Astrological Cusps - A Line, Not a Section
If you’ve dabbled in Astrology, or looked into your Zodiac Sign, you’ve probably come across the term “Cusp.” What is it?
A Cusp is the part of a cycle where one section ends, and another begins. The image above illustrates the cusp between Aries and Taurus, wherein the line in the center is the Cusp between the two Signs. It is an invisible line, or division, between the two Signs.
Some Astrologers, websites, and Bloggers give credit to what is called “Cusp Signs”, or a blend of two of the Zodiac Signs. As if the Sun was in a separate section denoted for such an area. This is not the case.
To be fair, the Solar Disk is half of a degree in diameter, which means it is possible for it to be in two signs at once - if it were at, say, 29.40 degrees through Aries, it would also be 0.10 in Taurus.
However, most Astrologers and Astronomer consider the Sun’s center as what is relevant, and the Sun’s Center can only fall on one side or the other of a Cusp Line.
Therefore, you can not have two signs - you can only have one. Even if you were born close to the Cusp line, you’re still one one side of it, or the other.
The Astrological dates are relative - this means they vary from year to year. One year, the Sun can move into Aries at noon on March 20th, and another year it’ll still be in Pisces until the evening of March 21st.
This “wiggle” room, is why the “Cusp Signs” are often given a span of a few days.
However, with the advances of technology and the wide capabilities of the internet, it’s possible, easy, and free to attain a Natal Chart report, which shows you what your Sun Sign is in, down to the degrees.
Some people often feel as though they have the traits of both signs and that’s fine and well, but there are many more factors that may explain why that is. In the Natal Chart, there’s the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Ascendant, Imum Coeli, Descendant, Midheaven, the other Houses, North and South Nodes, Lilith, Juno, Eros, Vesta, Pallas, Ceres, Chiron, Psyche, and so much more that all depict what traits may be felt and which will be expressed.
There’s also your personal upbringing, family life, age, personal history, mental and physical health, life circumstances, and many other variables that effect how you’ve grown and developed.
Regardless - the Cusps in Astrology are a Line, not a Section. The Sun can fall on one side or another, but not both.