The ARIES Woman
So you’re in love with an Aries girl. I don’t know whether to congratulate you or sympathize with you.
When Byron wrote that “Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart; ’tis woman’s whole existence,” he forgot about the Aries woman. She may think love is her whole existence, but she’s too vitally absorbed in the world around her, not to mention in herself, for it to be the beginning and end of her life. She can get along without a man easier than any female you’ll ever meet.
Of course, getting along without a man is not the same thing as getting along without romance. She’ll always need that hero of her dreams to yearn for in her heart. He may be long ago and faraway-or hiding just out of sight and touch, somewhere in tomorrow’s mists-but she’ll think about him in an April rain. He’ll haunt her when the first snow falls, when she hears a certain song or sees lightning flash. However, while she’s yearning, if there’s no male around in actual physical presence, she won’t miss him terribly. Anything he could do, she can do better-she thinks.
The Aries Woman Is Determined To Take The Lead
The Aries girl will open her own doors. She’ll also put on her own coat, fight her own battles, pull out her own chair, hail her taxi and light her cigarette without any masculine help. Doing it herself is, to her, the fastest way to get it done. Naturally, this doesn’t set too well on the vulnerable male ego. The Mars girl is determined to take the lead, to be the first to move to action, and that includes the action of making the first advance in romance.
Aries females are the most likely of all the Sun signs to do the proposing, especially if the man is slow about naming the date. And that’s about as early as you can safely show your feelings-when she proposes. Before that you’re taking a chance. Be very careful about moving in on an Aries girl. She wants to be the leader in the love affair. Better be sure you have her heart safely in your pocket before you try to grab her around the waist and kiss her goodnight. Otherwise, she may give you a sharp right hook to the jaw and run like a frightened deer.
A Man Who Resists Her Impact Always Intrigues Her
Don’t be misled. The reason for her running isn’t maidenly modesty. She’s not afraid of your passionate intentions. Those she can handle. Her flight is based on the fear of getting tangled up with a worshiping slave or a lovestruck puppy dog, either one of whom would bore her to tears. Be casual, keep her guessing, and the chances are she’ll chase you into a comer instead. A man who resists her impact always intrigues the Aries woman. She can’t understand why she isn’t overwhelming him with her obvious charms. Then her Mars ego will leave no stone unturned to prove she’s desirable, even when she has no lasting interest in him.
Scarlet O’Hara Is The Very Epitome Of The Mars-Ruled Aries Woman
Scarlet O’Hara is the very epitome of the Mars-ruled Aries woman. Like Scarlet, the Aries woman will gather every available male for a hundred miles around to her feet, while her willful heart yearns for the one man she can’t have for one reason or another. Like Scarlet, the Aries woman can quickly adapt for survival if necessary, without whimpering. Both the O’Hara and the Aries characters are tough enough to defy convention, face an advancing army, or even shoot a man through the head with icy calmness, : if he threatens her loved ones.
Never was Scarlet more Mars-like than when she was starving, alone and friendless, and without waiting for a man to come to the rescue, she clenched her fist toward heaven and shouted, “I’ll survive this . . . and when I do, I’ll never be hungry again … If I have to lie, cheat, steal or kill-as God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!” Much later, her emotions shattered, her beloved child dead and the one man she loved about to walk out of her life, this typical Aries woman was still able to say, “I’ll think of some way to get him back. There’s never been a man I couldn’t get, once I set my mind on him. . . . After all, tomorrow is another day.”
Her Shining Optimism And Faith In Tomorrow Can Be Mighty Uplifting
Yes, Scarlett O’Hara creates a vivid image of the first Sun sign of the zodiac, with all the Mars strength and ability to bounce back after tragedy; able to play the female role to the hilt, with fluttering lashes and a well-timed tear, but just as able to take over a man’s job when the men aren’t around. A careful study of Scarlett’s character can give you an excellent understanding of what you’re in for with an Aries woman-and naturally, also the rewards you can look forward to after you’ve been brave enough to claim her. Her aggressive drive may be hard to take, but her shining optimism and faith in tomorrow can be mighty uplifting.
