Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. It is also known as the sign of the ram. If Aries is your lunar sign, then this guide is for you. The horoscope presented here is based on the ancient science of Vedic astrology, also known as the Sidereal or star-based system of astrology. It is a moon-based approach rather than the sun-based approach common to western astrology. In this article, you’ll learn all about your strengths, weaknesses, compatibility, ideal careers, and more.
Aries is known as मेष (mesha) in Sanskrit, or “ram.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general make-up of the Aries sign is below:
Sign of the Ram. Aries natives are head-strong, and can be natural leaders. However, their competitive side might get them into trouble!
Ruled by Mars. Mars is the planet of war, explosions, sudden events, and land. Martian individuals are hard-working and self-confident
A fire sign. Those with an Aries moon are temperamental, passionate, and energetic.
A movable sign. Persons born under this sign are fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.
A masculine sign. This makes the native aggressive, bold, and thick-skinned.
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is the sign of pioneers and adventurers. You are often the leader among your peers. You are friendly and compassionate toward others. You look after your herd.
Persons born under the sign of the ram can be very competitive, but they rarely hold grudges. They have bigger things to worry about. Your ambition is a source of admiration. You’re not one to shy away from a fresh challenge. When you set your mind to accomplishing something, you don’t let others get in your way. At the same time, you may not have the self-discipline to see all of your projects through to the finish line.
Ariens are quick-witted and possess a sharp intellect. This is the nature of those born under a fire sign. You enjoy word games and may excel in athletics as well. You have a playful nature and can’t stand people whose approach to life is overly serious.
As a born fighter, you are willing to work to the point of exhaustion for what you believe in. However, you may overextend yourself for the sake of others.
Ariens are enterprising folk and are therefore likely to make a good living. However, if a healthy work-life balance isn’t kept, they may grow ill from anxiety and too many hours on the job.
Recommended careers: Anything innovative or related to leadership. Aries natives make wonderful scientists, writers, engineers, lawyers, politicians, actors, performers, police officers, entrepreneurs.
Careers to avoid: You may want to avoid career paths that require a high degree of tact, patience, or self-control. For example, diplomats, childcare professionals, stock brokers or mediators.
Aries adventurers are energetic and love starting new projects—but also have a bad habit of leaving things unfinished. Their active minds often come up with more plans than they have time to execute. This can lead to indecision and restlessness, causing them to give up when it would be wiser to stay the course. A “devil-may-care” attitude rarely produces beneficial results in the long-term.
Their natural passion is a strong suit when it comes to taking leadership and working overtime, but it also means Ariens have an above-average sex drive. When combined with a dose of Mars-induced vanity, this can lead an ungrounded Aries into multiple love affairs.
Nevertheless, Aries men and women can make excellent life-partners when the relationship is based on love, loyalty, and trust. Just watch out to keep your temper in check and avoid unnecessary or excessive arguing.
You can balance your natural strengths and offset your weak tendencies by putting some effort into the following areas:
- Make plans. This includes anything from a list of daily tasks to a financial budget. Having a clear plan can help ground and focus your passionate energy, allowing you to achieve more of your goals.
- Practice meditation. A major benefit of meditation is enhanced emotional awareness and mental control. Ariens can get worked up easily. Having techniques to manage anger and other powerful feelings will make day-to-day life a lot more pleasant.
- Finish what you start. You will be tempted to quit projects midway through, whether due to frustration or the excitement of a new opportunity. However, leaving too many things unfinished can increase anxiety and lead to feelings of disappointment and depression in the long run. Try focusing on just one or two big things at a time until you’ve developed the habit of completing what you’ve started. You’ll be happy you did!
Symbolized by the ram, Ariens are apt to do well by their flock. They make good friends and loving family members.
As born leaders, Aries natives often launch multiple initiatives in life. This can take them in different directions and to different locations around the country or the world. For this reason, you may find that you have few long-lasting friendships. Though you are able to make new ones easily enough wherever you go.
Your relations with parents or parental figures, such as aunts or uncles, are usually pleasant. In addition, your children will likely benefit from your ambition and strong work-ethic. They are typically more fortunate than their peers. However, you may suffer from strained relations with brothers or sisters due to sibling rivalry, or due to differences in personality.
You make an excellent romantic partner when you and your spouse see eye-to-eye and experience genuine love and trust in the relationship. In fact, you might even become overly submissive out of a desire to please your significant other. Make sure to be honest and open about your personal feelings and needs so that your partner has a chance to properly reciprocate with all that you are putting into the relationship.
In Vedic astrology, compatibility in relationships is a complex science that takes many different factors into account. It’s always helpful to consult with an experienced astrologer who can carefully consider yours and your partner’s individual charts. Nonetheless, there are general patterns of compatibility across signs.
For Aries, the best matches are Aries, Leo, Libra, and Sagittarius.
For more insights into your and your partner’s compatibility, check out our in-depth guides on Aries compatibility:
|Aries and Aries||Aries and Taurus||Aries and Gemini|
|Aries and Cancer||Aries and Leo||Aries and Virgo|
|Aries and Libra||Aries and Scorpio||Aries and Sagittarius|
|Aries and Capricorn||Aries and Aquarius||Aries and Pisces|
The Sexes at a Glance
The Aries Man
- Physically strong
- Passionate / romantic
- Likely to change residence
The Aries Woman
- Dominant in relationships
- Harsh in speech
Each planet oversees different areas of life. Saturn is the slowest-moving of the planets, and his influence is often accompanied by hard lessons.
When Saturn passes through the native’s moon sign, as well as the one before and after it, this is known as sade sati, or “Saturn’s Grind.” During this period, one experiences heavy karmic reactions. However, by adopting the right attitude, this can be a period of tremendous personal growth.
For Ariens, the periods of sade sati are as follows:
- April 8, 1966 — June 10, 1973
- June 1, 1996 — July 22, 2002
- March 29, 2025 — May 30, 2032
- May 14, 2054 — July 10, 2061
- March 19, 2084 — September 18, 2090
- John Adams
- Prince Charles
- Ronald Reagan
Actors / Actresses
- Christian Bale
- Samantha Bee
- Billy Crystal
- Michael J. Fox
- Hugh Grant
- Taylor Howard
- Tea Leoni
- Mr. T
- Sheryl Crow
- Celine Dion
- Jim Morrison
- Aldous Huxley
- B.K.S. Iyengar
- Mother Teresa
Writers / Directors
- Michael Crichton
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Stan Lee
- Marcel Proust
- George Bernard Shaw
- Wallace Stevens
- Quentin Tarantino
Philosophers / Scientists
- Denis Diderot
- Henri Cartan
- Karl Marx
- Bill Nye
- Dennis Ritchie
- Kellyanne Conway
- Chris Gardner
- Shane McMahon
- Xavier Niel
- Ricky Van Veen
- Kobe Bryant
- Tirunesh Dibaba
- Drazen Petrovic
The 12 Signs of the Zodiac
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The 27 Nakshatras
Learn about the 27 Nakshatras or “Lunar Mansions” of Vedic astrology.