Have you ever heard of this term before? Or is born on the cusp a totally new phrase for you? There is a total of 12 zodiac signs that astrologers believe help from the basic personality of every human being. These are decided by the zodiac dates that one is born on, according to the Christian calendar.
However, just like a gauge, these personality traits get weaker and stronger as the calendar dates change, being strongest in the center of the period, and gradually weakening towards the end or start.
Taking advantage of this, the zodiac cusp dates in the calendar that are the points of change of a zodiac sign are affected by both the zodiac signs on either side. This means that any person born on such dates, or born on the cusp, is bound to have personality traits of both the signs that are seemingly being exchanged in the calendar.
The Cusp Dates in Astrology
A general rule of thumb states that any person born within three days of a sign change occurring in the calendar can be called as those born on the cusp. These people typically experience both the personalities of the signs that are being changed on the calendar. An interesting thing to note here is that it is not always a good thing to be born on the cusp.
- Aries Taurus cusp: April 16 to April 22
- Taurus Gemini cusp: May 17 to May 23
- Gemini Cancer cusp: June 17 to June 23
- Cancer Leo cusp: July 19 to July 25
- Leo Virgo cusp: August 19 to August 25
- Virgo Libra cusp: September 19 to September 25
- Libra Scorpio cusp: October 19 to October 25
- Scorpio Sagittarius cusp: November 18 to November 24
- Sagittarius Capricorn cusp: December 18 to December 24
- Capricorn Aquarius cusp: January 16 to January 22
- Aquarius Pisces cusp: February 15 to February 21
- Pisces Aries cusp: March 17 to March 23
While some signs show a great deal of attachment to each other, others may tend to have a clash among their energies, resulting in darkness and anguish. However, it is an exciting notion to have a blend of two different zodiac signs as it helps one embrace their unique personality which tends to find favor from two zodiac signs instead of one.
To precisely define your astrology sign you must check an ephemeris to see where the Sun was at the time of your birth.
Astrology Cusp Meanings
Aries Taurus Cusp
This is the first cusp horoscope that the zodiac signs experience if we are to go in order. Starting from April 19 and ending on April 22 the Aries Taurus cusp is the one that starts three days when the sign is about to change from Aries to Taurus. Interestingly enough, this is known as the astrology cusp of power, and rightly so. This instills in people born in this slot great determination and strength to achieve what they have set out to achieve.
It is interesting to note that in the Aries Taurus cusp, the elements of fire and earth come together. If you don’t already know their significance, fire brings with it unsurpassed energy while earth represents rock-solid determination, and a combination of both can be lethal in one’s drive to success.
Taurus Gemini Cusp
It starts on the 17th of May and ends on the 23rd of the same month. Being born on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini brings a unique gift to the people who are born within this slot. Commonly known as the cusp of energy, the Taurus Gemini cusp gives its people unmatched physical strength as well as mental forte. Let us be a little frank over here, is that not the most perfect combination you have heard of? Honestly speaking, this is superhero material right there. In addition to that, it gives one that special aura of being very easygoing. Not anymore would the bearer of this birth have to worry about being left alone without any friends because the planets themselves ensure that the person stays the life of the party (and the after-party!).
This cusp brings together the elements of air and earth, meaning a free spirit with an iron will to get things done. While the person never lacks creativity, he would additionally be super-motivated to put his plans into action too!
Gemini Cancer Cusp
The Gemini Cancer cusp (between June 17th – June 23rd) is, once again, another unique amalgamation of two zodiac signs. This one is known as the cusp of magic and brings with it beautiful and joyous feelings. Anyone born in this time slot is bound to have a personality that is not only fun-loving, creative and outgoing but also one that brings and spreads joy to others with its compassionate and caring nature. You would have to agree that such characteristics, let alone such a person, is truly rare in this world.
While we easily establish the Gemini Cancer cusp to be one that brings and spreads happiness. It is another science to know the truth behind it. The basic principle that governs such people is the desire to know how happy the next person is. And if not, what is causing the trouble. This nature alone leads them to win the hearts of the people all around them.
Cancer Leo Cusp
Known as the cusp of oscillation, the Cancer Leo cusp works in a very similar manner. It starts from 19th of July and ends on the 25th of July. Just like a pendulum that sways in a direction and then the complete opposite one the Cancer Leo cusp also lives forever under the fear of either making or breaking a person. Rest assured, if you are a person born on this cusp, you must have observed, among other things, that you have an influential aura about you.
Part of the reasoning behind this is the fact that Cancer and Leo are two very different signs, and that they do not otherwise seem to get along very well. Leo tends to go in the direction of bravery and valor, overcoming all sensitive issues. On the other hand, Cancer is very emotional and soft, putting it in direct conflict.
