People born under this sign tend to have characteristics such as being optimistic and confident, which is why they also have a tendency to be liked by their friends and to be treated with care (perhaps too much care) by their families.
Aries tend to be hard workers, but they are not always great fans of rules. They like to do things with a purpose and don't like to be bothered.
Aries do not like to be told what to do and often feel they are right, even when they are not.
Aries likes to be acknowledged, and does not like people to ignore their feelings, views and opinions.
The Aries in love
Aries men are different around their romantic partners than they are around their friends and family. That confidence and optimistic outlook is sometimes lost when they are with a partner. Aries men do not open their hearts easily, but they are willing to give their all to the person they love when they trust them fully.
Aries men also tend to be quite intense in relationships, sometimes too intense, when they feel a great need for their romantic partner.
Are Aries men jealous?
So, are Aries men jealous? The simple answer is a big yes! Jealousy is a common characteristic among Aries and often one to watch out for. But I will go into more detail so you can recognise these characteristics in your Aries man.
Aries men can be short-tempered when they are jealous because they are sensitive by nature, they feel their feelings intensely and show them in spades. When Aries experience jealousy, they can become overly passionate (to put it in a nice way) and aggressive (to put it in a not so nice way). They can often overreact to their slightest suspicions.
Jealousy can manifest itself in various ways, be it little as showing discomfort when talking to other men to forbidding you to talk to them, even acquaintances and those you have been friends with longer than your Aries. While it may be clear when your Aries man has gone too far with jealousy, he may also be in a grey area. It is natural for anyone, not just Aries, to experience jealousy in relationships, but you should be aware of when some jealousies become dangerous and over the top.
Are Aries men possessive?
So, we know that Aries men are jealous, but are they possessive? Again, the simple answer is yes. They may feel that they own their partner and what their partner does may be dictated by them: whether it's who you hang out
with, what you eat and where you work. I will examine their characteristics that show this trait, so that you can recognise it in your Aries man and finally learn how to deal with these issues.
Aries men take their time deciding whether or not
their partner is right for them and as soon as they figure it out, they become possessive. While this may not sound positive (and be careful because it often isn't), it can also mean that they just want to spend as much time with you as possible. Aries has figured out how much they love you and don't want anyone else to find out how good you are so they'll leave them for someone else. This viewpoint and behaviour often straddles a fine line between healthy and unhealthy behaviour.
Aries men are often alpha males, so be careful. They may expect you to act as if you are in their possession.
Be careful to stand your ground and make it clear that while you like being with him and may even love him, you are not his property.
Possession may seem sweet, but it can be dangerous and very unhealthy, so beware of Aries men who display this kind of behaviour to the extreme.
What to do with Arians with these characteristics.
If you really love this Aries man and can see past these jealousy and possessive issues, there are many ways to avoid jealousy, which I will explain below. But, the basic rule is that if they have nothing to be jealous about and won't let you go, you may need to let this Aries man go.
One thing that can be really easy to avoid is making Aries men jealous on purpose. There is no point in purposely doing this to your Aries, especially if it will only make him angry. Making your man
jealous on purpose shows insecurity in the relationship and is generally unhealthy. Avoid doing this on purpose, but don't feel guilty if you do it by accident.
Another recommended way to discourage jealousy in Aries men is to not show any attraction to other men. Aries men are insecure, and they do not like to feel insecure. However, I will make it clear that it is natural to be attracted to people other than your partner, all you have to do is simply not act on it. However, if this is something that totally terrifies your Aries man, he may not bring it up until you are both totally secure in your relationship.
Acknowledge his need for superiority. I'm not saying that you
always need to let him feel superior to you (or that you need to let him feel superior to you, because he's not), but you should be aware that this is a need he has and if he's not satisfied, he will get angry and act accordingly. Make him understand that he has no control over you, but do it gently.
Don't force him to be inactive. Aries men need to do things constantly, so support his ambition and don't hold him back. Don't let him hold you back either.
Other suggestions include not being introverted (so I guess I'll never date an Aries man?), as if that's something you can control. However, I think what this suggestion actually says is that Aries men want to go out in the evenings instead of relaxing and watching TV. Support him, but don't always do what he wants to do. Just make sure he knows that you are willing to commit to activities as a couple.
Don't lie to him, even about little things. This only fuels jealousy fires and raises suspicions about other things you may be lying about, even if you're not lying about something big.
And finally, don't intentionally hurt or criticise him unfairly. As mentioned above, Aries men are quite sensitive by nature, so if you love him, don't intentionally hurt him (just like anyone else you might love).
Jealous and possessive are two words that always have and always will define Aries men. Not all Aries men have these traits, but many of them do, so don't ignore these traits if you spot them. If you love these Aries men and wish to stay in relationships with them, despite any problems that arise due to their jealous ideas and possessive nature, follow the advice given.
One important thing to keep in mind is that Aries will get over their anger, so sometimes being patient with them is all they need. I am not saying to ignore this anger, because it is a problem, but I am saying to be patient in your dealings with them. You should also make sure that these Aries men know that you don't agree with the way they act when they are jealous and full of anger. However, as we know, these Aries men are sensitive, you must do this carefully and without blame.
I have read other articles on this subject, and several say that the partners of these Aries men agree with them and accept their jealousy, but I disagree. If he has no reason to be jealous and act in the childish way he does, he needs to know that it is not an adult way of acting. He may see you as one of his possessions, but you are not his property. You are your own, not his.
Just remember and understand all the above tips, and you will know everything you need to know about Aries men.
Aries men can be temperamental in relationships, but many of them can be worth the effort you may need to make.
However, you must also understand the line between a casual bout of jealousy and a jealousy-driven fit of rage. An unhealthy relationship is not a happy one. Explore your Aries men and find a good one.
I have been writing horoscope and self-help articles professionally for over 20 years.
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