As one of the most dynamic and fiery of all the zodiac signs, an Aries Moon transit can stir up a lot of stimulating, motivating, passionate, and headstrong energy.
Under this powerful Moon, life can feel like you’re at the starting blocks of a race… and the gun’s just gone off! Ready to go?
But does the daily Moon sign really affect us?
Here at the Moon School we know it does. So in this article, we’ll explore the impact of the Moon in Aries and how it can affect your daily life, emotions, and even your romantic life.
But first… what IS the transiting Moon, and why should you care what zodiac sign it’s in at all?
What does a Moon transit mean?
A Moon transit is when the Moon passes over a specific area of the sky, and its energy influences the astrological traits of the zodiac sign that it’s transiting. This can affect our emotions, moods, and behaviors, and can also provide opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation. This will all depend on the aspects and placements involved.
Although not a planet, as our closest (and fastest moving) celestial body, the Moon has a unique effect on life on Earth. The Moon spends between 1 and 4 days in a single zodiac sign. As she does, she receives and transmits a particular frequency of energy from each.
In astrology, the Moon influences our emotional needs and affects the way we react to the world.
She reveals who we are on the deepest levels of our being. So in many ways, the Moon is a key to our inner landscapes.
During any solar month, the transiting Sun sign represents the motivation and energy that moves us through life outwardly.
But the Moon has a more immediate yet subconscious effect on our lives. She symbolizes the deeper self, the self that exists beyond opposition to the ego. And in contrast to the Sun, she moves signs every few days.
Some people are highly attuned to the la Luna’s celestial shifts, while some rarely feel them at all (and this can vary from month to month, season to season, year to year).
But as a collective, the current Moon sign has a strong, but subtle influence on the energetic climate of our days. A collective horoscope of sorts.
So, if you feel her calling, it’s wise to keep track of her astrology…
Moon in Aries in your Birth Chart?
… then check out this post: Aries Moon Sign – Qualities, Traits & Characteristics
What does an Aries Moon transit feel like?
The Moon in Aries can feel strong, brave, wilful, pioneering, spontaneous, and just a little bit childlike at times! This is a very powerful lunar transit. When the Moon moves through the sign of the ram, it will often activate the more independent, forceful, and decisive sides of our personalities.
Meaning the Moon in Aries can be really great astrology if you want to tick tasks off your to-do list!
Aries comes first in the zodiac. So because it contains the energy of initiation, the Moon in Aries is a great time to take action on a new project. So if you’ve been procrastinating, and finding reasons NOT to begin, then this zodiac sign can bring a big boost.
As well as bringing physical and emotional energy to the fore, the Moon in Aries tends to rustle up excitement too! Meaning that you’ll feel eager, enthusiastic, and fired up about whatever challenges are coming your way!
As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries often embodies the child, and the young, fresh, innocent, and even naïve energy of this archetype. Often likened to the Fool in Tarot, this can make us feel spontaneous, and potentially a little impetuous, so beware of rushing into rash decisions under this Moon. You’ll likely feel tempted to take risks, push boundaries or make leaps of faith that would seem ridiculous under another sign.
On the negative side, Aries can be competitive, pushy, and dismissive of others.
Tunnel vision can take over at the start of a new venture, yet momentum can be hard to come by.
So if this is a day that you’re halfway through a long, and tedious task Aries’ restive energy is unlikely to help you stay committed.
How will the Aries Moon transit affect me?
Of all the Moon signs, an Aries Moon transit is felt through its strong assertive streak and pronounced need to lead.
So if today’s lunar transit is an Aries Moon, it could affect you in the following ways:
Increased energy and impulsiveness: An Aries Moon’s drive
Under today’s Moon is in Aries, you may feel a welcome surge of energy and motivation.
As a sign known for its passion, drive, and enthusiasm, under this Moon sign many people experience an eagerness to take action, and try new things. You may feel able to pursue your goals and desires with more urgency, courage, and self-belief than usual… which is no bad thing!
However, this energy can lead to impulsiveness and even rash decisions being made. This Moon tends to encourage us to act first and think later. So don’t be surprised if you end up taking a risk or making an impulsive choice, even if it’s not the best thing for you in the long run.
To make the most of this Moon in Aries energy, it’s important to find a balance between taking action and being thoughtful.
Yep, it’s far easier to say than do under this fire sign Moon. But try to consider the consequences of your choices before acting on them, and take steps to mitigate any potential risks.