The Aries woman is rather a pushover for flattery, if it has an honest base. Let her know you admire her, but don’t be too flowery or sugary about it. Her loyalty in love is gigantic, as long as you keep the sentiment alive, for she is deeply sentimental. There’s the typical Arien contradiction in her: she doesn’t want to be obviously chased, yet she quickly loses interest if you’re too detached. She doesn’t want a completely domineering male, but neither will she warm up to a man who sits adoringly at her feet. Before love can bring her happiness, the Aries woman must meet the eternal Mars challenge-her strong desire to control the lover, conflicting with her secret wish to be controlled by him. Unbelievably idealistic, sometimes she searches in vain for that brave knight in shining armor, who will sweep her off her feet, conquer the world, hand it to her gently and yet never sacrifice his manhood. Since he exists only in fairy tales and the myths of King Arthur’s court, the Aries woman often walks alone, without a star to guide her. Her days are bright and full of excitement, her nights are sometimes dark and full of longing. Yet, when her defeated dreams become smoldering ashes-just as you think the flame is dying, Aries leaps up to build another fire.
Do Not Neglect Her Talents And Abilities
She must be proud of you to love you. But don’t be so important that you neglect to notice her talents and abilities. Though she’ll demand a lot from you, she’ll give double measure in return. The Aries woman can be generous to a fault with her time and sympathy, cheerfully sharing her possessions and money, but when it comes to love, she’s downright stingy. “What’s hers is hers” in the romance department, and it will take very little to set off a jealous explosion. Don’t admire your favorite movie actress in her hearing, or pay too many compliments to her girl friends. The man with an Aries wife is safer with a male secretary. If she’s not first with you in every way, you’ll soon wonder where all the intense passion and thrilling emotion went so fast.
Celine Dion, French Canadian singer and businesswoman, Born, March 30.
When the Aries woman has been really hurt, she turns from fire to ice. Her fire bums hot and dies quickly. Her ice can be eternal. Memorize that, if you care deeply about her-and it’s doubtful that she’ll stand for you caring about her any other way. Aries plays for keeps.
She puts the loved one on a pedestal, expecting him to live up to an impossible image of perfection, stubbornly refusing to look at his clay feet, until they become too muddy for even her to miss. Never criticize the lover, husband or children of an Aries woman unless you’re wearing an asbestos suit. She’s capable of being demanding, selfish, and making cutting remarks when you dampen her hopeful plans. Yet, she can also be gentle, devoted and cooperative when she’s met halfway.
She Prefers The Company Of Men To Women
Since she prefers the company of men to women, and solicits admiration from every male she meets, be he nine or ninety, you’ll have plenty of chances to feel the stabs of those little green monsters of jealousy. Forget it. As fiercely possessive as she is of you, she won’t put up with your possessiveness of her for an instant. The Aries woman insists on complete freedom, before and after marriage. You’ll have to trust her wherever she goes and whatever she does, though she won’t have that kind of faith in you (unless she’s learned the hard way to keep her emotions under control if it kills her, which it almost will). It’s not as bad as it sounds, because she’ll be faithful, once she’s really yours.
An Aries woman is seldom able to love two men at the same time. She’s simply too honest for such deception. Barring unusual circumstances, she’ll let you know clearly that love is dead before going ahead in total commitment to someone else.
The Aries Woman Is Capable Of Both Deep Passion And Mystical Idealism
This woman is capable of deep passion and mystical idealism, woven together in strange patterns. In any relationship she feels is real and forever after, there will be no holding back, no feminine wiles, coquettish tricks or silly games. Her love, like her speech and actions, is direct. There’s something clean and fresh about the utter simplicity of her emotions, but even so, they often get her into waters way over her head. You may have to tame her a little, but she’ll accept it with surprising docility if she really loves you.
Mars Females Are Often Career Girls
Mars females are often career girls. They can handle almost any profession a man can handle, from stock broking to real estate. They can also turn a nice ankle or profile in strictly feminine occupations like modeling and acting. It may be difficult to get her to give up her job for you, if it’s a real career or profession. She may toss it overboard for a period, while she’s suffused with the glow of romance and picturing a storybook cottage for two beside the sea (typical of the Arien imagination that leads straight to the happy part and ignores the dull part). But when the cottage begins to need a paint job, the roof starts to leak and the first fine rapture dims slightly, she may be anxious to dig out her social security card again. Let her. She’ll be far happier and more loving-even more gentle-if she’s allowed to fill her idle hours with something that interests her. Mars emotions, unfulfilled, can look for molehills of frustrations to build into huge mountains of trouble.
