April 3 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by August Croft
Updated: June 27, 2023
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If you are an April 3 zodiac sign, you are an Aries. Fiery and of a cardinal modality, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and shows this in their personality, in a number of ways. But what might your specific birthday have to say about your personality, and what does an Aries born on April 3rd prefer in terms of their career and relationships? 

Whether you’re an Aries born on April 3rd or during another time of this fiery season, this article is all about you. We will go over all of the associations and influences of someone born on April 3rd, as well as some general information about the astrological sign of Aries. Let’s get started and talk all about the ram now! 

April 3 Zodiac Sign: Aries

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While they have plenty of energy to see projects through, an Aries is impetuous and easily bored, much like youth.


Born anytime between March 21st and April 19th, Aries is the first sign on the astrological wheel. In many ways, this placement speaks volumes when it comes to deciphering the Aries personality. This is a cardinal sign, which means it is a sign that is adept at beginning things and leading. This is especially true when paired with the fierce and bold qualities of a fire sign.

When you consider the astrological wheel, many astrologers note that each sign learns something from the sign before it. However, Aries are the first sign of the zodiac and have no influence on them. In many ways, they are the infants of the zodiac, for better or for worse. We will go into what this means later on in this article. 

As the sun passes through each zodiac sign, the astrological wheel is created in 30° increments. However, these increments are further broken up into 10° segments known as decans. Decans are associated with other signs of the same element as your sun sign. For example, the decans of Aries break down as follows. 

The Decans of Aries


Your specific birthday during Aries season has more bearing on your personality than you may expect. Here are the decans of Aries, as well as what other potential secondary planetary influences you may have in your life:

  • March 21st to roughly March 30th: Aries decan. Ruled by Mars and the most hyper-present Aries personality.
  • March 31st to roughly April 9th: Leo decan. Ruled by the sun.
  • April 10th to roughly April 19th: Sagittarius decan. Ruled by Jupiter.

Based on this information, someone born on April 3rd belongs to the Leo decan or the second decan of Aries. This means that you are influenced by both Mars which rules the sign of Aries, as well as the sun, which is the ruler of Leo. While the sun won’t have as much control over your personality as Mars will, it certainly lends you additional traits not found in an Aries born earlier or later in this season. Let’s talk more about ruling planets now. 

April 3 Zodiac: Ruling Planets

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An Aries lives for competition and power, though they don’t like playing long-term mind games.


Presided over by the god of war, the planet Mars has plenty of influence on the Aries personality. Mars is most often associated with competition, desire, the way we express our anger, and our energies. This manifests in the Aries personality in a number of ways. This is a sign that is equal parts passion and energy, desire and fierceness. 

Mars has so much to do with the way that we express our energies. This is why the average Aries individual has plenty of energy, both mentally and physically. An Aries likely has plenty of ideas and the energy to see them through, but these ideas must be interesting enough to keep an Aries occupied. This is a fast and ruthless sign, one who doesn’t want to bother with intricacies.

Brute force and power are also a part of the planet Mars. An Aries lives for competition and power, though they don’t like playing long-term mind games (like fellow Mars-ruled Scorpio). Everything about an Aries is on the surface, whether it be their thoughts, emotions, or plans. They are bold and straightforward, both admirable qualities capable of getting them into trouble (much like their fellow fire sign, Sagittarius).

When it comes to an Aries born on April 3rd, you have a secondary planetary influence from the sun, given your second Aries decan placement. The second decan belongs to Leo, a fixed fire sign who loves being the center of attention. This may manifest in a number of ways in the Aries personality, with self-centered qualities only one piece of the puzzle.

There is a loyalty to Leo that Aries does not have, given their different modalities. An April 3 zodiac may find that they can more readily commit to one project for longer than the average Aries, though it will need to be something that is worth their passion. Leo may also make an Aries more creative, charismatic, and regal than other decan placements.

April 3: Numerology and Other Associations

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The ram’s stubbornness is present in an Aries, particularly when it comes time for them to defend themselves (something an Aries is always ready to do).


The ram is often associated with Aries, which helps illustrate the general strong-headedness of this particular sign. There is an endurance to Aries that is astounding, both in their energies and relationships. The ram’s stubbornness is also present in an Aries, particularly when it comes time for them to defend themselves (something an Aries is always ready to do).

If you’re an Aries born on April 3rd, you may want to consider looking closer at the meanings behind the number 3. This is an extremely important number in the world, both the conscious and the subconscious. It is a number of the Holy Trinity, a symbol of birth to life to death, and a number representative of our mind, body, and spirit, among countless other things.

