What Does It Mean To Be An Aries?

Are you an Aries? According to the zodiac, if you were born between March 20 and April 20, then that would make you an Aries. Your symbol is the ram. Your ruling planet is Mars and your element is fire. What else does it mean to be an Aries? See if you recognize these traits:

Your Defining Character Traits

Mars is the ruling planet of Aries. Mars is also the “god of war.” That sets up people born under the Aries sign as strong-willed. They’re also known to be a bit impulsive, passionate, determined and direct. Aries have a no-nonsense drive. They don’t suffer fools gladly. That makes them a force to be reckoned with.

Giving up is not something that Aries regularly do. While others might avoid a confrontation, the Aries won’t back off. Even when rejected, an Aries will push through in the hopes that their strong will determination will ultimately pay off in positive returns.

Aries have great organizational skills. Multitasking is no problem for them. Aries is also confident. They know their ideas are the best in the room and they’re willing to stand up and fight for them. Often, the Aries will rush to be the first to do things and sometimes that can lead to jumping into a situation without thinking it through.

Because of their competitive streak, Aries work great in any career where they can engage in a healthy debate. That makes them terrific lawyers. Aries also become their own bosses because they like calling the shots.

Aries prefer to achieve a tangible goal.

That is why they like physical activities. Running a marathon is preferred over meditating. You can see the results of a marathon!

As for compatibility…

The fire signs are Leo and Sagittarius, but the Aries is most compatible with the air signs like Gemini and Aquarius. It is the air signs that have a great “roll-with-the-punches” attitude and sharp intellect that will keep Aries on their toes. In social settings, you’ll find that Aries is always first to “break the ice.” They take being an extrovert to a whole other level and will thrive in a group of people, large or small.


Aries makes great coaches and they have high expectations for their kids. They want them to be as high achievers as they are. Instilling the Aries confidence in their kids is a great gift.