Each sign of the zodiac manifests its energy along a spectrum of expression. When you are expressing the highest vibration of a sign you have nothing but the highest praise and appreciation for the qualities of that sign. When you experience the lower vibration, less evolved expression of that sign's qualities sometimes it's hard to appreciate the range of the full expression.
For the first sign of the zodiac, ARIES, the low vibration expression of this dynamic, Mars-ruled energy, is ARROGANCE and AGGRESSION.The ARIES war cry sounds like: "WHa!!! What about ME? It's all about ME!" The self-centeredness of a low-vibration expression of ARIES is exhausting.
One often thinks of ARIES as courageous and forward moving but the opposite expression (which is always present in its mirror form) of this daring boldness is FEAR and FEAR, when expressed in ARIES form looks like ARROGANCE and AGGRESSION.
You can find ARIES energy in a chart by looking for the Sun, Moon, or other planets in Aries, North or South node in Aries, the Sun or Moon conjunct Mars (the ruling planet of ARIES), or planets working their energy in the 1st house of the chart, which is the ARIES house.
If you want a good fight or if you want to feel irritated enough to feel like you could be engaged in a fight, stimulate the FEAR response of an ARIES-type person or a person
whose ARIES energy got stimulated by your behavior. Personally I will not engage in fighting nor do I enjoy spending time with people who behave in an arrogant manner. I find that behavior rather tedious and developmentally infantile, which it is considering that ARIES is the baby of the zodiac and sometimes, if the person has not engaged in a sufficient amount of honest self- viewing and implemented some arrogance-deterring triggers in themselves, that type of behavior can be hurtful and inappropriately outer-directed. It's funny because as self-centered and self-referring as Aries types can be, when they are in reactive mode and are not checking their own internal responses they can lapse into aggressive behavior and alienate those with whom they really wish to engage.
Now that we are fully in the Aries time of year with both the ruler of Aries, Mars, and the chaos-maker of the Zodiac, Uranus, also in Aries, you will really have to watch your own temper, your own hyper-reactiveness, your own aggressive impulses, and your own ability to manage ARIES energy by tapping into the harmonizing and calming effect of the opposite sign of the Zodiac, Libra. Aries energy in its lowest vibration expression keeps us in caveman mode. In its highest vibration expression ARIES uses its strength and courage to engage in more relational (Libra) expression.
Which ARIES expression are you activating today?
Cindy Morris, msw, is a practicing astrologer and writer for over 30 years. She is the author of Priestess Entrepreneur: Success is an Inside Job , co-author of Reclaim Your Intuition, The LOVE Books, and numerous short memoir stories. Cindy has a Masters in Social Work, has run a successful flower shop, was raised in the Bronx and now lives in Boulder, CO where she collaborates with intuitive healer and crystologist, John Corsa in their Ignite Your Soul Potential transformational work.
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