The Aries Man
His Traits In Love, Bed, & Life
Anyone with a fondness for an Aries Man knows this creature is not like any other! Like the hero we so often read about in the works of Lord Byron (and a decadent dessert), your Aries Man can be oh so very good and oh so very bad – all at once!
When an Aries male isn’t dark, emotionally intense, deep, and broody, he’s a force of energetic action. This Zodiac Sign is filled with ambition, courage, and fiery enough to inspire! There’s no doubt when you’ve encountered the Aries Man as he is one with the all-consuming, set-you-on-fire gaze and the smoking hot persona to match! So just what makes the Aries Man so fascinating?
Aries men are industrious, independent, and willful; they march to the beat of their own drum, and, for the most part, remain amiable and optimistic. A born-to-lead kind of individual, you’ll find your Aries Man has many positive qualities.
Because the Aries Man has so much awesomeness to offer, the good outweighs the otherwise negative attributes associated with this fiery sun sign! You’ll find it a whole lot easier to overlook his somewhat inflated ego, rash decision making, poor temperament, and impatience. Just remember this ooh la la bad boy can turn into the ‘terrible two’s tyrant’ in 0 to 15 seconds. This means the Aries Man will require a woman who is ready for the roller coaster ride of a lifetime!
Now, let’s find out a bit more about this powerful Aries Man of yours and just what there is to love!
Aries Man Table of Contents
- Aries Man
- In Love & In Bed
- Traits, Personality, Characteristics
- How to Attract an Aries Man
- Dating an Aries Man
- Best Gifts
- Facts, Mythology, & Metaphsyics
- Back to all Zodiac Signs
The planet Mars rules over the sun sign of Aries, and it is a perfectly suited match being “The Red Planet,” and having similar fiery properties. With Mars as the ruling planet, the Aries Man becomes one who is highly passionate, energetic, and is one who carries a level of determination matched by few in this lifetime. If you find personal drive and steadfast characteristics attractive, the Aries male is likely to melt your heart and quickly!
While the key mantra of the people under this sun sign is “I am,” it might seem more appropriate to say the mantra of men who are born under this sign might just as well be “Carpe diem … Seize the Day,”. Though it easily could be the famous words of Julius Caesar, “Vini, Vidi, Vici” or “I came, I saw, I conquered!” (And Caesar didn’t give one iota about comma splices either…)
The deepest desire of the Aries Man, thanks to the planet influencing him, is to act … immediate action! You won’t find an Aries male acting like a wallflower or sitting on a bench waiting to get in the game. Rather, these confident creatures are at the ready to take the lead and their natural competitive nature compels the Aries Man take on challenges and obstacles “head on” just like the forceful Ram!
Aries Man In Love & In Bed
(Venus in Aries)
As Aries is the sun sign ruling the head, it is the same region of the body serving as the erogenous zone for the Aries male. There’s just nothing like a seriously intense hair washing, scalp massaging, hair stroking encounter to stir up desire in the Aries male.
The cheeks and ears are particularly sensitive to the touch, and Aries men love having their face stroked as you touch them! Whisper ever so softly in an Aries Man’s ear and watch the magic happen!
As an adventurous soul and Aries Man translates the same risk and daring into the bedroom. They like straightforward sex, but are not afraid to try something new.
If you have a compassionate Aries he’ll be sure to address your needs as well, but sometimes the Aries Man can get carried away by addressing only his own needs instead – he doesn’t necessarily mean to circumvent your personal satisfaction as he gets lost in the moment before he realizes he’s gotten carried away with it!
Since this sun sign makes the Aries male a person who enjoys the thrill of the chase, if you play coy, you might keep his attentions, but once he’s won his trophy prize he may be off on a new hunt in no time whatsoever.
So, what kind of woman captures the Aries’ male’s heart – one who is shy, coy, quiet, and a challenge at every turn! Keep him hopping and he’s all yours. One note of warning, though, remain loyal and attentive to this male and stray from angering him: He has the fiery wrath of a ram and a short fuse to match!
Aries Man Traits, Personality, Characteristics
Confidence, ambition, drive, focused will, pioneering attitude, self-supporting and sufficient, adventurous, energetic, optimistic, and extroverted. Aries males have all these personality traits – all these and more! This Zodiac Sign seeks to forge a path for those who follow.
And then we flip the coin and the not-so-appealing characteristics “rear their head,” in the Aries personality – particularly the characteristics of self-centeredness (remember, the key phrase of this man is “I am” while his key concept is “appearance”) and self-involvement. Just like the myth where Narcissus succumbs to vanity when he falls in love with his own reflection after catching sight of himself in a still pond; so, too, are the Aries men prone to fall when drawn in by their own magnetism!
