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Cusp Signs

Were you born on the Cusp? Do you know which of the Signs of the Zodiac is your true Sun sign?

Your true Sun sign depends not just on which date you were born, but for those of us born at a time of the month when the sun moves from one Zodiac Sign to another, it is also crucial to know the exact time we were born.

For example, my birthday is May 21st. In some years the sun is in Taurus on that date and in others it is in Gemini. However, because I know my time of birth, I am certain I am a Gemini, as the sun moved into Gemini two and a half hours before I was born. Had I been born on the same date and time, but five years later, I would have been a Taurus, because the sun did not move into Gemini until two and a half hours after I was born.

You will have noticed that different astrologers in different publications tend to give slightly different dates for when each of the zodiac signs start and finish. This is because the actual times and dates can vary from year to year.

These change-over dates and times are the reason why, if you were born on the Cusp, it is important to know exactly which star sign you are if you are reading your horoscope in newspapers or magazines – they always give a date range for each star sign but for some of us it will be wrong.

If you were born close to a ‘cusp’ and would like to know exactly what Zodiac sign you should be, then please use the links below, which will take you to a table which will confirm your star sign.

You will need to know your exact time of birth but PLEASE NOTE the times given in the Cusp Sign tables are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Therefore, if you were born outside the UK time zone, you will need to convert your birth time of your location to GMT.

And there’s something else, which is crucial. If, once you convert your Birth Time to GMT and it takes you to within one hour earlier or later than your time of birth, you will need to check whether British Summer Time (BST) was in force on the day you were born. The UK puts its clock back by one hour on the last Sunday of October and forward by one hour on the last Sunday in March.

However, just to confuse the situation even further, in the UK in 1968, the Government embarked upon on a three year experiment. The clocks went forward as usual in March 1968, but in the following October, they did not return to Greenwich Mean Time. This was called called British Standard Time, and stayed one hour ahead of Greenwich Meantime until 1971, when the experiment ended and the UK reverted to GMT in the winter and British Summer Time (GMT + 1) between the end of March and the end of October.

Therefore, if you were born between March 1968 and October 1971, be extra careful when converting your local time to GMT.

Likewise, if you were born during the Second World War, Britain used Double British Summer Time. The clocks were one hour ahead of GMT in winter and two hours ahead in summer.

Why is it important to know your exact Sun Sign?

Your Sun sign represents the sign of the zodiac that the Sun was in at the precise time of your birth. Ruling ego and willpower, the Sun determines exactly who you are, what makes you “tick”, your potential and what is unique about you. As the Sun is the core of our Universe, so it is the core of our individual beings.

All of your personality and the life you lead is underpinned by your Sun sign. It forms the foundation of who you are, how you interact with others and how others regard you and are influenced by you.

However, if you are born on the cusp of two Sun signs, you will take on a combination of characteristics of both signs. From my own personal experience some of my Gemini characteristics are balanced out by the influence of Taurus – for example: as a Gemini I like to be free and independent, which means as a parent I can feel tied down by babies until they themselves start to get more independent. This is balanced out by the maternal nature I have that comes from my Taurus side.

To take a look at the Cusp Signs and the characteristics you can expect to find in individuals born “on the cusp”, follow the links in the table below to your Cusp Sign.

However, if you find it confusing to work out your time of birth in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), leave a comment and I will do it for you :)

Aries and TaurusLibra and Scorpio
Taurus and GeminiScorpio and Sagittarius
Gemini and CancerSagittarius and Capricorn
Cancer and LeoCapricorn and Aquarius
Leo and VirgoAquarius and Pisces
Virgo and LibraPisces and Aries

To find out your true Sun Sign if you were born on the Cusp, follow the links in the table below.


40 thoughts on “Cusp Signs”

    1. Hi Heather, from the co-ordinates you have given me, I can see you were born in Metairie, Louisiana and that you share the same birthplace as Ellen Degeneres :) London is 6 hours ahead of Louisiana, so you were born at 12:30 on May 21, 1977. May 21 is also mine and my son’s birthdays!! The sun moved into Gemini at 04:14 on the day you were born, so your sun sign is Gemini, although because you were born on the Cusp with Taurus, you might find it interesting to read my article about those born on the Cusp of Energy.

  1. Hi! I was born May 24, 1971 at 10:15 p.m. EST in Detroit, Michigan. I have NO clue how to figure out my true sign. Please help! : )

    1. Hi Angela, if you follow the link at the bottom of this page to 1970-1979, there’s a table that shows the exact time and date that the sun moved into a Sign for those years. In 1971, the sun moved into Gemini on May 21 at 17:15 GMT. This means that the sun was well into Gemini by the time you were born. However, it may well be that you also have some Taurean traits, so you may find my article about Born on the Taurus Gemini Cusp interesting. Do come back at let us know if these characteristics describe you :)

  2. I was born December 20th 1995 at 8:am how am I to figure if I am a Sagittarius -Capricorn Cursp or is it that I am just a Saggitarus. It is odd as if I’m a saggitarus then I dont get myself or what am i?

    1. Hi Amber, although you haven’t told me the location of your birth, we won’t need to worry about your local time difference to GMT, as the sun did not move into Capricorn in 1995 until December 22. Your Sun Sign is Sagittarius but as you were born on the cusp with Capricorn, then I would expect you to have at least some of the characteristics I discuss in my article about those Born on the Sagittarius Capricorn Cusp.

