Aries

Positive traits: Strong, blunt, commanding, magnetic, energetic, passionate, optimistic, analytical, fair-minded, introspective, action-oriented, transparent, spontaneous, authentic, independent, self-motivated, tactful, exceptionally intelligent 

Negative traits: domineering, disorganized, forgetful, intense, temperamental, stubborn, emotionally unavailable, over-demanding, uncooperative, pretentious, intolerant, impatient, arrogant, inconsiderate

Wam, bam, it’s Aries the Ram! People born under this sign give the “people say things about me that I barely knew about myself” a whole new meaning. Alas, they’re put on a pedestal, whether they want it or not, because they’re the #1 of the zodiac! People love to hate and hate to love them for one specific reason— they’re literally the $#!#, and everyone [including them] knows it. Though they’re friendly, likable, and often mislabeled as a “social butterfly”, let’s just say they aren’t as inclined to big friend groups and have selective sociability. They’re adamant about their tribe consisting of like-minded people who can keep up with their fast paced energy and satisfy their need for constant physical, mental, and intellectual stimulation.

Not to say they aren’t popular or interactive with different social groups, but it’s safe to say they don’t vibe with them [or do they really care to]. One part is they don’t care; the other part is they get bored easily and quickly. Consistency lies within the self and not so much the external world for this sign. They aren’t self-centered– they’re centered within themselves. Note the difference. In a world where confidence is generally lacking and co-dependent, it makes sense why people are quick to assume nothing but the worst. It also makes sense why dynamic Aries needs to keep the distance. Let’s be honest, nothing drains an Aries more than senseless, ignorant people who plague bigger social settings. Some people call this pretentious; Aries calls it the protection of their energetic space.

… but here’s the thing about Aries. No matter how much they’re doing now, they know they’re capable of more. They find ways to grow their to do list so they can pour their energy into something worth nurturing. It only makes sense to why they have a larger than life trophy case with a long standing list of titles and leadership they’ve held. More reserved Aries, nevertheless, are either gifted students, athletes, artists, or intellectuals. Other Arians who underperform compared to their peers, so to speak, are exceptionally gifted individuals who simply don’t apply themselves for whatever their personal reason may be. However, these individuals often have a strong social presence among their peers [or have potential to].

Additionally, this sign is magnetic who comes at anyone or anything with their convictions. Though their warrior energy can be rather intimidating to many, the fighter within them never goes unnoticed and is the beaming light of hope for those with the pleasure of being in its path. Of course, this means people see them as the type who they’d want them fighting for but not fighting with. Confrontation is second nature to Arians as their fast acting mind and mouth often deliver tactfully before their opponent can check in. A more developed Aries especially does what they can to practice mindfulness and be a champion of the underdogs– even though some feel this sign plays devil’s advocate with the underdog. Yes, this sign may be exceptionally competitive and love winning. This doesn’t mean they’ll go to any extreme to make it happen as they are fair-minded and are more concerned with upholding their integrity.

Arians are far above the average, mundane, and petty behaviors and lifestyles of most people. On the other hand, an underdeveloped Aries often exhibits the traits of a beta trying hard to be alpha— despite the fact this sign is alpha by nature. Sometimes the natural alpha inflates their self-image which therefore clouds how they perceive and treat others, themselves, and all in between. This behavior is a result of the subconscious insecurities stemming from their self-perceived shortcomings. In other words, Arians often stress themselves out and/or exhibit the the domineering, unpleasant side when they personally feel they haven’t done or achieved enough. More specifically, this is likely a recurring theme for them that has [or can] complicate friendships, relationships, and pretty much all aspects of their personal lives when they start holding themselves and anything associated with them to unrealistically high standards.

The issue here is Aries is almost too independent whereas many people are co-dependent. Considering Aries shares an axis with balanced and fair Libra, they benefit more from learning the beauty of interdependence than going at everything by themselves. Independence is where their ultimate hand of power lies, and of course, can be used for better or for worse. Interdependence, however, is much more enriching and beneficial to Aries because it preserves their valuable energy while making others feel needed as well– which is often a setback with Aries when it comes to the family unit and their career as they are inevitably going to lead somewhere… somehow. Many feel this sign is neglectful and inconsiderate of others’ feelings when this isn’t necessarily true– almost everything is intentional with Aries. They’re just more upfront about their intentions whereas most people aren’t.

With the Arian warrior complex, however, they may find it easy to neglect their physical [and therefore mental] health which only frustrates the entire process they worked so hard putting into motion. One shall not mislead themselves with their hard-A attitude, however, as they often amount to less [on purpose] simply because the world can’t handle how powerful they truly are. Because Aries leads the zodiac as the #1, it entails a certain obligation they are subconsciously always trying to answer to. They are driven by self and individualism, yes. However, growing themselves is how they contribute to the world. The undesirable traits mainstream sites brand Arians with are usually a result of our social world belittling their fire when their fire fuels movement for themselves and the collective. They work hard and channel a great deal of energy into their goals to manifest a desirable life on par with their champagne taste. Above all, they’re the sign who [metaphorically speaking] wants to have the party where everyone can enjoy the finer things.

This is why it’s important for people born under this sign to learn how to slow down and just be. Because Aries is usually so driven even in their earlier years, they grow more youthful with age [as weird as it sounds]. In the grander scheme of things, their personality drawbacks are relatively easy to overcome given they minimize ego and control their tempers. Thankfully with time, Arians will do exactly just that. They’re simply passionate and focus on what it is they love. All is not lost with Aries as they are the fighting force moving us all in a better direction.

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