The Sun in Aries

Aries is the "baby" of the zodiac, toddling forward and experiencing all that life has to offer with fresh enthusiasm and an open mind.

Aries season can bring a sense of unbridled confidence but also means boredom and frustration without new challenges or when facing a roadblock that requires finesse or patience. During this time, conversation can be bold and blunt: there's no hesitation when the sun is in Aries. Don't be surprised to hear people speaking their minds without reservation. Brave, bold, and full of zeal, Aries season is the time to live out loud. This is the best season to recapture a childlike sense of wonder and joy.

Sun in Aries: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Fire & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Sun in Aries:

  • Energetic
  • Optimistic
  • Pioneering
  • Powerful
  • Passionate

Negative keywords for Sun in Aries:

  • Combative
  • Hotheaded
  • Impatient
  • Impulsive
  • Insensitive

Sun in Aries Personality

Those born during the season of the Ram approach life with an assertiveness unfettered by doubt. Rams take life at the horns and use their own to plow through any and every obstacle that comes their way. Meandering paths and methods aren't their style. They prefer direct action, so no need to worry about passive aggression from these individuals. However, despite their fierce and fearless fronts, beyond the flames lies a surprisingly sensitive soul.

These are the firecrackers of the zodiac. Though Aries' can be quick mouth off, they're usually just as quick to cool off. Barring those natives with a couple fixed sign placements, grudge-holding is unlikely for a Ram. Mars, their ruling planet, implies high stamina and excitement, therefore pushing them to keep moving forward. But don't presume to get over on an Aries sun. They may forgive, but truly forgetting is another thing entirely.

Positive Traits

Ruled by Mars, Aries epitomizes the brilliant general. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries natives strive to be number one. Blessed with bravery and initiative, they naturally come, see, and conquer. Regardless of how this risk-taking pans out, Aries rarely loses their enthusiasm and drive to push ahead.

In a way, failure fuels these folks' ego. They loathe losing and will do their best to remedy any setback. Mars has blessed Aries with a sort of tunnel vision that helps them along their way. And God help you if you get in their way—they're relentless.

Negative Traits

At its worst, the intense enthusiasm of the Aries spirit superheats, catches fire, and ultimately burns them (and their loved ones) up. While they may forgive easily, the same can't be said for the objects of their fury. Like most fire signs, their (relatively short) fits can be positively volcanic and frankly cruel. This is made worse by their need to lead.

Such is their desire to get ahead that they sometimes run head-first into a wall—or worse—off a cliff. Oftentimes, the only advice they're willing to follow is their own. Aggression and arrogance override sense and sensibility. The ram strikes recklessly.


Grit? Check. Will? Check. Passion? Double check. Mars' gift to humanity is a sign ready to take on the world. Those with their sun in Aries talk the talk and walk the walk. They see what they want, go for it, and rarely miss their mark.

These individuals possess a drive and ambition rarely seen elsewhere in the zodiac. However, their inner GPS isn't always correctly calibrated. As a result, they find themselves plowing through situations that should have been bypassed altogether. Fortunately, these hard-headed Rams are always willing to dust themselves off and try again.