April 4 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by August Croft
Updated: June 27, 2023
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Are you an April 4 zodiac? If you have a birthday on April 4th, you’re an Aries! There’s a lot to learn about your personality, relationships, and passions when you utilize astrology and other symbolic methods. In this article, we will discuss a variety of potential influences on your own personality if you were born on April 4th. 

Being an Aries means that there are plenty of exciting things associated with your personality. But how does an April 4th Aries differ from other people born during Aries season, and what should you know about the importance of your specific birthday? Let’s get started and take a deep dive into all things Aries, especially if you were born on April 4th! 

April 4 Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Aries are fire signs with a cardinal modality.


Aries season spans from roughly March 21st to April 19th, depending on the calendar year and your specific year of birth. This is technically the first sign of the zodiac, kicking off the astrological wheel with a bang. After all, Aries are fire signs with a cardinal modality, which gives them extra strength, especially when it comes to their energy levels and leadership abilities. 

However, have you ever considered why some sun signs present differently, depending on when they were born during their particular season? For example, an Aries born on April 4th might present very differently from an Aries born on April 15th. There are a number of reasons for this, with the rest of your birth chart being one of the main factors. The decan in which you were born may also have a significant influence over your personality. 

Let’s talk a bit more about decans in detail. 

The Decans of Aries


Each and every single astrological sign occupies 30° of the astrological wheel. However, these 30° increments can be further dissected and divided into 10° segments known as decans. These decans are co-ruled by signs belonging to the same element as you. So, for example, if you are an Aries, your decans are ruled by the fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. 

Here’s how the decans of Aries break down in more detail: 

  • First decan of Aries: the Aries decan. Birthdays belonging to the first decan typically fall from March 21st to roughly March 30th, depending on the calendar year. This decan is ruled by Mars and represents the most trademarked Aries personality.
  • Second decan of Aries: the Leo decan. Birthdays belonging to the second decan typically fall from March 31st to roughly April 9th, depending on the calendar year. This decan is ruled by the sun and has some Leo personality traits associated with it.
  • Third decan of Aries: the Sagittarius decan. Birthdays belonging to the third decan typically fall from April 10th to roughly April 19th, depending on the calendar year. This decan is ruled by Jupiter and has some Sagittarius personality traits associated with it.

As an Aries born on April 4th, you belong to the second decan of Aries. This gives you influence from the planet that rules over Aries as well as the planet that rules over Leo, which is in fact the sun! But how might these planets influence your personality and behaviors? Let’s take a look at the root of all astrological findings: our planets and planetary influences. 

April 4 Zodiac: Ruling Planets

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In every Aries, there is a drive and a desire to prove themselves. 


With a commanding presence and an endless vitality, it should come as no surprise to hear that Aries suns are ruled by the planet Mars. When it comes to astrology, Mars rules our actions, passions, and instincts. In many ways, Aries represents all of these things and much more. In every Aries, there is a drive and a desire to prove themselves, something that is inherently associated with Mars. 

Given that Mars is presided over by the God of War, it should come as no surprise to hear that the average Aries has no trouble defending their point of view or position, no matter the context. While many people think of the average Aries as confrontational, this is not a sign that starts fights for no apparent reason. However, should a fight be brought to their doorstep, they have no problem finishing said fight. 

When it comes to an Aries born on April 4th, there is a smaller, secondary planetary influence that we need to consider. This birthday falls squarely in the second decan of Aries, which is associated with Leo and therefore has a secondary influence from the sun. Leos are notorious for their potentially self-centered personalities, but they bring a warmth and charisma to everything they do. 

An Aries born on April 4th likely needs a bit more attention than the average Aries born in another decan. However, with such attention comes an endless capacity for love and loyalty. This is a person that isn’t afraid to go to bat for those they care about. They are fiercely devoted and make some of the best friends in the entire zodiac thanks to their help from warm and extroverted Leo! 

April 4: Numerology and Other Associations

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There is deep independence in every Aries, no matter their birthday.

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One obvious symbol and association with Aries is the ram. Not only does the symbol for Aries represent the horns of a ram, but this animal is also represented in the average Aries personality. Headstrong and determined, rams can reach the most difficult destinations, all on their own. The same can be said for an Aries born on April 4th, as this is likely someone who can reach their goals without help from anyone else. There is deep independence in every Aries, no matter their birthday. 

