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Traditionally, fire represents the active and masculine or the Yang in Chinese culture. It is most closely related to the sun and the powers of change and purification. Contrasting to water, fire moves upward with rising energy; therefore, the alchemical symbol is an upward pointing triangle. Fire can also be represented by a sword.


The alchemical symbol of fire is an upward pointed triangle.

The colors of fire are traditionally red, orange, and yellow. These create the aspects of flames and rays.


Each color of fire represents a different concept.

Place and Time SymbolismEdit

In a natural setting, fire is symbolized by deserts and mountains. Desert settings symbolize the dryness and heat and warmth of fire. The mountains represent the upward shape of this element.

The times associated with this place symbolism is specifically noon. This is when the sun's direct rays are the greatest. With these rays come more heat and light.


Fire is both an above space phenomena and a natural phenomena.

Above space phenomenaEdit

Because fire is closely related to the sun, it is known as an above space phenomena.

Natural phenomenaEdit

A natural phenomena is not produced by humans.


This classical element is a symbol of fiery emotions. These fiery emotions are love, hate, passion, compassion, empathy, and anger.


The zodiac signs ruled by fire are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

ReferencesEdit The Four Classical Elements

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