OBLONG - PRACTICAL
The Earth Type is considered as part and parcel of the other three categories in the Ayurvedic discipline. You'll recognise yourself as belonging to this category by the longer, more oblong shaped face. You will also find yourself taller and possibly bonier than your squatter, ligamentuous brother Meosmorphs mentioned above.
As an earth type you are practical, methodical and deliberate but may tend to overwork. You will probably find the lion's share of workaholics in this category. You can be excessively concerned about material and financial security, so you push yourself to the limits in trying to acquire those things that remove this sense of worldly inadequacy.
In the process of your striving for success, you are severe on yourself and others. Hopefully you are not of the lower type which is quite the opposite - tending to gross sensuality and emotional and dietary excess.
Some areas of physical weakness which may need to be watched include the skeletal and subcutaneous regions as well as your teeth and hair. The Earth Signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. As Taurus reflects the earthy Mesomorph, it regulates the throat and neck region so the thyroid and also lymphatic system is a constitution flashpoint.
Often the Virgoan (another earth sign) suffers a nervous condition affecting the digestion. Vedic astrologers consider the sign of Virgo as the most sensitive in the Zodiac. The leaner Mesomorphs, especially those given to the 100 hour work week, must learn to be less fastidious and worried about results and simply relax and sleep a little more.
Modern western society in particular, has glorified the earthy Mesomorphic physique. The best looking actors and models, both male and female, tend to reflect the ideal mesomorphic shape. The danger of beauty lay in narcissism, which in the lower examples of Mesomorphy, is quite pronounced. This gives rise to numerous psychological issues creating obstacles in the area of relationships.
Many mesomorphs find it hard to transcend the body idea and find themselves relating to others on this body to body level. You will find meditation and spiritual contemplation a medicine for you if this experience happens to be part of your journey.