If you’re into astrology, you’ve definitely heard of the term “cusp birth,” which refers to a birthdate that falls on the border between two sun signs’ date ranges. What does it mean to be born on the cusp of two zodiac signs, though? Some people who were born on the beginning or last day of a zodiac sign’s season claim to be a mix of the two, but is this actually true?
Finally, when it comes to astrology’s cusp signs, here’s the verdict: they don’t exist. The concept of “cusp signs” is a common astrological myth. Because the sun can’t be in two places at once, a planet can only be in one place in the zodiac at a time, you can only have one solar sign. Please accept my apologies for bursting any cusp-claimers’ bubbles! However, if you were born on the “cusp” of two zodiac signs, there are a few things to consider, as this placement can make things a little more tricky.
In astrology, what are cusps?
A cusp (from the Latin meaning spear or point) is an imaginary line in astrology that connects two consecutive zodiac signs or houses in the horoscope.
The Sun can straddle the cusp as it passes across the sky because the solar disc has a diameter of approximately half a degree. When this happens at the time of birth, a person is said to be “born on the cusp,” and some believe that the features of both signs influence their lives. For instance, if a person was born while the Sun (by tradition, the point at the center of the Solar disc) was at 29 degrees, 50 minutes Gemini, he was said to be born on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer. Even though the center of the Solar disc was in Gemini, much of the disc was in Cancer.
Despite the fact that the term “cusp” is widely used to describe the sign boundaries, not all astrologers agree that an object may ever be included in more than one sign.
Many people just examine the placement of the Sun’s center, which must be wholly in one sign, and would simply refer to the natal Sun in the case as being in Gemini.
If late degrees of Gemini have a Cancer-like personality, they would explain it as the nature of that section of Gemini rather than a spillover effect from the following sign.
Are there any house cusps?
The zodiac signs and houses both move around the horoscope in an anticlockwise fashion. The house cusp is the line that marks the transition from one house to the next. The Ascendant, for example, is the cusp of the first house, while the Descendant is the cusp of the seventh, the Medium Coeli is the cusp of the tenth, and the Imum Coeli is the cusp of the fourth.
Can you have two zodiac signs?
No, not at all. People born on the zodiac cusp are unique individuals whose date of birth combines the energy and attributes of two distinct signs together, forming a separate astrological personality with blended qualities, rather than formally being born under two signs.
Is there any evidence that astrology is accurate?
Astrology is a collection of belief systems that assert that there is a connection between astrological phenomena and events or personality traits in the human world. The scientific community has dismissed astrology as having no explanatory power for describing the universe. Scientific testing has discovered no evidence to back up the astrological traditions’ premises or alleged effects.
Is it possible to have two astrological signs?
There is just one solution, regardless of your birth date: no one has two signs. However, if you were born within a few days of the Sun’s transition from one zodiac sign to the next, you were born on the cusp, and you may experience the effects of two separate signs.
What are the zodiac cusps?
In general, if you were born three days before or after the change in signs, you are “on the cusp.” Each cusp phase is given a name that represents the unique energy that it bears.
- April 16 – 22 is the Cusp of Power.
- May 17th – 23rd is the Cusp of Energy.
- Cusp of Magic takes place from June 17 to June 23.
- Oscillation’s Cusp: July 19-July 25
- The Edge of Exposure is August 19th to August 25th.
- September 19th – 25th is the Cusp of Beauty.
- The Dramatic Edge: October 19 – 25
- From November 18 to 24, the United States is on the verge of revolution.
- December 18th – 24th is the Cusp of Prophecy.
- 16th – 23rd of January: Cusp of Mystery
- The Cusp of Sensitivity is from February 15th to February 21st.
- March 17th – 23rd is the time when the world is on the verge of rebirth.
How does being on the cusp affect you?
If you were born on the cusp, you may find that you have personality qualities from the sign next to you. People born under the sign of Aries but on the cusp of Aries and Taurus, for example, are frequently exceptional leaders. Normally, Aries impatience can lead to hasty decisions and reactions, but if you’re an Aries born on the cusp of Taurus, these tendencies may be mitigated by Taurean energy, which is more grounded and rational. This isn’t to say that being a cusper is always sunshine and rainbows; your two signs’ energies may clash!
In any case, being born on the cusp can endow you with a wide range of talents that can blend and shine in a variety of ways. Learning about the benefits and drawbacks of your cusp might help you accept your unique and sometimes confusing personality!
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