Astrology is a useful tool to self-knowledge. The placement of the sun in ones birth chart is how the zodiacs are assigned to us and their cosmic influence. Zodiac signs are linked to the planets constellation and reveal paths that can assist in progressing in life. The twelve zodiacs signs and dates are as follows:
Aries ~ March 21 – April 19
Taurus ~ April 20 – May 20
Gemini ~ May 21 – June 20
Cancer ~ June 21 – July 22
Leo ~ July 23 – August 22
Virgo ~ August 23 – September 22
Libra ~ September 23 – October 22
Scorpio ~ October 23 – November 21
Sagittarius ~ November 22 – December 21
Capricorn ~ December 22 – January 19
Aquarius ~ January 20 – February 18
Pieces ~ February 19 – March 20
While this is the common guide to each individuals sun sign there is however a small gap between each zodiac sign known as the Cusp. A Cusp exist between each of the twelve zodiacs. At birth the area of where the suns center is in the zodiac determines ones sign. As the sun crosses over from one consecutive sign to the next there is a boundary between each of the twelve signs. Births that occur when the center sun moves over this half a degree boundary in the solar disc diameter is the birth area of a cusp-er. The sun instills chosen course of determination in ones life, their integrity, characteristics, quality and potential that are established within ones core/being this is the willpower that was inspired by the sun alignment at birth. Those fine lines that find there way into so many aspect of life also exist in the atmosphere creating the astrological cusp. However there are astrologers that believe the sun center must be in a sign not between therefore do not believe in dual signs or a cusp.
It’s common to hear individuals referring to their selves as a cusp-er, but going by the sun chart is not as reliable in determining whether or not one was born on a cusp. The following will assist in deciphering if you are one born within this brief time frame. Those of you whom are may find it intriguing when reviewing your dual signs to see which of the two energies your nature leans or if they both cover the overall aspects of your being. Depending on the combination of elements it’s easy to see why some dual signs may or may not mix with one another as well compared to others. For example; Taurus (won’t be distracted from their goals, great strength) and Gemini (mentally active and versatile) here is a cusp known to be loving and sensitive regarding others and of all the dual signs the most driven due to their mental agility and physical strength. They desire to do it all and adapt well to any situation. However they have to work at finding a healthy balance to these traits to prevent physical health issues.
Below is an approximated list of the short periods that fall between each zodiac sign:
Aries ~ Taurus (April 19 – 24) Fire ~ Earth
Taurus ~ Gemini (May 19 – 24) Earth ~ Air
Gemini ~ Cancer (June 19 – 24) Air ~ Water
Cancer ~ Leo (July 19 – 25) Water ~ Fire
Leo ~ Virgo (August 19- 25) Fire ~ Earth
Virgo ~ Libra (September 19 – 24) Earth ~ Air
Libra ~ Scorpio (October 19 – 25) Air ~ Water
Scorpio ~ Sagittarius (November 19 – 24) Water ~ Fire
Sagittarius ~ Capricorn (December 19 – 25) Fire ~ Earth
Capricorn ~ Aquarius (January 17 – 22) Earth ~ Air
Aquarius ~ Pisces (February 16 – 22) Air ~ Water
Pisces ~ Aries (March 19 – 24) Water ~ Fire
There are many opinions surrounding the belief of a cusp and whether an individual can take on two signs. However relating to the characteristics and horoscope will allow your personal theory to flourish.
Relationships with a cusp-er may tend to appear more involved or difficult with the forefront thought of dual signs, but this could be quite to the contrary. With a wide spectrum of characteristics, who knows it may open a wider avenue of commonalities. It is said that those born on a cusp often are drawn to another cusp-er and are very unique individuals. As one becomes familiar with signs and element basics it certainly sheds some light to the reality of how and why people are so different from one another yet brings about a certain perspective internally and worldly outlook. If the chart above declares you or someone you know as a cusp-er remember to review both zodiac signs when checking in to see what the universe is revealing through your horoscope because it just became more interesting as a cusp-er of the atmosphere.