There’s Practically Nothing This Woman Won’t Tackle
There’s practically nothing this woman won’t tackle. If it’s a challenge or just something she thinks she wants to brighten her life, she’ll make some kind of a stab at it whether it’s practical or not. I know an Aries woman who was forced for financial reasons to live for several years in , two rooms with a husband, five active children and a dog.
That kind of an arrangement can get a little cramped, and just contemplating it might give a woman with any common sense a few doubts. Not a Mars female. This one coped somehow, though she may have let it goad her into a few tantrums. In the middle of the situation, when an astrologer read her natal chart and pointed out that her planetary aspects showed a long period of great hardship in her life, she was puzzled and intrigued. “When does it look like it might happen?” she wanted to know.
They Are Impulsive And Believe In Miracles
This same impulsive Aries woman got a sudden urge one day to add another dog to the group camping out in two rooms. She felt the family’s male pet needed a female companion. He looked lonesome. Besides, the children thought it was a rollicking good idea. The discovery that the second dog wasn’t housebroken threw her only temporarily. Like a determined drill sergeant, she assigned every member of the family their turn at scrubbing the carpet. After she saw that it would never be the same again, she surveyed the situation and made a decision. To get rid of the second dog? Of course not. She was secretly hoping there would be puppies someday soon. The money would just have to come from somewhere to get a new rug. Funny thing-it did.
As for the puppies, she was sure some miracle would happen to move the entire crowd into a new apartment before the happy event. Funny thing-it did. Miracles have a way of happening to those who believe in them. Aries women certainly believe. Sometimes to the point of foolishness. Her rash ways can get her into some complicated pickles, and she may have a few gray hairs before she learns how to avoid the same pickle twice. Aries is not noted for learning from experience. The spirit is willing, but the disposition is headstrong. There’s no use to try to caution a typical Aries female with the biblical warning, “Pride goeth before a fall.”
Her interpretation of the phrase, since she first heard it in Sunday School, is “When your pride goes, you fall.”
The Aries Girl Will Never Succumb To The Charms Of A Wolf
Never worry that your Aries girl will succumb to the charms of a wolf. She’s immune to wolves and playboys, and in far more danger of being seduced by an idealist with a cause, preferably a lost cause. But even with him, she’ll assert her individuality frequently. It will never be completely conquered in the Mars woman, though it can be subdued by the right man. She’ll buy you gifts, loan you money, nurse you through illness, and help you get a job.
And she’ll expect the same from you.
To Aries, Love Is Equal Sharing
She’ll deny it vehemently (she does almost everything vehemently), but when she’s miserable, you should be miserable. When she’s happy, you should be happy. To Aries, love is equal sharing. She’ll expect to share your razor, your bank account, your friendships and your dreams. In return, you can share hers. Of course, her razor may be broken, her bank account a little overdrawn, her friendships slightly scattered and her dreams too large for you to swallow. But she’s not selfish with them. Keeping a secret from her can drive her wild, and it’s not a good idea to drive an Aries wild. Don’t ever embarrass her by your grammar, clothing or behavior in public. She won’t embarrass you, at least not in these matters.
She Admires Strength And Tries To Imitate It
To injure her pride or dampen her enthusiasm will almost break her heart. Others will constantly be doing just that to her. The world resents a female who talks back to it, and who thinks she’s smarter than everyone else. When she discovers she really doesn’t run the universe after all, she’ll come running into your arms in tears, her world all dark and dismal. Then you’ll have a chance to see her as she really is, defenseless and vulnerable in the extreme, for all her outer confidence. She’s not really Tugboat Annie. She’d just like to be. She admires strength and tries to imitate it. The Aries idealism and optimistic faith in human nature is often dashed to bits by reality. Comfort her with tenderness at these times, and you’ll probably never lose her. Always defend her against her enemies. She can never forgive you if you fail to fight for her or take her side. (But be prepared to make up with them when she does, which may be quickly.) She’ll also defend you. An Aries woman will throw away fame or fortune defiantly right in the face of anyone who hurts a friend of hers. If she loves you, her indignation will have no bounds. These women are nothing if not loyal.
