Aries leads the Zodiac as the first astrological sign. Ruled by Mars and as a fire sign Aries is fiercely loyal, a playful lover, and a born leader. They lead with their heads and are not easily deterred. One must always understand that Aries are exceedingly independent, impulsive, and competitive. They require someone able to handle their strong willed personality, keep them on task, and be with them for the long haul.