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.
“Astrology on the Cusp: Birthdays on the Edge”, successfully unravels the mysteries surrounding “Cuspers” and gives very helpful insights into what makes these complex Zodiac signs tick. Available in hardback and for Kindle, it is my go to publication, when I want to know more about specific Cusp Signs.
Find out your Cusp Love Compatibility
Those born on the Cusp are very lucky that they have a much larger group of Star Signs with whom they can expect to have a good relationship! You can find out more here:
Cusp Sign Compatibility Part 1
All about the best love matches for those born on the Cusp of Aries-Taurus, Taurus-Gemini, Gemini-Cancer, Cancer-Leo, Leo-Virgo and Virgo-Libra
Cusp Sign Compatibility Part 2
All about the best love matches for Libra-Scorpio, Scorpio-Sagittarius, Sagittarius-Capricorn, Capricorn-Aquarius, Aquarius-Pisces and Pisces-Aries
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 online, 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 this page has a FREE Sun Sign and Cusp Sign Calculator, which will confirm your star sign.
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.
|Aries and Taurus||Libra and Scorpio|
|Taurus and Gemini||Scorpio and Sagittarius|
|Gemini and Cancer||Sagittarius and Capricorn|
|Cancer and Leo||Capricorn and Aquarius|
|Leo and Virgo||Aquarius and Pisces|
|Virgo and Libra||Pisces and Aries|
If you find it all too confusing then go to this page and use the Free Birth Sign Calculator