The signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are in the earth element, and are known as the earth signs.
The sign of Taurus is the 2nd in the conventional zodiac sequence, and starts at 30 degrees of the circle. Virgo is the 6th sign, and starts at 150 degrees, and Capricorn is the 10th sign, starting at 270 degrees. As with the fire signs, the earth signs are in trine to each other by virtue of being 120 degrees apart.
If you want to get anything done, no matter what, toward a tangible, material end, you should get a hold of an earth sign. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are all super-practical, with great common sense and are finely attuned to the here and now. In other words, they are very much grounded.
The earth element favors the material things in life. It is motivated by results, leaving inspiration and grand vision to the fire and air people. In short, earth puts its money right where its mouth is. For earth signs, talk is cheap – doing is believing.
With the Sun or Moon in earth, life as a whole is directed toward building material security and social status. There is a strong drive to be practical in all matters, to pay attention to one’s own and other people’s actions, and assess their value and impact.
If Mercury is in the earth element, common sense is big. Ideas and words have to be believable. Earth Mercury wants to apply the litmus test to everything that is written or said. Data is valued, especially if it has been practically validated.
Venus in earth is solid and trustworthy in all relationships – be it romance, friendship, or collegiality. People with Venus in earth people are solid as a rock, you can rely on them to be there for you no matter what. They are the go-to people at crunch time, you can count on them to stand and deliver for the team.
With Mars in earth, toughness and perseverance are predominant. They can withstand punishment, and will keep going long after others have given up. Mars in earth is a good organizer: earth likes to have things properly lined up and Mars provides the drive and energy to do so.
See Horoscopes to find out which of your horoscope planets, if any, are in earth signs.