In astrology, the moon is what governs our inner emotional nature. How we feel inside ourselves and what goes on inside us emotionally will be indicated by our moon placement. The moon is quite different from the sun as the moon is not necessarily what is shown to the world, but this is more the elements of our personality and ourselves that we keep secret and private. The people in our lives closest to us will most likely notice our moon sign traits more than our sun sign because we open up regarding our emotional nature and what goes on with more to the people we're close with. We rarely show our moon sign side to people we don't know and people who are merely acquaintances.
A person with an Aries moon has an incredibly defensive nature, and the reason for this is because when they grew up, they were constantly being challenged. The people in their lives tended to harm them and deal with them more aggressively instead of in a loving manner. When they were younger, one of the parents might have been a little bit aggressive within the household, or one of their parents might have just been slightly more aggressive in dealing with the Aries moon child. Through this Aries moon people develop a more defensive nature because they felt in danger when they were young. They felt that they weren't protected or loved, so they had to fight for themselves and stand up for themselves.
Aries moon individuals would have likely gone through a major disappointment at some point in their early life. They put a lot of trust and faith into a specific person and were deeply disappointed by this person at some point in their life. Through this, Aries moon has learned that they cannot rely on people and that people are most likely going to end up disappointing them in the end. This is the reason why an Aries moon feels that the only person they can rely on is themselves.
Aries moon people do not really like being offered any help or support in whatever they do. They feel that if they allow a person to help them or if they allow a person to support them, they will prove to that person that they are weak, or they will prove to that person that they're incapable of doing it on their own. This is why Aries moons get offended when people offer them help or try and support them in whatever they do. Aries moons become slightly irritated or aggressive when people offer their help because subconsciously, an Aries moon doesn't want to allow another person to help them. When they were a child, they were exposed to a situation where they put a lot of faith and trust into others and were gravely disappointed. Because of this reason, Aries moons have this subconscious fear of allowing other people to help them because they are afraid that they will be disappointed yet again and will appear weak and vulnerable if they allow other people to help them. If they put their trust and faith into other people, they can get hurt again, but if they don't, they most likely won't get hurt.
To an Aries moon individual, the world around them is both stimulating, thrilling, exciting, and quite scary and dangerous. Because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, Aries moon natives have this sense of not knowing who they are because they still have to discover themselves. Aries is the sign of birth; it's the sign of new beginnings, and people with an Aries moon do feel like everything they are faced with and everything they deal with is like this fresh new exciting experience. Because they do not know who they are, it's difficult for them to connect with some definition as to who they are in this world. They engage with many things in their life that can be exciting, dangerous, and thrilling so that they can eventually discover themselves through these many experiences that they have and all these people they engage with. Aries moons find ways to define themselves and to figure out who they really are.
When an Aries moon is stagnant, and when an Aries moon does not engage with many activities, it's very challenging for them to find themselves. Aries moon people can go a very long time without sleep. They can be so focused on wanting to experience a specific thing that they can often feel like if they sleep, they're going to lose out on the experience or waste vital time. A person who has an Aries moon always feels like they are in danger, and they always feel like their sense of tranquility and their sense of peace is continuously being threatened. Whenever an Aries moon is about to relax and enjoy themselves and be within the moment, they get faced with another frightening thing or another dangerous thing in their lives that they have to deal with before they can relax and be. Life tends to send so many challenges to people who have an Aries moon it feels like they can never be at peace. There's always someone arguing with them. There's always someone disagreeing with them. There's always something happening in their lives that causes them to not just be able to be.
Aries moon people were not exposed to a loving, caring environment when they were younger. Due to this, they do not know how to feel safe and secure in any environment or situation they're in as adults. They always have their guard up. They're always ready to defend themselves and they're always ready to stand up for that which they believe in and that which they want to fight for. Aries moons always feel that people want to fight with them, argue with them, and disagree with them, so they have this very argumentative defensive nature to them. They are so defensive and argumentative because when they were children, their parents and their family members most likely disagreed and argued with almost everything they said. Now they feel like they cannot stand in their truth without fighting for it. As soon as an Aries moon person has dealt with the drama and chaos in their life and feels like they can finally relax and be, another thing will happen in their lives that will stir up another pot of drama and intensity.
