Aries Sun With Moon Signs

The Lunar Side

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Each Aries is different, and it begins with your moon sign, which is the emotional base of the birth chart.

Your Aries sun imbues you with the bursting energy of spring—how lucky is that? When others are wilting from fatigue, you're getting a second wind. Your high spirits can be contagious, and your gift is being able to begin again and again throughout life. 

Having a cardinal (forward thrusting) sun sign has you leaning into life as you walk. Your moon sign, then, is how you restore yourself after a day of go-getting. It's how you refill the well and unwind. It's also your comfort zone—how you recover from any blowback (you are a fire sign after all) from those closest to you. 

As a fire sign, you want to watch out for burnout. That's when you're brittle and quick to anger and everyone around you walks on eggshells. Your sign is naturally aggressive-assertive. That's how you roll. But you need downtime too, and your moon leads to those needs.

Your moon sign is the softer, more receptive side of your personality. That's good to know, because your sun is Mars-ruled, making it one of the most, if not the most active sign in the zodiac.

Find out about your moon by looking for the symbol on your birth chart.

Aries Moon

Double Aries! You restore yourself with more action and situations that demand courage, and you are able to think on your feet. You are quick to react emotionally and open with your feelings, even difficult (confrontational) ones. You thrive on fresh starts in love and life.

Taurus Moon

If you have a Taurus moon, you are a very sensual lover, with the passion of a fire sign. You are forceful about getting what you need, financial and emotional stability. At times, you are a set-in-your-ways fighter. You have the patience to see a project through and the ability to settle into a productive rhythm.  

Gemini Moon

If you have a Gemini moon, you are animated and social. The fire of Aries is whirled by the lively air of this moon. You have an emotional hunger for variety, ever-changing work, and the currency of ideas. You are potentially a flighty lover but always a fun friend ready to act on the fly. You relax with books, magazines, the internet, and conversation.

Cancer Moon

An emotionally perceptive Aries has a Cancer moon. Loving and loyal, you are a dangerous cornered animal when you are wounded. You are likely to close out others defensively to avoid having your feelings hurt. Sun and moon square in this combo, so your way of being at times clashes with your emotional nature. 

Leo Moon

An Aires with a Leo moon is motivated when your heart's in it, and you love to be in love. The Aries spirit for initiating with this moon surges out from the personality, the distinct shine of the self. You are a natural leader at home in the spotlight, and your creations have a style that's one of a kind. You relax by playing impromptu games, doing things just for fun, being with kids, or getting wrapped in the embrace of an ardent lover.

Virgo Moon

Having a Virgo moon is an odd mix, with Aries looking before leaping and Virgo's caution and need for order. You thrive with a steady routine that feels efficient. You enjoy being at the (Aries) creative edge in situations that make sense and are not out of control. You relax with solitude and by tuning in to the needs of the moment. 

Libra Moon

An Aries with a Libra moon is one who is always checking his or her self in the mirror of relationships. You are at home melding energies with one another. There can be wild swings to either extreme—of considering only me and only we. The sun and moon oppose each other for a lifelong meditation on being a free individual that thrives in the give and take of relationships. You relax in beautiful, artful places, away from the maddening crowd. 

Scorpio Moon

A Scorpio moon is a naturally guarded and self-controlled moon, at odds with the outbursts of Aries. You seek experiences of emotional catharsis, deep love, and the creative process. You are emotionally perceptive and powerful when channeling that intensity into your highest goals. You relax with vigorous exercise or lovemaking.

Sagittarius Moon

The Sagittarius fire moon accentuates the free-spirited nature of Aries. You are loyal to life experience and chafe at being slowed down or restrained. You dream of adventure travel and learning new things firsthand. You relax by experiencing physical feats, having sexual encounters, socializing, and trekking across new terrain.

Capricorn Moon

A Capricorn moon makes for an emotionally guarded Aries who has enormous drive and is a formidable competitor/opponent. The sun-moon square means there's ongoing inner tension, via conflicting drives for self-containment versus being led by the raw impulses of the creative self. You relax with fortifying meals and exercise and by planning your next moves.  

Aquarius Moon

An Aries with an Aquarius moon is one who can seem remote and strangely unemotional. There's a compatible pairing when airy, expansive instincts meet the creative fires of Aries. You are happiest when in the mix with eclectic, bright people and thrive when following a fascination. You could have unusual (to others) taste in lovers. 

Pisces Moon

A mystical Aries with a Pisces moon is one who finds peace with lots of time alone and good habits of self-care. You experience a bewildering lack of boundaries at times. An Aries' desire for self-definition blends with Pisces' moon desire to dissolve into the background, as part of all of life. You thrive with artistic outlets and encouragement from a thoughtful inner circle.