The element of earth represents traits of peace, stability, strength. This element is associated in the Zodiac with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
The earth signs tend to rely more upon their senses and practical reasons than upon the inspirations, theoretical considerations, or intuitions of the other signs, according to Stephen Arroyo (1978). They also have an innate understanding of how the material world functions. What is more, they have more patience, more self-discipline than other signs. The qualities of making a living, persistently reaching goals, being structured come naturally to the signs of earth element.
This element also has the strength of endurance and persistence that enables the earth signs always to look out for themselves. They are the “grounded” people, the ones who bring us down to earth, are also slow and steady. Might be also called the “builders”, they remind us to start with a solid foundation. They are also loyal and stable, they can be trusted through hard times.
What is more, the earth element tends to be cautious, rather conventional, and unusually dependable. Although not particularly assertive, they will speak out when their security is threatened. The involvement with the practical world can limit their time spent dreaming, they can also be a bit materialistic or narrow-minded due to their stubbornness. Instead of digging deep, they can be more focused on surface things.
It might be useful to remember, that earth signs should open themselves to the reality of the unseen world and commit themselves to the specific ideals as guidelines.
Taurus is a fixed earth sign. It’s the sign of property, possessions, wealth. Taurus person might be driven by the search for security – in love, career, and home. They will also convey a deep connection to and appreciation of the physical senses and will often successfully take command of preserving physical security.
Virgo is a mutable earth sign. It’s the sign of self-improvement, perfectionism. Virgo person will try to obtain all the information available and will masterfully volunteer to be of service to others. They display a humble, flexible approach while expertly executing any task they commit to.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. It’s the sign of reputation, career, standing in the community. Capricorn will seek praise and approval in the world but might be reserved in personal relationships. They will climb the most unbearable mountain with perseverance and ambitious determination in order to achieve any goal they set for themselves.
People with the dominant element of earth in the chart are:
- Stable, conservative
- Goal-oriented, productive
- Pragmatic, determined
- Sensible, calm
- Materialistic, focused on the material world
- Structured, calculating
- Patient, committed
This is a short interpretation of the Earth element. However, it is worth noting, that the balance of the elements in the whole chart is important. (For example, Your Sun sign might be Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn, BUT the dominant element in the chart is Water, Fire or Air, then the qualities of these elements are applied to You ♥)