Fire, Earth, Air, and Water are astrology's four elements. The element of Fire is radiant energy, it's excitable, and brings warmth and color the world. Fire is associated with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and the first, fifth, and ninth houses. Individuals with a Fire Sun are forceful, enjoy being in the public eye, and have great faith in themselves.
The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
The Fire element indicates an individual who is self-centered and requires a great deal of freedom. Their happiness depends on living in a state of excited, inspired activity.
Positive traits of the Fire signs:
- Have unending energy
- Are direct and honest
A Fire sign gone bad:
- Lacks self-control
- Is willful and overpowering
How the Three Fire Signs Differ
Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are grouped together because they share the same fiery enthusiasm for life; however, they are very different in their modes of operation. It's the three Modalities, Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable, that separates one from the other.
Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign of the zodiac. Aries Fire is the initial combustion, i.e., the spark that gives life to the creative process. Its fundamental concept is a single-pointed release of energy toward new expression. Those with an Aries Sun have a self-willed urge for action. The symbol for Aries is the Ram. Its glyph depicts the Horns of a Ram.
Leo is the Fixed Fire sign of the zodiac. Leo Fire is a controlled burn. Its fundamental concept is sustained warmth and radiant visualization. Those with a Leo Sun have an urge for recognition and a sense of drama. The symbol for Leo in the Lion. Its glyph depicts the head of a Lion and its mane.
Sagittarius is the Mutable Fire sign. Sagittarius Fire spreads. Its fundamental concept is restless aspirations propelling one toward an ideal. The life of an individual with a Sagittarius Sun is about gathering and disseminating knowledge. The symbol for Sagittarius is the Archer. Its glyph is a depiction of a bow and arrow.
Fire Signs and Compatibility
The elements are crucial to understanding synastry, commonly call relationship compatibly chart comparisons. Two astrologically compatible signs have a mutually harmonious interchange of elemental energy. This harmony indicates there's an experience of satisfaction, vitalization, and completeness in the coupling. The zodiac signs that are the most harmonious with the Fire signs are the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) and the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.)
Fire and Earth
Fire and Earth are drawn to each other. Earthy people provide a stable base that contains a Fiery person yet allows them to radiate light and warmth in all directions. A fiery person can make the earth move under the feet of an earthy person. At it's best a Fire and Earth relationship it can be like a warm campfire.
Fire and Air
Fire needs Air to burn. Air needs fire to warm it up and keep it moving. A Fire and Air couple can soar like a hot air balloon. However, a Fire person can glow so brightly in the presence of an Air person that they burn themselves out, but as long as there's even a tiny spark remaining, air can rekindle it. This is a relationship that can blow hot and cold but last for a lifetime.
Fire Signs and Career
The Fire signs are the entrepreneurs of the zodiac. They excel in careers that offer them freedom. They enjoy working with the public and it's important that their work is inspiring, exciting and keeps them on the go. The best careers for a fiery individual is one that keeps them on their toes and forces them to direct all their attention and energy into what they're doing.
Find Your Dominate Element
The element of your Sun sign is important, but your birth chart is a combination of elements. Some individuals identify more with their dominate element regardless of the element of their Sun sign. You can determine your dominant element by looking at your entire birth chart and synthesizing it based on the planets, houses, and signs. Astrotheme has a free tool that can easily do this for you.