Fun, free-spirited, and fiercely independent, the Aries woman is a breath of fresh air – a brightly burning candle in human form. Fire is her element, igniting all that she touches with the living spark of life.
The Aries personality is creative, passionate, energetic and – at times – domineering and short-tempered. A cardinal sign ruled by the planet Mars, the Ram is great at getting things going, initiating endeavors, and infusing her enthusiasm into everything she does. The key to understanding the Aries woman is realizing that she needs lots of tinder and solid wood to keep her spark burning – if not tended to lovingly, and given all the attention that it needs, you’ll find that her intense energy can fizzle itself right out.
Aries is the sign of the cosmic child, the fresh green sprout, the prodigal bright youth. She will always bring a completely new and unique perspective, regardless of the subject. Aries ladies have their own way of seeing the world: They often call it like it is, eagerly pointing out when the emperor is wearing no clothes.
A sense of playfulness and an appreciation for absurdity can make this wooly Ram the life of the party, and a joy to have as a companion. They’re not afraid to be silly, and aren’t shy about being the center of attention – but beware calling them out of their place in the spotlight, or talking about them behind their backs (even when you’re saying something positive or neutral). They like to be in charge of how they are perceived, and often intensely dislike not being in control of their own image.
THE ARIES WOMAN: LOVE AND SEX
Relationships with these wild and headstrong creatures are not for the faint of heart – a female Aries will keep you on your toes with her fiery energy, blunt honesty, and satirical sense of humor. In all relationships, romantic or professional, equality is essential to the Aries woman. She will not tolerate chauvinism, being talked down to, or injustices of any kind. You honestly do not want to argue with an Aries because you won’t win, ever – even if you’re right!
The feminine Aries energy makes for passionate and generous lovers, delightfully fun friends, and excellent creative contributors. Sex with an Aries woman can be a combustible affair, a veritable bonfire of passion that can be completely consuming.
Aries rules the first house, which is all about physicality – so you’ll discover that a female Aries lives fully in her body. The physical world is her natural domain, so a purely intellectual or emotional affair will simply not do for this glittering torch of a woman! She needs sexual connection on a regular basis to keep her happy (and healthy!), so don’t neglect loving on your Aries lady if you want her to stick around.
Can you trust your Aries woman? Well, that all depends on whether you give her a good reason not to wander off toward more exciting connections. A roving eye and appreciation for a sexy body kept fit and taut are hallmarks for this wild woman, so keep in shape if you want to keep up with her!
THE ARIES WOMAN: HOME AND FAMILY
Home for the feminine Aries can be surprisingly cozy, despite a tendency toward unconventional living situations. You might see this wild woman living in an RV camper or an Airstream trailer, or converting her truck or van into a mobile casita on the go. A tiny house, garage apartment, or funky little shack is ideal for when she does decide to settle down – but ideally, somewhere she can live alone and come and go as she pleases. Roommates are not always her favorite thing, as she has very set ideas about how she wants to live and keep her house – but her home spaces are generally kept fairly tidy and organized, with an eye for bright color, natural light, and interesting details. A wood-stove or fireplace would be an ideal thing for this fire-starter to tend and nurture, and a garden for herbs and unusual plants will make most Aries feel very happy. An Aries household is usually full of light and laughter, with good music always playing (or being played!).
The Aries mother is playful and fun, and will often be seen with baby strapped onto her back or in a bicycle trailer – as she believes it’s never too young to start going on adventures! This kind of mom will take her kids traveling to far-flung locales, like Paraguay and Kathmandu, bring them to Mardi Gras to see the parades, and start them early on Szechuan cuisine – all in the name of experience. Ram mamas can be a little impatient with their kin, especially with children who are quiet, introverted, or conventional. You will often see the progeny of an Aries rebelling by dressing “normal”, or only wanting to eat boring “regular people” food. But these lucky kids may not realize that they have the fun mom who will always encourage them to try new things, getting them drum sets to bash and pogo sticks to bounce on!
THE ARIES WOMAN: WORK AND MONEY
An Aries woman is hyper-independent, a natural leader with a powerful ability to inspire and motivate her team. She has a way of making any project fun, inciting engagement, and helping others face their fears and move past their boundaries.
This is a natural coach personality, who does best as the center of attention, the head of a project, and always The Boss! Definitely better when she’s in charge or in a position of power, get used to this headstrong Ram telling you what’s what. To prevent stepping on toes or losing her temper, an Aries may shine best as a self-employed person.
Though excellent at starting endeavors and initiating connections, the Aries woman is not always aces at finishing things or wrapping up loose ends, so you may find yourself wondering where your Aries flitted off to midway through a conversation or collaboration – or even in a relationship.
However, they do tend to circle back around to you eventually, and most times will pick up right where they left off, with renewed energy. They cannot stand anything they perceive as wishy-washy, and yet often get involved with people who won't or can't commit – perhaps because of a secret desire for freedom. Their magic skill at work is to ignite and stoke the energy in a project, and keep a good vibe going while they do.
Success is important to the Aries woman, but if she fails, you’ll generally see her spring back up and move quickly on to the next new thing without much discouragement. Money comes easily to this woman, but can slip away just as swiftly – it’s sometimes hard to understand how she gets by with what can seem like a laissez-faire attitude to finances, but somehow she always seems to have just enough to get by.
Trust that you’ll never be bored in her company, because this kind of woman is always on the move with her projects, ambitions, and rampant creativity.
THE ARIES WOMAN: GIFT GUIDE
Adventure and excitement are what incite passion in an Aries woman. She loves road trips and travel to anywhere off the beaten path, so don’t attempt any tourist traps or boring pleasure cruises with this lady. If you want to surprise her with a memorable date, take your Aries woman out to the carnival and ride all the most daring rides. If you’re taking her out to eat, choose something exotic or unusual – the spicier and more out-of-the-way, the better! She highly prefers an authentic experience over a dull chain restaurant or franchise serving bland food, and something like a hole-in-the-wall Punjabi take-out spot that’s open all night will appeal to her far more than anywhere ostentatious or uptight.
When it comes to gift giving, you’ll do better giving your Aries an experience rather than an object. But, if you really want to pick the perfect present for her, make sure it’s personalized! Something made especially for her, monogrammed with her name or initials, will set her heart aflame. If you really want to impress her, present a work of art, music, or poetry that you’ve created inspired by her, as your muse. In lieu of that, red roses or any over-the-top red flower (think gladiolas, Gerber daisies, or proteas) will do in a pinch!
Fashion-wise, these women tend to be able to pull off unusual looks that no one else might be able to get away with – but somehow they just make it work! Aries rules the head, so this babe will often be seen wearing a cool vintage hat, interesting barrettes, or a big bright blossom in her hair.
Her clothing tends to be colorful, playful, embellished or embroidered, and yet comfortable. Always practical, her favorite outfits are always a little tomboyish, or even childlike. Whatever she’s wearing, you can bet it’s something she could climb a tree in!
The Aries woman projects a sense of radiant confidence, and seems to glow with an inner light. Quick to flash a smile or a charmingly goofy grin, it’s hard not to like these ladies for their authenticity and genuine friendliness. Like moths drawn to a flame, there’s an innate and magnetic attraction to them.