Learn Astrology > Aries Zodiac Sign in a Natal Chart/Horoscope
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid
|Glyph||The glyph has its basis in the rams horns, symbolizing the assertive thrusting nature of the sign|
|Dates||20 March - 19 April|
|Polarity||Yang (Positive, Male)|
|Foods||Hot, spicy strong tasting foods, garlic, onions, mustard|
|Likes||Noise, excitment, danger, sex, satire|
|Dislikes||Peace and quiet, monotony, hypocrisy, injustice|
|Keywords||Initiating, Adventurous, Headstrong, Fearless, Bold, Childlike, Naieve, Innocent, Impulsive|
In this step 3, zodiac signs, of the learn astrology natal chart/horoscope guide, you will learn about the first zodiac sign Aries, which is how people born under this sign see themselves ie as first in every way and as leaders of the pack.
Aries is the first fire sign and is cardinal (initiating) in nature and is ruled by the planet Mars. It roughly occurs at the time of Easter and the Passover, at the beginning of spring. After the long winter months there are once again signs of a new emergence. The energy at that time is of renewal and hope and new life. New shoots are emerging from the ground, the trees begin to bloom and people make new plans. This emerging energy is why the zodiac begins in march and not as you would imagine in January.
Being the first zodiac sign, Aries in some way contains a core of all the other signs to follow. It is the childlike nature of us all that wants to have it's needs met. Like a child it wants to satisfy itself and it wants what it wants right now. It doesn't like to wait. Also being the first fire sign, this sign has loads of unbridled energy much like the season it corresponds with. With this energy it wants to initiate new plans and new ventures. It is the beginning of the quest and of the journey. This is also shown by it being a cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are noted for their desire to embark and begin new ventures.
People with Aries energy are assertive and idealistic driven by a powerful ego. Lacking in subtlety and tack, they are headstrong, aimimg to win and truly believe they are always right. Their immense energy needs to be expressed and there is often no sense in holding it back. Being the first fire sign, the energy is expressed in it's most raw form. Later fire signs, modify this energy so there is more of a sense of the other person. Aries children are often actually noted for having marks on their head as they move head first into the world and often have accidents, only thinking about things afterwards. There is an innocence though about this energy. Arians are often the least sign to want to upset others, it's just they are so busy initiating plans they are not focused on what the other person maybe thinking or feeling. Infact Aries are refreshingly honest since they just say outright what they are thinking or what they believe the truth to be.
Aries is 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.
On the negative side, Aries can have a temper and Aries energy gone wrong is that of the bully or the tyrant. Aries can also be manipulative and less than truthful. Eternally restless, this sign lacks perseverance, wanting everything now.
Aries & Money
Aries spends freely and often on impulse. They like taking risks and enjoy the thrill of gambling and speculating on the stock market as there is an oportunity to make money quickly - they seldom invest in insurance and savings.
Aries can be great leaders and pioneers in the fields they choose as they are so full of new ideas. Suitable careers include; athletics, racing driver, fire-fighter, sales person, entrepreneur, designer and actor. Self-employment suits the independant nature of the sign and if employed, they prefer to be the boss.
Zodiac Sign Compatibility
The most compatible zodiac signs with Aries are generally considered to be Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius and the least compatible zodiac signs Cancer and Capricorn.
Comparing sun signs is a quick and easy way to give a general idea of compatibility. However, to unlock the real power of astrology to fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them, we need to calculate other planet placement factors from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results to give more specific information. If you would like to explore this further, please see astrology compatibility reports.
Aries Rising (Ascendant in Aries)
People with Aries rising in their natal chart or horoscope, tend to be energetic, pioneering, rash, argumentative, selfish, impulsive, quick-tempered, aggressive, assertive, headstrong, independent, alert, mechanically-inclined, physically active, self-promoting, self-centered in an unthinking way, and more thoughtless than mean.
Planets in Aries
Learn what each planet in Aries in your natal chart or horoscope means below;