(If you have arrived at this page from the Fire element page, please note that this archetype does not address all earth element imbalances and may even seem to have little relation to your challenge.)
Are you able to lead when needed? Or do you tend to lead even when others are capable? When you lead do you consider the welfare of all involved? Or do you lead for the sake of leading; prideful in demonstrating that you can lead? In other words, is your leader appropriately active and appropriately inactive? When active, is your leader applying wisdom to making decisions; being thoughtful and intentional, taking in the big picture?
Do you honor your gifts and the gifts of others? Are you accepting or abdicating power? Are you motivating yourself and others? Are you making decisions when they are yours to make or handing them off for fear of the responsibility? Or the opposite, are you making decisions when they are not yours to make? Are you able to delegate well; calling forth and managing other energies?
Leader energy is often the last to awaken for many people. When is your Leader hiding? What does your Leader hide from? What does s/he fear? The need for leader energies will show up from time to time for everyone. Taking the lead when appropriate is something we should all aspire to do. For the case is often, "If not you, then who?" However, sometimes we assume this prematurely and we take the lead before giving anyone else a chance. Or sometimes we take the lead thinking no one else can do it as well. But, in either case, this is an indication of excessive masculine / fire energies. And, not only is it not a healthy way to interact nor empower others, but it can also lead to burn out.