Aries symbol

Element: Fire.

Quality: Cardinal.

Animal: the Ram.

I am.


Ruler: Mars.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and it is widely known as the "red planet".

The glyph of Aries represents the horns of the Ram.

Gems related to Aries



The name of this stone comes from the Latin word ruber, meaning red.

Only the Diamond is harder than the Ruby when natural gems are considered.

Red jasper

Jasper means "speckled stone" and it comes in many different colours, but the red variant is associated to Aries.

Notables born under the sign of Aries

Francisco de Miranda

* Francisco de Miranda.

* Mario Vargas Llosa.

* Octavio Paz.

* Gabriela Mistral.

* Linda Goodman.

* Montserrat Caballé.

* Francisco Goya.

* Vincent van Gogh.

* Vicente Salias.

* María Rosa Molas.

How much Aries do you have?

If your Sun sign is Aries, it is quite probable that you think "I am Aries" and this verb really suits the case, as Aries' motto is "I am". However, there may be some Aries in you even if your natal Sun is not in that sign.

The position of the Sun describes our core, our essence (it is not a coincidence that the Sun's symbol is a circle with a dot in the centre!). Therefore, a person born when the Sun was in Aries can quickly and enthusiastically identify with the Ram attributes … speed and enthusiasm are certainly very Arian! However, every person is a mosaic of energies and each astrological factor represents various facets of our configuration; that is why the Aries energy can be part of your potential at a different level from the Sun. Some people may have several astrology points in Aries, while others just have a few or none in this sign.

I will describe in broad brushstrokes what Aries can mean when it manifests through some astrological variables so you may have an idea.

If your Ascendant is Aries (a.k.a. Rising sign), you will recognize certain level of audacity and entrepreneurial spirit in you as far as the way you begin your activities is concerned. In addition, you will tend to present yourself to the world with confidence and independence.

The Moon can be in any sign of the Zodiac independently of the Sun's position at birth. Consequently, your emotional style can have something of the Arian effervescence, even if, for example, you are a stoic Capricorn.

If your Sun sign is Pisces, Aries or Taurus, then it is possible that Mercury was in Aries when you were born and this will grant you an agile mind as well as a direct communication style (for example, a person with the Sun in Taurus can have calm reactions, but his/her mind can fly if Mercury is in Aries). Likewise, if your Sun sign is Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus or Gemini, it is probable that Venus is in Aries in your birth chart, which will influence you to take the initiative in your social relationships, even if you do not have an impetuous essence (e.g. a Sun in Pisces).

The planet Mars can manifest in your case through Aries, no matter what your Sun sign is and if so, your physical energy will usually be high and your need to reaffirm yourself can be so strong as to be more than assertive. Analogously, Jupiter can be in Aries in your natal chart independently of your Sun sign, which will express enjoyment of highly competitive activities and energetic authority exertion at various levels. You will try to assume responsibilities fast and under your own terms if Saturn is in the sign of the Ram in your birth chart.

Uranus returned to Aries last year and it is more likely that you know a newborn with this planetary position than you have it in your own natal chart. Uranus in the first sign of the Zodiac promotes decisive changes, something we are seeing at the transit level with the various “Springs“ that have surged, those in progress and many more to come ...

The essence of Aries is to initiate through an independent and vigorous action, which can be expressed through any of the areas referred above and at different levels, both positive and not so evolutionary, depending on your birth chart as a whole and your free will.

You can make good use of the best Aries can give you in the area where you have received that energy, but it will all depend on the conscious choices you make. A spark represents a portion of energy that can jump without direction until it is extinguished, but it can also be the seed of something dynamic and inspirational that motivates others.

Do you recognize something of Aries in you?

Body parts ruled by Aries

The head (not including the nose).

Colours associated to Aries

Ruby red

Ruby Red