Dark Side of Aries: Arrogant, Aggressive, Hotheaded, Vain


It's All About the Mouth

There are three negative Aries personality types: aggressive, passive-aggressive, and just plain passive.

  • Aggressive Aries gets hopping mad about things he cannot change or control, like the Civil War or the way other people drive, and downloads his fury upon whomever is nearest.
  • The passive-aggressive Aries needs reminders to flush the toilet or renew his driver's license.
  • Passive Aries, helpless by choice, is neck-deep in repair bills, fines, and late fees. By not lifting a finger, he or she controls the whole house.

No one disputes that this first sign of the zodiac is gifted with energy and leadership ability. A positive Aries acts to fill a need, while a negative one fulfills Aries' needs. Ariens are almost always good-looking or think they are. But even if not, people are attracted because of their energy and Fire Sign warmth. Romantics imagine that youthful athletic Aries is their knight or warrior queen in shining armor. Eventually, their true colors show.

A positive Aries will grin and admit to being vain and sometimes selfish. A negative one will disguise her inflated ego and arrogance by saying she has "high ideals" or "radical politics," or insisting that her attitude makes for "good business." Along with Scorpio, they are the motormouths of the zodiac, talking forever and insufferably, like Al Gore (born March 31). Positive Aries cause controversy, as did talented writer Christopher Hitchens (April 13), author of a book-length exposé of Mother Teresa that made him many enemies. He smoked and drank himself to death— not unusual for Aries who, consciously or not, likes to be the agent of his or her own demise. And an atheist lawyer named Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13), who stood up for the Constitution's separation of church and state, was for decades "the most hated woman in America."

Aries have birthdays March 21 — April 19

An Aries Shot Andy Warhol

"He controlled my life!"
"He controlled my life!" | Source

Telltale Signs of Aries

Traditionally the sign Aries rules the head and face, and an Aries Sun or Aries Moon person can often be identified by scarring on the forehead or face or (these days) facial plastic surgery, like Steven Tyler (March 26).

But negative Aries is not about the head or what’s in it; it’s about the mouth. Complaining, begging, selling, and gossiping, their signature song is “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” composed by Marvin Gaye (April 2). The negative Aries or Aries Moon believes all truth is underground and he has a direct line to it. Original Star Trek actor George Takei (April 20) wrote a tell-all that bad-mouthed fellow Aries William Shatner (March 22). Takei later apologized and today scrapes along by issuing amusing or ironic tweets.

Negative Aries people relish delivering bad news, and— no surprise— love to talk about how much other people want them. Ariens score and string people along for sport and ego, like Warren Beatty (March 30), more famous for his sexual affairs than his acting. Aggressive Aries prefers loud abusive arguments to sex. Passive Aries will avoid sex or just lie there, joyously aware that this annoys and frustrates their partner. They won't say, "Let's split up." That dirty work is left up to you.

I have noticed that negative Aries people leave their valuables or purses out and open and lose them frequently. Often saying they hate money, capitalism, or the Federal Reserve, they feel that they are above money, but won’t consider marriage unless their financial stability is guaranteed. Love might be a factor, but the deciding factor for negative Aries will be a rich spouse or rich parents. Divorcing an aggressive Aries can be like taking candy from a baby because they are egoistic enough to think they don't need a lawyer. Aries' motormouth makes him or her a natural for sales work, and business-minded Ariens can build retail empires, like Sam Walton (March 29), Hugh Hefner (April 9), and F.W. Woolworth (April 13).

The sign Aries has masculine polarity, but while the men aren't hyper-masculine, Aries women often have masculine looks or mannerisms or wear the pants in the family. Don't tell them that, or they will rip your face off. Hollywood superstar Joan Crawford (March 23) had heavy eyebrows and wore square-shouldered suits that gave her a threatening look. She and rival actress Bette Davis (April 5), both Oscar winners, have throaty man-type voices typical of their sign. Like many Aries women, they look ugly from some angles and gorgeous from others. Even the cute former cheerleader named "Sam" (April 18) who is my aerobics instructor yells like a drill sergeant. Rosie O’Donnell (March 21) has a bellow to match her body.

Aries women are tough enough to handle traditionally male jobs, including U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (March 26), the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (March 26), and St. Catherine of Siena (March 25) who persuaded an exiled Pope to return to Rome. Like the ram that is their symbol, they can scramble to unprecedented heights: for example, racecar driver Danica Patrick (March 25) or pop star Lady Gaga (March 28), another ugly/gorgeous woman (who has been rumored to be a man).

Like any other sign, Ariens can go nuts, but doing it their way makes headlines. Assassin Valerie Solanas (April 9), a wanna-be actress, started her own personal Society for Cutting Up Men (SCUM) and eventually shot artist Andy Warhol because he wouldn't cast her in his movies.

