March 21 – April 19
Ruling house: First
Ruling planets: Mars
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Impulsive, generous, short sighted, but effective, Aries has for its symbol a Ram. The Ram is determined, powerful, but, more often that not, it tends to ignore the details in favor of the big picture.
Aries has the astrological quality Fire, which makes for a powerful vibration. All Fire signs will exhibit a need for external recognition, a way to take action very strongly and a very open approach to interaction. As in any other area, exaggeration of these innate qualities will make an Aries to be perceived as coming too strong or too fast, as blowing up things for the sake of it and as a better action taker than listener.
The ruling planet of Aries is Mars, which, as an astrological planet, represents brute force, vigor, physical activity and sexual desire. It can also be ruthless, lacking in sensitivity and somehow blunt.
These qualities will make an Aries good in places or contexts where the native can be always under some degree of pressure. If there’s no pressure, there’ll be no “air to be blown” and the native may go through long periods of inactivity or boredom. These periods can even lead to physical illness. The open approach will also allow to any Aries native to set up projects very fast, to initiate actions quickly. Sustaining this effort for the long run isn’t though their most powerful point.
Aries rules the first house of the zodiac.