Aries zodiac sign. You know those action movies with Gerard Butler (*swoon*) where he tackles a monumental problem, thinks on his feet, saves the good guys, and still makes it home in time for dinner?
He’s not only embodying most women’s fantasies (let’s be honest), he’s also embodying the very essence of the Aries sign.
The Aries Zodiac Sign
- Aries dates: March 21 – April 19
- Element: Fire
- Symbol: Ram
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal sign
- Best Aries Match: Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius, Libra
- Least Compatible: Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
- Aries biggest fear: Pain (physical and emotional), Being ignored, Being weak
- Best crystals: Amethyst, Apache Tears, Bloodstone, Citrine (more Aries crystals here)
- Ruled by: Mars
- Rules: House of Self
- Position: 1st House
Aries born (March 21st – April 19th) are natural born leaders who take charge, make moves, and keep composure… no matter what life throws them.
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The Aries Zodiac sign isn’t JUST about taking charge and being a leader. They also have a dynamic complexity that only close friends and family get a glimpse of.
Those who carry the Aries sign are strong! But, they also have a deep desire to understand the world and connect with others.
Aries enjoys spirited debates (my daughter is an Aries sign – trust me on this!) and hearing another’s perspective. While they have strong opinions, they also have an open-mind.
Aries Strengths and Personality Traits
Yet, their passion and determination can make them seem too aggressive to other signs. Their competitiveness also has a tendency to get a little out of hand. (EVERYTHING is a competition to the Aries!)
So, the Aries Zodiac sign can also be:
The Aries man is a force to be reckoned with. He’s often at the top of his field, and lives for the chase in his romantic and professional endeavors.
Yet even with all his accomplishments, he has a hard time slowing down and enjoying life. As soon as he’s won the latest prize, he’s on to the next thing!
Aries Men at Work
In their professional life nothing but the best is acceptable. And you’ll rarely find an Aries doing routine administrative work for years on end.
Once their sights are set on a job title, they don’t stop until it’s on their business card. This can make them less popular around the office as they will leap over others who want the same spot.
Their career will never be boring because the Aries man turns everything into competition — even if it’s just with himself!
Aries Man in Love
In relationships, Aries men are in control or not in it at all. Their love of the chase and need for leadership puts them in the driver’s seat of all romantic encounters.
And, it’s not often a partner will catch their Aries man off guard. Their match needs to understand and respect their need for control… but be firm enough to stand up for themselves if needed.
Unlike Aries men, Aries women don’t always give the impression that they’re in control — even though they are.
Other women may find them aggressive or assertive, so Aries women tend to hang out with men. But they don’t live for the chase like their male counterparts, though they DO get a thrill from coming out on top!
Aries Women at Work
In their careers they will take a “2nd in command” role, but will happily take over if needed.
Aries women take initiative and action, and shine wherever they’re put. This makes them fantastic employees and entrepreneurs. They’re also logical thinkers and sharp-eyed.
Aries women are loyal (unless you cheat) and attentive in their friendships and relationships. In love, she’s all about being wooed (as long as she doesn’t have to give up full control).
When she’s in love, she needs a lot of attention and can’t sit still for long without getting bored… So her partner needs to be okay taking a backseat and having the energy to keep moving.
Aries women like to have spirited debates and interesting conversations, too. And even though she likes to be in control, it takes a strong counterpart to keep her interested.
Aries Astrology – Mythology and Meaning
The Aries Zodiac sign is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars (which is a lot to unpack, but oh so telling once we do!)
Cardinal signs have big picture ideas and solve widespread problems. They also mark the beginning of a season. In the case of Aries astrology, it marks the beginning of spring.
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are the natural leaders of the Zodiac. They are passionate, emotional, and dynamic.
To top it off, Aries is actually the first sign in the Zodiac. This #1 spot increases their desire for control and leadership.
And while the Aries Zodiac sign is competitive and logical, they have a strong emotional and (sometimes moody) side, too.
They’re also very connected with the earth and wonder big questions like, “What is the meaning of life?”
Trust me, a fire sign is NOT gonna sit down and talk about the weather! They want to dig in and discuss REAL topics.
Aries Zodiac Sign – Ruled by Mars
To top it off, Mars is the plant of war and energy… are you seeing a pattern here? ;)
This makes it a little more obvious why everything is a competition to the Aries. Their intensity can sound negative, but their unstoppable energy gets. stuff. done. And it solves a lot of problems!
Aries men and women are always ready to take action and defeat the bad guys!
Aries Zodiac Sign – The Ram
The Aries sign, a Ram, symbolizes their stubbornness. In true ram fashion, an Aries will butt their “horns” against a problem — and won’t back down!
The Greek myth attached to the Aries Zodiac sign is that of the Golden Fleece.
The story goes that a flying ram (with golden fleece) rescued two children… one who had been wrongly accused of a crime. The children were given up by their mother who, in order to be separated from them, was declared insane. (Crazy, huh?!)
It’s said that the story of the ram saving the children is why the heroic theme runs so deep in the Aries sign.
Who Should Aries Marry?
Aries is a fire sign and is attracted to other fire signs. And the best signs to date and marry an Aries are:
- other Aries
They are least compatible with:
How Do Aries Flirt?
As a fire sign, Aries tell it like it is! They have no problem being blunt. So if you ask them for an opinion, be ready for an honest one!
And as for flirting? They flirt very much like they lead the rest of life… with passion. An Aries will turn on their sex appeal, and make you think she’s the only woman in the room.