Looking more specifically at an Aries born on April 4th, the number four is hyper-present on this particular birthday. Both the month and day of the month represent the number four, which is a number rooted in reality and fundamentals. After all, there are four elements, four directions, and four corners make a square. These associations manifest in an Aries personality in a number of interesting ways. 

For example, an Aries born on April 4th may be more invested in the details and fundamentals of a project compared to other Aries birthdays. In addition, the number four may help ground this particular Aries birthday, lending them more patience and understanding in their day-to-day lives. This is a fantastic number to have associated with the normally-rash and impatient Aries sun!

April 4 Zodiac: Personality and Traits

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Impatience and anger are some of the biggest weaknesses for Aries.


If you have never thought of astrology as a wheel turning, it is best to consider this when you think of Aries. Each and every single sign of the zodiac wheel learn something from the sign before it, but this cannot be said about Aries. They begin this wheel and charge headfirst into life all on their own, without influence or opinions from any other sign before them. 

This readily manifests in an independent and self-made Aries personality. As a cardinal fire sign, Aries has an endless capacity for energy and personal strength. Their cardinal modality makes them fantastic leaders and executors of new ideas, fresh perspectives, and more. While an Aries may grow bored quicker than other signs, this is only because they have so many ideas of their own and enough energy to execute them without help from anyone else. 

Considering the number four in an April 4th Aries is important when we refer to their impatience and boredom. The number four is a number of practicality and detail, which may make an April 4th Aries more patient than average. However, this is still a person capable of enacting their own decisions quickly, without debate or compromise. 

Thinking of an Aries as the beginning of the astrological wheel is important, as they represent rebirth in a number of ways. The time of year that Aries season falls often occurs with springtime in the northern hemisphere, a time of year associated with new growth and rebirth of energy. In many ways, Aries represent the newborns of the zodiac, for better or for worse! 

Strengths and Weaknesses of an April 4 Aries

Speaking of newborns, Aries suns have a number of associations with infancy. They love their families and the people closest to them, often relying on them for a number of practical and emotional things. When we talk about Aries as newborns, we can’t ignore their capacity for emotional regulation and the fact that most Aries suns struggle with their tempers. 

Impatience and anger are some of the biggest weaknesses for Aries. While an April 4th Aries may have a bit more groundedness to their personalities, their Leo influences make them a bit self-centered. Tantrums are likely for this particular Aries, especially if they feel neglected or ignored by the people closest to them.

While an Aries may burn through many emotions rather quickly, this is a strength of theirs in many ways. When a baby cries, there are only so many things that it needs in order to stop crying. The same can be said of an Aries, as they are straightforward in their emotional expressions. While they may express these emotions often and to the extreme, it’s easy to cheer up and placate this young sign! 

April 4 Zodiac: Careers and Passions

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All Aries suns need a job that keeps them occupied, and likely in a physical manner. 

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It can be difficult for an Aries to maintain a singular, mundane career for their entire life. While they might enjoy a basic routine, this routine needs to be entirely on an Aries’s terms, something that can be difficult to find in the average workplace. However, an Aries born on April 4th may see the benefits of laying a strong foundation for themselves early on in a career setting. No matter what, all Aries suns need a job that keeps them occupied, and likely in a physical manner. 

The energy that an Aries gets from its ruling planet is immense. Having a career that satisfies them in a physical way may help when it comes to their commitment to a job. This physicality can be addressed in a number of ways, whether it be a career of an athlete or firefighter. Given an April 4th Aries’s second decan placement, they may appreciate a career in the arts, particularly in acting. Something that allows this particular Aries to be in the spotlight may matter greatly to them!

Some potential careers for an April 4th Aries include:

  • Athlete, either in team sports or solo endeavors
  • Paramedic, police, or firework
  • Childcare careers such as teacher or nanny
  • Entrepreneur or self-employment opportunities
  •  Acting, dancing, or other artistic careers

April 4 Zodiac in a Relationship

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An Aries born during the second decan or the Leo decan may have an idealized expectation for romance.

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An April 4th Aries may bring a bit more commitment into a relationship compared to Aries born on other days. This isn’t to say that the average Aries can’t commit and fall in love, but this is definitely a sign that breaks off a relationship if they find something that isn’t suitable for them. However, the number four is a practical number that prefers to build strong foundations, so it is more likely that an April 4th Aries seeks more foundation compared to other rams. 

