There are general tendencies that people born under each sign are likely to have. Those born under the Fire signs are also known for being intuitive and relying more on gut instinct than hard facts. They are prone to skipping over crucial steps and are not always aware of the impact that their actions will have on others.
In addition to tendencies, there are also “qualities” within triplicities. Within each triplicity, the three signs are divided into three qualities; Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable
- The Cardinal quality in each of the four triplicities are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn (one in each triplicity).
- The Fixed quality in each triplicity are Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus.
- The Mutable quality in each triplicity are Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo.
As you can see, the Fire element (like all elements) spans the Zodiac, and it also reacts with other elements. When Fire and Earth are mixed there is conflict, but good things can come from that conflict. When Fire and Air are mixed, inspired thinking occurs. When Fire and Water are mixed, the outcome can be excellent or disastrous, depending upon the strength of each element.
When Fire and Fire are mixed, the two volatile temperaments can result in struggles for dominance. When so much conflict occurs on very little foundation, the mixture will quickly burn out.