Linda Goodman is renowned best selling astrologer who has written books on Astrology and in depth knowledge of Signs, which has redefined the way of Astrology. This post is based on Linda Goodman’s Book “A NEW APPROACH TO THE HUMAN HEART LINDA GOODMAN’S LOVE SIGNS” for the Love Compatibility of Aries and Aries.
|Fire – Cardinal – Positive||Fire – Cardinal – Positive|
|Ruled by Mars||Ruled by Mars|
|Symbol: The Ram||Symbol: The Ram|
|Day Forces – Masculine||Day Forces – Masculine|
Then rather curiously they both snapped out the same
I wonder is it proper and dignified for an Aries person like myself to analyze the 1-1 Sun Sign vibrational influence between two Rams – to describe what it’s like when they blend their compatible but equally combustible natures, as friends, neighbors, relatives, business associates, lovers or mates? Let me consider it for a moment. All right, I’ve considered it. Of course it’s proper.
Who’s better qualified? No one. As for being dignified, receiving a Dignity Achievement Award has never been my chief goal in life. That settles that. So let’s get on with it. I can’t stand waiting around for things to happen, can you?
First, we should probably discuss the number of mistakes it’s possible for two Rams to make, in a close association. Gigantic. Simply gigantic. Still, the number of successes can also be overwhelming – and since Rams are so frequently compelled to impulsively jump into puddles head first (Aries always leads with the head), it won’t be so lonesome being stuck upside down in the
mud, with a kindred soul for company.
When these two strong egos first mix their personal auras, clear the field, and count down for the blast-off, which is usually a surge of spontaneous empathy. It’s really such a joy to discover a positive, enthusiastic, and open personality, after being stuck with all those squeamish squares, and boring wet blankets – the secretive, stingy ones, and especially those cold, unapproachable people who freeze you, when all you’re trying to do is be friendly. No wonder there’s such an instant rush of mutual admiration! Each Ram will find it a blessed relief that the other one isn’t all stuffy about things like extravagance, impulsive behavior, rash speech, and being late for appointments. Not only that, now there’s someone who will go to the dentist with them, and not think they’re “sissy.”
Most Arians hate two things equally: (a) going to the dentist – and (b) having someone take their picture “candidly” or otherwise. Sitting still and posing while the photographer adjusts lights in a studio is almost as bad as submitting to a molar tooth extraction or root canal work, because it gives you all that time to decide you’re ugly, which is equally as grinding a pain to the self-conscious
Rams, who are ultra-concerned and somewhat vain about how they look. (Astrologically, Aries rules the physical appearance.) The Ram’s fear of the dentist is in no way, however, a reflection on Aries courage. Mars supplies these people with all the courage they need, and an extra helping of it anytime they ask, even on very short notice. Their dread of the dental drill is an isolated hang-up, and mustn’t be construed to mean that Rams are cowards. They simply don’t like anyone messing around with their heads. That normally includes drugs. It definitely includes eyes, ears, nose and mouth – also the brain – which means don’t mess with their opinions either. Most Aries females, for instance, dislike going to beauty parlors. Beauticians are so bossy, and they simply will not comb your hair the way you tell them, or part it where you order them to part it. After all, it’s not their hair, it’s your hair, but give them an inch, and they’ll snip off four. The Aries woman may impulsively, to her later regret, cut her own hair drastically too short, or crooked – but let someone else turn her into a shorn lamb, and she’ll be furious.
As furious as she’d be with herself. (Aries is not at all selective about anger.) Girl Rams would rather go to the extra trouble of washing their hair at home than suffer a hair stylist who thinks he (or she) owns their heads. The Aries sensitivity related to anything connected with the head area is really pronounced. You’d be sensitive about your head, too, if you had a dozen or so scars scattered
around on your head and face you began collecting in childhood, from crashing into things (and people) head first. As for the “extra trouble” of doing something themselves, that’s no large thing. Rams almost never mind going to “extra trouble” for themselves, or for others. When it’s for others, the extra trouble stems from the generous impulse of the Mars-ruled souls to give more than may be needed of their time, money, love, loyalty, and everything else. When it comes to themselves, they tend to bring on the extra trouble by creating problems where none would exist if the situation were left alone. “Leaving well enough alone” seems like silly advice to a Ram. Why should anyone be satisfied with “well enough”? What kind of a goal is that when, with a little effort, well enough can be made better? (Aries never theorizes that well enough might possibly be made worse.)
