Aries Sun Overview
Wam, bam, it’s Aries the Ram! Identifying those born under this cardinal fire sign isn’t typically hard considering they do more than stand out in a crowd. Frankly, they do more than take center stage. Whether it be the podium in front, the athletic field, behind the scenes, perhaps all of the above— these folks have a commanding presence in more than one place. Look for the one who has a ruthless sense of humor, sarcasm, and yes— the one who speaks more than loud enough for the back to hear. Aries— the high energy cardinal sign of the zodiac— has a fast moving body with the mental capacity to match. Their strong dynamism, social charm, yet ruthless honesty is what makes them a rather controversial and overall misunderstood personality.
As the first sign of the zodiac, don’t expect these folks to be anywhere but at the top of the ladder. What distinguishes Aries from other fire signs, however, is that they aren’t so much social climbers. Arians are typically likable and well respected among their peers. In many cases, their ruthless humor gains others’ respect yet distaste— whereas they usually aren’t sorry for what they said (or they wouldn’t have said it). Others may overlook how optimistic they can be because of their blunt, intense, and highly transparent personality. Above all, they’re a realist… and that’s that. With all due bluntness here— Arians’ badassery is unmatched. Everyone (including themselves) knows they’re the $#%*— which is why they’re often put on a pedestal without them even trying. Leadership positions just sometimes fall into their laps because they know how to hold it down. Which, people recognize on the forefront.
Don’t get it twisted, however. A popular misconception with this sign is their “cockiness”. Believe it or not, they do a much better job at managing their ego than their fellow fire signs. They can have an ego, though it’s most often seen earlier in their development. They aren’t #1 all the time from smashy smash and throwing a tantrum— they have a winner-takes-all personality largely because they can manage their ego. People overlook how difficult that actually is, especially for a fire sign. Absolutely no sign [besides Capricorn] can keep their composure in high stress situations like an Aries can. Even their temperament in typical circumstances is more arrogant and callous than aggressive and intense. Keeping in mind how fast these folks learn, they’re masters at self-correcting [contributing to why they mature early yet age backwards— growing more youth like as they create their own family and career]. So when they “think they’re always right”, it’s probably because they are. Either 1) they did everything in the planning process to ensure they were right -or- 2) they’ll straight up tell you, “oops, my bad. I’ll fix that.” Don’t expect heartfelt apologies for a simple mistake. It’s not that deep to them— don’t take it personally. They might be opinionated, headstrong, and at times insensitive, but one thing they aren’t about to waste their energy on is petty arguments or imposing theirs on you. It’s important to note that unless they explicitly make a promise or point to you, they’ve mentally established with themselves they don’t have any obligation to a certain person, explanation, or expectation. Their to-do list and squirrel like attention span just won’t allow for it right now.
Another reason to not take an Aries too personally: their selective sociability. They have the magnetism and social savvy needed to captivate others and their trust— which is why they’re often mislabeled as “social butterflies”. Especially if an Aries doesn’t have a creative, intellectual, or physical outlet to pour their energy into, the social scene and leadership is where they get the energy release needed for their overall well being. They surround themselves with likeminded individuals who can constantly offer the physical, mental, and emotional stimulation they need. In turn, those who aren’t close with Aries can misconstrue their short attention spans and other impulses as either destructive, hasty, or selfish. This is another reason why they opt out of regular socialization and strongly value alone time. Some call it pretentious; Aries calls it the protection of their energetic space.
Sure, many of this sign generally don’t like people or the bullshit that comes with interaction. Then again, they still need stimulation and influence because it validates the fact their individualism empowers others. Thankfully, they’re honest and straightforward about their intentions— which is what either makes or breaks whatever position they’re in. Though people smart, where people get it twisted is the blunt communication style of Arians. So basically they understand what people want and why, yet their strong sense of self pushes them to call it exactly how they see it. Sometimes resulting in overly-forward expressions of their thoughts, feelings, and anything in between. So while they may be charming and can be pleasant (depending on the chart), their flirting and interpersonal communication style is sometimes unusual to many. Or— other Arians will have more reserved mannerisms because they absolutely won’t say or do anything they don’t mean or care about.
Aries is also a low key softie. As a natural alpha whose presence commands a room, they have an endearing sense of hope for the best— for both themselves and others. Especially considering their knack for making the magic happen. However, Arians feel like they’re in a constant state of having to hold it down for others. Oftentimes convincing them out of showing their more vulnerable side. Their strong personalities usually make them a target of criticism or envy. For this reason, they may feel on defense mode against others— largely because we live in a society that, God forbid, if you’re actually better at something than someone. May no one ever know because success is apparently offensive. Believe it or not, some Arians go through a phase earlier on where they minimize or don’t apply themselves. Most reach a point where they stop caring what others think and continue on, however. As the sign of “self”, their pursuits have their personal goal in mind above all else. Many construe this as the whole “will do anything to win”. This usually isn’t true, as Arians are competitive to where they have to win with honesty and integrity to achieve the fulfillment they’re looking for. Of all flaws people choose to pull out of their ass about Aries, un-fairness and a disabled moral compass is not list worthy whatsoever.
The downside to the Arian personality is how they stretch themselves thin. The Aries paradox is the qualities they’re equipped with to get what they want, yet they have so much of this potential it usually leads to burn outs or impulsive decision making. Their cardinal need to branch out and start multiple projects largely contributes. As mentally and physically stimulated individuals, these folks need something to pour into. With their exceptional intelligence, they nevertheless receive creative inspirations that push them to initiate. This comes at the cost of their time and energy, which can bleed into other areas of life. Changing their optimism to cynicism. Passion into aggression. Focus into neglect. They must learn its impossible to literally have everything. To choose wisely what they battle versus pursue.
In some cases, they have a deflection problem. It’s usually when both parties have a rightful position. An agree-to-disagree situation. More or less, they can’t admit they’re wrong— but why would they when they’re not? One positive thing to note is how nonjudgmental and non-imposing they are on others. They’re excellent at being critical with situations (and people in that moment), but their ability to forgive is one of their greatest redeeming qualities. After all, this is the sign of self and individualism. Their individuality is priceless to them— giving them a certain empathy for those who are different or make mistakes. If anything, they strongly respect it… and gaining respect from an Aries says a lot. Because they hold themselves and anything associated to a reasonably high standard.
Overall, Aries is what you see what you get. They’re relentlessly transparent. A strong personality is an understatement. Oftentimes, they’re seen as “too much” to more reserved personalities. Get past the scatter brains, high energy bursts, random rants, and other “overbearing” things they do to release their energy. You’ll find they do have the nurturance, gentleness, and generosity we all need at times. More frankly, you’ll see they’re refreshingly real, trustworthy, fun loving, and empowering.