“Life should be lived on the edge. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge – and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.” -Philippe Petit
Childhood and Emotional Responses
The moon is at home in Cancer and Aries is ten signs away from Cancer. Lunar Arians thus carry traits that are related to 10th house matters. Often, they were born to parents who are inexperienced in raising kids, or hard-lined disciplinarians who do not allow any room for mushy emotions. Sometimes, the parents might argue a lot, or they were born to single mothers who work three jobs and are constantly in motion. In these households, one is expected to be responsible for one’s own emotions. No excuse. Moon in Aries natives thus learn to deal with their own emotions. What upset them, what make them mad, angry, or sad are their own problems and they very much see other people’s problems the same way.
One’s moon sign does not only reflect one’s upbringing, but also one’s emotional nature. An Aries moon native is often very driven and is interested in having control over his/her environment. Their emotional responses are the combination of how they react to their parents and their own needs. So as driven, demanding individuals with parents who are either young, or always in motion, or always arguing, they learn very quickly to take care of their own problem via quickly identifying challenges and solutions and delving in to resolve problems before they become something more serious.
When there is a problem, an Aries moon will be on fire and everyone needs to get out of the way. There is a sense of urgency and immediacy with these individuals. They are not interested in hearing anyone’s explanation, because they were raised in environments where they have to look out for themselves first and foremost. The problem with this approach is they easily gloss over details, or they could have found a much better solution by listening to others. Aries moons do best when someone challenges their solutions by having an open discussion or debate with them; these natives will gladly admit that they are wrong once convinced that other people are having their interests in mind.
Aries is ruled by Mars. In their careers, as with all other aspects of their lives, Lunar Arians like to win, to stay on top of the game, to be the best at what they do, and to make big statements. They often work well in environments that allow personal freedom, flexibility, and opportunities for them to take an ownership of their work. Many Aries moons are interested in many different topics or subjects; they tend to try them all until they find something they really enjoy, and even then, they do not have a desire to keep up with one career for long. Once a challenge is conquered, they are out looking for the next big thing.
Aries moons often have very volatile relationships with their parents, especially during their teenage years. They usually leave home as early as they can. If the moon is in 4th house or the native has Cancer/Taurus placements, they might stay near their parents but still have their own place. The independence to do what they want, when they want is very important to them. After they move out, their relationships with their family members also improve exponentially.
In friendships, Aries moons like to support and protect their friends. Although they are not willing to nurture and hold others’ hands, they will be very energetic when it comes to organizing events, throwing parties, or aiding someone during crisis. Like all fire moons, Aries moons enjoy companionship with those they admire.
In love, an Aries moon wants to find someone who can keep up with him/her, while also seeing this native as the best. If you want to keep an Aries moon lover, throw them a challenge, give them a chance to be your knight in shining armor (FYI, this applies to both men and women). Also, remember to never tell an Aries moon what to do; explain, debate, argue but avoid dictating or caging them and they will give you the world.
Aries moons like it rough. They are so blunt and playful that at times it seems like nothing will get to them. Often these behaviors are just a cover-up for their sensitive hearts. As demanding individuals, they are easily agitated; however, it is a lot harder to anger them. The Aries moon’s reputation of easily flaring up and letting go is actually just how they behave on a daily basis.
An Aries moon is truly angry when someone put her down, cage her in, try to control or dictate her every movement. The Aries moon natives will get quiet and the ones that have angered them will receive a dead stare. Depending on the native’s mars, this person will approach anger differently; regardless, the Aries moon at this point has been set on a tunnel-vision journey to prove to those who dare to question their fiery hearts.