FIRE SIGNS: ARIES, LEO, SAGITTARIUS
The four elements — earth, air, water and fire — are the very elements (or energies) of life. Since long before written history, there’s been an understanding of the elemental balance needed to sustain life. Many indigenous traditions honor the sacred circle, formed by the four elements, and seen in the Zodiacal wheel. In your own birth chart, the mix of elements shows you what you’re working with in this life. Your cosmic blueprint may be heavy on the fire, but lack earth to ground you. Each element behaves differently, and is one of three qualities (Fixed, Cardinal, Mutable)– how these mix in your chart, taking into account the planet and house placement, shines more light on your nature and life lessons.
When the fire element is present, there’s a warm radiance, a trust in life’s journey and a willingness to take risks. Any party or celebration is made better with the presence of a fully-charged up fire sign. They’re great catalysts for play, and liable to unearth the spontaneous side of those around them. Because they sense a golden thread of destiny and potential running through their own lives, they have a knack for leading others to theirs.
Fire signs act on instinct or “sixth sense,” and that makes them look reckless to more cautious types. They’re actually following a powerful intuition that keeps them at the leading edge of fresh experiences.
Fire is infused with the divine spark, and this can spread like wildfire to everyone around them. They’ve got a lust for life that is enviable. Those that are weighted down might try to toss a wet blanket on their enthusiasm, so Fire must vigilantly guard its beacon. It’s important for them to have cheerleaders to fan the flames of their interests.
But Fire that thinks only of itself learns the wisdom of the other elements the hard way. They’ll keep coming up against resistance, until there is willingness to see there are no short cuts. Each of the other elements has something to offer, and in return, Fire gives off a glow that is as nourishing as the rays of the Sun.
Those with planets in fire signs have a simmering at-the-ready stance, as they hunt for things that light them up. They’re prone to sudden illuminating flashes of insight and bursts of enthusiasm. Like fire itself, they can flare up when inspired, making them seem very passionate about life. They like to live large, and often feel frustrated by mundane chores and duties. Fire signs are known to be intuitive, and to rely on gut-level instincts. Going on faith in their inner guidance gets them far, but they have a tendency to skip crucial steps, or to be unaware of the emotional impact of their actions.