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    Aries’ Strengths and Weaknesses

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    Whether you know and love an Aries or you just met one for the first time and you’re trying to figure out what makes this sign tick, you’ve come to the right place. Every sign has pros and cons because we are all human and none of us are perfect. Understanding the good and the not-so-great parts of one’s personality helps us better communicate with each other and ourselves. 

    When it comes to Aries’ strengths and weaknesses, many traits make up this astrological sign. And sometimes, weaknesses can manifest as strengths. For anyone looking for more information about love, Aries can be one-half of some of the best zodiac couples — if they find their right match. 

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    Aries’ Strengths and Weaknesses

    Aries Personality

    Dates: March 21-April 19

    Symbol: Ram

    Element: Fire

    Modality: Cardinal

    Ruling Planet: Mars

    To begin understanding Aries’ strengths and weaknesses, you need to have a full picture of the sign itself. Aries is  the first sign that appears on the astrological wheel, which could play a role in this sign’s bold, carefree nature. This sign is ruled by the element fire, which also impacts their fiery nature — passionate, willful and unafraid of diving headfirst into something new. 

    As a cardinal sign, Aries is one of the signs that is most likely to charge ahead and initiate change and implement new ideas. This makes them exciting friends and partners as they are always seeking out new projects and adventures. 

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    Aries’ Strengths

    • Brave
    • Honest
    • Self-assured
    • Ambitious
    • Optimistic
    • Independent

    These are just a few of the strengths most commonly associated with Aries. They are known for being strong, brave figures who are always willing to try new things and seek out thrilling experiences. Aries are fun, optimistic people to be around. Much of this comes from their confidence and self-assurance. They seem to walk with a swagger that says, “This is who I am, and I’m proud of it.” This can be inspiring for people in Aries’ life and help them learn some confidence themselves. 

    Because of their self-assurance, Aries are also often ambitious and brave. They know who they are and trust in themselves completely, allowing them to take risks and motivating them to go for the goals they’ve set.. 

    Aries’ bravery and independence go hand-in-hand. They need a certain level of independence in any relationship — romantic or otherwise — because they hold that strong sense of self close to them. Aries’ need time to themselves to work on their own goals and ambitions before jumping into the next big project. 

    Aries’ Weaknesses

    • Impulsive
    • Impatient
    • Quick to anger
    • Competitive 
    • Overbearing
    • Follow-through

    We all have weaknesses — and it’s okay to admit and acknowledge this. For Aries, some of their strengths can become weaknesses in excess. For example, their ambition can lead to making impulsive decisions. And while impulsive choices can sometimes lead to a fun, unexpected experience, they can also be detrimental. If you’re an Aries, try to keep your spontaneous choices in check from time to time. 

    Aries’ fiery passion is often a positive trait, but it can turn into anger or competitiveness. Competition is not a bad thing — this can be the fire that fuels a great project or a new career move, but avoid getting unnecessarily competitive. This same passion can cause spurts of anger, but understanding how to communicate with Aries in an honest, logical way will help them remain cool-headed.

    Finally, Aries' confidence and ambition can, at times, make them feel overbearing because they want to make sure everything goes perfectly in a project or situation. Allow Aries to have a say in situations like this, but try to approach the problem with logic in order to have a more collaborative experience.

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    Understanding Aries’ Strengths and Weaknesses

    Having greater insight into Aries' many personality traits can help you navigate your relationship with the Aries in your life or get a better understanding of your own personality. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and taking the time to learn more about these areas of our lives will help us grow. If you’re looking for a great gift for the fiery Aries in your life, why not get them an Aries candle? It’s the perfect gift to demonstrate their love for astrology and celebrate all the traits that make them exactly who they are. 

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