Unless one or both Rams have a Capricorn, Taurus or Cancer Moon Sign or Ascendent, it will probably be easy for them to borrow money from each other, and neither will be likely to create a fuss about being paid back promptly – which is another area of empathy between them. These two are straightforward about everything, including money. It never occurs to them to be deceptive.
Actually, they don’t know how. Now and then, they may overestimate their ability to pay, or even forget a debt, because of being caught up in something new that’s so exciting it consumes their entire attention, but they are not dishonest, and absolutely never sneaky. Nothing both hurts and angers a Ram more than to be unjustly mistrusted or suspected. It would mortify the typical Aries man or woman to let down anyone to whom either gave his word, and this includes creditors. Arians may be either forgetful or delinquent, but eventually they’ll pay everything they owe in full, often more than they owe – because Rams are not unduly suspicious, or cautious, about spending, so it’s easy for them to be oversold and overcharged. No matter. The Mars idea about money is that when it disappears, more will soon manifest, in one way or another. (Does the Infant fret and worry
about where the next dry diaper or bottle of milk will come from? Certainly not. It will magically appear when needed. Everybody knows that!) Each Aries person in this 1-1 Sun Sign Pattern association will be touchingly grateful for the trust of the other. Not only will two Rams usually instinctively trust one another, they won’t take advantage of one another, and considering the way the rest of the world usually treats both of them, this can be a warm and wonderful feeling.
It’s all a merry-go-round of happiness between Aries and Aries in the beginning, but after the pink cotton candy melts, there may be moments of disillusion. You know what happens when Fire meets Fire? Higher and hotter flames. That should indicate the possible ramifications of an association between two wild and woolly Rams, whether it’s business, romantic, friendly or otherwise. It could be otherwise, if they insist on butting away at the impossible task of trying to break each other’s vulnerable yet indomitable and unconquerable spirit. Scattered among the more typical extroverted Arians, are the not as common, Sheep-type Aries people, whose Mars egos have been, very sadly, crushed in childhood, and who therefore control their natural exuberance behind a most unnatural introversion. If the two Aries people who are involved with one another belong to this group, they may not appear, on the surface, to be capable of arousing anger in each other, but appearances are deceptive. At some time, in some way, their horns are sure to lock.
When Mars clashes with Mars, the result can be full-scale war, with all flags flapping, bravely and colorfully. Occasional flare-ups are bound to occur when these two are thrown into close, daily proximity, without the relief of some separateness in their association. But there will also be some glorious Highs to offset these Lows.
Most of the time, the direct, forceful manner of Mars will create a wave of sympathy between two Aries people. It’s when their mutual need for ego trips overlaps that they can expect the fireworks. Here’s a possible solution to that problem: One Ram is permitted to have everything his way on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The other Ram gets to be Big Boss on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, they can just fight it out, letting the Ram with the toughest horns win – and bind up the loser’s wounds with typical Aries instant contriteness and warm generosity. It’s a formula that should be successful in most cases, since neither Aries will mind taking a periodic fling at playing second glockenspiel, knowing that he – or she – will be allowed to be conductor again the next day.
It’s been said that Aries people have a way about them. They do. Their own way. Yet, despite that sometimes antagonistic Martian exterior, they’ll sense each other’s desperate need to be appreciated and liked. When they get together, they may struggle for leadership, but the experience will supply some well-needed lessons. The shock of living with someone – or being around someone
– as innocently thoughtless, selfish and aggressive as one’s self, is sure to soften any battering Ram, although there may be a few scars to show for the lessons in living thus mastered. Aries hearts always carry more scars than the Rams ever show, or openly discuss.
