If you’re getting into a new relationship, your date’s sign can tell you a lot about how to move forward. Learn more about the characteristics of an Aries.
Did you know that Aries is one of the rarest astrological signs? Fewer people are born under this astrological sign than just about any of the other 11 signs (Aquarius and Sagittarius are also rare).
Do you have a special Aries man or woman in your life? Are you curious about what you should expect from dating them?
Read on to learn some important characteristics of an Aries and how they will influence your relationship.
What Is an Aries?
People who are born between March 21 and April 19 fall under the Aries sign.
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and is one of the most active zodiac signs. Aries is a cardinal sign. Cardinal signs tend to be natural leaders and have stronger personalities.
Cardinal signs align with the beginning of each of the four seasons. Aries aligns with the beginning of spring, Cancer aligns with the beginning of summer, Libra aligns with the beginning of fall, and Capricorn aligns with the beginning of winter.
Important Characteristics of an Aries
Everybody is unique, of course, and you can’t assume that all Aries men and women are exactly the same. But, it’s also worth noting that many Aries men and women tend to share the following seven characteristics.
1. They’re Loyal
Aries men and women are very loyal to the people who matter most to them. This includes their ex-partners. Aries are loving and nurturing and, in most cases, will remain on good terms with their past partners.
If you have a problem with this or act on your jealousy, don’t expect your new Aries partner to be particularly understanding.
Remember, Aries men and women don’t tolerate insecurity well. They’re very trusting and they’ll expect you to trust them not to do anything inappropriate.
2. They Never Give Up
Aries men and women are also very determined. They crave success and will continue working until they get what they want. They will be aggressive and even obsessive at times when it comes to achieving their goals.
Because of their tenacity, Aries men and women make great leaders. On the flip side, though, they tend to have a hard time following another’s instructions.
If you’re going to be in a relationship with an Aries, you need to give them space to do what they want to do. If you interrupt or discourage their pursuit, they will most likely end up resenting you.
3. They’re Confident
Aries likely have such a low tolerance for insecurity because they, themselves, are usually very confident. Aries men and women love competition and always believe in themselves and their ability to win.
Your Aries partner will also extend their confidence to you. Anything you want to accomplish, you can expect that they will help you with it. They’ll attack your goals and ambitions with the same persistence and confidence with which they attack their own goals.
4. They’re Very Social
An Aries will almost always be the life of the party. They love to go out and socialize and they typically feel a very strong need to be surrounded by people.
Not a social butterfly? This might be a point of tension for you and your Aries partner. But, remember that you can benefit from an Aries’ social tendencies.
Aries men and women are great at bringing people together and they can introduce you to new people with whom you have things in common.
5. They Get Bored Easily
An Aries will not tolerate boredom. They frequently jump from task to task and always have some project up their sleeve.
If an Aries man or woman feels that they’re not growing in their career, or that they’re not improving personally, they’ll grow restless and start seeking something new.
Initially, this might seem like a bad thing from a relationship standpoint. But, remember, Aries men and women are also very loyal. They’ll feel a need to mix things up in your relationship from time to time, but they’re unlikely to cheat.
6. They’re Rebellious
Aries men and women aren’t typically rule-followers and they don’t like having to answer to someone else. That’s why they make great leaders and innovators and struggle when they’re in a “follower” role.
If you’re in a relationship with an Aries, it’s important to understand that you can’t try and push them to change. They’ll resist and your efforts will create distance instead of bringing the two of you closer together.
7. They’re Independent
Finally, remember that Aries men and women are fiercely independent. They know what they want and they don’t need anyone else’s help in order to get it.
An Aries can make a great partner, but it’s unrealistic for you to expect them to want to spend time with you 24-7. They need space and time to work on their own projects and ambitions, and they’ll expect you to do the same.
Who Is Compatible with an Aries?
Now that you know more about the characteristics that many Aries share, you’re probably curious about your love horoscope and are wondering whether or not your sign aligns well with an Aries man or woman.
It’s true that you can get along with and have a healthy relationship with someone no matter what their astrological sign is. At the same time, though, there are some signs with which you might be more compatible than others.
For example, because Aries is a cardinal sign, Aries men and women tend to have strong personalities. When they pair up with another Aries or another cardinal sign such as a Cancer or Libra, there’s a good chance there will be more arguments and head-butting.
On the other hand, Aries men and women often do better when they’re in relationships with the mutable sign — Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius. These relationships have a leader and a follower and can be a bit more harmonious.
Want to Learn More?
Now that you know some of the most important characteristics of an Aries, are you more interested in astrology in general? Do you want to learn more about your own sign or the signs of other important people in your life?
Either way, be sure to check out the astrology section of our site today.
There’s lots of great information here that will help you gain a better of understanding of the most important people in your life.