The Fire Signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Leo & Sagittarius.

Let’s look to understand the passion and creation of Fire signs and their dominant element, Fire.

Fiery by name, fiery by nature. Fire signs are indeed fiery or have and display traits associated with fire. They reveal both the right side of things that are illuminating, authoritative and high (Light Traits) and also the dark side that are shadowy, dark and destructive (Shadow Traits). You cannot have the light side without the dark. People born under the astrological signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, are thought to have dominant fire personalities. Dominant, because they are born when the sun is under those signs. Fire personalities are believed to have excellent qualities and also tend to be enthusiastic, extroverted, rebellious, passionate, brave and valiant. However, they can also be hot-tempered, snappy, uncontrollable and angry.

Note: You do not have to be one of the fire sign to exhibit traits associated with fire. For example, you could have someone who is a Pisces, but maybe has 4 or 5 planets in Aries, and could still exhibit many fire qualities, even though Pisces is a water sign.

Fire Element Overview.

Signs: The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

Houses: The fire element rules the 1st, 5th and 9th Houses.

Light Traits: Intuitive, Enthusiasm, Inspiration, Creativity, Passion

Shadow Traits: Selfishness, Egotistical, Arrogance

Fire Element Representation

Fire is the life principle. It provides heat and light. It brings on the new. It transforms. Fire in the personality represents inspiration, passion, enthusiasm, desire. The fiery intelligence is dynamic, daring, enthusiastic, active and hopeful. Fire represents force, lust, fertility and virility, initiative and rejuvenation. Fire is a starter, an initiator. Fire is charming, flamboyant and inspirational. Fire is what improves our courage, confidence, motivation and our sense of humor.

Fire signs enjoy playing with new ideas and concepts, so it is no wonder they are the trendsetters of the zodiac. Born leaders, others are drawn to these charismatic, natural sparklers. Their high ideals, broad vision, passion, and assertive, can-do attitude is inspirational. And contagious.

Fire signs tend to have strong egos, so being the center of attention comes naturally to them. People of this group put a strong emphasis on individuality and independence, so don’t hem them in.

A Fire sign is also an indicator of creativity. This element manifests itself in creative and unique ways, and those in its glow are wonderfully courageous and lively spirits. Those influenced by a Fire sign or strong fire element are self-sufficient, spontaneous and possess a tremendous zest for life.

If there’s a flip side to the element of Fire, it can be that those who bear its will can be overly strident in getting their way. Call them bossy, even. These folks can come across rather forcefully. Selfishness and an overdeveloped ego are as part of a fiery individual’s shady side.

Fire signs are strong, self-assured, creative and fun. When they get too hot to touch, though, it may be a good idea to stand back!

High Fire Personality


Someone who has a lot of fire in their chart would have it influence their personality. Someone who has an extensive fire nature may present or exhibit the following traits:

  • high spirits, great faith in self- a relatively unrelenting insistence in their point of view
  • radiant, vitalizing energy that seems to glow with warmth and exuberance
  • intense assertiveness, individualism, active and self-expressive
  • enthusiasm – put all of themselves into whatever they do, belief in themselves and their powers
  • leadership qualities – a need for recognition
  • blunt honesty – straightforward and often child-like
  • Good natured and fun-loving – usually has lots of friends
  • Experience (having a real time) is more important than possessions

They may need or require:

  • a good deal of freedom to express themselves naturally
  • to control their energies, so they don’t exhaust the more retiring or more sensitive types
  • To become aware of the talents and abilities of others.
  • To be recognized for their attainment and accomplishments.
  • To control gullibility and naivety

Low Fire Personality


Someone who lacks a lot of fire elements in their chart may struggle with self-expression, both emotional and creative. This absence of fiery elements can make them cold, lack enthusiasm and be slow to act. Introversion chances are significantly higher. They can often stop themselves in their tracks, spending a lot of much time testing the water, not taking the plunge.

They do not like drama and loud, flash people. They’re more likely to lean towards a more subtle and sensitive approach. Someone who is lacking in fire elements in their birth chart may present or exhibit the following traits:

  • lack of passion and spark
  • the daredevil courage
  • lack of action
  • lacks self-confidence

They may need or require:

  • to experience life more actively
  • to push or act as competition is healthy
  • to become more vital – make that first move
  • to stop under-estimating own abilities and worth

The Zodiac Fire Signs – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the fire element. As mentioned, there are the three fire signs. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.


Aries is the first fire sign which means that it’s dynamic and emotional qualities are elevated. Aries astrology represents fire in it’s most pure form, being the most active, interested in everything and adventurous, like a small fire that’s ignited in a fireplace full of kindling. It’s where and how Aries childlike qualities and raw enthusiasm originate.


Leo is the middle fire sign, Leo always has to be in the middle, like the sun that happens to be Leo’s astrology symbol. Leo loves to be the center of attention, and this is where they perform and feel the best. Like the sun, Leo is stable and radiant and helps to keep others under control. Leo is steady, dependable, grand and makes it’s presence known.


Sagittarius as the last fire astrology sign, Sagittarius leans toward the philosophical, the bottom part of the fire that is mystical and out of reach. Sagittarius is idealistic and creative, the fire energy of Sagittarius astrology gears towards higher ideals and philosophical, wandering pursuits. Sagittarius is the most gentle of the three fire astrology signs, symbolic of fire slowly going out as it nears its end.