Element and Quality of Aries
Aries represents the element of Fire, and is ruled by Mars the fire planet. This makes Aries the most fiery of all the signs of the zodiac. Fire is the element that inspires and energizes us – it also encourages us to assert ourselves and be somewhat self-centered. Aries is a cardinal sign – the quality of leadership and initiation. You won't find someone with a lot of Aries in their chart who enjoys following others. They want to be in charge; they do best when they can be their own boss.