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The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

by Rebecca Brents

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Earth Signs take care of practicalities

The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn represent energy that is directly concerned with practical issues, physical substance, financial matters, and the "business" of living. This energy supports, nourishes, stabilizes, and promotes growth - especially growth on investments. These signs are conservative, solid, pragmatic, constructive, and interested in administering "real circumstances" in the material world.

They themselves are physical and sensation-oriented. They make things solid, secure, and grounded in reality. They are sensible, logical, business-like, and matter-of-fact. They are committed to living well in a material and physical sense. Money and luxuries appeal to them for the sensation, comfort, and security these provide.

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Earth Signs handle the natural world

They are also dedicated to earning what they get through work, skill, and enterprise. They can, in fairness, be considered materialistic, but they are also productive, stable, realistic, organized, methodical, patient, and discriminating with regard to where they invest themselves and their energy.

They are looking to refine, increase, organize, use ... and enjoy the pleasures and finer things they have in life. They are business people, salt-of-the-earth, pillars of the community, managers and administrators ... concerned with security now and into the future. They can be exacting, critical, detail-oriented, hedonistic, persistent, dependable, and enduring. They are survivors - with tangible accomplishments and contributions they can point to with pride ... and do!!

Under stress, Earth signs can be extravagant, wasteful, impractical, unproductive, inflexible, critical, and lazy.

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Here are the Earth Signs
  • Taurus stabilizes, promotes the growth of new physical life, deals patiently and routinely with the practical business of living, and likes to accumulate money and possessions. It can be involved with "things" as status symbols, is known for being loyal and kind, is placid and "laid-back," and likes to conserve energy - especially its own. It can also be stubborn and hard to motivate - especially with ideas that are not its own.

  • Virgo refines and perfects, applies its ideas and learned skills in work - mostly for the benefit of others. It looks to use knowledge productively, analytically, logically. It is detail-conscious, practical, efficient, and discriminating. It is concerned with effective use of physical resources, including the body, and so is health-conscious and maintenance-oriented. It works hard at routine matters - but can be workaholic, critical, fussy, picky, and "never satisfied."

  • Capricorn consolidates, incorporates, creates hierarchy and structure, and works for large-scale, tangible results that will "justify its existence" and help it achieve social position. It is concerned with professional accomplishments and community standing. It assumes responsibility, acts with persistence, claims authority, establishes order, administers its concerns in a practical and business-like manner, and builds itself a solid reputation - often amounting to fame. It manages life on a broad scale and for the long-term, but it can be intransigent, unsympathetic, status-conscious, and concerned only with "the bottom line."

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Feminine Signs -- The Earth and Water Signs ---> Signs of Practicality and Emotion -- Where masculine signs are dynamic, self-motivating and proactive, feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and "wait and see what happens" before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will.

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The Earth Signs -- Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn ---> Earth Signs take care of practicalities -- The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn represent energy that is directly concerned with practical issues, physical substance, financial matters, and the "business" of living. This energy supports, nourishes, stabilizes, and promotes growth - especially growth on investments.

The Air Signs -- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius ---> Air Signs handle information -- The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius represent energy that is directly concerned with ideas, information, intellect, opinions, facts, perspectives and communications skills. They relate to others intellectually, share thoughts and experiences, listen to feedback, and combine information into new ideas and possibilities.

Water Signs -- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces ---> Water Signs are emotional -- The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces represent emotional, instinctive, and subconscious energy that is nurturing, healing, and transformative. They are feeling, sensitive, intuitive, responsive, protective, and passionate.

Born with the Sun in Taurus -- The Taurus Character ---> The symbol of Taurus is the bull. -- Takin' it easy -- Want some words to describe Taurus? How about "laid back" and "easy going?" Taurus likes to mellow out, take life at a measured stride and on its own time schedule. What can I say? Taurus believes in conserving physical resources ... and "conserving" its own energy is first on the list. You just can't push these folks any faster than they have a mind to go. Either get used to it ... or decide to make antacids part of your daily life.

Born with the Sun in Virgo -- The Virgo Character ---> Virgo's symbol is the young woman ... the virgin. -- Virgos devote themselves to work. -- I will try to keep this brief. I know how Virgos like efficiency. Work and service are their passions. They'll find it -- or at least what they define as it -- even if they have to make it up. A Virgo in his heart of hearts wants to be useful. Virgos can be the most selfless, dedicated, indefatigable workers in the world.

Born with the Sun in Capricorn -- The Capricorn Character ---> Reputation is everything! -- If there's a party animal anywhere in your character, it comes from somewhere other than your Capricorn energy. The Capricorn part of you was born sober, and grown up, and knowing how to behave. That Capricorn part of you wouldn't tie one on or wear a silly paper hat at gunpoint. There's bound to be a camera somewhere in the room ... or a lurking reporter. Or the local gossip.

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