Fire And Fury: Why Aries Gets Such A Temperamental Rap
As the youngest sign in the zodiac, Aries marks the beginning of an astrological journey that concludes with the 12th sign, Pisces. If Pisces represents the ancient and infinite, Aries is all about the here and now. Quick to anger would be putting it mildly when it comes to the fiery ram, as this Mars-ruled sign is in their element on the metaphorical battlefield. Their explosive temper can and often does cost Aries precious personal and professional relationships, which is a shame because you won’t find a more generous or exuberant ally–provided you keep on their good side. Keep reading to find out how your sun sign approaches Aries and, more importantly, how to maneuver around the cosmic ram’s rage.
Aries (March 21 – April 19
This may seem like a no-brainer because of course Aries & Aries should get along like a house on fire, right? Well, you’ve got the fire part right! When these two rams team up expect tempers to match and horns to lock, with many a stubborn stand-off in the stars. If you’re willing to back down even a little and meet your fellow Aries halfway, this could be the ultimate dynamic duo.Read More »
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
It’s a mistake to assume that gentle, Venus-ruled Taurus won’t show their own horns when they start seeing red–and boy does Aries loves to stir the bull’s blood! Confrontations are a given with Aries, and passive aggression will only incite their scorn. Unless you’re willing to suffer some serious skirmishes with your equally stubborn counterpart, you may have to be the peacemaker when conflicts arise.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your sign is so social and naturally amiable that it’s easy as pie to win over vivacious Aries. In fact, many astrologers site Aries and Gemini as one of the best romantic pairings in the zodiac thanks to their perfectly balanced traits, positive and negative. While other signs are quick to flee the infamous Aries temper, you take it in your Mercurial stride, and are always game for a lively debate.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You are far too protective of your personal space to let the rambunctious ram run amok, and it’s rare to find the mysterious moon-ruled crab in Aries’ social circles. While you prefer to turn inward when seeking the solutions to your problems, Aries jumps into action, with a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later. Aries tends to feel overly criticized by Cancer, and tires quickly of trying to meet their seemingly impossible standards. In order for these two signs to get along, there will have to be an agreed-upon code of conduct.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
As a fellow fire sign, you understand Aries’ passion and drive, and admittedly possess an equally volcanic temper when pushed to your leonine limit. The lion and the ram make exceptionally good business and creative partners, as both resist inertia and are always looking at the big picture. Romantically you’re similarly simpatico, so long as you can both curb your competitiveness (a common obstacle for attention-loving fire signs).
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
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While organized and fastidious Virgo can’t help but side-eye some of Aries’ messier antics, there’s a begrudging admiration for the feisty ram. Virgo appreciates Aries’ self-assuredness and conviction where their goals are concerned, and is hardly perturbed by their stubbornness. Both have a lot to offer each other, provided they can overcome negative first impressions.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
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Like any gracious host, you’d never come right out and accuse Aries of being a bad guest, let alone show them the door. But make no mistake, the well-mannered, Venus-ruled Libran can’t help but be a little repulsed by the ram’s blatant disregard for social graces, as well as their stubborn refusal to meet the opposing side even halfway. While friendship is certainly possible–provided both parties are willing to do a lot of compromising–romantic alliances likely won’t last.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
While your cosmic neighbor Libra abhors Aries’ lack of consideration for others, the secretive scorpion typically views the young ram as an amusing diversion to pass the time or annoying younger sibling in need of being taken down a peg. For all their tantrums and outbursts, Aries is an innately trusting sign, and therefore prone to falling prey to Scorpio’s admittedly twisted mind games. Unless common natal traits are shared, it’s unlikely that these two signs will see eye-to-eye.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The independent archer and rebellious ram are a surefire hit. Personally and professionally, these fiery sidekicks compliment each other exceptionally well, with Sag’s zeal for adventure and Aries’ outspoken courage ensuring a clear-cut path to their mutual goals. The only instance in which Sag and Aries may come to blows is over–you guessed it–who gets to be the center of attention.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
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Ruled by solemn father figure Saturn, Capricorn appreciates Aries’ unshakable determination and ability to follow through with plans. Nonetheless, the sea goat is unwilling to tolerate the ram’s immature, frankly uncalled-for reactiveness. As the third oldest sign in astrology and overseen by a wizened planet to-boot, Capricorn is often considered too old for youngster Aries, with a vastly different approach to getting what they want.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Your highly individualistic personality is a magnet for Aries, who admires your cool reassurance under pressure and criticism. The philosophical water bearer encourages the ram to pause and observe the world around them, as well as the world within and, in true Aquarian fashion, beyond. This can be both mind-boggling and overwhelming for the tactile and mostly reality-rooted ram. An Aries-Aquarius friendship is often one of mentorship and shared ideas, rather than personal attachment.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
As the twelfth and oldest sign in astrology, Pisces has undergone incarnations in all of the previous signs. As a result, this has gifted the fish with a deep empathy and open mind. You’re seldom quick to pass judgement, and cruelty isn’t a word in your vocabulary–unless you’re left with no other option. And sadly, Aries often leaves you with no choice but to swim away. You simply don’t understand their tantrums and need to be right all the time, nor do you like having your sensitive nature scoffed at as a weakness. Relationships between Aries and Pisces can be fruitful, but sadly short-lived.
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