Aries Positive Traits
• Adventurous and energetic
• Pioneering and courageous
• Enthusiastic and confident
• Dynamic and quick-witted
Aries Negative Traits
• Selfish and Quick-tempered
• Foolhardy and daredevil
• Impulsive and impatient
action, challenge, spontaneity, championing causes and coming in first
waiting, tyranny, failure, lack of opposition and the advice of others
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, symbol of springtime, of impulse, energy independence and courage. Arians possess great force and energy, and they are always ready to take the initiative. The key phrase for Aries is "I am". It is a sign of raw, unbridled energy, with little real direction combined with a potent desire for power. They are instinctive and dynamic; sometimes they make big mistakes because of their impulsiveness. They can be romantic. They tend to be leaders both in private life and in their working life. Among their possible careers there are: designer, agent, writer, lawyer, politician, actor and all those jobs which give the possibility to lead or live in an off-beat way. This is the most vital sign of the Zodiac and Arians often give vent to their energy in sports. Arians love speed and chivalry actions. The concept of 'order' is not familiar to them. Their fascination is due to their being unforeseeable: this characteristic sometimes leads to a behavior which is aggressive and weak at the same time. This makes them charming.
The star stone for Aries is the precious Diamond. The diamond is considered the greatest of stones, revered throughout the ages for its great beauty, and strength, and also for its powerful positive spiritual and physical influences. The diamond is said to enhance the wearer with charm and beauty. Physically it strengthens the kidneys and reproductive organs and gives protection in severe disease. The ancient Romans believed that the diamond, when worn on the left arm, next to the skin, would give the wearer bravery and daring. During the Middle Ages Queen Elizabeth I was given a diamond to ward off the plague.
Aries is dominated by the planet Mars, which was also the former ruling planet of Scorpio. It has a striking red appearance, and in its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the sun, it is twice as bright as Sirius, the brightest star.