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are known to be the fiery, passionate sign of the Zodiac. They're always alert and ready for a fight. The Aries glyph (symbol) has its basis in the ram's horns. This symbolizes the assertive, thrusting nature of the sign and it's associated ability to meet challenges head-on.

'The Ram'

Dates: March 21st - April 19th


Natural House:

Quality: Cardinal



Exaltation: Sun

Fall: Saturn

Domicile: Mars

Detriment: Venus

Keywords: Self-expression, assertion, forcefulness, urgency, initiative, courage, aggression, impulse, enterprise, passion, selfishness, leadership, egotism, combustible, foolhardy, survival instinct


Lean and active, an Aries radiates energy and self-assurance. The face is often ruddy and the hair may also have a tint of red. One of the most striking features of an Arien face is the bold "ram's horn" eyebrows, which grow to meet in the middle of a characteristically strong forehead. Dress sense is usually smart-casual or sporty.


It is impossible to ignore Aries. This is an assertive, idealistic personality driven by a powerful ego. Subtlety doesn't play a part in it. What you see and hear is what there is, and Aries always speaks out. Headstrong and dynamic, the ram charges through life. The aim is to win no matter the competition which is what makes it all so exciting. A natural leader, Aries truly believes that he is always right. Combine this with an independent nature and you have a personality that prefers to tackle things unaided. This is not a team player. If things go wrong which is always a risk when you rush headlong, Aries simply draws from the well of eternal optimism and moves on.


Aries has a quick-witted mind that thrives on challenge. A serial innovator, Aries has the ability to give total attention to the moment. Impulsive rather than rational, there's a tendency towards snap decisions which are generally astute. Detail goes by the wayside, as something with which others can concern themselves. This is a restless mind that is easily bored and likes to move on quickly. Aries has a good sense of humor, which finds expression in satirical wit. Rarely at a loss for words, Aries is not beyond cruel sarcasm and sadistic wordplay either. Anyone found lacking is dealt with swiftly when an Aries is present.


Although prone neither to introspection nor moodiness, Aries has a childlike naivety that makes him or her surprisingly vulnerable. When fired up, the ram's temper flashes spectacularly without warning and then disappears in a moment. Tending towards vanity, Aries rarely shows empathy. However, when made aware of a situation, Aries will fight wholeheartedly for the underdog or underprivileged.


Aries is a courageous, enterprising pioneer who values freedom and frank discussion. This is a generous, enthusiastic person who makes things happen. Passionate Aries throws everything into work and play. Problems are faced head-on with a view to finding innovative solutions.


Aries can be manipulative and less than truthful. Eternally restless, this sign lacks perseverance and is always wanting everything now. Projects and people may be abandoned halfway through. The Arien personality can be exceedingly selfish. If the risk-taking gets obsessive, Aries has no compunction about jeopardizing the security of others.


The Aries shadow incorporates the vacillating tendencies of its opposite sign, Libra, leading to procrastination. Like Libra, the shadow has difficulty saying no. There is an 'anything for a quiet life' attitude that promises much but delivers little.


Arien karma arises from past selfishness and egocentricity. A failure to consider the needs of others and an insensitivity to their feelings creates the present-life karmic challenges of leadership without oppression and self-awareness without self-absorption.


Noise, excitement, danger, sex, satire.


Peace and quiet, monotony, hypocrisy, injustice.


Aries spends freely and often on impulse. With a penchant for risk-taking, safeguards like insurance and savings don't hold much temptation. Aries people enjoy the thrill of gambling. If they speculate on the stock or commodities markets, it's only because there's an opportunity to make a lot of money quickly.

Involving Parenthood:
Young at heart, Aries positively enjoys child play especially if the child in question has an adventurous nature. It's a companionable style of parenting rather than a strict one. This type of parent has most difficulty with children who are introspective and seek solitude.

Involving Childhood:
Young Aries is energetic, pushy, loud, excitable, ebullient, and accident-prone. Fearless, this child can take heart-stopping risks. Injuries to the head are common. Aries children hate playing alone. This is a child who requires constant stimulation. Happiest in an active educational environment, Aries learns by doing and by competition. When unhappy, bored or not the center of attention, an Airen child expresses outrage in the form of temper tantrums.


Aries relishes any opportunity to build on strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Suitable careers include army officer, butcher, metal worker, surgeon, satirist, entrepreneur, racing driver, test pilot, fire-fighter, salesperson, wheeler-dealer, insurance assessor, surveyor, electrician, psychologist, explorer, herbalist or naturalist, designer and actor. Self-employment suits the sign's independent nature. If employed, Aries prefers to be the boss and will not be comfortable as anything else.

Leisure Activities:
Shunning all notions of rest and recuperation, Aries is happiest when active; usually in short, exhausting bursts. Cycling and running are good tests of Arien stamina while mountain climbing provides sought-after danger. Motorcycling, rally driving, dangerous sports, martial arts and paintball are also appropriate. Not a natural team player, Aries nevertheless enjoys hockey, rugby and boxing. Going to parties is also a favorite pastime. The sign's affinity with anything sharp makes wood-carving or metalwork likely activities for quieter times.

Suitable Gift Ideas:

A performance car or some top-of-the-range accessories will flatter the Arien ego while a subscription to a health club or a weekend adventure break suggest a pleasing level of activity. Aries people also like power tools, designer clothes, red roses, sportswear and personalized gifts of all kinds.


Aries is considered to be compatible with the other fire signs, Sagittarius and Leo.


Season: Spring

Day: Tuesday

Number: 9

Head and face, adrenal and suparenal glands

Ruby, diamond

Crystals: Amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, bloodstone, carnelian, citrine, fire agate, garnet, iron pyrite, jadeite, jasper, kunzite, magnetite, pink tourmaline, orange spinel, spinel, topaz

Electricity, sharp things, metals, anger, satire


Red, white

Dragons, sheep, tigers

Hot, spicy and strong-tasting foods, anything red, garlic, onions, capers, mustard, cayenne

Herbs: Milk thistle, hops, nettles, burdock root, gentian, cayenne, broom, honeysuckle, red clover, gotu kola, fo ti, sassafras, yellow dock, St John's Wort, yarrow, garlic, rosemary

Trees: Hawthorn, holly, chestnut, witch hazel, spruce, thorny trees and shrubs

Plants: Nettle, geranium, thistle, honeysuckle, dock, fern, mustard, viper's bugloss, anemone, bryony

Places: England; Germany; Israel; France; especially Burgundy; Italy, especially Florence, Naples and Padua; Poland, especially Krakow; North America, especially Las Vegas and Brunswick; all capital cities; places with sporting facilities; places formerly occupied by sheep, cattle, deer, thieves, lime-kilns or brickwork; newly cultivated land; sandy of hilly ground; buildings with high ceilings and elaborate plasterwork; stables

Famous Ariens:
Leonardo Da Vinci (April 15, 1452), Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743), William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770), Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805), Vincent Van Gogh (March 30, 1853), Robert Frost (March 26, 1874), Charlie Chaplin (April 16, 1889), Joan Miró (April 20, 1893), Dane Rudhyar (March 23, 1895), Joan Crawford (March 23, 1903), Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916), Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924), Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924), Warren Beatty (March 30, 1937), Colin Powell (April 5, 1937), Elton John (March 25, 1948), Eddie Murphy (April 3, 1961), Celine Dion (March 30, 1968), Jackie Chan (April 1 , 1956), Russel Crowe (April 7, 1964)

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