The number 3 is present in your life and it may help you see a clearer direction despite your typical impulsive Aries behavior. This is a number that manifests great energy in a person, something that an Aries doesn’t necessarily need more of! However, just like the traditional 3 acts taken by the hero of the hero’s journey, you may have the wherewithal to see the direction you are going and have the energy to get there.

The number 3 also reminds you to keep others close at hand. Trios or groups of 3 may feature prominently in your family, friends, or workplace. Aries are notorious for accomplishing things on their own, as fierce and powerful leaders. With your charisma thanks to your Leo decan as well as the number 3 so obvious in your birthday, you may benefit from leading or taking advice from others, even if it just helps you better direct your ample energy!

April 3 Zodiac: Personality Traits

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Aries are notorious for accomplishing things on their own, as fierce and powerful leaders.

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As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries have many associations with youth. This is a sign with no influences or lessons learned from a zodiac sign before them, and therefore they attack everything they do with their own mind and willpower. In this naive way, an Aries is like a child, experiencing everything for the first time. When combined with their zest for life and nonstop energy, this fire sign is a force to be reckoned with.

As a cardinal sign, Aries make fantastic leaders or idea generators. While they have plenty of energy to see projects through, an Aries is impetuous and easily bored, much like youth. While an April 3rd Aries may have a bit more desire to complete something given their second decan placement, the energy of an Aries constantly demands forward momentum. This often results in the abandonment of something once it becomes uninteresting or not worth their time.

Another trait shared by both the average Aries and the young is an inherent desire to prove something. This is especially true of an April 3rd Aries, one with a bit more self-centered motivation than other Aries birthdays. If you’re an Aries, proving yourself at all times, even when it isn’t necessary, may be a huge motivator for you in your life.

The number 3 may help an April 3rd Aries to see the bigger picture, or the beginning, middle, and end of a journey. This can help combat most feelings of boredom or impulsive behavior. However, Aries are adept at deciding things in an instant, whether it be what to order at a restaurant or who they want to spend the rest of their lives with. 

Strengths and Weaknesses of April 3 Aries

At their best, an Aries brings an energetic vitality to anything they do. This is a sign that is unafraid, full stop. They are incredibly honest, incapable of doing anything that has ulterior motives, and even the way in which they express their emotions is straightforward. However, much like a child, most Aries personalities involve mercurial emotions.

An Aries feels things intensely, quickly, and fully, which can definitely leave you with some whiplash if you’re not expecting this Mars native to lash out. It’s easy to be burned by an Aries, even though this is likely not their intention. They simply assume everyone feels everything strongly all of the time, so why not express it?

This impulsivity may not manifest as fully in an April 3rd Aries, given their ability to see the bigger picture thanks to their number 3 influences. However, an Aries will never stop using their ample energy to forge their own path. This is a sign that doesn’t waste any time, especially if there’s something that appeals to their competitive and ambitious natures.

Here are some other strengths and weaknesses of the average Aries, particularly one born on April 3rd:

Self-possessed Mercurial

April 3 Zodiac: Career and Passions

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An April 3rd Aries likely appreciates and enjoys working with other people, particularly in small, dedicated groups.

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As natural-born leaders of the zodiac, Aries do well in a number of positions, both working with others and working on their own. An April 3rd Aries likely appreciates and enjoys working with other people, particularly in small, dedicated groups. Having other people to work with will also help an Aries stay focused, grounded, and interested in maintaining tasks rather than moving impulsively from one job to the next.

However, having a career with many different opportunities may appeal to an energetic Aries. Likewise, activities or jobs that are physical may also help an Aries stay focused (or these careers will simply tire them out and keep them from using their fiery energy for trouble!). Careers in sports or athletics are great options for Aries, and a team sport may especially appeal to an Aries born on April 3rd.

No matter what, an Aries won’t do well in a monotonous career or a career that involves them being bossed around. This is a leader and someone who needs their ideas to be understood. As an Aries born on April 3rd, you may also need to be recognized and lauded more than other Aries, given your Leo influence.

Here are some careers or passions that may appeal to this Mars native:

  • Sports star, both team sports or single sports
  • Racecar driving, stunt double work, or other risky careers
  • Entrepreneurial leader of many different things
  • Police or fire work
  • Producer of many different creative endeavors

April 3 Zodiac in Relationships

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An Aries can burn hot and fast, often knowing instantly whether or not they want to date someone.


