Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. It is the sign of the Ram. It runs from April 14 to May 14 any year. It is a Cardinal, Fire sign. It symbolises activity. It governs the head
The planetary Ruler for Aries is the planet Mars. The gemstone for Aries is the Coral. The colour of aries is red.
People born in this part of the year, i.e. from April 14 to May 14, are endowed with strong will power, determination and obstinacy of purpose. They are born fighters in every sense of the word.They have, as a rule, great ability as organizers, either in large businesses or in the organization of large masses of people.
They are intensely independent in work and must have things done their own way. If subjected to interference they often "Step Out" and let "the other fellow" take their place.
As far as material success or power is concerned, there are no heights; for persons born in this Sign cannot reach, provided they "Keep their head". Success, however, is often their undoing; praise and flattery are inclined to make them have "swelled heads". In such conditions they do not "see Straight" and by obstinate, arrogant actions in many cases bring about their own undoing.
They are endowed with great mental, energy; full of new schemes and original plans for anything they are interested in. They are self-willed and nothing but hard facts and reason will make them see things in any light but their own.
They are inclined to lack caution, being impulsive by natural and quick in thought and action
They generally go to extremes in all things, are too frank and outspoken and inclined to make enemies by want of tact. They are extremely ambitious; as a rule they succeed in life and either amass money or gain positions of responsibility.
The lower type of this Sign will stick at nothing to accomplish their purpose. As masters they are brutal and tyrannical and often meet a violent death. The higher types are good masters, at the same time severe in discipline and more or less exacting in the service they demand from others.
Both classes have a distinct desire to peer into the future, perhaps because they are impatient for things to develop. They are inclined to prophesy what will take place and often are very gifted in this direction.
They desire to be looked up to and regarded as "the head" both in their homes, in their businesses and in their careers.
As a general rule the men born in this part of the year suffer a great deal through their affections; they seldom understand women and often make great mistakes in their relationship with them.
For both sexes their greatest happiness comes from work and the overcoming of obstacles.
This part of the Zodiac, the house of Mars (positive) is also called the "house of exaltation of the sun", which helps to focus all the fire, energy and fearlessness of the planet Mars upon the character and destiny.
Mars, the ancient symbol of War and Action, strongly influences persons born in April, making the combative element predominate. As a rule they fight their way through all obstacles, countering many dangers and experiencing many changes in their life and careers.
Essentially positive, forceful and heroic, the character is one of exceptional strength; they are as a rule optimistic in times of adversity and rise to the call of almost any emergency. If really aiming at success they should restrain their impulsiveness, for there is a strong tendency to rush recklessly into the fray without questioning the justice of the dispute; thus they frequently fight on the wrong side.
Their decisions are generally made on impulse and the ultimate invariably sacrificed for the immediate.
It is not exactly a want of foresight, but the desire of the moment that inclines to carry them away. At the same time, they are born leaders, organizers, enterprising and ambitious, always in the van of progress and the first to support a new idea.
Their natures revolt against all forms of convention and discipline. Their domestic life, as a general rule, does not turn out very happily unless they have the good luck to meet a partner who readily gives in to their plans and wishes. But, as far as material success is concerned, there is not height, which such persons cannot attain through their determination, executive ability and splendid powers or organization.