What Does It Mean to Be A Fire Sign?by Ron Sussberg on 09/04/20
Much like Air and Earth signs, Fire signs are comparable to their namesake, with their unparalleled emotional intensity and wild sides. Of the elemental signs, Fire signs are the most difficult to pin down, but they tend to share common traits like passion and creativity with one another.
A defining trait of most Fire signs is that of passion. Much like the element of fire, Fire signs burn bright with excitement and enthusiasm, notably when they are dealing with something that interests or inspires them. Along with this passionate disposition comes a tendency to come across as large-than-life with intimidating yet enticing outbursts that reflect their passions.
Another common trait among Fire signs is their superior instincts. Detecting opportunity as well as danger is natural for Fire signs; while their instincts may lead them astray from time to time, they are usually spot-on and will guide Fire signs in the right directions.
Fire may have a reputation for being bright and destructive, but another crucial aspect of the element is the warmth and security it provides. In a similar way, Fire signs tend to be incredibly compassionate and caring. They will often go out of their ways to make their loved ones happy, and in turn, those they care about tend to feel safe and content when around their Fire sign friends.
One thing that most, if not all, Fire signs value is independence. Because they are so self-driven and guided by their passions, Fire signs loathe the idea of being told what to do, and being micromanaged in any environment can result in irritation or detachment as a result. Fire signs will reject certain styles of leadership and relationships because of a clash of personality or the perceived infringement of their freedoms; when working with a Fire sign, it is often best to trust them and leave them to their own devices rather than stick a hand directly into the flames, so to speak.
Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius
While Fire signs tend to share the traits described here, each sign also possesses its own idiosyncrasies. Individuals with their sun in Aries, the cardinal zodiac sign, tend to be more assertive, even aggressive, and combative than their fiery counterparts. They also resist backing down and are the true go-getters of the zodiac.
Comparatively, Leos are often more creative than the other Fire signs, but they are also rock-steady in their beliefs and values. Leos typically possess a more artistic or romantic perspective of life.
While those who claim Sagittarius as their Sun sign certainly share the passion and drive of the other Fire signs, they are considerably less rigid in their goals and interests. These individuals aspire to experience new things, expand their horizons, and follow whatever opportunistic path opens up to them.