Aries Personality

Aries are magnetic, intriguing, and driven by a strong desire to claim their place at the top. This sign is determined and keeps their eye on the prize. The first sign of the Zodiac prefers to be the first choice and the first to finish. Like a proud Ram standing atop a mountain, Aries is confidence manifest. This sign has one speed, and you better keep up. Their grit and zeal for life leaves little time for subtlety and, although their delivery may lack a soft touch, you will always know where you stand with them. You can expect direct answers and refreshing honesty from an Aries.

This sign pursues life head on and at full steam. Aries has a fascinating ability to forget about the wounds of the past in order to pursue their latest endeavor. The Ram refuses to be held back by fear and often throws caution to the wind. This can be both inspiring and scary to watch. Untempered confidence plays a large part in giving Aries their signature grit and willingness to move forward in any circumstance. The Ram’s ambition can also benefit greatly from taking the time to reflect on important lessons learned from past experience.

Aries Personality

The youthful exuberance and unbridled spirit of Aries can be quite exhilarating. The Ram can also be impulsive and temperamental. If they feel slighted or betrayed, there is no escaping the wrath of emotion wielded by Aries. It is this same intolerance for perceived injustice that fuels their impulse to stand up for the underdog or those in danger. Aries refuses to be a bystander in critical situations where action is needed. In an emergency, this brave soul can be seen defending others from threat and tending the wounded in their time of need.

Astrology and Free Will

Many cultures believe that mankind is a mirror of the natural world. Human nature is seen as a reflection of the universal laws that govern the heavens. So where does free will find a home in the journey of our stars? Astrology can provide insight into understanding a person’s personality, tendencies, and potential challenges. It does not, however, determine a person’s actions or choices. You are more than your birth chart. You are the generational wisdom of your ancestors, the sum of your life experience, and who you choose to be.

Astrology and Free Will

The alignment of your stars can create a natural starting point for self discovery and reflection. Think of your birth chart as an artist’s beginning palette. The colors on your astrological palette may correspond to the energies you are most inclined to use when painting your own reality. Throughout your life, you will continue to mix new energetic colors and use these to creatively express the grandest version of yourself.

Age of Aries

The astrological “Age of Aries” references a cycle of planetary evolution. During this time, life on earth is believed to be significantly influenced by the constellation of Aries (roughly 2000 BC – 1 BC). This era is typically associated with qualities such as ambition, leadership, and a desire for progress and change. Although this age marks a time of conflict and aggression, it is also acknowledged as a time of growth, expansion, and progress for humankind.

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Aries Traits

Personality TraitsAmbitious, Creative, Reckless, Advocate, Bold, Intolerant, Fun-Loving, Superior, Active, Loyal, Domineering, Proud, Warm, Adventurous, Motivated, Impatient, Generous, Trustworthy, Independent, Impulsive, Helpful, All-or-Nothing, Charming, Short-Tempered, Open-Minded, Self-Serving, Brave, Headstrong, Passionate, Competitive, Straight-forward, Energetic, Hopeful
NatureTo Initiate
Polarity (Duality)Positive
Classical Element (Triplicity)Fire
Modality (Quadruplicity )Cardinal
Ruling PlanetMars
Ruler of House1st | House Of Self
Astrological Mirror (Opposite Sign)Libra
Attracted ToConfident, Intelligent, Teasing, Compliments, Independence, Self-Reliant, A Worthy Opponent, Ambitious, Adequate Emotional Distance, Challenging, Appreciative, Witty, Loyal
Repelled ByTimid, Clingy, Easily Won, Overly Sensitive, Possessive, Needy, Critical, Slow and Steady Approach to Life, Dullness, Fearful, Petty, Ingenuine, Bossy, Sulking, Hesitance, Predictability

Aries Dates

The dates that mark the zodiac sign of Aries are those born between March 21st and April 20th. The sun sign of Aries is further divided into three different segments or “decans” which are influenced by a planet or celestial bodies. Each decan is associated with its own set of qualities and characteristics.

The first decan of Aries (0-9 degrees) is governed by the planet Mars, encompassing its energetic and assertive energy. The second decan of Aries (10-19 degrees) is associated with Mercury and is influenced by planetary qualities of mental agility and adaptability. The third decan of Aries (20-29 degrees) is guided by Venus and embraces this planet’s harmonious and creative energy.

