THE ELEMENTS: EARTH


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The Earth signs are Taurus (Jake Sommers), Virgo (Sam Woo) and Capricorn.

What are the general characteristics of the Earth sign?
It’s common to hear someone described as “earthy”. Such a person blends in with their natural habitat. They’re sensual, meaning they engage with life through the five senses. It takes time to sense the dense physical world, and Earth signs can operate at a slower, more thorough pace than the other elements (Fire, Air and Water).

They’re oriented toward what’s real, and often this makes them very productive, and able to create tangible results. But if there are no balancing elements, Earth’s extremes could lead to being a work-a-holic, hoarding of possession, pettiness, getting stuck in the mundance, and stubbornness.

Keywords: Practical, useful, structure, productivity, tangible, grounded, sensual, tactile, dependable.

The Earth Element in Astrology: Those with Earth signs often seem to inhabit their physical bodies which can be described in new-age terms as “grounded”. Whatever their ground is - whether it is a high-rise office building or a rural cottage - they’re sending out feelers through the senses. The physical is the densest plane, and they’re masters at assessing and organizing tangible things.

A stereotypical Earth sign would be someone who is easy-going and languid, aware of the local flora and fauna, often have leaves in their hair or dirt on their hands. They’re intimately attuned to the dance of nature, and love to spend time outdoors.

But Earth signs can just as easily work their magic in urban places, since they’re often centers of a certain kind of high-level productivity. Their focus on the tasks at hand makes them vulnerable to the all-work-no-play cul de sac of life. They’re more apt to base their reality on what is around them in form, instead of creating personal myths or assigning symbolic meaning to everything. That’s why too much of a good thing - Earth in this case - could be stifling to things like inspiration, going on faith, a sense of purpose.

Earth signs are here to shape, manifest, cultivate and revel in Earthly delights. Their gift to others is bring form to ideas, making them a balancing partner for an idle dreamer with potential. They tend their own garden, and inspire others to make the most of theirs.

PHOTO SOURCE: http://www.freewebs.com/californiadreams/
TEXT SOURCE: Molly Hall (at: http://astrology.about.com/od/foundations/p/EarthElement)

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