Earth Signs

Did you know that in addition to the Sun, Moon, and other planets the Earth also has a proper place in your natal chart? We can analyze the Earth’s placement in our natal charts as a means of understanding ourselves more deeply. How to calculate your Earth placement and descriptions for each placement are below.

As embodied intelligence of the divine, our experience as humans is to heal with, take our place within, and commune with Nature–which we are part of. I first became introduced to the idea of the Earth in our charts and as a possible ruler of Taurus through the work of Donna Cunningham. We are in a relationship with and a part of the natural world. The Earth in astrology can help illuminate how we relate to the physical world, nature, the body, and this reality.

Our Earth placement allows us insight into the energy of the opposition and the inherent multifaceted nature of our unique embodied spirit. Major aspects and transits to the Earth are also mirrored and reflected in the Sun sign, making this axis vitally important to understanding ourselves within the cycles of life. Let’s dive into our embodiment and how our spiritual self is woven within our physical experiences on Earth.

How to Calculate your Earth Zodiac Sign in Your Natal Chart

The Earth is always located exactly opposite your Sun sign by house and degree. The opposition is an aspect where planets, signs, and/or houses are 180 degrees from each other. This aspect is symbolic of the dynamic tension created between two sides, ideas, archetypes, or themes.

Each zodiac sign and house is working within the energy of this tension. You cannot have one without the other even if one side is more readily expressed than the other. We see and grow through our relationships with others. For example, during a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in exact opposition to one another, creating powerful yet confronting energy between the two zodiac archetypes involved.

With an opposition aspect, the key is finding centeredness by allowing each side (in this case Earth and Sun) space to shine, grow, and be nourished. We can draw the resplendent energy of the Sun into our earthly body through the magic of manifestation in order to live out our soul’s drive to be, exist, and know oneself.

Oppositions in Astrology

Zodiac SignsHouses

Earth Sign Descriptions ⊕

⊕ Earth in Aries ♈︎

Aries Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Fire
  • Key-phrase: I Am
  • Symbol: Ram
  • Modality: Cardinal

Leader, Sacred Warrior, Teacher, Defender, Knight, Traveler, Alchemist, Pioneer, Explorer, Pirate, Politician, Tutor, Avenger, Adventurer, Wanderer, Lone-Wolf, Comedian, Initiator, Athlete, Performer, Acrobat

About the Earth in Aries

When the Earth is in Aries, your Sun sign is Libra. You inherently will carry with you the energy of both of these signs. The Libra energy will be reflected at you through an Aries mindset. You may work through relationship tension with urgency and pioneer new ways of loving and relating.

There is a deep sense and desire to understand your identity and get to know your individual gifts, talents, and purpose. You may be athletic or enjoy the energy that surrounds sports and competition. There is potential for an internal battle between a desire to keep the peace and a desire to engage in a fight.

The Libra themes of balance and justice often get disrupted through the Aries energy of needing to be first, having a keen sense of urgency, and making sure your survival needs are met.

Relationships are one way in which Earth in Aries people are better able to carve out a personal identity in order to understand themselves more deeply. In this way, you often find your deeper Self through the experiences of love and relating, including romantic and non-romantic connections. Who you are, your identity and your sense of self are very powerful tools for you in this life.

⊕ Earth in Taurus ♉︎

Taurus Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Earth
  • Key-phrase: I Have
  • Symbol: Bull
  • Modality: Fixed

Lover, Counselor, Baker, Artist, Builder, Craftsperson, Emperor, Witch, Gardener, Herbalist, Miser, Earth Goddess, Princess, Architect, Siren, Femme Fatale, Black Widow, Flirt, Singer, Musician, Enchantress, Sorceress, Poet, Sister

About the Earth in Taurus

When the Earth is in Taurus you are working with double earth energy, as Taurus’ element is also earth. If you are a Scorpio Sun then you have the Earth in Taurus in your chart. This axis creates a dynamic tension between transcendence and immanence.

