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The Meaning of Earth Signs

The energy of the Earth element, and the traits of Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

By Maria DeSimone

While each of the four elements is integral to life and survival, Earth is most connected to the physicality of life. Earth is receptive, not aggressive, and that’s key to understanding its potency. Earth possesses strength and endurance, making it an indomitable force. At the same time, however, there is a certain amount of peacefulness connected to the Earth element. Sure, Earth can be passive ... but by no means is Earth weak!

Without Earth, we would have nothing to hold us up. No foundation. No support. Earth is attuned to form and matter. These assets help to explain why the Earth signs are the most and durable of the zodiac.

The element of Earth is intricately connected with the physical senses. This allows Earth an intuitive grasp as to how the material world works -- an almost natural understanding. Earth has the ability to use this instinct to ensure physical security is maintained, while also achieving a thorough enjoyment and appreciation of everything the physical world has to offer.

What are the Earth signs?

The three Earth signs of the zodiac are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. While all of the Earth signs share the common qualities of the Earth element, each one expresses those qualities in a unique manner.

1. Taurus (Apr 19 -- May 20)

Taurus will convey a deep connection to and appreciation of the physical senses and will often successfully take command of preserving physical security.

2. Virgo (Aug 22 -- Sept 22)

Virgo will masterfully volunteer to be of service to others, displaying a humble, flexible demeanor while expertly executing any task they commit to.

3. Capricorn (Dec 21 -- Jan 19)

Capricorn will climb the highest mountains with perseverance and ambitious determination in order to achieve any goal they set for themselves.

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Earth sign traits

Because of these propensities, Earth is the element of patience, stability, commitment, discipline, permanence, and strength. Nothing can grow without these qualities, and the end result with Earth is typically prosperity. Earth may be slow and methodical, but it is also ultimately successful.

Earth’s tendency towards practicality can have its drawbacks. Imagination may be lacking in Earth since the focus is mostly on what can be proven to exist by virtue of what one sees, tastes, touches, or hears. An inability to deal with what cannot be explained in our physical universe can limit Earth’s potency and lead to a rigid, narrow-minded, materialistic view of life and our world.

Still, if Earth can open itself up to the intangibles, its potential to achieve prosperity will enhance tenfold.

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