Personality Traits of an Aries Moon Sign

A Fiery Mix of Brutal Honesty and Courage Under Fire

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Children born under an Aries Moon are enthusiastic, flexible, pioneering, and bold. On the flip side, they can be reckless, impatient, domineering, and impulsive. They have a tendency to engage in the emotional equivalent of flame wars: One minute they're all fired up, spewing dragon's breath; the next they'll stop you cold with a cut as chilly as an Arctic blast of wind. If you're up for brutal honesty, Aries Moon folks will let you know exactly where you stand. While you might get scorched by their candid confessions, you won't ever be able to accuse them of not telling you when something's wrong.

The Lunar Aspect

The location of the Moon on your natal chart will let you know how you're likely to respond when all hell breaks loose or if you're under attack. Your moon sign relates to the kind of mothering you got, and those with an Aries Moon were encouraged to be emotionally independent. Aries Moons are courageous in a crisis, and rush in to protect others, even taking crazy risks.

This Moon also has the Aries challenge of learning through trial and error the best ways to channel outbursts of negative energy into less destructive directions. An Aries Moon may fear their own intensity as it can trigger intense reactions in others. That's why it's so important to find ways—and mediums—to fully express that explosive emotionality at the heart of who they are. 

Positive Traits

Aries is a naturally optimistic sign, and Aries Moons have a great capacity to rise from the ashes of almost any ordeal. In their fiery hearts, they know that Spring will come again, no matter how dark things appear at the moment. And while they do feel with intensity, it's this very trait that keeps them from lingering too long in heavy emotional moods.

The Moon in Aries has a luminary quality that can make them sought after as friends and lovers. With their flashy charisma, they can easily lift the spirits of those at a low ebb. But be warned! They need stimulation in return. If there's no quid pro quo, they'll be heading for the exit soon enough. They simply can't tolerate restrictive or boring situations.

Darker Aspects of Aries Moon

Aries Moons are impatient and restless, which can be tough on those who love or work with them. Stability isn't really their wheelhouse. Their comfort zone is more about leaning forward into new, compelling situations. They are natural disruptors of the status quo because they're more at home in a charged atmosphere rather than one that's routine. If they seem pent up, it's likely because they're ready for the next big thing to come along. They're most alive living on the edge and meeting new people.

Aries Moons sometimes must go through a lot of ramming and raging before they find balance with their fire element. Those who lack self-awareness or life experience can be self-destructive, as well as difficult to be around. They sense the truth of a matter right away, and when others "just don't get it," they can become extremely confrontational. They are well able to pierce through confusion without sugar-coating but their brutal honesty can be hurtful, although they don't usually use their sharp perception as a weapon. Still, they can exhibit a mean streak if they feel pushed into a corner.

The Challenges of an Aries Moon Romance

The Aries Moon is tempestuous, courageous and a great lover of personal freedom. In general, fire sign Moons are compatible with other fire and air sign Moons. They'll need a romantic partner who won't be easily cowed by their big energy.

Aries Moon children don't mean any harm when they cauterize emotional wounds with a verbal blowtorch rather than with the application of a soothing balm. Their words may be brusque, but often their medicine is a blinding truth that otherwise might go unsaid. In relationships of all kinds, count on them to keep it real, fresh and honest.

After a cathartic argument, it'll be time to kiss and make up, and then the smoldering passion of the Aries Moon will re-emerge. If you can handle getting singed now and again, burying the hatchet can be an unforgettable experience.