earth

from / deepian / going beyond / elements    posted by Ian Howie   on 10 Feb 11 at 19:59  
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the bull Taurus, Pentacles, Shankar

Earth is the descending secondary element, the counterpart of air.

Earth is the most dense and earth-bound element - the most solid and enduring of the elements. It anchors our foundation, being firm, structured, and stable.

In a spiritual context, earth represents knowledge, affinity with nature, and being rooted. In such a context earth is expressed through balanced unification of the first three chakras: the root chakra, the navel chakra, and the solar chakra.

In Jungian psychology, earth represents sensation.

In a mundane context, earth represents the natural world, material wealth and possessions, work, stability. In such a context, earth is expressed via the root chakra.

Like water, earth is yang (dense) in nature, and yin (passive) in expression. Earth is more dense than water, and less passive.

Earth tends towards negativity.