Generally, with Active aiming your sight pin will be in focus and the target will be blurred in the distance.
This method is sometimes used by compound archers who will hold the pin on the target whilst being as steady as possible.
With Passive aiming the target is in focus and your sight pin will be a blur in front of the target.
This is a more relaxed approach allowing the target to be in focus. We’ve found this method works best with an open sight ring.