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Aries Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, and More

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Take Life Head-On: A Complete Guide to the Aries Zodiac Sign

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As the first sign in the Zodiac, Aries is represented by the Ram and meets challenges head-on! What is the personality of an Aries? With whom is Aries compatible (or challenged)? Learn all about Aries.

What are the Aries Dates? When is Aries Season?

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac. If you’re born between approximately March 20 and April 19, then you’re an Aries. You are the pioneers of the Zodiac. In 2024, the exact Aries dates are March 20 to April 19. 

The dates shift slightly each year due to the zodiac’s position. Many sources will simply use the averages and not change them, but we have the flexibility to update the online charts to reflect annual shifts accurately. Our dates are provided by Celeste, the Almanac’s longtime astrologer.

What Element is Aries?

Aries is a fire element—full of passion—like the Sagittarius and Leo zodiac signs.

Aries Personality Traits

Able to jump into almost anything with gusto and bravado, you travel in your chosen direction with determination and force. You will not be deterred. Your fiery personality walks a straight line toward your desires.

You love being the first one to read a book, try a different restaurant, or uncover a new healing cure. You give all comers a look. You are quick to pounce upon novel ideas and have a difficult time having to wait to begin something new. You know that the early bird gets the worm, and you can follow through after the initial burst.

You have extraordinary courage and will often run right into places where angels fear to tread. This can sometimes get you into trouble. You love challenges and have a truly competitive spirit.

At times, others may feel that you want to run them over. This is not true. You love to spar, and you want whoever you deal with to push back. Because of this, you do best working for yourself or around other strong people.

Your ability to jump into things can sometimes lead you astray. Learning to take a few breaths and think for a bit before acting can bring you lasting success.

You can’t be bothered to hold grudges, and others generally know where you are coming from. Subtlety is not your strong suit. Direct and bold, you tell it like it is.

Sometimes, Aries don’t quite grow into themselves until they reach adulthood. If you are or know of an Aries child who doesn’t really act this way, give him or her time. Once the stresses of growing up are behind him/her, they will sparkle and shine.

Aries Compatibility

Best matches for Aries:

Leo: You want the same things in life and go about getting them in much the same way. However, you are just different enough to own your own place.

Sagittarius: This one can match your energy and even take you to places you might not have gone.

Good matches for Aries:

Aquarius: You love the way that this one thinks and his/her ability to get along with all others.

Gemini: Conversations flow here, and ideas abound. Just make sure somebody remembers to pay the bills.

Famous Aries

Throughout history, there have been numerous Aries of note! Some of these Aries include:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Elton John
  • Lady Gaga
  • Emma Watson
  • Celine Dion

Learn More About Each Zodiac Sign

Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

Are you an Aries? Do you know an Aries? Did this profile sound like the Aries in your life?

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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