The 12 signs of the Zodiac
26 Mar 2018
Aries Characteristics and Personality

Aries Characteristics and Personality

Aries people are born between 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.

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

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.

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 win the heart of an Aries Man

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.

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!

Date Modified: 26 Mar 2018