Born on a Cusp

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Being born on the cusp between two zodiac signs often brings confusion about which sign you are.   If you have your chart done by an Astrologer with your exact time of birth, your true sign should be confirmed.  However, often the recorded times are not exact!  The Sun has a diameter of about half a degree so the Sun can actually straddle a cusp.  What is a cusp?  It is the imaginary line where one zodiac sign ends and the next sign begins.  You may actually share the qualities and vulnerabilities of both signs.  Life can be strange because you never know which sign you will be when you get up in the morning.

A major problem is that the signs next to each other are very different.  One will be more magnetic or passive and the other will be more electric or more active.   Statistically, it seems that about one in five people are Cuspers and many don’t even know it!   The cusp can extend a day or two both ways because the planetary energies don’t just stop dead when they hit that imaginary line, they slowly change. With the energy of two signs, you may just change back and forth on any given day, expressing one nature and then another nature.  This can cause others to never be sure who you are and even you may not be sure who you really are.   The good side is that you have more than one perspective and can see problems from a lot of different angles.  There is a blending of qualities in your personality.  Life is definitely never boring!

Some months change signs on the 19th or 23rd of the month, but the majority change on the 21st day.    In different years, the constellations changed signs at different times, so for instance, you could actually find that you are a Pisces by your time of birth and yet your friend sharing the same birthday may actually be an Aries or the previous sign,Aquarius, because he or she was born in a different year.

One example is a Pisces/Aries cusp birth:  Pisces traditionally runs from February 19 through March 20th.  This Cusper is one of the most complicated and confusing ones.  The Pisces nature is peace-loving, imaginative, quieter, softer, accepting, compassionate and more inwardly focused and more on the feminine side.  In contrast, the Aries nature is active, assertive, outward focused, temperamental, daring, confrontational and more on the masculine side.  So if you were born on this cusp, you would tend to be a camouflaged or hidden warrior. Others would certainly be surprised to see you change like that!

If you find that you are a cusp birth, read both signs and see how you can blend them, using the best parts of each to be your true, authentic self!

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