[ad]In the comments section of What keeps you from straying, two readers shared their experiences with trying to break up with an Aries:
Noctule: The Ram that latched onto me regarded me as their property to such an extent that breaking up was impossible. I even said that it was over, that I didn’t want anymore, and the Aries totally plowed that statement down and latched onto tighter…. I wonder if the majority of Ariens or people with heavy Arian influences are this oppressive and tunnelvisioned.
BlahBlah: I broke up with my [Aries] boyfriend in October of one year and he still considered us together all the way through February of the next year and kept pestering me about getting back together.
Aries is the “my way or the highway” sign of the zodiac. Being the first, its concern is its own needs, period. If you look at the progression of the signs of the zodiac from a developmental perspective, there is a movement from personal to relational to collective or transpersonal concerns. Just looking at the fire signs, you can see this progression: Aries is the initial burst of vitality, channeled towards initiating a project or satisfying an impulse. Leo concerns “play” as well as the need to be recognized (by an “other”) and to express warmth and generosity towards others. Sagittarius relates to one’s passion to explore the world and understand the codes of ethics/philosophy/religion that keep us functioning together as a society.
Aries can be egocentric. The sign opposite the Ram is Libra, which is all about taking into consideration the needs of others. The sign of the Scales balances the deficiencies of Aries. To some extent, Aries’ needs are the only needs that matter. If they’ve got an objective or desire, they’re going to hurtle down the track whether you hop on the train or not. The problem is that some Aries can be bullies, and they will pull you on board even if you don’t want to go along for the ride.
Comment below: Share your experiences with Aries … the good, the bad, the ugly.