Moon in Aries

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON:

You are energetic, enterprising, optimistic, open to change.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON:

You are more impulsive, opinionated, domineering, impatient, vain.

Nothing quite happens soon enough with this position of the Moon. There is an inherent impatience with getting what you want. Life is a series of emergencies for Lunar Arien’s. You live in the moment and have a hard time waiting for things to happen. Whims of the moment take absolute precedence in your life.  This is a fiery position of the moon. Even if the Sun or rising sign is more low-key, Moon in Aries people possess inner passion and fire. Emotional issues take precedence–there is simply no pussy-footing around when it comes to dealing with your feelings. And, dealing with new sentiments and needs stirs up a huge desire for activity.  You have a need for acting out your needs, with no time to waste. It is hard for you to see the long-term, or to wait for things to happen. Instant gratification rules!    Oddly enough, this is a very defensive position of the Moon. You take things very personally, and you deal with problems by facing them right away so that you can then get on with other things. Your flare-ups generally end almost as quickly as they started.

You have an unmistakable independent streak. You put yourself right out there in the world, and make an impression in whatever you do. Your self-confidence is actually variable. Although a strong personality is projected, you  go through plenty of ups and downs. Your moodiness is not like Cancer or Pisces moodiness–they don’t withdraw into themselves or escape the world when they’re down. Instead, you are temperamental.

Some might say that people with Moon in Aries actually enjoy trouble and confrontations. Indeed, this position is easily bored with environments that are too peaceful. Your home–especially their childhood home–is often a battleground. You rule the roost, or at least want to, and are not the most peaceful of folk to live with!    You are prone to have plenty of crushes and other short-lived yet intense desires. “Needs” and “wants” are indistinguishable to you at any given time. In your mind, what you want is so powerful that it becomes an absolute need. In young adulthood, you can be dangerous with a credit card. Whoever offered the advice to freeze your credit card in a container of water, and then let the block of ice thaw before using the card, unwittingly had people with Moon in Aries in mind. The whole idea was to see if the shopping whim of the moment would pass by the time the card was ready to use. Still, with this scenario, I wouldn’t be surprised to see you hacking away at the ice. That is, if Aries actually takes the advice in the first place! Your challenge is to take responsibility by creating the independence you need.

Others will appreciate that you rarely sulk or play any drawn-out games of manipulation. They can pretty much know what you want at any given time. You are generally ruled by their own emotional needs, and you’re not always as concerned about others’ needs during these “emergencies”. Somehow, you have people around you scrambling to help you solve their problems. There’s an aura of childlike innocence around you, even when you are getting their way again, you can be charming indeed!

IN PAST LIVES

Unconscious past life memories of battlegrounds, direct physical combat and competition made survival strong in this life. You tend to view everything in terms of survival. Past lives spent in high speed activity, without time for tact and diplomacy have led to a certain naiveté and directness in fulfilling your needs. You are always on alert but camouflaged so that you can spot the enemy without showing your own strength. To maintain this disguise, you feel you must suppress your strength, which actually invited others to walk all over you. You are learning to be objective enough to welcome the input of others, to take into consideration their needs and wants.