The element of Earth is used in both Western and Eastern philosophy traditions. The healing crystals found below are recommended when grounding, comfort, security and acceptance are needed. Earth is tied to the Western astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Each of the Chinese zodiac signs cycles through the element of Earth every 60 years. For example, 1959 and 2019 are both the year of the Earth Pig. If your lunar birth year ends in an 8 or 9, you are an Earth Sign.