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Earth Signs/Earth Placements: Our Success Takes Longer – And That’s Okay!

Celine is a Witch and Mystic with lived experience of anxiety, major depression, bulimia, and ADHD.

A Quick Preface

This message is particularly relevant for anyone who has Saturn strongly in their charts, which can be any combo of the following:

  • Capricorn or Aquarius Sun, Moon, or Rising/Ascendant
  • Saturn near/in aspect to the Ascendant or in the 1st House
  • Capricorn or Aquarius stellium

We have our own timeline and our own Way, which is:

Deliberate. Intentional. Planning. Rational. Thoughtful. Wilful. Sensitive.

Don’t look around at Air and Fire-ruled people and believe that you are cursed/not enough/slow/dumb/plodding by comparison. We are not any of those things; those are distortions. We have our own timeline and our own Way, which is:

Deliberate. Intentional. Planning. Rational. Thoughtful. Willful. Sensitive.

And by god, we are Strong. We are so strong. Who takes all the impact of the Air, the Water, the Fire, and still remains in one piece? Earth. We are as strong as they come. We are steady. Our patience, deliberation, and steadfastness are not reflective of stupidity or slowness. We are calculated. We feel what is right, what is next, and plan accordingly. We know any monument must be laid brick by brick, with intention. It is our feelings and knowings (especially body feeling/sensations, and this is particularly true for Taurus) which guide us.

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If Earth moves too quickly, there are landslides, there are dust storms, there are rifts in the ground beneath our feet. Earth has their own pace.

Fellow Earth signs and Earth dominants, it is not in our best interest to act on impulse, as fire does, or to act from a cerebral idea, as Air does, or to act from an emotional impulse, as Water does. We must act from what we feel, what we sense, and what we know deep in our bones to be true. Earth does not move quickly – it is not supposed to. If Earth moves too quickly, there are landslides, there are dust storms, there are rifts in the ground beneath our feet. Earth has their own pace. Please remember that slower is not worse, and faster is not better. Remember the old adages:

  • of the tortoise and the hare
  • that the Universe was not built in a day – in many myths, it took at least several days
  • "measure twice, cut once"
  • “he who laughs last, laughs best.”
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This is not about laughing at others – it is about laughing at our younger selves, who are impatient, who want to rush, rush, rush, who want to skip ahead before tying up loose ends, who need everything NOW. We laugh at them, gently, with the timbre of wisdom, because with the passing of time, we know better. Earth energy only gets stronger, wiser, and more determined with time. We weather so many storms, nurture so many, and we build, build, build. Our work is slower, and longer, and so the fruits of our labour mature slower and longer. The wisdom of Earth is knowing that even if our pursuits take longer, they will be created with care, and eventually, they will be completed.

The brick house is big Earth energy.

The brick house is big Earth energy.

We are the strong house, with insulation and sturdy walls, that no wolf or wind can blow down. We endure. What we build must be strong, so that it may endure, also.

After a time, we do see the fruits of our labour. We look at the structures our hands have built, and see that they are strong; we have built a brick house over time, while Air and Fire have built houses of sticks or houses of straw – and that’s okay. Air and Fire are nomadic – their Divinity is in the moment, not so much in the future. Being nomadic, Air and Fire do not need to build things that last, since for them, it is mainly about the experience itself. But we are Earth. We are home and hearth. We are dependable. We are eternal. We are strong, and imperious, and knowing. We are a beacon for others: a safe place. We are the strong house, with insulation and sturdy walls, that no wolf or wind can blow down. We endure. What we build must be strong, so that it may endure, also.

We can be depended upon to have reserves for the winter, a stocked pantry, and a pot of soup on the stove. We provide.

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We comfort. We nurture. We calm and soothe. We heal. We do not heal in the same way as Water, through its soppiness that is so tender that it mends. We heal by strength. By presence. By sheer stamina. We heal by tending a wound, over and over and over. We heal through time, and through practical ways – herbs, soups, good food, rest, comfort, warmth. We heal by supporting others to heal, because they know that we are here, and will continue to be here, for as long as they need us. We heal by providing stability and dependability. We heal by being the solid, dark, Sacred Earth which produces fruit again and again, through the seasons, over and over. We can be counted upon to bestow these blessed gifts. We can be depended upon to provide soothing words. We can be depended on to bandage the wounds of another. We can be depended upon to have reserves for the winter, a stocked pantry, and a pot of soup on the stove. We provide.

Our energy works in cycles, which are longer in onset, duration, and extinction. We have many wisdoms earned from sitting through these cycles.

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An incredible beauty of Earth is that it regenerates, no matter how barren it becomes. No matter how much it has been depleted. But this, too, takes time. Do not allow yourself to be depleted, in any way – it will take you much time to recuperate. Your recuperation is guaranteed, just as your success is guaranteed, but it is in good time. Earth is good time. Earth must take its good, sweet, nurturing time, to produce something of quality. Earth can take years to produce a single pear, but it will be the sweetest pear that anyone has ever known. It is precious. We are precious. We are fine, fine, fine. Surprisingly delicate, but surprisingly formidable. Do not give all of your precious, 10-year fruits away. Some must be stored for later, knowing that it will be some time before there will be more. Our energy works this way – in cycles, which are longer in onset, duration, and extinction. We have many wisdoms earned from sitting through these cycles – we have more to say on the topic than Fire or Air, which rush through (again, that is not bad – that is their way). But Earth signs, do not think that you are slow. You are Divinity, Embodied.

Earth signs, do not think that you are slow. You are Divinity, Embodied.

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