The Elements: Earth Earth Symbolizes: Life. Growth. Fertility. Survival. Primal Instincts. The physical body. Life. Gaia. Protection. Shelter. Roots/Ancestors. From the bottom-up. Hard work. Commitment. Loyalty. Grounding. Calm. Quiet. Patient. Physical senses. Nourishment. Food. Wilderness.
Symbolically, water is our emotions. Air is our thoughts. An air sign, or someone who has a lot of air in their chart, will usually rationalize their emotions. This is the reason that passivity happens among air signs. While it is great to be considerate of others people’s feelings, we must also feel our own feelings and allow them room for expression; otherwise, instead of feeling them, we only think about them. This can cause a buildup of unsaid words left inside of us.