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Suzanne White

Author • Adventuress • Astrologer

 

Aries

  • Your best

    • Color: Yellow
    • Flower: Impatiens
    • Fragrance: Vetiver
    • Tree: Apple
    • Flavor: Lemon/Lime
    • Birthstone: Diamond
    • Lucky number: 12
  • Your favorite

    • Food: Meat & Potatoes
    • Animal: Ram
    • Drink: White Wine
    • Spice: Cloves
    • Metal: Aluminum
    • Herb: Oregano
    • Musical Instrument: Trombone
  • More About Aries

    • Element: Fire
    • Is a: Cardinal sign
    • Ruled by: Mars
    • Motto: "I do"

Who are you?

When they are in top form (which is often) Aries are: valorous, dexterous, affable, gifted, enterprising,well-meaning, quick-witted , lusty, daring, persuasive, competent, honest and thrifty.

But at their worst, Aries are promiscuous, willful, excessive, gullible, sanctimonious, authoritarian, rigid, belligerent, self-indulgent, isolate , brash, tightfisted, pushy and obstinate beyond all reason.

The very essence of Aries is vigor. They are born dynamic and spend their lives demonstrating a titanic ability to accomplish both manual and creative tasks in a trice. They are single-minded, capable and charmingly, babyishly naïve.

Aries is symbolized by the Ram. The dictionary version shows us a horned beast with cloven hooves. Rams are ramrod strong. They are also famous for tumbling slews of Ramsels in distress. So not only are they powerful, Rams are uncommonly sexual.

This Ram portrait - aggressive, pushy and adolescently horny - is about right on where your average Aries human is concerned. Aries people are hard driving go-getters who invariably overdo and over achieve. Aries is the first sign of the western zodiac - untested, unsophisticated and genuine to a fault. Aries charges through life, bumping into obstacle after obstacle then getting bravely up, only to wonder where the lumps and scrapes and bruises came from. He holds no grudges. He'd rather forget the whole ugly experience and carry on as though nothing had happened.

Aries live mostly in the present, ignore disagreeable memories and do not belabor the future.

Aries are believers in life with a capital L. They really trust in their heart of hearts that everything is going to work out all right. When it doesn't. They simply pretend that it did.

Aries are not even remotely brainless. But they are stubbornly naïve. They protect their innocence and refuse to admit to cynicism or cunning. People born in Aries don't fare well in shady dealings or tolerate folks who have dubious motives. For most Aries, if the world were a perfect place, life would be chockablock with nice people who do nice things for each other in a verrrry nice atmosphere. Obviously, Aries are often disappointed in others.

Aries are also forthright. They blurt out exactly what they think. They adore spontaneity, prefer not to have to plan ahead and don't mind having to react instantaneously. This absolute worship of the seat-of-the-pants method of action can cause others to misapprehend Aries's motives. But not to worry. Aries are unusually true blue. They don't like to lie (unless they're lawyers) and just about never conceal their intentions. In fact, they don't seem to have deep-seated intentions. Just facts and results.

When, as a penetrating Scorpio, I shoot past the surface of a typical Aries to peer inside the soul, I get this head-over-heels Alice in Wonderland falling sensation. The Aries chasm is deep. So I fall and I fall some more. When I finally hit bottom, I have to creep around on my hands and knees picking up rocks and turning over pebbles looking for a shred of soulful emotion. Aries are doers and goers who get on admirably with the business of life. Aries always favor outcome over emotion. They claim to love luxury and pleasure. But whenever they get some lush leisure time, they find themselves bored and hurry up to get the down time over with so they can jet back into action.

In love, Aries are devoutly committed. However, due to their obsessive naïve, they are stunned when love fails. "She left with my best friend. I got home from work. The kids were missing. No dog. No furniture. They were all gone!" Poor Aries. For ten long years, he didn'tt hear his wife's complaints or notice her numerous flirtations or understand her emotional needs. She said "feelings" and he went out for a beer or cleaned the garage or signed up to work as a ding-dong Santa for the Salvation Army.

So if you love one of these brave, soldierly creatures, don't expect to be drowning in fountains of emotion. But then, on the plus side, you won't have to put up with much depression either. Just pretend you are in love with Forrest Gump and get on with enjoying how talented your Aries partner is for fixing the plumbing, decorating the family room and taking the bus.

The best long term partners for Aries are Gemini. You people have the same childlike senses of humor. And Saggitarians make super mates for Aries people. They both love action and adventure and travel well together. When the Sagittarius needs quiet time to read about philosophy, the Aries spouse can keep busy taking the garbage out.

Librans can probably put up with the hyperactive Aries because Libras understand balance. But Aries should never take up (for more than a quickie) with Cancers or Pisces or Scorpio people. No common ground in the feelings department.

Professions? Aries can do anything that requires keeping perpetually busy. They make wonderful painters and sculptors and ceramists because they are precise and work so well with their hands. I don't see much hope for Aries psychiatrists or private detectives or CIA agents. So Aries should stick to hands-on jobs like engineering and architecture and designing and plumbing and heating and sewing and surgery and maybe even driving the bus.