  3. i was born in that weird window of Englands time experiment and am not sure of my true sun sighn .Much less rising and lunar. my birthdate is 06/21/68 in Austin Texas @ 8;15 a.m. Help??
    MIsha Burrer

    1. Hi Misha – ah that British Standard Time experiment between 1968 and 1971 when we had to go to school in the dark :( However, because you were born in June in 1968, the time in London was still GMT+1 like every other British Summer.

      You were born at 13:15 GMT on a day when the sun moved into Cancer at 13:55, so you are just about a Gemini. However, you will probably have a combination of the characteristics of both signs and you can find out more if you clickthrough to my article about those born on the Gemini Cancer Cusp.

  4. Hey hi! I was born on 22nd aug 1997 at 8.30 AM in India.can you please help me out in finding my true sign.

    1. Ankita, it looks like you were born at 3am GMT, while the sun was still in Leo as it did not move into Virgo until just past midnight on August 23. However, you were born on the Cusp so you may find it helpful to read my article about the Leo Virgo Cusp signs.

  5. Hiii! I was born on June 21 at 10:34 p.m, EST in New Jersey. Every website I look on either has me as a Gemini or Cancer, and I was born on the cusp of Gemini-Cancer but I want to know what specific one I actually am!

      1. Sounds like you were born on the Cusp of Gemini and Cancer, Clare. If you can let me know your year of birth then we can figure it out :)

  6. Hi! I was born at 2:50 pm on September 23, 1985 in St. Louis, MO. I show equal parts of both Virgo and Libra. What is my actual sign?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Heather. St Louise is 6 hours behind London making the time you were born was 8:50 pm, British Summer Time. So we take off another hour to calculate the time in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), making the time 7:50 pm GMT.

      The sun moved into Libra at 2:08 am on your birth date, so Libra is your Sun Sign. However, you say that you show equal parts Virgo and Libra, so I would be interested to know if you have the characteristics I write about in my article about those born on the Cusp of Virgo and Libra.

    1. Hi Miya, yes the sun would have been in Aries at the time of your birth, but if you can reply with your year of birth, we can then see exactly how close you were to having a sun sign of Taurus. You may also like to read up on the characteristics of those born on the Aries Taurus Cusp.

        1. Hello again Miya. The sun moved into Taurus on 20 April in 1999 at 12:46 GMT, a good couple of days after you were born. April 18 was also my Mother’s birthday and while I would say she definitely had the strong characteristics of an Aries, she also had the strong maternal instinct of a Taurus.

  7. I was born on april 20th 1998, goiania, goias, Brazil at 4:30pm brazilian time, and I know i was born on the aries-taurus cusp but idk which one is the dominant sign, help!?

    1. Hi Deborah, thanks for stopping by. You were born at 19:30 GMT on a day that the sun moved into Taurus at 06:57. This means that your Sun sign is Taurus. However, because you were born on the Cusp, you will have a mix of both signs. You can read more about your Cusp sign in my article about those born on the Aries Taurus Cusp.

  8. Hi, I was born on July 23,1994 at 7:14am in Kansas City Kansas. I always felt like more of a cancer than a leo, but I would like to know for sure.

    1. Hi Billie, the sun moved into Leo on 23 July at 01:41 GMT in the year you were born. You were born at 12:14 GMT, so although Leo is your sun sign, because you were born right on the Cusp, I am not surprised you feel more of a Cancer. You can find out more in my article about those born on the Cancer-Leo Cusp.

  9. I was born on February 21, 1994 in Fayetteville North Carolina. I find that I identify with Aquarius and Pisces. Can you help? Please and thank you.

    1. Hi again Sara, your birth time is not significant in working out your sun sign as the sun moved into Pisces a few days before you were born, but thank you for letting me know as it could have been significant :)

    1. Shay, Detroit is 5 hours behind London, so the time you were born would have been 11:04 GMT. In 1993 the Sun moved into Capricorn at 20:26 on December 21 :)

    1. Hi Aisha, I cant give you accurate advice, because you have not given the location of your birth. However, the Sun moved into Capricorn on 21 December at 16:56 GMT in 1980.

  10. Hey! I was born on December 22, 1995 at 12:22pm CST and I wanted to know if I’m a true Capricorn due to being born on a cusp. Thanks in advance!

    1. Although the Sun moved into Capricorn before you were born, as you were born on the cusp then you won’t be a “true” Capricorn, but in your case a mix of the Archer and the Goat. Have a look at my article about people born on the Cusp of Sagittarius and Capricorn and see if you think it applies to you :)

  11. Hi I was born in New Westminster B.C.
    04/20/79 @ 4:20 am I know I’m on the cusp
    But I’ve alqays had a hard time know which one I truely belong to. I feel like I’m forever
    Changing. Plse help me figure this out.
    I was always told I was a Taurus but I think you migt tell me something different today? Thank you!

  12. Hello,

    I was born March 29 1951 @ 8:14am in Omaha Nebraska. Could you please help me figure my sign/signs. I’ve been going by Aries according to my birthdate, but much of that sign doesn’t fit me, somethings yes, but other things not me at all. So, I’m thinking I may lean a little more towards the Pisces side or then again I could be Taurus as well… But then again I’m not sure.

    1. Diane, your sun sign is definitely Aries, but your personality will be influenced by the position of all the planets in your Birth Chart. Visit this page to create your free birth chart, which also has a link to another site that has all the free info you need to help you to interpret your chart.

    1. It depends on your time of birth. The sun moved into Gemini at 18:43 Pacific Time on May 20, 1985. If you were born before that time then you are a Taurus. However, you were definitely born on the Cusp of Taurus and Gemini. Click the link to find out more about your personality.

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