This means you cycle through deep feelings of connection to your body, mind, and spirit yet at times feel distanced and disconnected from the physical world, the body, and reality in which you live.

As an Earth in Taurus person, you sense the value of stability, sensuality + pleasure, and may often view human life as a purely biological process and/or have a strictly scientific or secular-based viewpoint.

There may be a tendency to explore atheism, existentialism, occultism, and humanism in your quest for an understanding of reality and the divine. Taurus in Earth people are deeply attuned to nature and therefore may have multifaceted wisdom of what this planet, the body, and ultimately humanity needs for all layers of physical existence including from intense pleasure to basic survival.

⊕ Earth in Gemini ♊︎

Gemini Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Air
  • Key-phrase: I Think
  • Symbol: Twins
  • Modality: Mutable

Bard, Minstrel, Trickster, Comedian, Poet, Narrator, Student, Devotee, Apprentice, Instructor, Provocateur, Alchemist, Wizard, Guide, Advisor, Double-Agent, Scribe, Politician, Nomad, Wanderer, Shape-shifter, Schemer, Flirt, Attorney

About the Earth in Gemini

When the Earth is in Gemini, your Sun sign is Sagittarius. This axis is working with the elements of fire and air. When Earth is in an air sign this gives you access to in-between realms and liminal spaces. You are more likely to be able to shift your consciousness and explore the boundaries of space and time through your mystical powers.

This may manifest as an interest in psychedelics, trance states, astral travel, and shamanic journeying. You are a traveler seeking to make changes to this reality through the powers of your mind and body.

When the Earth is in Gemini you are grounded in the idea that life is meant as a playground for change, growth, and experiences to be exchanged and integrated on a multidimensional level.

You manifest idealist thoughts and actions through your physical body and in the world by participating in activism, social change, and acts of creation. Your tension lies in recognizing there are many truths in life and you may fluctuate between holding many different ideas throughout your lifetime; even choosing to make major life decisions based on intensely changing ‘isms’ you resonate with moment-to-moment.

⊕ Earth in Cancer ♋︎

Cancer Info + Archetypes

  • Key-phrase: I Feel
  • Element: Water
  • Symbol: Crab
  • Modality: Cardinal

Caregiver, Nurse, Priestess, Priest, Politician, Therapist, Psychic, Weaver, Matriarch, Water Goddess, Artisan, Fairy Godmother, Angel, Chef, Father, Patriarch, Leader, Empress, Protector, Dreamer, Critic, Consort, Advocate, Counselor, Helper

About the Earth in Cancer

The Earth in Cancer gives the pressured Capricorn Sun someplace soft and comforting to land. There is an abundant sensitivity with this placement, allowing one to reach into the deep well of their psychic being.

A preceptive sense of empathy tends to be powerfully present when the Earth is in this watery and emotional sign. There is a need to care for others and be cared for by others. The Earth in Cancer soul is learning to embrace vulnerability. Capricorn tends to prefer to appear capable and autonomous which can lead to isolation.

They could allow for more support, to let themselves be seen, and every now and then let others see them buckle under all the pressure they tend to live under. They are learning that community requires principles of belonging, taking up space, and sometimes help from others.

Facing and approaching obstacles with love, kindness, and forgiveness can be felt in the body by relaxing and letting go of control. There may be a tendency to feel awkward within your own skin and spiritual work can be done to become more comfortable within your own body. With this placement you are discovering who you are by forming a deeper embodiment around self-love, nourishment, and honoring of the complexities of your physical and spiritual needs.