Heightened emotions: Fire of an Aries Moon
When the Moon is in Aries, you may find your emotions are more intense and reactive than usual. Ruled by the red planet Mars, Aries is a sign known for its passionate and fiery nature, and la Luna’s watery, emotional influence can amplify these qualities.
You may feel more easily triggered by things that normally wouldn’t bother you, or experience mood swings throughout the day.
For this reason, a Moon in Aries can be a challenging time. You may feel more irritable or reactive than usual, making it SUPER important to take steps to stay grounded and soothe your nervous system.
If you struggle with a hot temper, you could consider avoiding situations or people that tend to trigger your emotions.
Take a break from social media, turn off the news, and wait until the Moon enters earthy Taurus in a couple of days’ time.
And, if you’re coupled up, then your romantic partner may bear the brunt of this transit. Sentimental displays are rarely favored under this Moon sign, but do your best to share with them on an emotional level what’s going on.
Are you a woman with her natal Moon in Aries?
Check out this post too – Aries Moon Woman – Traits and Qualities of the Zodiac’s Trailblazer
Focus on personal goals and desires: Aries Moon’s need for independence
When the Moon lands in Aries, many people feel a renewed sense of focus and motivation.
After the Moon has completed her cycle through the zodiac wheel fo signs, she returns here to Aries and this can serve as a kind of ignition spark.
Aries means assertiveness and self-confidence, and the Moon’s influence can really amplify these qualities. So under this astrology, you may feel more empowered to pursue your dreams and take charge of your life.
An Aries Moon sign can be an exciting time!
Like the energy of a new moon, you may want to take advantage of this sense of motivation and inspiration by setting new goals, making plans, or taking action toward your dreams. You may also want to focus on self-care and self-improvement, such as committing to a healthy habit or learning a new skill.
However, it’s important to be mindful of your own needs and limitations during any Moon in Aries.
The “go, go, go” drive of this Moon can be overwhelming for some, so it’s important to take breaks and rest when needed – don’t neglect that self-care this early in the lunar cycle!
Potential for competition and conflict: Aries Moon’s need to win!
With Mars as Aries’ planetary ruler, there’s an innate warrior-like quality of this Moon that can overshadow many of its more creative, compassionate, and fun-loving qualities (yes, Aries has those too!)
To put it bluntly: When the Moon is in Aries, there’s potential for conflicts and challenges to arise. Aries’ very headstrong nature means may find yourself feeling more irritable or impatient with others, or experiencing conflicts or disagreements in your personal or professional relationships.
Be sure to walk that fine line between confrontational and competitive, in a way that is responsible and respectful!
Be mindful of your communication and behavior as Aries energy can sometimes lead to a more aggressive emotional landscape than you intend.
Yet on the other hand, the Moon in Aries can inspire you to stand up for yourself and assert your boundaries. The renewed sense of self-confidence and empowerment may actually help you navigate conflicts with grace and assertiveness.
How does the Aries Moon affect the body?
If you’re physically affected by la Luna’s transit through the sign of Aries, then there will be no mistaking it.
When the Moon makes the shift from dreamy Pisces back to the “head” of the heavens – Aries – this is often felt in the physical body, as energy moves from the feet to the head.
Symptoms of the Moon in Aries can include headaches, sinus problems, earache, and dental issues. Any latent pain or discomfort may flare.
But on the plus side, any healing work you can do for this part of your body will have the tide of the Moon’s momentum to draw upon, making it extra effective.
The Aries Moon shadow
Every Moon has her shadow.
Shadows are rejected, hidden, suppressed, distorted, misunderstood, (or all of those) aspects of self. Our shadow traits rise up from the subconscious mind, often in totally unconscious ways, in response to triggers or BIG and difficult emotions.
Under an Aries Moon, the shadow can look like:
Shadow work under an Aries Moon
Aries can be a tricky sign for actually doing your shadow work because these firey Moons tend to have us on the go, getting active and focusing our efforts outwards. Yet it can be a great time to identify shadows, as our egos are in full swing!
Under this lunar energy, triggers often pop up in response to our interactions and relationships with others.
If BIG feelings are triggered, take note. Especially if it’s in response to a person you least expect any conflict or disagreement with. If this does happen, it’s a lesson. See this person as a reflection of a shadow trait that you need to look at, understand, heal, and integrate.
If you need to be supported through this, check out this 13-day beginners program on shadow work.
Or take a look at some of this related content…
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