Born on the Cusp

What does it mean to be born on the cusp? I frequently get this question and these individuals seem to be at a loss as to how they should identify themselves. True, the Sun is always in one sign or the other but especially for those who were born on the day the Sun changed signs, there may be a blend of the two signs’ characteristics. The sign Mercury is in plays a role because this planet reflects our thought patterns and the focus of our attention. Mercury’s sign frequently points to the occupation. Following are some characteristics for those individuals who were born on the cusp and the dates have been extended to cover a span of several days. The various placements of the planets will modify the individual characteristics.

Aries/Taurus Cusp

If you were born between April 15th and 26th, you enjoy doing for others, especially for family and friends but try to keep this in check. They may not always appreciate the free advice you insist on dishing out. You find it difficult to play by the rules sometimes and would prefer to follow your own instincts. Mentally you are quite able but you make more friends if you resist the urge to act like you know it all.

Taurus/Gemini Cusp

Born between May 15th and 26th, you are a great giver and you need to relax and enjoy the gifts that others want to give you. Of a proud and independent nature, you’d almost rather starve than ask for help. You are exceptionally talented in getting your hands and mind to work in coordination and you can exceed in virtually any enterprise. With an appreciation for the sensuous, you are likely to be sluggish and lethargic if unhappy. Learn to forgive. With adverse aspects, a tendency to hysteria, nerves or carelessness.

Gemini/Cancer Cusp

If you were born between June 15th and 26th, you adhere to the principle of live and let live. You are pleasure seeking above and beyond mere material acquisitions and with a dynamic self-will, you are able to rebound from any setbacks of that nature. Usually there is someone ready and willing to assist you if you should come against hard times. You need to watch a tendency to be overly opinionated.

Cancer/Leo Cusp

Born between July 16th and 27th, you can safely rely upon your wits to carry you through any adversities and you may be something of an intellectual genius. Both forceful and bold, you should check any tendency to be unscrupulous. A person of passion, it may be hard for you to let go of what you consider to be slights from others. You may need to loosen your need for perfect order in your environment. It not only detracts from your own relaxation but from that of others as well.

Leo/Virgo Cusp

If you were born between August 16th and 27th, you have superb taste. For you it is first class all the way and you require only the very finest in both quality and style. Meticulously groomed and with a dramatic flair, you frequently find yourself in the midst of an adoring group of followers. A logical and thoughtful individual, you have a special appreciation for nature and for everything that grows.

Virgo/Libra Cusp

Born between September 16th and 27th, you are kind and unselfish and usually but not always practical. You are able to discern when someone has a real need for help and so you avoid being unnecessarily imposed upon. A devoted and loyal companion, you can easily direct your energies into creative and artistic pursuits to offset any dissatisfactions in your relationship. You’d prefer not to upset the delicate balance you’ve created.

Libra/Scorpio Cusp

If you were born between October 17th and 28th, you are quite extraordinary. You have the special knack of being able to initiate plans as well as seeing them through to completion. You are steadfast, sometimes to the point of stubbornness and should watch any tendency toward jealousy and the tone you use with others. You are nearly always able to land on your feet regardless of the kind of scrapes you get into.

Scorpio/Sagittarius Cusp

Born between November 16th and 27th, you have a special ability to absorb knowledge through association. Your determination is unwavering and invincible and generally you are afraid of nothing. With good self-control, you are nearly always able to overcome undesirable traits in yourself. With a graceful manner and easy expression, you appreciate being appreciated but you should watch a tendency to excessive worry and dwelling on the unchangeable.

Sagittarius/Capricorn Cusp

If you were born between December 15th and 26th, you are not only a great thinker but you have high aspirations along the lines of social and intellectual ambitions. You may be truly prophetic and among the most efficient of individuals in the zodiac. Regardless of whether you enjoy your work, you put out nothing but your best efforts in any undertaking.

Capricorn/Aquarius Cusp

Born between January 14th and 25th, you are most adept at business with a natural aptitude, ambition and distinct ideas along the lines of economy. You are proud of your intellectual and social triumphs as well as your ability to earn money but because there is self-interest at the root of your lofty motivations, you may experience misfortunes in your personal relationships.

Aquarius/Pisces Cusp

If you were born between February 13th and 24th, you are kind, considerate and generous to a fault. You’d like to please everyone and therefore you often take your promises and social commitments lightly. In business, however, you always live up to your obligations and engagements. Although you don’t frequently mention your own problems or troubles, you may tend to exaggerate your stories when you do.

Pisces/Aries Cusp

Born between March 15th and 26th, you are someone whose loyalty can be depended upon. With a great intellect and understanding, you are a helpful friend and a warm companion. Some of your best learning comes through seeing the mistakes of others and this helps you avoid the same pitfalls. Cool in passion, you are not in a big hurry to wed and are thoughtful before proceeding. You may be especially clairvoyant.

Celeste Teal is the author of Predicting Events with Astrology, and Identifying Planetary Triggers, which makes it easy for you to learn the best predictive methods utilizing astrology. A third book, Eclipses, Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation, explains what to expect and how to prepare for an eclipse falling in your horoscope, especially if it falls on a natal planet.

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