Qualities Of The Astrological Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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There are three signs associated with the element of earth in astrology; Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The element of earth is considered to relate to the human function of touch. Fire is intuition, water, emotions and air, thought. Earth sign people are creative, and often adept at business. They also love working with the body. If you were born under one of the three earth signs, see if you recognize yourself in the qualities and traits described below.


The Steady Builder. April 20 - May 20. The mantra of Taurus is "I have." Taurus are interested in people, but also in attracting things of enduring value. Taurus is steady in his quest to acquire status or possessions. Taurus tends to be calm, deliberate, persistent and serious. They can be quite focused on the quality of Self. Taurus wants to be recognized for his work, and will delight in enjoying the fruits of his labor. Taurus may take a long time to finish a project but will see it through with patience. At work, he can be profit driven, bat also lazy. Taurus talent is conducive to banking, teaching and art.

The slow and determined nature of a Taurus adds strength to the foundations of his ventures and relationships. A Taurus will protect and defend his positions based on principle, and often be quite dynamic if provoked. A Taurus can be intolerably stubborn, but very reliable and stable. In a relationship, he might, at times, be jealous, possessive, or unconscious of himself. You will often find a Taurus to be judgmental, practical and fastidious. It is natural for a Taurus to be self indulgent, or display a proud ego. A Taurus makes a very loyal friend, and will generally honor agreements.

A Taurus typically plays by the rules and has strong moral character. He reasons that others should adhere to the same criteria he does. A Taurus mentally runs new information past an ethical standards test before working with it. If a Taurus appears reserved or detached, he may be establishing personal doctrine with the information at hand. A Taurus needs to examine everything for its usefulness. You will often hear a Taurus speak of principles, progress at work, and what is comfortable to him. If you are the lover or the boss of a Taurus, you will win points by validating the quality of his or her efforts.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, detailed beauty, and sociability. Turn to a Taurus to decorate a room, landscape a yard, or plan your next party.

Physically, Taurus rules the throat and voice. A Taurus appreciates proper diction and is drawn to expressive communication like singing. The first sign of energetic trouble may be a sore throat.

We are never all the attributes of our signs, but it's fun to find the traits we do exhibit to help us understand ourselves.


Getting Down to Business. August 23 - Sept. 22. The Virgo mantra is "I analyze." Virgos will analyze every facet of a situation that they can. They are on a constant search for knowledge, and detail is their middle name. Exacting in their work, Virgos are practical, efficient and organized. They are self motivating and correct themselves if they veer off course or are wrong. Virgos like systems. They like the process of how work is done, the tools involved.

Overall, Virgos must have a feeling of completeness about their work and relationship life. They can be critical and judgmental of those whom they feel fall short of their high standards. Virgos have to consciously control themselves in this area.

Many Virgos are suave, kind, and sympathetic. They are sensitive and clever. Symbolized by the Virgin, Virgos are always striving for purity. They often remain single and can be difficult spouses because of their fussy nature. Things can never be quite perfect enough for Virgos. They can also be secretive and hide their emotions, bottling them up until they explode.

Virgos are dedicated to reforming themselves. As a result of their discriminating nature, in this process they may become self deprecating and timid. Mercury rules this sign, so Virgos have good communication and memory skills. They like mediation, change and being alert. Other adjectives that describe Virgos are careful, unassuming, cautious, service oriented, conscientious, and confident.

In the body, Virgo rules the intestines and bowels, so if this is your sign, take care to support these sensitive areas. Anxiety and worry are key factors affecting the health of Virgos. Mental balance and positive thoughts will help a Virgo enjoy good health. Virgos love to talk about their health and health issues in general. They tend to be hypochondriacs, thinking every cut or scrape is a sure sign of cancer.

We are never all the attributes of our signs, but it's fun to find the traits we do exhibit to help us understand ourselves.


The Sign of Ambition. December 21 - January 19. The key phrase most astrologers use to describe Capricorn is "I use." Capricorns are smart, neat organizers. They are practical and hard working with interests in business, money and any job where they can be the boss— or the slave driver! Capricorns are thrifty, conservative and scrupulous. They are also stubborn, frugal and cautious with money. The sign is associated with wealth.

Saturn, a teacher, rules this sign. This planet represents administration and manifestation. Capricorns love to teach, learn and run things. Saturn can play hardball and teaches that what is sowed, is reaped. Capricorn's symbol is a goat, which is apt, because Capricorns are striving to climb the mountain of life in a tenacious, focused manner. They tend to be reserved, and quiet, unless excited.

Capricorns tend to be critical of other people's flaws and weaknesses. They are hardworking, productive and known for their incredible self-discipline. And they will usually resist change. Capricorns are either prodding, or impulsive, but generally stimulating and opportunistic.

Behind their reserved exterior is a sensitive side. Capricorns are romantic but often have difficulty expressing it verbally. They are sensual, highly attentive and know how to make others happy. At times they get caught up in self pity and can be unforgiving. They are very loyal, have great social abilities and usually enjoy children.

As a Cardinal sign, capricorns have an outward focus and a strong desire to express themselves. In the body, capricorn rules the skeletal structure, skin and knees, which are sensitive areas for a Capricorn.

We are never all the attributes of our signs, but it's fun to find the traits we do exhibit to help us understand ourselves.


New York psychic Derek Calibre specializes in relationships, careers, and decisions. He's been seen on CNN, and Comcast's 'Psychic Workshop'. In his private tarot readings, he uses clairvoyance in conjunction with astrology.

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