Earth: Get Grounded
The influence of Earth is expressed in the material: Earth is the energy of solid matter, of rules, of structure. Earth energy is important for good physical health, and also mental health. Earth energy in the Root Chakra fuels our sense of security, the foundation of our happiness. It helps us be ‘grounded’ or calmed by our presence on Earth. Earth energy gets us organized and supports the manifestation of our reality.
The Earth Element symbolizes the solid, the material, the foundational, the rational.
If you feel that you need to cultivate the Earth Element- you feel disorganized, unstable, or insecure- practice bringing it into your life. Spend time in nature. Go for a walk. Earth rules the structural elements of the physical body, sometimes an Earth Element imbalance shows up as back pain. Do yoga, especially practicing poses like tadasana (mountain pose) or virabhadrasana (warrior pose) in which you are rooting into the ground and actively feeling your structural presence. Savasana can also be an Earth-building pose. It is very Earth-building to garden, whether in an outdoor patch or an indoor pot. Touching the dirt, tending the plant, and then being rewarded with fresh organic produce or beautiful flowers is a wonderful way to develop your Earth element, to say nothing of your patience and presence.
If you want to support the Earth element with your attire, consider comfort a starting point. Be able to feel good as you walk around or relax. Wearing deep browns and greens, you can avoid ‘earthy’ if that’s not your look by choosing more interesting materials like velvet and sequins.
Earth Gemstones are for the most part opaque. Their energy is generally a lower frequency but just as important. It is lovely to have earth stones for grounding and they support manifestation, making your ideas real in the world.
The astrological signs of Earth influence, the planets representing Earth energy, and the chakras with Earth elements