown, they confront it like an explorer. The Ram is typically not one to stay in it’s comfort zone but rather someone who tries to live life to the fullest with a variety of experiences.
13. Aries Has A Short Fuse.
Aries’ anger is legendary. They can go from 0 to 60 in a snap and intimidate others in the process. Their combative and emotional nature can render them quick to fly off the handle with relatively little provocation. This zodiac sign tends to take a lot of things personally and are inclined to feel wrathful towards anyone who tries to make them look foolish or cheat them out of something. When Rams are emotionally wounded, forced to wait or inconvenienced in some way, it can set them off and make them lash out and become highly volatile.
14. They Can’t Stand Negative People.
Aries is a can-do type of person. They believe in themselves and so they can get easily frustrated by cynical, bitter people who try to take the wind out of their sails. This zodiac sign is an optimist who believes that almost anything is within reach to those willing to work hard enough. Pessimists are self defeating and Aries doesn’t want that mindset poisoning their dreams and ambitions. This is why Rams are often great motivators for other people who struggle with insecurity, self doubt and lack of confidence.
15. Aries Does Not Tolerate Disrespect.
Aries knows their worth and their egotistical nature does not have much patience for disrespect and rudeness from people. The sign of the Ram is not the type to turn the other cheek and play it meek. They will often fire back immediately especially if they lose their temper. Respect is very important to Aries and much of what they do is intended to ensure they are deserving and worthy of it.
16. Aries Loves To Compete.
Aries is a competitor. Their ego and self confidence is strengthened and validated by their triumphs. They view life as a series of battles to test their worthiness and capability and so they appreciate any opportunity to prove they are worth their salt. Naturally, the 1st sign of the zodiac wants to be number one and in their mind they already are. But they are also willing to give credit where credit is due and they will often look to the people ahead of them as something to aspire to rather than an object of envy or jealousy.
17. They’re Not Good At Hiding Their Emotions.
Try as they might, it is difficult for Rams not to express themselves genuinely. Their emotions are intense and compelling and show through in their facial expressions and body language. When Aries is enamored with or disgusted by someone or something, it will hardly be a secret to anyone. Subterfuge and and deception is not one of Aries’ strong suits even though they may believe they have a top notch poker face.
18. Aries Is Impulsive and Spontaneous.
Aries is prone to act out in sudden and unexpected ways. This can make them either exciting to be around or just plain exhausting. Because they are prone to boredom they may suddenly switch tasks or drop what they’re doing at a moments notice. Because Aries is so energetic they are prone to goofing off and doing random things to amuse themselves and others. They are very playful and love to joke around. They’re either laughing it up or making other people laugh with their random humor and physical gags.
19. Rams Do Almost Everything Quickly.
Aries is restless and they tend to get things done quickly and hastily often so they can move on to the next thing. This may also be because Aries has a tendency to grow quickly bored of a task that takes too long to complete. Working fast may be a tactic to prevent that. Aries are known to be mentally quick as well and able to make snappy decisions which allows them to initiate action on projects without much delay or hesitation.
20. Aries Can Be Extremely Blunt.
Aries is typically very opinionated and will let you know what they think exactly as they see it. They often don’t bother or even consider mincing their words for the sake of sparing someone’s feelings. This is because as far as they’re concerned, the Ram is just telling it like it is. The truth can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s a necessary medicine. Sometimes Aries may have to curb some of their candor because their irreverent and earnest words can get them in trouble with more sensitive and politically correct types.
21. This Sign Doesn’t Beat Around The Bush.
Aries doesn’t like to waste time pussyfooting around. They prefer to cut straight to the chase and get to the point. They want other people to do the same because they can grow impatient with people who take forever to say what they want or are being unnecessarily ambiguous and long winded without actually saying anything salient.
22. Aries Is Courageous.
The ram is a known as a pioneer. That is because this sign is drawn to uncharted territory rather than the beaten path. Their glory seeking, adrenaline-junkie tendencies may compel them to take all sorts of risks both necessary and unnecessary. People of this sign see themselves as the hero. The one whose strength and courage others depend on to save the day. The Ram is almost always ready to lead the charge and go out in a blaze of glory led by their passion for conquest.
23. Rams Are not Discouraged By Rejection.
As sensitive as Rams can be, they know when to cut their losses and move on. Rejection can be tough to deal with but this sign gets over things quickly. They typically won’t dwell on most setbacks for too long before they’re ready to look for their next prospect. The Ram has a resilient ego and as far as they’re concerned, anybody who doesn’t appreciate Aries isn’t worth their time anyway. It’s that person’s loss, not Aries’.
24. Aries Is Good At Spotting Liars.
Rams have a keen eye for detecting fake and disingenuous people. Even though they are often trusting and willing to give the benefit of the doubt, Aries is quick to notice when something is “off” about someone. They pick up on body language, tone and can often detect the difference between someone who is being genuine and honest or putting on an act.
25. Rams Know How To Pick Their Battles.
Although the first sign of the zodiac carries a reputation for being pugnacious and aggressive, they know that this is not always the best approach. When using force is not in their best interests, Aries is able to employ their more diplomatic and tactful side to get what they want.without sabotaging themselves in the process. Aries’ emotions may often motivate them to get physical and beat their chest but they also know how to play it smart as well.
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