As the first sign of the tropical zodiac, Aries is seasonally associated with spring and according to astrologers represents a strong, sometimes creative thrust and powerful expression of energy. The sign is governed by Mars, the planet of activity and assertiveness, which astrologers believe adds the traits of competitiveness, impulsiveness, and the instinct to act spontaneously. The Sun is also strongly associated with this sign, which it governs by exaltation. The solar-association is seen as adding expression of the ego, and the desire to make a mark as an individual. Joanna Watters (2003) defined a keyphrase for this sign as “I am”. Martin Seymour-Smith (1981) suggested “Initiative is expressed aggressively, impulsively and probably very emotively”. As a suggestion for keywords he offers:

  • Competitiveness, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, rashness, impatience, courage, spontaneous, assertiveness, self-reliance.



Glyph meaning: (?) The long face and two horns of a ram.
Quality Positive: outwardly expressive, extrovert.
Element(triplicity) Fire: energy, warmth, vision.
Mode (quadruplicity) Cardinal (moveable): the element in its most concentrated or active form – associated with push, energy and enterprise.
Body part Head and face.
Direction South
Traditional definitions Bestial – the signs symbolised by four-footed animals (also called quadrupedian ‘four-footed’). These can lack in social graces and sometimes indicate coarseness and a poor appreciation for ‘niceties’ and polite manners. They can also be a little inarticulate, caring more about making their point, than the elegance of the style in which it is made. Some even think that their way is best and want other people to think highly of them.



As a sun sign According to Alan Leo, generally considered to be the founder of modern psychological astrology and sun sign astrology, people born with the sun in Aries are “always looking forward, they are leaders in ideals and pioneers of advanced thought. They have great mental energy but are inclined to be very headstrong and impulsive. They are always prophetic, and love to predict things that will happen. They can look ahead into the future and foresee things with remarkable clearness of vision. When freed from other influences and not slaves to their personality, they become truly clairvoyant, and are remarkably gifted in this direction. This sign gives extreme ideality, and those born under it are more ideal than practical. They are always full of new schemes and plans, ever exploring and originating. They are fond of constant change, loving novelty, romance and speculation and nearly always live in a world of theory. They are very highly strung, sometimes hyper-sensitive and are remarkable for their perception. They seem to live more in the perceptive region of their brain than the reflective, and they are rarely deceived where perception is concerned.”

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