The Earth Signs:
Please remember that everyone has every sign somewhere in their horoscope. What follows is a description of Earth Signs by themselves without considering the influence other signs have on the chart. In an individual horoscope, of course, all the factors blend to produce a unique final result. Earth is solid, tangible. Fire is intuitive. Earth Signs, by contrast, believe only what they can see, hear, touch, taste or smell. If they can’t sense something, then to them, it doesn’t exist. Fire Signs just know that there is something coming from just over that hill. Earth Signs will believe it when it gets here. Without Fire, there is no joy, no reason to live. But Earth knows that you can’t live on inspiration alone. Someone has to do the hard work and take out the garbage at the end of the day. Earth Signs show the places in your horoscope where you are practical, “down to earth”, and take care of those daily chores, those details of living. On the negative side, the placements of Earth Signs in your horoscope can show where you are rigid and blocked, afraid to move.
is a fixed Earth. Really fixed. This is the sign of Inertia. Slow to get moving, but impossible to stop. It is also the most Sensual sign in the zodiac. Taurus likes its physical pleasures, especially eating. People with a strong Taurus emphasis in their horoscopes don’t really eat. They graze. Put a plate of little snacks near them at a party and, well, you had better get another plate for everyone else. When it comes to sex, unless something else in their horoscope interferes, Taurus Sun-Sign people can go all night. Better be in good shape if you’re having a fling with one of them. And, oh yes. They like to wrestle and tickle. If you’re ticklish, better stay away. They will drive you crazy.
is Mutable Earth . This is the sign of Work. People with strong Virgo placements in their horoscope always have to keep busy, usually in the area of life indicated by the section of the chart where Virgo is placed. Virgo is also the sign of Details, the smaller the better. And let’s not forget Criticism and Self-Criticism. This is the only sign in the zodiac that can complain about a error of an eighth of an inch when they are talking about a highway from the Earth to the Moon. They really need to Give It A Rest, at least sometimes.
is Cardinal Earth. Taurus is raw, basic resources. Virgo is the garden where they are worked on. Capricorn is the Harvest Time where you reap what you have sown. Virgo is the best sign for details. Capricorn is the second best. But Capricorn does something Virgo usually finds difficult. It organizes all those little details into a whole structure. And being Cardinal instead of Mutable, Capricorn can lead.