Aries is associated with athletic pursuits, vehicles, and weapons, though other Aries pastimes and hobbies may involve anything competitive, including video games, politics, and entrepreneurial activities.
Pastimes associated with the sign of Aries include:
- Any sort of competition
- Athletic pursuits ranging from dance to sports (especially martial arts and extreme sports)
- Collecting weapons
- Driving cars or motorcycles (usually too fast)
- Flying planes
- Go-cart racing
- Playing video games
- Playing with electronic gadgets and toys
- Political debate
- Restoring or working on vehicles
- Shooting games such as paintball
- Starting businesses
- Watching sports or movies
Based on Aries-associated hobbies, gifts for Aries include:
- A flight in a small plane or helicopter
- Athletic gear
- Collectible knives, swords, or other weapons
- Dance or yoga lessons
- Electronic gadgets
- Fashionable clothing
- Flying lessons
- Go-cart sessions
- Hang-gliding, sky diving, or parasailing session
- Items that support a new business
- Martial arts lessons
- Paintball sessions
- Tickets to a game or match
- Vehicles/vehicle accessories
- Video games
Aries Colours, Patterns, and Designs
Colour, pattern, and design can be important, particularly when choosing gifts such as clothing and bedding. Aries usually prefers bold, bright colours that have assertive undertones. Black is a power colour and red is the colour of life, energy, excitement, risk, danger, and passion, which suits the Aries personality. Aries people usually prefer large, bold blocks of monochromatic colour, though they may also be drawn to geometric patterns.
Gemstones associated with the sign of the ram are aquamarine (March) and diamond (April).
Aries Trees, Plants, Flowers, and Foods
If purchasing plants, seeds, or food, there are certain trees, herbs, and edibles associated with Aries. Aries trees include the alder (March 18-April 14), the willow (April 15-May12), and any tree with thorns. Aries flowers include honeysuckle, hollyhocks, jonquil, sweet pea, and anything red.
Aries plants and edibles tend to be strongly flavoured or prickly (such as the thistle). Herbs and spices associated with Aries and its ruling planet Mars include mustard, ginger, basil, rosemary, chilies, garlic, radish, and coriander. Aries foods include blackberries, onions, hazelnuts, flax, and maple syrup.
The Atypical Aries
Not all Aries people will conform to the typical Aries profile. An Aries whose rising sign is in Virgo, for example, will be very different from one who has Sagittarius rising. An Aries with Virgo rising will likely be more cautious and practical, whereas with Sagittarius rising, risk-taking behaviours will be even more excessive. Also, an Aries with Taurus, Cancer, or Leo rising is more likely to be interested in arts and crafts or building things, whereas with Libra rising, the Aries may be drawn to aesthetic, noncompetitive physical pursuits such as dance and yoga.
For more on Aries, see the Aries Personality Profile. To see personality and marriage profiles for all the sun signs, visit the main Astrology page. To get an astrology chart, see the Astrology Charts page.