Physical Qualities and ActivitiesYou are the most naturally athletic of any sign in the zodiac. Your body is your vehicle of life,and you tend to it well. Excellence in sports, which others struggle to achieve, comes rathereasily to you, as if you were born to it. You are most effective in individual sports, such astrack and field or tennis, and your independent spirit only furthers your drive for success. Thereis a particular affinity for metal in this sign, so an individual sport that combines withthat—such as shooting, fencing, bicyciing, or race-car driving, is ideal.Since Aries is a sign of such vitality and youth, health problems are fortunately uncommon. Ifanything, they occur not by chance but by your own doing, such as overexertion, overwork, orfrustration from being in a situation where your strengths are not being employed. Headaches froman overtaxed system are the most frequent maladies (having sprung from the head of Zeus, thisshould come as no surprise!). When you are laid up, you feel utterly useless and depressed,because your primary vehicle is out of order. But in general, good health is certainly one qualityyou can boast of—yet another reason for you to be envied.PreferencesIn clothing, movement is essential to you, so comfort takes precedence over fashion. You have anathletic physique, so you like to show it off with simple duds—shorts, T-shirts, warm-up suits,loose-fitting tops—anything that won't confine your motion, really.Your favorite color is definitely red, the color of Mars and fire. Shades of red, brown, andyellow also appear, but nothing beats red for you.You like your cars fast and sporty. A vehicle that defines the same athletic characteristics ofyour body is the preferred choice. It must feel good to drive, handle with agility, and acceleratewith gusto. A red Corvette, Porsche, or 300-ZX is quite common with Aries drivers.As for food, you prefer meat. It's red, it's substantial, and it's usually cooked over a flame(barbecuing appeals to all fire signs). Other reds also figure into your diet, such as spicy,peppered foods like curries and chiles (fire again) and tomato-based foods like spaghetti. Evenwith desserts, red fruits appear: cherry, strawberry and raspberry-flavored cakes, yogurt, and icecream, as well as apple pie. Your ideal beverage, of course, is red wine.You don't spend a lot of time at home, since you're always jetting from this activity or that, butthe way your home looks is quite important to you. Its design and decor will reflect your strongindependent streak, so you won't display a middling, run-of-the-mill taste, or calm, pastoralcolors and images. You prefer strong, bold lines—in furniture and layout. Frilliness and gentilityare nowhere to be seen. Your most likely motif is modern, perhaps even futuristic, with lots ofhigh-tech touches like big-screen TVs, computers, and other gadgets. (In fact, you alwaysappreciate a new toy as a gift.)Occupations/Financial ProfileYou are well-suited for a career in the military and/or politics. There are more Arians in thearmed services than any other sign (this has been proven statistically). Part of it is youraffinity for metal, but your ambition and hard work also tends to be rewarded with more power inthe military structure, and there is certainly a love of directness there, and a lack of tact.Metal also influences other career choices: many Arians are mechanics, surgeons, butchers, anddrivers of any type of vehicle.Needless to say, there is a long list of powerful military and/or political leaders in this sign,including the dictator Adolf Hitler, Soviet revolutionary president Nikolai Lenin, the formidablerulers Charlemagne and Otto von Bismarck, the great president and revolutionary thinker ThomasJefferson, and the boisterous, power-monger-ing senator Joseph McCarthy. But leaders of othervarieties also show up, including the demanding conductors Arturo Toscanini and Leopold Stokowskiand billionaire industrialist J.P. Morgan.