Combine the fighting spirit of an Aries Sun with the wildly unconventional instincts of an Aquarius Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that will be fiercely independent, wildly free-spirited, and an anarchist in spirit if not in practice. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to the Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon individual as “The Pioneer” who is motivated to go faster, higher, and further out than just about any of the other Sun/Moon pairings:
High-strung, temperamental, and extremely independent, you are usually ten steps ahead of everyone else, and you spend a lot of time trying to figure out why they all can’t keep up with you. (Source)
Actor Steve McQueen is an Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon who represented well the non-conformist spirit of this Sun/Moon pairing. (Chart) A professional motorcycle racer before becoming an actor, McQueen became one of Hollywood’s leading men by effectively projecting onto screen the high-risk, high-reward, devil-may-care attitude typically found in the Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon individual. McQueen’s most memorable role came in 1963 when he portrayed Captain Hicks, a World War II prisoner of war who escapes a Nazi labor camp on a stolen motorcycle:
Sky-diver, BASE-jumper, and professional daredevil Jeb Corliss, who bears a striking resemblance to Steve McQueen in both appearance and attitude, is also an Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart). His high-risk exploits, many of which make McQueen’s stunts look tame, were documented for a 2008 ESPN film entitled Jeb Corliss: On a Wing and Prayer.
Corliss hosted a show for the Discovery Channel called Stunt Junkies but was fired after being arrested for BASE-jumping off the Empire State Building. That’s probably just as well since the textbook Aries/Aquarius tends to do better being self-employed than attempting to conform to the rule that go with most corporate gigs.
An analysis of Corliss’ recent near-death accident is posted here.
Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Old School Rebel and the New Age Outlaw
Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon is certainly a risk-taker but there is much more to this Sun/Moon pairing than just motorcycle stunts, BASE-jumps, and pants-crappingly high health insurance premiums. At its best it combines the pioneering spirit of an Aries Sun with the humanitarian instincts of an Aquarius Moon to fight (Aries) for the good of the many (Aquarius). According to astrologers Suzie and Charles Harvey, a metaphoric image for the highest expression of this pairing is, “A gallant crusader turns his sword into computer chip and broadcasts New Age philosophy.” (Source) That just so happens to be excellent approximation of professional wrestler turned yoga instructor Diamond Dallas Page who, like Steven McQueen and Jeb Corliss, is an Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart)
Page doesn’t broadcast “New Age” philosophy but he is teaching an ancient practice that many mistakenly think of as “New Age”. He didn’t “turn his sword into a computer chip” but he did turn his wrestling boots in for a yoga mat and now broadcasts his practice across the internet. As Page put it himself, “I now prefer putting my foot over my head to putting it up someone’s ass”. (Source)
Page’s yoga community recently came to to the attention of the wider yoga world when one of his students, a severely disabled veteran of the first Gulf War, made an amazing transformation after adhering to Page’s brand of yoga for ten months:
Page now counts several dozen current and former professional wrestlers as his students, many of whom have bodies and spirits that are in desperate need of the benefits a good yoga practice can bring. He’s also done extensive work with soldiers stationed in or back from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom are recovering from experiences that can be as crushing to the spirit as they are to the body.
That an Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon like Diamond Dallas Page would be involved in assisting injured soldiers and near-crippled wrestlers gain freedom from their physical and emotional restrictions makes perfect sense. At its highest expression Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon is the pairing of “The Liberator” who uses their charisma, enthusiasm, and innovative spirit to assist their community in breaking free from their limitations.
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