No matter what, an Aries in any relationship maintains a sense of control and excitement in their romantic life. An Aries born during the second decan or the Leo decan may have an idealized expectation for romance. This can manifest in a number of ways, but it may lead to a number of disappointing interactions, depending on how high an April 4 zodiac’s expectations are.

An Aries is a devoted and dedicated sign in any relationship, but this isn’t a person who will linger or try to make a relationship work if difficulties crop up. While an April 4th Aries may have a bit more patience compared to other Aries in this aspect, it is still likely for this person to move on to something new and exciting rather than attempt to preserve a relationship that may not suit them any longer. 

Compatibility for April 4 Zodiacs

When it comes to loving an Aries, patience and compromise are key. This is an incredibly loving and vibrant person to share a life with, and their innocence is rare and beautiful to witness. However, with such a youthful personality comes difficulties in emotional expression. An Aries born on April 4th may struggle with their impatience and anger given their desire to form foundational relationships. 

They may not understand why someone can’t get on their level or be on the same page, for the good of the relationship. To love an April 4th Aries means standing your ground, but not purposefully engaging them in an emotional battle. It’s important to let an Aries work through what they are feeling rather than ask them to be any different.

In return, an April 4th Aries will bring you excitement and stability, in their own special way. This isn’t a sign that will waste evening after evening on the couch. But this is a sign that will show you unique and new things, each and every single day should you encourage them. The average Aries desperately needs reassurance and stability in a partner, despite their independent and courageous exteriors!

Potential Matches for April 4 Zodiac Signs

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Energy is key when it comes to dating an Aries, so fellow fire signs match well with the ram.


While your Mars and Venus placements matter when it comes to love and relationships, there are some signs that match better with Aries than others. Energy is key when it comes to dating an Aries, so fellow fire signs match well with the ram. Likewise, air signs can stimulate the mind of an Aries, but their lofty natures may not be as appreciated by an April 4th Aries compared to other birthdays!

As with all things astrology, take these matches with a grain of salt. However, these are some signs that traditionally match up well with the very first sign of the zodiac:

  • Libra. As a fellow cardinal sign, it can be difficult for a Libra-Aries partnership at first given their individual, bossy natures. However, these signs are opposite one another on the astrological wheel, which naturally makes them attracted to each other. A Libra will love the vitality of an Aries, and their intellectual air element associations will fascinate an Aries endlessly.
  • Leo. A fixed fire sign, Leos offer Aries a passionate stability that is echoed in an April 4th second decan placement. Leo and Aries partnerships typically find their groove and enjoy time with each other. Once a Leo steps back and stops imposing their agenda on an Aries, this is a match that can make things work for the long haul!
  • Aquarius. Fixed like Leo but an air sign like Libra, Aquarians can be tricky for Aries. However, both signs will find endless fascination in the other. While mysterious, all Aquarians have a fixed energy, particularly when it comes to relationships. An Aries can help an Aquarius open up with their curious, straightforward way of living.

Historical Figures and Celebrities born on April 4th

  • Caracalla (188-217 AD) Roman emperor (198-217), born in Lugdunum, Gaul.
  • Dorothea Dix (1802-1887)
  • Linus Yale Jr.
  • Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943)
  • Tris Speaker (1888-1958)
  • Muddy Waters (1913-1983)
  • Gil Hodges (1924-1972)
  • Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Important Events That Occurred on April 4th

  • 1979 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is executedThe former President of Pakistan had been deposed by a coup d’etat. He was hanged despite international calls to stop the execution.
  • 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen establish MicrosoftMicrosoft has developed into a multinational corporation, and it is the world’s largest software maker by revenue.
  • 1969 Denton Cooley implanted the first artificial heart. The machine kept patient Haskell Karp alive for 65 hours until he received a human heart transplant. His body rejected the transplant, and he died on April 8, 1969.
  • 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinatedThe civil rights activist was killed by James Earl Ray. Ray, a segregationist, received a 99-year prison sentence. He died in jail in 1998.
  • 1949 NATO was formed12 nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty to establish what is today one of the world’s most important military alliances.

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I am a non-binary freelance writer working full-time in Oregon. Graduating Southern Oregon University with a BFA in Theatre and a specialization in creative writing, I have an invested interest in a variety of topics, particularly Pacific Northwest history. When I'm not writing personally or professionally, you can find me camping along the Oregon coast with my high school sweetheart and Chihuahua mix, or in my home kitchen, perfecting recipes in a gleaming cast iron skillet.

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