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Welcome back to queer astrology class. Hopefully you’ve aced your homework from last week and know your sun, moon, and rising sign. Tack on ten extra credit points if you also looked up your crush’s signs!

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the signs and the traits associated with them. To keep this from getting overwhelming, we’ll only focus on the three fire signs today.

Hold up: What does it mean to be a fire sign?

The twelve constellations of the astrological calendar are divided up evenly into the four elements: Fire, earth, air, and water. Because Aries is a fire sign and the first constellation on the astrological calendar, that’s where we’ll start.

Fire signs tend to be intelligent, generous, and loyal. They’re idealistic, often diving headfirst into opportunities while struggling to understand why everyone else doesn’t work the same way. They can appear cool and collected, but are deeply affectionate and prone to all-consuming love affairs. Unfortunately, this means that when the devotion and generosity they provide isn’t reciprocated, that reality pains them at a core level.

What are the three fire signs?

Aries ♈️ (born March 21 – April 19)
Symbol: The Ram
Famous Aries: Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Stewart
Aries are known for being bold, ambitious, loyal, and quick-witted. They are headstrong (hence the ram) go-getters who believe that big risks lead to big rewards. Their impatience can lead them to overlook common sense, which is a dangerous trait for these risk-takers.

Leo ♌️ (born July 23 – August 22)
Symbol: The Lion
Famous Leos: Demi Lovato, Andrea Gibson
As the ruler of the jungle, Leos are known for being steady, capable, and winning others over with their humor and affection. They love attention, the limelight and the luxurious lifestyle it affords, but can sometimes be perceived as vain or braggy.

Sagittarius ♐️ (born November 22 – December 22)
Symbol: The Archer or The Centaur
Famous Sags: Margaret Cho, Janelle Monáe
Half horse and half archer, Sagittarians are ambitious, curious, optimistic, and enthusiastic. They make great conversationalists, though they can come off as naïve as they love philosophical wonderings but rarely conduct research to back their ideas up.


Understanding the traits of fire signs can help you understand the fire energy in your own life—in your own chart and in the chart of others. Your homework for this week is to make a list of the important people in your life—family, lovers, friends, and obviously yourself—and their birthdays. Mark the fire signs in your life and consider how learning about their signs might inform your relationship with them.

Next Friday, we’ll move on to Taurus and the other two earth signs. As always, if you have questions feel free to drop them in the comments. Otherwise, we’ll be watching the stars until we meet again!


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Sondra Rose Marie
Sondra Rose Marie
Sondra Rose Marie Morris (she/her) is a memoirist, journalist, and entrepreneur. Her words covering mental health, racism, death, and sexuality can be found in ZORA, Human Parts, Dope Cause We Said, The Q26, and on Medium. As of 2024, Sondra is the owner and Editor in Chief for Tagg Magazine. Follow her adventures on Instagram @SondraWritesStuff or Twitter @sondrarosemarie.