Aries - Sign of Cardinal Fire

The Sign of Aries in Astrology


Aries - or the ram, is an image given by Near Eastern cultures (Pakistan and Mesopotamia) for a period that began with the beginning of spring for the Northern Hemisphere.

In fact, it was the name of the month or period of the year, and the names were given in function of the collective activities. The period began around March 21, when the Sun enters Aries.

The Aries Sector runs from 0 degrees to 30 degrees (meridians of ecliptic longitude) from pole to pole. Thus, this sector is 1/12 of the celestial sphere, and has nothing to do with the "constellation of Aries".

In this period they were (and still are) dedicated to the shearing of sheep. The wool from the animal is extremely important for heating and thermal insulation for houses, tents, and when traveling in the desert in extreme climates.

Even today, a festival (nowruz) is held to celebrate the new year for millions of people in the near east because of the Sun's entry into Aries. In fact, it is the new year for dozens of cultures from which the zodiac descends.

The image of Aries (a ram) is just one of the many characteristics of this period and everything born under it. One can see in astrological studies how people born in this period have a great body energy charge, so Aries is the initial energy that overcomes inertia, the spark of the explosion, the beginning of processes, the ability to turn things around, to overcome adversity.

The characteristic observed for this sector of the zodiac, that is, of the sign / signs it holds, brings out assertiveness, desire, initiative, and competition wherever it is positioned. Here, we have the opening of paths with courage and impulsiveness, a dynamo that overcomes the inaction of time, the fire of origins and the affirmation of the Self, action in its potentiality.


The Power of Aries

Strength, courage, enthusiasm, independence, innovation, and competition are big words within the Aryan scope. It is a sign that is full of phrases like: "I initiate", "I am", "I do", "Leave it to me", "Let's go". But all this energy to accomplish can be accompanied by dominance, arrogance, impetuosity, and sometimes aggressiveness.

The component is linked to confrontational attitudes, belligerence, a heightened competitive instinct, and a frank and direct nature.


Although it is an incredible physical energy to undertake, managing it becomes equally challenging. The care in the expressiveness of this leadership, if not well managed, can make initiative impulsive and uncontrolled. Its dark side can turn all this potential into trouble: pioneering turns into stubbornness, innovation turns into lack of focus, and arrogance overcomes common sense.

The managerial model of the Aries sign traits ensures initiative and achievement, overcoming passivity to turn it into continuous action.

Aries in the Birth Chart

Aries in the Birth Chart

Even those who don't have the Sun in Aries or another planet in this sign, know that it is in everyone's birth chart. It may not be in planetary placement, but it is there in some House, which represents the area of life where you manifest the Aries characteristics.


To you, Aries, I grant the first and most important seed for you to have the honor of planting it. For each seed you plant, others will multiply in your hands. Many times you will not have time to see the seed grow, for whatever you plant will be born more and more and faster. You will be the first to penetrate the soil of the human mind, carrying My Idea. But it is not up to you to nurture and care for this idea, nor to question it. Your life is action, and the only action I assign to you is to take the initial step to make men aware of Creation. For this work, I bestow upon you the virtue of Self-Respect. And Aries silently returned to his seat.

Characteristics of Aries:

Element: Fire
Quality: Cardinal
Solar period: +/- from 21/03 to 20/04
Ruling planet: Mars
Natural of House 1
Principle: Active | Male | Yang
Keyword: Activity
Key phrase: I am, I start
Glyfo: Horns of the ram
Opposite sign: Libra
Anatomy: Head, face, eyes, brain.

People with sun in Aries

What Astrology says about Arian.

People with the Sun in Aries tend to focus a great deal on themselves, on their achievements and desires, feeling inside themselves that they need to follow their own path in life. They usually do not like being told what to do.

As they evolve, they learn they are not the center of the world, but part of a larger organization. The responsibility of the natives of this sign is to accept the idea that they are part of a large group encompassing people other than them. Arian personalities who do not develop this kind of maturity can be demanding, selfish, and dominating.

They thrive on challenges, they like to compete (and win). Although they enjoy company, they tend to be more independent and are not very afraid of being alone. Their life force can either be used to inspire others or it can be turned inward, reflecting only their own needs. They tend to be naturally enthusiastic, ready for various activities and are particularly good at animating and bringing life to any environment or event.

