Aries Zodiac Sign
31 Mar 2021

Aries Characteristics and Personality Traits

Aries zodiac sign
Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Aries zodiac sign, its personality and characteristics. The traits of Aries Men and Women, how they act when they fall in love and what makes them tick. Finally, you’ll find a comprehensive list of celebrities with Aries star sign to see if you can identify with your favourite star.

Aries Zodiac Sign meaning

Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac and fittingly represents new beginnings. Aries symbol is the Ram, and, more specifically, its head, which is also the body part ruled by this sign. People born under the sign of Aries like to be first; they can be very competitive towards others, as second place does not sit very well with them. This tendency of theirs often makes them behave childishly, which is another attribute associated with this sign. They are eternal adolescents; they preserve their juvenile enthusiasm and innocence, but also many other childlike features as well and, as a result, they often adopt immature and reckless behaviours.
  • Aries dates in astrology are March 21 – April 19.
  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Aries symbol:  ♈
What Aries people need is action and to always have a goal they have to fight to accomplish. As they represent the ‘I’ and the individual, they tend to take everything personally and find it extremely hard to see things from other people’s perspective. This trait may occasionally tire both themselves and those around them, but it can also be positive, since it means they are self-motivated and their actions are not dependent on the approval of others. What distinguishes Aries people is their capacity for making quick decisions, as they are not renowned for their patience. Besides, their motto is ‘I know what I want and I want it now’. They have a strong aversion to others making decisions for them, and that is why they prefer to work without having to answer to a boss or to follow instructions.
With their ruler being Mars, the God of War (Aries), it comes as no surprise that those who have Aries prominent in their birth chart often exhibit the tendency to create tension and cause disputes –even for no good reason–, as this is their way of expressing themselves to those surrounding them. Adventure and challenge are their driving forces; therefore, if there are Aries people in your environment, you can be sure that life alongside them will display both of these features in abundance.

Aries Traits

Aries is one of the most challenging star signs as far as interactions go and that is one of their stand-out traits. They are fiery & competitive but under the surface there’s so much more to this fierce sign. Before we take a closer look at the characteristics of the star sign of Aries let us begin by saying that the sign’s drive to win comes from its Cardinal Quality, while the enthusiasm and relentless action-taking that can be found in most Arians is due to the sign’s categorization under the Fire Element. Now you may think of this information as something only us astrologers can work with but in fact the quality of each sign largely shapes its compatibility with other zodiac signs.

Aries Personality

Aries characteristics: Τhe 4 facts that shape the personality of this Fire Star Sign

People under the star sign of Aries, the sign of the Individual, do tend to take everything personally and oftentimes find it hard to understand or embrace the point of view of another. This too is a choice which sometimes it backfires as while it is attractive to certain signs of the zodiac to others it can be quite tiring. However this strong-willed built of Aries should not be viewed as necessarily negative as it means that the sign has self-motivation. An Aries doesn’t need or seek the approval of others and is one of the most independent signs of the zodiac cycle. 

The lack of patience that’s characteristic of the sign of Aries turns into a positive trait when forced to act on the spot.  There is no difficulty in making quick decisions for people under this sign but it’s nearly impossible for them to accept others making their decisions for them. This sign detests following instructions and hence prefers to not have a boss to answer to.The tendency to starts fights (oftentimes for no apparent reason) that is very prominent in this sign is to be blamed on the sign’s ruler, Mars. The God of War, known as Ares, creates a constant sense of tension to people under this sign. However it’s important to remember that fights are also how Aries people express their love. Life’s an adventure, challenges are a gift and “the time is now”, always, for people under this sign and, consequently, for the ones close to them.

Aries Relationships

Aries and Aries: This love match promises unforgettable intensity and sexual chemistry. They are unlikely to become bored of each other and can make their relationship last a long time.

Aries and Taurus: In spite of the adversities they may encounter, the romanticism of Taurus and the passionate temperament of Aries can be conducive to the shaping of a strong, solid bond between them.

Aries and Gemini: They treasure their personal time and space and this will either make them strong allies that derive great benefits from being together, or cause them to eventually drift apart.

Aries and Cancer: A love match of marked contrasts. They are likely to go through intense conflicts, but also to be initiated into aspects of love previously unknown to them.

Aries and Leo: A highly passionate love match. If they manage to overcome their rivalry, they can build a relationship, which makes them feel that they can conquer the world.

Aries and Virgo: If Aries tames their intense egocentricity and Virgo sets aside their obsession with control showing trust in Aries’ dynamism, they can form the perfect combination of passion and logic.

Aries and Libra: They contrast and simultaneously complement each other. If a balance can be struck they can form a particularly powerful bond. Aries cab imbue Libra's life with dynamism and passion, while Libra can initiate Aries into a romance based on mutual consideration and generosity.

