March 21 – April 19
Quality: Cardinal-Aries is active, energetic, excitable and impulsive, optimistic, open to change and new experiences.
Ruling Planet: Mars-Ancient god of war, aggression and conflict. In astrology, Mars’s influence fosters tension and accidents; it rules over fire and danger.
Symbol: The Ram-Assertive, sexual and able to climb to great heights.
Dominant Keyword: I am
Polarity or Opposite: Libra-Aries is a me first sign. People with Aries tendencies strongly project their own personalities and can be quite selfish. Libra, which is Aries opposite sign, is the sign of partnership. Natives of Libra feel incomplete without a partner or lover, and strive for happiness as a pair.
Body Parts Ruled by Aries: The head. Aries people are prone to headaches, and subject to minor injuries around the head and face.
Lucky Day: Tuesday
Lucky Numbers: 1 and 9
Birthstone: Diamond-Attracts love, financial success and brings luck in new ventures. The diamond is particularly lucky for Aries people when worn on the left side of the body.
Color: Red-The color of fire and excitement.
Dangers: Aries people are susceptible to harm from fire and sharp instruments. They are also prone to accidents involving high speeds and tend to get into violent and dangerous situations.
Most Likeable Trait: Courage
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the sign that symbolizes a new beginning. There is a dynamic restlessness to the Aries character. With the sun in this sign, you are an activist and doer. If you have a new plan or idea-if an enterprise strikes your fancy-you can’t wait to plunge right in. The amusing little prayer, “Grantme patience now!” is typical of the Arien attitude.
When others first meet you their instant impression is of someone exciting, vibrant and talkative. Others will be lucky if they can get a word in edgewise. If someone brings up a topic, you will be delighted to tell in great detail exactly what you think about it.
As an Aries person you gravitate toward the center of action. You are a natural leader who exudes self-confidence. From an early age you feel you are headed for success and you treat opposition as an annoyance to be brushed out of the way.
There is nothing faint-hearted about an Arien. You are willing to take a gamble, follow a dream, set your mind on a goal and pursue it with irresistible enthusiasm. Your supreme quality of optimism attracts others. Underneath there may lurk insecurity, but no one will ever know it.
This is not to say you don’t get depressed or moody. But the winter of despair doesn’t last a week with Aries. You have an un-crackable optimism. It is true, however, that Aries people are notorious for taking offense at fancied slights and injuries. Hot tempers and childish tantrums abound, and your threshold of boredom is extremely low. If success is not immediate, you may lose interest and go in search of other excitement. As a result, patient, plodding types often get to the head of the class before you do.
Ariens have a well-deserved reputation for not finishing what they have begun. You sometimes spend your energy in too many different ways, like the Ring Lardner hero who mounted a horse and rode off in all directions at once.
Independence is a keyword. You can turn sulky and peevish if you have to take orders. You would much rather be the world’s largest lizard than the world’s smallest dragon. You want to run the whole show. If you can’t, you pull up stakes and look for a situation in which you can show off your style and brilliance.
Should you come up against a superior force, you will bend but never break. Your aggressive and combative spirit cannot be broken by anyone, except yourself.
Though generally sincere and honest, you will tell a white lie if it seems advantageous. You are not a very adept liar, however, others see right through you. Sometimes you lack tact and diplomacy-but no malice is intended. Sagittarians also lack this quality of tact because they don’t know how to be oblique or roundabout. With you, tactlessness is an impulsive act-a careless expression of your innate force. Too often you speak without thinking and say whatever pops into your mouth, and usually regret your impulsiveness later.
Aries is lucky with money, but can’t hold on to it. You tend to run up big bills, live extravagantly and soar over budget. However, you usually find a way to pay off what you owe. You have too much pride to be in anyone’s debt.
In friendship you give magnanimously if someone is in need-but you want credit for your good deed. In the garden of Aries, there are no shrinking violets.
You are creative, openhearted, high spirited, pioneering, also vain, feisty and impatient. Those who deal with you on an intimate basis will have one chief problem: How are they going to keep up with you.