Learn what workouts to do, self-care routines to try, and beauty practices to indulge in to make the most of your Aries zodiac sign and Aries season — all according to an astrologer.
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If you have a friend who is full of life, pep, and always on the go, then chances are they are an Aries. The good news about having this energy in your life is that it will always keep you on your toes and add excitement to your vibe. And, if you are an Aries yourself, then you're likely full of energy and happiness too — all amazing sentiments.

Aries' vibrant energy is perfect for not only going after what they want when it comes to work and love, but also means they are likely looking for ways to constantly improve and enhance their lives. Below, all you need to know about Aries Zodiac sign stats, traits, compatibility, and a wellness guide to optimize your health and fitness goals.

Aries Zodiac Sign Quick Stats

  • Aries Dates: March 20 - April 19
  • Aries Symbol: The Ram ♈️
  • Aries Ruling Planet: Mars
  • Aries Element: Fire
  • Aries Modality: Cardinal
  • Aries Ruling House: 1st house of self-expression, identity, and self-image
  • Aries Key Traits: Combative, determined, and ambitious

Aries Characteristics and Personality Traits

As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are known to be fiery and passionate. They exert all of their energy into all that they do. This means that Aries is quick to start projects and endeavors, implement daily routines, and use their high energy to take care of their business at a rampant speed. Since Aries are ferocious and strong, they are the ones running laps after work to get rid of their excess energy or shooting hoops to embrace their innate competitive spirit. Their confidence is like no other — think of fellow rams Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga — making them the brightest star in the room (even surpassing Leo who thrives on attention).

Aries Compatibility

Aries are known to be pursuers — translation — they chase people. Aries does all the work to be with another, so when there is DT, they get bored and restless. This means that they're making plans to hang out, scheduling events, and keeping their brood on their toes. In relationships, they give and give without asking for much in return except for being known as the best lover, ex, partner, or friend that anyone can ask for. It's so important for them to excel at the relationship, that they want a trophy for their efforts — until they move onto the next best thing or situationship.

So how do Aries work with other signs? Aries is most compatible with fellow fire signs, i.e. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Signs that you may want to think twice about getting seriously involved with are Cancer and Capricorn signs. Of course, this is not a hard and fast "rule" to follow, but know that relationships (romantic or otherwise) could feel more challenging due to the square, which means the signs are three signs apart. (See more: How to Decode Zodiac Sign Compatibility)

How to Decode Zodiac Sign Compatibility

More often than not, the ram puts their foot in their mouth, which can lead to them saying things they don't necessarily mean but can't keep from coming out of their lips. Yes, their impulsive nature can hurt all relationships at times. However, once Aries learns to be less reactionary and more thoughtful, they'll be able to cultivate long-standing intimate relationships that transcend time. Once they love you, an Aries can shower you with immense attention and affection that will make you feel like the most amazing person in the world. Because they have the power to shine their light on others.

With all of that gusto, they have a lot of time to exert their energy into wellness and fitness.

Aries Zodiac Sign Wellness Guide

Self-Care

Because Aries work and play hard, they would really enjoy a massage or acupuncture. Anything that helps loosen up the muscles and gives them a chance to be at peace. Aries rule the head (it's thought that each sign rules different parts of the body), so a scalp rub or massage would do them some good. A deep conditioning treatment for the hair or scalp may also speak to you if you're an Aries.

Fitness

Cardio activities are great for Aries, particularly those that are competitive in nature and allow them to win. If there is a marathon, soccer game, or any competitive sport then you can bet there will be an Aries on the team. Aries loves to be the leader, which is why they will opt to be the captain of the team and take charge of assigning everyone their positions. If they are alone, then the Aries would benefit from riding on a stationary bike in a virtual race.

Beauty and Skin-Care

Aries like fast and simple beauty routines. This means that Aries will look through their medicine cabinets for easy go-to solutions for skin-care. When that fails, they'll run to Sephora and buy the least complicated foundation and facial lotion. The reason why is because they aren't into skin-care as much as other signs like Taurus, who's ruled by beauty fanatic Venus. Being ruled by Mars makes Aries take a minimal amount of time to beautify themselves. They'll opt for lipgloss, eyeliner, and mascara over a full-on look. However, if someone else is applying their makeup for them, then they'll go for the full experience. Aries has too much going on in their vivacious and fiery lives to waste their energy on that. They can multitask if someone else is applying their makeup.

The Wellness Takeaway for the Aries Zodiac Sign: Aries can use wellness to help them relax, feel good, and ultimately show up better for what matters in their lives. Their tempers can rage, due to their hot-headiness, which is why a better self-care routine can give them a chance to decompress more. When Aries prioritizes wellness and self-care, they feel better since they don't feel like they have to always be popping back to others. Finally, Aries can harness their energy when they take care of themselves, which can be used for good and evolving their lifestyle.