March 22 - April 21
ruled by Mars
slogan: "I am"
The pioneer of the zodiac. Arians yearn to be first in everything, and they respond to a challenge like no other, giving it all the energy and drive they can muster.
Positive traits include energy, leadership, enthusiasm, innocence, blind faith, and raw courage.
Negative traits include selfishness, egotism, thoughtlessness, aggressiveness, and impulsive action with no regard for the consequences.
Arians have a heart-tugging innocence and wonder. They have boundless energy, and great enthusiasm, and are born leaders, who do not know the meaning of the word "fear". Though often impulsive and aggressive in action, no one would doubt their motivation and honesty. With boundless energy and astounding self assurance, they are self confident, and ambitious, but not overly so. They live for excitement, and are constantly searching for new adventures, experiences and sensations, frequently living for the excitement of the moment, and insensitive to those around them.
Aries is all action, and always takes the initiative. What they want, they go out and get. They are energetic, impatient, and restless.
They thrive on power. Their great ego needs constant nourishment, and their aim in life is to have total power and recognition in all that they do, whether it be a grand love affair, or to reach the pinnacle of their profession.
They believe that they can shape the world according to their own image - that they can force circumstances to suit them. They need to feel in control of events, or else they feel uncomfortable and worthless.
Aries is a very male sign -the Ram is connected with phallic power and potency, and the omnipotence of the paternal God. Their task of meeting challenges is connected with supremacy, the overthrowing of the old order, and the assertion of the independent, individual spirit. This shows in the fierce competitiveness of the sign. They believe that no one can do anything better than they can.
They are bold, confident, and resourceful, and know in their hearts that they can look after themselves. Aries men are manly, and Aries women are tomboys, loving a bit of rough and tumble. They can be direct, tactless, and forceful, and love getting their own way.
Honest to the point of being brutally frank, they love a good argument, and winning is everything to them. Tricky, and often manipulative, they aim to get to the top at all costs. However, although they have great ideas, they lack staying power, and never finish a task. When the excitement and interest wane, they will leave work for others to finish.
On the whole they look forward to the future, seeing it as a challenge, a contest to be won.
Love triangles are common with Aries. Love is a game to them, which has to be played by their own rules. The Arian female always seeks the grand passion.
Aries is the aggressor, and their partner must submit to them completely. Refinement is something they do not understand. Too often Aries has a "me first" attitude - they can be so wrapped up in their own thoughts, opinions, and desires, that they have a lot of difficulty seeing the other person's point of view.
However, if they can control their selfish tendencies, they are excellent partners - their lively enthusiasm can light the fire in another's heart, and their ardent embraces and wildly romantic conversation can take both partners to untold heights.
With their passion for life and love, and their gift for self expression, Arians should take care that the goals that they seek are truly worthy of their considerable talent.