The Earth Element represents the concept of mothering, nurturing, and nourishing. Like the fertile soil that grows our crops, the Earth Element can be likened to the ground on which we stand and to our center. Its season is late summer, the harvest season or the transition of summer to fall. The more we cultivate our own Earth, nurture it, and nourish it, we in turn can help others like how a mother can help a child. Its emotion is sympathy and worry, and integrity is its virtue. The better we take care of ourselves, the more we have to give. Earth Element shows us how to maintain healthy boundaries and how to become more grounded as a whole.