The Sun's light is dramatic and definite! Except for the period when the Sun straddles the cusp, it is clearly in one sign or the other. Astrological angles , the ascendant, midheaven, nadir, and descendant, are critical in delineating the natal chart , and when the ascendant, in particular, is on a cusp, it makes a real impact. The ascendant represents one's view of the world and of the self, a result of early environment and conditioning rather than the innate sense of self.
When the ascendant is in the first or last degree of a sign, one's persona will include elements of both of the cusp. For example, Leo rising suggests an open, confident, and charismatic approach to life, whereas someone with an ascendant in the last degree of Leo or at zero degrees Virgo would be more shy and self-critical than a typical Leo rising person.
The Sun's cusp period begins at 29 degrees and 30 minutes of one sign through to 0 degrees 30 minutes of the next. To determine if you were born on the cusp, you need an accurate birth time and to have your natal chart calculated. Due to slight shifts in the Earth's rotation, the cusp's date varies slightly from year to year; there is no consistent date and time to rely on. To find out exactly where your natal Sun is located, there are a number of sites where you can have a chart calculated for free as long as you know your time of birth.
Horoscope Cusps and Meanings
You can use a simple Sun sign calculator. The degree on the ascendant changes every four minutes so it is essential to have an accurate birth time to work from in order to determine your rising sign and whether it is on a cusp. You can get your chart calculated online or consult a professional astrologer for a full chart interpretation. The day the Sun changes signs can vary from year to year because Earth's rotation produces slight variations in the cycle so horoscope cusp dates fluctuate a bit from year to year.
If you were born on the following dates, your Sun may be on a cusp. Which side of the cusp is stronger will depend on where the Sun is relative to the zero point of the next sign. If your Sun is on the Pisces side of the cusp, you'll find that to dream isn't enough, you'll want to act on them.
The Leo-Virgo Cusp in Astrology
If your Sun is on the Aries side, then you are sensitive to others' emotional states and less certain of yourself. If your Sun is on the Aries side, your aggressive Aries nature is a bit more stable, you complete tasks more easily, and enjoy material comforts. If your Sun is on the Taurus side, the bull is in a china shop; you can be accident prone, impulsive yet stubborn, and a bit of a bully. If your Sun is on the Taurus side, your stoic and practical Taurean nature is imbued with intellectual curiosity, and you enjoy conversations and company.
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If your Sun is on the Gemini side, your quick mind will be more drawn to practical and earthy concerns, like learning how things work. If your Sun is on the Gemini side, your thoughts are tinged with emotions, and it can be hard to tell objective truth from your own projections. If your Sun is on the Cancer side, you think about your feelings and memories as you feel them. You enjoy telling and hearing stories, and you are interesting.
If your Sun is on the Cancer side, you are less shy and a bit more inclined to share your gifts and creativity with others.
You may enjoy performing. If your Sun is on the Leo side, you feel a bit insecure about your self-expression; it seems to reveal too much. You are more vulnerable.
If your Sun is on the Leo side, you are a perfectionist about your creative self-expression; it has to pass through the filter of self-criticism. If your Sun is on the Virgo side, you are more playful and expressive, the strict Virgo perfectionist nature leavened by creativity. If your Sun is on the Virgo side, your Virgo goal of perfection is sidetracked by dreams of romance and love. You want to become the right person for someone.
Philanthropic work is much sought after by these people, but they are apt to tire of it quickly, especially when it causes them to neglect their own private interests. There is considerable selfishness at this point, and great pride in social and intellectual triumphs.
The business ability of these natives and their very marked ideas concerning economy insure them plenty of money. They are spasmodically generous, giving where other people do not bestow, and withholding where others give.
They are original in all their ways, decided and sometimes exceedingly obstinate. They are great talkers, and love to entertain. These natives are often very unfortunate in love and marriage.
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