The three astrological earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. More precisely, the element Earth is generated by the cardinal sign of Capricorn, is concentrated by the fixed sign of Taurus and is distributed by the mutable sign of Virgo. Those born under these signs are grounded and practical. They feel the need for security and comfort and are willing to work hard to achieve them.
Earth Qualities and Earth Gods
Earth is the element related to qualities such as stability, strength, fertility, prosperity or comfort. In Ancient Greece and Rome, multiple goddesses represented the Earth, crops and fertility, including Demeter (goddess of the harvest and agriculture), Ceres (goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships) and Persephone (daughter of Zeus and Demeter, queen of the underworld).
Other Earth Gods are Daikokuten (one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japan, the god of five cereals, but also the god of great darkness), Veles, Volos or Benec (a major Slavic god of earth, waters, forests and the underworld), Rūaumoko (god of earthquakes, volcanoes and seasons in Maori mythology), Prithvi („the Vast One“ or Mother Earth – Pṛthvī Mātā in Sanskrit).
Crystals for Earth Signs
Earth’s energy is released through its minerals and stones.
You need minerals and stones associated with the element earth when you lack qualities associated with this element, when you deal with physical issues, when you need to solve your financial problems, when you need to be more organized and more grounded.
Crystals to use for grounding: Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Shungite, Zincite, Prasiolite (Green Quartz or Vermarine), Hematite
Crystals to use for wealth, prosperity and abundance: Green Aventurine, Citrine, Green Jade, ruby
Crystals to use for good physical health: Carnelian, Jade, Rainforest Jasper, Unakite, Peridot.
Crystals for Taurus Sun Sign: Jade, Sapphire, Pyrite, Carnelian, Emerald, Peridot
Crystals for Virgo Sun Sign: Carnelian, Chrysoberyl, Peridot, Amazonite, Garnet, Green Jade
Crystals for Capricorn Sun Sign: Hematite, Obsidian, Ruby, Onyx, Garnet, Limonite, Serpentine, Green Prehnite.