Earth Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

The 12 astrological signs are split into four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. If you’re searching for someone grounded and sure of themselves, connect with one of the earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

Earth signs have a level head and see the world for what it is. Their vision is not clouded by lofty illusions. While air astrological signs have their head in the clouds and water signs will go with the flow, earth signs are sure of themselves and rooted in their beliefs. They can bring balance and be someone’s rock in times of trouble with their logical outlook and soothing sensibility.

Let’s take a look at the three earth signs, the traits they have individually, and what other signs they’re compatible with.

The 3 Earth Signs 

Not sure what sun sign you have? You’ll need to consult a birth chart calculator. By using your birth date, time of birth, and place of birth, you can find out your sun, moon, and ascendant (or rising) sign.

Each sign corresponds to a different aspect of your identity, from who you were born to be, who you are internally, and the persona you present to the outside world.

If your sun sign is one of the earth signs, you will have a grounded, calm, and logical outlook. You’re hardworking and rooted in your beliefs. You are not easily shaken and will stand your ground when tested. People can rely on you in their own times of need because you are strong and stable. You can handle others’ problems in addition to your own.


A Taurus is one of the most cerebral of the Zodiac signs. They rely on their intelligence to make logical decisions. They stay rooted in their rational thinking and will keep others grounded as well, both as a friend and as a coworker.

This pursuit of knowledge makes them both stubborn and honest. Because they put so much thought into their decision, it’s difficult to convince them to change their mind. They’re also very truthful, because they don’t see the logic in telling anything other than the truth. 


A Virgo is organized, grounded, and giving. They keep themselves in order, whether that be in the office or in their living space. Not a document or a knick-knack will be out of place. They are centered and calm, so you don’t have to worry about them overreacting when you approach them with a difficult problem. They will stay level-headed, even during stressful situations.

Of the earth signs, they are the most charitable. They have compassion for those around them and will give all they have to help others. They want to make the world a better place, and they do that by offering kindness and whatever they have to those who ask.


A Capricorn isn’t afraid of a hard day’s work. They’re diligent, tenacious, and won’t quit until the job is done. They are sensible and stubborn, so don’t try to sway them with a frivolous alternative option.

Not to mention, they are rooted in reality and aren’t distracted by unimportant tasks. They have a job to do, and they’re going to do it well. Don’t worry about how they’ll react to setbacks; they’re going to keep working on a problem until they find a solution.

Compatibility With Earth Signs

Since they’re dependable, earth signs will feel comfortable depending on each other. They make a reliable team together. If two earth signs are in a relationship, they need to make sure they have friends of a different sign. A fire, air, and water sign all have a better chance of helping them try and discover new things. If they aren’t coaxed out of their comfort zone, they may never leave.

  • Compatibility with Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Fire signs can be spicy while earth signs tend to be more vanilla. While earth signs may not have much kick to them, they’re dependable and even keeled, while a fire sign tends to be more explosive. They could even each other out, or they might not see eye to eye.
  • Compatibility with Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): A quote from Cam on Modern Family sums up the relationship between air and earth signs well; “You think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not, the opposite is true. See, the dreamers need the realists to keep the dreamers from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.” Doesn’t that sound like the perfect relationship?
  • Compatibility with Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Water signs are very “go with the flow,” which resists an earth sign’s grounded perspective. This can be a good thing, as it can get the earth sign to try new things, and an earth sign will keep the water sign from constantly changing their mind.

Earth Signs: The Sign of Dependability

If you need to get things done, you can trust a responsible earth sign to help. They’re grounded in the truth and won’t let you down. Of the 12 signs of the zodiac, the three earth signs are the most dependable.

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