Aries Month

Zodiac alignment is never truly limited to a single month. Aries starts in March but most of it falls within the month of April. Many astrologers believe a sun sign’s temperament differs slightly depending on the month in which they were born. For example, March Aries may tend to be more driven competitive achievers whereas April Aries is often seen as a playful and bold risk taker.

Aries Month

Birthstones for the Months of Aries

An Aries birthday may fall under the months of March or April. The birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone. Diamonds are the birthstone of April. Aquamarine is also associated with courage and clarity, while bloodstone is often worn for its grounding and protective energies. Diamonds are well-known for their sparkle and energy-cleansing properties.

Birth Flowers for the Months of Aries

Flowers have long served as living symbols. These tokens of sentiment can be recognized throughout myth, folklore, and art. Those born during the month of March share a natural kinship with Daffodil and Jonquil. The fragrant and delicate Jonquil and hardier Daffodil are both part of the Narcissus family and are associated with rebirth and renewal. Those born in April have a deeply-rooted connection to both Daisy and Sweet Pea. Daisies represent purity and innocence, while Sweet Pea brings kindness and feelings of bliss.

Birth Flowers for the Months of Aries

Natural Correspondences of Aries

Birthstones for AriesAquamarine, Diamond
Birth Flowers for AriesDaffodil, Jonquil, Daisy, Sweet Pea
Day of the WeekTuesday
HerbsNettles, Hops, Red clover, Cayenne
PlantsGeranium, Honeysuckle, Bryony, Thistle
TreesSpruce, Holly, Hawthorn, Thorny trees and shrubs
AnimalsRam, Sheep, Dragon, Tiger
Part of the BodyHead, Face, Adrenal Glands
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Aries is a Cardinal Sign

Cardinal signs are generally seen as dynamic, ambitious, and driven. These signs are often associated with leadership and initiative, action-oriented, and focused on achieving their goals. They are praised for their ability to initiate change and take charge of a situation. Cardinal signs are seen as passionate, energetic, and creative. Those born under a cardinal sign are often seen as strong-willed and independent, known for their ability to take risks and embrace new challenges.

Aries Ruling Planet

Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. The fourth planet from the sun is associated with energy, ambition, and assertiveness. It is also associated with competitiveness, aggression, and a desire for power and control. Mars is seen as a symbol of the warrior spirit, representing the ability to overcome challenges and face difficult situations with determination and bravery.

Aries Ruling Planet

Metaphysical Correspondences of Aries

Primary ChakraSolar Plexus
Nature of EnergyYang | Positive | Projective
Intent “I Can”
Cycle of LifeBirth, Conception, Beginnings
Tarot CorrespondenceThe Emperor (IV), The Tower (XVI), Judgement (XX), 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, 4 of Wands, Queen of Wands, Ace of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles, Knight of Pentacles, the suit of Wands
ArchetypeThe Warrior (positive), The Servant (negative)
Crystals and Stones that Amplify Aries EnergyRuby, Yellow Tiger’s Eye, Garnet, Olivine, Lemon Quartz, Mookaite Jasper, Fire Agate, Peridot, Heliodor, Red Jasper, Yellow Jade, Golden Pearl, Red Carnelian, Fire Opal, Red Coral, Sphene, Jargoon, Sulfur, Melichrysos, Rhodolite, Jacinth, Honey Calcite, Pyrite, Chrysolite
Crystals and Stones that Balance Aries EnergyUnakite, Amethyst, Rhodonite, Emerald, Chorite, Moldavite, Fluorite, Shugilite, Aventurine, Hematite, Tahitian Pearl, Black Tourmaline, Morganite, Zoisite, Stichtite, Shungite, Kunzite, Bloodstone, Rose Quartz, Pink Calcite, Jade, Smoky Quartz, Prehnite, Pink Spinel, Malachite, Obsidian

Element of Aries

Aries corresponds to the element of Fire and is often associated with passion, enthusiasm, and creativity. It embodies the bold energy of the sun and is seen as a source of light and warmth. The shadow side of this element can represent impulsivity and a hot temper. Used with respect, the transformative nature of fire is a powerful force that can bring gifts of wisdom and growth.

