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The first in the bunch, Aries kickstart the cycle of the twelve zodiac signs. Bold, pioneering, and ambitious, Aries can't resist the urge to jump into something without even knowing what it is. Characterized as adventurous and audacious, people born under the Aries sign know no fear and always run ahead of everyone.
For the Ariens, life consists of a series of adventures and spectacles that'll be boring if they'll focus too much on the smallest nuances and details. They like to see the thrill. They need to experience the enthusiasm, the blind optimism, and the passion in everything. Ariens will need someone in their life who will either run with them or be there when the Aries becomes tired of running.
Without giving too much right away, this article will provide the general characteristics uniting more or less of the people born under the Aries' sign. It will also give you some insights if your zodiac sign matches with the ram or it'll be violent turbulence of emotions.
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General Characteristics Of Aries
Aries is a Cardinal Sign.
When someone tells you that a zodiac is a cardinal zodiac, the zodiac belongs to the “initiator” signs. It means that the zodiac represents the fundamental and the significant, the zodiac that jumpstarts the cycle. As a cardinal sign, Aries likes to start things off and begin the cycle of the zodiac.
Aries starts the summer season, where everything is bright and sunny. As such, people under the Aries sign tend to be joyous, enthusiastic, and optimistic. They feel that they are the ray of sunshine that can illuminate other people’s lives.
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Astrologers believe that zodiacs learn lessons from the zodiac signs that precede them. Since Aries starts the cycle, it has no one to take lessons from, and there are no inherited wisdom or learnings. Because of this placement, Ariens like to live life with blind optimism. They go through life without having any idea what they’re pursuing, often rewarding themselves with the prizes they get from their impulsivity.
Aries is a Fire Sign.
Aries women and men fall under the elemental Fire sign, together with Leo and Sagittarius. Being passionate, temperamental, and energetic, Aries and the other Fire signs put a high value on passion and desire.
Ariens will provide you with the warmth and dynamism that you crave, but too much of it can burn those things they love.
As hot and dynamic as a fire, Ariens can also burn out without enough fuel. If they feel demotivated or if they don't have any reason to keep going, they'll stop, and they'll die. On some occasions, they can rise from the ashes and regenerate the fire that has kept them going.
Aries as a Zodiac Ruled by Mars.
Ruled by the planet Mars, people born under the Aries sign always prepare for action and battle. The planet Mars also characterizes Ariens as confrontational, aggressive, ambitious, and impulsive. Being ruled by the planet Mars means that people under this ruling planet can do things associated with war, such as sports or even business competition.
On a more positive note, being ruled by Mars means that Aries tend to have a lot of energy going on within them. They seem to be upbeat and active with things they enjoy and love. They can be positive, joyous, playful, and creative.
Compatibility With Other Signs
Now that you already know what unites all Ariens, it's time to see what zodiacs will fill the gaps and what zodiacs will intensify the fire. If you're an Aries and you're wondering what zodiac would fit you like puzzle pieces, you're in the right place. This list will also serve those who want to know if the Arian they're dating will be “the one.”
1. Match Made in Heaven
Of course, no one will understand Ariens more than their fellow fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius. Sparks will fly when an Aries decides to be with either a Leo or a Sagittarius. The relationship will be full of fiery passion, desire, and a commitment to each other that only fire signs can relate to on a deeper level.
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Aries and Leo Compatibility
Both passionate and dynamic, the compatibility between an Aries and Leo can be as fiery as their zodiac signs. Enthusiastic, optimistic, and joyful, Aries will find the company of Leo attractive. While Leos tend to be more egoistic, extravagant, and proud, they’ll enjoy the optimism of Aries.
Despite these differences, Aries and Leo would still work well since the Aries can look up to Leo for guidance and counseling. Aries and Leo can sort out any difference if Aries and Leo meet halfway. Also, being ruled by the planet Mars, Aries and Leo understand where they’re coming from. They know exactly how to appease any depression or loneliness their partner might be feeling.
As Fire signs, the relationship may get engulfed in the fires of passion and desire. Their relationship lies in the balance of the extremes. During good times, Aries and Leo will enjoy each other’s company and will experience the best of both worlds. When time’s rough, the relationship will lean more on loud arguments, blown-up pride, and unspoiled egos.
As a cardinal sign, Aries can lead and being a fixed sign, Leo will follow through. With this chemistry, Leos and Aries will enjoy a relationship of mutual admiration for each other. They will make a team that values loyalty and passion over anything else.
Aries and Sagittarius
When Aries and Sagittarius fuse, they also create a team that understands the needs of one another. As explorers and pioneers, Aries and Sagittarius will feel that they can become who they are when they're with each other. Aries and Sagittarius define the literal match made in heaven!
As fire signs, their relationship can also go much like how Aries and Leo will go. The relationship will lean more on desire and passion. They will value the audacity and the fearlessness of their partners. Always on the go and ready for adventures, Aries and Sagittarius can create an eternal flame that can fuel their relationship.
