"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it." — Jane Smiley

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." — Howard Thurman

Fire is symbol of extroverted emotion, namely passion and desire. Fire is element of not love, but lust, and also greed. Fire is the element of leaders, but not necessarily good ones. Leaders mostly represented by fire are creative and brave, but not always smart.

Fire begins with a spark and always moves forward, seeking new challenges. As fire burns a path through it's fuel, people strongly connected with fire are always moving forward, blazing a path. Stopping or turning back means death for fire. It can't go backwards.

The emotions represented by fire are like fire in that they can be destructive and consume what they burn. Like hunger, consuming until the hunger itself is satisfied.


Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are the signs associated with fire.


In Tarot, fire is represented by the The Fool, The Magician, The Chariot and the Suit of Wands.


  • In the MBTI, the SP temperament is related to fire.
  • Fire is represented in Magic:The Gathering by Red cards.
  • In Star Trek, fire is represented by Klingons and Romulans on the destructive side and Captian Kirk on the constructive side.
  • In the old debate about Pirates and Ninjas, Pirates are most definitely fire. Ninjas on the other hand, are air.
  • Raphael represents fire in TMNT.

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