A cusp sign is someone born at the end of a zodiac sign—you know, "on the cusp" between your sun sign and the one that follows it—and it might make you feel a little unheard when you read your horoscope each month. Believe me, I know: I was born on the 20th of January, on the cusp of Capricorn and Aquarius. It's not an easy position to be in!
But don't worry, you're not alone out there. There are two reasons why people find themselves on the cusp of signs: their birth date falls at the end of a sign but not exactly at the border; or they were born at the end of a sign but it changed when the next sign started. In other words, it's possible to be a cusp sign!
It's also possible to have some features of two different signs. For example, someone may have some elements of a Capricorn and a Sagittarius in their chart. In fact, it's very common for there to be two cusp signs in a chart, which means there are usually two people who aren't quite sure where they fit in relation to the signs.
There are two ways to tell if you're a cusp sign: by looking at your chart or through your emotions. If you look at the arcana (or cards) in a tarot deck, you'll see that there are two places where the sequence of cups, swords, and wands gets interrupted.
If you were born extremely early or late in your sign, you were most likely born on a "cusp," or a period of days between the signs. Cusp birthdays often fall between the 18th and 23rd of the month, just around the time when one sign's solar season finishes and another begins. For example, someone born on the cusp of Aries and Capricorn would have their birthday sometime in March or April. The day you were born determines your sign, while the month not only includes parts of two different solar seasons but also marks the beginning of a new religious year under the Hindu lunar calendar.
Your cusp sign is likely to be known as your "intermediate" sign. For example, someone who was born on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini would have a dual nature: They'd be half-Taurus and half-Gemini. Your intermediate sign is the sign that shares attributes with both your starting signs. For example, if you're half-Taurus and half-Gemini, that means you have traits of both Taurus and Gemini. Your entire chart can be thought of as a map of all the traits associated with each zodiacal sign.
There are eight cusps in all, corresponding to the eight planets then known to ancient astronomers. Each cusp represents about a week old when added to your birth date.
Astrology's "Cusp Dates"
Well, first and foremost, there is nothing called a cusp as the sun can remain only in one sign at a time. For Virgo, Gemini is enemical, for Leo it's 2-12 I. E. Leo is behind Virgo in the zodiac, but it can turn out to be good if Leo is willing to learn the lessons Virgo has to teach. A cusp couple is when the moon is in its final phase of a lunar cycle and marks the beginning of a new lunar phase. This occurs once every 29 days, so they never miss a day! However, because of the uncertainty of when this will happen, it cannot be predicted.
A cusp man or woman will always have a partner who is not their birth sign. This is because the moon can only be in one sign at a time and changes signs every 28 days. So no matter what sign you were born with, someone else was not. The difference between a cusp couple and other pairs is that a cusp couple will have an equal share in choosing which direction to go in life. They are partners in everything, including mistakes. Other couples may have very different interests and styles which could cause problems in a relationship. With a cusp pair, these differences are what make them special because they have something in common with everyone else. There is no such thing as just one person being responsible for everything. In any relationship, both people must take responsibility for themselves and their actions.
Cusp women are known for their patience and persistence.
A cusp (from the Latin meaning spear or point) is an imaginary line in astrology that divides two successive signs in the zodiac or houses in the horoscope. Because the solar disc has a diameter of about half a degree, the Sun can straddle the cusp as it passes across the sky. For example, it is said that when the Sun enters Aries it marks the beginning of spring and the start of something new, even though it is still winter outside.
There are 12 traditional cusps in astrology, one for each zodiac sign. They divide the zodiac into four parts, called quadrants. The quadrants are further divided by celestial coordinates: 0 degrees Aries (the first quarter point) is separated from 90 degrees Capricorn (the third quarter point) by 45 degrees. The other three quadrant divisions are 30 degrees each.
The term "cusp" comes from the ancient Greek word koiton, which means "threshold". This refers to the idea that the quadrants represent different phases of our lives. As we cross the cusp into another quadrant, so life changes for the better or the worse.
For example, if you were born in April, your cusp would be the first quarter mark between Aries and Maris (spring). Something new and fresh starts at Aries and ends at Maris (spring), with no sign or phase in between.