Born on the Cusp?
Which Star Sign makes the best love match for you?
Did you know that 20% of birthdays fall “on the Cusp”? That means a heck of a lot of the world’s population are not only influenced by one sun sign but TWO!
(Just in case you are not sure what being “Born on the Cusp” involves, then check out this article all about Cusp Signs, which opens in a new tab, so you can easily switch back to this one.
If you already know about Cusp Signs and that you are a “Cusper”, but you want to know under which Sun Sign you were born then switch to my Free Birth Chart Calculator, which also opens in a new tab.)
So, now you know that if you were born on the cusp the articles on this site about with whom you are compatible may not apply to you at all!
Those born on the Cusp will find that they have the potential to be more compatible with more Zodiac Signs than those born under the influence of a single Sun Sign.
Read on to find out about your Cusp Love Compatibility
Aries-Taurus Cusp Compatibility
The Cusp of Power
Fire mixes with Earth
Because the influence of Taurus tends to tone down the explosive nature of Aries, you may find it possible to have good relationships with Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These are all Fire Signs, so this could make for a hot combination that will keep you on your toes!
Relationships with the Earth Signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn run the risk of getting into a “rut” but providing you can recognise it when it happens, then there is the potential to put things right.
You may find that pairing with one of the Air Signs of Gemini, Libra or Aquarius could be extremely exciting to start with. However, their tendency to move onto the “next shiny thing” could really irritate Aries-Taurus.
The moody Water Signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces could turn out to be stable partners in the long run, providing Aries-Taurus is willing to step in and try to lighten their mood by taking these home-lovers out of the house.
Beware! You may find a relationship with Scorpio perplexing and challenging. They never fully open up and this could leave Aries-Taurus feeling excluded and left out.
Taurus-Gemini Cusp Compatibility
The Cusp of Energy
Earth mixes with Air
Relationships with Fire Signs can be lively and as a result exhausting, so Taurus-Gemini may find themselves worn out as they try to keep up!
Gemini-Taurus will find they have a lot in common with Libra, but in general the Air Signs, which also include Gemini and Aquarius may just be too flighty for the more down to earth nature that Taurus brings to this cusp combination. The mood swings of the Air Signs could just be too exhausting!
The Water Signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces may be a more compatible fit as they will provide a calmer influence. However, those born towards the end of Cancer, nearer Leo, will be less needy emotionally and more enjoyable to be with than a “full-blown” emotional Cancerian!
Gemini-Cancer Cusp Compatibility
The Cusp of Magic
Air mixes with Water
If Gemini-Cancer is looking for fun, then it might be found with a Fire Sign: Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. However, those born under the Cusp of Magic may find that sharing the spotlight with a Fire Sign is not easy!
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) may not be able to hold onto the interest of Gemini-Cancer for very long, especially if you are young. They may become more appealing as you get older and get to the stage where you find stability a more attractive relationship ingredient.
The inconsistency of the Air Signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius make them unreliable partners for a Cusp Sign that is looking for the kindness and stability desperately needed by the Cancer part of this combination.
The problem is that one minute an Air Sign will be all kindness and understanding and suddenly their switch can flick and they become exactly the opposite! Then while Gemini-Cancer is still trying to rationalise what happened, their partner will have moved on and forgotten all about it.
The tempermentally compatibility of Water Signs, could be just want Cancer-Gemini needs. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are well-known for their sensitivity and depth, which The Cusp of Magic will appreciate.
Astrology on the Cusp
As someone born on the Cusp of Taurus and Gemini married to a man born on the Cusp of Sagittarius and Capricorn, the information in Astrology on the Cusp by Sally Cragin has been so enlightening and has given me a much better understanding, not only of my soul mate but also myself. I just wish I had read this many years ago as it could have made such a difference to what I thought about me!
Given that 20% of Birthdays fall “on the Cusp”, it is quite likely that you have come across “Cuspers” in your every day life. This book is unique as it is the only publication I have found both on and offline that delves deeply into the world of those influenced by two sun signs and what makes them tick.
If you are a “Cusper”, or in love with someone Born on the Cusp, then this book is definitely for you.
Cancer-Leo Cusp Compatibility
The Cusp of Oscillation
Water mixes with Fire
Partnerships with an Earth Sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) may satisfy the need of Cancer-Leos to live the “good life” and, in most cases, they will be happy to allow the Leo influence of this combination to take centre stage, which will make for a comfortable pairing.
The Air Signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are unlikely to provide the security that Cancer Leo needs, so there will need to be a time of adjustment to get used to these flighty people. But if those born under the Cusp of Oscillation can weather this initial period, then this pairing has the potential to be rewarding in the long term.
Scorpio, because they do not communicate particularly clearly, may be the hardest to crack because of the Leo Cancer’s overwhelming need to know what the heck is going on ALL the time!
Leo-Virgo Cusp Compatibility
The Cusp of Exposure
Fire mixes with Earth
Relationships with Fire Signs generally work with Leo-Virgos, providing all parties accept that there may be fireworks sometimes. You will understand each other well and appreciate that these fireworks are a means to clear the air.
Partnering with an Earth Sign will be comfortable due to their reliability, but this may not provide the excitement that Leo-Virgo likes to experience. However, if you have reached a time in your life where stability and comfort are more important, then Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn may be just what you need.
Gemini, Libra and Aquarius will definitely light the fire of those born on the Cusp of Exposure as they always have interesting things to say and places to go. But the inner Peter Pan lurking within Air Signs can lead to irresponsibility and Virgo Leo may find themselves having to be the responsible influence in this partnership.
Leo Virgo likes to be on the go and try something new and won’t want to wait for a Water Sign, as they think things through while sheltering in their comfort zone!
Virgo-Libra Cusp Compatibility
The Cusp of Beauty
Earth mixes with Air
The Virgo-Libra Cusp sign is one of the most flexible when it comes to astrology love compatibility and can be an excellent match for many Sun Signs. They are thoughful, curious and graceful and will want to find out what they have in common with everyone.
Dynamic and unpredictable, the Fire Signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius may be fun at first as they sweep you off your feet Virgo-Libra, but as you come to realise how unstable they can be, you may start to think twice. However, because Aries is one of your opposite signs, you could feel a strong attraction.
Stability (both emotional and financial) and fun will be found with the Earth Signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, who share an appreciation of the more finer things in life with Virgo Libra. They will also be comfortable with the more practical side that Virgo brings to this Cusp combination.
The more Libran characteristics will come to the surface in a partnership with a fellow Air Sign. This could lead to indecisiveness, because none of the signs of Gemini, Libra or Aquarius will want to take the lead for fear of causing offence.
The Water Signs will have a calming influence on Virgo Libra when they get overwhelmed or agitated. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces will be keen on seeing you take some “me time”. In turn those born on the Cusp of Beauty will have a positive influence on the tendency of Libra-Virgo to be moody.