To harmonize these negative qualities the Aries male would do well to consider his balancing quality of “caution,” and to take care of not falling into the trap excessive self-focus can bring forth.
Aries men do like to have things their way and a little lie or two won’t stop them from getting it; Good thing for you the Aries male becomes rather transparent when trying to lie, so it becomes obvious what your bad boy is up to at the time. His drive might prove to make him rash, quick to make decisions, and can instigate feelings of insecurity. The drive for perfection and to prove one’s self repetitiously in competitive ways can prove physically and mentally exhausting.
The Aries man key challenging personality traits? Short fuse, egocentric thinking, self-centeredness, and emotional insecurity. Aggressive action, Narcissistic behavior, and no thought for others when empathy is required.
Hearth & Home
The home life of an Aries man should allow him personal freedom and plenty of room to grow independently, even if he is part of a couple or married. He’s an adventurous soul and likes to keep the atmosphere lively with music running in the background, good company, and the presence of family and friends alike. At the same time, the Aries Man very much likes to be the ruler of his own domain and will not tolerate any person, male or female, stepping into the role he plays within the household.
To an Aries male, his home is his fortress, and one where the “weary warrior,” enjoys some good old fashioned quiet time. Occasionally, he wants to safely unwind without the usual façade of always being energetic, and neverendingly resolute. A lover of nature, sometimes a rainy Sunday afternoon with raindrops beating on the windows and rooftop make the perfect naptime solution for this otherwise tireless weekday warrior.
Health & Well-Being
When thinking about the health and well-being of an Aries man, consider the image of the Ram’s head with large horns, as much of the anatomical associations with this Sun Sign are issues occurring in and around the head, brain, neck, face, throat, and mouth. The Aries man might find himself dealing with fevers, headaches or migraines, depression or other mood disorders, and neuralgia.
The Aries Man also experiences nervous conditions. Since Aries Men are those who tend to forge ahead with projects and responsibilities, sometimes the movement forward is so fast potential injuries and/or accidents are the result. The Aries Male should be particularly careful of these areas during exercise sessions. And yes, in perfect his physical appearance and to maximize his seemingly infinite levels of energy, the Aries male enjoys working out: Out of all sun signs, he is probably the most physically active.
Career and Finance
It bears repeating, “Action” is the keyword for this sun sign, so being in a position where one is leader serves the Aries Man well when it comes to career. The Aries Man makes a great manager, CEO, and he is excellent in entrepreneurial endeavors where he is entirely in charge of what happens: These positions are perfect for him. An activist role is also suitable. Of course, the entertainment industry, including acting and film (Do the words, “Three, two, one, and … ACTION! ring a bell?), are great for the Aries personality who loves nothing more than being the full center of attention.
Just don’t be surprised if the Aries Man moves from one job to another, as he’s always looking for new adventure. Also, don’t be surprised if he’s a spendthrift: His adventurous nature might make him throw caution to the wind with finances with the notion of “You can’t take it with you, so why not spend it!”
How to Attract an Aries Man
The Aries man is all about appearance so if you want to gain his attentions, you’ll want you to look your best; He’s not only concerned about how he looks but how the people around him look as well. As such, the Aries male LOVES compliments, so feel free to admire him and let him know all about it! Flattery will get you everywhere with the fiery-willed Aries male! Make sure you compliment both their intelligence as well as they’re handsome physique because the Aries male holds pride for his mind as well as his looks.
Excellent conversation about just about anything will appeal to the talkative Aries Man. If the talk is interesting, deep, and intellectual, you have carte blanche in terms of what you discuss. If you want to make the Aries Male feel good about himself, don’t hesitate to ask for his opinion: This chatty sun sign loves to offer up good tips and tons of advice.
Want to make your way to his heart through his belly first? Aries men appreciate mildly spicy to hot flavored foods, so be sure to add them into the mix. Likes include red-colored foods, cayenne, hot mustard, capers, leeks, onion, garlic, and other spicy treats. Other hot or spicy foods on the menu for the Aries male include peppers, horseradish, ginger, fennel, cumin, clove, cinnamon, chilies, shallots, salsa, radish, rhubarb, and tea or wine to finish things off nicely.
