What’s the role of Earth in astrology?
Whether you’re a grounded Earth sign or a whimsical air sign, the energies of Earth affect all of us in different ways. Even if our planet doesn’t have a prominent role to play in your natal chart, it can still have a significant influence on your life. Here’s a quick guide to Earth’s role in astrology.
Why is Earth important?
Depending on what you believe about the creation of our universe, Earth’s importance varies. But according to Ancient Greek mythology, Mother Gaia (Earth) emerged from the Chaos of the universe. She created all the planets and has remained a constant, nurturing source of energy since the dawn of time. Of course, that’s just one theory, but one thing is true – the Earth has a powerful grounding effect on our spirits.
Does Earth impact the natal chart?
Earth isn’t always part of the natal chart for a number of reasons. But the main one is that it’s where we reside, meaning its position in relation to us never changes, unlike other planets that spin in and out of alignment. Western astrology generally follows the geocentric method, which places the Earth at the centre of the chart, meaning it never moves in or out of our alignment.
Instead, the energy of the Earth impacts us in different ways. Some signs are more affected by it than others, like the Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. And the alignment of your planets may fall in one of these grounded signs, even if they’re not your Sun, Moon or rising signs.
It’s complex and impossible to say for sure without looking at your own unique natal chart, but a lack of Earth placements in your chart can show that you’re not likely to be a natural organizer. The presence of a calming Earth sign in your life could help control your unstable tendencies and bring out the best of your more creative aspects.
Does Earth affect our spiritual self?
While it doesn’t always have a direct impact on astrology, the energies of the Earth are still incredibly important and influential. Underneath our feet runs something called ‘telluric currents’: waves of energy that are generated by changes in the Earth’s magnetic fields. Sounds a bit dull, doesn’t it? But these energy waves are far more significant in the world of spirituality.
Telluric energies can have an incredibly healing effect on the body. If you’re feeling spiritually run down, exhausted or suffering from a low mood, tapping into these rejuvenating currents can give you a new lease of life. For maximum effect, it’s best to do so with the help of a healer, or to travel to one of the know sites of telluric importance, which can be found all over the world.