Ruler : Mars
1st SIGN : Of the zodiac
Metal : Iron
Gem Stone : Aquamarine Diamond
Colour : Red
ANATOMY : Head and Face
Keywords: active, initiating, leading,
independent, aggressive, impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive,
Comparison with its symbol, the ram:
symbolized by the ram. The ram has come to represent male fertility,
aggression, and courage. A ram's horn is part of a cornucopia, the "horn
of plenty", symbolizing abundance. In history, rams were often symbols of
leadership. Aries natives are said to be leaders and pioneers.
their heads into their enemies; and Aries natives are thought to approach life
for Aries is a straightforward one -- it depicts the ram's horns.
Sun in Aries
(The Sun is in Aries from March 21 to April 19, depending on the
is the first sign of the zodiac, and Aries natives are the first to start—and
the first to finish—whatever they set out to do. Aries is an active,
energetic sign. People with Sun in Aries are direct, straightforward, and
uncomplicated. They expect the same from others, and are baffled when they don't
always get it.
body comes first with Aries. Sun in Aries people are natural athletes. At the
very least, their natural inclination is to use their bodies to get things
done. They're not given to long, drawn-out emotional moments; nor are they
big on planning ahead. Instead, they live their lives simply. What is
happening right now is most important to Aries. Impatience is a definite
vice, and innovation is a huge strength. Aries loves to start anything new,
and they have trouble sitting still. They are pioneers in whatever they do,
and there is a very basic quality of bravery in these people that is
unmistakable! Aries generally knows what they want, and they know the
quickest route to getting it. They take shortcuts if they must, but generally
everything is aboveboard. Underhanded just isn't their style. Some Aries
people are bold, but even the quieter ones are brave and even plucky in their
own way. Independence is their birthright. Nothing gets them going more than
a fresh slate, the promise of a new day, and a brand new start.
enjoys a challenge, and Aries Suns are happiest when their lives are moving
forward and active. There's a childlike quality to all Aries Sun people, and
it's often quite charming.
Famous People with Sun in Aries: Alec Baldwin, Mariah Carey (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Aries), Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe (Sun and Mars in Aries), Shannen
Doherty, Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Stacy Ferguson
"Fergie", Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sun and Venus in Aries), Ashley
Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Lucy Lawless (Sun and Moon in
Aries), John Madden (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Conan O'Brien, Sarah Jessica
Parker (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), William Shatner (Sun and Mercury
in Aries), Gloria Steinem (Sun and Mars in Aries), Vincent Van Gogh (Sun and
Mercury in Aries), Christopher Walken (Sun and Mercury in Aries)
Moon in Aries
quite happens soon enough with this position of the Moon. There is an
inherent impatience with getting what they want. Life is a series of
emergencies for Lunar Ariens. They live in the moment and have a hard time
waiting for things to happen. Whims of the moment take absolute precedence in
a fiery position of the moon. Even if the Sun or rising sign is more low-key,
Moon in Aries people possess inner passion and fire. Emotional issues take
precedence—there is simply no pussy-footing around when it comes to dealing
with the feelings. And, dealing with new sentiments and needs stirs up a huge
desire for activity. Moon in Aries has a need for acting out their needs,
with no time to waste. It is hard for them to see the long-term, or to wait
for things to happen. Instant gratification rules!
enough, this is a very defensive position of the Moon. These natives take
things very personally, and they deal with problems by facing them right away
so that they can then get on with other things. Their flare-ups generally end
almost as quickly as they started.
Ariens have an unmistakable independent streak. They put themselves right out
there in the world, and make an impression in whatever they do. Their
self-confidence is actually variable. Although a strong personality is
projected, Moon in Aries people go through plenty of ups and downs. Their
moodiness is not like Cancer or Pisces moodiness—they don't withdraw into
themselves or escape the world when they're down. Instead, they are
might say that people with Moon in Aries actually enjoy trouble and
confrontations. Indeed, this position is easily bored with environments that
are too peaceful. Their homes—especially their childhood homes—are often
battlegrounds. They rule the roost, or at least want to, and are not the most
peaceful of folk to live with!
