The Fire Signs in Astrology

Aries, Leo and Sagittarius make up the Fire signs in astrology. The Fire signs typically make for lively people who have a lot of natural self-confidence.


With the symbol of the Ram, Arians love plunging head first into new adventures. The self-confidence shared by all of the Fire signs finds its particular expression in Aries as a kind of personal assertiveness. The ruling planet of Aries is Mars, who was the Roman God of War. This might make Arians sound intimidating, but He manifests in them more in the senses of heroic action, of doingness, and of dynamic energy, rather than in the sense of confrontation.


Leo’s symbol is the mighty lion. And just like the King of the Jungle, Leo’s are at once proud, regal, and at the same time more than happily pleased at any admiration and affection that comes their way.

The natural self-confidence of the Fire signs can be tempered in Leo if they feel they do not get the respect, admiration and affection they feel they are entitled to in ‘s the point in being the King of the Jungle after all if you can’t at least have your tummy rubbed and a big fuss made over you now and again? But make no mistake, when a Leo sets his or her mind to something, they often emerge as the leader of the pack.


The inherent self-confidence of all of the Fire signs is expressed in Sagittarius in the form of a particularly outgoing and optimistic approach to life. Sagittarians are infamously free-spirited and love dealing with life as a big adventure.

The symbol of Sagittarius is the Centaur – a mythical half-man, half-horse creature – which symbolises the marriage of energy (the horse) with intellect (the man). Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of prosperity and good fortune. Sagittarians have a trusting nature and think the best of people.