10 Characteristics of Earth Signs in Astrology
The four elements of the zodiac signs in astrology are earth, fire, water, air. Of these, Earth is the heaviest and the most comfort-seeking and resourceful. Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, Capricorn being the most mature of the earth signs. How does the element of earth influence your personality? What are earth signs attracted to? Are earth signs the best? Are Earth and Air signs compatible? Do earth and fire signs go together? What are the negative personality traits of Earth signs?
Here are 10 unique qualities of earth signs that distinguish them from other elements in astrology:
1. Earth signs are stable
Earth signs loathe the idea of sudden changes. They are planners who take things slow and move cautiously. Everything tangible that we see around us is representative of the element earth. They are grounded and love routine. Monotonous timetables do not bore them and they can easily pull off repetitive tasks as long as they derive tangible benefits of their investment of time and energy. Earth signs are immensely patient. They aren’t quick to react or take action. They wait, analyze and weigh the pros and cons thoroughly before they draw conclusions. They believe in concrete actions and are incredibly persistent and harbor a high tolerance for most things in life.
2. Earth signs are conservative
Earth signs prefer a traditional approach to all that they do. They avoid risks of rash behavior. Such rigidity in their conduct often imparts a serious outlook to the earth signs. They would rather do the tested and proven tasks than go for something revolutionary or rebellious. It is a deep-rooted practical approach to life that these earth signs signify.
3. Earth signs are resourceful
Earth signs are materialistic. They value money and resources in other forms. They are cautious with their finances and smart in their investments. Saving for rainy days is a trait that is innate in earth signs. They are never rash with their money and could sometimes seem miserly to others who are frivolous spenders. Of the earth signs, Taurus is the most materialistic and pleasure seeking.
4. Earth signs are stubborn
Earth signs have strong values and opinions on life. Once they have made a decision, they won't budge unless they have substantial reasons to do otherwise. They seldom change their ideas and convictions under influence. Once they have dedicated themselves to a task or a person, they will stubbornly pursue the same without distractions. This laser focus attention on their priorities makes them very responsible people.
5. Earth signs are loyal in love
In dating or when in love, earth signs are devoted to their partners. They are great providers and value their family over anything else. It takes some time for an earth sign to fall in love but once their affection is won, they are in it for life. They usually want to settle down and enjoy a happy family life so they'll dream of building their home with someone they are serious about.
6. Earth signs have a high self-esteem
Earth signs cultivate a high self esteem early on. How the world perceives them and what reputation they earn is highly regarded by these natives. They are sensitive about their values and desire respect wherever they go. This could also make them egoists but they are usually quite mindful of their honor. Play with their sentiments or treat them casually and they will swiftly cut off and never return. They are usually quite accomplished in life because of their sheer hard work and dedication to their careers. As their accolades are hard earned, they attach a high sense of worth to themselves.
7. Earth signs are ambitious and workaholics
Earth signs are strongly career oriented. They are invested in their goals and have big ambitions. Wealth and materialism is a major focus of their lives. The fear of scarcity drives them to achieve and focus on growth. So, acquiring physical goods gives them the greatest satisfaction. An intense determination and passion to accumulate material possessions forms the core of their personality trait. Of the earth signs, Capricorn is the most workaholic.
8. Earth signs are cold when hurt
Earth signs may struggle to express their emotions. They believe in reason over emotions and this may cause them to disregard what they feel. A detached disposition makes them aloof and indifferent in their romantic relationships which emerges as a negative personality trait. They are serious about their love lives and can get easily irritated with fickle or casual behavior.
9. Earth signs are deeply attached to their possessions
Earth signs attach supreme value to the people and objects that they possess or associate themselves with. This gives rise to a degree of selfishness or greed and refusal to part with what they own. They hold onto their prized possessions the longest and struggle to let go. Their expression of love is in actions and they pride themselves over their hard-earned belongings.
10. Earth signs are loners by choice
Earth signs are analytical and value reason over ever-changing emotions. They can compartmentalize their feelings and have a tendency to critically think and commit. They do not necessarily need validity from strangers or a crowd to attach importance to themselves. Very mature and capable of handling their own messes, these are responsible signs that take charge of their present and future, ready to grind and manifest their thoughts into solid actions.
Who do earth signs not get along with?
Air signs like Gemini, Libra and Aquarius have difficulty getting along with Earth signs. As air and earth do not gel, they will always encounter some conflicts while trying to make a relationship work.
Earth signs are all about real tangible goals, while air signs live off their thoughts, ideas and dreams that do not necessarily convert into actions. This can instantly turn off earth signs and cause disinterest.
Air signs are usually distracted, never in a place for too long and love the idea of change. So, trust and understanding is almost impossible to build because air signs may lose interest and drift away around a slow and stubborn earth sign.
Air signs love communicating and thrive under mental stimulation while the practical mindset of earth signs seems like a block that drains them and leaves them without a spark, feeling dull and turned off.
Best compatibility in love and soulmate
Water signs like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are highly compatible with earth signs like Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. They have a natural yearning for each other and are a match made in heaven.
Water signs look for stability and someone to ground their emotions. They are sensitive and seek a partner who is patient with them and dependable. Water nurtures the earth and gives life to its inhabitants. Water is a nourishing force that creates land-forms, cools and stabilizes the earth. Water signs help earth signs to be in tune with their emotions and teaches them the art of fluidity and spiritual quest.
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For nearly 15 years now, I have been writing about the mysteries of the zodiac signs, their characteristics and personality traits, their compatibility, their relationships and their passionate loves, with all the beauty but also all the complexity this can entail.