Born on the Cusp

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An individual is “on the cusp” of a sign if he or she was born on the 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, or 23rd of a month. During those dates the Sun will ingress (or transition) from one zodiac sign to another, making the time of birth as important as the day of birth.

Consider a person born on October 23rd at 2:37 pm in Cary, North Carolina; he or she would have a Libra Sun sign at 29 degrees and 59 minutes. The person born on October 23rd at 2:38 pm in Cary, North Carolina would have a Scorpio Sun sign, at 0 degrees and 00 minutes.

Both people would exhibit traits of both signs, with one person “leading” with Libra, while the other person would “lead” with Scorpio. Even if you are born a couple of days earlier, say the 16th and 17th, or a couple of days later, the 24th and 25th, you would still be considered “on the cusp”.

The Cusp Dates in Astrology

Below is the list of cusp date ranges for each of the twelve cusp combinations.

You can determine your exact Sun sign using the askAstrology natal chart calculator. Even if you are not born on the cusp, you should use the calculator to determine the position of the Sun in your chart. There is a wealth of information to explore on our site about the Sun sign, Moon sign, all the other pints in the sky, the Houses, and signs ruling the Houses.

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Astrology Cusp Meanings

Aries-Taurus Cusp

The Aries Sun sign of this cusp combination will make the individual more willing to take the lead or take a risk than the person with the Taurus Sun sign. However, with Taurus on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be more likely to act prudently, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am an Aries”.

The Taurus Sun sign cusp individual will stick to traditions, like any good Taurus, but can be open to taking a risk once and while. With Aries on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more energetic and maverick, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Taurus”.

The Taurus Sun sign of this cusp combination will make the individual more conservative in his or her thinking, than is normally the case with open-minded Gemini. However, with Gemini on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be more likely to be open to new ideas, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Taurus”.

The Gemini Sun sign cusp individual will hold onto traditional ideas and values, because of the Taurus influence, but still be willing to change his or her mind. With Taurus on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more reactionary and reserved, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Gemini”.

The Gemini Sun sign of this cusp combination will do a better job blending feelings and intellect than someone with Gemini in the middle of the sign. With Cancer on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more in tune with their feelings, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Gemini”.

The Cancer Sun sign cusp individual will be nurturing and emotional, because of the Cancer influence, but still be able to use his or her intellect to rein in strong emotions. With Gemini on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more logical and intellectual, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Cancer”.

The Cancer Sun sign of this cusp combination will be far more outgoing than someone with Cancer in the middle degrees. With Leo on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more playful and engaging, even extroverted, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Cancer”.

The Leo Sun sign cusp individual will be playful and creative, because of the Leo influence, but much more serious about family responsibilities and duties. With Cancer on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more emotional and reserved, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Leo”.

The Leo Sun sign of this cusp combination will be far more detail-oriented and practical than someone with Leo in the middle degrees. With Virgo on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more down-to-earth, even introverted, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Leo”.

The Virgo Sun sign cusp individual will be methodical and pragmatic, because of the Virgo influence, but much more playful and creative than the rule-driven Virgo. With Leo on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more humorous and splashier, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Virgo”.

The Virgo Sun sign of this cusp combination will be far more engaging and concerned with relationships than someone with Virgo in the middle degrees. With Libra on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more social and friendly, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Virgo”.

The Libra Sun sign cusp individual will be analytical and personable, because of the Libra influence, but much more focused on etiquette thanks to the Virgo influence. With Virgo on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more pragmatic and critical, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Libra”.

The Libra Sun sign of this cusp combination will be far more intense and demanding than someone with Libra in the middle degrees. With Scorpio on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more private and selfish, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Libra”.

The Scorpio Sun sign cusp individual will be driven and enjoy disruption, because of the Scorpio influence, but be better at socializing thanks to the Libra influence. With Libra on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more fair-minded and harmonious, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Scorpio”.

The Scorpio Sun sign of this cusp combination will be far more adventurous and scholarly than someone with Scorpio in the middle degrees. With Sagittarius on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more playful and creative, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Scorpio”.

The Sagittarius Sun sign cusp individual will want to get out and explore the world, because of the Sagittarius influence, but be better at changing beliefs thanks to the Scorpio influence. With Scorpio on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more intense and ruthless, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Sagittarius”.

The Sagittarius Sun sign of this cusp combination will be more achievement oriented and goal-driven than someone with Sagittarius in the middle degrees. With Capricorn on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more determined and serious, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Sagittarius”.

The Capricorn Sun sign cusp individual will want to “buckle down” and work to succeed, because of the Capricorn influence, but they will be better at taking time to get away and play thanks to the Sagittarius influence. With Sagittarius on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more exploratory and willing to get away for the joy of exploring, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Capricorn”.

The Capricorn Sun sign of this cusp combination will be more visionary and revolutionary than someone with Capricorn in the middle degrees. With Aquarius on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more open-minded, social, and friendly, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Capricorn”.

The Aquarius Sun sign cusp individual will want to do what is best for his or her community, because of the Aquarius influence, but they will be much more practical about how to succeed with their ideals thanks to the Capricorn influence. With Capricorn on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more serious and business savvy, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am an Aquarius”.

The Aquarius Sun sign of this cusp combination will be more intuitive and emotional than someone with Aquarius in the middle degrees. With Pisces on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more imaginative and sensitive, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am an Aquarius”.

The Pisces Sun sign cusp individual will want to find his or her purpose in life, because of the Pisces influence, but they will be much more analytical and cerebral thanks to the Aquarius influence. With Aquarius on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more rigid in their thinking, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Pisces”.

The Pisces Sun sign of this cusp combination will be more aggressive and independent than someone with Pisces in the middle degrees. With Aries on the edge of their Sun sign, they will be much more maverick and forthright, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am a Pisces”.

The Aries Sun sign cusp individual will want to assert himself or herself independently, because of the Aries influence, but they will be much more aware and intuitive thanks to the Pisces influence. With Pisces on the edge of their Sun sign, they may also be a bit more emotionally sensitive, which will make people wonder how they can say, “I am an Aries”.