It will be necessary for both of them to realize that Aries is the Infant of the zodiac, symbolizing the dawn of the personality awareness, or Sunrise. Aries represents the East, the Day Forces – which is why most of them fight sleep, tran-quility, rest and resignation to Fate with such vigor. The negative intrusion of any degree of criticism or pessimism darkens a Ram’s “Easter” horizon, and
considerably dampens the Aries spirit, especially when the blow to innocence and Sunrise faith is delivered forcefully from another Ram. Yet, temporary resentment seldom remains long enough to become permanent bitterness, because Aries possesses a childlike faith that a quarrel can somehow be made up, a relationship can be repaired each time it’s broken. It’s unthinkable to a Ram that any given situation is anything but the way he (or she) sees it at the time. Nevertheless, no one (except Sag and Gemini) can switch a mistaken viewpoint more swiftly, or bury yesterday’s unhappiness and hurt more completely, than an Aries man, woman or child who is handled gently. To a Ram of either sex, or any chronological age (barring a more pessimistic Moon Sign and/or Ascendent), each Sunrise brings a new covenant of resurrection – the resurrection of a shattered dream, idea, goal or friendship. Why look backward, or worry about what’s past, and couldn’t be helped, when today is so full of promise?
A few sentences back, you’ll notice the phrase “who is handled gently” in italics. The trouble is, although Rams need to be handled gently themselves, they aren’t inclined to handle each other (or anyone else) gently. Aries people can’t seem to get the hang of the Golden Rule. They comprehend, even personify, its generosity and forgiveness, but they can’t quite interpret what it means to treat others as tenderly as they need to be treated. They will not be led by the nose, pushed or forced by anyone, including those who are clearly stronger than they are, and certainly not by each other. (A typical Aries person would literally stand before a criminal who pointed a loaded gun in his – or her – direction, and fearlessly talk back.) Rams expect their own wishes to be granted, their own orders obeyed without question, as quickly as possible (unless there’s a softening influence of several Pisces or Libra planets in the horoscope). It’s the instinctive Mars urge to rebel. The drive to initiate and to lead is so strong in some Mars-ruled men, women and children that even friendly suggestion is sometimes construed as unbearable interference, let alone the forceful commands of a relative, neighbor, friend, business associate, mate or lover born under the same, unconsciously demanding Sun Sign.
If one of the two Aries people is stronger by planetary positions at birth (not wiser and more patient, which would be beneficial, but stronger), the result of the association could be that the “weaker” Ram gradually turns into a neurotic Sheep, constantly and pathetically almost apologizing for his (or her) very existence – or else rationalizing every word and action, for fear of offending or being misunderstood. Such a situation is very sad, for to see the proud strength of a spirited astrological “animal” like the Ram reduced to weakness and tears, constantly attempting to placate the more dominate personality, yet inwardly frustrated and emotionally restricted, is against the first law of astrology: Be true to your own Sun Sign essence, or be prepared to lose the powerful individual potential of your own birthright.
It’s never easy for two Rams to exist in tranquil harmony (although it can undeniably be exciting!). One happy probability is that both of them will usually be inclined to forgive and forget everything but the most cruel encounters. As for the latter, a powerful effort should be made to avoid them, because they’ll be long remembered by Aries for the very same reason that infants, who instantly forget, with a trusting smile, the more commonplace hurts and pains – will recall, with subconscious terror, the deeper experiences of traumatic rejection…. sometimes forever.
Two Rams will have to try to control their tendency to lash out at one another while their tempers are still hot. They’ll strike a blow, shortly afterward feel a surge of guilt over their hasty unkindness, then impulsively attempt to make up for their anger by showering each other with an outburst of affection, or the peace offering of an extravagant gift. Gifts, by the way, are a Ram’s way of saying “I like you” or “I love you” – occasionally given apologetically to say “I’m sorry.” But never is an Aries gift given for the purpose of “buying friendship.” The Mars-ruled are contemptuous of getting what they want by buying it (they’re accustomed to demanding it). So they fiercely resent, and are also very deeply hurt by, such untrue insinuations or accusations. Aries gifts are always from the heart, given in a straightforward and honest gesture of good will. Nevertheless, their motives are often misunderstood by those too materialistically minded themselves to be able to comprehend giving without some ulterior motive (since that’s their own pattern of behavior, they believe everyone must be the same).
