The Energy that the Ancient Chinese Named Earth (土 tǔ), is a balance of Yin and Yang, neither feminine nor masculine. Its Western equivalent is “Aether”, and Vedic is “Akasha”; thus, In Nova Thought, Element “tu” correlates not to the Stone Principle, but to the Essence Principle.
Not surprising, the location for the Chinese Earth Element is viewed as Central. The Planet is Saturn, just like Essence in Nova Thought. The Color is Yellow, just like the soil in most of China. Notice, however, that the Three Primary Colors are with Wood, Fire and Earth, in the Creative Sequence. There is no particular Time of Day or Season to the Earth Element, although some writers have assigned it to “Indian Summer”.
The Earth Element is viewed as bringing stability, fidelity, honesty, compassion, harmony, empathy agreeableness, stability honesty and patience to the Universe.
When the Earth Element is unbalanced, tendencies abound towards selfishness, worry and self-centeredness. In the body, Earth relates to the Yang organ of the stomach, and the Yin organs of the spleen and pancreas. It also relates to the mouth, (including taste buds and saliva). Thus, Earth imbalance in the body can cause digestive problems, diarrhea, weight gain, excessive mucus, and a lack of clarity, fatigue, gas, bloating, food allergies, eating disorders, heartburn, and canker sores.
There are Four Zodiac Signs for Earth. Dragon (also linked to Wood) and Dog (also linked to Metal) are Yang, while Ox (also linked to Water) and Ram (also linked to Fire) are Yin. The Sacred Animal is the Yellow Dragon.
An Affirmation for the Earth Element might well be:
I am harmonizing with the Earth Element, experiencing Universal Abundance.