⊕ Earth in Leo ♌︎

Leo Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Fire
  • Key-phrase: I Will
  • Symbol: Lion
  • Modality: Fixed

Royal, King, Queen, Storyteller, Narrator, Writer, Journalist, Networker, Creator, Ruler, Lover, Ambassador, Diplomat, Mentor, Leader, Singer, Musician, Seeker, Defender, Law Enforcement, Gambler, Hero, Actor, Communicator, Religious Leader, Teacher, Athlete, Comedian

About the Earth in Leo

If your Sun is in Aquarius then this means your Earth placement is in the sign of Leo. A Leo Earth location brings regal confidence into the physical body and personality. This placement indicates that you are truly adept at manifestation in the physical world and in many ways are able to create the reality you envision within.

With Earth in Leo, you will inherently want to perform your roles in life with an expressive sense of creativity and power. There is an intense passion to be oneself and within the deepest sense of one’s being a rebelliousness that often gets revealed in the physical world through your actions, self-expression, identity, and individuality.

This placement allows you access into the inner web of creation and destruction, along with the deific energy of leading the crowd through trendsetting and the experimentation of getting to be oneself out loud.

People will be naturally drawn to your ideas, art, and abilities. Your tension sits in finding the center point between individual and collective needs. Exploring where your self-expression serves the greater dream or vision of the collective allows you a more nourishing and fulfilling experience of both your Earth and Sun sign expressions.

⊕ Earth in Virgo ♍︎

Virgo Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Earth
  • Key-phrase: I Analyze
  • Symbols: The Virgin
  • Modality: Mutable

Mystic, Analyst, Physician, Caregiver, Healer, Wounded Healer, Disciple, Servant, Devotee, Teacher, Instructor, Manager, Con Artist, Knight, Martyr, Nurse, Witch, Soldier, Vestal Virgin, Hermit, Messenger, Courier, Scribe, Engineer, Organizer, Critic, Examiner

About the Earth in Virgo

A Pisces Sun sign indicates your Earth sign in Virgo. This placement brings a sense of grounded realism to the nebulous Pisces energy. The vibration of these placements opens you to feel rooted and centered.

A great healing ability exists with this placement with natural intuitive skills in moving energies and understanding of nature, life-force, herbal and other forms of medicine. You may be drawn to Earth energies in the form of connecting to the oceans or bodies of water, animals, pets, and plants, and holistic ways of being and doing.

Distinct interest in traveling to sacred sites or other personal or mystical expedition types of journeys may appeal to you; in addition to exploring liminal, underworld, in-between, and psychospiritual spaces. Your journey can also come in the form of working with consciousness-expanding plants as earth mentors.

The Earth in Virgo placement indicates a draw towards teaching. You are able to bring the knowledge you have gained on your spiritual quests to others in the physical world through art, music, workshops, writing, poetry, etc.

The tension point that may exist within you is the need to get things accomplished in time & consensus reality while also having the underlying urge to let yourself merge into what is without creating strict boundaries, labels, or boxes for yourself. Finding where you are comfortable within this tension brings you the ability to weave your dreaming spirit into your physical life experiences.

⊕ Earth in Libra ♎︎

Libra Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Air
  • Key-phrase: I Balance
  • Symbols: Scales
  • Modality: Cardinal

Lover, Martyr, Mediator, Ambassador, Judge, Diplomat, Artist, Writer, Actor, Ruler, Leader, Rescuer, Therapist, Counselor, Healer, Tutor, Companion, Friend, Inventor, Politician, Defender, Critic, Lawyer, Advocate, Environmentalist, Peacemaker, Curator

About the Earth in Libra

The Earth in Libra indicates that you were born when the Sun was in the sign of Aries. With a Libra Earth sign, you are working with the magical energies of earth and air. This placement gives you a deep awareness of how to bring forth an artistic vision into this world.

Often times the creations you produce will have a profound effect on your audience. The work you undertake in this life has the potential to be confrontational, which will be a part of your work’s impact. Your job is to reach deep into your soul and sense what the world needs at this time.

A fierce sensitivity is present within you which may lead you to be very guarded when it comes to sharing your feelings, intimacy with others, and opening to moments of vulnerability. A Libra Earth placement indicates a tension between wanting to develop yourself from a completely individual perspective while at the same time a deep need is present to open and grow through engaging in meaningful relationships.

