Aries the Zodiac Sign

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 Aries the Zodiac Sign


This page is going to describe the zodiac sign Aries! This isn’t specific to people born between March and April , (Aka Aries in sun natives) this is simply an over view of the sign to give perspectives on any planetary positions in astrology. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac! If you were born between about March 21 and April 19 then your sun sign is Aries and you will be able to relate to this sign greatly when thinking about your ego and personality.


Keywords that Describe Aries- active, initiative, leading, independent, aggressive, energetic, pioneering, naive, assertive, child like, adventurous, courageous, enthusiastic, confident, dynamic, quick Aries Cons- selfish, quick-tempered, impulsive, impatient,

Aries the Zodiac Sign Traits

The following traits are what makes an Aries an Aries! No matter what placement you have of this sign, you will be able to agree with some if not all when comparing the traits to the positions in your chart!


Aries are First- Aries always want to be number one! As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is the first to start doing what they set their mind to! Aries is also thought to be the sign of new beginnings. First in line to get things going, first to quit, first to try something new, first in any competition they choose. Aries likes to initiate. Because Aries is a trendsetters and trailblazer, they are often seen as unique and original.

Independent Leaders- Aries are leaders of the pack and very independent. They do not make good followers due to unwillingness to obey others orders. Aries likes to “take control” of the situation and cannot do that unless they are leading. The genuine concern and connection they have with their peers and inferiors set them aside from others in the situation. Aries in a leadership role will amount in impressive success. Often rallying soldiers with their charm and charisma!

Aries Head
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Direct- Aries is frank, direct, and candid. They are known for being straightforward (which is why the ram is usually facing you directly when portrayed). Along with being direct, Aries are not complicating, in that they will usually say when something is bothering them

Pioneers- Aries will not back down to new ground, and are often refereed to as the pioneers of the zodiac. Along with these characteristics comes bravery and fearlessness. New days, a new slate, new possibilities attract Aries!

s-aries_vector_clipart_6488Energetic- Aries tend to have much more energy than the rest of us! They will last in the game much longer than the other teammates. The energy of an Aries makes them strong. Their energies can come off as aggressive, argumentative, and headstrong when really it is just their over confidence and extra energy that seems threatening.

Courageous and Confident- Aries is bold, courageous, and aggressive. Their inner strength is as impressive as their outer, being confident enough to reach and attain goals. Being aware enough and determined enough to initiate plans gives them an edge in competitions. They are known to jump to action be fore planning, and are the first to dive into new experiences and situations!

Child Like AriesChildlike There’s a childlike quality to Aries. They are the first sign of the zodiac, representing new beginnings and new cycles. As the first sign they will be seen as the youngest version of the zodiac signs, they will be naive and optimistic.

Concerned with Self  Aries are very concerned with the concept of the self. Naturally, Aries rules the first house of astrology, concerning self, appearances, first impressions and beginnings. They are self reliant, and independent, but can also be self centered and selfish. Aries naturally feel entitled, which helps them surpass goals of others, but will be off putting to some.


Love Challenges Aries loves a challenge! They always have a direction to go, a pack to lead, or a cause to fight. However, Aries will never back down from a challenge and can be heroic champions of anyone in distress.

Mythology of Aries- The Golden Ram

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The Golden Ram In Greek mythology, whose name was Aries, The Ram, was a brave animal whose fleece was golden. He was sent, by Zeus himself, to save two children. The myth goes, King Athamus married a second wife, Ino, who did not like her new step children. She plotted a failure of their corn crop. A few weeks later, she told a messenger to give a fake message from an oracle, telling the King that if he did not sacrifice his son, no one would escape starvation! The king agreed to sacrifice his son, just has he was going to preform this ceremony, the boy was saved by Aries, a magnificent ram with golden fleece sent by Zeus! As the ram ran away he and the king’s son safely found land.


The boy then sacrificed the ram to Zeus.  Eventually, he gifted the fleece to King Aeetes. The fleece was so important that it was guarded by a dragon that never slept! That is why the symbol for Aries the Ram, is headstrong, determined, energetic, aggressive, stubborn, and willful. The ram refuses to be told what to do. Much like rams butt heads, Aries tend to take things head on ramming until the situation is solved or destroyed.

The Aries symbol is a representation of the horns of a ram!


Correspondences to Aries 


Element Fire-The element associated with Aries is Fire. Which represents action, energy, eagerness and strong desires. Aries is the first fire sign in the zodiac followed by Leo and Sagittarius. Aries are the matches that start the fire.


Ruling Planet Mars- Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, which also happens to be the planet of aggression, energy, and war. Mars in Mythology was the God of war, argumentative, confrontational, and aggressive.


Modality Cardinal- Aries is a cardinal sign as opposed to a mutable or fixed sign. Each of the cardinal signs start a season. Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and Aries. These signs start things. Likely the first to do many things, being the first cardinal sign, having initiative is key.


Masculine-  the zodiac signs are either masculine, or feminine in nature. This means Aries are naturally extroverted, and action oriented! They are focused on improving their outer world, as opposed to their inner self. This is opposed to the feminine zodiac signs, that are naturally introverted and thought oriented.  

The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck The Emperor
Tarot cards by The Wild Unknown

The Emperor Tarot Card- Every Zodiac sign is associated with a tarot card from the major arcana. The Emperor is associated with Aries! This can be seen by the depictions of The Emperor as a ram, and the symbolism of Aries on this card, in many tarot decks.

Want to learn more about astrology? Check out these posts

Astrology 100: Astrology for Absolute Beginners- What’s your sign?

Astrology 101- The Sun, Moon, and Ascendant / Rising Sign Meaning

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2 thoughts on “Aries the Zodiac Sign

  1. Good morning,
    I’m really happy that I just stumbled over your blog. I was just reading my horoscope and a lot about my zodiac and my ascendant on and decided to find more on my sign. I like what you did write on Mythology of Aries- The Golden Ram and the correspondences a lot. I didn’t really know about it before.
    I’m definitely stoping bye again and hope you are having a great and relaxing weekend,

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  2. Thank you so much Louisa! I am currently working on the other zodiac signs now and should be done soon! I’m also happy that you stumbled upon my blog. I try to include all the information possible, while still making it simple enough to understand! I hope you are having a great weekend come back any time for more information about astrology 🙂


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