Explaining the Earth Signs

The most stable and determined signs of the zodiac: Earth Signs

the earth sign constellations outlined in the night sky

The earth signs include Taurus, in the second house; Virgo, in the sixth house; Capricorn, in the tenth house. They are the most patient and reliable group, while at the same time, they are the most stubborn and uncompromising people:


  • Practical
  • Responsible
  • Devoted
  • Loyal
  • Hardworking
  • Disciplined
  • Self-control


  • Possessive
  • Shy
  • Overly critical
  • All work and no play
  • Unforgiving
  • Condescending
  • Expect the worst
  • Know-it-all

While the three earth signs share the essential characters of the earth elements, they express those traits in different ways. Let’s take a close look at them.

Penelope Cruz has a sun Taurus sign. Image courtesy of Penelope.


People who were born between April 20 to May 20.

General Character:

Taurus is the second zodiac sign in an astrological chart. Taurus is an earth sign, and they are very warmhearted, placid and loving. They seek comfort in their material possessions and home. They fear losing material possessions and they like to maintain the status quo. While facing difficulties, they are prudent, just and unshaken. However, their defects come from their advantages-- they are exasperatingly self-righteous, argumentative, rigid and unoriginal. Whether they are more introverted or extroverted, they need someone who can give them consistent praise. Usually, they have a strong and good aesthetic taste, they have a high potential to become great artists. They love every beautiful thing-- they love good wine, good dish, good music, but they need to pay attention, not to overindulgence. 

Ruling Planet:

Taurus is ruled by Venus. Venus belongs to the inner planets (they move quicker than outer planets) which has a great impact on people’s day-to-day life. It represents pleasure, art, sex and beauty. Taurus is linked by the gift bestowed by Venus: they are great at enjoying the material world. Your Venus sign shows the type of person who can easily sweep you off your feet. 

The Body:

Taurus governs people’s throat and neck. Taurus needs to pay attention to the ailments such as goiter, throat infections, diseases of respiration. Also, Taurus can be overweight since they have an inclination to laziness. 

Salma Hayek has a Virgo sun sign. Image courtesy of Page Six


People who were born between August 22 to September 22.

General Character:

Virgo is the sixth zodiac sign in an astrological chart. It ruled by Mercury. Virgo is the only zodiac sign that shows a figure of a female. They are meticulous but overcritical, modest but a worrier, practical but conservative, intelligent but fussy. People who were born under this sign used to conceal their emotions. They like to pretend it is cold outside, they don’t trust others easily, and are afraid to show others their certain shortcomings like worldliness, however, they have a kind heart naturally deep down inside. Both sexes of Virgo are dignified and charming, although there are some male Virgos that appear effeminate. They need to avoid the type of partner whose sex drive requires a passion since they are good spouses and parents, rather than a match of a strong desire. They are hard-working, logical and studious, yet they are not good at abstract theories and philosophical concepts. They have potential abilities to be scientists, artists, bookkeepers, accountants, editors, physicists, and analytical chemists. An interesting feature found by astrological authorities, for nearly two hundred years, about Virgo is if they enter into a business career, they have a tendency to become dishonest due to their shrewdness. 

Ruling Planet:

Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is the innermost planet in the solar system, so it is the quickest star among others. It represents the mind, communication, reason, language, and intelligence. Mercury gives Virgo people a shrewd personality, sometimes Virgo would become deceptive because they are talented by mercury. Mercury also reflects people’s communication styles and the ways how people conceptualize their ideas, it reveals how we choose our words and our tone instinctively. 

The Body:

Virgo governs the hands, abdomen, spleen and central nervous systems. Virgos tend to get a cold and cough more easily. And they are prone to having pleurisy, pneumonia and nervous disabilities. Male Virgo need to pay attention to their sexual organs, they may have problems with it. Both sexes have delicate stomachs, they need to be careful about the food they eat. 

Kellee Maize has a Capricorn sun sign.  Image courtesy by Kellee Maize


People who were born between December 21 to January 20.

General Character:

Capricorn is the tenth zodiac sign in an astrological chart. It is ruled by Saturn. Capricorn is practical but pessimistic, patient but over conventional, reserved but rigid. Moreover, they all have a sense of humor. They have a very independent and rocklike character and many sterling qualities like unemotional, hardworking, responsible, persevering. Capricorns plan their ambitions carefully, and they would fulfill their goals step by step, therefore, satisfy their lusts for wealth and power. They are a group of people that have good concentration, rational, clear heads, and logical minds. Although they make few friends, they are super loyal. People don’t want to become the enemies of Capricorns, because Capricorns people would become bitter and revengeful to them. They can become a good politician, and they can become a brilliant musician since they are strongly attracted to music. 

Ruling Planet:

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. It represents the structure, law, restriction, obligation, ambition, and responsibility. Saturn highlights people’s need for self-control and limitations. Sometimes we need discipline and responsibilities if we want to succeed in our life goals. Saturn depicts the obstacles people face in life, but it would reward the ones who can learn well from those obstacles. 

The Body:

Capricorn governs the knees, skin, and bones. Capricorns need to pay more attention to their knee’s health and their skin’s condition. Their consistent suppression of emotions would sometimes cause digestive issues.

Ava Sun

Ava Sun is a professional writer, digital media art designer, and an astrology and tarot fan living in Pittsburgh, PA.
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