Aries Dominant

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Aries Dominant

 Key Phrases:

Adventurous; Energetic; Courageous;

Impulsive; Enthusiastic; Confident.


Aries Energy

Mode Element Rulership
Cardinal Fire Mars
Initiating Passionate Impulsive


Key Characteristics

Those with Aries Dominant are go-getters, to put it simply.

The Aries motive is based on an instantaneous reaction to an urge.  A striving for personal leadership often results in too many irons in the fire. Enjoyment comes from being in the middle of the action; doing rather than viewing.

They are fervent realists and believe that life's seeming complexity can be broken down into its most basic components.

Aries dislikes limitations, self-indulgence, sedentary employment, taking a secondary role, dealing with excessive details, completing tasks, those who can't keep up, tradition, public opinion, and "high society."

Aries enjoys being the center of attention, having a good debate, taking on difficulties and barriers, and receiving compliments and flattery.

Aries loves competition and has a passion for freedom, exploration and starting projects (though completing projects is better left to others).

Aries is bright and animated, a superb mixer, and others around them are energized by their enthusiasm. They have a talent for igniting support for noble objectives that promote unbiased freedom.

However, if their Aries energy is not properly managed, they may display tendencies towards aggression or impulsiveness. When harnessed effectively, their energy and initiative can lead them to achieve great things.

Ultimately, Aries Dominant individuals embody traits of bravery, assertiveness, and a zest for life, making them natural trailblazers who fearlessly embrace new experiences and opportunities.



In relationships, they are straightforward and, once committed, very loyal. However, they might have a hard time understanding subtlety or nuance which can lead to misunderstandings. Their passion can make the relationship exciting, but they need a partner who can match their energy.



One’s most powerful Signs give a picture of the natural, instinctive motivation (likes and dislikes, attitudes and reactions) and enable one to judge whether or not a vocation will bring personal satisfaction. 

In their career, Aries dominants are often pioneers, leaders, or entrepreneurs. They excel in professions that require decision-making, quick reflexes, and assertiveness, such as sports or business.



Aries rules the head and leads with the head, often literally walking head first, leaning forwards for speed and focus. Its representatives are naturally brave and rarely afraid of trial and risk.


Potential Challenges

Their main challenges lie in learning to slow down, consider others' opinions, and control their impulsive behaviors. They might need to work on their patience and ability to cooperate with others.


Note: This description is intended for those who's Dominant Sign is significantly more powerful than their 2nd or 3rd most powerful Signs.  Even a somewhat equally (but less powerful) Sign in one's chart can greatly negate many points made above.


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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner.  Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.

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