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The Fire Element in Astrology (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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The element of fire represents universal enthusiastic, colorful, radiant energy, which brings excitement to the world. The element of Fire is represented in the Zodiac through Aries, Leo & Sagittarius signs.

The fire signs are associated with high spirits, great faith in themselves, enthusiasm, unending strength, and direct honesty, according to Stephen Arroyo (1978). They need a great deal of freedom in order to express themselves naturally, and they usually ensure themselves that space by clearly stating their point of view.

Fire signs also act on instinct, or “sixth sense,” which makes them look reckless to more cautious types. They may come across as rushing into things with such hurry that they unintentionally cause some destruction or chaos, as they usually are following their powerful intuition. It also keeps their life full of new experiences all the time. Like fire itself, fire signs tend to be passionate, dynamic, and temperamental. In order to be happy, they have to respect their emotional side, acknowledge their emotional needs. They have a strong need to move forward and the biggest challenge for anyone influenced mostly by the fire element is to remain peaceful and calm.

Their will to be and to express themselves freely is a quality which at times appears lovely to others but at other times seems offensive to those who are more cautious and sensitive. The energy of fire signs might burn out quickly, but they also have a tendency to regenerate their power again and again. It might be useful to remember, that the passive approach in life is needed as much as an active one.

Keeping things short, this is the element that represents the energy itself.


Aries is a cardinal fire sign. Bravery, action, openness to change are the traits most associated with Aries‘ fire sign manifestation. Aries person can be very self-oriented, may tend to act before speaking, faces new situations bravely. This is also a sign of action and competitiveness, they love to be the first. They also want to be independent, might be impatient.


Leo is a fixed fire sign. Enthusiasm, creativity, power is associated with the fire of Leo. They reveal their strengths to the world, are open to learning and sharing what they know with others. Leo person might be devoted to himself, very concerned with his/her public image. This is also the sign of entertainment, charismatic talkers, lovely hosts.


Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign. Love of freedom, seeking challenges, openness to new ideas – it‘s the fire expression in this sign. They are lovers of truth, straightforward, honest. This is the sign which loves culture, diversity, freedom. To be restricted or feel that the personal choices are diminished may be very repressing for Sagittarius.

People with the dominant element of fire in the chart are:

  • Warm, enthusiastic, passionate
  • Full of energy
  • Inspiring when they talk
  • Encouraging others
  • Show signs of action
  • Have a positive outlook on life
  • Always looking for something new
  • More idealistic than realistic
  • Spontaneous, creative

This is a short interpretation of the Fire element. However, it is worth noting, that the balance of the elements in the whole chart is important. (For example, Your Sun sign might be Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, BUT the dominant element in the chart is Water, Earth, or Air, then the qualities of these elements are applied to You )

If you want to get a detailed personal interpretation of all other positions at your exact birth time, you should analyze your personal Birth Chart or get a personal astropsychological consultation.

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