As a cardinal sign, Aries likes to take charge and be the initiator of everything. On the other hand, Sagittarius represents one of the mutable signs, which means they're always on guard with the changes. Aries will lead, while Sagittarius will follow through and adjust the plans according to the need. This chemistry makes Aries and Sagittarius match because the power struggle is absent, and Sagittarius will be happy to go along with Aries.
The best part of this relationship will be the tendency of both parties to initiate and lead. They have the same need to pioneer and guide other people. Aries and Sagittarius won’t be having any hard times matching each other’s energy, passion, and drive.
2. Very Compatible
Aries and Aries
When Aries and Leo join forces, sparks will fly. When an Aries matches up with another Aries, there’ll be fireworks in the sky. What makes this relationship work is the inherent understanding of both parties. Of course, an Aries will understand what another Aries wants. There might be some problems with how they can compete for dominance, but they can work that out.
Compromise will be beneficial for both these fire signs. They may always fight head-to-head but deciding who will adjust will make their relationship work for the long-term. They should also keep their impatience and temperament in check because no one will surrender when they both clashed.
As cardinal signs, two Aries in a relationship can be very beneficial as well. They can initiate and lead, and their combination will be an effective team. When they see something worth their time, they'll see to it that they can accomplish it. They would never waste any precious time to start something they love.
It seems that Aries lies on good terms with the air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Air signs put a lot of value that's as vital as the air, such as intellect, perception, knowledge, and communication. These signs make a great team with Aries, and you'll know why with the next part.
Aries and Gemini
The love for intellectual discourse would unite the Aries and the Gemini. They can satisfy one another not only through physical pleasures but also through mental stimulation and communication. Although they will fight from time to time, their polarities create a balance, which can be very useful in the relationship. Gemini's flirtatious nature and humor will attract the Aries, while the Aries' authoritarian personality will be attractive for the Gemini.
Both Aries and Gemini enjoy independence, and neither would want to be very clingy with their partner. As a cardinal sign, Aries will initiate things and kickstart the relationship. As a mutable sign, Gemini would follow and adjust depending on what's needed. Gemini won't compete with Aries since Gemini would be happy and content working in the background.
The best part of this relationship would be the complementary characteristics of both parties. Aries would like to experience while Gemini would be happy to discuss. Gemini will help the adamant Aries pursue their goals while Aries will give Gemini the happy relationship they want.
Aries and Aquarius
Aries would make a great partner with another air sign, Aquarius. It may be evident that air signs have great chemistry with fire signs because air fuels fire. Air signs will be there to support the energetic and motivated fire signs. As such, Aquarius would make a great partner with Aries. Aquarius would listen while Aries talks. Aquarius will follow while the Aries will lead. On the other hand, Aries will do what Aquarius thinks would be best for both of them. In short, Aquarius will have the vision while Aries will act.
One problem that may arise may be due to the tendency of Aries to be possessive of Aquarius. Aquarius values independence much like Aries can't live without it. When Aries's possessiveness becomes too much, Aquarius will distance themselves to the detriment of Aries.
In this relationship, Aquarius can be the thinker of new ideas. They can shed light on the impulsive Aries on what actions to take and what'll be the consequences for each. Aquarius finds it hard to act, so they would need someone like Aries to realize their vision. Also, Aries would provide some physical activity to the stagnant Aquarius, while Aquarius will be happy to give Aries some mental gymnastics.
4. Neutral Relationship
Aries and Libra
If you look at the zodiac wheel, you'll notice that Libra sits at the exact opposite of Aries. Libra and Aries sit 180 degrees apart, which makes their relationship with each other neutral. What one has, the other one doesn't. The strength of another becomes the weakness of the other. If Aries and a Libra decide to pursue their relationship, they must be willing to meet halfway.
Ruled by the planet Venus, passion and love govern the lives of Libra. It goes well with the planet governing Aries, which is Mars. Together, these two zodiacs will enjoy a life full of balance and complementarity. Aries can teach the indecisive Libra about intuition, while Libras can show Aries how to live with style.
As cardinal signs, Aries and Libra won't have any difficulty initiating things. They can kickstart a project without exerting too much effort. However, they both cannot follow through with what they started. They can initiate, but they can't finish it, so this relationship lies in the neutral relationship category. Aries will need someone willing to follow through with what they started.
Now, Aries pairing up with the earth or water signs seems like a bad idea. Why? First, the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) rely on structure and organization for them to function. Something Aries won't be enjoying. On the other hand, water signs let their emotions reign free. They're intuitive and perceptive and tend to be clingy. Again, something Aries won't enjoy.
Aries and Taurus
Yes, love may unite an Aries and a Taurus, but that won't be enough in a relationship. Aries and Taurus must make reparations and adjustments to achieve a peaceful and harmonious relationship. In the case of Aries and Taurus, they must make more than adjustments. One has to give way!
