Aries, the first sign in the zodiac, is associated with the element of fire, meaning enthusiasm, spontaneity and creativity. Aries are courageous, straight-forward, dynamic and pioneering. People born between March 21 and April 20 fall under this sign.
As a cardinal fire sign, Aries are initiators. Active and quick, they jump to start projects, although they might lose interest in completing them. Aries are natural leaders and feel at home taking charge of a situation. "Work hard and play harder" is the motto of a typical Aries. They crave excitement and are often the life of any party, with the stamina to stay out all night.
Those born under this sign have bright minds and an ability to filter out unnecessary details, making them ambitious and efficient in their careers. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, the god of war, and people born under this sign have a tendency toward aggression and competitiveness. A male Aries seeks to aid damsels in distress; Aries women are often one of the guys, enjoying competitive activities or joking one-up-manship. Aries are ruled by the head and are susceptible to head injuries, headaches and other head ailments. Aries are direct and honest, but their no-nonsense delivery can prove too blunt for some people.