This is the place to learn about zodiac cusp signs. This phrase describes the personality of someone whose birthday occurs on the cusp (a point of transition between two states) 2-3 days before and after the shift of two zodiac signs. For example, someone who is a Taurus cusp sign would be described as having their traits and behaviors associated with both a bull and a scorpion.
The cusp signs are determined by where the sun was on your birth date. If you were born at 1 p.m., for example, then you're a sagittarius cusp sign. Cusp signs are important because they describe how people react to changes in the position of the moon. The zodiac has 12 points where the moon can be found in different parts of its orbit; these are called "signs." At each sign, the moon is located exactly at the same place in the sky from day to day. Because water flows toward the place where it's most concentrated, this location becomes home for the associated element - air for Gemini, fire for Sagittarius, earth for Capricorn, and so on.
People who are cusp signs tend to have unstable personalities. They are often seen as strange or peculiar, especially if they act or talk differently around other people. Although they try hard to fit in, the world doesn't understand them, which makes them feel lonely sometimes.
Simply put, if you were born within a few days of the Sun changing signs, you were born on the verge of two signs. This includes the dates listed below: September 19–25, Virgo-Libra, also known as the Cusp of Beauty. October 19-25, Libra-Scorpio, dubbed the Cusp of Drama. November 16-22, Scorpio-Capricorn, called the Cusp of Change.
Your sign on these dates was born on the cusp of two signs, creating a world of opportunity and danger. If you were born on any of these dates, you were born with the moon in one of its inconjunct aspects to another planet or star. An aspect is when one celestial body (the ruler) blocks out part of the sky from another (the ruled). The word "aspect" comes from the Latin aspectus, meaning "turning around." Aspects can be either positive or negative and they affect everything from what times of day it's sunny where you live to what financial opportunities arise to how you feel about yourself and your place in the world.
Cusps are considered significant points in a person's chart. They mark changes in direction or fortune; sometimes growth, sometimes decline. Aspects between planets indicate relationships between them. For example, if Mars is rising in your chart, this might mean that you will become more aggressive or ambitious.
Astrology's "Cusp Dates"
People born between August 19 and August 25 fall under the Leo-Virgo cusp. They have a unique blend of Leo and Virgo features, making them a calm person with a fiery disposition. These individuals are usually very charismatic and like to lead others; however, they also need time alone once in a while.
The cusp is considered one of the most important points in an individual's chart. If it is located in the right place, all the better; but if not, that doesn't matter much either. It is the position of the cusp relative to other planets that determines how many traits the person will exhibit. For example, if the Moon is located near the cusp, then chances are that person will be both a Leo and a Virgo at the same time. The Sun being close by increases the chance of there being Leos and Vires in one person even more so than the Moon. But whether the Sun or the Moon is nearby, the ability to balance these two very different yet equally strong traits is what makes someone born under this sign special.
Leo and Virgo are opposite signs when it comes to nature, so people who are cusped from both of these positions tend to be quite flexible and easygoing, yet at the same time, they like to take charge of situations.