Fire Signs
The Complete Guide


Fire Signs, those feisty little fellows.

We have put together this guide to explain a bit about the fire element in Astrology and give some insight into its power, both light and dark.

Then we can take a look at the fire signs individually: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Let’s take a look.

What Are The Fire Signs Of The Zodiac?

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 is 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 sun 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

Fire Sign Element Overview


  • Aries
  • Leo
  • Sagittarius.


  • 1st House
  • 5th House
  • 9th House

Light Traits:

  • Intuitive
  • Enthusiasm
  • Inspiration
  • Creativity
  • Passion

Shadow Traits:

  • Selfishness
  • Egotistical
  • Arrogance

Note:  You do not have to be one of the fire sign to exhibit traits associated with fire.

Example: You could have someone who is a Pisces or Aquarius, but maybe has 4 or 5 planets in Aries, and could still exhibit many fire qualities, even though Pisces is a water sign.

Fire Elements: Fire 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 its authentic self, 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 humour.

Fire signs are the zodiac 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 centre of attention comes naturally to them.

People of this group put a strong emphasis on individuality and independence, so don’t hem them in.

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 Sign Traits


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 and great faith in themselves
  • 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.

Low Fire Sign Traits


Someone who lacks a lot of fire elements in their chart may struggle with self-expression, both emotional and creative. 

Someone who is lacking in fire elements in their birth chart may present or exhibit the following traits:

  • Lack of passion and spark
  • Missing the daredevil courage
  • Lack of action
  • Lacks self-confidence
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Slow to act or take action
  • Do not like drama and loud, flash people.

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

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 settings.

Zodiac Fire Signs

Fire Signs Of The Zodiac

We have created separate guides to each of the fire sign elements: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.


(March 21st – April 19th)


What You’ll Learn

Welcome to the first of the fire signs: Aries.

Aries being the first sign, means that it’s dynamic and emotional qualities are elevated. It is also a cardinal sign and also ruled by Mars(Similar to Scorpio).

Aries astrology represents fire in it’s most pure form, being the most active, interested in everything and adventurous.


(July 23rd – August 22nd)


What You’ll Learn

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 likes to be the centre of attention, and this is where they perform and feel the best. It is one of the fixed signs.  

Like the sun, Leo is stable and radiant and helps to keep others under control, providing a solid foundation.


(November 23rd – December 22nd)


What You’ll Learn

Sagittarius is the last fire astrology sign.

The Jupiter-ruled visionary of Sagittarius leans toward the philosophical, the bottom part of the fire that is mystical and out of reach. It is one of the mutable signs.

Sagittarius is idealistic and creative, the fire energy of Sagittarius astrology gears towards higher ideals and philosophical, wandering pursuits.

Earth Signs

Taurus | Virgo | Capricorn

Air Signs

Gemini | Libra | Aquarius

Water Signs

Cancer | Scorpio | Pisces


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