A Full Guide to The 24 Cusps in A Birth Chart

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         Table of Contents

  1. The Cusps of Aries (March 21- March 25 & April 15 – April 19)
  2. The Cusps of Taurus (April 20- April 24 & May 16 – May 20)
  3. The Cusps of Gemini (May21 – May 25 & June 16 – June 20)
  4. The Cusps of Cancer (June 21 – June 25 &  July 18 – July 22)
  5. The Cusps of Leo (July 23 – July 27 & August 18 – August 22)
  6. The Cusps of Virgo (August 23 – August 27 & September 18- September 22)
  7. The Cusps of Libra (September 23 – September 27 & October 18 – October 22)
  8. The Cusps of Scorpio (October 23 – October 27 & November 17 – November 21)
  9. The Cusps of Sagittarius (November 22 – November 26 & December 17 – December 21)
  10. The Cusps of Capricorn (December 22 – December 26 &  January 15 – January 19)
  11. The Cusps of Aquarius (January 20 – January 24 &  February 14 – February 18)
  12. The Cusps of Pisces (February 19 – February 23 & March 16 – March 20)

What do Cusps mean?

The Cusp refers to the line that separates the Zodiac Signs in your birth chart. There are 12 Zodiac Signs, therefore there are 6 Lines. A Cusp is a depiction of a moment the Sun was transitioning into another Sign. 

Cusps are often associated with a blending of the energies and traits of the two signs or houses that they fall between. For example, someone with a Sun sign on the cusp between Aries and Taurus may exhibit qualities of both signs, such as the assertiveness and independence of Aries combined with the practicality and stability of Taurus.

The 6 lines in your birth chart pave the way for the 12 Cusps. One line dictates two Cusps because, the line is the border between the two signs. For example, your Sun falls right the Cusp of Aries meaning, you were born on March 23. Your Sun Sign is Aries but because of the Cusp you also have tendencies of Taurus.

Most of you reading this are familiar with what it means when your Sun is positioned in of the 12 Zolook The position of your Sun dictates your Sun Sign (“Zodiac Sign”) and has a major influence on your personality traits. Everybody knows their Sun Sign (“Zodiac Sign”) and what it means for their personality. 

Your Sun can also be positioned on the line between Signs, so it doesn’t fall in either Signs. When you look at your birth chart, it may be hard to figure out what your Sun Sign is. This is rather complex because it’ll involve a lot of math. But to give you the simple run-down, the angle of your Sun that is most in that Sign, will dictate what your Sun Sign is. What we mean by this is, if your Sun is on the Cusp of Aries and Pisces and leaning a bit more into Aries, your Sun Sign will be Aries. Like we previously mentioned, a Cusp is quite special. So, to simplify the entire story, and to conclude that you fall into one Sign more than the other, thus becoming your Sun Sign is like stripping yourself away of your own beauty. Because of the Cusp, you’re under the influence of both Zodiac Signs. You’re just under the influence of one Sign more, than the other Sign. Nevertheless, very unique because, two Signs impact your personality instead of the usual one Sign.

In this article we’ll show you the special meanings of all the 24 Cusps and how they affect your personality!


What are the dates for the cusps?

  1. Aries-Taurus cusp: April 19-23
  2. Taurus-Gemini cusp: May 19-23
  3. Gemini-Cancer cusp: June 19-23
  4. Cancer-Leo cusp: July 19-23
  5. Leo-Virgo cusp: August 19-23
  6. Virgo-Libra cusp: September 19-23
  7. Libra-Scorpio cusp: October 19-23
  8. Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp: November 19-23
  9. Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp: December 19-23
  10. Capricorn-Aquarius cusp: January 19-23
  11. Aquarius-Pisces cusp: February 19-23
  12. Pisces-Aries cusp: March 19-23

Where can you find your Cusps?