The number nine is associated with this sun sign as it is associated with Mars, the planet of influence, and it is a number associated with energy, reformation, enterprise, and regeneration; A perfect number for matching the timing of Aries arriving on the Vernal Equinox. The number nine’s energies represent the precipice of change as all things are equal on the equinox, and then a new phase of the yearly seasonal wheel takes yet another turn. The number resonates with the energies of philanthropy and generosity, but also courageousness, daring, and negatively, indiscretion, selfishness, and a lack of control: All potential attributes of the Aries male.
Dating an Aries Man
Dating with the Aries Man can be like a whirlwind affair and I suspect many of an Aries signed males are of the ‘came in like a wrecking ball’ category. They come into your life as whirlwind affair and leave emotional wreckage behind. But oh while you have their attention the relationship can prove amazing!
Of course, not every Aries man keeps things short and not so sweet, but you’ll have to be the perfect for his personality type. This means you’ll need to feel comfortable taking the back seat and giving him plenty of your undivided attention.
The Aries man loves being surrounded by the natural world. Camping, hiking, cycling, walking, running, and anything that gets the heart rate elevated is right along the lines of the kinds of exercise he prefers. Adventure is at the center of everything the Aries Man likes to do, so risky endeavors like skydiving and bungee cord jumping are certainly not out of the question.
The Aries male doesn’t care for bossy individuals or anyone who tries to make them succumb to authority. They can grow impatient quickly, and they don’t care for anyone opposing them or making them wait around for something. Nagging and arguing are a real turn off for the Aries Man, and don’t expect him to admit to any kind of failure anytime soon as he would much rather identify a failure as a mere road bump on the path to his future success.
Finally, the Aries man loves giving advice, but don’t think for a minute he likes getting it! If you start telling an Aries male what he should do or how he should be doing something, you’ll see the light go out in his eyes as he tunes you out and, if he doesn’t get right up and leave your presence physically, you’ll certainly see his attentions fade as it takes off for parts unknown!
Best Match for the Aries Man
Friends and Family
The Aries man plays a different role in the family, and he adapts his personality traits to perfectly suit the role of father, son, or sibling. For instance, as a father figure the Aries male is much like The Emperor in the Tarot: A rigid authority figure with little focus on emotion and more focus on tending to responsibilities. The Aries male can prove domineering, but can also prove liberal with the allowance of a child to explore the world, experience things, and to master their own special talents. The Aries father wants his children, as an extension of himself, to be ambitious, tenacious, and successful. If the Aries father is self-centered, he may lay down rules, but not balance them with affection, or he may be an absent father, merely paying for the sheer basics of the child’s belongings, but failing to participate in the child’s life on any serious level.
The male Aries child is adorably ambitious, curious, driven, and one who revels in the sheer joy of discovery. Curiosity drives the attention of this youth, who is looking to learn all he can while mastering as many skills as possible. Why, you might ask, (And I’m so glad you did), it’s the fierce competitive nature of the Aries male: With the right skills, and enough experience and learnings, the Aries male begins early on to develop his competitive nature. But oh, watch out if there are siblings in the house along with an Aries child in the mix, for most assuredly the child is not only competitive but he will not play second to another child in the household, not ever!
Ah, the eager Aries male, with such a need to be first in all things, but it is, indeed, the nature of the beast!
Leos make the best spouses for the heady Aries Man, as they can match the fiery temperament of the Aries Male and they have the strength of a lion backing them in every relationship; A word of warning however, when these two fiery signs clash everybody is bound to know it and sparks are destined to fly!
Just as a Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, and Capricorn make a suitable mate for the Aries Man, these same people under the latter mentioned zodiac signs also make for excellent interactions with family and friends as well. As a friend, there are few who can top the dedication, loyalty, and commitment of an Aries male, but you best be true a friend if you expect lasting interactions, one who is there even in some of the darkest moments life can toss into someone’s path. Yet, anger this same male through an act of lying or betrayal and hell will quite literally freeze over before you earn the attention of this headstrong ram again anytime soon.
The Zodiac Sign of Cancer tends to clash with the heady Aries Man since he is all about being the front and center of attention, while Cancers can be emotional, moody, sensitive and soft. If together in a relationship it is likely to be short-lived. Cancers however, might serve as a good friend to the Aries Man, teaching by example how to be more empathetic and sensitive to others.
Astrology & Zodiac Gifts
Shopping for a man with this Zodiac Sign can prove difficult because his likes and interests might change depending on the type of adventure he is chasing at the time. As an outdoorsman, you can pretty much bet anything to do with hunting, camping, exercise, or hiking will work well.
