Taurus: April 21 - May 20
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed

As fast and impulsive as Aries is, Taurus, the fixed earth sign next door, loves to wait. Taurus has endless patience and turns any planet in this sign into a solid, thorough force to be reckoned with. Taurus planets never quit—even when they probably should. They're responsible, reliable, honest as they come, practical as the day is long, and not afraid of hard work. They are fixed, so their reputation for stubbornness isn't accidental. However, the opposite side of the coin of stubborn is "solids—and that they are. Planets in Taurus are regular rocks, endowed with a "stick to-itiveness" that other planets envy. Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, it's not surprising to find that these planets are sensual and luxury-loving, too. They love to be spoiled—whether with good food, fine wine, or a Renoir painting. Taurus planets need peace and quiet like no others do. They don't like their schedules to be disrupted, and they often need to be reminded that comfortable habits can become ruts.
Virgo: August 23 - September 22
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable

This sign has had a bad rap for far too long. Virgo has been called picky and critical almost since the first astrologer, but here's where it ends. Although it's true that Virgo is an automatic fault-finder, Virgo is Mercury-ruled, like Gemini; and it is the sign with the keenest eye for details. When you’re that good at particulars, it’s natural to see tiny flaws in things. Your Virgo planet is a troubleshooter extraordinaire. It exercises discrimination because its job is to analyze and suggest remedies to problems. This sign is also wonderful at lists and schedules. More than anything, your Virgo planets will delight in helping, and since it's a mutable earth sign, this energy is willing to adapt to any task. Keep your Virgo planet happy by keeping it busy.
Capricorn: December 22 - January 20
Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal

Your Capricorn planet wants to build things. Saturn rules Capricorn, so this energy seeks to erect structures or buildings, and to create careers or start up an organization. These planets know how to run things. They're authority figures constantly marching, shaking their fingers, and saying things like "Better not," "Shouldn't," and "Let's not rush into this." Capricorn has a need to exercise caution and discipline, to set down rules and live by them, to sec boundaries, and to put plans in motion from within those limits. Contrary to popular opinion, they're not humorless. Capricorn is the sign with the driest wit out there. Here's where your sense of propriety and tradition will be strong, where doing things the old-fashioned way and paying respect to the elders will be the only way to go. Your Capricorn planets are also starved in some way. They want a return for the time they invest.

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