Coming hot out of the gates it’s Aries, the first zodiac sign in the astrological new year! Aries people are bold, brash, ambitious, and simply ooze star potential, which is why so many iconic celebrities have Aries placements.
As a cardinal fire sign, Aries has no issue going after exactly what it wants with a fire and passion hardly rivaled by any other sign. So, whether it’s the sun, moon, or rising sign, these 12 celebrities will show you the full potential of this truly badass sign!
Aries sun people have a deep need to follow their impulses and instincts because they’d rather be about it than simply talk about it. When Lady Gaga and Madonna were beefing, her Aries sun shone through when she eventually said, “I just want [Madonna] to push me up against a wall, kiss me and tell me I’m a piece of sh–!”
The queen of Christmas with a 5-octave vocal range, Mariah Carey is a shining example of the determination and ambition of an Aries. In a world where getting ahead means having the right connection, Mariah fought her way through incredibly tough circumstances growing up in order to rise to the top of pop, that’s because when an Aries has a dream you’ll be damned to stand in their way.
If there’s one thing an Aries knows it’s passion, and the musical stylings of Celine Dion ooze the kind of melodramatics known to this cardinal sign. Celine’s songs are made for belting out in your car, in the shower, and with friends because, even though she’s known for her ballads, each song packs a huge emotional punch.
Having been exposed to music at a young age, and showing prodigious talent with the piano, Elton John (like all the other Aries suns mentioned here) knew what he wanted to do from a very young age. It’s also hard for an Aries to put time and energy into things that don’t inspire them, so after a more regimented childhood, he rebelled by wearing the loud, flamboyant clothing we now know him for.
Before there was Megan Fox there was Angelina Jolie, giving the world a taste of her punk rock Aries moon at every opportunity. The moon sign is our reaction to the world, and an Aries moon is known to shock and surprise people, kinda like that time Angelina used to wear a vial of her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck in the early 2000s.
This Barbadian pop legend may be a soulful Pisces sun, but her moon (and rising) sign is in feisty Aries! And even though now she’s a boo’d up billionaire with a baby on the way, she has always been the queen of sass, saying what’s exactly on her mind, and leaving anything (or anyone) she’s not interested in her dust.
Whitney Houston was known for her incredible voice and her beauty, and her down-to-earth “girl next door” warmth. There’s a certain kind of fire and passion that can only be exhibited by Aries moons and we can feel that in the power of her voice. There is a certain level of thrill, excitement, and drama that this moon sign is drawn to and unfortunately, this could have played a role in her complicated and difficult personal life.
There’s a theme with many Aries celebrities and it’s that they don’t have famous, or even super successful parents, and that’s the same with 90’s “it girl” Pamela Anderson who started her career because she was spotted on a jumbotron at a sporting event. It helps to have parents that are in the know, but there’s nothing like an Aries placement to help skyrocket you to superstardom.
Hunter S. Thompson
An interesting character of a man, Hunter S. Thompson never shied away from danger or a bad time, and throughout the chaos, he wrote about it. His penchant for dangerous situations does speak to certain Aries characteristics, but he really stands out as an Aries rising because of his ability to lose himself in the story he was writing, which gave birth to a whole new style of writing called Gonzo Journalism.
A multi-talented star, Bette Midler is known for her acting, singing, and comedy! Because Aries tends to be quick on their feet and good at following their impulses, they tend to have a unique and infectious sense of humor, which has certainly been true for Midler and her Aries rising! Not to mention, she was also known for her campy performance outfits, much like fellow Aries Elton John.
Shakira is the queen of Latin music, being born and raised in Colombia herself. Like many others on this list, she came from modest roots and came out on the music scene very young. Aries rules over the head and it’s been stated that one of the reasons Shakira rose and maintained stardom is due to her high IQ of 140!
Aries risings are noted for being athletic and lean. The award-winning actress Penelope Cruz spent 9 years of her youth studying classical ballet at Spain’s National Conservatory. Like a true Aries rising, she knew she wanted to be an actress when she was very young-she has even turned away from auditions many times for pursuing the career while she was under 18!