Look no further than the Earth signs if you're seeking for a mature companion who has their life in order and is perfect for a long-term partnership. An Earth sign spouse is naturally more grounded, steady, and dependable than any other sign in the zodiac since earth is the most substantial element. However, dating an Earth sign like Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn has its own set of difficulties. Knowing how the element of Earth influences each sign, according to astrologers, will help you better understand your Earth sign mate.
Western Astrology categorizes every zodiac sign into one of four elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. According to astrologer Cindy Mckean, "Each element has its own characteristic tendencies.” For instance, Fire brings boldness, creativity, and abundant energy to its signs. The Air element is quick, dynamic, communicative, and intellectual. The Water element brings sensitivity, imagination, and emotional depth to those it rules. Finally, the Earth element "colors its signs" with practicality, solidity, and endurance.
"With signs that are part of the Earth element, besides being pragmatic, stoic, and durable, common traits you'd find among them include being economic, efficient, and reliable," McKean says. "If predictability, stability, and longevity is important to you, an Earth sign just might be your ideal partner."
Clearly, there are many things to love about the zodiac’s earthy trio. But as we all know, every sign comes with both good and challenging aspects. According to Mckean and astrologer Amy Tripp, here are the most difficult things about dating an Earth sign.
A Grounded Personality
Can you expect anything less? They are Earth signs, after all. Being grounded in reality means that Earth signs tend to place a ton of value on what they see in front of them. "Too much involvement with the material world can lead to a narrow vision or lack of imagination," Tripp says. "Earth signs are often closed off to the realm of the unseen, which can limit their ability to connect to spirituality."
Naturally, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn aren’t signs that will fall in love at first sight. If you're dating them, your actions need to match up with your words. You also shouldn’t expect them to get excited about the future of your relationship until they're all-in. This can be challenging for some of the more dreamy signs like Pisces who like fantasizing with their partners about what the future can hold. But the good thing is, once an Earth sign is fully in, they're in it for the long haul. Just expect them to stay practical about it.
If you're someone who craves adventure and likes spontaneity, dating an Earth sign is going to be challenging. "Because Earth signs seek stability and routine they can become stuck when it’s time to make a change," Tripp says. They're not very go-with-the flow and because of that, they're likely to stay in situations that aren’t the best for their growth.
If you're dating a Taurus, in particular, Mckean says making plans and actually following through are super important. "A wrench in the gears can really knock Taurus for a loop," she says. Unlike some people who can easily brush off a last minute change, some Earth signs can't. For Taurus, last minute cancellations can throw them off and bum them out.
Work comes first
"Since the Earth element is focused on the material world, too much can make one materialistic and focused on possessions," Tripp says. Earth signs are known for being hard workers. They need stability in their lives in order to feel comfortable enough to relax and enjoy it. But as you would guess, this can cause an imbalance for them. They have a tendency to focus too much on work that it can affect their personal relationships.
Even when a Capricorn is in love, they’re still the hardest working sign among the entire zodiac. According to Mckean, they're very practical and straightforward. For some, that seriousness can be a little off-putting. But that doesn't mean they don't make great partners. "When they seek a partner, they want someone that will walk beside them," she says. "As a partner and lover, Capricorns are fair, gracious, dedicated, and occasionally they schedule in fun. Once a Capricorn has found what they're looking for, they know better than to not value it properly."
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