What Is A House Cusp In Astrology

What exactly is a cusp? The cusp marks the start of a home. They are depicted as spokes on the wheel in your circular natal chart. Look at the horizontal line that runs across your graph. The beginning, or cusp, of your first house is marked on the left-hand side of that line.

Is it possible for a house to be on the verge of something?

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.

What method do you use to locate your zodiac cusp?

  • April 1622: Aries-Taurus, also known as the Power Triangle.
  • Taurus-Gemini, also known as the Energy Cusp: May 1723
  • June 1723 is the month of Gemini-Cancer, often known as the “Cusp of Magic.”
  • July 1925, Cancer-Leo, also known as the Oscillation Cusp
  • August 1925, Leo-Virgo, often known as the Cusp of Exposure
  • September 1925, Virgo-Libra, dubbed the Cusp of Beauty
  • October 1925, Libra-Scorpio, also known as the Dramatic Crossroads.
  • November 1824, Scorpio-Sagittarius, often known as the “Cusp of Revolution”
  • December 1824: Sagittarius-Capricorn, often known as the Cusp of Prophecy.
  • January 1623 is Capricorn-Aquarius, often known as the Cusp of Mystery.
  • February 1521: Aquarius-Pisces, often known as the Cusp of Sensitivity.
  • March 1723: Pisces-Aries, also known as the Rebirth Crossroads.

What is the house cusp’s degree?

Some astrologers believe that when a planet is within a specific number of degrees of a house cusp, it manifests in both houses flanking that cusp. How many degrees do you have? Depending on whatever astrologer you question, some say three degrees, while others say 10.

Personally, I’m undecided about the concept. On the one hand, it returns us to the dreaded “on the cusp” region, with those who are prone to claiming ownership of two signs now stating “my Venus is in TWO houses.” Eyeroll.

Houses and their cusps, on the other hand, are mainly hypothetical anyway, and it doesn’t make sense to get too dogmatic about where one stops and the other begins, aside from the angles.

In Vedic astrology, what is the house cusp?

House Cusps are thus fictitious “boundary lines” between the Houses. The House cusps do not always begin at zero degrees of a Sign, but may begin at any degree within a Sign, because places in the horoscope chart are measured by degrees within the Signs.

What is the 7th house’s cusp?

Relationships are at the heart of the great majority of our life lessons. As a result, the 7th House of Unions is about a lot more than just marriage and commitment. In truth, the 7th house reflects not only the attributes we’re irresistibly drawn to and will attract in another person, but it also speaks volumes about the qualities we’re urgently trying to disconnect from within ourselves.

The 7th house has a lot more to do with you than you might think. Because the Ascendant (the cusp of your 1st House of Personality) represents the self you exhibit to the world, the Descendant (the cusp of your 7th House) reflects the traits you possess but do not consciously own. You came here to discover how to cultivate and balance these attributes within yourself. Who better to assist you than your partner? As a result, relationships are essentially a projection exercise. Being in a relationship with someone will teach us to confront potentials that we have but are afraid to express.

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is the loneliest number, but not in the 7th house

The 7th house has long been connected with open enemies, as well as your partner and business associates, clients, and everyone with whom you have a legal tie. Sounds odd, right? Well, if you think about it, you’ll see what I’m getting at.

You’ll understand if you’ve ever fallen in love and given your all to a relationship just to have it go horribly wrong. After all, this is when the person you formerly referred to as your soulmate is suddenly demoted to your number one enemy! Anyone up for a nasty split or a dreadful divorce?

When a planet is on the cusp of two houses, what does that mean?

This topic deals with scenarios when a planet may be in the second or third house, depending on whether Placidus, Porphyry, Koch, Equal, or another method of dividing the circle into 12 parts is used. In other words, what does it imply if Uranus is in the 5th house in one system and the 6th in another?

This is actually a pretty regular occurrence, due to misinterpretations of signage and a large disparity in the size of houses depending on where we were born. Astrologers will notice that when we get further away from the equator, the size of the quadrants skews quite a little. As a result, many people on Earth live in homes that deviate from the optimal width of 28-32 degrees.

As a result, our Sun may be in the 8th house according to one house system, but in the 9th according to another. The question of how a planet acts when it is in one or more houses may be simply answered by looking at what causes the occurrence so that we can deduce probable interpretations when we see it in a birth chart.

Let’s start by looking at the many meanings of planets, houses, and cusps. From our innermost sensitivity and feelings (the Moon) to the farthest transpersonal transforming forces beyond our control, the planets represent our core functions, or “lights,” of personality (Pluto). Cusps (where a house begins and ends) are the margins of where the homes contact each other, and houses are the areas of our experience in the outer world.

