Characteristics Of The Aries Zodiac Sign That Make This Ram The Boss Of Astrology

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Aries Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, Characteristics & Love Compatibility Facts

They're the boss.

Rejoice, Aries! The zodiac simply couldn't exist without you. In case you're new to astrology, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. That means if your birthday falls between the dates of March 21 and April 19, you have an Aries personality.

But what do we know about the Aries zodiac sign?

While they're the first sign, Aries traits are quite different than you'd expect. Even if you don't truly believe in astrology and what that means for your personality, the Aries sign stands out from the rest.

Don't believe us? Read on for facts about the Aries personality, characteristics, career strengths and love compatibility with other zodiac signs. Plus, a list of famous Aries celebrities!

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What are the details of the Aries horoscope?

  • Element: Fire
  • Ruling Planet: Mars
  • Color: Red
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Strengths: Confident
  • Weakness: Impatient
  • Birthstone: Topaz

What do we know about Aries personality traits?

Strengths include: Assertive, energetic, passionate, innovative, charismatic, physically active, determined, protective, loyal

Weaknesses include: Arrogant, aggressive, impatient, tempermental, combative, demanding, competitive

Since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, it's only logical that men and women born with this Sun sign are natural-born leaders. An Aries takes the reins without giving it a second thought, and thrives on being an absolute boss at everything they do.

Aries is a fire sign, so they're full of energy and passion. It's practically impossible for them to sit still. They love being physical and must be in on the action at all times.

Their fiery personality type does have its downsides, though, as Aries can often be seen as arrogant and aggressive. Many mistake the Aries "can do" attitude as having a huge ego. Although this can be true, this zodiac sign just sees it as having what it takes to be an innovator.

And don't even think about getting into it with an Aries! They will always have the last word. Just like with everything else in their lives, they will forever be the winner in any argument.

Aries aren't afraid to show determination in every aspect of their lives, so don't be surprised when you find that an Aries is just as passionate about what they do in their free time as they are in the boardroom.

This zodiac sign is also fiercely independent. They have no problem carving their own path and not looking back to see if anyone's following, though they'll often have many followers since their personalities are so captivating and their excitement is contagious.

Aries make excellent friends. They protect the ones they care for and their tenacity for life serves as an inspiration, encouraging others to live life to the fullest. But, as you might guess, Aries can't stand taking orders. They prefer to be the one who always gives the orders, which can result in them getting moody if they can't get their way.

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What does Aries love compatibility look like?

Because Aries is a fire sign, they're known for their independence and unrivaled vigor. They need someone who can keep up with them and give them the passion they so desperately require, but they also want someone who will respect their freedom.

This is why a Gemini is the ultimate astrological match for an Aries when it comes to relationships. Much like Aries, Geminis love a good romance as long as it promises to be exciting and different. Neither sign is shy when it comes to indulging in their wildest fantasies, which means time in the bedroom is never dull or boring, and that's exactly what an Aries is looking for.

Gemini is always up for a good challenge and will never fail to throw a few surprises towards their beloved Aries, which only makes that passionate Aries crave them even more. Most importantly, Gemini understands the Aries need for freedom and their own separate space. A Gemini will never come off as clingy or needy; they know that time apart will only make their love more intense, so each time they see Aries, it only gets better.

What is the best career for the Aries sign?

Aries are born leaders, so they will excel in any job where they can take the lead. Aries make especially successful entrepreneurs.

Since they like to be their own bosses and love taking initiative, starting a business will come second nature to them. However, Aries aren't afraid to make brave decisions and aren't scared of a little blood, so the medical profession is also an excellent choice. Doctors must have strong personalities and be great leaders — that's two checks for Aries.

The hard work an Aries is willing to put into their career equals a large payday, and they aren't afraid to show it. Although they are careful not to overspend, they still know they deserve to treat themselves. Aries isn't afraid to take a few (and sometimes more than a few) dollars to spend on themselves.

They never let any opportunities for advancement slip through their fingers. The busier an Aries is, the better.

What does the Aries symbol mean in astrology?

The Aries symbol is the Ram, representing a sheer force of nature. Known for digging in its feet and butting horns, the ram can be very strong-willed and stubborn.

An Aries refuses to be pushed around by anyone, so you might want to think again if you assume you can tell them what to do.

Who are famous Aries figures and celebrities?

​Each zodiac sign has its share of famous celebrities. And much like other astrological signs, these are just a few Aries celebrities who share that same sense of independence and drive:

  • Singer Lady Gaga (March 28)
  • Actor Robert Downey Jr. (April 4)
  • Singer/Songwriter Elton John (March 25)
  • Tennis Player Maria Sharapova (April 19)
  • Actress Reese Witherspoon (March 22)
  • Actress Kate Hudson (April 19)
  • Actress Emma Watson (April 15)
  • Designer Marc Jacobs (April 9)
  • Singer Mariah Carey (March 27)

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Sloane Solomon is a YourTango editor and writer who covers pop culture, lifestyle topics, and love and relationships.