The fire signs of the zodiac – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – share a lot in common with one another, but they’re also very different. It’s important to consider these differences when thinking about horoscope sign compatibility for any fire sign – but do remember, an astrological compatibility chart is not based on sun signs alone. What makes these wild children of the zodiac tick, and what do they each need from a relationship?
Aries is the first fire sign, and indeed the first sign of the zodiac. That should give you a clue – Aries simply has to be first, and best, at everything. Aries is a cardinal fire sign, cardinal meaning that the underlying energy here is “to start, to initiate, to begin”. When there’s a lot of Aries in a horoscope, sign compatibility is best with a partner who loves this unbridled energy and enthusiasm. With being first, however, also comes a large helping of selfishness, and Aries can indeed be the most self-centred sign of all, and one of the sulkiest if they don’t get their own way. Because they don’t think things through first and simply have to act now, Aries people are also rather reckless. Some people find that exciting in a partner. Some find it horrifying. Aries is also not the most faithful of signs – it’s that cardinal urge to start something new again…
Fellow fires signs Leo and Sagittarius understand where Aries is coming from, and so these relationships often succeed. Gemini loves Aries energy, and this is a good match too. Libra and Aquarius also cope surprisingly well with the Aries temperament, and benefit from being stirred up a little by Arian fire. Where Aries horoscope sign compatibility tends to fail is with signs who can see through the Aries hero myth: Virgo, for instance, finds Aries a bit like a sulky little child, to be avoided at all costs, while Scorpio believes that if there’s any sulking to be done in a relationship, it’ll be done by them, and also tends to avoid Aries for that reason.
Leo is the second fire sign in the zodiac, but being a fixed fire sign, Leo is quite dramatically different from Aries in many ways. Yes, the larger than life largesse is still there, and so is the self confidence and the determination. However, Leo’s fixed nature means that the Leo person is more interested in maintaining the status quo than in starting something new. Extremely stubborn and quite dogmatic, Leo horoscope sign compatibility works best with a partner who appreciates Leo’s generosity of spirit and love of life, but who can cope with Leo’s demands for constant adoration. In a relationship, Leo likes a partner who will look up to them, and also likes to be in charge (or at least, to be made to think they are in charge – not necessarily the same thing!).
Again, Leo’s fellow fire signs Aries and Sagittarius are good love matches for Leo, because they share the basic elements of the fire nature. Libra is a terrific match for Leo, as Libra loves to be spoilt and will adore Leo forever. Aquarius and Leo work well together in romance, although their shared stubbornness can be an issue. Gemini is also a good match for anyone with a lot of Leo in their horoscope. Sign compatibility is less certain with Capricorn, who thinks Leo is self obsessed and too dogmatic, and with Pisces, who is too wrapped up in their own world to remember to keep boosting Leo’s self esteem.
Sagittarius, the third and final fire sign of the zodiac is again different from the other two fire signs. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, adaptable, flexible and neither too concerned with starting things nor too concerned with maintaining them. Sagittarius has the optimism and passion of a fire sign, but is not as assertive as Aries, nor as arrogant as Leo. Instead, Sagittarius brings a fair minded playfulness and a lifelong restlessness to the fire sign triplets, and that has implications for Sagittarius horoscope sign compatibility.
Of all of the fire signs, Sagittarius is the one which most fears commitment, because that may come at a cost to their precious freedom. However, Sagittarius is also the most easy going of the three, which prompts the start of many an enthusiastic Sagittarius love match. The best horoscope sign compatibility matches for Sagittarius are with signs that don’t demand commitment and which are willing to give in to spontaneity and a somewhat wild lifestyle, in return for the honesty and ardour this sign brings. Aquarius is a perfect match, being somewhat independent themselves, and the fellow fire signs of Aries and Leo will also understand where Sagittarius’ heart lies. Libra and Gemini are light hearted, tolerant partners for Sagittarius too, but a relationship with a jealous Taurus or an overly sensitive, home loving Cancer could spell trouble.
If you have questions about a fire sign relationship, an Astromatcha astrological compatibility chart will have all the answers. Alternatively, ask our astrologer about any of your star sign compatibility concerns.