Aries moon people do feel their emotions incredibly deeply and very strongly. Aries moon people aren't your more sentimental coochie type of people; however, when they do feel something, it is very intense and powerful. An Aries moon person can get incredibly excited and happy when motivated and excited to do something. Still, then yet again, they can feel a great deal of pain and loneliness. Aries moon people do not necessarily know how to deal with their emotions and process their feelings. Whenever they experience a negative emotion, they can tend to rage or cry, or they do not know how to manage it, so they often lose control of themselves and their emotional nature. Aries moons struggle to keep themselves very well composed when going through tricky emotional things.
The opposite sign of Aries is Libra. Libra is the sign of partnerships, and it's a sign of getting together with other people so that they can help you in your life. When a person has an Aries moon, Libra is the opposite sign to their Aries moon. This means that when they go into a dark space, they expect other people to fix their problems, help them, or fix them. What can very often happen is an Aries moon person will expect another person to do something for them or fix something in their lives for them, and when this person does not do it, they get furious at this person. They'll start blaming this person for everything that's gone wrong in their life. They'll throw all their negative emotions and thoughts onto this person.
The shadow side of an Aries moon is when they become incredibly dependent on others to give them their inner emotional happiness and satisfaction because they don't know how to reach this inner satisfaction on their own. They can tell another person they are miserable and they don't know what to do with themself or how to fix themself and ask the other person to fix them, and then the moment that that person can't fix them, they get angry. They get aggressive and want other people to fix them but also do not want to cooperate with other people at the same time. On the other hand, when they aren't feeling depressed and down and aren't living in their darker states, they do not want people to help them. They do not want people to impact their lives and what they're doing whatsoever. For example, when Aries moon is happy, they don't want anyone to influence anything in their lives. They want to take charge and do everything on their own. However, when Aries moon is in a more depressed, miserable mood, they expect everyone in their life to fix everything that's wrong with them and their life.
It is tricky for Aries moon people to cooperate with other people because they do want the guidance and the input that these people can give them, but the moment they appear weak and the moment they appear vulnerable, they back out they find it very difficult to open up and allow themselves to appear weak in front of other people. They know that other people's input and guidance can help them, but they're too fearful actually to let people know what's happening with them. They want people to think that they are these strong, influential people who are not burdened with what is happening inside them.
Most of your Aries moon natives would have had some kind of thing or situation or scenario that happened in their life where they were served a lot of injustice. They could've been treated entirely unfairly, and however, things turned out with the scenario or whatever the case may be was incredibly unfair and unjust towards the Aries native. The Aries native did not deserve this to happen to them. They did not deserve this person to treat them this way, but it did happen at the end of the day. It did happen, and because of this, an Aries moon native feels like everything in this world is so unfair. Nothing is ever fair. They never get what they deserve. they never get what they need.
Aries Moon people need to learn that when they experience negative emotions and when their emotions become tricky and tough for them, they mustn't fight and argue with the people in their lives. They mustn't become defensive; they mustn't become aggressive. They tend to shield themselves with this aggressive defensive kind of behavior, whereas they're actually really hurting inside. Aries Moon people need to allow themselves not to be so defensive and not fight so much for themselves because they exhaust themselves at the end of the day. They run in these circles in their emotions where they get flared up, aggressive and angry, and then they react to this anger and become more aggressive and angrier. They feed into this anger and aggression within them, and they build this volcano of anger and aggression within them that keeps erupting. They need to learn that they do not need to defend themselves. They do not need to win. They do not need to show other people that they're solid or capable. They are automatically capable already just being who they are; it does not need to be proven.
An Aries moon will always argue and always fight with a person who disagrees, but they must learn just to let it be. People are always going to disagree with them. People are never going to always agree with them, so they have to be happy and at peace with the fact that there's always going to be some kind of disagreement or fight in their life. There's never going to be a point in their lives where everybody agrees with them, and people completely love, nurture and support them. Coming to terms with this will help them not be so aggressive and not have to stand up and fight for themselves the whole time when they're doing things in their lives and dealing with people.
The tension inside an Aries moon person is high. When an Aries moon person is in a more tense, aggressive mood, you can cut the tension in the air with a knife. Usually, when you feel this tension around this Aries moon person, you can expect them to snap at some point. Aries moon people can often be quite snappy, and they get agitated very quickly. They snap at you, and then they pull back, and then they're fine again. They have these moments where they lose their cool for a bit, but they're back to normal again shortly after. Aries moons need to snap at people and get a bit aggressive with people because when they do this, they feel like they're releasing tension. They'll feel like there is tension or anxiety that's folding up inside them, and they need to lash out at someone, and as soon as they've lashed out at someone, they feel calm again.
