The Fire Element

Elements in Astrology: Fire

Fire gives off masculine energy that is purifying and strong. It is amazing in many ways and rarely has a gray area. It can give way to a new life or it can destroy it. Fire can bring cleansing health or can kill. In the same way, fire signs can also do these things.

Fire, Elemental Signs
Fire signs are just as heated as you would expect them to be.

Fire Symbolism

The symbolism of the fire element can differ depending on how each person looks at the element. Some people connect fire with Hell while others connect it to healing and cleansing- a new chance at things. While fire can destroy, it also returns heart, warmth, and light.  

In some cultures- like the Greeks, Romans, and the Vikings- fire was a connection to the Gods and it is why the burned their dead. To many cultures, fire showed knowledge and wisdom. Some people even link fire to sex drives.  

Fire Sign, Love, Heart, Romance, Passion
Fire signs are passionate when it comes to romantic relationships.

Fire can also be an inner light- a light to guide the soul through its journey on Earth. This inner light can be seen a gut feeling, it pulls you away from things before you can be badly burned by them, it gives off creative energy.  

In summary, fire represents transformation, creation, and destruction.

Fire Signs

There are three fire signs. They are Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo. People born under these signs are insightful, have a lot of energy, are full of passion, and are amazingly creative. The inner light that was mentioned, these three signs use it more than anyone else. These people are daring, take risks, and dare to challenge and defy fate.  

It is important to note that while these three signs have some common traits, they are also immensely different, just linked together by their element. For example, they all have different ambitions and traits of their own.

Leo symbol

Leos are flamboyant, they use their warmth to bring joy to those around them, and they use their fire to gain recognition and respect for their talents in leadership.  


Aries symbol

Aries use their fire for new experiences; they have powerful egos, and they too are leaders from birth. These people are not as creative as Leos but they have their ideas or help others with their with their own with their leadership.


Sagittarius symbol

Sagittarius are the truth seekers. They use their fire to give them bravery so that they can choose their own paths of ideas and opinions. These people are full of inspiration and optimism.

How Fire Interacts with the Other Signs

Fire signs each have their own ways of running their social lives. However, some of their methods are similar. Their relationships with signs of their own element and other elements can also be explained by the elements. Keep reading to learn more.

Elements, Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Zodiac
Use this chart to find out which element your sign belongs to.

Fire and Water

Fire and water, while you may think they are vastly different- that water could easily put fire out, there are more common than you know. Both elements can bring life and warmth or death. They are both ruled emotion more than they are by logic. Because of their emotions, they can have conversations that are cavernously deep.

Fire, Water, Elements, Hands
Be wary when around Fire signs. Opposites don’t always attract.

If a Water sign (Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces) and a fire sign find themselves in a relationship, they should be careful. There is a lack of logic that can be applied to the disputes and that can be lead to issues where both of them get too worked up and one of them- if not both- explode. It is best for a relationship between a fire and a water sign to look into the issue when it first starts to grow to avoid either of them blowing up.

Fire and Air

Together, air and fire can really inspire each other. Fire needs air to burn and fire arms air to help it to rise. Fire helps keep air centered, focussed, and helps to air motivated. In turn, Air signs (Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius) give fire signs a better future to imagine. They keep each other from keeping everything as talk and promise and turn things into actions.

Fire, Air, Lamp, Flame
Just like in real life, a little air can help fuel a fire, but too much will put it out.

Fire and Earth

Relationships between fire and earth signs (Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus) can be a little troublesome at times. Fire signs are wild and full of ideas just as wild while earth signs are firm and realistic. Fire signs can make earth signs feel like they are being too stubborn and lose interest while earth signs can get annoyed and think they are being held down too much.

Earth, Fire, Rock, Volcano, Lava
Fire and earth need to be wary, as to not smother each other.

Earth signs can help fire signs to make their ideas come real and it can make them feel truly needed to see the Fire’s great excitement. The excitement that the fire signs feel and give off can even spark and spread to the earth sign, which can brighten up their day.

Fire and Fire

Two fire elements would be supportive of each other. They offer each other encouragement and inspiration.  Since they are both strong leaders, there might be some battle for dominance, but that is not always a bad thing. This pair should also be a little a careful. If things get too heated, then it can cause them both to burn out.

Fire Signs, Fire, Flame
Two fire signs together can either create something beautiful or destroy each other.


When all is said and done, fire signs are passionate leaders that are energetic, inspiring, and creative. They have ideas as bright as their elements and can pass on their excitement to those around them.  They can help motivate the people around them to get their dreams to become a reality but they might need to be some direction on how to get their own projects off the ground.


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