Everything You Need to Know About Being an Earth Sign

You are usually cool as a cucumber.

Knowing your zodiac sign is important, but it’s even more essential to understand the element of your zodiac sign. As you may or may not know, the elements are divided into four categories (fire, earth, air, and water). All of the elements make up the natural world and are used to categorize each zodiac sign. One cannot exist without the others, and all are necessary to keep the circle of life flowing.  

Classifying one’s sun sign can help them find their path in the world. It can help people understand what inspires them and where they find joy. For example, if you’re an earth sign, then you may enjoy creative endeavors because you like to work with your hands and build things from the bottom up. You may be slow to finish projects, but you put the most care in doing so. The results of your hard work are impeccable and unlike anyone else’s. And, as an earth sign, you do like to enjoy the fruits of your labors by indulging in decadence and rewarding yourself. Yes, earth signs work hard and play hard, too.  

Tauruses, Virgos, and Capricorns are all earth signs. Each of these three sun signs is known for their hard-working attitude and loyalty to others. On a bad day, they can get a little jealous and possessive of others—but, hey, we all can now and again. Overall, they are the ride-or-die signs of the zodiac because they will always be there, no matter what. Just don’t push their buttons, because their patience may be tested over time. Ninety-nine percent of the time, they won’t get mad and will help calm down any situation. However, when they get angry, they steam with rage.  

What it means to be an earth sign 

Let’s break it down by the three signs that encompass this element:


As a fixed earth sign, the bull is known for stubbornness, artistry, sensuality, and allegiance. Since they are ruled by Venus, which is a lazier planet, they are slow to start and finish projects. But when they’re in the middle of a creative endeavor that speaks to their passions, they are totally invested. When they’re in love, they’re forever by their partner’s side and remain faithful throughout time.  


Analytical by nature, mutable Virgo is the natural detective of the zodiac chart. They use critical thinking to process information and understand matters. Never one to turn their back on a friend in need, their patience and kindness will help others succeed. Just don’t take their goodness for granted, as they hate not being appreciated or acknowledged for their selflessness. (The same rules apply to romance.)  


The sea goat is known for a hard-working and competitive vibe. But if we look deeper we can find that they are the most sensitive out of the earth signs. They are very reflective and often think of the past with a full heart. As the initiator of the earth signs (because it’s a cardinal sign), they like to get projects started and off the ground—even on matters of the heart.  

Who earth signs are compatible with 

In astrological compatibility, all sun signs can get along with anyone. There’s no particular sign that they don’t get along with. But, overall, earth signs tend to gravitate towards water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) because water can help grow their dreams (think of a plant being watered).

The only caveat is that earth signs can become smothered by water signs and need space at times. Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) can be too intense for the chill vibe of earth signs. Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) offer a more intellectual approach to life, which can challenge earth signs and make them think more.  

Filed Under