I am referring to astrology, but most of what I am saying is natural law, known and used in many traditions.
When humans discovered fire, it changed life on earth for humans forever. Fire is fast consuming energy and at the same time releasing energy. Its power to create is as huge as its power to destroy. Fire energy in the chart is consuming, fast and furious, creative, expresssive and very powerful. Anger and temper are expressions of fire energy. There is an aspect of sacredness and holiness in fire. When touching fire sometimes it burns and other times it is almost cool. When fire runs through the body, we blush, we heat up from a conversation or just one word that triggers us. Our inner fire is always burning and it might burn us if we do not let it go, let it flow and honour it.
When I work energetically, I somethimes feel like my body has 100 degrees, no matter the temperature around. I use fire energetically in my practice to transform old patterns and believes and I use fire for ceremonies to let go or re-install my own power, if I had an emotionally charged time. I am also guiding fire ceremonies for my clients or for the Wayra Astrae community, like on equinoxes and solstices
The fire element is masculine, energetic, intiative, transformative and always powerful. Our sun is the most beneficial fire. Without the sun there would not be life on earth as we know it. At the same time fire is devastating whole landscapes and kill life on its way, as we often experience in summer. We have the fire in the oven and the fire on the roof. There are many sayings that describe the beneficial and the destructive energy of fire.
The first fire element in the chart is Aries. Aries is the fire within us, temperament, anger, strength, ideas, empatic warmth, spontaneity, enthusiazm. Aries is ready to jump into the fire for an idea or a friend. He uses his fire for self discovery and for doing things. Aries is the warrior who fights for a cause or for rights. Fighting might come in many forms, not only physical and verbal. We have many sayings that describe typically Aries fire energy: ‘go thought fire for somebody or something’ ‘burn-out’ ‘burned my fingers on saying or doing something’ ‘a heated discussion’ etc. Aries has the tendency to hit first and ask later. It initiates new beginnings.
The second fire element is Leo. Leo is the sun within us, warmth, growth, show-up, shine, presence. The Leo sun wants to be seen or needs to be seen. There are some constellations where a person has to learn all this, in the present life and in coming lifetimes. Basically, the Leo sun wants to be on stage of any kind and form. Not everybody is Madonna, but all Leo-suns have their stage. For some of them the stage is quite hidden but I always found it if I search for it. Showing your light and your inner fire might be challenging and it is more than just to be seen. A Leo sun might show her-/himself through creation or through themselves. Leo is a warm and embraching fire element. The light is a warm light, not a cold one. While refection of light is important, everybody around a Leo sun gets also something of that shine. Leo consolidates the status quo.
The third fire element is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sacred fire, the candle on the altar and the sacred fire ceremony. Here we work with fire in a collaboration to transform all that is not needed anymore. We honour the fire within us, learn how to cooperate with it so that we do not get burned. Fire becomes our teacher and our comrade in ceremony. In daily life we strife for freedom, organize ourselves in a way that we have room to grow, to learn and to teach. We integrate our own fire and so feel complete and have the freedom to do, think and feel whatever we choose to. Sagattarius is in communion with nature and fire is an integral part of it. Sagittarius disolves old unhealthy structures and creates space for new beginnings.
Fire commands respect and handling with care. The fire within us is just the same. Many people try to hide it, are ashamed of it, want to eliminate it or get rid of it. There is no such way. Work with your inner fire, give it a place to burn and shine, honour it and it will give you energy and the power to heal!
Balance your fire element within you and use that strength willpower for focusing on your projects. Find a healthy way to release your inner anger and fears. Find your sacred place in the circle around the fire of wisdom.
If you want to know more about astrology or if you want a karmic astrology reading, please contact me or join me for an experiential astrology workshop.