Aries is the first astrology sign within the Zodiac and spans for the duration from the 20th March to 19th April. It has the Zodiac symbol of a Ram, and has the Zodiac element of fire, which is similar to the Leo and Sagittarius astrology signs.
Aries often are determined individuals that love passionately and are very loyal to those that they love (and expect loyalty in return). They also are high-energy individuals that are often very physical. The astrology sign is also ruled by the planet of Mars, and therefore Aries are known for their short tempers and aggressive outbursts.
Bold and Brave
In astrology it is believed that each zodiac sign learns a lesson from its predecessor, however, since Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac wheel it does not learn a lesson from a previous sign. This results in Aries often leading with blind optimism, which can have both positive and negative consequences.
Aries are considered one of the bravest signs in the Zodiac which leads them to making bold decisions that perhaps other signs would not make themselves. Because of their brave and bold characteristics, as well as their determined and motivated nature, Aries are often perceived as being confident and natural-born leaders as they will often push themselves to complete tasks and “get the job done”. However, with the Zodiac symbol of an Aries being a Ram (in particular a Ram’s head), Aries are known for being very head-strong and forceful which leads them to being set in their ways and their decisions when they have made them (whether that is for the greater good or not).
Passionate and Loyal
Due to their Zodiac element being fire, Aries are considered passionate lovers and are devoted to those that they love (both platonically and romantically). Aries are also very protective (sometimes to the degree of being overprotective) of their friends and people they love, although Aries tend not to have a large group of friends as they require genuine relationships with those that they surround themselves with.
Trust and loyalty are both two key traits for Aries, as they dislike disingenuous and dishonest individuals – if an Aries catches you lying to them, they will soon become heartless towards you will lose that relationship with an Aries forever.
Short-tempered and Hot-headed
The Aries astrology sign is also ruled by Mars, which is named after the Roman God of war. This, in addition to Aries being a fire element, results in this astrology sign falling victim to short-tempered flare-ups of anger and aggression that they often find difficult to control. These angry outbursts do not pair well with the hard-headed and determined character traits of an Aries that come with the ram astrology sign, as they are often difficult to reason with during a short-tempered outburst. This often brings out a self-centered nature in Aries.
High Energy and Physical Individuals
Being a fire sign that is also ruled by the planet Mars, results in Aries being very energetic individuals with a lot of energy. As a result of this high energy, Aries also tend to be very fitness focused and health conscious, often to obsessive levels.
When they cannot burn off their excess energy, Aries also expel a lot of their energy into their relationships and friendships, as well as their jobs. As a result of this increased effort, Aries are very expectant that others (whether that be partners, friends or colleagues) have the same level of work-ethic and motivation into said relationships, friendships and jobs.