Aries men and women are prone to have plenty of crushes and other short-lived
yet intense desires. "Needs" and "wants" are
indistinguishable to Lunar Ariens at any given time. In their minds, what
they want is so powerful that it becomes an absolute need. In young
adulthood, they can be dangerous with a credit card. Whoever offered the
advice to freeze your credit card in a container of water, and then let the
block of ice thaw before using the card, unwittingly had people with Moon in
Aries in mind. The whole idea was to see if the shopping whim of the moment
would pass by the time the card was ready to use. Still, with this scenario,
I wouldn't be surprised to see Moon in Aries hacking away at the ice. That
is, if Aries actually takes the advice in the first place!
will appreciate that people with Moon in Aries rarely sulk or play any
drawn-out games of manipulation. You can pretty much know what they want at
any given time. They are generally ruled by their own emotional needs, and
they're not always as concerned about others' needs during these
"emergencies". Somehow, they have people around them scrambling to
help them solve their problems. There's an aura of childlike innocence around
Lunar Ariens, even when they're getting their way again, that can be
Famous people with Moon in Aries: Dido Armstrong, Tyra Banks (Moon and Mars in
Aries), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Ferguson, Whitney Houston, Lucy Lawless (Sun
and Moon in Aries), Heather Locklear, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna (Moon and Venus
in Aries), Meg Ryan, Kevin Spacey
Mercury in Aries
in Aries communicators make quick decisions—so quick that you might think
they don't much like thinking things over. The truth is, Aries communicators
don't have a lot of patience for mulling. Their decisions are often driven by
the need for instant gratification.
in Aries men and women are generally quick and to the point in their
communications. They are direct and candid, and some may even think their
style is crude at times. At times, they can come across as downright
aggressive, but that usually happens when they encounter opposition to their
opinions and ideas. It is generally a result of frustration, because Mercury
in Aries almost childishly assumes that others will accept their opinions
smoothly. There is a sensitivity and defensiveness to Aries, and when Mercury
is placed in the sign, natives tend to be quite personally attached to their
people have a tendency towards streamlined learning. They prefer not to get
bogged down in details, and are adept at dismissing what they feel are
a certain innocent charm to Aries communicators. Many will appreciate this
sign's utilitarian approach. You can pretty much count on them being straight
with you, even if their Sun Sign is the more indirect Pisces.
Mercury position favours starting new things. Aries is not attached to
outdated ideas, and generally adopts an enthusiastic style. Criticism or
negative feedback can be taken personally. Still, they are not afraid of a
fight or a challenge, on a mental level. They have a visionary intelligence
that is sometimes on the idealistic side.
projects and ideas are taken on with an unmatched enthusiasm with this
position of Mercury. However, because there is no shortage of new ideas in
life, Mercury in Aries natives can be quick to dump one mental pursuit, way
of thinking, or opinion for something fresher and more exciting.
in Aries people are often excellent at promoting their new ideas. When
they're excited about something, their style of communication can be so
motivating and fun, the enthusiasm is downright infectious. Aries is a
leader, quick to adopt absolutely new and innovative methods—they get a rise
out of leading too!
Sun Sign is in Pisces or Taurus, these people can sometimes wonder why others
get frustrated with them. The truth is, they may come across as more brusque
and impatient than they actually are. Mercury in Aries natives make
quick decisions, and they don't always understand it when others hedge issues
or stay "on the fence".
Famous People with Mercury in Aries: Mariah Carey (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries),
Robert Downey Jr. (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Adolf Hitler, Ashley
Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), David Letterman (Sun and Mars in
Aries), John Madden (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aries), William Shatner (Sun and Mercury in Aries),
Vincent Van Gogh (Sun and Mercury in Aries), Christopher Walken (Sun and
Mercury in Aries)
Venus in Aries
Venus in Aries people flirt by being up-front, direct, and even daring. They
try to win you over by expressing how enterprising and independent they are.
Their style of expressing love can be maddeningly "me"-centred, but
the right person for them will find this approach charming. People get turned
on by Venus in Aries' aura of innocent charm, even when they are being
childish and impatient.
in Aries men and women behave in a childlike, fun-loving manner in love. They
are turned on by energy and activity. Turn-offs include a relationship that
is considered stuffy or too "mature", vagueness, and beating around
the bush. In love, Venus in Aries people are hopelessly addicted to the
conquest. In order for a relationship to remain fresh and new for them, they
require plenty of stimulation.
