Being the first sign of the zodiac it is associated with new beginnings and creativity. The Aries individual loves new challenges and likes to take risks and find new adventures. Mars is the ruler of this sign and Aries people are natural leaders and often regard life as a battle. They are always competitive, brave and confident.
Aries individuals are superb at beginning projects but will often fail to carry them through and delegation is their speciality. Many great leaders and pioneers were born under this sign. They very often excel in sports too and, as they are not afraid to court danger, they are very accident prone.
Aries individuals do need to work very hard at seeing another’s point of view. Their tempers are furious and they find it almost impossible to compromise on issues about which they feel strongly. They are helpless at dealing with the mundane and unpleasant tasks of life. Naturally undemanding and aggressive, Aries needs to work at developing a few of the qualities of its opposite sign, Libra which is so good at gracious compromise.
In earlier astrology, the fire signs were often called bitter, in contrast with the “sweet” air signs. The three fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
They are seen as the inventors, leaders, and pioneers within humanity, possessing an assertive quality that allows them to act upon the thoughts of others extremely quickly.
The worst qualities of the fire signs are seen as their tendency to be irresponsible, overbearing, impatient, and boastful to the point of hurting others’ feelings. They can also supposedly find it very hard to deal with detail because of their quest for the “big picture.”
Because astrology holds that fire signs are frequently highly outspoken, they can prove too much for more sensitive types of people who resist the criticism they can produce.
They are supposedly by nature emotionally intense and quick to anger if they disapprove but, unlike water signs, are also very quick to forgive and not sensitive to criticism.
In relationships, fire signs are generally considered to be extremely outgoing and passionate friends, but typically they are seen as requiring a great deal of love from their partner because of their assertive quality, and do not like their partner to have control over their romantic life and/or career.
Although highly extroverted, they do not possess the air signs’ ability to relate to varying viewpoints or different types of people, because they supposedly often see differences as conflicting with their own (often self-centred) desires.
Though said to be more passionate and committed under the right circumstance than air signs, fire signs are said to be barren signs. This is probably because their focus on being centre stage or on searching for truth intensely, combined with their often gregarious and friendly nature, means that they may have trouble committing themselves to a lifelong marriage.
Their quest for freedom is said to make fire signs supposedly always want to be freed from this type of burden.
In ancient times Mars, ruler of Aries & the Sun, ruler of Leo also were described to be sterile in nature because of their associations with heat, anger & masculinity. Chief fault is deceit.
Fire is determined, spiteful, short-tempered and vengeful. When angered, Fire will go to almost any extreme necessary to get revenge…and such revenge will, more often than not, be at the moment of the anger, after which it is soon forgotten with no harbouring of any grudge.
Fire is prone to deliberately and openly do things which will irritate others to the point of anger. Fire is straight-forward and has no reservations about hurting the feelings of others…prone to inflict both physical and mental pain.
Aries – Relations With Other Element Signs
They are believed to resent the earth signs’ slowness, plotting and preoccupation with detail, and hate the way they pin others down.
They supposedly can be attracted to water signs’ passion and intensity, but generally find water signs too secretive – in fact to the point of seeing the water signs’ sensitivity as utterly dishonest and deliberately deceitful.
They might envy the water signs’ ability to summon strength from emotions rather than through effort, their general means of acquiring power.
Air signs, on the other hand, are seen by the fire signs as able to provide them with concrete ideas to help them develop their ideals. Because air signs share their gregarious, extroverted quality, fire signs are comfortable with them. However, they supposedly do not have the patience to analyse as many possibilities as the air signs would like, so they supposedly act more quickly than air signs might wish.
The Cardinal Zodiac Signs
The four cardinal signs are:
Aries – the Sun’s passage through which begins the spring in the northern hemisphere, and the autumn in the southern hemisphere; Aries (a Fire Sign) is said to be the Sign in which the Cardinal Quality is best-expressed since it is the first sign of the Zodiac and strongly associated with energy, enterprise and new beginnings. Aries is the most fiery of the fire signs.
Cancer – which begins the summer in the northern hemisphere, and the winter in the southern hemisphere; In Cancer (a Water Sign) the Cardinal Quality is said to be most expressed in the desire to nurture, mother and protect.
Libra – which begins the autumn in the northern hemisphere, and the spring in the southern hemisphere; According to astrology, Libra individuals (associated with the element of Air) tend to express their authoritative Cardinal Quality in a subtle and charming fashion.
Capricorn – which begins the winter in the northern hemisphere, and the summer in the southern hemisphere. Being an Earth Sign, Capricorn is thought to have somewhat more perseverance than the other three Cardinal Signs.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452) – Italian Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist, Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Botanist, Musician, Writer
René Descartes (March 31, 1596) – French Philosopher, Mathematician, Scientist
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (April 5, 1732) – French Rococo Painter
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743) – Political Philosopher, President of the USA
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746) – Spanish Master Painter
William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770) – English Romantic Poet
Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805) – Danish Fairy Tale Author, Poet
Anna Sewell (March 30, 1820) – English Author
Charles Baudelaire (April 9, 1821) – French Poet, Social Critic
William Morris (March 24, 1834) – English Painter, Designer, Poet, Social Critic
Emile Zola (April 2, 1840) – French Author, Journalist
Vincent Van Gogh (March 30, 1853) – Dutch Artist
E. Housman (March 26, 1859) – English Poet
Harry Houdini (April 6, 1874) – Hungarian-American Escapologist, Magician
Lon Chaney (April 1, 1883) – American Actor
Charlie Chaplin (April 16, 1889) – English Comedy Actor, Director
Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1897) – American Actress
Joan Crawford (March 23, 1903) – American Actress
Samuel Beckett (April 13, 1906) – Irish Author, Playwright
Bette Davis (April 5, 1908) – American Actress
Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911) – American Novelist, Playwright
Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916) – American Actor
Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924) – American Jazz Singer
Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924) – American Actor
Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928) – American Poet
Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931) – American Actor, Director
Warren Beatty (March 30, 1937) – American Film Actor, Director
Colin Powell (April 5, 1937) – American Secretary of State; Former Secretary of Defence
Francis Ford Coppola (April 7, 1939) – American Film Director
Emmylou Harris (April 2, 1947) – American Songwriter, Musician
Baron Andrew Lloyd Webber (March 22, 1948) – English Composer
Elton John (March 25, 1948) – English Singer, Songwriter
Emma Thompson (April 15, 1959) – English Actress, Comedian, Screenwriter
Eddie Murphy (April 3, 1961) – American Actor
Elle Macpherson (March 29, 1963) – Australian Model Actress
Celine Dion (March 30, 1968) – Canadian Singer
Mariah Carey (March 27, 1970) – American Singer
Victoria Beckham (April 17, 1974) – English Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author, Fashion Designer
Sarah Michelle Gellar (April 14, 1977) – American Actress
Kate Hudson (April 19, 1979) – American Actress