Loud, proud, fiery, and mighty!
Say hi to the Ram – this kick-ass and take-names animal is the symbol of Aries, which is the first sign of the zodiac. People born under this zodiac sign are considered to be high energy go-getters who are all in when it comes to their pursuits.
Here are some fast facts:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Symbol: The Ram
- Element: Fire
- Ruling Planet: Mars
- Modality: Cardinal
- Famous Aries: Pedro Pascal, Lady Gaga, Emma Watson, Pharrell, Mariah Carey, and Lil Nas X
How to know if you’re interacting with an Aries
They are assertive and brave
Aries folks are known to take life by the horns and are seen as assertive and brave, often leading the charge. They like setting goals and working relentlessly to achieve everything they set their mind to.
Born under the Cardinal fire sign, they are a force to be reckoned with. They serve as an inspiration to other people since they are committed to their goals that they exude confidence and certainty.
Being around an Aries will make you feel like, by extension, you can do anything.
They are open to new challenges
This pioneering sign loves experiencing the world and the ability to express themselves freely is a big deal for them.
They are fearless when it comes to trying new things and taking risks. In fact, their tagline can definitely be “Challenge accepted!”.
They take charge
Since the Aries zodiac sign is ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war, it doesn’t come as a surprise to know that Aries people have the discipline, strength, and focus to take charge.
Wanna know something awesome? They are natural leaders with nerves of steel. They can make the tough calls that more sensitive people might have a hard time with.
An Aries as a Friend
They are adventurous
Known for their spirited and outgoing personalities, Aries friends can be great companions.
Their curiosity about the world and drive to experience new things will have you going on multiple adventures with them. With an Aries friend by your side, your world will definitely expand and you’ll have a lot of awesome stories to tell.
They are loyal
Aries friends will always have your back, since they are incredibly loyal and they can be counted on for support and love.
Going through a rough patch? Take out your phone and reach out to your Aries pal. They’re going to be there by your side if you need a shoulder to cry on or if you need a pep talk.
They are fun-loving
Ready to have fun? Call an Aries pal! They are considered to be the life of the party.
Although they are hardwired to achieve their goals and can hunker down and do the work when necessary, they can also be pretty all in when it comes to having fun.
They can be funny and they usually have a lot of stories that can leave people laughing and shaking their heads at the craziness of it all.
They are honest
Looking for advice? Send a message to your Aries friend! They place a high value on honesty and they can be counted on to give an unfiltered opinion when the occasion calls for it.
It may not always be what you’d want to hear, but bear in mind that they only want what’s best for you.
How to connect with your Aries friend
- Be honest and upfront
In the same way that an Aries will tell it like it is, they would also appreciate that kind of bluntness from their friends. Don’t be worried that they’d get offended or that you’d hurt their feelings.
Just make sure to say it constructively and remind them that you are coming from a place of care and love.
- Be enthusiastic and supportive
Aries folks love new experiences and sharing it with their friends and loved ones. Whenever an Aries pal talks to you about something they’ve tried and are excited about, be supportive and practice active listening.
Make sure you give your full attention and take genuine interest in their story. Ask follow-up questions to get the full picture of their experience.
- Don’t take things personally
Known for their bluntness, there might be moments when an Aries friend will make a straight-to-the-point comment that might potentially hurt you.
Keep in mind that their unfiltered way of communicating isn’t intended to offend you. If you have an Aries friend, in all likelihood, they just want to help.
An Aries in the Workplace
They are ambitious and driven
Highly ambitious and driven, Aries people are likely to excel at work. They make excellent colleagues because they are hardworking and they will do what it takes to reach their goals.
When things get tough and busy and you need to go above and beyond what needs to get done, having an Aries in your team might help.
They like their space
Aries folks love their independence and autonomy, and they aren’t scared to take on a new project. They love fast-paced environments and can handle challenging tasks that require long hours.
They are confident in their skills and abilities to complete tasks, and they are also willing to learn new things in order to succeed.
They are assertive
Need someone to speak up? You can expect an Aries person to do that. They are assertive and speak what’s on their mind.
When they see that something isn’t working, they aren’t scared to bring attention to it. They are action-oriented and will try to find ways to address the problem.
They are creative
They have fun when it comes to problem-solving, usually coming up with innovative ideas to improve processes and increase efficiency.
Feeling stuck in a brainstorming session? Ask an Aries colleague to join the party! Their high energy levels and creative ideas will surely get the ball rolling.
How to build a working relationship with an Aries colleague
- Don’t micromanage
Aries people love their freedom. They want to have the space to take on a challenge or task and do things a certain way. Since they’re goal-driven and creative, you can trust them to get the job done.
When you’re working with an Aries colleague, avoid micromanaging. Clearly communicate the desired output and other necessary factors to consider and let them do the work.