The key advice for people born in this cusp of all the horoscope cusps is to channel their emotions into determination and not let them harness and develop hatred, as it can turn to jealousy and can cause great harm to the world as well as the person himself.
Leo Virgo Cusp
Leo Virgo cusp dates start from August 19th to August 25th. If you are born on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, you have a lot coming your way! It is for a very specific reason that this is called the cusp of exposure. By now you must have realized that simply being born on the cusp does not mean anything unless there is the right balance.
In the other cases, it might get a little hard to control things from spiraling out of control. A balance on this cusp, however, means great responsibility upon your shoulders. It means you have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading people, be it your community, your country, which is upon how hard you work. And utilizing this to the best of your abilities is the key. It is also important to be well in control of yourself at all times, or this can equally backfire too.
Virgo Libra Cusp
Virgo Libra cusp goes from September 19th to September 25th. Virgos tend to be this soft, caring person in your life. Libras are the people always looking for a balance between everything that exists. The cusp of these two zodiac signs ends up in a very beautiful combination, quite literally, as it is known as the cusp of beauty.
People born on the cusp of Virgo and Libra are everything from balanced, beautiful, graceful, you name it. This may sometimes give them an unfair advantage over others because of how they influence the person making the decisions, but learning to use that as a skill is an art in itself, and not everyone born on the Virgo Libra cusp can do that. Bringing together the elements of earth and air, the people born in this cusp can think freely and differently, all the while maintaining their steadfastness and dedication to the task at hand, which is not what everybody in this world is capable of.
Libra Scorpio Cusp
Being born on this cusp, from October 20th to October 26th, can be quite a tough call for the rest of one’s life. While people with flexible morals might be okay with it, it may be of concern for people not so easygoing in their life.
Commonly known as the cusp of drama and criticism, people born in this time period have a flair for drama and theatrics, concerning any and all matters, if it needs that explanation. This means they can easily, and more often than not love to manipulate people to get stuff done. A necessary part of such people’s skill set is roping people in just when they need to, somewhat like a Whip in Congress. Again, using it not just to benefit oneself, but the world, is the key here.
Scorpio Sagittarius Cusp
People with their birth dates within November 18th to 24th November belong to Scorpio Sagittarius cusp. With the world in political turmoil now and then, being born on the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius can help you help the world. Known among astrologers as the cusp of a revolution, it is commonly believed to give the people born in this cusp great strength and wisdom that enable them to lead the people in the fight for their rights. Strictly focused towards power and strength, it enables its people to be self-sufficient in all matters pertaining to the struggle at hand. Regarding the Scorpio Sagittarius cusp as a cusp with not just great power, but also innumerable amounts of empathy.
Sagittarius Capricorn Cusp
It is a unique experience being born on the cusp, but being born on the Sagittarius Capricorn cusp – 18th Dec to 24th Dec is an entirely different ball game, and you must be extremely lucky if you got a chance to play. This cusp is known as the cusp of the prophecy, and almost certainly, means success for its people if they move in the right direction with fervor and patience. Two factors come into play here; the fire element gives you the strength and energy to move forward, while the earth element ensures that there is stamina, for instance, enough wood for the fire to keep burning to help you achieve your target.
Capricorn Aquarius Cusp
Let us be honest, who would not be excited if you were to tell them they were born on the cusp of mystery and imagination? Being born on the cusp of Capricorn and Aquarius – 16th Jan – 22nd Jan brings with it its own mystery. Astrologers see the reason behind it as Capricorn and Aquarius being two very different zodiac signs, and in turn, having varying effects depending upon the position of the cusp.
With the earth element pushing instability as the air element strives for freedom and newer experiences, it does get difficult at times for a person to choose their direction in life. However, once that hurdle is crossed, it is probably the smoothest ride to success one could ever have.
Aquarius Pisces Cusp
Two somewhat unrelated characteristics come together in favor of the people born on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces – 15th Feb – 21st Feb. If you are one of them, you may find that along with a deep sense of compassion for fellow humans, you also harbor great creativity in you, be it art, literature, or just everyday life.
Astrologers believe that when the two are combined, for instance doing philanthropic work, but in a creative manner, quite different from the rest, is where there is huge potential for a bang in the zodiac signs. This might also be your calling, but of course, only you decide that!
Pisces Aries Cusp
In the end, comes the Pisces Aries cusp – Mar 17 to Mar 23, which tells you that you are a dreamer. Very aptly called the cusp of a rebirth, it builds on all things that are on the verge of falling but have a great potential to get back up. It also gives its people great creative abilities, allowing them to think differently and taking better control of their lives.