Aries, The ℛam♈

Ruler: Mars

Modality: Cardinal

Season: Spring

Element: Fire

Stones: Amethyst, Diamond

Color: Red

The Aries Woman

Ruled by Mars and the first sign of zodiac, the sign of Aries is the baby in the karmic wheel of life. An Aries woman possesses eternal optimism, always looking forward and rarely back. Eager and enthusiastic, she is the alpha female of the pack, always at the front of the queue and kick-starting everything from projects to dinner dates. She is a woman of strength, has well-formed and intelligent opinions, and part of her charm is that she is so thoroughly independent and self-reliant. A fearless and natural leader, charismatic, energetic, and dynamic.

Aries is the sign of the self, people born under this fire sign strongly project their personalities onto others and can be very self-oriented. She’s a mixture of fearless warrior and undisciplined child.  She’s fun-loving and adventurous, and on the negative she can be sulky and brooding if she doesn’t get her own way, or is ignored. She tends to be very competitive, but unlike some signs also has a strong sense of fair play – she wants to win for herself; to prove she could do it, and isn’t interested in deceit or cheating her way to the top. She is not known as the most compassionate person around–she tends to have a “get over yourself” attitude to people hung up on their problems. You might learn a little something from her, and that is that the present and future count much more than the past. Whatever the Aries woman does, it will be with her whole heart and soul. There are no half measures with this sign.

The Ram is always ahead of the game, and she is most definitely a fearless, feisty trendsetter.  Anything goes, even the most daring of styles. Aries women love red, as befits a fire sign. Her wardrobe spills over with all sorts of shapes, silhouettes, colors, and fabrics. While she is rarely subtle, she is usually not overdone either. One of Aries’ strongest characteristics–enthusiasm for all that is new–can come through in her style and wardrobe choices. Her main gemstone is the diamond. Diamonds are especially appropriate worn as earrings because the body part ruled by Aries is the head.

She has a marvelous sense of adventure and can be extremely playful and passionate. An Aries woman is often one of the few who effectively separate love and sex. She is often the seducer in the game of love, but her partner and lover has to be strong and a match for her own personality or she will lose interest. She’s outgoing and can be somewhat flirtatious in a fun and challenging way. The men of other fire signs tend to find this especially hard to resist. Aries is a sign known for fire and passion, but seducing the ram isn’t as easy as it may seem. A quiet air of confidence is sexy; bragging about yourself is not, so don’t stray over that line. Easily attracted and aroused, this woman burns hot, though can lose interest equally as rapidly, especially if there isn’t a minimum level of intensity and unpredictability involved. If you can ‘compete’ with her playfully in any activity the sparks will really fly. The sexy Aries will often enjoy initiating the lovemaking, much to your delight, but she also wants a bit of a challenge, so don’t head straight for the bedroom if your love interest invites you over. Be seductive and open but not completely obvious. Allow her that pleasure and enjoy the fireworks.

People of this sign crave affection even more than they crave passion, though they do make wonderful love partners while interest is high. Never let the object of your passions know you’re completely in her power. If you do, you may eventually find yourself being taken for granted. Keep just a little mystery between the two of you, as well as a little distance. This will keep your Aries interested and in hot pursuit. She will love the fact that you’re romantically interested, but remember this sign has a strong independent streak. Rams dislike people who constantly vie for their attention, and who feel a need to paw at them all the time. If you want to avoid crowding your Aries, give her some space and keep some interests and friendships of your own. Jealous behavior will chase your ram right out of the field.

The Ram blossoms when she meets her perfect partner, becoming more sensual, understanding, and emotional. Everything becomes extreme, and life is sharpest and most colorful for her when she is in love. Although she comes across as strong, she is inwardly vulnerable. She loves high romance and the grand gesture, but also all the little caring ones in between. The Aries woman is loyal to a fault as long as there is no challenge to her unconditional love and trust. You will always know where you stand with an Aries woman as long as you remain in good standing with her. Defense is a big theme in an Aries’ life. She protects those objects and people that belong to her fiercely. If an outsider attacks her loved ones, whether verbally, emotionally, or physically, she is there in a heartbeat to protect and defend, and she always comes out a winner.

The Aries Man

Charismatic and a natural leader, the Aries man is unafraid to explore the unknown. He is a dynamo of energy and magnetism. Eager for the brand new day, pawing impatiently at the ground, he’ll always be the first to head-butt his way in to new ground. Aries is symbolized by the ram which has come to represent male fertility, aggression, and courage. The Aries male is practically an archetype of raw masculinity. Both the fiery and cardinal forces that govern Aries can make for a highly aggressive individual.

He is excited by new places and new friends. He enjoys meeting people, engaging in quick-witted dialogue, and offering up the occasional tall tale. As excellent a conversationalist as the Aries man can be, he may be found lacking in discretion and tact. Don’t ask this man a question if you’re not ready for an honest answer because he tells it like it is, without regard for its consequence. An Aries man inherits the god of war’s ability to quickly strategize and form a plan of attack. Whether it’s in business, war, or love, Aries is always up to the challenge. He is highly competitive in every area of his life and enjoys competing against himself as much as he does with others.

Ruled by Mars, the god of war, he approaches love like a battle, and like most of the battles he selects to fight, he will usually win. His chosen weapons are a killer smile and flirtatious compliments. If your sights are set on Aries, the last thing you want to do is chase him. Aries is all about the chase, but he prefers to be the hunter. He enjoys the art of pursuit, especially the first moves of flirting, and he’s very good at each stage of the chase. Aries is drawn to the most desirable. He enjoys the competition to win the object of his desire, since he’s certain he’ll be the victor. Enjoy the attention and don’t give in too soon, or the excitement will be over once he catches up with you. The harder he must try to win your attention, the greater he’ll consider his win.

If you have an Aries man for a lover, watch out for fireworks in the bedroom! A sensual, hungry lover, he is demanding with a high libido. The Ram will take you to new sexual heights, just be sure that both of you can sustain the first initial brush with fire. Being such a testosterone-charged and masculine sign, Aries needs a regular, highly active sex life.

He can be quite spontaneous, and this is one man who likes to take the lead. At the same time, the Aries man is highly protective of his lover, being quite willing to fight (literally or figuratively) for her, and this is a big part of his appeal. Be gentle with this ego, though. If you’re not “in the mood” he might take the slightest rejection quite hard. An Aries’ passion, although brilliant, can burn too high, too fast, turning into ashes after a very short period. It isn’t hard to catch the attention of an Aries man – the real challenge is to hold on to this charging, bucking Ram of a man. 

Aries lives up to his birthright of being the first born of the zodiac. This comes through in his need to always be number one in your life. If he ever feels as though he isn’t your number one, he’ll be compelled to find someone else to give him that first place status. What you may view as needing to have his ego petted is simply his need for validation. When you have caught him, however, you will find that beneath the commanding, brash appearance, the Aries man is surprisingly sensitive when in a committed relationship.

Compromise comes quite easily to him, as long as both parties are giving an equal amount of leeway. Sparks will fly, as with all Fire signs, but this can serve to keep the relationship alive and kicking. Perfect partners for Aries men are as strong and argumentative as he is, fighting his fire with their own, and are brave enough to stand up to him. He also needs someone who can understand his inner sensitivity, and who will support him in all the new endeavors he begins. For better or for worse, through hell and high water, the Aries man takes commitment and his vows seriously and will be a loyal and devoted partner.


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