So, what do we make of the different connotations of a planet falling on a house’s cusp? Furthermore, how can we interpret planetary influence when the cusps vary from one house to the next due to different house systems in use, shifting the planet from one house to the next?

One of the first things I learned was that the time of birth determines just the Ascendant-Descendant and Midheaven-Nadir axes. The rest of the house cusps are determined by whether we divide quadrants using a space-based system, a time-based system, or a space-time system. (A thorough examination of all feasible house division systems is beyond the scope of this article and would tire the majority of readers.)

We’ll obtain a variety of points that mark the cusps of the houses depending on which system(s) we choose. Some are relatively close to one another, whereas others produce different indications on various dwellings than others (though never more than one sign apart except in very high latitudes.) We all have all of the signs in our charts, and if the cusps are in the very early or very late degrees of a sign, at least two houses will usually have two different signs on their cusps. (If we were born in extreme North or South latitude, it may have three possible signals on its cusp.)

For example, depending on which house division system I use, I have Leo rising with late Virgo or early Libra in the 3rd house, late Pisces or early Aries in the 9th house. I’ve seen cusp spans as broad as 20 degrees involving two signs in charts I’ve studied, and much wider at extreme latitudes. It’s easy to understand how this could lead to confusion about what rules the house and how to filter through the numerous influences of planets straddling two houses.

Why is it vital to know which house(s) a planet affects? Well, it can help us comprehend why we have certain significant lessons to learn from one place and not another, in addition to showing us our areas of self-realization through various experiences related with those houses.

If a planet is firmly placed in one house, it reveals our inner “light” lessons related to occurrences in that house. Because a planet on a cusp location is involved in both houses rather than simply one, it is triggered as either an entry or exit energy in our lessons.

However, if it is in a degree that places it in one house in one system and an adjacent house in another, the planetary function is concerned with how those nearby houses interact. Rather than being in one or the other, it is in both at the same time.

When I originally calculated my chart, I discovered that my Saturn is in the 3rd house if I follow the Placidus house method. However, it is in the second house if I use other systems like Porphyry or Equal. That got me thinking: which home does my Saturn reside in?

When I read the writings, I realized that I have parts of both perspectives in my life. Saturn in the second, as well as Saturn in the third, are both characters I can identify with. So I started looking into the deeper meanings of the houses, and came up with a system that has worked for me for many years and satisfies the majority of my clients who are perplexed as to why certain things in their lives appear to be contradictory, or why they have major life experiences that are similar but occurred in different areas of their lives.

Simply said, when I look at charts, I employ two (or even three) house division schemes simultaneously. This provides me a degree of separation between houses, a zone where the two houses touch and overlap to some amount, just like the sections of our life do. The spread is determined by the difference between the two systems that produces the largest outcome.

As a result, the zone between my second and third houses spans 28 Virgo (Placidus) to 11 Libra (Equal). Anything that passes through that zone has an effect on both households and combines those two aspects of my life. Because that is true for my second and third houses, the zone between my eighth and ninth houses also encompasses the area between 28 Pisces and 11 Aries. Other zones exist between residences, some bigger, others narrower, depending on a variety of factors.

When a planet is in the zone where two houses intersect, its function is learned in both places and has an affect in both. We must discover how those places interrelate through the lessons and attributes of that planet, not just because we have a part of us that is more identified with one area than others.

To use a musical example, the frets on a guitar neck are not required for playing the instrument. A note is a note, however there are zones where you can go into locations that highlight the minor distinctions between the complete notes by sliding up or down the string.

As we progress from A to A-sharp to B-flat and B, we see both obvious and subtle differences. Similarly, as we progress from 2nd house experiences to 3rd house experiences, we notice both visible and subtle variations.

Taking this technique makes it easier to explain apparent discrepancies in planetary birth positions, as well as progressions and transits. It can also explain why, after many years in one of our homes, a slow-moving planet begins to affect the neighboring location while still exerting influence in the old area, and over time appears to bind those portions of our lives together in a series of lessons.

(From pieces first published in March 2006 and then again in February 2010)

Is it unusual to be born on the verge of something?

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.

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.

What is the cusp of the fourth house?

At Virgo, the fourth house cusp points to a lack of something in their principal residence. Whether it’s love or approbation, there always seems to be something in their soul that needs to be mended, changed, or nurtured, as if it was injured from the beginning. This isn’t necessarily a viewpoint that speaks of emotional pain, but rather of emotional deficiency and one’s inability to attain the point of emotional perfection that will allow them to be fully satisfied. This is frequently the result of a severely chilly relationship with the parent of the other sex, or a rational link that leaves too much opportunity for personal progress, leaving one unsatisfied with their own achievements. The main benefit of this posture is that it confers amazing intellectual strength and mental powers, which one will be able to employ for the rest of one’s life.