The Earth element parallels the periods between the seasons, the last days of each season, the Center, flat shapes, and the color yellow. It corresponds to the digestive system, the mouth, and the spleen.
The feng shui direction assigned to the Earth element is the Center, which represents practicality, endurance, and flat, square shapes.
The Earth element represents stability, reliability, productivity, and common sense. The nature of Earth is to stabilize, to keep whole, and to preserve. The Earth element is symbolic of the mother's protected womb of peace and safety.
Those with an Earth daymaster are practical and sensible. They have excellent organizational abilities and are competent leaders and executives. Stability, practicality, and reliability characterize those influenced by the Earth element. Its natives are capable of making wise and sensible decisions, and tend to be conservative and serious.
Earth element natives are firmly anchored to their family, their partnerships, and their homeland. The Earth element keeps both your feet firmly planted on the ground and gives you the innate tenacity that allows you to complete arduous tasks. However, Earth daymasters can also produce obstinate and unbendable individuals.
The emotion associated with Earth is melancholy/depression, which may make you seem distant or unapproachable. Like the rocks that make up a wall or the soil that produces food, Earth element people are traditional, firm, and persistent.
Predominant sense: taste.
You produce/assist/help/feed: the Metal element.
You are produced/assisted/enabled by: the Fire element.
Earth traits: introspection, practicality, centeredness, and responsibility, but also obsession, worry, embroilment, and depression.
Dangers: collision, falling, hyperactivity. O Blessings: family, estate, house, homeland.
When Earth is deficient, the presenting qualities might include loss of appetite, lack of metal clarity, over-thinking, worrying, needy, clingy, unsympathetic, easily led, lethargic, ungrounded, self-centred.
When Earth is in excess, the presenting qualities might include being over protective of others, smothering, overly sympathetic, overly responsible, obsessive, obstinate, stubborn, seeking sympathy.