Meet the fire signs: zodiac's guide to Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

'Fire signs not only spark passion but create a wildfire of frenzy,' says astrologer Liz Simmons

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Curious about the fire signs? Zodiac 101 will tell you that Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fiery and charismatic, but that's just scratching the surface. 

Grab a notebook (check out gifts astrology fans love for a star-approved selection), sit back and we'll make sure you're in the astrological loop.

Like all other members of the zodiac, there are good and bad traits that are associated with fire signs. They're passionate, they're hot-heated, they're realistic and they certainly make personal and professional situations all the more interesting.

"Fire signs not only spark passion but create a wildfire of frenzy," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "Generally speaking, they are often mistaken for being too cutthroat or hurtful. If anything, a fire sign’s honesty is remarkable. It isn’t for the faint of heart or someone who isn't ready for the truth."

Let's dive in!



Fire signs: Zodiac's most passionate spirits

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What are fire signs in the zodiac?

Before we nail down the specifics, let's start with the basics—important dates and symbols for fire signs. 

  • Aries: March 21 to April 20 (The Ram) 
  • Leo: July 23 to August 22 (The Lion) 
  • Sagittarius: November 23 to December 21 (The Archer) 

What are fire sign traits?

"Fire can be destructive or transformative, it either brings life or death, which is why it's extremely important for fire signs to be emotionally in control of themselves," says astrologer Renée Watt (opens in new tab). "A daily meditation practice can do wonders for fire signs, especially if they're the type to get a little hot-headed here and there."

She adds: "As a friend, they will match your emotions when you're feeling down or upset, so if you need someone to vent to you, you can bet your fire sign bestie will get fired up on your behalf, which could be a good or a bad thing."

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What are the downfalls of fire signs?

If you irritate a fire sign or engage in some sort of heated (no pun intended) disagreement, you're not going to want to stick around. 

"Although the fiery nature of these signs is a strength, they tend to burn hot. Their weakness is their short fuse," Simmons says. "Fire signs tend to emotionally blow up in a larger-than-life explosion when they are truly pressed. Anyone standing in the way comes under fire as well."

What are fire signs like at work?

If you work in a high-stressed field and a tense office environment, you're going to want to have a fire sign in a neighboring cubicle. Not only do they thrive in a fast-paced, aggressive work life, but they can do their job independently without needing assistance. Plus, they're positive!

"Their upbeat attitude and ability to attack a problem head-on make them valuable coworkers," Simmons says. 

What are fire signs like in love?

You can count on fire signs to keep the romance going even after many years have passed...or they'll kick you to the curb if you don't fulfill their needs.

"Fire sign lovers bring passion, spontaneity and remarkable honesty into your love life," Simmons says. "You always know where you stand when you date a fire sign."

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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