Happily, this is another area of hurt two Rams probably won’t inflict upon one another. Each Aries person understands the gift-giving syndrome that’s part of the Mars nature (matched only by the other two Fire Signs) and, therefore, both will usually give and receive joyously, back and forth. A Ram is as delighted to receive a gift as to be able to give one. It’s part of the wisdom of Aries innocence to know that it’s of equal importance to graciously receive as to generously give. For if no one received happily, there could be no happy giving. Consequently, the typical Ram will react with the elation of a child to the receiving of a “surprise present,” and two Arians can keep themselves broke (but exalted and happy) as a result of their mutual urge to express their enthusiasms through gifting.
Down through the centuries, the Ram has been a symbol of sacrifice for spiritually blind, emotionally warped and mentally dense religious fanatics. The Old Testament is packed with bloody examples of the “burnt offerings” of these misguided “holy men.” In no way was the patriarch Abraham following “God’s” wishes or commands to first be willing to murder his own son to please the Almighty, and then to “hear” God’s voice grant a last minute reprieve, commanding
him to murder a helpless Sheep in his place. Abraham, sadly, heard only the voice of his own delusions, not the voice of God. Neither of our infinitely compassionate and wise co-Creators would be so sadistic as to command the murder of children, or of the lowliest of our animal brothers and sisters, for Their own greater glory, as a senseless test of faith and obedience. The Earth sorely needed the example set by the gentle Nazarene, Jesus, who used the Sheep in parable after parable illustrating love and kindness, who is often pictured embracing the “lamb” and who brought to the world the image of the Good Shepherd, in his effort to straighten out the kinks in the twisted thinking of these “servants of God,” who were, through their cruel sacrifices of animals, unknowingly serving Satan, for all their otherwise pious and humble attitudes.
In such mythical legends as Jason and the Golden Fleece, the sad fate of the Ram has been repeated, all through mythology, as well as in biblical history. The unfortunate Ram who attempted to cross dangerous seas and rescue a brother and sister from the jealous act of a stepmother, in a great act of courage, was unable to save the sister from drowning. When he reached the shore, and
delivered the brother safely, his thanks was to be murdered, for allowing the other one to die, even though he had tried desperately to save her. Such is the symbolic fate, in varying degrees, in all kinds of endeavors, of many Aries people. For all their enthusiastic efforts and the sincerity of their
impulses, human Rams frequently are either ignored or despised for their trouble by the very ones they have tried to help. The Arian simplicity of purpose and direct approach isn’t always welcomed by the more cynical of this world. Ram Thomas Jefferson discovered this, as did modern day Aries politician Eugene McCarthy. Ram Nikita Khrushchev’s personal motives were also, to a large extent, misunderstood and unappreciated both by his own people and by Americans.
And so, the teaming up of two Arians can be beneficial, inasmuch as they’re able to help each other avoid becoming a “burnt offering,” or being sacrificed to the calculated maneuvers of the more worldly wise who would “fleece” them. They provide each other with protection against those who would otherwise take advantage of their altruistic instincts. There are always bullies who wait for a chance to attack the defenseless. Admittedly, it’s difficult to image the feisty, fiery and normally outspoken Rams as “defenseless.” But in the final analysis, they are extremely vulnerable to those who would use their natural guilelessness and lack of sophistication against them.
In any association between two Aries people, within the family circle, in the office or across the bridge of love and friendship, one thing is certain: emotions will periodically run high, and close to the surface. Catullus described perfectly the attitude of this Sun Sign to its own emotional immaturity, when he wrote: I hate and I love. You may ask why I do so. I do not know. But I feel it, and am in torment.
Between two Rams, there will seldom be any deception, pretense or hypocrisy, but neither will there be a great deal of caution, reason or practicality. There’s very little that will be neutral in this 1-1 Sun Sign Pattern vibration of the double Mars involvement. These two are capable of reaching the far heavens of happiness, or of consuming themselves in childish displays of rage, resentment and thoughtless selfishness. Yet they will never fail to understand and sympathize with each other’s bright red, diamond-dusted dreams, especially those dreams that didn’t quite make it, for one reason or another. Perhaps together, they can both try again. And somehow, someway, someday they’ll win. Tough dreamers always do.