In life, someone has to be the leader. And, for an Aries, it’s pretty much a given that person is... Y-O-U. After all, you’re the first sign in the zodiac cycle, so you’re kinda always leading the charge here.
Of course, there are plenty of other elements in the astrological world beyond your Sun sign that make up your overall personality. For starters, factors like your natal and progressed charts, your Moon sign, and your Saturn return also play a key role. That said, being a dyed-in-the wool ram (see what I did there?) has a lot of sway in making up who you ~actually~ are.
ICYDK, Aries season runs from March 21 through April 19, making it a pretty sweet time to be a member of the ram crew. Sure, you probably have a decent idea of what it means to be an Aries from reading your monthly horoscope, following astrology meme accounts on Instagram (oh... just me?), and just living your life, but there’s some general information about your zodiac sign’s specific characteristics that every Aries should know.
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So, with that, check out these five major traits of being Aries—and how it can impact your life, according to Donna Page, a certified astrologer in Atlanta.
1. You’re kinda impulsive.
Not in a bad way, of course. It's more of an Ariana Grande-style "I see it, I like it, I want it, I bought it" sorta thing. See a gorgeous pair of shoes while scrolling IG? You’ll do everything in your power to score them ASAP. After all, you can decide if you wanna keep them later—that’s what return policies are for.
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2. Taking risks isn't a risk for you.
In life—and in love. Your S.O. wants you both to up and move across the country? You’re down. You’re also first in line for daredevil things, like bungee jumping and tasting weird, new foods. (If those two aren't already on your bucket list, add 'em ASAP.)
3. "Born leader" might as well be your middle name.
Hey, someone’s gotta do it, why not you? You’re the one everyone looks at to spearhead new projects at work, rock a new hairstyle before anyone else, and step in when sh*t needs to get done. Not too shabby, eh?
4. Drama? You don't know her.
Seriously, take that busybody business elsewhere because you’ve got no time for it. When people in your orbit start smack-talking, you have zero issues letting them know you’re not interested. (Xoxo, Anti-Gossip Girl)
5. Ya call it like you see it.
Some people get nervous speaking their mind. But you? Nuh-unh. If you’re pissed off, you’ll let people know—and you actually feel better getting that kind of stuff off your chest. After all, isn't honesty the best policy?