Aries Moon – The Zealous Pioneer
“Our only defence is heart that’s pure”
People whose Moon is in Aries are known for three things: their zest for life, quick temper and “my emotions first” attitude. Often, it is their jokey and lively courage that pushed them to explore the unfamiliar grounds without deliberating much about the repercussions. Whatever they want, they want it NOW, and they can’t imagine how people can WAIT for the things to happen. State of emergency is their normal state.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs – Moon in Aries.
An emotion that obsesses them at the moment, for them is final, the only and eternal, no matter how rational they are as people. When it is positive emotion, their enthusiasm will be contagious. However, when it is negative, for them it is the end of the world- emotional issues have precedence in their lives – as whims of the moment and instant gratification are Aries Moon keywords! That is why they have strong reactions, often get angry in a matter of seconds. They take thing personally and offended, Aries Moon can be pretty rough on words (and even actions). But remember – most often than not, they are sorry for their outburst even while its still ongoing process. They aren’t unforgiving – on the contrary! Their flare-ups vanishes as quickly as it starts.
Very often, this position indicates that childhood home of these people was a battleground, so they have to be careful not to pass on battles onto their adulthood relationships. However, they are by no means manipulative, they believe that pure heart is their best defense, even when their emotional (EMERGENCY!) needs unintentionally hurt others. Their childlike aura of innocence makes that people want to help them, even when they’re getting their way again. Even in these moments, their childlike qualities and their “I won’t!” can be charming as they are always without calculations.
The character of the Aries Moon is particularly captivating because it sparks an incorruptibility from within, that they believe guards them against any kind of harm. Among other people, this belief is simply viewed as gullibility that predisposes them to more threat.
In order to feel content with themselves, these people need to progress, to pioneer, to change. Making something new and original is what makes them deeply satisfied. Accompanied with a noble spirit, that is why Moon in Aries people need a mission, to direct their inner flame in accomplishing something, preferably – a great cause where they can be The Warriors of the Spirit. Mission keeps them alive and excited – and motivated. Of course, it has to be a mission of a great importance, otherwise they will lose interest, and that is something that can easily happen to people of this position – to get bored if they don’t feel challenged.
“I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you: I am here to live out loud!” Emile Zola – Moon in Aries
Aries Moon make an impression in whatever they do. However, beside that projection of strong personality is fiery (Aries) waters (Moon) in it’s constant ups and downs. If their Sun sign isn’t Cancer or Pisces, that is manifested not as moodiness, but as temperamental “my emotions first, and you have to know them“!
It is apparent that the willpower to continue living to the fullest regardless of previous hurtful incidences is one of the most admirable traits of the Aries Moon. Like a boomerang, these people shoot back harder after a fall. Collecting oneself from the shambles, dusting oneself and resolving to move on takes much courage and strength and forms the platform for purposeful living. The Moon in Aries are indeed people of strength that is not so evident.
To Aries Moon, what does not destroy them makes them stronger, and the journey is definitely more important than the destination. While the Aries Moon character is praiseworthy, there is a flipside to it. Making a fast progress from a failure often leaves no time to analyze the situation so as to gain valuable lessons from the fall. More often than not, it takes another brutal experience for the Aries Moon to obtain a lesson leading to a cycle of terrible life occurrences. This scenario is recurrent because they tend to forget or overlook the previous bad experiences too quickly. Although we understand that reliving the past or wallowing in self pity is detrimental, and those traits are what Aries Moon people really can’t stand, however, being too onward oriented has its mentioned consequences too.
The liveliness and zeal of the Aries Moon is not very easy to detect. This is because the innate wishes and emotions that are embodied by the Moon are often masked. With the progression of time and continued association, the hidden character of the Aries Moon is revealed to the others as their built up emotional energy is unleashed. Normally, people who are emotionally close to an Aries Moon native will be the first to identify their true nature. When in healthy emotional state, it is natural for Aries Moon to easily open up to others and to articulate their feelings and their jovial spirit allows them to cheer the lives of others. The exceptional exuberant delight in life, coupled with an extraordinary ability to show it to the world, allows these people to make admirable emotional connections with others. Examples of actresses who have their natal Moon in Aries are Meryl Streep, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman. Everyone who has been keen on these Aries Moon characters can attest that they are very ardent in their lives but can sometimes become too emotional.
In addition to the above-mentioned qualities, it is worth knowing that the Aries Moon naturally have a profound purpose of living but it takes much time for them to establish this function. Usually, they get gratification in knowing that they have a subterranean reason for being alive. However, their vigor for living thrives as they acquire wisdom. It is only natural that life comes with limits within which certain things can be attained so they must exercise patience in the process of growth. This growth then prompts them to achieve their calling in life in a mature manner.
The Moon in Aries are very keen about showing their true selves to the world and have it easy doing so. Unlike other people, it is their human nature that makes them valuable to the world hence giving them a standing in the society. The Aries Moon is likely to put too much effort into making all other people aware of them, their attitudes and their emotions. They often have something to tell the others and feelings to make known in a relationship. In their view, their opinions and feelings are extremely crucial to both themselves and other people and must thus be heard. Understanding this aspect of the Aries is often hard for other people who tend to perceive them as too selfish and self-oriented. For that matter, it is true that you can’t expect from a female of this placement to make a launch or a male to show up earlier home, if they have already made their plans, or their emotions leads them in another direction (of course, all the selfishness can be softened by another aspects in the Natal Chart).
With such an impulsive character, it is not uncommon for the Aries to go through disappointments. These usually stem from the fact that others overlook their untainted intent as they express and push for their needs. The positive side to this is that they have emotional buoyancy that shields them from going down the gutters. Often, the validation of others is so significant to them so if they don’t get it at home, they will instead shift their attention to other people who are likely to approve of their thoughts and feelings. Generally, an Aries Moon who is in a relationship that is devoid of affirmation becomes weary and tends to seek for another relationship where their interests are met. While no human being enjoys being unappreciated, the Aries in particular get very offended by anyone who takes them for granted.