IN astrology, a cusp is the line that separates a pair of back-to-back signs in the zodiac.
Sounds exciting, but how on earth are we supposed to know which sign of the horoscope to read?
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What is zodiac cusp theory?
A cusp sign is someone who is born toward the end of a zodiac sign – slap bang on the date in which your Sun sign moves into the one that proceeds it.
While this may sound exciting it can leave some of us feeling confused about which horoscope sign to read. There’s only so many hours in the day, right?
One school of thought is that being born on the cusp of two signs gives you a combination of both traits.
So, someone born on a Virgo – Libra cusp may have razor-sharp attention to detail while at the same time being diplomatic and indecisive.
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Or, if you’re a Scorpio – Sagittarius cusp you might be ambitious and jealous but at the same time optimistic and fair-minded.
Can you really have two sun signs?
However, according to the AstroTwins, there is actually no such thing as cusps.
They believe that due to the way the sun moves into each sign, there is no way you can be born under two at the same time.
List of 12 star signs
The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below.
A Pisces – Aries cusp for example, might display all the common characteristics of a Pisces, but maybe their Lilith is in Scorpio.
This would mean they have a dark and secretive side, so not all go-with-the-flow Piscean energy.
This is not to say you can’t have a combination of signs in your chart. That’s why knowing your birth chart, which tells you your sun, moon, rising, Venus etc. is so important.
In a nutshell, if you do happen to be born on the cusp, find out about all your other signs to get the best picture of who you are.
You may be surprised what you find out!