The Earth Signs in Astrology

Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn make up the Earth signs in astrology. People born under one of the Earth signs tend to be down-to-earth and enjoy having material things.


As with all the Earth signs, Taureans have a down-to-earth, common-sense attitude to life. Unlike the other two however, Taurus has Venus for their ruling planet! Venus was the Roman Goddess of beauty, and in Taurus this imparts a love of homely things…and the finer and more expensive these homely things are the better! The energy of the Bull expresses itself in Taurus as a quiet determination in life – anyone dealing with a Taurean will rarely find them acting like a bull in a china shop…but start trying to push one and you’ll soon find out how far you get!


As with all the Earth signs, Virgos have a down-to-earth, pragmatic outlook on life. But with a ruling planet of Mercury – the Messenger of the Gods in the ancient world – Virgos have a more analytical and intellectual approach to life than the other earth signs. Sensitive and caring, Virgos enjoy bringing to bear their analytical skills of discrimination and discerning judgement to the various situations they come across in life, and are often found in caring professions.


With its symbol of the mountain goat, Capricorns are steady, surefooted achievers in life. As down-to-earth and dependable as all of the Earth signs, pragmatism, common sense and patience are the particular keynotes of how Capricorns approach life. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of social order, authority and ambition. Often regarded as being a mysterious sign for its taciturnity, Capricorns achieve their aims without the dramatic energy of a Fire sign such as Sagittarius, but through the application of steady, persistent, and surefooted effort.


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