The first sign of the zodiac is a fire sign ruled by Mars. The symbol of Aries is the ram. Aries-born people are typically dynamic, energetic and motivated toward action. Assertive is a good way to describe people born under this sign. They tend to be enterprising, impulsive, warm-hearted, and confident free spirits who say what they mean and mean what they say, although they can also be impatient, rash, tactless, excitable and bossy.