Harnessing Aries Energy to Transform Anger Into ActionMar 23, 2022
Happy Spring, happy equinox! The sun moved into Aries on Sunday at 11:33AM EDT, kicking off the astrological new year and inviting us to harness the best of Aries energy. Are you ready?
Aries vs. Aries
Let's start with a simple reminder of what Aries energy feels and looks like.
Low-vibe Aries can include expressing anger in a harmful way, taking impulsive action, and acting selfishly. High-vibe Aries can involve expressing anger in a healthy way, taking productive action, and beginning something new.
Since anger can be a natural part of Aries energy, and since we seem to have our share of things to feel angry about in the world right now, here are some tips on how to manage anger in a positive and productive fashion--and harness high-vibe Aries energy--in a way that leaves you feeling stronger and happier.
#1: Express Anger in a Healthy Way
Healthy expression of anger involves anything that allows you to process your feeling of anger or blow off steam without harming another or yourself. Some possibilities could include yelling inside the safety of your own car, singing loudly to inspiring music while driving, pounding a pillow, writing out all your rage in your journal, engaging in intense exercise like running, or hitting balls at the batting cage, golfing range, or tennis court. You can tear up blank pieces of paper, ball them up and try to make baskets with them into the recycling bin. Get creative!
Believe it or not, you can also process anger in meditation. I do so by sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat with my eyes closed and imagining my anger as a red light that I send into the core of the earth with my left palm face down on the floor. I let the anger flow as long as I need to and ask Gaia (spirit of the earth) to transform that red light from anger to self-advocacy. When I am ready, I then imagine that same red light--purified and transformed--flowing back up from the earth core into my right palm, which is face down, and returning to my body in the form of energy that I can then use to assert myself in the world in a healthy way.
#2: Take Action
Another way to convert the emotion of anger into something positive is to take action. Instead of stewing in your feeling of anger, engage in a task or activity that involves moving your body and accomplishing something. Clean your house, tidy a space, get rid of old things, throw stuff out, check a bunch of things off your to-do list, run errands, or make progress on a project you care about. As you move your body and get things done, you may naturally blow off steam and release your pent up anger and energy.
To take this method even deeper, you might choose to engage in action that constructively addresses the source of your anger. If a relationship has ended, getting rid of old things left behind by your partner is a natural way to process anger and start fresh. If someone has angered you through their behavior, you may choose to have a conversation with them to express your viewpoint, or to talk about your anger with a healthy, third person who can be there for you, whether a friend, a colleague, or a therapist. If you are feeling angry about a social issue, you may want to volunteer for an organization that allows you to invest time and effort in addressing it.
#3: Begin Something New
Once you have expressed anger in a healthy way and and/or taken action, you may find that the sheer volume of your anger has diminished and become more manageable. It is at this moment that anger can be used as a form of motivation to change your behavior, change your life, and start something new. This could mean initiating a new exercise routine, finding the courage to get on a dating app, or gaining the energy to go back to graduate school or start looking for your dream job. Anger transformed into action can help you star something new, positive and life-changing.
We will be in Aries season for a while. The Sun remains in Aries until April 19, and Mercury will move into Aries from March 27-April 10. Chiron will hang out in Aries until 2026! So you have some time to work on processing your anger in the healthiest and highest fashion.
Here's to experiencing the best of Aries energy and to understanding how to use anger as motivation for life!
Suzanne Bellavista, M.S., is a spiritual life coach, karmic astrologer, and reiki healer who helps women in transition reconnect to their spirit, remember their life purpose, and launch the next joyful chapter of their lives.
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