Aries Traits, Dates & More

Trailblazing, pioneering, and confident are just a few Aries traits that define the fiery Ram. As the first zodiac sign, Aries is a natural-born leader, and there’s no holding an Aries back from going after what they desire. Passion burns deep in people with heavy Aries placements in their birth chart. This sign is no stranger to entrepreneurship and high motivation. What should an Aries watch out for? Rash decisions and angry outbursts can show up easier for them than other zodiac signs.

Aries Traits

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Wondering what makes an Aries distinctive? Here are the Ram’s top traits that make them stand out from the crowd.

  • Adrenaline Junkie
  • Easily Angered
  • Restless
  • Self-Involved
  • Direct
  • Leader
  • Problem-Solver
  • Dreamer

Adrenaline Junkie: Wildly courageous, an Aries goes after whatever they desire with a zeal seldom found in other signs. Aries are naturally athletic and prefer to do things that will get the adrenaline pumping. Skydiving? Deep-sea diving? Tackle football, no rules? They’ll be first in line.

Easily Angered: This same wild courage, however, can turn against them when the friction of a situation brings the heat. This sign is well known for their rather combustible temper and can go from easygoing to an all-out aggressive jerk in five seconds flat.

Restless: But while those flames can reach epic proportions in the blink of an eye, they’re also quick to burn out. Before you know it, they’ll be bright-eyed, optimistic, and back to their upbeat self. Aries are a bit restless, unable to sit still as they’re constantly on the lookout for the next great thing.

Self-Involved: As the “infants” of the zodiac, this sign can also be a little self-serving. It’s not meant to be malicious, but instead, similar to a newborn. Like a baby harbors no guilt for waking its tired parents at 3 a.m., an Aries wants what they want when they want it.

Direct: This sign gets right to the point, preferring not to bother with tiny details that have no relevance to them. It will only slow them down, anyway. One good thing about this trait is that it makes Aries an excellent, natural leader. They are capable of making snap decisions—leaping before thinking—which can serve them well or… cause them to end up in all sorts of trouble.

Leader: But if there’s one thing an Aries can handle, it’s just that: trouble. This sign is not only good at making it, they’re also good at handling themselves in it. Part of that comes from this sign’s proclivity to end up in trouble, but part of it comes from actually enjoying the thrill of a challenge.

Problem-Solver: And should a friend find themselves in a challenge, there is no better person to have on-call than an Aries. Turned on by anything that presents an option for failure, nothing delights this sign more than the feeling of swooping in and coming to the rescue.

Dreamer: While this sign can hop all around and can appear flighty, they’re actually anything but. They take too many risks and won’t always think things through, but there is always a method to the madness. They think through the bigger picture, even if their brain has yet to map out the details. This gives them quite the advantage over those around them because, honestly, they’re always three steps ahead of everyone else—and have absolutely no qualms about letting everyone know it.

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Aries Dates: March 21 – April 19

Aries are born during late March and mid-April, between March 21 and April 19. These birthdates fall right at the beginning and into the first part of the new Spring season, so it’s no surprise that most Aries are born ready to spring into action! The phrase “I was born ready” is totally fitting for Aries. With this shift in seasons comes more sunshine and warmer weather in most regions, so Aries welcomes the chance to shed some of their winter wardrobe for lighter pieces.

As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents the self and new beginnings, and Springtime is the perfect season to restart self-care routines that might have fallen by the wayside in winter months. Spring is a time where everyone wakes up, shakes off the lethargy from the colder temperatures and looks forward to getting back outside and back to the things they love doing outdoors, and it matches the “let’s go” Aries mentality perfectly. While March and April are rainy months in many parts of the world, Aries doesn’t let that stop them from getting out and doing what they want! Once they throw on a raincoat and some boots, a few raindrops aren’t going to stop them from conquering the world!

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