While October 18th to October 23rd are the days when the Sun can change signs, the Libra-Scorpio cusp date range extends from October 19th to October 25th. If you happen to be born on one of those days, you are “on the cusp” of Libra and Scorpio.
Leading with Libra
If you happen to be born “on the side of” Libra, then Libra traits lead your Sun sign expression. The symbol for Libra is the scale. As the Cardinal Air sign, these individuals initiate through analysis, decision-making, and judgment. They are at their best negotiating, balancing/re-balancing life circumstances and relationships, and creating harmony where there is disharmony. They must learn to be assertive to manifest their best results. Being near Scorpio makes them more intense and private, which helps these Libra individuals be important to change agents for others and more assertive about their needs.
Strengths of Sun in Libra on the Cusp of Scorpio
Unlike full-on Libra individuals, these people can be more intense and secretive. Positively, they will be more individualistic and discerning in relationships, which can help them be more powerful and live their convictions than what you might see with a typical Libra.
Weaknesses of the Sun in Libra on the Cusp of Scorpio
A Libra Sun near Scorpio can pick up some of the unhealthy secrecy and disregard for what others think that plagues the shadow side of Scorpio, which can rob Libra of his or her natural fairness and impartiality, leading to biases and stereotyping that a full-on Libra would mostly avoid.
Leading with Scorpio
If you happen to be born “on the side of” Scorpio, then Scorpio traits lead your Sun sign expression. The symbol for Scorpio is the scorpion; older symbols include the eagle and the snake. As the Fixed Water sign, these individuals work hard as change agents, transformers, and power brokers. They are at their best dealing with intense situations, people in crisis, and issues involving sexuality and intimacy. They must learn “playfulness or lightness of heart” to manifest their best results. Being near Libra makes them more social and charming, which helps these Scorpio individuals be less overwhelming and more approachable.
Strengths of Sun in Scorpio on the Cusp of Libra
Unlike full-on Scorpio individuals, these people can be kind and compassionate. Positively, they will be more inclined to listen to others and give them the benefit of the doubt, which can help them be better friends and partners, making them much more socially engaging than what you might see with a typical Scorpio.
Weaknesses of the Sun in Scorpio on the Cusp of Libra
A Scorpio Sun near Libra can spend too much time doubting themselves and lacking conviction, which comes from the shadow side of Libra and can rob Scorpio of his or her natural intensity and power, leading to hesitation and inconsistency that a full-on Scorpio would not express.
The Points Involved: Venus and Pluto
Each sign has a ruling astronomical point. Venus rules Taurus and Libra, and Pluto rules Scorpio. So, the Libra-Scorpio cusp individuals merge or blend Venus/Pluto.
Venus represents your Way of Relating. Its placement in a Sign and a House reveals how we appreciate pleasure, beauty, art, creativity, our interactions with our environment, and our interactions with the people in our lives.
Pluto represents your Way of Transforming. Its placement in a Sign and a House reveals how and where we bring about transformation and are transformed as well.
These individuals will slightly favor feminine energy over masculine energy because Venus is a masculine and feminine point; it rules both Libra (a masculine sign) and Taurus (a feminine sign). So, the full formula for this cusp individual would be:
F/M (Venus) + M (Libra) + F (Pluto) + M (Scorpio), resulting in 3F/2M.
Therefore, these individuals will be attracted more to feminine energy signs than masculine ones.
Libra-Scorpio Cusp Compatibility
Cusp individuals can work very well in relationships because they have a connection to two energies as part of their natural design. Imagine that each sign has its own language. A “pure” Libra individual talking to a “pure” Scorpio individual may really struggle to communicate, the same way someone who only speaks Dutch might struggle with someone who only speaks Italian. The cusp individual is bilingual and can speak both languages, which makes them very valuable to society. Essentially, they can translate between signs.
Here we discover why the simple model of compatibility or incompatibility is insufficient to explain real relationships out in the world. There is a good chance that “cusp sign” individuals are involved where two signs that should work well together do not, and two signs that should struggle together, actually work.
In the first case, the influence from one of the extra signs causes friction; and in the second case, one of the extra signs smooths out the friction. Therefore, basic compatibility measures are just starting points for understanding how any two people might relate.
The Libra-Scorpio individuals have a much wider range of compatibility because they can work well with air and water signs. And they can complement fire and earth signs. If they happen to lead with Libra, they will favor the air and fire sign connections (Aquarius, Gemini, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius). If they happen to lead with Scorpio, then they will favor water and earth connections (Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo).
The Bridge Between
One useful way to understand the progression of the signs, starting with Aries and going all the way through to Pisces, is to see them as a series of evolving steps. Libra is the “I partner with” sign of the Zodiac and Scorpio is the “I transform” sign. Individuals with Sun signs in the middle dates and degrees of the sign are here to work on the central energy of that sign. But individuals born on the cusp are here to work on the transition from one energy to another.
Therefore, the Libra-Scorpio cusp individuals are here to learn how to “form partnerships for success” in life and act as “change agents” for everyone and every situation. On the positive side, this “in-between” cusp energy gives them a broader view. On the negative side, they can feel “caught” in-between, making it harder for them to find a place that is a perfect fit.
- 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
- 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