With their very lively essence, when urges of selfishness occasionally do occur, the latter may be only the result of behavioral carelessness rather than intentional rudeness. Being combative is part of their essential modus operandi and Arians considered the purer type will readily express their frustrations without much thought, as they often do not know how to deal with the raw energy of fire, failing to filter it properly. It does not mean that they want to hurt anyone’s feelings; they just speak out, without fully developing their ideas.

Creative ideas and projects also seem to spring forth frequently. They tend to be the bravest, possess a lot of energy, be opinionated, uncomplicated, straightforward, enthusiastic, independent, impatient, and stubborn, and always willing to face new challenges. Even so, a person can have all these characteristics and still have a calm temperament. Many people with the Sun in Aries can be more stationary, especially if other Zodiac chart positions support this condition.

Do you want to know how this information affects your life?

The Aries energy is focused on building an individuality, and when it colors your personal Sun it is more focused on you and your desires. Arians have a potential talent for exercising leadership, executive, and start-up roles which, if used well, are perfect for initiating anything. However, pursuing them may not be one of your best features.

Whoever has this, or other important positions in the sign of Aries, should always learn to better coordinate their efforts with others, conserve their energy and conclude what they started. It is more stubborn and passionate, but, unless their impatience or untimely behavior is controlled, their enthusiasm can end as quickly as it started.

Aries is the sign of the warrior, who – in a hurry to act – can forget the importance of preparing properly before rushing headlong into physical or verbal combat. Despite all of this, Arians tend to quickly forget any frustration or anger.

How to become a better Arian?

  • Be more patient;
  • Conserve your energy better, and always direct it constructively;
  • Control your temper;
  • Avoid haste, think more before doing or speaking;
  • Always finish things you have started;
  • Accept more help from others.

Homens de Áries

What to expect from Aries men?

Aries men have aspirations to lead and motivate. The only problem is that they may lose motivation sometimes. They tend to think that there are no limits to achieving what they desire and want to dominate others, but life usually shows that it is not quite so.

If the Arian man leaves potential desires of omnipotence aside, he may have enough energy to be a winner in everything he undertakes, as well as a good partner and companion.

With the family, there may be occasional disagreements and arguments, since the Aries man never wants to lose, and can be rude to someone to assert his will. But this is fast! It is not uncommon for Aries men to seek a lasting relationship at all costs, with a solid family and financial success.

Mulheres de Áries

What to expect from Aries women?

Sun in Aries women tend to be good-humored, but they can occasionally convey an arrogant image at first glance. As the “challenge” issue is part of their nature, Arian women generally like to step into areas where men predominate, courageously conquering their place and carrying the flag of equality!

Arian women want to win, to always be the first – or to be among the first. Sports, hard work… nothing intimidates them. But all this focus comes at a price: Arian women tend to find it a little harder to relax, unwind, and let things go with the flow.

All this excess of confidence, independence, and rush can make the Arian woman afraid to get involved in relationships where she can be dominated, controlled, or limited. Of course, this does not close the door to love; quite the opposite, being free is important. She is not indifferent and wants to find a partner. However, such a partner must be someone who has their own goals and gives her space to pursue her own goals as well.

For having a strong and independent essence, the Arian woman usually attracts a lot of friends and has an adventurous spirit, which is reflected both in leisure and at work, where she is not afraid to seek innovation.

She can be extremely competent in the career she chooses and has a tremendous capacity to succeed and make money, as well as the energy to spend everything she has earned.

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Tuesday May 28, 2024 | 03:42 PM
Sun 07° 47' Gem
10° 54' Aqu
Waning Gibbous phase
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Mercury 19° 27' Tau
Venus 05° 54' Gem
Mars 21° 21' Ari
Jupiter 00° 37' Gem
Saturn 18° 34' Pis
Uranus 23° 59' Tau
Neptune 29° 36' Pis
Pluto 01° 57' Aqu R
Chiron 22° 06' Ari
Lilith 26° 28' Vir
North Node 14° 05' Ari R
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SunSextileNorth Node6.30
MoonSextileNorth Node3.18
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