The Element of Fire

Polarity of Aries

The concept of energetic polarity is often referred to as “divine masculine” (Active, projective) and “divine feminine” (Passive, receptive). These terms are not meant to be associated with gender, but rather with certain energetic properties and characteristics that are believed to be inherent in all things. Projective energy is often associated with qualities such as action, assertiveness, and the energy of the sun. Receptive energy is often associated with qualities such as intuition, emotion and the energy of the moon. Both polarities are necessary to achieve balance and harmony.

Active energy is associated with signs that have the ability to initiate and lead. These qualities are particularly strong in those who are born under the sign of Aries, and they can be used to great effect in pursuing goals and achieving success. It is important, however, for those with strong projective energy to be mindful of their actions and to strive for balance and harmony in their relationships and endeavors.

Crystals and Stones for Aries

Crystals and Stones for Aries

Gemstones and crystals have long been considered ideal instruments for energy work and focused intention. The right gemstone or crystal can help amplify, balance, or cleanse Aries energy.

Red jasper is beneficial for bringing balance and stability to Aries energy, helping to ground and focus their bold and assertive nature. Rose quartz can help the Ram tap into their softer, more compassionate side, encouraging them to be more open and receptive to the emotions of others. Amethyst is associated with tranquility and spiritual awareness and is especially helpful in helping Aries find a sense of peace and balance.

Aries Tarot

Tarot is a rich tool for divination and introspection. Exploring the meaning of these tarot archetypes will add depth to your understanding of the Aries in your life. This sign is associated with several tarot cards in the Major Arcana: The Emperor (IV), The Tower (XVI), Judgement (XX).

Aries Tarot

The Emperor

The Emperor sits on his throne, adorned by four Ram’s heads. His robe is also adorned with the head-strong symbol of Aries. The fourth card of the Major Arcana tasks Aries with exercising their power in ways that empower others. This card symbolizes the ram’s desire for authority, structure, and leadership. The Emperor connects the first sign of the zodiac to their strong ability to instruct and guide others. This card calls on Aries to evaluate their use of power and authority.

The Tower

The Tower is associated with the planet Mars and brings the destruction of boundaries, chaos, and liberation. This is the aspect of Aries that feels called to battle and a need for complete sovereignty. This card represents the Ram’s impulsive desire to ride into battle and burn it all down. This card asks Aries to exercise discretion and weigh the worthiness of their cause against the casualties of war. What are they fighting for? Under the right circumstances, positive change can result from chaos and the cycle of destruction. The Tower symbolizes the foundation of ashes in which the phoenix is born.

Aries and The Ram


The Judgement card is associated with the planet Mars and heralds a time of internal transformation and absolution. This card represents the Aries ability to move forward without holding on to past pain and fear. It signifies a time to move on from negative beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you. Judgement presents an opportunity to learn from your mistakes, practice forgiveness, and embrace a new approach to life. When this card appears, it is time to shed outdated beliefs, listen to the universe, and answer your cosmic calling.

Additional Tarot Cards for Aries

Other Tarot cards associated with Aries are the Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, 4 of Wands, Queen of Wands, Page of Pentacles, Knight of Pentacles, and the suit of Wands . The suit of wands represents the temperamental element of fire. Fire has the ability to illuminate and provide warmth, but it can also bring chaos and destruction. Wands represent pure energy, will power, and a sense of purpose. This suit finds connection with the divine through the path of action.

Aries In Love

Aries Compatibility

Relationship compatibility is an important part of understanding the rich and dynamic interplay between the bold energy of Aries and other signs of the zodiac. Gemini, Sagittarius, and Leo seem to have natural harmony with those born under the sin of the ram.

Aries In Love

When Aries is in love, they are passionate and expressive. You won’t have to wonder if an Aries is into you, you’ll know! This sign often prefers to take the lead and enjoys expressing their feelings through physical acts of affection, such as holding hands, giving gifts, or showering their partner with compliments. That being said, they may be uncomfortable with overly emotional or needy displays of love. This sign refuses to play emotional hide-and-go-seek and appreciates direct and honest communication and tends to be attracted to confident partners who can match their energy and keep up with their adventurous lifestyle.

Aries Wisdom

Aries Wisdom

Aries are known for their enthusiasm and positivity. They approach life with a sense of excitement and possibility to any situation and are always ready for a new challenge. This dynamic zodiac sign teaches us not to be afraid to stand in our own power. Aries’ energy can inspire others to be more confident and proactive in their own lives, and to embrace challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm and determination.

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