The Youth of Earth shows a young man working as a cave guide. He is explaining formations to the visitors. His right hand is on a stalactite and his left gestures to the crowd. He wears yellow and green. This card expresses the enterprise of youth. The Youth of Earth is a stable and productive young man who has chosen a job reflecting the endurance of these qualities. The cave is carved from the earth itself. It is strong and constant and slow to change. He believes in the principles of hard work and will exhibit these qualities the rest of his life. He is focused and driven to succeed at a young age. This desire could overshadow other aspects of his life. He could become a very critical and difficult boss or neglect relationships as he drives himself to be the best. He gives everything he has to the earth through his right hand connected to the stalactite. He wears green layered over yellow because he does not allow his mind to look beyond his devotion to labor.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”