For instance, as described, an Aries loves to jump into a situation without thinking much about the consequences. Taurus, on the other hand, will stick to security. Taurus wants the proven and tested while Aries will thrive with the unknown and the mysterious.
As Fire signs, Aries values desire, adventure, enthusiasm, and passion. In contrast, as an Earth sign, Taurus will find peace with material security such as money, land, and everything made out of earth materials.
Another complicated thing about this relationship would be their modalities or qualities. As a cardinal sign, Aries would initiate. They like to start things, but they often fail in finishing them. As cardinal signs, they like to experience new things. Taurus, as a fixed sign, won't enjoy steering to the new and the unknown. As much as possible, Taurus would stick with what they're used to. These things add up to make the relationship challenging to handle. The only thing that can save it is each party's capability to prioritize passion and desire.
Aries and Pisces
Aries and Pisces represent the beginning and end, the alpha and the omega. Love may bind them, but they need to iron out a lot of discrepancies in their personalities. For one, Aries may see Pisces' emotional nature as exhausting. Pisces will see insensitivity in Aries' incapability to process emotions.
As a water sign, Pisces can be intuitive and receptive to the emotional atmosphere. They know when something's wrong, or something's not in its proper place. As the last zodiac in the cycle, Pisces carries something from each of the zodiac that precedes it. These things make Pisces receptive and empathic with all zodiacs. They can feel each of them, which makes Pisces the most intuitive of the Zodiacs.
Pisces can provide a safe refuge to the happy-go-lucky Aries. They’ll give their all to the Aries that there’s a high chance Aries won’t be able to return the affection given by the Pisces. The Pisces may get aloof and distant, while the Aries won't notice anything at all.
6. Very Incompatible
Aries and Virgo
Aries and Virgo have characteristics that counteract one another. The reckless and impulsive Aries may be challenging to understand for analytical and logical Virgo.
Aries would love the idea of jumping into something without considering the consequences, while Virgos will be very attentive to details and consider the pros and the cons. Aries would hate the idea of having to consider the details and will jump into the wind. On the other hand, Virgo will never have peace of mind without considering the details.
These polarities may create more problems if not addressed soon. Aries will get impatient with how Virgos processes things, and Virgos might get irritated with how impatient an Aries is. They need to make a lot of adjustments to make the relationship work, and this can take years of being used to each other.
Aries and Scorpio
They may share the same characteristic of being passionate and driven with their goals, but Aries and Scorpio also need adjustments in the relationship.
For one, as a fire sign, Aries likes to jump into things without considering the consequences. They value passion and desire over things such as logical thinking, emotions, and intuition. Scorpios, on the other hand, value emotional connection, passion, and intuition in the relationship. They may not open themselves to their partner, but once they trust them, they'll provide pieces of information about themselves.
This polarity may create problems, which can cause a lot of discussions and heated arguments between Aries and Scorpio. Aries' insensitivity to Scorpio's emotions will create a lasting grudge on the Scorpio, which will be challenging to repair. Also, Scorpios need an intact emotional connection, which is impossible for the Aries.
7. Clash of Signs
Aries and Cancer
The most disastrous relationship will occur between Aries and Cancer. Aries value their independence so much, and they don't want to get tied down by any familial or friendship bond. On the other hand, Cancers tend to get very close and provide a familial bond with anyone they love. Cancers also perceive the emotional need of a person and may provide that person the emotional care they need.
Aries needs autonomy, while Cancer needs closeness and bonding. Aries value self-sufficiency and they don't put any priority on their emotions.
On the other hand, Cancers need emotional connection and intimacy with their partners. These differences can create a tough road for Aries and Cancer. They need to do a lot to make their relationship work.
Aries and Capricorn
Also disastrous with Aries will be Capricorn, an earth sign who boasts themselves as structured, organized, and reliable. What makes this relationship challenging to handle?
First, Aries values independence and self-sufficiency. They don’t consider the consequences until they come face-to-face with it. On the other hand, Capricorns do not enjoy going into a venture without following a structured and well-organized plan.
Second, Aries can become suffocated with the norms, and as much as possible, they like to break the hierarchy and structure of things. On the other hand, Capricorns won't act without the structure and organization they need. They act as if in close monitor with the higher-ups, and Capricorns follow strict military orders.
The relationship will be a long shot, but if both are willing to compromise, things will settle, and Aries and Capricorn can enjoy a peaceful and harmonious relationship together.
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Aries may be one of the most enthusiastic and optimistic zodiac signs. As the first zodiac to start the cycle, they have an innate need to lead and guide other people. They value independence, self-sufficiency, passion, and enthusiasm. With these characteristics, Aries need people who can keep up with their pioneering and energetic outlook in life.
The best matches with Aries will be the Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and Air (Gemini, Aquarius, Libra) Signs. They match because fire signs understand what an Aries wants, while Air signs can support Aries in any endeavor.
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