The characteristics of the Fire element in astrology:
- Positive strength: The energy you have
- Negative flaws: Fire makes you overly touchy
- Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Fire as an Element
It is often said of fire signs that they have a very strong personality or strong temperament. You are first and foremost characterised by your hot-headedness, enthusiasm, determination, desire to succeed and inclination to conquer. You generally only rely on yourself to be successful, with your confidence in life and in yourself. You aspire to independence and have ambitions or lofty ideals, with an ability to take a long-term view of things. However, you are often impatient, self-centred and intolerant. You sometimes lack the ability to take a step back or be objective in your opinions, with a tendency to appear domineering, under a veneer of benevolence.
Fire signs are spontaneous and responsive. You appreciate experiences and strong sensations in your love-life. You generally love passionately, with great exuberance, but without always giving things much thought. You fear boredom and spice your relationship with a steamy bravado and bold challenges, not to say a touch of exoticism. You generally make a great deal of effort to impress your partner or give him or her a few surprises, but this desire to assert yourself can paradoxically be taken for self-centredness. You should apply some moderation to the expression of your feelings. As long as routine does not take over, fire signs like love stories with a happy ending.
The Planets Ruling the Fire Signs
Aries is ruled by Mars
Martians are by nature idealistic, self-willed and combative. Instinct and action are closely mingled here. Martians need to take practical action in order to exist. They are very responsive to their environment, through sensations, emotions and passion, which are often powerful. They like people and things to be genuine, being spontaneous and free-spirited themselves. They are the very symbol of bubbling energy, with their Seize the day approach and living life to the full
Leos have a penetrating, sometimes domineering look about them. They are self-willed, enterprising and eloquent. Their great self-awareness makes them inclined to impose their presence, lead the show and organise their environment. Leos are also very attracted to the arts, such as painting and the theatre, liking dramatic settings and showiness, ever in search of greater sensation.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter
Jovians like the good things in life and are generous, optimistic and at one with themselves. They can sometimes be lazy or negligent. They impose their presence with ease and radiate over those around them with their great benevolence. They are intelligent and constantly seek to broaden their knowledge and way of thinking. These enthusiastic hedonists can sometimes have problems with their weight or other worries connected with excess of all kinds. Jovians learn simple, useful and profitable lessons from their experiences.