Aries is numero uno and likes it that way. This is the first sign of the zodiac, and it begins at the vernal equinox. Aries's element is fire, and he blazes his trail with dashing verve. In ancient Greece, Ares was the name for the planet Mars and symbolized the god of war. Aries may appear to have calmed some bellicose tendencies, but in the bedroom his warlike ancestors definitely pre-dominate. The curled horns that grace the Ram are symbols of fertility and libido. Impetuosity is Aries's trademark.