Earth Element in Chinese Astrology

Those born in the Earth Element are patient and reliable. This Element has a high sense of duty towards the people they are close to. They are ambitious, yet idealistic. They approach problems in a logical, methodical manner. They follow their intuition and have strong deductive talents. They are the moral compass by which they judge the world. They are very ethical and disciplined. They have the ability to use their resources wisely. Their conservative nature helps them most of the time. They make good planners or administrators. They are usually wise in all financial issues. They have a talent for keeping things in their proper perspective. Their steadiness and reliability impresses those around them. They are disciplined and tend to not show their emotions. They want to be important, yet they want to be loved. It would do them well to become a bit more adventurous in life. They are usually respected and admired.

The Element of Earth may be considered stubborn or rigid. They may be controlling or only interested in their own abilities to gain. They may end up questioning their own instincts and distrusting their wisdom. They have a fear of the unknown that can be very strong.

Earth is the Center. It is the changing of the seasons. Earth’s color is yellow, and it is associated with the digestive system, especially the stomach and spleen. They would do well to stay away from wetlands and moisture. To see if your element is earth, check your birth year:

  • Yang (male) earth year - Any year ending in 8;
  • Yin (female) earth year - Any year ending in 9;

Earth Zodiac Element

The Earth person’s approach to life’s challenges is not unlike that of the tortoise in the fabled race with the hare. Methodically and inexorably you march towards your goals. Furthermore, you exhibit a great deal of common sense and practicality along the way. Positive Traits: Industrious, logical, practical, realistic, reliable, responsible, stable, unassuming, and unpretentious.

The Earth element person is above all else practical. You realistically approach daily life thinking about what needs to be done and the best way to do it. You’re somewhat of a utilitarian, always looking at what use you can make of things. Although not generally philosophical by nature, you are usually logical in your approach to getting things done, and it shows up in the methodical way you do them.

And, you do get things done. You tend to be industrious and hard working, the nose to the grindstone type. More often than not you are very responsible and known at work for your reliability. You are the one likely to be tasked with the most critical projects, especially those of an engineering nature or heavy with staff work.

Recognition may not always come your way thanks to your modest, unassuming nature. Those qualities together with the stability you provide, however, make you a valued member of any group. You can be as effective at promoting harmony as the diplomatic Wood element person in your own, quiet way. Negative Traits: Boring, humorless, insensitive, plain, plodding, risk-averse, stingy and unimaginative.

Chinese Elements