Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. It is an odd, male and movable sign. It is of bright red colour, is of fiery element/nature and should be considered violent. It is of short ascension. It rules hills and forests. Aries is strong during night time and its prakriti/temperament is bilious/pitta.
Aries is governed by Mars. It is the first sign of the zodiac and hence represents the head of the Kal Purush. It is fiery sign and also a movable one and hence it denotes such qualities in the persons it governs by way of Lagna or Rashi.
There is quite a bit of initiative that comes from the Aries types. Mars is a planet of war. In war, the qualities that are most useful are a sense of aggression, meticulous planning and yet quick thinking on the ground. There is a sense of competition. Such qualities can then be attributed to persons due to the influence of Mars that governs the sign. Therefore, Aries types are aggressive in their approach towards others. They also are very competitive. They are independent, but they are not the leaders. Aries types can plan well and are very well suited to micro level planning due to attention to detail.
At an emotional level, an Aries person is quite warm, but never overly expressive. The emotion and excitement is not shown as an outwardly behavior. It may be difficult to read such a person and understand what is going on his/her head. They may be very frank if asked for their opinion and may appear to be insensitive. Although I mentioned Aries types to be a good planners and researchers, but a lot of what Aries type does is also based on desire and impulse. Aries type persons have quite a bit of pride and air about them. They are likely to think more about themselves and less about others. Aries is the child of the zodiac. A kid is going to cry and wail if he does not get food and will throw tantrums if his wish is not taken care of. Aries types would love outdoor activities with a sense of adventure.
On the positive side, Aries types can focus their mind on important activities and use their razor sharp intellect. On the negative side, such persons can be too self-absorbed, and can come out as selfish, shrewd and scheming.
If you are an Aries type, learn to care about others and understand that the world does not revolve around you. You are a part of the team and can go ahead in life only so much on your own. Hence you need help from others.
If you are not the Aries type and need to learn how to deal with one, you should begin to respect the sharp intellect and instincts. Give them space and let them come up with a plan on their own. They are not above scrutiny and criticism, but it needs to be handled carefully.
Sun is exalted in Aries and is at its highest exaltation at 10 degrees of Aries.
Sun’s properties and leadership abilities and competitive spirit are best revealed in this sign. This placement makes a person courageous and full of initiative. The person would demonstrate lot of authority. The person takes charge and likes to be in control of any situation. This is a great combination for fame and wealth. It also denotes great will power.
On a negative side, a person with Sun in Aries in their horoscope has difficulty working as a part of the team since they believe themselves to be a leader of the team and act as a father figure. They may find others too slow to comprehend a situation and slow in their reactions. They are hot headed and impatient.
On the health front, such persons are prone to diseases caused due to pitta imbalance – fever, sunstroke, rashes and boils and headaches.
Moon is in a neutral position in the sign of Aries that is owned by Mars. This is a good position for Moon to be in and makes the person confident, vivacious and outgoing. Such a person acts with lot of passion and aggression. They hate to be drawn out in lengthy arguments, but believe in quick decisions for any problems. They are popular within friends and family and have a magnetic personality. They like to travel around.
Persons with Moon in Aries, i.e. Aries rashi find it difficult to be stuck in once place or situation. They can get bored and hence can get frustrated quickly. They have lot of initiative, but may lack discipline to see things through.
On the health side, Aries rashi persons are likely to burn themselves out due to stretching in all possible areas. They are prone to suffering from boils, burns due to hot liquids and other water related accidents.
Mars is its own sign, i.e., in swakshetra, in Aries. Within 0 to 12 degrees, Aries is also the moolatrikona sig for Mars. This placement of swakshetra and moolatrikona in an angle or trine is called Ruchaka Yoga.
Mars in Aries indicates a person who has qualities of juggernaut. It is a large, overpowering destructive force that blasts through any obstacles in its path. Such persons are suited to fiery tasks – military, police, etc. Mars in Aries leads to thinking on feet and quick decision making. Such persons are very competitive and are likely to excel in sports and athletics. Mars denotes warlike strength and these qualities are evident when Mars is in Aries.
On negative front, Persons with Mars in Aries, find it difficult to be stuck in once place or situation. They can get bored and hence can get frustrated quickly. They are poor in team settings. They can be impulsive and hasty in decision making.
On the health front, Mars in Aries provides a strong constitution. However, the person is prone to injuries that may result in surgery, e.g. sports injuries. Such persons are prone to diseases caused due to pitta imbalance – fever, rashes and boils and headaches.
Mercury treats Mars as a neutral and therefore in neutral territory in Aries. The fiery sign of Aries stimulates the mind and the person is problem solver and quick on his feet. The mind wants to accomplish much, but it may not get all the support. Communication is very fast and others need to keep up pace.
On the negative side, such a person jumps from one topic to another without taking others along with them.
On the health front, the person would be prone to speech/communication disorders and nervousness. The person can develop bad habits too.
Jupiter and Mars are friends and hence Jupiter is in mitra kshetra in Aries.
Jupiter in Aries is indicative of keen sense of justice as well as leadership in areas of Mars – e.g. police, military. It is a good combination for career. The person is principled in life. Children do well. The person is known for his compassion and generosity.
Jupiter in Aries makes one eternal optimistic and hence may be removed from ground reality.
The health problems that may arise are blood pressure, cholesterol and liver problems. The person has a tendency to gain weight over time.
Mars is neutral to Venus and hence Venus is neither strong nor weak when located in this sign.
The person loves adventures and sports. They are spontaneous and make charming partners. Such people act in haste in matters of heart. They are infatuated easily and fall in and out of love very easily.
On a negative side, they may not be averse to using their charm on others for their own benefits.
On the health front, they need to be careful with diseases of sexual organs. They are also prone to acne and spots on the face.
Saturn is debilitated in Aries and 20 degrees is the worst debilitation.
Saturn in Aries is not a good position, unless it gets a neechabhanga rajayoga due to cancelation of debility. This combination makes a person very hard working yet the sense of achievement is completely lacking. On the positive side, the person is focused and disciplined and yet the person faces constant obstacles.
On the negative side, this placement of Saturn makes a person frustrated yet pushy. He acts independently and has difficulty following rules. He does not make a good partner and may blame others for his failures.
There is a propensity to get wounded through metals. Frustration may lead to clinical depression.
Rahu in Aries denotes constant action. Such a person is exuberant and animated in behavior and communication and constantly moves from one activity to other. There is a display of passion in all the activities undertaken by the person. There is a talent for short term sports activities, e.g. in T20 and not in test cricket, in 100m sprint and not in running marathon etc.
On the negative side, the person’s attention span is very short and may lead to attention deficit disorder. He may get into an activity without any preparation.
On the health side, such a location of Rahu in sign of Mars may lead to blood impurity related diseases and moles and scar in the head.
Ketu in Aries denotes quick actions. Such a person is shrewd and can change the course of thinking very quickly. This combination makes a person adaptable and this is an extremely useful trait in case of adversity.
Such is person is quite easily distressed. There are a lot of changes and interruptions in life and surprises keep springing up. On negative influence, this combination makes a person reckless and irresponsible, especially when in an unknown situation.
On health front, the person is susceptible to head injuries due to accidents, inflammation, fever and headaches.