Aries is the first or head of signs of the Zodiac. It starts at Vernal Equinox and extends up to 30 degrees. Fiery by nature, cardinal and positive, Aries is a sign of short ascension. Sign Aries is also termed as bestial and sterile. It is an oriental sign denoting the beginning of the right ascension. Aries born are independent, fearless, do not want to be advised and always give top priority to their opinion. Born under the influence of Ram - the natives are creative and daring. This is a sign of trailblazers and pioneers. Those born under this sign are first to venture into new land and careers. Sign Aries is ruled by the planet Mars - which takes 687 days to orbit the Sun. Classically, Mars was the god of wars and astrologically it is associated with masculine drive and aggression. Its influence in the chart is fiery, energetic and assertive. Mars ignites passion-to ambition, it brings drive and to physical-self, it supplies stamina and strength. The sign Aries is represented by the symbol Ram. The Horns of the Ram indicate the assertive, trusting nature of sign and ability to meet various changes with full vigour and passion.