Aries women often have masculine looks or mannerisms or wear the pants in the family. Don't tell them that, or they will rip your face off.

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jan 4 years ago

negative ariens sound scary - like joan crawford,

but they're still so lovable in the spotlight. could be because they're so exalted in the sun (their sun sign)

moon ariens seem very ambitious, and strong like their sun, but i noticed it is depending on the other planets strength. my brother has an arien moon, very courageous but the libra mars gives him that lack of drive in the career department, which really makes him go crazy.

Cinthia 2 years ago

I guess you're an Aries. Hahahahaha

ariespower9 2 years ago

Sylvia, thanks so much for this and all of your articles. You're spot-on about the dark side of Aries. I am an Aries Sun with the Moon in Libra, Cancer rising. Since I was old enough to observe the differences between the sexes, I've considered females to be the "other", even though I am female and straight. I speak in a throaty voice and know that I look good in 1% of photographs due to the angle. I have known some "negative" Aries and they rival Libra in the potential for passive-aggressive behavior. A good teacher points out your flaws with humor and sincerity. We all have flaws--why not laugh about them? It's also an opportunity for growth. Cheers!

shb 17 months ago

I have sun in cancer,moon in aries and rising sun in libra.All three are different in approach towards life.

one pulls me in one direction,other in exactly the opposite one.while libra tells a different story.

God help me.


Brandy 13 months ago

I agree with this entire article. I am an Aries woman march 29. And I am indeed ugly/gorgeous. People think I'm amazing in person but I have problems taking nice pictures. Always have displayed leadership qualities but I am very lazy and don't like to finish what I start if it gets too hard or lose interest. I have an interesting persona very funny outgoing adventurous and nice. I brag alot but mostly so people can agree and make me feel better. I definitely string people along when they are in love with me for my ego, or so I can use them. But when I do use people they enjoy it so it makes me feel like it's ok. I have recently discovered I am in love with a cancer. I'm 25 he is 22. If it doesn't work out I will seek another cancer. I believe it is a most thrilling match and I hope it works out. I've never felt this way about anyone. I feel like he is my moon and I am his sun. When we are together I always outshine him, but he is certainly more beautiful and elegant like the moon. Thanks for reading my comment hope it helped someone

Not me! Aries. 12 months ago

You took it "easy" on the aries in comparison to other signs. One would guess YOU are an aries. I can think of no other reason you would be so much harsher, or simply truthful with all other signs .. Yet hide so much of the negativity when it came to the aries. Shame on you .. Aries deserves to be scrutinized as much as the others.

I'm guessing it was too hard for you to be brutally honest about your own sign - aries .. Sound familiar .. That's an aries for you! Lol

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SylviaSky 12 months ago from USA Author

I'm an Aquarius.

Candi 7 months ago

I'm an Aries Sun & Moon and I found this article to be hilarious but true at the same time! I personally do think that Aries women are the strongest between the men and women of this zodiac sign (although it didn't mention it here because that would be a positive trait!) But Aries men seem to be very weak compared to the women and it's annoying. Also, I at times look ugly/beautiful in pictures and when people see me in person think I'm gorgeous (yep that was my ego speaking) temper is so bad I feel like I might set a fire off literally lol!!! This article was good and it didn't hurt my feelings because I defintely see truth in it. Oh, only thing I disagree with is the using of people. I have not ever used anyone to my knowledge :/ but anyway it was a great read!.......... Now, I just need to figure out my best side in pictures! Hmmm:)

Mary 7 months ago

I have dated an Arian male 22.3 never again totally selfish in a relationship. Arian women on the other hand I don't mind they r leaders, somewhat vain but underneath have a heart of gold.

DremeArcher 3 months ago

I was looking into the dark side of aries because an aries literally flipped from my best friend I couldn't live without into a horrible enemy. She's insecure, conceited, jealous and pretends she isn't being passive aggressive when she destroys my things and takes them. She gossips to everyone about me, and she messes up, alot. She has high hopes and dreams and never backs them up and she always seems to have the advice for everyone. When she gets nothing right. She lies just to be right and what's worse she's boy crazy. She can't seem to pull herself together but finds a way to have a miscarriage and unplanned pregnancies, she is often to blame but blames everyone. She used to be nice, warm, loving, and coool. However now she is just big headed and bossy because she feels a lack of control in her life. Aries isn't cute and their attitudes aren't either. I don't know why they get such positive attention it's utter bullshit. Sure there's Gerard and his passionate yet heart wrenching lyrics but that is like the tip of the ice berg with aries. When there is drama they want it to keep going in cycles, they want to keep suffering, and all the while ask why the hell they got there. Here's an answer get off your ass and stop expecting people to worship you. I guess your facade only is potent in relationships but people can see right through them outside of their romantic life.

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