Aries and Scorpio: They interact with each other in an electrifying manner, as they are both strongly competitive in love. Scorpio can find in Aries the perfect partner, spontaneous and honest, as well as capable of feeding Scorpio’s voracious need for passionate physical and emotional involvement.

Aries and Sagittarius: A particularly compatible love match, as they share common characteristics and have similar needs and perfectly combining strength and optimism.

Aries and Capricorn: They display traits that are difficult to harmonise. If Capricorn learns the value of passion in love and Aries understands why it is important for relationships to be built on stable ground, these signs can form a wonderful and dynamic love match. 

Aries and Aquarius: This pair can embody the perfect balance between personal initiative and social conscience. This love match has the potential to develop into the perfect example of freedom and companionship.

Aries and Pisces: This love match is bound to face some pronounced challenges, but their pairing can give rise to a powerful romance that can introduce each sign to aspects of love previously unknown to them.

Find out more about Aries best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!

The Aries Man

The Aries man isn’t a man for all seasons. He springs into life just as quick as spring arrives and then loses interest just as quick at it leaves. He likes to be first among equals. He likes to think of himself as a man’s man but he’s just a little lamb lost in the woods once you strip away the bravado. He’s exciting company and generous with it.

How to make an Aries Man fall in love

On a clear day you can see the typical Aries guy’s ego from space. Size is everything to him. Winning is everything to him. But then he often can’t be bothered with the hassle of ending a relationship and so, even if it’s not picture-perfect, The Rockies may crumble, Alaska could turn to slush but the two of you will endure. Once, that is, you get used to every conversation ending up being about him and learn to convince yourself that it’s cute.

The Aries Woman

‘Eat my dust’ says Lady Aries before there’s been hardly any time for introductions. That’s introduction enough. Lady Aries is uncomplicated, competitive, in your face. She loves to win and, should she fall flat on her face, up she gets. She has no time to be moping around. Off to the next challenge! Lady Aries is drawn to power and dynamism and loves to put others under her thumb. Failing that, she likes a partner who does it for her. Still, even the meekest Aries woman loves to hunt, conquer and get her prize (that’s you). She prefers the direct approach so, if you fancy Aries gal, make your move, and fast. Or she will! She doesn’t like waiting around.  When she’s not falling for instant gratification, this lady will play hard to get and enjoy dangling the carrot in your face. You’re gonna have to win Aries over - and keep winning her over, because when the chase stops, the love stops. Lady Aries gets bored and goes looking for new thrills.

This woman is impetuous, impatient and can be tactless and indiscreet.  She takes everything - absolutely everything - personally. And if, after much clarification, you finally explain that you are not really talking about her, her attention wanders. Everything revolves around Lady Aries. She is either a leader or a loner, depending on circumstance. She just charges ahead and never turns around to see if anybody follows.

How Aries acts when they first fall in love

The first bloom of love is the one Aries is most suited to  - it’s like a shot of wellness in the arm that brings the color back to their cheeks! If you thought the ram was a handful before, then you ain’t seen nothing like when they first fall in love, and being such a generous soul they’re impatient for their friends to get a shot of what they’re getting – that’s right, love turns them into matchmakers!

Famous Aries Celebrities

Lady Gaga and Elton John are listed on the list Famous Aries Celebrities.

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Celebrities born March 21 through April 19, under the Aries star sign are Abigail Breslin, Adrien Brody, Akira Kurosawa, Akon, Al Gore, Alec Baldwin, America Ferrera, Aretha Franklin, Ashley Judd, Big Sean, Brendan Urie, Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Chance the Rapper, Charlie Chaplin, Christopher Walken, David Oyelowo, Dennis Quaid, Dudley Moore, Ed O’Neill, Eddie Murphy, Elle Fanning, Elton John, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Eric Clapton, Ewan McGregor, Gary Leonard Oldman, Gloria Steinem, Harry Houdini, Heath Ledger, Jackie Chan, James Franco, James Woods, Jamie-Lynn Spears, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Chastain, Jessie J, Joan Crawford, John Tyler, Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, Leonardo da Vinci, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mandy Moore, Marc Jacobs, Maria Bello, Maria Sharapova, Mariah Carey, Marlon Brando, Marvin Gaye, Matthew Broderick, Maya Angelou, Paul Rudd, Peyton Manning, Pharrell Williams, Quentin Tarantino, Reba McEntire, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Frost, Robin Wright, Ronaldinho, Rosie O’Donnell, Russell Crowe, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Scott Eastwood, Shannen Doherty, Skai Jackson, Steve McQueen, Steven Tyler, Thomas Jefferson, Tommy Hilfiger, Ty Dolla Sign, Tyler Oakley, Victoria Beckham, Vince Vaughn, Vincent van Gogh, Vivienne Westwood, Warren Beatty, William Wordsworth, Zach Braff.

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Date Modified: 31 Mar 2021HoroscopeFriends