I saw Maleficent the other day and couldn’t help but associate her with an Aries, the dragon, the rage, the love, the magic. Like Aries people, Maleficent was quick to inflame and act on her fury. Aries is the sign that needs to provoke chaos in their environment and induce response from their surroundings. The curse she set on Aurora was an act of impulse and an erratic response to a horrific betrayal, and yet, like the lustrous radiance of Aries, Maleficent’s wrath lost its fire and set alight her heart of forgiveness and love. Aries are renowned for their outbursts of temper which can turn quite destructive for those on the receiving end. What is happening right now, is of most importance to Aries, and in the midst of fury they are rarely able to grasp future consequences. She was all but willing to let the man who had tormented her keep his life, and the fury that had driven her into the clutches of evil had dissolved with the touch of love. The Arian life is one fought on the battlefield; with the planets surrounding Aries promising conflicts with authority, challenges, restrictive bosses, and the terminal resisting of oppressive forces. Like dragons, the Aries yearns to fly and reach the height of his dreams. Losing their wings, physically (Maleficent) or emotionally (restriction) could be the most devastating personal crime. Her love for Aurora was unconditional, and built of the appeal to her inner child and play, the Aries reflex to protect and adore the vulnerable and innocent. The Aries spirit is equally combative and competitive as protective and amorous. Her true love, Sleeping Beauty, reminds me very much of the primitive love notes played in Aries, the passion and vigor of Mars that calls for an ignited expression of love in its most pure, childlike form. The love a baby has for his mother, the love a teenager has for his dog, the love a brother has for his sister. A divine, unaffected love, the love that is responsive and unclouded by romantic expectation or desire. The zodiac’s newborn is not old enough to comprehend those messy complexes. Like Aries, Maleficent used the gasoline of Mars to set her world on fire, crackling with sea storms of rage and fury. And like Aries, Maleficent used this celestial energy stream, this divine powerhouse to set her heart alight, shatter the darkest curse and conjure the most wicked miracles.
“All things truly wicked start from innocence”