Aries ( March 21 – April 19) aka “The Challenger”
- Aries is the 1st of the 12 signs in the astrological zodiac, which begins its cycle each spring in the northern hemisphere.
- Since Aries is the first fire sign, in the astrological zodiac, it’s known as “the match that lit the blaze.”
- Trailblazing and trendsetters, under Aries we become more innovative.
- Aries is symbolized by the headstrong and willful ram. It is also first one of the 3 zodiac signs ruled under the fire element.
- Under the influence of Aries, we become more pioneering and innovative, leaping without looking or putting bold ideas out there.
- The ruling planet is Mars and is the planet that rules over action, energy, willpower and desire.
- Mars is the mythological god of war.
- The masculine force is ruled by this “yang” planet.
- Aries is one of the 4 cardinal signs.
Aries Personality Traits
- Aries are highly energetic and has no problem working long hours on a single project.
- They have the tendency to have tunnel vision when working and can seem selfish.
- Aries often take initiative experiencing new breakthroughs and discoveries
- They are through, painstaking, and have a knack for precise records and clarity.
- They live hard, love hard, and play hard.
- Aries can get impatient around others with opposing temperaments and intellect.
- If not acknowledged for an accomplishment, Aries become rude and sarcastic.
Strengths of an Aries: Passionate, confident, courageous, independent, determined
Areas that need help: Impatient, tendency for mood swings, impulsive, aggressive
3 Types of Aries
- Born at the end of March – The sun is in the beginning of Aries. That means you’re very important and impulsive. You are the typical Aries, since it’s the cardinal fire sign. Therefore, it’s the strongest in the cardinal part of the sign.
- Born in the beginning of April – The sun is in the middle of Aries. You’re quite proud of yourself and what you do, and persistent in pursuing your own wishes – sort of like a Leo ( the fixed fire sign).
- Born in the middle of April – The sun is at the end of Aries. That makes you extremely impatient, to the point of having trouble finishing what you started. You prefer just moving over to a new project – slightly resembling the character traits of a Sagittarius (the mutable fire sign).
Stones and gems
The Zodiac sign of Aries includes two stones: bloodstone, diamond.
In addition to the Zodiac stones, jasper is listed as the Planetary stone for Aries and topaz as the Talismanic Stone.
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