The 12 signs of the Zodiac
Aries Characteristics and Personality

Aries Characteristics and Personality

(March 21 – April 19)
Element: Fire
Mode: Cardinal
Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac and fittingly represents new beginnings. Its 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.
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 (Ares), 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.