Is there someone in your life who is extremely energetic, competitive and sometimes short-tempered? They must be Aries! Here you’ll find more information about them and ideas on how to make their birthday celebration unforgettable.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, starting the cycle and ushering in spring. The symbol for Aries is the ram, a spirited animal that’s ever ready for action.
Aries (March 21–April 19) is an energetic, headstrong sign with a fiery, impulsive nature. You never have to wonder how an Aries feels. They’ll tell you — loudly and often.
Aries is a cardinal sign, meaning they’re leaders who are willing to take charge and get things done. They like to be first and best in all things, which can make them impatient with those who don’t share their drive. Sometimes this competitiveness can take an aggressive turn, but on the whole Aries people are motivated, self-confident leaders who enjoy being at the center of attention.
Aries has two ruling planets: Mars, planet of action and initiative; and Uranus, planet of originality and ingenuity. That’s why Arians have so much energy and love to be on the move — their restless minds are always searching for something new and exciting.
Aries at a glance
Strengths: Courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate
Weaknesses: Impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive, aggressive
Aries likes: Comfortable clothes, taking on leadership roles, physical challenges, individual sports
Aries dislikes: Inactivity, delays, work that does not use one’s talents
Aries are the first sign in the zodiac and they’re not afraid to try new trends to stand out. They wear their clothes as armour to show off their strength and ambition. They wear bold colours to show off their confidence.
When it comes to finding your aesthetic, Aries are a great sign to emulate because they don’t follow the crowd. They’re always looking for ways to stand out, so they don’t get lost in the sea of other signs.
Aries colours are red, orange and brown. Red is a very strong colour that Aries can wear with confidence. Orange shows their energy and ambition while brown shows their practical side.
Favourable Colours: Red, Blood orange, Rust, Mustard, Eggplant
Colours to stay away from: Black, White, Pink
Birthstones that are specifically beneficial for Aries and their properties:
- Bloodstone – boosts physical strength and courage.
- Aquamarine – finding clear vision, emotional depth.
- Jasper – stabilise impulsive and restless Aries temperament.
- Red Jasper – inspires hard work and determination.
- Topaz – boosts physical vitality, strengthens and improves eyesight; shields the wearer from harm.
Auspicious day of the week for Aries: Tuesday
Lucky numbers: 1, 8, 17
In the sky
Many centuries ago, the Aries constellation contained the vernal equinox, when the Sun crossed over the celestial equator from north to south. Currently, this happens in the Pisces season.
In Greek mythology, the ram with golden wool was sent by cloud nymph Nephele, mother of Phrixus and Helle, to rescue them from their step-mother’s devious plan of falsely sacrificing them to the Gods. She had ruined the crops and bribed the oracle at Delphi to convince the king to sacrifice his own children to save his kingdom from famine.
On the day of the sacrifice, a ram with a golden wool flew over to the children and carried them on his back to Colchis. On the journey Hella fell off into Dardanelles and drowned, it was named in her honor – Hellespont.
Phrixus sacrificed the ram and gave the golden fleece to the king Aeëtes of Colchis, in return he offered his daughter’s Chalciope’s hand to Phrixus.
The same golden fleece later was featured in the story of Jason and the Argonauts.
Hemal is the largest star in the Aries constellation. It is an orange giant that is about twice as big as the Sun. It is 66 light years away. In arabic, Hemal means lamb and is derived from a phrase ‘rās al-ħamal’ meaning ‘head of the ram’.
Aries birthday messages
Sometimes you can be stuck on what to write in a birthday card. Aries are very impulsive and competitive people. Their card could have an element of surprise like a mini explosion or a pop-up feature that would leave them delightfully impressed. Here are some examples of birthday verses for Aries I would write in the birthday card:
‘Happy Birthday (their name)! Keep rocking the world with your amazingness!’
‘Happy Birthday (their name)! You’re swell and are growing into a beautiful young man!’
‘Happy Birthday (their name)! You’re fantastic and stunning!’
‘Happy Birthday (their name)! You rule! You’re phenomenal and breath-taking!’
‘Happy Birthday (their name)! Sending you wind in your sails to go even further this year.’
‘Happy Birthday (their name)! Wishing you another prosperous year in all your endeavours.’
Aries birthday activity ideas
Aries are reckless and do anything for an adrenaline rush. They are full of energy and enjoy being active. Perfect activities for Aries include:
- Mountain climbing.
- Bungee jumping.
- Visiting new places.
- Buying luxurious items.