Aries of the Mountains

According to the Chinese zodiac, you are a “Mountain.”

In Western astrology, you are an Aries.

You approach life with spontaneity and decisiveness. While these may sound like opposing traits, both exist within you. For example, there are times when you buy something impulsively or act on the spur of the moment. On the other hand, there are situations where you prefer to take caution, or you purposefully research an activity beforehand. Learning to live in awareness of these two sides of yourself is a critical aspect of your life.

If you’ve studied astrology, you know that Western astrology classifies you as an Aries (or, to be more precise, your Sun sign is Aries). The characteristics of Aries are power, ambition, determination, and strength. The Four Pillars of Destiny in Chinese astrology indicate that your sign is the Chinese character for “Mountain,” also known as the Chinese character “戊.” This sign means that, like a mountain, you stand firm, not budging in the face of adversity. It is a destiny that sees the big picture and can embrace the good and the bad.

While Western astrology and the Four Pillars of Destiny are two different types of divination, they are alike in one way. The laws of the Eastern and Western worlds each determine the fate residing at the moment of your birth. Thus, you can interpret your destiny from both standpoints. Viewing these two interpretations side by side gives a more comprehensive view, showing how they complement each other to provide a three-dimensional understanding of astrology.

Your Aries characteristics combined with your essence as a Mountain describe you as “Aries of the Mountains.” Imagine a landscape of beautiful mountains that seem to stretch on forever. The scene is quiet and peaceful, and awe-inspiring. Then, a herd of rams appears, and with tremendous speed, they rush towards the mountains and disappear deep into the trees. The moment brings incredible energy and force, but everything returns to the original serene and majestic landscape once it passes.

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