A lot of online computer software programs that calculate birth charts, don’t really take Cusps into account. This might be because the Cusp itself is quite controversial: some Astrologers see it, others don’t. We do see the beauty of the Cusp, and how special it is. Not everyone is born with their Sun Sign, on the line between Signs. Someone born with a Cusp in their birth chart is unique, and they should find out what this means for them. If you don’t take your Cusp into consideration, you’re stripping another dimension of who you are completely away. Before we jump into how a Cusp affects someone, we’ll mention when a Cusp takes place. These dates indicate that you have a Cusp in your birth chart. If you were born on or between these dates, you have a Cusp in your birth chart. The way you can refer to your Cusp is: “I was born on the Cusp of Aries and Pisces”. This indicates that you were born during March 21st through March 25th. According to cafeastrology’s birth chart calculator, you’d be an Aries. Because of the Cusp, you also have the traits of a Pisces. 

The best rule of thumb to finding out if you have a Cusp, is to scroll to the table of contents of this article. If you were born in any of the time periods listed, you have a Cusp in your birth chart.

The Cusps of Aries

Aries/Pisces: March 21- March 25 

Your Sun Sign is Aries with certain traits of a Pisces; therefore you have the Cusp of Aries/ Pisces. You have a strong mind and can’t be easily fooled. You have extensive knowledge and wisdom and use it to help others. You’re at your strongest when you’re alone to think about what goes on in your life. You use this time, to self-discover and to re-invent yourself. 

Aries/ Taurus: April 15- April 19 

Your Sun Sign is an Aries with certain traits of a Taurus; therefore, you have the Cusp of Aries/ Taurus. You are someone that is carried by the moment. You allow yourself to get swept off your feet, and you don’t worry too much about where you end up. You’re emergent in your planning and relaxed in your day-to-day life. You know how to prioritize, to put yourself first. This allows you to have worry-free time, and to maximize enjoyment.

The Cusps of Taurus

Taurus/Aries: April 20- April 24 

Your Sun Sign is Taurus with certain traits of an Aries; therefore, you have the Cusp of Taurus/ Aries. You are your own person, you like to live in your head, and like seeing the world through your own lens. You’re self-sufficient and independent, you don’t always need to be around people to feel your best. You use your opinions and thoughts to make the world what you think it should be. This adds to your self-sufficiency, if you see a problem, you solve it; you don’t wait for others. 

Taurus/Gemini: May 16- May 20 

Your Sun Sign is Taurus with certain traits of a Gemini; therefore you have the Cusp of Taurus/ Gemini. Your speech is poetic and very descriptive, you can easily convince others of your opinions. This also adds to your creativity, which you use to depict your emotions and thoughts. You add a lot of value to small things which makes you stand out from a lot of people. It could be a rock or a gold necklace, if someone special got it for you, you would keep it because of your emotional attachment. This reveals the more sentimental dimension of your personality. 

The Cusps of Gemini

Gemini/Taurus: May 21- May 25 

Your Sun Sign is Gemini with certain traits of a Taurus; therefore you have the Cusp of Gemini/ Taurus. You’re adventurous and always seeking another trail to explore. You’re very open to meeting new people and seeing new places. Your openness, however, doesn’t mean that you don’t have strong willpower. Your set of preferences are always at the top of your head, and your willpower gives you the ability to draw the line, where something or someone becomes too much. 

Gemini/ Cancer: June 16- June 20 

Your Sun Sign is Gemini with certain traits of a Cancer; therefore you have the Cusp of Gemini/ Cancer. You have a heightened sense of emotional intelligence. You’re very reserved in your words or actions because you know they might hurt others. The same goes for when others are too careless or thoughtless, when saying something to you. Because you know that words and actions have emotional impacts, you avoid situations where recklessness can happen. 

The Cusps of Cancer

Cancer/ Gemini: June 21- June 25 

You’re a Cancer with certain traits of a Gemini, therefore you have the Cusp of Cancer/ Gemini. You have an intellectual mind, that you use to make new friends and to learn new information. The people around you know you as someone that is outgoing and approachable. You like being around others, to engage in deep conversations with them. You have the ability to make people feel comfortable and heard.  