Very often, an Aries moon person will shout at a person to help themselves feel a bit calmer and a little bit more at ease. Because these people do not know how to deal with their emotions, shouting and snapping at people is one of the only ways they know or are aware of how to process what they are going through. Because the moon symbolizes our more private intimate emotional nature, you will not necessarily notice an Aries moon being aggressive and snapping at every single person they engage with. An Aries moon person will only really show this to people that they have known for quite a while and or that they're very close with. Because the moon symbolizes our more private deeper emotional nature, generally, Aries moon people do know how to keep themselves cool, calm, and collected when they're in public; however, it's a completely different story in their private lives. They tend to become very snappy and very agitated with the people in their lives when they do not know how to process and deal with their emotions. However, it might not be the case when they're in public. In public, they can seem very cool, calm, and collected depending on their sun sign and the rest of their natal charts.
Aries moon people are on an immense journey to discover themselves and to find themselves. Whenever I talk about Aries, I like to use the analogy of the baby. A baby is entirely fresh in this world. A baby doesn't have an identity, yet in a sense, Aries moon people can adopt many different kinds of identities and personalities throughout their lives as they try to find an identity that they can connect with. When an Aries moon does not react to the situations in their life through aggression and impatience, and when they've learned to be more patient and peaceful, this is when an Aries moon would have most likely found themselves and connected with their true self. When an Aries moon person doesn't know who they are, they don't know where they're going or what they need to do in their life; they are this more restless, agitated type of person. However, this sense of agitation and restlessness continuously fades away when they know who they are and have connected with their purpose.
Most Aries moon people do not know how other people will react to their behaviors. This is why when an Aries moon person does something, many people will wonder if the Aries moon uses their mind or think about their actions and what they're doing. Because an Aries moon person doesn't have much awareness of how their actions and what they do will impact other people, these people can often test the limits. They can push boundaries because they aren't sure what other people's boundaries are. Aries moons are incredibly fast learners. You likely do not have to show them something twice and they will pick up on something instantly.
Aries moon people aren't your most academic people, but they learn very fast. If you're going to present to Aries moon person with a thick book and tell them to memorize every single page in that book they might struggle. However, if you're going to show them how to do something or a specific technique, they will pick up that technique very fast, faster than most other people. If you show an Aries person how to use a new program or teach them a new way to do things, they will quickly pick up on this.
People with an Aries moon are highly creative individuals. They have this natural ability to create and to manifest things in their life, but the problem is that they spend too much energy on the wrong things. They spend too much energy fighting with themselves inside their heads, fighting with other people in their lives, disagreeing with other people, and just tackling the wrong things. If they had to direct all this intense energy within them to something creative, they could create something incredibly profound. I'm going to use another analogy. For example, an Aries moon person is a fire that burns. They can choose to burn destructively. They can destroy everything around them. They can destroy the forest, homes, and people or choose to burn constructively. Instead of destroying the forests and the houses and everything, they can bring warmth and power to the people. There are two ways fire can be used. An Aries moon can use fire for destruction, and an Aries moon can use fire for warmth and energy. An Aries moon person needs to learn how to direct this inner fire towards a positive outlet and not a destructive outlet.
Your typical Aries moon person has very little fear in them. They will engage with almost anything. They will go where people are scared to go. They will embark on things that are incredibly scary and intimidating to other people, and they won't really feel as scared doing this. They actually love the rush and the thrill of engaging with something that is dangerous. They're fighters at hearts, but it's also essential to bear in mind that a lot of this fighting energy goes toward fighting for those they love and those they care for. When they can see the people in their lives being maltreated, they will not hesitate to put themselves into intimidating, dangerous situations to defend them. The majority of the aggression that Aries people have in them is to fight for the people they love. It's not actually for themselves. An Aries moon person will fight much longer and much harder to defend and stand up for a person they truly value in their life than what they would fight to stand up for themselves. Being the fighter and the protector for their loved ones in their life is incredibly important to them. When it comes to love, a person with the moon in Aries will want to taste the strength and the sincerity of the love of the person they're with. An Aries moon person can often do things that cause their partner to doubt them or cause issues in the relationship. Still, the main reason they're doing this is to see if their partner loves them enough to push through this.