Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Mars. In Vedic astrology, Ashwini, Bharani and first pada of Krittika nakshatras are covered by this Zodiac sign. In Sidereal Astrology (that is in Vedic or Indian Astrology), Sun is in this sign from roughly April 13thto May 13th, while according to Western astrology corresponding to Tropical zodiac, sun covers this sign from March 21st to April 20th. Aries is a Masculine, Positive, Fire, Cardinal, Rajoguni, Animal, Barren sign.
Aries born have long face and neck and small chin. They are also thin, strong and muscular. The qualities of aries born are exceptional courage and zeal, strong determination, enthusiastic and impulsive nature, self-dependency, carelessness about opinions of others, desire to command, fighting spirit, impatience and sensual nature. Aries born have strong determination and set high ideals for themselves, are honest and speak the truth, help the needy and the weak overlooking their own loss or gain. They are fast learners and far sighted. Aries born are impulsive, lose temper on minor issues, are quarrelsome and stubborn, have too many enemies. They can be selfish, proud, arrogant, and abusive. Aries born are compatible with Leo and Sagittarius born.
These general characteristics of Aries born are influenced by the planetary aspects and positions in the horoscope. In Vedic astrology, Mars, Sun and jupiter are functional benefics for this sign. When Saturn in transit is in Pisces (Meena), Aries (Mesha), and Taurus (Vrishava) ), Aries (moon sign) born undergo Sade Sati.