The earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are the anchors of the zodiac. These signs are called to make practical use of this experience. Earth energy is deeply rooted and seeks to build a firm, stable foundation that promotes success in the physical realm. Everyone, no matter their sign, can benefit from learning more about the grounding, rooted energy of the earth signs as they are signs that truly understand the importance of manifesting in the material realm.
The Earth Signs & Grounding
Earth sign energy is reminiscent of a tree with strong roots. People are able to flourish when they have strong roots…just like trees. Earth energy reminds us that our foundations play an essential role in our development. In following the zodiac, in Aries, we are born, but in Taurus, the first earth sign, we put down our roots. This can be equated to leaving the hospital as a baby and going to the first foundation we experience…our homes. In these homes, we are provided with our basic needs-food, clothing, and shelter. With Virgo, we are tending to the seeds that were planted in the foundation so that we can eventually have a good harvest. Virgo reminds us that we are here to do something with this experience. We are here to be of service in some way. The final earth sign, Capricorn, focuses on being fully accountable for its experience by creating and following through with plans knowing that all achievements are earned.
Taurus-Being in the Body
In the fixed sign of Taurus, there is a recognition of being in the body. Taurus is deeply connected to the five senses. There is a sensual nature that desires to enjoy delectable food, beautiful music, gorgeous scenes, pleasant scents, and a good touch. The body is to be enjoyed for all that it offers and make sure that there is a safe place to come home to oneself is important. The basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter are ruled by Taurus, and this foundation is vital to the growth and development of the soul. When these basics are lacking, it can make individuals feel unsupported with no real sense of belonging. An example of this the rising homelessness crisis where many people find it difficult to put their lives back on track when they can’t meet their basic needs. In psychology, the theory of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs poses that there are certain needs that have to be met in order for people to live fulfilling lives. Taurus energy is aligned with the fulfillment of the basic needs and the creation of things such as money and resources that will allow people to ground themselves solidly in this experience.
Virgo-The Path to Wholeness
Moving into the mutable earth of Virgo, there is a desire to make use of this experience by noticing the details, using discernment, seeking wholeness, and being of service. Virgo energy grounds by taking care of itself so that it may help others in practical ways. Ruled by Mercury, Virgo is a stickler for details and can possess nervous energy that must be put to good use. There is a desire for wholeness and purity which is noticed in the desire to lead of lifestyle the promotes the synthesis of the mind, body, and spirit. Virgo energy desires to humbly make something of this experience by putting its energy to good use. One of the best ways to this is to commit to eliminating whatever does not work so that one’s energy can be used in the most efficient ways possible.
Capricorn wraps up the earth energy experience with the cardinal energy of change. In this realm, earth energy is now aware that it must make its way through the world with a purpose. Capricorn makes plans and steadily makes its way forward. There may be obstacles along the way, but hard work lights the path forward. As the last earth sign, there is the heavy responsibility of owning the experience of life. Capricorn asks that we be accountable and responsible for all that we do which resonates with the sense that will only get out of this experience what we put in. Excuses are not acceptable, and slacking is not tolerated. Capricorn wants to build strong, solid structures, but in order to do this a solid, committed plan is necessary.
Integrating Earth Energy
Earth energy is essential for everyone as it roots us into this experience. Understanding the path of the earth signs provides details on how we can be firmly positioned in our lives. From establishing a solid base from which to build offered by Taurus to using discernment to clarify our lives and be of service offered by Virgo and creating the structures via thorough planning and hard work offered by Capricorn, earth energy is important in navigating this physical realm.