An empath easily absorbs both the emotional and physical energy of people and things around them. As an earth empath, you easily get intimate and attuned to the natural world and earth changes. We like to imagine that everyone is connected to the Earth in one way or another. However, as an earth empath, your connection and emotions to Earth are highly intense.
Simply put, if the Earth is happy, an earth empath is also pleased. If the Earth is sad or going through destruction, you can feel the emotional and sometimes physical burden.
So, how do you know you are an earth empath?
10 Signs Of an Earth Empath
These are the ten subtle signs that you could be one.
#1: Your body changes are aligned to the environment
When an earth empath is in nature, they feel their best. You could be one if you feel energized while in the forest, close to a waterfall or ocean. Being out in nature uplifts an earth empath. On the contrary, an earth empath can also feel disconnected, sick, and down whenever they are in places such as polluted cities. The negative effect of human activities on the environment makes them sick to the core.
To an earth empath, an ideal holiday would not be to visit the large cities. They would rather be out in nature to recharge themselves.
#2: You are deeply connected to the Universe
All nature sounds around you catch your attention. You love waking up to birds chirping. You do not have to see the birds, but the sounds make you feel calm. It is more than just the perfect view of a waterfall. Yes, the perfect view gets you, but the sound of the waterfall is so calming, and you can feel connected. Simply put, you feel connected to the universe with all other senses.
#3: You are sensitive to weather changes
If your moods and spirits are severely affected by weather, you could be an earth empath. Many people are gloomy and inactive in winter; that is normal. However, as an earth empath, it is more than that. You feel the winter blues at a more severe intensity. Winter makes you sick, and you can’t help but think of summer all winter long. On the other hand, you feel joyful and energized during summer.
#4: You can foresee natural disasters
Before a natural disaster happens, something always seems off for an earth empath. You can feel it when a storm is about to happen. Some people can smell the pungent aroma of ozone in the wind before a storm. Others are so connected to the Earth that they will foresee an earthquake or a tsunami. Some earth empaths also report feeling an earth shift even in their sleep.
#5: You like absorbing Earth’s energy
The atmosphere significantly affects the energy and mood of an earth empath. If you are in nature, you absorb the energy to recharge. You feel livelier because you can absorb nature’s energy. You would rather be out in nature than be at home or in the office.
#6: You react to solar flare
A solar flare is a fierce burst of solar radiation that makes the sun shine brighter than usual. Solar flare impacts the Earth’s magnetic fields. Earthquakes, tornadoes, or volcanic activities often occur after a solar flare. Solar flares can be intense. As an earth empath, you may react to this harshness by experiencing:
- Heart palpitations,
- Mood swings,
- Panic attacks,
- Bipolar disorder.
You react negatively because the Earth is also responding.
#7: Earth heals you
As an earth empath, the Earth is your medicine. Simple activities in nature like watching the full moon or stars or even walking barefoot on the beach make you feel calm. The Earth makes you feel better mentally. Sometimes, earth empaths may realize that their connection with Earth has healed some of their physical pain. If Earth heals your mental and emotional pain, you could be an earth empath.
#8: You love being around water bodies
Earth empaths love being in nature in general. However, being around water bodies is just so relaxing to you. An earth empath loves the sound of moving water. It makes them feel calm and safe. They also love to swim in natural water rather than in swimming pools. You could be an earth empath if you love lakes, waterfalls, streams, or oceans.
#9: You can feel Earth’s pain
Well, everyone gets sad when a natural disaster happens. However, such things are burdensome to an earth empath. Other things, such as human activities affecting the Earth, make you sick; for example, going to the ocean and finding it flooded with plastic is devastating for you.
Moreover, you do as much as you can to try and save the Earth. It is not something that feels like a responsibility to you. It just comes naturally that you want to make the planet happy.
For example, something like sustainable fashion comes naturally to you. And, it is not because every other influencer is talking about it. It is because you understand how fast fashion negatively affects the Earth.
#10: You have a strong urge to connect with Earth constantly
If you always take every opportunity to connect with Earth, you could be an empath. For instance, you would choose to work in nature over an office job to connect with the planet at every opportunity you get. If you work in an office or at home, you cannot stop thinking about when you will get out for a walk in the woods. The urge for you to connect with nature is just so strong.
And whenever you get the opportunity to, you don’t hold back. For example, you will get off your shoes and walk on the grass. You will lie on the ground and enjoy the connection.
The Bottom Line
An earth empath feels like themselves when they are out in nature. Being stuck out in structured walls makes them feel restless. The good thing about being an earth empath is the connection you get from it. Connecting with the planet comes with many benefits, including the healing it brings to our mental wellbeing. One sure way to know you are an earth empath is if you will grab any opportunity to be in and connect with nature.