As in many years, the first day of spring 2016 coincides with the first day of the Aries horoscope. Stargazers are able to see fire sign’s constellation in the heavens above until April 19. To celebrate the zodiac sign, some fun facts and traits about Aries have been listed below, courtesy of, and Zodiac Signs

1. Aries is a fire sign.

2. Aries means “ram.”

3. Mars is the ruling planet of Aries.

4. Aries people, both men and women, are known for their independence.

5. They usually clash with Pisces and Cancer, which makes them bad love matches.

6. Good love matches for Aries are normally Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo and Aquarius.

7. Positive traits associated with the sign are courage, energy, optimism and generosity.

8. Negative traits associated with the sign are moodiness and short-tempers.

9. Aries share their birthday with plenty of celebrities. Some of them include Lady Gaga, James Franco, Emma Watson, Mariah Carey, Kristen Stewart, Peyton Manning, Carmen Electra, Amanda Bynes, Robert Downey Jr., Celine Dion, Kourtney Kardashian, Ashley Judd, Jessie J, Charlie Chaplin and Bryan Cranston.

For Aries’ horoscope, 2016 is about excelling in the workplace and taking control of public image, according to But watch out when spring occurs. Since Mars is retrograde from mid-April until the end of June, patience might be tested. Try out new ideas on a small scale before moving forward with them.

As far as love is concerned, 2016 is a good year for Aries, Sun Signs wrote. Even though past years didn’t bode well for the fire sign, Aries will be more confident and optimistic in love. But that’s not all; it’s also a good year for friendships. Expect to meet new kin in November. Additionally, existing friendships will flourish.

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