You know about Sun signs and how they map a course for someone's personality. But what if you're born in that gray area on the Zodiac where one sign moves to the next? Here's what it really means if you're born on the cusp.
What Is a Zodiac Cusp?
Even if you've only dabbled in the Zodiac, you likely have heard someone talk about "being born on the cusp." Maybe you feel inner conflict sometimes yourself, thinking you're one person one day and someone totally different the next. If you're born on a cusp — that period when the Sun moves from one sign on the Zodiac into the next — the experience is pretty common. Those born on a cusp, the final or first days of a Zodiac sign's reign, often exhibit traits of both signs.
A natal chart is made up of a circle, with those 360 degrees divided into segments of 30 degrees. That's how you get the Zodiac's 12 signs. See that line dividing each of the segments? You're looking at the cusp. Though it's pretty rare for someone to be born on the exact cusp line on a birth chart, having a Sun only a few degrees into one of those two signs happens all the time.
So, if you're born within a period of a few days when the Sun can move between signs, you're born during a cusp. You'll want to speak with an experienced Psychic Astrologer to get an accurate birth chart, using the precise time of your birth, to figure out if you're on an exact cusp or slightly in one or the other sign. To get you started, let's take a look at the different cusps, the dates they fall, and what traits they bring.
Also known as the Cusp of Mystery, the Capricorn-Aquarius cusp applies to those born between January 16 and January 22. This cusp brings together one of the most conventional signs of the Zodiac and one of the most unique, so you can be reclusive or outgoing depending on your mood. Capricorn-Aquarius cusp folks can often see the bigger picture thanks to the combination of ambition and abstract thinking these two signs provide.
Born between February 15 and February 21? The Aquarius-Pisces cusp, or Cusp of Sensitivity, delivers the introspection of an Aquarius and the artistic nature of a Pisces. These emotional, artsy types want to turn the world into a better place through their compassion for humanity.
Then there's the Pisces-Aries cusp, which occurs between March 17 and March 23. The Cusp of Rebirth translates to strong, compassionate people who can achieve their goals without tearing others down. You likely even have goals designed to help others if you're born on this cusp. Your potential downfall? A big dose of impatience.
April 16 to April 22 marks the Cusp of Power, or Aries-Taurus cusp. This is one of the most powerful of the cusps (hence the name). If you're on this cusp, you get that Aries fearlessness and Taurean strength, and you have a Zodiac blueprint of a formidable leader. Folks on this cusp can swiftly achieve whatever they set their mind to — as long as there aren't fellow Aries-Taurus cusp-ers standing in the way.
The Cusp of Energy falls between May 17 and May 23. This time, Taurean strength combines with a Gemini's charm, making for a person who fits in well and gets the job done. Folks on this cusp don't bother with breaks, since they know they'll have fun once the work is done.
Those born between June 17 and June 23 are on the Cusp of Magic, epitomizing great partners. When single, people on this cusp are lighthearted and flirtatious, but Gemini-Cancer cusps bring devotion and care to their relationships. You risk getting moody when you don't have someone to care for, though.
The Cusp of Oscillation occurs between July 19 and July 25, bringing the dramatic nature of Leos into play with Cancer's sensitivity. In other words, minor setbacks transform into huge deals, but small successes also lend themselves to celebrations.
Grassroots leaders who know how to lead without getting in too deep, those born on the Cusp of Exposure (August 19 to August 25) make perfect partners in business and beyond. The commanding assertiveness of the Leo sign and down-to-earth nature of Virgo creates this personality.
The Cusp of Beauty happens between September 19 and September 25. If you're born on this cusp, you have the indecisiveness from the Libra sign and the sometimes-closed-off personality of a Virgo. That can make it tough to find the right partner. At the same time, your Libra's caring traits and Virgo's analytic side make you thoughtful, so you can often find out what a partner needs before they say a word.
Known as the Cusp of Drama, the Libra-Scorpio cusp between October 19 and October 25 cancels out a Libra's indecisive side with a Scorpion's precision. You'll also get both the charm of a Libra with the quintessential Scorpio cynicism.
The Scorpio sign brings intensity. The Sagittarius sign brings motivation. It's no wonder, then, that November 18 to November 24 is known as the Cusp of Revolution. You have the power to accomplish anything you set your mind to if you're born on this cusp.
Folks born on the Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp from December 18 to December 24 know how to push forward, no matter how bleak a situation feels. The Cusp of Prophecy leads to people who meticulously plan, leaning on optimism to get where they want to go.
Whether you're born on a cusp or know someone who is, diving deeper into astrology can give you serious insight into a person's personality. Ready to learn more about how cusps affect your own birth chart? Talk to a Psychic Astrologer at PathForward today!