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.