- Be patient
As passionate and energetic as Aries folks are, they are also prone to being impulsive and quick-tempered.
Their passion and dedication to their job might cause them to air out frustrations from time to time when an obstacle gets in their way. When that happens, make sure you stay calm and patient when talking to them.
Listen to their concerns and work together to come up with solutions.
- Show some appreciation
When an Aries person is empowered and doing well in the workplace, they not only contribute to the company’s wellbeing, they also help create a healthy working environment.
Do you have an Aries colleague who scored a big win? Give them some kudos and let them know their efforts are valued! It’s always nice to feel appreciated.
An Aries as a partner
They are adventurous and passionate
Aries partners are adventurous and passionate. Given their love for new experiences, expect to try all sorts of new things with them. With them in your life, you’re going to have a lot of fun dates and romantic experiences.
Is there something you never thought you’d actually try? Tell your Aries partner! They’ll probably say: “Okay, let’s go!”
They express their feelings
They can also be affectionate and they openly express their feelings. They don’t have time for mind games. If they are interested in pursuing a serious relationship with you, they will be upfront about it.
They will always find ways to make their loved ones feel appreciated.
They will want their alone time
They also value their independence and as much as they love being around their partner, they will also need space to pursue their other goals. If you’re dating an Aries, this is important to know.
It will also be good for your relationship if you can balance spending time together with being able to give each other space so your individuality doesn’t get lost in the relationship.
As fun as it is to let an Aries take the lead and initiate fun dates and surprises, it’ll also be awesome for you to surprise your Aries partner.
Surprise your Aries partner with these date ideas
- Road trip
With so many interesting places out there, try to choose lesser known spots as you plan this journey for your partner. Are they a foodie? Research quirky restaurants and cafes that you can visit and try dishes you wouldn’t normally check out.
You can also make the road trip fun and come up with a playlist that consists of familiar songs you can sing along to and new songs that they could also discover and love.
- Visit the great outdoors
Aries people are all about being in motion and are drawn to physical activities. Go on a hiking trip and enjoy the view and fresh air.
Since they also love being challenged, pick a trail that will really give them a good workout while at the same time keeping in mind their (and your) level of fitness.
You’re going to love that feeling of accomplishment you’ll both get once you complete the hike. It’s also an awesome way to connect with each other!
- Go to the amusement park
Get your thrill fix by visiting an amusement park. Who said it was just for kids? There are plenty of adrenaline-inducing rides and experiences that amusement parks can offer.
An Aries partner is also pretty competitive, so they’ll get a kick out of playing different games at the amusement park.
When you’re both not screaming during stomach-churning roller coaster rides, you can take a break and have a friendly competition with them.
An Aries as a parent
They are energetic and confident
Considered as natural-born leaders, Aries parents have an energetic and confident parenting style.
They love being active and they will encourage their children to spend less time on their digital devices and more time participating in sports and other physical activities.
They are authoritative
Aries are also perceived as authoritative, and while they themselves value their independence, they might have difficulty allowing their children to be independent.
They are the type of people who have high expectations for themselves, and this may also carry over to how they feel about their kids as well.
Although it is coming from a place of love and wanting their offspring to be protected and successful, Aries parents should be mindful when they are attempting to control things too much when it comes to their children’s lives.
They can be quick-tempered
Their fiery nature can also mean that Aries parents might have a tendency to be prone to anger. This usually happens when they feel like their children are challenging their authority.
They will need to learn to take a step back and work on communicating in a calm manner in order to have a peaceful resolution.
How to deal with an Aries parent
- Be respectful
Even though you may not necessarily agree with their opinions and choices, make sure to respect that this is their way of thinking. Engage them in a calm and rational debate and try to also keep your emotions in check if the discussion gets heated.
Stick to the facts and avoid emotional arguments to avoid emotions going into overdrive for both you and the Aries parent.
- Be confident
Since they are represented by the strong Ram, Aries parents have a sense of self assuredness that might be intimidating to a lot of people.
When interacting with them, make sure that you also exude confidence. Your actions should match your words. Be straightforward with your intentions and feelings.
It might be daunting to do so in the presence of a dominating figure, but they will respect you for it.
- Be open-minded
Admittedly, Aries parents can be stubborn. Given their confidence in their abilities and how they see the world, they might be convinced that their way is the right way.
While it can be challenging to have a conversation with an Aries parent when you have opposing views, make sure to still keep an open mind and listen to what they say. They might actually have nuggets of wisdom you can still learn from.
Whether you are an Aries or you want to learn how to interact with the Aries individuals in your life, we hope this guide has bee helpful.
Remember to accept their strengths and weaknesses and understand that it is what makes them who they are. Instead of trying to change them, take the opportunity to learn from how they see the world and grow from the experience.