As an April 3rd Aries, it’s likely that you understand and value close relationships. An Aries can burn hot and fast, often knowing instantly whether or not they want to date someone. However, an April 3 zodiac is influenced by Leo as well as the number 3, both of which may give you a bit more desire to maintain something long-term. You are more likely to see how a relationship could play out, and your fixed influences from your second decan may make you more likely to hang on.

However, an Aries born during the Leo decan will need to be the center of attention in their relationship. The naturally competitive nature of Aries may get a bit nasty in a relationship if they feel like they aren’t getting enough attention. This is a sign that thrives on feeling all of their emotions, even if these emotions don’t last for very long!

The passion and personality of this cardinal fire sign make them irresistible to many people. This is a sign that is fun, energetic, and desperately needs someone who can keep up with their constant shifting, both in their emotions and in their interests. An Aries born on April 3rd will likely see how another person might benefit their independent natures with ease.

Compatibility for April 3 Zodiacs

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Dedicated to justice and beauty, Libras bring balance and fairness to a relationship with an Aries.

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When it comes to dating an Aries, flexibility is key. Not only should you maintain an open and honest attitude, but an Aries will need someone stable to turn to when they are in an emotional state. This isn’t to say that you need to be routine and boring, because an Aries will grow bored of this behavior in an instant. However, an Aries does best when they are with someone who can help them process and learn from the emotions that they are feeling.

An April 3rd Aries does best with someone who can match their high energy levels as well. This isn’t a sign that enjoys cozying up with you and a bottle of wine as the sun sets. An Aries would rather be skydiving into said sunset and then dancing the night away with someone at their side. This is especially true of an Aries with influence from Leo and the number 3: they want someone to spend their time with, but it has to be someone who won’t waste it indoors, reading a boring book. 

It’s important to remember that you will likely need to be the bigger person if you are dating an Aries. This is a sign that thrives on competition, on being the best, and at the center of a relationship. If you can give them that space, this is a sign that will love you fiercely and without shame. But this is definitely a sign that knows how to fight and get their way, so keep this in mind!

Matches for April 3 Zodiac

Fiery and bold, loving an Aries is beautiful and terrifying. While love matches greatly depend on all aspects of a person’s birth chart, here are some potential matches for an Aries, particularly one born on April 3rd:

  • Libra. A fellow cardinal sign and opposite Aries on the astrological wheel (opposites can attract, after all!), Libras may make a good match for this fiery force. Dedicated to justice and beauty, Libras bring balance and fairness to a relationship with an Aries. Plus, an Aries will always be doing something new and interesting, which keeps an airy Libra occupied and intrigued.
  • Leo. Given the Leo influence on an April 3rd Aries, a Leo may make a fiery match for them. A fellow fire sign but with a fixed modality, Leos will adore how energetic Aries are and will be quick to commit. However, some Leos have the tendency for dramatic outbursts and self-absorbed motivations, which may spell plenty of fights for a Leo-Aries couple.
  • Gemini. Another air sign but of a mutable modality, Geminis may appeal to an Aries given their energy levels and endless interests. This is a sign that is down for anything, something that an Aries appreciates. Plus, Geminis are equally blunt communicators, which may help an Aries that is used to expressing themselves without hidden motives. 

Historical Figures and Celebrities born on April 3rd

  • Marlon Brando
  • Cobie Smulders
  • Doris Day
  • William Wallace
  • Jane Goodall
  • Amanda Bynes
  • Sofia Boutella
  • Gus Grissom
  • Matthew Goode
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Young M.A

Important Events That Occurred on April 3rd

  • 1860 Start of the Pony Express, delivers mail by horse and rider relay teams between St Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California
  • 1922 Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin
  • 1948 US President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan to rebuild war-torn Western Europe after World War II, granting an initial $5 billion in aid to 16 European countries
  • 1973 1st mobile phone call is made in downtown Manhattan, NYC by Motorola employee Martin Cooper to the Bell Labs headquarters in New Jersey
  • 2016 Panama Papers published – 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca expose widespread illegal activities, including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion, and the violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite in the world’s largest-ever data leak

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August Croft is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on astrology, symbolism, and gardening. August has been writing a variety of content for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Oregon University, which they earned in 2014. They are currently working toward a professional certification in astrology and chart reading. A resident of Oregon, August enjoys playwriting, craft beer, and cooking seasonal recipes for their friends and high school sweetheart.

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