These Women Are Nothing If Not Loyal
As a wife, she may be quite a handful. There will probably be outside interests, because home will seldom be enough for her creative energies. Don’t expect her to be a happy little cricket, chirping away contentedly by the hearth. She’ll be a competent enough cook, and she’ll keep the house spanking clean-at least the part that shows. She’ll sew on buttons and iron shirts, too, but she won’t like it. Still, she’ll do it when it’s necessary. (An Aries woman can do almost anything when it’s necessary.)
There’s undeniably brittle side to her nature, and she may agitate you more often that she soothes you. But she’s exciting and certainly never boring. Then there are always those moments of softness that belie her strong drive-for a man who has the patience to bring them out.
You’ll rarely find her complaining of illness or fatigue. Just when she’s in pain, she’ll expect tons of sympathy. Although you may have to sit on her to get her to go to bed when she has a raging fever, be prepared to wait on her hand and foot when she has a toothache.
She Needs To Know All The Minute Details
This is not the woman to call and tell you’ll be working late at the office, unless you enjoy creating Fourth of July fireworks in the middle of February. She won’t mind keeping the gravy hot, but she won’t like not knowing where you really are, and what you’re really doing, and she may call back to find out. The Aries wife will probably make an excellent impression on your boss, if you can keep her from telling him how to run his business.
She won’t mind going out to bring home the bacon when you’re temporarily out of a job, but she can never respect a man who makes less money than she does (though an Aries woman would never leave a man for this reason-she’d be more inclined to make excuses for him). If she has a rare spell of letting herself go, the first word of disapproval from you will send her flying back to the mirror and perfume bottle. (In this way, she’s as feminine as Eve herself.) A flattering comment about your secretary’s new hair style will do the same thing, but it’s more dangerous. Besides, you were warned to hire a male secretary.
She Is Sensitive To Almost Everything!
There’s a vain streak in a Mars woman which makes her sensitive about everything from her age to an innocent remark about how tired she looks, which she may take as a hint that you think she looks like an old hag.
Keep the passion and romance alive in your marriage, or she’ll be miserably unhappy. Aries will waste little time changing any situation which causes unhappiness, and that can lead to a hasty separation or an impulsive divorce. In most cases, letting her handle the family checkbook would be unwise, but you can try it, if the bank is game.
The Aries Woman Usually Is An Overprotective Mother
As a mother, she’ll see that the baby is clean, happy, healthy and loved. She probably won’t pick him up every time he cries, fuss over him or overprotect him. But her children will get lots of warm, impulsive kisses and bear hugs. An April mother will teach her youngsters to believe in leprechauns. She’ll take them for walks in the park, and point out the sparkling necklaces left on the lawn by the fairies when they danced under the moon where others might see only the early morning dew on the grass. Aries women create a magic world of fantasy for their children. It’s where they live themselves. She won’t be a permissive parent, she’ll insist on strict discipline, and will probably be very fortunate in raising her offspring to be independent adults. Her favorite weapons of child psychology are: a wooden paddle, bedtime stories and goodnight kisses.
She Can Be Unreasonably Temperamental
This woman can be unreasonably temperamental, and create some violent scenes. But her quickly aroused temper will splatter like summer hailstones and soon melt away. She’ll never hold a grudge, seek revenge, indulge in self-pity or bitterness. After an emotional storm, her optimistic, April nature will return like the rainbow suddenly appearing after a shower. Lots of people will tell you an Aries woman is completely masculine, but don’t you believe them. She’s all woman underneath her flashing, forceful exterior, perhaps too much woman for the average man. But, of course, a knight in shining armor isn’t an average man. Are there any lonely, courageous knights out there? This is the fair lady of your dreams, worth all the dragons you’ll have to slay to win her.
Don’t forget that she bruises easily, in spite of her bright, brave smile. (That’s just her shield against hurt.) If you can turn the ram into a lamb, you’ll have a woman who is honest and passionate, loyal and exciting-though she may be a little impulsive, bossy and independent. Well, you can’t have everything, you know. The Aries girl will help you find your lost illusions and she’ll have a fierce faith in all your dreams. You don’t have any? Borrow some of hers. She has plenty to spare. If you believe in her just as much as she believes in you, you could make some miracles together.
Excerpts taken from Linda Goodman Sun signs
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