Aries Information

Element: Fire

Quality: Cardinal

Planetary ruler: Mars

Birthstone: Diamond

Flower: Hawthorn

Color: Scarlet

Key characteristic: Leadership

Strengths: Intelligent, assertive, adventurous

Challenges: Trouble with sharing, too much ego, vindictive

Aries is the first sign of the astrological year and is known by its astrological symbol, the Ram. Aries individuals are willful, positive, and independent. People born under this sign have amazing stamina and a potent drive to succeed.

Below you’ll find general characteristics for the Aries man, woman, child, lover, and friend. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find links to articles with detailed personality profiles for every day that falls under the Aries sign. Read on to see if the characteristics ring true for you or the Ram in your life.

The Aries Man

Even if he isn't handsome -- though he usually is -- he's the one noticed by everybody when he walks into a room. Aries men are dedicated to their career aspirations and getting ahead, and people often assume that family life doesn't fit in with their lifestyle, though this is unfair. The ideal Aries man combines rugged masculinity with urbane charm.

The Aries Woman

This independent lady knows what she wants and isn't the least bit shy about going after it. Aries women have quick tempers and may often give the impression of bossiness. These women have a bold sense of style that adds to their natural beauty. They prefer to be noticed for their intellect and capabilities rather than for their good looks.

The Aries Child

Anyone who has ever raised an Aries child knows that these determined little overachievers need a firm hand to keep them from getting out of line. They are extremely self-possessed and prone to demanding their own way. They may be especially troublesome during their teen years. When Aries young people rebel, they generally have a good idea of what they're rebelling against.

The Aries Lover

Aries natives have a powerful love nature and a strong sexual drive. Once they set their sights on a romantic interest, they go after that individual with all of the enthusiasm and purpose typical of this sign. Aries men and women are highly romantic. They have an extremely idealistic view of what love should be. Unfortunately, Aries natives often revert to type after they marry, devoting the greatest amount of their energy to career goals.

The Aries Friend

With their powerful leadership potential, Aries natives make inspirational friends. They often will do what they can to help their pals achieve their dreams. The typical Aries friend will try to help his/her buddies become more successful and professionally centered. It's difficult for these driven individuals to understand anything but absolute dedication to career goals. Aries people are interesting and enjoyable social companions. They make friends easily and show remarkable loyalty.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jill M. Phillips is the author of hundreds of articles on astrology as well as dozens of books. She has regularly written forecast columns for Astrology: Your Daily Horoscope.