Earth Signs

Earth signs are the grounded, stabilizing signs of the Zodiac or Mazzaroth (Hebrew word for Zodiac). They represent our bodies, our objects, and the materials and manifestations that make up our realities. Earth signs resist movement and change, and they function best while in one place. They represent our connection to the natural world, and our foundations.

There are three Earth Signs in the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Earth energies vary, depending on the Sign and Planetary Ruler of the Sign.

Taurus: Taurus is the sensual, abundant aspect of Earth energies. This corresponds to the beauty of the natural world, and the consumption of it. Taurus is grounded in early childhood experiences and possessions that help create the foundation of our entire lives, no matter where Taurus is located in our charts. Earth can become shallower in Taurus, where our values are based more on appearance, or muddy, where our love of naturally pleasing things becomes saturated and excessive.

Virgo: Virgo is the communicative, analytical aspect of Earth energies. This represents the ways in which word is manifest, or communication roots to the structures of reality. It also represents communication with what is manifest, especially the physical body, which is one of the reasons Virgo is connected to the medical and healing fields. Virgo finds stability in patterns, and even abstract evidence. Similar to desert Earth, Virgo is the least emotional and least stuck of the Earth signs.

Capricorn: Capricorn represents the most grounded, stable, and immovable or stubborn aspects of Earth energies. It reveals how we are unwilling to change, tied to culture and tradition, and loyal to our foundations. It is thick, dense Earth energy that adapts very slowly and maintains cohesion of manifestation, or reliability and a tough exterior. Capricorn Earth energy sinks or gets buried when it is not balanced, but when balanced, always provides a state of being, and often place, to return to that is solid, basic, and understandable.

8-29-2020, Holistic Astrology: Daily Selection

Mars in Aries: Mars came home to Aries on June 28, 2020, and collective egos have run high ever since. This is, however, a great time to get things done and demonstrate leadership abilities. Mars in Aries represents being in conflict with the Self and expressing the Self with true will power. There’s little in-between with this energy, so it’s important to periodically slow down and reflect, as well as refrain from becoming combative with others. It’s also important to manifest the will’s desires during this time because it represents a key time to achieve goals and set things in motion for the future.

Venus in Cancer: When Venus entered the sign of Cancer on August 7, 2020, she crawled into a little shell and became busy nurturing the organisms that live in there. In other words, our hearts are more in-tune with and focused-on home, safety, and family with this energy. We may seek ways to give to our loved ones and ways to protect them, depending on our values. Romance is also more likely to occur in the home, rather than in public places, and this would be an excellent time for a couple to rekindle their love of sharing a home together. Also, Venus in Cancer is an outstanding time to get pregnant, or a really scary time not to have protected sex!

Mercury in Virgo: When Mercury moved into the sign of Virgo on August 20, 2020, collective communication turned more analytical and objective. As the guiding/ruling planet of Virgo, Mercury is at home here, with all of the thoughtful air energies. Increased analytical thinking can be a very good thing for many people during this time, but it can also turn into being overly critical for many other people. Virgo enjoys research and patterns, seeking the objective, or out-of-self, observations about the world. When communications center on emotions and personal concerns, Virgo tends to depersonalize the information, which could be very difficult or tricky during this time, especially in romantic relationships.