Cancer/ Leo: July 18- July 22  

You are a Cancer with certain traits of a Leo; therefore you have the Cusp of Cancer/ Leo. You have an infectious personality. You can light up a room full of people and get them interested in your stories. You’re thought of as a real people-person, which is emotionally aware. This means that you can sense when someone isn’t feeling too well, emotionally. Your empathetic side gets the best of you, so you try to help out.  

The Cusps of Leo

Leo/ Cancer: July 23- July 27  

You are a Leo with certain traits of a Cancer; therefore you have the Cusp of Leo/ Cancer. This allows you to be an avid planner, you don’t like to be surprised by moments you didn’t plan. You like to solve complex problems which challenge your intelligence. This gives your personality another dimension because you constantly seek new challenges. You’re driven by your keen sense of discipline and you’re longing for structure. This is why they don’t like it when others are disorganized or when they lack a plan. 

Leo/ Virgo: August 18- August 22 

You are a Leo with certain traits of a Virgo; therefore you have the Cusp of Leo/ Virgo. You like to set yourself apart from the majority of people. Your interests and hobbies are very niche, only a certain amount of people can do what you can. You like to give life your own spin, this means that you focus on your path and try to make the best of the time. This allows you to follow your passions, without ever feeling like the people around you might not like it. You realize that your different interests make you unique, so you cherish it. 

The Cusps of Virgo

Virgo/ Leo: August 23- August 27 

You are a Virgo with certain traits of a Leo; therefore you have the Cusp of Virgo/ Leo. You are the type of person that likes to see the bright side of situations. Whenever something bad has occurred, or activities didn’t go to plan, you can immediately find it within you, to see the bright side. This also allows you to bring positive energy and optimism into bad situations. The people around you know you for this trait, and like being around for your bright personality. You bring good energy, and this reflects onto the people you spend time together with. 

Virgo/ Libra: September 18- September 22 

You are a Virgo with certain traits of a Libra; therefore, you have the Cusp of Virgo/ Libra. You have a creative mindset and can produce art, poetry, or good arguments. You’re guided by your quick thoughts, which can easily produce the right words in a certain situation. This allows you to be the creative engine which drives your friend group or work team. As a result of this people always want to hear what their thoughts are on their plans. After that they’re interested to see how you’d solve a problem or how you’d produced a new idea. 

The Cusps of Libra

Libra/ Virgo: September 23- September 27 

You are a Libra with certain traits of a Virgo; therefore you have the Cusp of Libra/ Virgo. You have a therapeutic aura, and you can easily attract people. This means that your phone may always be full of messages from people, or that you always have something to do with a group of people. Even though others like to be around you, you’re still quite reserved about who to open up to. Your friendliness should not be mistaken for being unaware of the bad friends. You like being positive towards people but keep your eyes out. 

Libra/ Scorpio: October 18- October 22 

You are a Libra with certain traits of a Scorpio; therefore you have the Cusp of Libra/ Scorpio. You are straightforward when it comes to relationships and friendships. Whenever something arises that you don’t like, you’re quick to let people know that they’ve hurt you. You also like to take charge in situations where tensions might rise. This suits you because you can mediate between people, which allows you to utilize your understanding and empathy. You can easily understand why tensions may rise, so that’s why it feels natural to you to help ease the situation. 

The Cusps of Scorpio

Scorpio/ Libra: October 23- October 27 

You are a Scorpio with certain traits of a Libra, therefore you have the Cusp of Scorpio/ Libra. You’re very charming and have a classy appearance. You make an incredibly good impression on people because you always dress nice,,, and look put together. This is why the people around you think of you as someone who’s got their life on track. And the truth is- you do it because you work very hard to reach your goals. 

Scorpio/ Sagittarius: November 17- November 21 

You are a Scorpio with certain traits of a Sagittarius; therefore you have the Cusp of Scorpio/ Sagittarius. You are someone that is focused inward. This means that you like to use your emotions to understand the world around you. It gives you the ability to be sympathetic to others, thus allowing you to help them. Your perspective of the world allows you to feel sad for less fortunate people or stray animals. Luckily, you also have a rather keen sense of activism, this allows you to stand up and to help them out. 

