Cusp theory – does it exist?

IN astrology, a cusp is the line that separates a pair of back-to-back signs in the zodiac.

Sounds exciting, but how on earth are we supposed to know which sign of the horoscope to read?

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What is zodiac cusp theory?

A cusp sign is someone who is born toward the end of a zodiac sign – slap bang on the date in which your Sun sign moves into the one that proceeds it.

For example, if your birthday falls near the overlap point of two zodiac such as Leo and Virgo, you may refer to yourself as Leo – Virgo cusp.

While this may sound exciting it can leave some of us feeling confused about which horoscope sign to read. There's only so many hours in the day, right?

One school of thought is that being born on the cusp of two signs gives you a combination of both traits.

So, someone born on a Virgo – Libra cusp may have razor-sharp attention to detail while at the same time being diplomatic and indecisive.

Or, if you're a Scorpio – Sagittarius cusp you might be ambitious and jealous but at the same time optimistic and fair-minded.

Can you really have two sun signs?

However, according to the AstroTwins, there is actually no such thing as cusps.

They believe that due to the way the sun moves into each sign, there is no way you can be born under two at the same time.

List of 12 star signs

The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below.

  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
  • Aquarius: January 21 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20
  • Aries: March 21 – April 20
  • Taurus: April 21 – May 21
  • Gemini: May 22 – June 21
  • Cancer:  June 22 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 23
  • Virgo: August 24 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 23
  • Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
  • Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21

A Pisces – Aries cusp for example, might display all the common characteristics of a Pisces, but maybe their Lilith is in Scorpio.

This would mean they have a dark and secretive side, so not all go-with-the-flow Piscean energy.

This is not to say you can't have a combination of signs in your chart. That's why knowing your birth chart, which tells you your sun, moon, rising, Venus etc. is so important.

In a nutshell, if you do happen to be born on the cusp, find out about all your other signs to get the best picture of who you are.

You may be surprised what you find out!

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