Aries is ruled by Mars, and its symbol is the Ram. Aries is a Fire sign, impulsive and energetic. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and thus, it represents new beginnings.
You got me there: I live life at a fast pace. I walk, talk and breath fast. But that's not to say that I don't enjoy a nap just as much as the next man. It would be impossible, however, to make the argument that I am "impulsive." I tend to overanalyze everything, and am notoriously indecisive. I am very big on "new beginnings," and New Years Eve is my absolute favorite day of the year.
Arian's are typically full of creative energy, enthusiasm, and a great inner drive to prove themselves. They express themselves through action and are constantly seeking experiences that give them the opportunity to prove they are the best.
First off, I am the best, and I proved that a long time ago. I hold music and art in the highest regards, but I express myself best through music, art and writing, not "action."
There is little timidity in people under this sign - like the Ram, Arians are confident doers who often forge ahead confidently, regardless of the consequences. This impulsiveness can sometimes lead to problems when they leap before they look. They are not afraid to take risks or to gamble to have their way.
As covered before, I am most certainly not impulsive. I worry, analyze, process, and then I lather, rinse and repeat about everything. I like to take the time to look at every situation from every angle before even making my preliminary opinion. I am always aware of the consquences. I experience buyer's remorse every time I purchase something and the only things in life I'm sure of are taxes and death.
Arians can accomplish much and be successful leaders. They constantly seek to be the best at whatever they do and would rather have fame and fortune than material wealth.
I think this is essentially all very true. However, I consider myself to be more of an organizer or coordinator than a traditional leader. While I like being the one in charge, it is only because I enjoy making sure the needs of everyone are being met, and I like to delegate and involve others in projects. I like to work and collaborate with other people in the workplace, but usually not in the classroom.
Arians crave independence and often seek positions of authority. Optimism runs through their veins and it is hard to discourage them from tasks they have begun (However, they are notorious for not finishing what they start). Their high-spirits are very contagious and are never daunted by fear of failure.
I have mixed feelings here. Yes, I am big on being independent, and, as it has been made redunantly clear by now, I like to be in control in most situations. I think I am an "optimistic realist," who sees the world for what it is, but yet focuses more on its progresses and potential than its short-term failures. I disagree that I do not finish what I start, for most projects I undertake I complete. I suppose I can think of a few incidents where I simply lost interest in what I was going and gave up, but that is not something I make a habit of. I am very wary of failure, however, and I keep it always in the back of my mind.
As friends Arians are high-spirited and generous, though sometimes they must control their competitive impulses and how they affect those around them. They must learn to temper their aggressiveness and use reason and diplomacy when dealing with others.
I think my two personality stereotypes (as an Aries and as a middle child) cancel each other out here. As a middle child, I feel I am very adept at diplomacy and peacemaking. I remember being less than level-headed as a teenager, however, and a bit touchy...but that comes with the territory. I think I make an excellent friend and I'm a good person to have in your corner, as I care deeply for my friends, though I don't tolerate disloyalty or being taken for granted by them.
Aries Character Traits:
I am quick-witted, dynamic, at time forthright, enthusiastic, impatient at times, assertive and adventurous, but the rest would not be found on my resume.
Overall Accuracy (scale of 1 to 5): 3
courtesy of DailyHoroscopes.com