©11-27-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Last month, I published a test for water signs in honor of a global effort to raise awareness of the important of keeping our water supplies clean. I fully intended to follow up with tests for the other elements, but got distracted. Today, we’re getting back on track. This is a test to see how strong the fire signs, their rulers, and the associated houses are in your chart. Here’s an overview of this trio of fire-related chart factors:
People who score high on the fire element are likely to be lively, outgoing, action-oriented, and warm, yet often impulsive or even pushy. Enthusiasm is one of their more appealing qualities, though they can blow hot and cold, going on to espouse new enthusiasms on a fairly regular basis. They’re more likely to be extroverts than introverts, but naturally, other chart features may modify this picture.
When challenged, they can be hot tempered and determined to win you over to their point of view. Each of these signs, in their own way, can have good leadership qualities and attract followers to their passionate pursuits.
Passion itself is one of the noteworthy qualities of fire, but Leo (the fixed fire sign) is more likely to mate for life than the other two.
If you’re in the upper echelon of fire sign folks, you may have a genius for enrolling others in your enthusiasms, being an inspiring leader who knows how to make things happen.
The tests in this series aren’t a perfect scientific measurement—that’s impossible. They’re just meant as a simple and fun way to find out the strongest influences in your birth chart.
The Test for Fire Types—What’s your Score?
____ Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. 5 points each.
____ Other planets (including Chiron) in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. 3 points each.
____ Sun or Moon in the fire houses, the 1st, 5th, or 9th , 5 points each.
____ Other planets (including Chiron) in the 1st, 5th, or 9th house. 3 points each.
____ 10% of your Mars Score (See How Strong is your Mars? Here’s the Score!) Rounded off (44 points=4, 45 points =5). If you don’t remember, guesstimate.
____ 10% of your Sun Score (See How Strong is your Sun? Here’s the Score! )
____ 10% of your Jupiter Score (See How Strong is your Jupiter? Here’s the Score!)
____ BONUS: Mars within 10° of a conjunction to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven, 15 points each. (This is the single strongest factor in making you a fiery person. Other aspects to these points are already included in the planetary scores.)
Total all the chart features that apply. I’m just guessing on how people will score, but it’s likely that a score of 0-24 points would be considered low, while 25-35 indicates a moderate influence. More than 35? Strong. 40-64? Very strong indeed! 65 and beyond? Off the charts.
And, yes, no doubt, there are tons of other factors that could add to your fiery nature. I’m opting to keep this to a few crucial factors in order to simplify the math and standardize the scores.
For the purpose of standard reporting in the comment section: Don’t use the Part of Fortune, the Vertex, Antivertex, Part of Fortune, Sedna, Eris, or the bazillion asteroids other than Chiron.
For your own purposes, use anything you doggoned well please. If you earned one or more belts in the marital arts, award yourself points. If you follow fire trucks, give yourself points. If you were a cheer leader in high school or belonged to the pep club, give yourself points.
How did you do? Since this is a completely new test, you’re a beta tester and your input is valuable. Let us know your score in the comment section down below this article so we can see what the range of scores is on this test.
In case you missed them, here are the popular astrology tests:
- Are You a Water Type? Here’s the Score!
- How Cardinal are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Fixed are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Mutable are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Sun? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Moon? Here’s the Score?
- How Strong is your Mercury? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Mars? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Jupiter? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Saturn? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Uranus? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Neptune? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score!
- From Joyce Mason: Chiron Quiz: How Strong is Your Chiron? and The Chiron Resonance Quiz: What’s Your Chi-Res Score?
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