You are working to balance these energies. Your physical body can be a vehicle for you to self-express in life through athletics, the arts, design, and other forms of craft or artistic expression. Sun in Aries allows you to bring bold and pioneering energy through your Libra sense of place in the form of making positive change in the world; peacemaking, leadership, and activism.

⊕ Earth in Scorpio ♏︎

Scorpio Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Water
  • Key-phrase: I Desire
  • Symbols: Scorpion
  • Modality: Fixed

Detective, Spy, Vampire, Visionary, Prophet, Rebel, Pirate, Witch, Sorceress, Priestess, Journalist, Artist, Con-Artist, Lawyer, Shaman, Healer, Surgeon, Investigator, Researcher, Psychologist, Wise Women, Medium, Intuitive, Nurse, Sage, Crone, Destroyer, Death Goddess, Anarchist

About the Earth in Scorpio

If you were born when the Sun was in Taurus then you will be a Scorpio Earth sign. The energy of this placement is one of depth, evolution, and a wrestling with the divine self.

There may be times in life when you feel detached or distanced from aligning with your authentic self. You may find the Scorpio energy manifesting through your physical self in the form of your sexuality, emotional connection to others, and experimentation with boundaries and control.

A tension is created between what and how you share with others and what you decide to keep private. This placement indicates that you may like to work through things on your own and will often choose not to seek the advice of others. A strong sense of self can be developed as you start to trust in the experiences found within your body, mind, and soul.

Earth in Scorpio individuals will sense there is something deeper happening around them and be acutely aware of the web that creates physical reality. If you wish to do so, you have a powerful ability to tap into these energy currents, with a deep knowing that stirs in your blood and bones. When harnessed and developed through compassion for yourself, these forces can be very healing for yourself and others.

⊕ Earth in Sagittarius ♐︎

Sagittarius Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Fire
  • Key-phrase: I Perceive
  • Symbol: Archer
  • Modality: Mutable

Seeker, Traveler, Adventurer, Guide, Advocate, Lawyer, Activist, Revolutionary, Liberator, Intellectual, Scholar, Philosopher, Journalist, Messenger, Networker, Visionary, Seer, Teacher, Bard, Storyteller, Shape-Shifter, Pirate, Magician, Wizard, Writer, Reporter

About the Earth in Sagittarius

The Earth in Sagittarius will embody a very changeable and optimistic nature. You will have a tendency to sense into the deeper trends and energy currents of the world around you.

You will have a keen sense of perception regarding information, where the world is going next, and what social changes are brewing beneath the surface and ready to take form. Often times you will enjoy getting involved in these movements; making your ideas and wisdom tangible by taking action.

A natural seeker of the truth the tension between your Sun in Gemini and Earth in Sagittarius pulls you one way and then another as new information and life experiences are processed. This can lead to a crisis of faith, an internal conflict with personal beliefs, and disillusionment.

Your natural tendency to look on the bright side or see things from a different point of view will help you stay grounded when things start dissolving during the many spiritual and life transformations you will embark on. You will come into a sense of expansion and continually need to integrate your ever-evolving life experiences in tandem with your internal shifting landscapes.

⊕ Earth in Capricorn ♑︎

Capricorn Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Earth
  • Key-phrase: I Use
  • Symbol: Sea-Goat
  • Modality: Cardinal

Emperor, King, Ruler, Priest, Caregiver, Parent, Father, Patriarch, Schemer, Sculptor, Architect, Builder, Occultist, Healer, Counselor, Scientist, Doctor, Legislator, Teacher, Professor, Writer, Comedian, Witch, Alchemist, Magician, Earth God, Death God

About the Earth in Capricorn

If your Sun sign is Cancer then you have a Capricorn Earth sign. Capricorn energy is rooted in the layers of this planet and the vibrational tones of the Earth. This placement can help ground the empathic Cancer spirit and often produces intuitive and psychic experiences in the body.

