Aries: Everything you need to know about the first sign of the zodiac

Were you born between 21 March and 19 April? Then you have the chance of being an Aries, with all that this implies!

Aries: Everything you need to know about the first sign of the zodiac
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Aries: Everything you need to know about the first sign of the zodiac

Known as the very first astrological sign, the sign of Aries concerns all those born in early spring. On the circle of zodiac signs, it is the one that lies between 0° and 30° on the ecliptic plane according to tropical astrology (the most connected) and opens the way to the sign of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

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In astrology, our date of birth and therefore the position of the stars at that precise moment can influence our character traits, both in terms of qualities and faults, but also our way of thinking and behaving. Belonging to this zodiac sign can give us certain characteristics that make us more or less compatible with other signs.

If you're a proud Aries (or are looking to understand this sign), here's everything you need to know about your personality according to the stars and planets!

What are the characteristics of the sign of Aries?

Aries is the very first of the twelve astrological signs, according to the tropical method. It is one of the fire signs, along with Leo and Sagittarius.

Placed under rule of the planet Mars, Aries is known for its dynamism and independence. The animal associated with Aires, the ram, with its horns that can rush headlong into action, is not so far from reality. Those who belong to this zodiacal sign would be go-getters at heart, as impulsive as they are courageous!

A strong sign, this is often an individual with a marked personality, as if animated by the fire within them. It is no coincidence that this is their element and their colour, red!

Astrologers have determined that their symbolic stone is the ruby and their lucky numbers are 1 and 9.

The animal associated with Aries is a ram  Vera Greiner / Unsplash

What are the dates of the sign of Aries and its decans?

Those of the sign of Aries encapsulate all the people born between March 21 and April 19. Before them are the Pisces and after them the Taurus.

This one month period is divided into three parts called decans, on the following dates:

  • First decan of Aries: March 21 to March 30
  • Second decan of Aries: March 31 to April 9
  • Third decan of Aries: 10-19 April

You can also be an Aries ascendant, in addition to your main sun sign. This is the sign that rose in the East at the time of your birth, depending on the exact time.

To find out your ascendant, all you need to do is use one of the many simulators which allow you to find out the chart at the precise moment of your birth and therefore your complete astral chart. The ascendant then represents our image, the way others see us.

If we add to this the subtleties of Chinese or African astrology, we understand why the horoscope is not an exact science.

What are the qualities found in Aries?

The strength and determination that drives the Aries allows them to always have an overflowing motivation. With their strong personality, they are the kind of sign you can't miss in a group.

They are often noted for their determination, dynamism and outgoing personality. They are very enthusiastic when they are driven by what motivates them and have the ability to unite people around them.

Known for their ambition and their role as a born leader, it is in the context of work that this character trait is most often manifested. Aries is not a figurehead and often wants to be in a position of power!

Finally, they can be known to be generous to those they really care about.

Everything about the personality of Aries DIEGO SANCHEZ / Unsplash

What are the main faults of Aries?

Being born under the sign of Aries doesn't mean you're perfect (even if you'd like to think so). Living with this fiery temperament sometimes makes you uncontrollable and impulsive.

By rushing headlong into things, they can be impatient and tactless, unintentionally hurting the people around them. This urge to get ahead can make them bossy and sometimes angry when they don't get their way.

In love, they need sparks and can quickly become bored when routine sets in.

Which signs are the most compatible with an Aries?

To get along with an Aries, it is better to have a strong character (but not too much to avoid conflicts). As for love, an Aries would easily find happiness with a sign like Leo, even if they are both strong characters.

Aries can fall in love at first sight with a partner of the same sign, at the risk of having a relationship that is a little too explosive, but at least there is no risk of routine setting in!

Although Libra is the sign diametrically opposed to Aries on the zodiac wheel, it's a mix that can work. Libra can help tone down an Aries, for example!

Finally, Sagittarius can also be a life partner for Aries as they are both passionate and like to enjoy life intensely. This is a good match to make each other progress.

What signs should you avoid if you are an Aries?

Whether in love, work or friendship, some signs are simply not made to get along and cooperate with Aries.

If there is one sign that an Aries will have difficulty cooperating with, it is another Aries, with the risk of sparks flying when these two strong characters are in the same room. Usually, an Aries will have difficulty getting along with:

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Virgo
  • Scorpio
  • Capricorn
  • Pisces

Between those who are too soft (for Aries' taste) or those who are too explosive and would put them in the shadows, Aries can come into conflict with several signs!

Tattoo ideas for Aries

To proudly display their belonging to the Aries team, many opt for a subtle tattoo that honours their astrological sign.

For a discreet tattoo, it is sufficient to get a tattoo of the symbol of Aries, namely a simplified drawing representing the horns of the animal. You can also opt for the constellation corresponding to your sign, a tattoo symbolising your determination or your fiery temperament. There are plenty of possibilities!

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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