Astrologically, the Moon rules the nurturing response and instinctive nature. The sign in which this planet is placed, colors how we react to life. A person with Moon in Aries expresses their emotions quickly and impulsively. The individual is quick to take care of others, and is fiercely protective towards loved ones. They have an independent and natural response to life that says, “I need to take care of myself.” Moreover, the Moon in Aries tends to put their own needs first and values an independent emotional life. Comparatively, the person nurtures and fosters independence and confidence in others. However, they also need to have things their own way and dislike being pushed around. The reigning need is for self-actualization and they don’t cope well with frustration, compromise or acting “needy.”
Red Raw Emotions
Those with the Moon in Aries need to express themselves honestly and openly. The emotional life is direct, and these people are rooted in their physical and instinctive natures. Emotions are red raw, they’re often accused of being touchy, forceful and constantly craving new experiences and excitement. The individual resents emotional repression and they need to do things on their own terms. They can be accused of acting childish and resorting to temper tantrums. However, there is a natural self-confidence deep within, and they rarely hold grudges. The Moon in this sign will always seek challenges where they can assert their uniqueness. This person can be perceived as being aggressive, strong-willed and assertive. They relate to experiences as means to self-realization, excelling in positions where quick reactions and decisiveness is needed. Moreover, there is also great originality, inventiveness and confidence. Aries is the pioneer of the zodiac and there is a reigning need to be first and best in everything, and others are often impressed by their innate dynamism and leadership skills.
Moon in Aries is happiest when in the midst of things-as long as there is plenty to do, he feels engaged in life. Being in the midst of a hurly burly atmosphere suits him best, and he needs an honest and direct exchange of feelings. Moon in Aries cannot handle emotional games and nebulous undercurrents. Instead, he needs to know simply that he is loved, because this charges his own emotional batteries with the fire that is his element. Demonstrative, passionate relationships later in life are related to straightforward emotional feeding. By Debbie Frank