She’s confident, interesting, and can draw you in… even when you are in a room full of other women. But be warned: if you don’t flirt back, she’ll move onto someone else. She knows what she’s worth, and knows there are plenty of people out there willing to give her the attention she deserves.
Do Aries Fall in Love Quickly?
Unlike other signs that are die-hard romantics, Aries takes their sweet time when it comes to love. They look at all angles of a relationship, and are lead by their heart and head.
Aries are not “fairy tale romance” kind of people, but will let their guard down and fall hard when they feel a special vibe with someone.
Who is the Aries Zodiac Sign Compatible With?
Best Love Matches
Leo and Aries
WHEW. This relationship needs a fire extinguisher around at all times.
Two fire signs always means heat, but in this match up the flames are extra hot. These two passionate signs will never run out of things to talk about, discuss, and debate.
On the flip side, because both signs are fiery, fights may be intense. Sparks will always fly in this relationship and mellow, calm days are not in the cards for them.
Trust issues may be present, but between Aries’ honesty and Leo’s loyalty, there shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Both of these signs love to be on the move. On a Saturday, you’d find them hiking a trail rather than sleeping in.
The Aries Zodiac is okay being alone, while the Leo is more of a social butterfly. Because of this, the couple could have two separate groups of friends.
Though this pair may seem dramatic, they compliment each other’s need for variety and excitement.
Libra and Aries
These opposite signs may seem to have nothing in common, but once they connect there’s no problem they can’t solve. In fact, the Libra and Aries sign are a couple on the Zodiac… so their differences are second to a primal, deep attraction.
One of the most obvious differences is their pace. While the Aries is always in “GO” mode, the Libra likes to slow down and enjoy life.
Also, Aries focuses on the here and now, while Libra focuses on the future. This opposite perspective is actually great for each sign to see… provided their not too stubborn to do so. *cough, Aries, cough*
But, whatever this couple doesn’t match in pace, they match in emotions. They gets each other’s emotions, thoughts, and ideas on another level.
Read: The Complete Libra Guide
Least Compatible for Aries Zodiac Sign
The following signs don’t get along so well with the free-spirited Aries.
Cancer and Aries
This match is far from made in heaven. They are both emotional signs, but the Aries bluntness may send Cancer running for a box of tissues.
Also, Aries likes their independence, while Cancers enjoy spending a LOT of time together. So when the Aries needs space, it’s likely they will offend their Cancer or shut them out completely.
On a deep level, these two emotional signs don’t understand each other. But with a lot of work, respect, and understanding, this pair may discover their unique passion.
Pisces and Aries
Both of these signs value honesty, but TRUST is usually NOT the name of the game for this Zodiac pair.
Sure, the Aries sign has a heroic streak that draws the Pisces in… but it’s pretty obvious that the Aries can’t provide the happy ending that the Pisces is looking for.
You see, the Aries constantly moves around and rarely likes to commit. But the Pisces will settle down with the right person in a heartbeat.
Both signs would need to meet in the middle for this relationship to be one of the greats. And that mean the Aries Zodiac needs to be less stubborn, and the Pisces putting in the time.
- Read the Complete Guide to Pisces
What are Good Jobs for the Aries Sign?
No matter what career they’re in, the Aries sign needs a platform to stand on. They stand out from the crowd, work their way to the top, and come up with innovative ideas no matter where they land.
Because they’re natural born leaders, an Aries employee will rarely stay at the bottom level for long. But even in lower level positions, they’ll be the one that others look up to!
Good jobs for the Aries Zodiac sign are:
- Financial jobs
- Real Estate agent
- Business owner
Aries heroic tendencies could draw them to careers in:
- Emergency medical service
- Private security
One thing about the Aries sign is that they hardly ever boast or get “braggy.” But they are great performers, singers, or actors, as they can handle the spotlight.
Those with the Aries astrology sign will hardly ever struggle with their career. When relationships fail them, they may bury their head in their work and move forward.
Are Aries Good With Money?
Even though they may have a rockin’ career, the Aries Zodiac sign doesn’t lead a fancy life. Instead of “living it up” they’re fine with “living it down.”
They just aren’t that concerned with proving their “status” to others with stuff.
Aries can also be prone to gambling because of their competitive nature. They may even gamble with the stock market or enter into a self-competition to see how much they can earn.
Otherwise, because their so logical, it’s important for an Aries to have a savings account. It’s usually not too big, though, since they’re busy investing in new ideas and betting on outcomes.
Bottom line? The Aries astrology sign has a steady income due to their career success, and don’t worry much about money.
Aries have powerhouse energy, and this list of eminent personalities proves it! Check out the talent:
Famous Aries Men
- Scott Eastwood
- Elton John
- Steven Tyler
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Russell Crowe
- Dennis Quaid
- Jackie Chan
Famous Aries Women
- Reese Witherspoon
- Jessica Chastain
- Lady GaGa (who’s surprised at this one?)
- Jennifer Garner
- Emma Watson
- Mariah Carey
- Celine Dion
- Kristen Stewart
Aries Astrology Summary
- The Aries Zodiac sign are strong willed, competitive, passionate, and hard-working people.
- They not only win most of their battles, they come out shining brighter than ever.
- While hot-headed debates may happen, they are open-minded and love hearing different perspectives.
- Friends and family know they can count on their Aries to save the day no matter what!
- Their heroic nature doesn’t go unnoticed with their romantic partners, either! The Aries sign takes control of almost all their relationships — both professional and personal.
- Aries have big hearts and a sincere drive to do good for others. :)
- Those with the Aries astrology sign not only lead those in their life, but the ENTIRE Zodiac, too! That’s because they’re the first sign (and the start of spring)!