The Ascendant and its meaning in Astrology
Aries Ascendant

Aries Ascendant

Discover what it means to have an Aries ascendant and read all about your ascendant.

The ruler of your ascendant is Aries, who has endowed you with an athletic physique and a youthful spirit. Your vitality is boundless and you are always ready to take any initiative.

You are independent, love adventure and can succeed in anything you do. Image is very important for you and so you pay special attention to your dress sense. You are honest and straightforward and aren’t afraid to tell the truth, even if this hurts others. There is nothing nasty in your intentions, but you are simply a faithful friend of the truth.
You act immediately and when something attracts your attention you try to make it yours straight away. You don’t like wasting time. You are impatient and always want to be ‘first’. If you see that something isn’t turning out at the pace you’d like it to, then your interest and enthusiasm wane.
This type of behaviour, however, can be the cause of you losing many important things in your life and so you must ‘train’ yourself not to insist.
You will learn to do this if you plan your steps and don’t make any rushed moves, which will not bring positive results. In any case, your goals and priorities are clear and you have the ability to overcome any obstacle that you encounter.
You are a sociable person and enjoy interacting and making friends, but these relationships rarely last long however. People stay in your life when you share common interests. When your interests are different, you seek new company.
Throughout your life you will meet many people who are willing to help your progress, but you have learned to rely on your own resources and don’t like to feel that you may have been promoted to a position that perhaps you don’t deserve.

You believe that your own personal efforts will, sooner or later, be acknowledged and that success will taste sweeter. On the contrary, you do what you can to aid your friends and refuse to accept that someone will reject your help.
You have very strong emotions and passions and this may lead you to a rushed wedding at a young age or long-term cohabitation, as you will feel the need for a partner by your side. If this relationship does not work out then you will be very hurt but will learn to control your emotions and be more cautious in the future. 

Exercise is very important to you as it helps you maintain a good physical condition and mental outlook.
Celebrities with Aries ascendant: John Lennon, Shakira, Richard Burton, Joan Baez, Barbra Streisand, Heather Locklear, Evita Peron, Martina Navratilova, Bette Midler, Joan Collins.
Select the combination of your zodiac sign with your ascendant and learn about your characteristics and features. Click at the end of the article for monthly forecasts and discover how the Aries Ascendant will influence you this month.
Aries with Aries ascendant
The characteristics of your ascendant are emphasised even more. You are very brave and always ready to ‘fall in battle’ to make your dreams come true, even if you have to exhaust yourself. You often dress impressively and try to ‘shock’ the people around you, since you believe you are a trailblazer.
Taurus with Aries ascendant
You have an ambiguous charm and can be fairly enigmatic as you like to wait until you are sure of your partner’s intentions before expressing your own feelings. You like to have fun and are often the life and soul of the party. Money is essential to you, not just so you can buy whatever catches your fancy but also to impress others.

Gemini with Aries ascendant
You want to conquer the world and, when communicating, use your charm as a weapon. You may be rather aggressive at a young age but will mature as you grow older. You always like to be at the centre of attention and, when this doesn’t happen, get bored easily. You are rather flighty and have mood swings. You make friends and find companions easily but when your relationships are not harmonious, you quickly replace them.

Cancer with Aries ascendant
A contradictory combination, which makes you irritable and impatient, with the result that you often act thoughtlessly. Family is important to you and you should think it through thoroughly before deciding to get married. Your partner’s appearance is very important, but you should also consider their character, because a divorce will cost you dearly.  

Leo with Aries ascendant
You are full of energy, enthusiasm and dignity. You enjoy exercising your influence and try to create an environment in which you will be essential and adored. Your problem is that you believe that the glory is all yours and don’t have the patience to take steps that are slow but sure. Even so, your natural glow, good mood and optimism will make you very popular, and you will thus achieve your goals.
 Virgo with Aries ascendant
Logic comes first with you and, in many cases, holds you back and doesn’t allow you to make the effort needed to achieve your goals. You don’t have much faith in yourself and your abilities and always need a helping hand to give you a ‘push’. You need people around you who will support you and raise your morale, so you can succeed in life. But, when you are alone you can appreciate your true strengths!
Libra with Aries ascendant
You appear enthusiastic and daring, but appearances can be deceiving! You have great self-confidence and aren’t as independent as you like to show. On the contrary, you have the great need to ‘lean’ on a relationship. You have a huge desire to form a harmonious relationship and your impatience often leads to defeat. Try to avoid a rushed marriage that will end in divorce.

Scorpio with Aries ascendant
Both your ascendant and your zodiac are ruled by the planet Mars. This will result in powerful, overwhelming feelings and equally great passions. There is a thin line between love and hate for you and one wrong move from your partner could ruin everything. Your attitude and your jealousy frighten your partner and prevent you from being yourself.
Sagittarius with Aries ascendant
Your sun and ascendant belong to the fire element and make you very independent and active. You are honourable and honest and face even your opponents with all your cards on the table. Important benefits will come from abroad and you may even live in a foreign country, either when you get married or through your profession.

 Capricorn with Aries ascendant
You can achieve anything. Your methodical approach, your stubbornness and your hard work will lead you to the top of your chosen field. However, you often neglect your love life and hide your feelings, with the result that you distance yourself from your partner. You prefer to focus your energy on your professional activities and on friends who support you.
Aquarius with Aries ascendant
You attract people around you like a magnet and are exceptionally popular and much loved. Yet, your relationships don’t last long. When the first problems arise or when you simply stop having the same interests you disappear and go off to make new friendships, which will come to the same end. This fact influences and shapes your love life.
Pisces with Aries ascendant
Fire and water are incompatible and this combination creates many contradictory tendencies. You are very different from how you appear and your inner world is very strong. Even though you want to be independent, your timid nature often stops you from making the moves that will lead to success. You are very different from what you show and your internal world is very strong. You are selfless, but this may cost you in time and money.