I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I’m a firmly rooted earth sign. (Capricorn sun, Virgo rising, in the event you were wondering.) But what does that mean exactly for the people in my life—in addition to all others who are available contact with Capricorns, Virgos, and Tauruses? “Earth signs are the sensible planners of the zodiac,” says Tali Edut, one half of The AstroTwins, our resident astrologers. “They really make planning fun.” If that seems like anyone you recognize, keep reading to get the dirt on this particular astrological group.
Earth Sign Dates
Taurus: April 20–May 20
Virgo: August 23–September 22
Capricorn: December 22–January 19
Earth Sign Traits
Do you’ve got what I call “group project energy”? You then might just be an earth sign. “Earth signs are the sensible planners of the zodiac,” Edut says. “They really make planning fun. Whether it’s putting together a vacation or a ceremonial dinner—they be sure things actually occur.” In turn, they often love having traditions between them and their family and friends. But earth signs, very similar to the sturdy ground for which they’re named, can be rigid and dry. “[They can be] just a little bit hung up on status and [being] perfectionistic. They need to do an excellent job, but almost to some extent of being really hard on themselves or judgmental of other people.”
If you’ve got an earth sign in your sun sign…
…you likely need things to be a certain way with the intention to feel comfortable. “You’re very connected to your environment,” Edut explains. “And whatever you’re into, you’re going to work hard for it. You’re going to place in that work to make it occur.”
If you’ve got an earth sign in your rising sign…
…you may come across as being serious and hardworking. “Whether or not you might be, people trust you,” she says. “Normally they see you as this reliable individual that they will count on.”
If you’ve got an earth sign in your moon sign…
…you wish lots of structure and stability in your personal life, whether it’s together with your friendships or your romantic relationships. “Earth moons are likely to be more traditional [with] relationships.”
Earth Sign Compatibility
Earth and fire signs could make a productive duo, though they don’t all the time see eye to eye. “Fire signs bring the massive ideas, and earth signs are like, ‘Let’s make it occur, and here’s how,’” Edut says. Nevertheless, fire signs aren’t into traditions or routines, like earth signs. “They’ll really disrupt earth signs’ inner flow and make them feel insecure.” However, earth and water signs are a straightforward match, since they each value comfort and security and “know the right way to give that to one another.”
The weirdest combo of the three—earth and air—can still “have lots of fun together,” Edut says. “They will help one another to each loosen up and quiet down. In the event that they can find an analogous groove, it’s an odd couple match, but it might work.”
Because the fixed earth signs, Tauruses are essentially the most stubborn of the three. They’re also ruled by the planet Venus, meaning this sensual sign loves art, beauty, comfort, and music. “They’re very tuned into their senses,” Edut says. “The whole lot’s got to smell good, taste good, look good. Aesthetics are essential to them.” It’s no surprise then that among the world’s most famous artists are also Tauruses: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, and Lizzo, for instance.
The mutable earth signs, Edut describes Virgos as “the fertilizer that causes the plant to shoot through the earth.” Briefly: they’re the fixers of the bunch. “They make great therapists, advisors, coaches, personal trainers, editors, and curators. They’re the critics who can spot the issues, but they’re also good at coming up with ways to make things higher.” Even if you didn’t ask for it, this perfectionistic sign will all the time offer feedback. Among the most famous Virgos are people who find themselves celebrated for being at the highest of their game—like Beyoncé, Zendaya, and Ava DuVernay.
Traditionally often known as the “father” sign of the zodiac, Capricorns are the cardinal earth sign, making them the rational, objective providers and protectors. “All earth signs need to be sure that their individuals are okay,” Edut says. “Virgos have advice, whereas Capricorns want to supply something and really help.” Capricorns are also the ambitious high achievers, which might sometimes make them elitist, snobby, or unimaginable to please. “They’ve very high standards, probably the best standards of any zodiac check in some ways, but they hold themselves to that standard, too. They’re here to realize and reach their highest potential.” It is smart why Michelle Obama, Timothée Chalamet, and Mary J. Blige are among the most famous Capricorns.
What would you recommend an earth sign do to calm down?
Edut: A spa day or a nature walk, obviously.
What about a super meal for an earth sign?
Edut: Definitely something with fresh, raw produce from the earth. An enormous kale salad, an acai bowl—hippie food is earth sign food.
What should an earth sign splurge on?
Edut: A extremely nice bag that may fit the whole lot.