There is no Gaia in astrology because she is the Earth itself. Or, herself.It’s not shown on most birth charts but your Earth – or Gaia – sign is always the opposite to the Sun. For example, as I write this the Sun is in Aquarius but the Earth, us, is travelling through the constellation of Leo. It’s mindblowing to think about, right?
Gaia and her many cultural equivalents are often depicted as serene, natural groovers who frolic in the flowers and are fecund, perhaps even barefoot or able to bake/look hot nude with a few artful ferns. Needless to say, many of these portrayals came from male painters of a vintage era.
Gaia is the Ancient Greek Earth Goddess – Terra* in Ancient Rome, Houtu in China, Ninhursag in Babylon – the original mother of dragons. She was the supreme, the creator of everything. She conjured up her husband – Uranus, fought massive battles, ran the fuqing planet and most of the time was a single mother.
Heirloom Seeds Are More Valuable Than Hymns
If she were to manifest right now, she’d hardly be simpering or seeking a handsome gent with whom to frolic: presumably she’d be furious at the deranged squandering of resources, not to mention endemic cruelty toward animals and the wholesale poisoning of our waters.
Your Gaia sign – and the deity herself – represents the part of you who loves the land: remember when you’re a child in the country and you connect to it without question or ‘adult’ context? She is present then as she is when you develop a gardening consciousness or sense deep telluric currents beneath your feet.
Gaia has no church because she doesn’t need one. Nor is there a need for any ritual other than high-focus care for a plant, wild animal, the bees or any form of nature within your orb. Heirloom seeds are more valuable than hymns.
*Her full title: Terra Firma – Great Mother, Firmly Founded, Oldest of Divinities.