In celebration of the birthdays of all the Aries Rams out there, I’ve come up with 5 reasons for their astonishing efficiency.
Aries is action-oriented. Your friendly neighborhood Aries understands the secret behind true effectiveness: “Just Do It.” Nike wasn’t the originator of this idea—every Aries type since the Stone Age has had the urge to act immediately on a good thought. Keeping Aries from acting—now that’s an entirely different issue. Sometimes impulse control is a concern! But the Aries ability to take action and to act now, without waiting for undue consideration, means that Aries has access to spectacular timing and often shows up first in line.
Aries is the rugged individualist. Aries is willing to do it herself and often feels nobody else would do it fast enough, soon enough or efficiently enough (a trait they share with Capricorns & Virgos). It’s just plain easier to simply do the thing and get it done, and the mere idea of showing someone else how to do the job and then standing aside while they do it (most likely badly) frustrates Aries to tears. The Aries tendency to believe that no one else could do the job better or faster than he can is sometimes off-putting, but who can argue with results? On the other hand, here’s a hint to the Aries types out there: if you want to grow a business, you must learn to delegate. Nuff said.
Aries has drive. Mars types have abundant energy—more than they need. They must use it up somehow. Regular exercise is the key to keeping the Aries person in balance both in body and mood. Aries men and women must find ways to burn off that excess drive, otherwise irritation and anger can dog this upbeat, driven person, creating contentious social circumstances that make it hard to progress in love or career. “When all you have is a hammer,” etc. etc., but who wants to volunteer for the position of nail? Oh, and another whisper to you Aries types: don’t live in a constant state of excitation (however good that might feel), or you’ll burn out your adrenals.
Aries can start over. There’s nothing like the hope that dwells in the Aries soul—it’s made of iron. This sign gifts its natives with the ability to begin again after even the most crushing blows life can deal out—and to begin again with a freshness and innocence that makes the Aries type seem almost untouched by the past. Scorpio hates this Aries trait, because Scorpio holds onto resentment longer than anybody, but Scorp also has to admit that the resulting freshness seems to keep Aries types young in body and soul.
Aries cuts away the dross. Garbage, waste, loose ends—these all have no place in the Aries existence. How can such vestigial trappings even stick to someone who is moving so fast? Aries is unattached to and easily lets go of anything in the way of forward movement. The Aries type streamlines every space simply by barreling through it. You want to get the job done? Hire an Aries. You want a fresh start? Live with an Aries. You want love to be reborn every spring? Marry an Aries.
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