Zodiac sign Aries: dates, character, compatibility


(March 21 – April 20)

Element: Fire

Colors: red

Ruling Planet: Mars

Symbol:Zodiac sign aries Aries

Aires is the first sign of the Zodiac. Covers our calendar year from March 21 to April 20. The symbol represents the horns of the Ram.

The story of Aires is from the Greek legend of the Golden Fleece. Athamus ruled in Boetia, a Greek province. He had a wife, Nephele and two children by her, Phrixus and Helle.

He grew bored of Nephele, and left her. He took another wife, Ino. She was very jealous of her two stepchildren and sought to do away with them. She told the woman planters to roast the grain before planting it, and this, in effect, caused the grain not to grow. This brought on a Famine. The king sent a messenger to the Oracle at Delphi to find out why the crops failed. Ino bribed the messenger to give a false reading from the Oracle, telling the King that his children lives were to be sacrificed to the God Zeus, thus making the crops grow again. The King went to obey the order.

Phrixus and Helle were out tending their sheep, which included a great Ram, a Golden Ram, a gift to their mother from Hermes. Nephele found out what was going on, and asked the Ram to help her children escape their sad fate. The Ram spoke to the children, and told them to climb on his back, he would save them, and after they were on him, he flew away across the sea. Helle got dizzy and fell off, at the point where Europe and Asia are divided by a strait (now called the Hellespont) but Phrixus was carried safely to the land called Colchis. Here, the Ram was offered in thanks to Zeus, and his Golden Fleece returns later in the story of Jason and the Argonauts.

To remember the Rams heroism, Zeus placed the Ram as a constellation in the heavens.

Best Matches for Aries

Aries is the first Zodiac sun sign and quite a fiery one at that. The best love matches for Aries are Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini and Aquarius but the most compatible is Leo.

Aries Leo Match

Aries and Leo will make a wonderful match. Charming Leo will bowl over Aries with ease. The romantic spark between both will be intensely fiery and passionate. Both have the same exuberance and crave excitement and fun. They have a strong sexual attraction and sometimes the craving for the exotic can lead to unusual and outrageous encounters. Aries must put in effort to give Leo royal treatment and this will have the lion purring in pleasure. The duo will find each other captivating and appreciate the positive outlook to life and leadership abilities of each other.

Aries Sagittarius Compatibility

Sagittarius and Aries both love outdoor activities and this will result in instant attraction between the two. There will always be some freshness and excitement in this relationship. By nature, both are spontaneous and are likely to lead a whirlwind of a social life! They have extravagant tastes and will burn big holes in their wallets together. The best part of the love relationship will be that they will encourage each other towards bigger goals. Aries can be a little forceful when it comes to sex and though this may not always appeal to Sagittarius, the couple will overcome it.

Aries and Gemini Romantic Pair

Aries and Gemini both share the trait of impulsiveness and enjoy trying out new things and exploring new ideas. They enjoy communicating with each other, talking for long hours without feeling bored. Aries has a tendency to dominate but smart Gemini will find ways to circumvent this. Gemini thinks that Aries is the best looking around and this has Aries bowled over. Both love to experiment in bed and have no inhibitions. The domineering sexual streak that Aries displays in bed will keep Gemini in line and stay away from wandering.

Aries and Aquarius Love Match

Aries and Aquarius share a taste for entertainment of different kinds. They understand each other’s need for freedom and independence and are glad to give each other this space. They make wonderful partners who complement each other because Aries is blessed with drive and ambition while Aquarius is good at planning and organizing. The passion that drives Aries will power the Aquarius originality in bed too. Aries does not believe in mushy love and cuts right to the chase, getting a partner with a strong libido.