The Mother



Beginnings and endings. Life and death. Earth is the essence of grounding, stability and also of nature and balance. The colour is green, the time is midnight and the direction is North. It is represented by plants, trees, dirt, sand, gnomes and goblins. There is Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and there is of course, Mother Nature. The meaning of Earth is "to know" or "to keep silent". The sense is touch.

But what does Earth mean to me? It means the fallen tree in my orchard, the new growth of flowers below the decaying limbs. It means the place where I saved an orphaned baby bunny from the elements and comforted a crow's last breath.  The trees and mossy ground comforted me in my darkest times. It inspired my dreams and kept me company on many quiet days. Earth was an element that I fully embraced as a child and still do to this day. Earth is a comforting mother that just listens to you and allows your thoughts to guide themselves.