Aries, the most volatile and passionate of the Fire signs, eager and playful the ‘cardinal’ Fire sign. The Fire element means you are an Intuitive Type, driven by enthusiasms, excitable, spontaneous.
Element: Fire Quality: Cardinal
‘Cardinal’ means a mover and shaker, action oriented, expansive and like to take charge. It means you are one of the ‘pushers’ of the zodiac, first to leap in and have your say. Your spontaneity sometimes gets you into trouble, if for instance you lead with your mouth via a tactless statement; or you might leap into a project only to butt your head on all of the boring details you did not consider. You are most happy when you discover your truly authentic self and share your enthusiasms with others, using your competitive energy constructively. You are the ‘child’ of the zodiac, the first sign, your key phrase: “I Am”.
MARS: Planet of Vital Energy – Your Planetary Ruler – Spontaneous action and exuberant energy are typical ways your Fire manifests. In ancient Arabic astrology Aries is “of hot and dry nature” and your “angel holds the key of the creation of qualities and of accidents.” (Mystical Astrology – According to Ibn ‘Arabi) Your ruler, Mars is associated with sexual energy, with warfare, desire and conflict. Energy and courage and a pioneering spirit are some of his gifts to Aries. Since the red planet rules both Aries and Scorpio; you are called the ‘day sign’ of Mars. In the body Aries rules the head, the brain, the pineal gland and the eyesight. Head strong though you are, you are most happy when peacefully engaged in mentally stimulating activities.