For those who believe in it, astrology can be a powerful tool for introspection and self-knowledge — or you can use it to talk shit about your ex and obsess over your crush. Journey with us as we do both, and then head to the comments to live your truth.
Vanessa Friedman, Community Editor
Aries are so hot because they’re fiery and passionate and goal driven and work obsessed. The downside to all this, of course, is that they’re fiery and passionate and goal driven and work obsessed. I will say that my most important contribution to the Astrology As It Is Relevant To Queer Sex And Dating Discourse is my unflappable belief, which is supported by strong anecdotal evidence, that the people who are most successfully able to fuck their friends without making it weird have their Mars placement in Aries. (Yes my Mars is in Aries – duh.) You’re welcome.
Drew Gregory, Writer
I’ve only had two experiences with Aries and I wouldn’t want to judge based on that limited experience. I will say while emotionally neither experience was positive, the sex was really, really good, so I’m not opposed to increasing the sample size here.
Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor
I have never dated or slept with an Aries which I think is crazy, but my best friend is an Aries and I watched her date a Scorpio so I think I have a vague idea of the kind of messy situation I’d be stepping into if I ever did. When they were good together, they were completely in sync, but when they fought it was terrifying. Aries rage vs Scorpio wrath is a sight to behold. I’ll pass.
Ryan Yates, Writer
As a Virgo, Aries sun signs are one of my worst combos astrologically speaking, and as a masochist, that has me frankly intrigued. Plus it’s not just the sun signs, it’s the rest of the chart, right?
Rachel Kincaid, Former Managing Editor
I love fire signs in general; Aries are the baby of the zodiac, and maybe because of that in practice they always feel to me like they have really fun, straightforward energy, like a golden retriever. What are you up to! Oh wow that’s so cool!! Can you come over right now?? Do you wanna make out!!! And so on and so forth.
Although I’m sure ~real astrologers~ can explain how your Mars sign is probably more complicated than just, like, sex, I will say that my Mars is in Aries and I have had great success dating and being friends with other people with Mars in Aries; it is a Mars sign that is, generally speaking, reliably dtf in really fun, uncomplicated ways.
Mika Albornoz, Writer
Positive: literally down for anything, super fun and easy going, VERY good at sex, can go forever
Negative: cannot be still and sometimes you just wanna like, be still u know? also not every Aries but they can be like a fire sign version of a pisces, like they can be baby™ with their emotional bursts and more traditionally that’s rage which is like…yikes.
Carly Usdin, To L and Back Co-Host
I married an Aries, she’s a great balance to my triple Taurus energy.