The Cusps of Sagittarius

Sagittarius/ Scorpio: November 22- November 26 

You are a Sagittarius with certain traits of a Scorpio; therefore you have the Cusp of Sagittarius/ Scorpio. You are the fire or the battery of your friend group. You possess the ability to bring opposite people together, and to get them to enjoy themselves on common ground. You can also use this trait to help enemies become friends again. The people around you are left wondering, every time you manage to pull this off. This is also why you’re friends with people who all have different personalities and interests. 

Sagittarius/ Capricorn: December 17- December 21 

You are a Sagittarius with certain traits of a Capricorn; therefore you have the Cusp of Sagittarius/ Capricorn. You have a very mature mindset and approach to life. You communicate well, you can express concerns, you take responsibility very well and you don’t hesitate to give apologies. All of this is the result of you carefully analyzing if you were wrong. Your mature behavior shouldn’t be mistaken for someone who can’t stand up for themself, or someone that apologizes for everything. 

The Cusps of Capricorn

Capricorn/ Sagittarius: December 22- December 26 

You are a Capricorn with certain traits of a Sagittarius; therefore, you have the Cusp of Capricorn/ Sagittarius. You are known to be quite moral and ethical. You make decisions and act only if you consider it to be the most ethical. People around you know you for your high integrity and substantial consideration. You care about how the world affects some people in an unfair way. This also motivates you to take action to create a more ethical world. 

Capricorn/ Aquarius: January 15- January 19 

You are a Capricorn with certain traits of an Aquarius; therefore you have the Cusp of Capricorn/ Aquarius. You have a deep way of thinking about everything around you. Apart from logical thinking, you also like to think in a spiritual way. You find that even inanimate objects possess energy that can influence us, for this reason you like Astrology as well as Crystal Healing. You’re keen on feeling how these inanimate objects affect us. This adds another dimension to your curious character because this type of deep thought is subjective. Only certain people can see these energies and feel the emotions that you can. 

The Cusps of Aquarius

Aquarius/ Capricorn: January 20- January 24 

You are an Aquarius with certain traits of a Capricorn; therefore you have the Cusp of Aquarius/ Capricorn. You are professional and a strategic person in your day-to-day life. This means that you always try to maintain your public image, to widen your network. As well as helping others solve problems that they can’t solve. You do this because you feel at home helping others and satisfying their needs. This might lead you down the road of entrepreneurship, where you run your own business to reflect your character. And because your business and you are so intertwined, you always show your best side to the public.  

Aquarius/ Pisces: February 14- February 18 

You are an Aquarius with certain traits of a Pisces; therefore you have the Cusp of Aquarius/ Pisces. You are a person that is deeper than most people think. Because you show so little of personality or your emotions around new people, it’s often mistaken that you don’t have any. You consider yourself to be a very picky person, which doesn’t like to be an open book for all to read. This is what gives you a sense of mystery, and as people get to know you keep revealing a layer of your personality. As a result of this people are constantly on their toes to find out how much more there is to you. The sensation of mystery that you create keeps people interested in you. 

The Cusps of Pisces

Pisces/ Aquarius: February 19- February 23 

You are a Pisces with certain traits of an Aquarius; therefore you have the Cusp of Pisces/Aquarius. Your outer appearance could be classified as sophisticated. Everything you wear and everything you do has a deeper meaning only you can understand. You like to see the point in everything, and how it all fits when each aspect comes together. You can compare your appearance to a good wine, beyond the fluid lies a world of flavors and emotions. That’s how people around you think of personality, your style and your arguments. 

Pisces/ Aries: March 16 – March 20 

You are a Pisces with certain traits of an Aries; therefore, you have the Cusp of Pisces/Aries. You have a unique way of interacting with people because you’re not drawn to them based off of status or wealth. You see people as books full of stories ready to be read. This makes it easy for you to talk toleads them towards telling you all about themself. Because of this trait, you are powerful when having conversations with people. You have a keen interest in people and that’s noticed by those around you. As a result of this you’re thought of as a considerate and caring person, who always lends an ear. 

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