Finding your footing may take practice, but you desire to be settled, practical, and grounded; therefore you embody the stamina needed to find what you are looking for. There may be an internal conflict between wanting to be self-sufficient and independent in contrast with a need to seek support and approval from others. This may at times lead you to make decisions that arise from an internal struggle.

Earth in Capricorn people are searching for their authenticity and pushing forward by making often difficult life choices that allow for the spirit within the body to grow and evolve. With this placement, you are working to strengthen the experience of love, nurturing, and compassion for yourself and others.

You may have healing abilities, knowing what the body needs for best health both physically and energetically. Tension may be held in the body between your Capricorn tendency to put excessive amounts of pressure on yourself in comparison with a need to release and let your emotions be fully expressed and experienced.

⊕ Earth in Aquarius ♒︎

Aquarius Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Air
  • Key-phrase: I Know
  • Symbol: Water-Bearer
  • Modality: Fixed

Rebel, Revolutionary, Visionary, Inventor, Dreamer, Prophet, Seer, Journalist, Professor, Teacher, Trickster, Writer, Alchemist, Wizard, Advocate, Friend, Scientist, Counselor, Judge, Artist, Explorer, Innovator, Liberator, Anarchist, Activist, Engineer

About the Earth in Aquarius

The Earth in Aquarius means you were born when the Sun was in Leo. This placement is symbolized by an embodied sense of knowing or claircognizance. Intuition is strong with this placement, especially in understanding the need that others have for self-expression. You recognize individuality in all its forms as essential within the collective spirit.

You may desire and make life choices that allow you to connect with people by creating a sense of community. Earth in Aquarius indicates leadership qualities in the form of bringing people together, establishing a unified group through a shared vision.

With this placement, you are bringing the Aquarian dream into the physical world through the manifestation of togetherness, relationship, and recognition and honoring of each person’s individualism, strengths, and talents. You have a keen sense of other people’s gifts in addition to being able to give attention to your own personal growth and development.

On a deep soul level, the spirit within your body wants to experience connections that allow for originality and uniqueness, while also being able to establish group togetherness through love, liberation, recognition of each other’s humanity, and a vision for the greater good of all.

Earth in Aquarius indicates an ability to tap into the deepest layers of spirituality that exist on this planet. To understand life from both an intellectual and divinely inspired perspective as being interconnected and seeing people as complementary to each other rather than in contrast to each other.

⊕ Earth in Pisces ♓︎

Pisces Info + Archetypes

  • Element: Water
  • Key-phrase: I Believe
  • Symbol: Fish
  • Modality: Mutable

Redeemer, Mystic, Healer, Wounded Healer, Nurse, Nomad, Artist, Poet, Seeker, Wanderer, Dreamer, Prophet, Psychic, Martyr, Lover, Savior, Minister, Rabbi, Priestess, Caregiver, Wise Woman, Musician, Dancer, Seer, Religious Leader

About the Earth in Pisces

If your Sun sign is in Virgo then your Earth sign is Pisces. You will be working with the Virgo-Pisces axis reflecting the archetype of Virgo through a Pisces perspective. When the Earth lands in Pisces you will have a dream-like or idealist quality about you.

An internal conflict will exist between what is reality and what is fantasy. The need to be realistic, grounded, and pragmatic may dominate your Pisces’ desire to experience the world from a more sensing and spiritual space. You are able to merge with the spirit of others, knowing who people are on a soul level as you are plugged into the spiritual energy of those around you. A deep inner sense of emotional connection and need to merge with the universe, all of existence, or divinity is present beneath your organized Virgo exterior.

At times you may get into helping roles that end up causing you to give more of yourself than you are able to. Self-care and self-love are important aspects to creating a healthy relationship with self. Spiritual gifts may be present including hypnosis, psychic and mediumship abilities, and medical intuition.