If buying attire for daily wear, red and white are the most appealing colors for the Aries man. You also can’t go wrong with spicy foods if you want to appeal to his sense of taste. Tickets allowing him experience wild adventure – maybe a helicopter flight over Los Angeles, a weekend getaway scuba diving, or setting up the possibility of a real treasure hunt might appeal to him and prove the most memorable!
Facts, Mythology, & Metaphysics
Aries is associated with spring or the Vernal Equinox as entering Aries makers the first day of the season in the Northern Hemisphere. This makes Aries a sign associated with new beginnings, fresh starts, growth, and regeneration of all life. In ancient Egypt, the god Amon-Ra is sometimes depicted as a Ram. Finally, in Greek myth, we find the Ram in the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece.
Aries aligns with The Emperor (IV) of the Tarot, which is the card of organized ideas, framework, structure, and authority: A symbol demonstrating the strong will and leadership role of the Aries male. However, the card is also associated with The Tower, sharing a link with ruling planet of Aries: Mars, so the card serves as the exact opposite of the energies represented by The Emperor. The symbol also appears in the Minor Arcana as well. Some of the cards within the Suit of Wands is also aligned with this Sun sign, including the Two of Wands, signifying Mars in Aries, the Three of Wands, signifying the Sun in Aries, the Four of Wands signifying Venus in Aries.
In terms of Chakra energies, this sun sign is associated with Manipura or the solar plexus: An energy center propelling one into action. This center of our energy is our powerhouse for personal expression, confidence, and self-esteem – no wonder the Aries Man can come across as having a big head!
Dates: March 21 – April 19
Symbol: The Ram
Glyph Meaning: The head and horns of the Ram.
Sanskrit: Mesha, meaning “The Ram.”
Key Phrase: “I am.”
Quality: Cardinal/Moveable: Spring begins when the Sun enters the sign of Aries.
Alchemy: Calcination: The first of seven processes eventually leading to transformation; The warrior qualities of Aries align the first of the 12 Zodiac signs with this fiery process.
Anatomical Rulership: Pituitary Gland, Brain, Face, Head, Skull, facial muscles used for making expressions, talking, smiling, and frowning. The sign of Aries rules the muscle inside of the mouth, the cephalic vein; the tongue, internal and temporal carotids: Dual arteries responsible for sending blood to and from the brain.
Angel: Samuel, Ruler of the First Hour of the Day.
Animals: Bull, leopard, magpie, owl, ram, sheep, stallion, tiger, and vulture.
Dream Archetype: The Warrior
Balancing Quality: Caution
Birds: Magpie and Robins
Birthstones: Diamond, Garnet, Ruby, or Sardonyx
Celtic Tree of the Month: Alder Tree
Meaning of the Celtic Tree: Pathfinder
Chakra: Solar Plexus, “Manipura.”
Chinese Zodiac Twin: Dragon
Compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, and Capricorn
Detriment: Venus is in its detriment when entering the sign of Aries.
Funny Chinese Zodiac Twin: Dragon
Planet’s Exaltation: The Sun is exalted when entering the sign of Aries.
Fall: Saturn is in its fall when entering the sign of Aries.
Feminine Deities: Athena, Diana, Minerva, and Sekhmet.
Flower: Bryony, Geranium, Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, and Thistle.
Gender: Masculine, Projective, Positive
Healing Crystals: Amethyst, Bloodstone, Diamond, Garnet, and Topaz.
Herbs: Allspice, Betony, Blackberry, Blessed Thistle, Bramble, Cactus, Cayenne, Cowslip, Dragon’s Blood, Garlic, Geranium, Gorse, Hops, Lichen, Lupine, Mustard, Nasturtium, Nettles, Onion, Pepper, Radish, Red Clover, Rosemary, Thyme, Wake-Robin, Wild Rose, and Woodbine.
Masculine Deities: Aries, Amon-Ra, Mars.
Musical Sound: Key of G
Number Vibrations: 7 and 9
Oils: Black Pepper, Cloves, Frankincense, Ginger, Neroli, Pennyroyal, Petitgrain, Pine, Basil, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Allspice, Dragon’s Blood, Thyme, and Rosemary.
Planetary influence: Mars
Primary Colors: Red (carmine, scarlet, and vermilion) and White.
Secondary Colors: Jade Green, Pink, Orange, and Yellow.
Primary Need: Action.
Scents: Dragon’s Blood, Frankincense, and Neroli.
Seasonal Association: Spring.
Tarot Card Associations: The Emperor (IV).
Trees: Chestnut, Hawthorn, Holly, Spruce, and Thorn.
Celebrities: Jackie Chan, Payton Manning, Robert Downey Jr, and The Undertaker (WWF).