Click on an icon in this image grid for more information about the sign ARIES.
Aries: Ruling Planet
The ruling planet of the sign of Aries is Mars, depicted here.
Mars is the planet of energy, action, and desire. It is the survival instinct and can be thought of as the “leftover” animal nature of humans. Aries has the impulsiveness and courage of its planetary ruler, Mars.
The Aries glyph depicts the ram's horns. (The ram is Aries' symbol).
The flowers associated with Aries are the honeysuckle and the tiger lily (depicted).
Aries' element is Fire. There are three Fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire signs are spontaneous, reactive, and assertive.
With Fire, there is little in the way of reflection - fire is impulsive. Aries is an innovator, concerned more about the present and the future than the past, and is brave and enthusiastic.
The symbol of Aries is the Ram. Rams rush ahead, much like Aries-born people do!
Rams butt their heads into their enemies, and Aries natives are thought to approach life "head-on." In history, rams were often symbols of leadership. Aries natives are said to be leaders and pioneers.
Aries' mode is Cardinal. There are four Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Cardinal signs want action! They correspond to the beginning of each of the four seasons.
Aries' Planetary Ruler: Glyph
The planetary ruler of Aries is Mars, and this is the symbol or glyph for Mars. Mars symbolizes energy, spontaneity, and enterprise.
Its glyph can represent Mars' shield and spear. It can also be considered the circle of spirit directed outwards and thrust onto the world, symbolizing direction and assertion.
This is a depiction of the constellation of Aries.
The metal associated with Aries is iron.
Iron is connected to power, courage, and protection.
Aries: Associated House
The house related to Aries is the first house. The first house is the house of initiation and personality. The first house is shaded in the chart wheel depicted here.
The first house is associated with self-image, the image we project to others, the first impression we make, how we start things, our defense mechanisms, our relationship with our immediate environment, our general outlook on life, physical appearance, first attitude towards the outside world, starting something new, how we come across, the "vibes" we give off, early conditioning, adaptability, outlook, physical characteristics, natural disposition, and self-interest.
Aries is related to the color RED and its various shades, including scarlet. The color red has similar associations to Aries: assertive, bold, and confident.
The gemstones related to the sign of Aries are the diamond (intensity and focus), the bloodstone (courage, self-confidence, mental balance), the ruby (passion, courage, athletic ability, letting go of resentment), and the aquamarine (depicted here).