"The obstacle is the path" Zen proverb
With Aries on the MC the Soul will orient itself towards all matters regarding its public image in a highly independent and personal way. Aries on the MC will correlate with a Soul, no matter which evolutionary level, which desires to do its own thing relative to work, carreer and professional goals, as the Soul can feel it has a special destiny to fulfill in society, within the limitations of its own evolutionary level. The individual can desire to challenge the society of birth, as it may feel limited or oppressed due to the structural reality of the country the individual lives in. Aries on the MC will correlate to a Soul who is oriented to the outer world of status and work in a very pioneering and trail blazing way. It can correlate to a person that follows no one and who desires to challenge the system itself as he or she feels it is essentially a limiting factor regarding the need for independent action. The Soul will orient itself towards society in a way that may be provocative, as the core desire within this signature is to find a new avenue of social expression. With Aries on the MC the Soul will desire to be a leader, a pioneer, a self made man or woman, a hero of some kind or a fighter of some sort. The Individual would ideally have total freedom to initiate any career path and then leave it to others to complete while he or she turns to other pursuits or challenges. With Aries on the MC there can be a sense of special destiny that the individual expects to accomplish in the current life relative to the society of birth. This means the Soul will need to have a certain degree of freedom in order to be able to initiate new career directions if necessary. If the freedom is not available due to responsibilities the individual will in turn respond with frustration and anger as the society is perceived to be a limiting and dull factor. The MC in the natural Zodiac is square the Ascendent, which naturally correlates with Aries. These two archetypes thus have a natural difficulty in expression when they are combined in this way or in other ways such as with Mars in the tenth house, Mars conjunct Saturn or with Saturn in Aries or in the first house.
The natural square from Aries, the AC to the MC or Capricorn, correlates with the dynamic tension between our own desires and the social structure in which any individual finds him or herself in. Whether in a tribe, a family or society or even totally isolated in nature, there will always be natural boundaries and limitations that we all must respect or else there will be consequences of some kind. The natural square between Aries and Capricorn also remind us that in order to initiate any independent action, Aries, we must also take full responsibility for that which we do, which means we can learn to act maturely and constructively instead of simply acting out of an impulse, and also have a sense of direction, a goal to accomplish or a destination to arrive at, Capricorn. Ideally this goal is more than simply a self serving desire but the motivating factors cannot be known simply by knowing the sign on the MC.
With Aries on the MC the Soul will orient itself towards the society of birth in a way that can be threatening as the Soul itself can feel oppressed by the very structure of the society. For example the Individual may not feel the need to follow certain rules and simply break them as desired, these rules may be extremely important and valid to most but the Aries MC may feel they are beneath him or her. The individual may feel that certain rules are for other less intelligent people and that the social structure simply limits the special social destiny the Soul feels is here to accomplish. This special destiny will vary in size and scope depending on the evolutionary level of the Soul and of course the various other dynamics that can lead up to the Soul desiring to have a special role in the world. Generally with Aries on the MC there can be a difficulty in staying with the project until completion. The specialness the Soul can feel relative to its outer, social self image, can lead to being arrogant in the pursuit of its goals. The individual can be competitive with others and turn everything into a competition, he or she may have a kind of no mercy attitude towards whatever obstacle is in the way of their set goals. The individual will generally want to earn its way to the top thru proving its worth and challenging others but also him or her self.
The outer conditioning of society and the consensual world will be of an Aries type nature in the sense that it is highly patriarchal, competitive, domineering and masculine. The world will reflect these qualities back towards the Soul who has an Aries MC as the social conditioning will primarily reflect the competitiveness intrinsic in the Aries archetype. The Soul will feel that the world operates in this high paced, masculine and assertive way and will either desire to compete with others for the climb to the top or to break free and initiate news way of doing things. Either way the theme of fighting in the world is prevalent and the individual can feel that unless one is in top shape and on top of one´s game that he or she can become outdated and overtaken by someone smarter, faster, better. The Aries energy on the MC can also correlate to a trailblazer that has the “vini vidi vici” attitude as he or she is only in it for the challenge. Once the challenge has been accepted and the individual lives up to it then it´s time for a new challenge or goal, one that can give a sense of excitement to the individual´s special sense of social destiny or special something to accomplish in the world. The desire for ongoing independent discoveries of new avenues of outer, social or professional expression will be a key motivating factor for anyone with an Aries MC. These Souls can bring something new to the world, to their world, as they instinctively feel the urge to be themselves in some social arena.
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