The Aries personality is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with and respected. These are people who fight for what's right and for what they believe in even in the face of great opposition. They won't be told what to do and they will not allow themselves to be controlled. They are natural-born leaders and spokes people in every sense of the word.
The easiest way to get a feel for the Aries personality in a nutshell is to take a look at its symbol, the ram. Just as the mighty ram is made to batter its way past life's obstacles no matter what challenges it may have to face, so is an Aries native given everything he needs in order to fulfill his destined role as a leader and a trailblazer.
Aries rules the first of the twelve heavenly houses, the house that represents the core identity of a person, as well as the physical body. The first house also rules life's beginnings, including birth and childhood, as well as the beginnings of relationships of all types - business, romantic, personal, and so forth.
We see these influences reflected in the way Aries is in many ways all about the self. Although Aries can also be quite altruistic, it never forgets to look out for number one. We also see the influences of the first house in the way Aries is every inch the trailblazer. It is natural for an Aries to take the lead in all aspects of life and it is not at all uncommon for an Aries to be the one to do something first or think of a new way of doing something altogether.
Aries is one of three zodiac signs ruled by the element of fire. Fire brings light, warmth, and utility to the human race and in many ways, Aries natives were created to do the same. Although they can sometimes be selfish-centered as we've touched upon, they are also generous, fearless individuals who embody a strong need to make the world a better place and help those in need.
Just as fire brings illumination to a room, an Aries has the ability to shed light on a situation, a set of values, the facts, or a course of action in a similar manner via his trademark honesty and inventive spirit.
It is also important to note the way fire cannot be contained or easily controlled. We see this influence in the way Aries is so headstrong and prone to impulsiveness. This is also a spontaneous sign that prefers to operate via instinct and intuition. Logic is simply not part of the Aries way of feeling their way through life or solving problems.
Mars is named for the Roman god of war, a deity who was not only hot-tempered, but bursting with energy and innovation. For that reason, Mars-ruled signs such as Aries are expedient, forward-thinking, highly energetic signs.
We also see the influence of Mars present in Aries's naturally competitive nature, apparent comfort with confrontation or challenge, and natural flare for leadership. Aries natives make excellent professional athletes or competitive sportsmen. They also are shoo-ins when it comes to the fields of politics or military leadership.