Aries in the 2nd House: Ambitious earner or risky spender?

If you have an Aries or Pisces ascendant, then you may find Aries on the cusp of the 2nd house of your natal chart. Your outward personality may be very easy-going and warm-hearted, but how you view your finance or possessions may not reflect this same gentle nature. What could having Aries in the 2nd house mean for you?

Ambitious Aries in the 2nd house of your birth chart may give you initiative when it comes to making money. Being able to afford what you want could bring you great pride, but this could be taken too far. You may be willing to take risks to get ahead financially, but also may spend impulsively.

No one’s character or relationship with money and possessions and their own self-worth is this simple, however. Read on to go more in-depth about what Aries in the 2nd house may mean for you!

two people looking down at a sidewalk where "passion led us here" is written, illustrating aries 2nd house

Characteristics of Aries in the 2nd House

Aries is a sign that wants to prove themselves to the world. It is spontaneous, assertive, passionate, and courageous. But, we need to keep this in the context of the 2nd house. The 2nd house isn’t your ego or how other people would describe you. It is traditionally called the House of Money.

This is also oversimplified, however. The 2nd house does cover the territory of your life that covers your money and possessions, but there is more to it than that. It really describes how your money and material things make you feel, or how our ability to get things affects how we feel about ourselves.

If you have a Pisces ascendant and, more than likely, your sun in a sign other than Aries, this may not be outwardly apparent to other people. Your personality may not come off at all as someone who is overly materialistic or money-hungry, and there is a good chance that you would never describe yourself in that way, either (I hope not, at least!). However, Aries flavors your relationship with your finances in such a way that part of your self-confidence is tied up in how much you are able to make.

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There is the possibility that Aries inspires you to be ambitious at work, looking for new ways to make money or get ahead in your position. You may be quite optimistic about your future financial outlook and enjoy the challenge of trying to build your wealth. Aries in your 2nd house may also encourage you to fight for what belongs to you. You may be willing to defend your property with whatever it takes.

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Aries in the 2nd House Strengths

  1. Great provider: Having Aries in the 2nd brings with it a lot of benefits, for sure! You may have a great passion for building up your wealth. And wealth does bring with it stability, so you may be a fantastic provider.
  2. Assertive and proactive: Because of the drive that having Aries in your 2nd house offers, you may be willing to do what it takes to get ahead on the job so you can get that promotion. This means that you are capable of reaching great heights at work.
  3. Likes financial challenges: Aries is always on the lookout for a new challenge, so with Aries in your 2nd house, you may be someone who is continuously looking for new ways to make money. You may have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  4. Takes financial risks: Often, wealth isn’t built by playing it small or easy. Most of the time, wealth is made by taking risks, which Aries excels at. With Aries in your 2nd, you may be someone willing to day trade on the stock market or make other large investments where success isn’t guaranteed.
  5. Financial optimism: Aries is a sign that has a rosy outlook on the future and is confident in their abilities. So, with this sign on the cusp of your 2nd house you may have a good feeling about where your finances are going in the future. This means that you aren’t one who is going to wallow around and worry about your retirement. Even if you aren’t where you want to be yet, you are sure that you will get there.

Challenges for Aries in the 2nd House

  1. Reckless spending: Even if trying to save and be responsible with money, Aries can be impulsive so with that sign in your 2nd house you may find yourself impulse buying on anything from a gadget you didn’t need to a cruise you booked and now have to figure out how to pay for. With Aries in your 2nd, it may be a good idea to force yourself to wait a few days before every purchase.
  2. Overly money aggressive: With a Pisces ascendant, you’d like to think of yourself as big-hearted and laid back, but there could be a side of you that becomes a little too assertive about getting what you want in terms of possessions or finances. If you have Aries in your 2nd house, it could be a good idea to make it a point to give monthly to a charity or cause that is important to you. This will help you remember to be grateful for what you have and counter some of those dominating feelings about your money .
  3. Too financially risky: Yes, taking risks can make good financial sense, but when over-confidence in money making comes knocking, as it may with Aries in your 2nd house, it may lead to taking unwise risks in your finances. It can be hard for anyone to determine which risks are worth it, but it can be especially difficult for Aries. It would be wise to ask a trusted financial advisor before making too rash of decisions.
  4. Connecting self-worth to money: There is nothing Aries wants more than to assert its place in the world. Aries needs to feel powerful and like they can conquer the world. With Aries in your 2nd house, this may mean that your own self-confidence can get too interwoven with how much money you make or how much you have. If this is the case, lean in to your Pisces ascendant a bit and make time to meditate, or do some other activity that helps you search a little deeper into your soul.
  5. Impatience with finances: Aries wants it now. That isn’t to say that your personality reflects that attitude at all, but when it comes to your finances there may be a part of you that hates to wait. You may hop from job to job, grasping at higher salaries, or may you invest money only to pull it prematurely because the stock hasn’t risen as quickly as you thought it should. How patient one should be with finances is also a difficult balance for anyone to strike, but if you have Aries in your 2nd house and feel like impatience with money is a problem, soul searching, researching, getting advice, anything that helps you to slow your decision making down even a little may benefit you.
business man standing outside and looking up at an office building with his hands raised, illustrating aries 2nd house

The Significance of Mars and Other Planets

Mars is the ruler of Aries. With Aries in your 2nd house, the position of Mars is going to help add “flavor” to how Aries is expressed when it comes to your relationship with your possessions and how you identify with your finances. Check to see where Mars is in your chart and find what sign it is in. This sign will add a little more dimension to how you express your 2nd house.

For instance, if Mars is in Capricorn it may counteract a bit of your impulsiveness and make you a bit more responsible with money. It also may push you to work even harder. If in Virgo it could have you constantly asking yourself how you could improve your investments just a bit more, upgrade your shoe collection or appliances continuously, or hone your skills at work more and more so you can keep getting better and better.

Also, any planets that sit in your 2nd house will also definitely add energy to this mix. With Uranus inhabiting your 2nd house, for instance, you may find that there is an air of idealism when it comes to how you make money or what you purchase. Or, you may make money in an unconventional way that others in your life or in society may not understand or even agree with.

The Moon in your 2nd house? You may also have stronger emotional ties to your money or to your possessions than most have. You may find yourself buying things when you are sad to make you feel better. With Aries on your 2nd house cusp and the possibility of your self-esteem very intertwined with your finances, also having your feelings in the mix could mean that you need to work even harder to protect yourself from the lure of becoming “one” with your possessions and having your finances and things define you.

Remember that these are general descriptions of Aries in the 2nd house and that your birth chart contains a lot of other pieces to your personality puzzle. Your Sun sign, Pisces ascendant, and moon are going to lay the groundwork for your soul and be more influential in shaping the person you identify yourself as. However, having Aries in your 2nd house will have some influence over your relationship with money and possessions and how you identify yourself with your finances.

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