Venus in Aries involves fuelling their need for action. Be direct, open, and
honest with them—they won't much like game-playing or evasiveness, unless it
is in the complete spirit of fun. Feed their need for spontaneity, and
appreciate their playfulness. Understand their desire for the relationship to
remain young and fresh. Aries likes to take the lead in love (even if their
Sun Sign is gentle Pisces) —let them, at least most of the time.
Indulge them their many whims, and understand that they thrive on
competition, even when they're competing with you!
Famous People with Venus in Aries: Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey (Sun, Mercury,
and Venus in Aries), George Clooney, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey Jr. (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Melissa Etheridge, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sun
and Venus in Aries), Ashley Judd (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Marilyn
Monroe, Sarah Jessica Parker (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries), Rihanna
(Moon and Venus in Aries), Rob Thomas, Rene Zellweger
Mars in Aries
This is a very impulsive position of Mars. The first instinct for Mars in
Aries natives is to take action. Quick flare-ups characterize the Mars
in Aries character, but their anger usually doesn't last for too long. In
fact, these people generally don't live in the past, and are not given to
holding grudges or feeling resentful. Generally, their temper comes quickly,
and they deal with anger on issues right away—with this kind of character,
there is little room for festering.
Mars in Aries people listen to their instincts, they generally get things
done, and they make fast and (usually) decent decisions. They don't naturally
stop to smell the roses—or consider others' point of view—when they are
deliberating over what to do next. In fact, "deliberation" works at
lightning speed for these natives, so they could hardly be called deliberate.
Spontaneity is one of their assets; as are simplicity, purity of action, and
Aries natives are often a step ahead of the rest of us. A life that is too
predictable makes them antsy. Mars in Aries people enjoy starting fresh—new
ideas, pioneering action, and fresh projects make them happiest. They
generally enjoy challenges. Relationships with these natives can be exciting,
but keeping up with them can be difficult. They are given to impulsive
action, and they are not known for sticking things through. Although their
physical energy is great, they can lose their initial enthusiasm quickly.
Aries natives are easily irritated by indirectness from others. They expect
others to say things straight—no beating around the bush. They easily become
impatient with convoluted plans, or with people they consider to be slow to
action. Most people with this position of Mars have a childlike quality to
them. Sometimes they're downright rude and impatient, but with Mars in Aries
natives, you generally know what they're after. Unless Marsis afflicted in
the chart, you can also pretty much trust that they don't have hidden agendas.
Famous People with Mars in Aries: Tyra Banks (Moon and Mars in Aries), Kevin
Costner, Russell Crowe (Sun and Mars in Aries), David Letterman (Sun and Mars
in Aries), Tobey Maguire, Gloria Steinem (Sun and Mars in Aries)
People with Aries Ascendants are direct and quick. Their first instinct is to
do, rather than think. Planning ahead? Forget it. Aries rising simply
charges forward without much ado.
position does not make a person aggressive. Forthright, yes, but aggression
is too strong a word for these natives. They have a youthful, direct manner
that sees what it wants and generally goes for it. At the same time, there
isn't any malice in their intent.
Aries rising people are competitive, but they generally put most of the
pressure on themselves. These people love to come out ahead in all that they
do. They get ready quickly, walk quickly, and have little patience for
dilly-dallying. Their temper is quick, too. It's also quick to disappear.
Rarely do you find Aries rising people
holding grudges. Their mannerisms are rather simple and
rising loves action, and is often trying to stir up some activity. Their
strengths lie in their enterprising ways. Finishing things they start does
not always come as easily, unless the ruler, Mars, is placed in a more
tenacious sign, such as Taurus or Scorpio.
Ascendant often gives a rather swift walk, with the head leaning forward
slightly. This walk is surprisingly distinctive. Headaches and sinus and eye
problems are the usual physical complaints of this position. Rashes and
acne on the face and shoulders sometimes occur. Broad shoulders and slim hips
are common. Often, Aries rising people are quick to smile, and they possess a
youthful charm throughout life.
early on in life, Aries rising people got typecast as the
"independent" child. As adults, people with Aries Ascendants often
stick to that role in life. People don't run to help them out—they appear
quite fine doing things on their own. These people have learned to be
self-reliant, and this generally stems from their early experiences.
a rather brusque and independent manner, these natives are usually very
willing to compromise in their relationships, and are very attached to the
people they hold dear.
people with Aries Ascendants include Bette Midler, Lena Horne, Ron Howard,
David Spade, and Susan Saint James.