3 Strange Facts + 3 Common Misconceptions About Aries, (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)

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3 Strange Facts + 3 Common Misconceptions About Aries, (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)

Seeing is believing but living is proof.

I am living proof that some of the things people say about the Aries horoscope sign is real. Maybe you've associated some truths to your own zodiac sign when hearing about yourself in astrology, but think that since you don't believe in pseudo-science, then what anyone has to say about horoscopes is merely coincidental and not real.

Depending on your astrological zodiac sign — there are going to be a lot of myths (and some facts) regarding that horoscope. Well, it’s time to confirm and debunk some of the common myths and affirm the facts regarding Aries, by asking one. 

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A lot of millennials are into astrology, so it's natural to want to learn about the first zodiac sign of all horoscope signs. The Aries zodiac sign is a big part of my life. Not only because I am an Aries myself, but also because I married a fellow Aries and am completely gaga for my Aries guy.

Us Aries are great. We’re passionate, honest, optimistic, motivated and courageous. Nothing stands in our way. My husband and I prove this every day by looking our challenges and society in the metaphorical eye and giving them both the finger.

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We’re both self-proclaimed feminists in a very traditional and conservative part of Washington state. We’re both confident and honest enough to dress obnoxiously, say outrageous things (as long as they’re honest), and dance to the beat of our own drums.

We do everything the way we want to do it, never the way society, our families, or the world wants us to. We do this because we refuse to live any other way but honestly (how very Aries-like of us).

Out of all of the zodiac signs, I think I was born the right one. The proof perhaps being that I was born four weeks earlier than my initial due date – I was meant to be an Aries, not a Taurus.

So, without further ado —  Check out the top 3 strange myths and facts about the Aries zodiac sign — as told by one who lives with one and understands this horoscope from living it out proudly.

Fact 1: Aries are always honest  period.

Aries are probably the MOST honest out of all of the zodiac signs. The Aries is so honest that their honestly tends to get to the point of brutality. Don’t ask an Aries their opinion unless you’re ready for some brutal truths.

While some consider the brutal honest nature of an Aries to be a downfall (the world seems weirdly obsessed with this “keep it to yourself” mentality); those close to an Aries value their dedication to speaking and living honestly. Being so honest is a rarity that makes the Aries one of a kind and valued beyond others for this aspect of their personality.

Survival Tip: Often, if an Aries is being quite it’s because their honest response wouldn’t be considered “nice”. BUT, if you ask — you’ll hear it anyway.

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Fact 2: Aries have a short fuse.

The Aries passionate nature has a downside in the way of an incredibly short fuse. More often than not, you can only poke at an Aries a few times before you’ll get yelled at (or, possibly smacked).

A short fuse and a confident nature also make the Aries unlikely to take any sh*t from anyone. If you’re treating them in a way that they don’t feel they deserve – you’re going to hear about (like seriously, watch out. It might get heated).

Survival Tip: Be sure to avoid hot-button topics with an Aries unless you want to hear an aggravated ear full.

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Fact 3: Aries are always inspiring someone.

The Aries ability to be optimistic, enthusiastic and determined despite any challenges they face make them a very inspiring zodiac sign. They tend to radiate confidence that other people want to mirror back at them.

They are always inspiring one person or another by their refusal to give up, no matter how hard the challenge. Sure, their brutal honest nature makes some people hate them a little, but even those people have a tendency to be inspired by them.

Survival Tip: Aries loves positive energy so much that if you're negative, they will absolutely, positively show you the door. 

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Misconception 1: Aries are rude.

While an Aries can come across as “rude” due to their brutal honest natures that value honesty over sugar coating information to spare your feelings (and their aggressive nature doesn’t help) – Aries can actually be thoughtful, passionate and considerate people.

People that understand that honesty doesn’t equate to rude will understand that the Aries commitment to honesty is actually the very thing that makes them so considerate. I mean, really? Isn’t lying a disservice? Isn’t that “rude” too? The whole logic behind an Aries being “rude” doesn’t even hold up.

The Aries tendency to be aggressive is never meant to be “rude”  — you just have to take the perceived negative side to passion in stride.

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Misconception 2: Aries care more about winning than your feelings.

While this may be true in some cases (I mean, if they don’t like you then, yeah, probably); this is seldom the case. The Aries need to be first in everything is very strong, this doesn’t mean they mean to hurt your feelings. They just refuse to hold themselves back in order to spare feelings.

If you communicate that you feel embarrassed by them being better at something than you, you’re likely to get a nice response like, “no worries. Not everyone is good at everything. I’m awful at such and such.” (That brutal honest nature CAN be a good thing IF you choose to see it).

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Misconception 3: Aries have no self-control.

The Aries tendency to be short-tempered, impatient and impulsive often make them come across as having little to no self-control. This, however, is seldom the case.

On the contrary, the Aries determination, courage and confidence often make them masters of self-control. They’re not the ones complaining that they “need to lose weight” they’re the ones doing something about it (assuming it even gets out of hand in the first place).

While the Aries passion and honesty may make them say things that a normal person would regret, this doesn’t display a lack of self-control, but rather their commitment to the truth.

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Nicole Bradley-Bernard is a writer who needs coffee more than she needs anyone’s approval. She enjoys putting bright colors in her curly brown hair, spending time outside on cool days and being with her partner in life, Eric, who she considers a continuing source of inspiration.