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Meditate on Aries, Mars and 1st House Energy

When learning astrology, it’s important to remember that while individual people can have both the positive and negative traits of a sign, we should try to abstain from labeling people in negative and aggressive ways. Doing so creates negative stereotypes, which do hold some truth, but don’t serve society in healing. It’s okay to note them for the purpose of learning how to overcome them for yourself and others, but when we start to blame and label, “this person is a jerk, so all Aries must be jerks” we end up perpetuating the root causes of what eventually turns into a form of racism. 

And as we all know, racism is a form of hate. To catalyze yourself and society, we have to role model more productive and healthy ways to deal with this energy that we can all tend to have on varying levels. If you deal with your own Aries energy, such as being aggressive with your words towards people, this will help you to understand how to be supportive of others struggling with aggressive energy.

With that being said, sometimes aggressiveness is necessary when defending yourself against another aggressive person who refuses to stop. There is a very fine line however, between self defense and turning into the person you’re against. This shows they hold power over you when you act like them. 

It takes a great deal of discernment to
learn the difference and wield your power both autonomously, like a positive version of this sign does, and wielding your power destructively like a negative version of this sign does. Heal yourself first, work with this energy in your own life, and then look to see how you can promote positive, healthy healing in other’s lives. 

And only use this aggression when there are no other options. It takes a great deal of courage and restraint to hold yourself back in a triggered society, but the lessons you learn from it will amaze you and push you to new heights both spiritually and in the material world.

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While meditating on this energy, ask yourself where you see it in your own behavior. Where does your impulsiveness show up in productive ways that help you move forward? Where is it showing up in destructive ways that are holding you and others back? How can you build on your positive passion energy? How can you work on strengthening emotional control? Do you have healthy outlets for your anger? Or are you just letting it fly whenever and wherever? Journal writing is a great way to track your emotions. Don’t monitor yourself when writing. 

That’s a great time to “let it rip.” Get it out of your system. Then when you’re ready, sometime later, go back and read what you wrote and ask yourself, “What can I learn from myself when I’m angry?” Or just in general, what can you learn from what you’re writing that will help you improve your behavior. 

These kinds of exercises will start to help you build a healthy spiritual or emotional foundation in life and carry you through tough times. You grow stronger the more you work with who you are, instead of doing things haphazardly like this archetype might. You are brighter and more powerful than your natal chart and can overcome all things. When you meditate on this fire sign, write down any thoughts or ideas you might have.

The Pioneer of the Zodiac

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, embodies the spirit of adventure and pioneering. People born under the sign of the Ram are known for their boldness, courage, and determination. They are natural-born leaders, always ready to take the initiative and charge forward into new territories. Their energetic and spontaneous approach to life can sometimes be misinterpreted as aggression or recklessness, but in reality, it stems from their innate desire to explore and conquer new horizons. This Ram energy is also known for independence and competitiveness, which can drive people born under this sign to push beyond their limits and achieve great things.

Mars: The Planet of Action and Desire

Mars, the ruling planet of this fire sign, is the celestial body associated with drive, energy, and desire. It represents our inner spark, our passions, and our will to take action. Mars’ influence can manifest as aggression, competitiveness, or a strong need for independence, but it can also fuel our creativity, motivation, and sense of adventure. In a chart, Mars’ position reveals how we express our desires, how we handle conflict, and how we channel our energy. By understanding Mars’ role, we can gain insights into our inner drives, our emotional triggers, and our capacity for action and achievement.

The 1st House: The House of Self

The 1st house, also known as the Ascendant or Rising Sign, is the most personal and intimate part of the horoscope. It represents our outer persona, our physical appearance, and how we present ourselves to the world. The 1st house is where our sense of identity and individuality takes shape, and it influences how we interact with our environment and the people around us. The sign on the 1st house cusp, along with any planets placed in this house, reveals our natural talents, our strengths, and our weaknesses. By examining the 1st house, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our life path, and our role in the world.

Exploring the Cosmic Connection With the Aries Archetype

As you reflect on this warrior energy, take a moment to tune in to your inner world. Imagine the energy of this sign through you, as you, driving your passions and desires. Or think about instances where this energy shows up for you in life through experiences, situations, people, media, books, history, and other places, as well as feelings and emotions. Picture the bold, adventurous spirit of this archetype and learn it intuitively which will help you to read and understand astrology better.  This inner reflection can also help you better understand your motivations, strengths, and sense of self.

Here are some images to help get you started. But you can also make it a game to find other inspiration on the internet during your day to help continue your understanding.