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KitKat asked in Entertainment & MusicHoroscopes · 1 decade ago

What defines being on the "cusp"?

I have always heard of being on the cusp of 2 signs, so you have characteristics of both signs. How close do you have to be to be in the cusp? For instance, my birthday is Aug. 26, so I am a Virgo, but Leo ends on Aug. 22. Would I be considered on the cusp?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I agree with the posters who've responded "No such thing." If you're talking about house cusps, you've also received good replies.

    The "born on the cusp" when it comes to signs is, simply, nonsense. If you know your exact birth time, then you'll know your Sun sign (and Moon sign, Ascendant, etc.). Think of it this way: if you were born one mile from the U.S./Mexico border (or the U.S./Canada border, or any other border), this would not grant you dual citizenship. You'd still be born on one side of the border or the other. Same thing with Signs -- no astrological dual citizenship either.

    If you "behave like" some sign other than your natal Sun, it's due to other planetary influences, house placements, and aspects in your chart.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If this were houses we were talking about, I'd give it a 1° orb both ways. Because house cusps change so fast that a second later, the house cusp could be a ° further and put the planet in a different house altogether.

    But since we're talking about signs, I don't believe cusps go up. The reason why some people *on the cusp* of a sign act like both signs, is because of Mercury and Venus. They are usually close to the sun and could be in the next sign when the sun is still in one sign, or in the previous sign when the sun has moved into the next sign. People born spot in the middle of Virgo sometimes have Leo characteristics as well, even though they're nowhere near the cusp. That's Mercury and Venus in Leo.

    Mars and the moon can add the same confusion.

  • 4 years ago

    Being On The Cusp

  • 1 decade ago

    The standard is that a person born within 1-2 days of the change would be on the cusp. Given that standard, your birthday is not on the cusp.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The strongest point (usually the beginning) of a house or sign in the chart. The sign on the cusp of any house and its ruling planet are the rulers of that house. Planets near the cusp are more significant than otherwise, especially if in an angular house. Many astrologers hold that planets up to 5 degrees before the cusp may be considered to be already in the house, especially if it is an angle.

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    The strongest point (usually the beginning) of a house or sign in the chart. The sign on the cusp of any house and its ruling planet are the rulers of that house. Planets near the cusp are more significant than otherwise, especially if in an angular house. Many astrologers hold that planets up to 5 degrees before the cusp may be considered to be already in the house, especially if it is an angle.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi That's what faith is. Having a strong belief in something, such as Christianity although it has not been completely proven, however, having trust in the things that are there to prove gods existence, such as the bible and jesus' teachings. If there was absolute proof that god existed, then the whole idea of having faith in a supernatural power would be lost, as you would find alot of people believing in god only because there is absolute proof, not because they have absolute faith and they would fail to understand the whole meaning behind the Christian faith. So, in effect, christians are in fact saved because they still believe and have a genuine and life long faith, even with all this banter about having proof, and these are the people who have Truly understood the word of god and the idea of faith. You say that knowledge requires evidence, and that christians are not saved because there belief is not based on evidence, when in fact, the bible is evidence of there being a god, as well as all of the natural works of art of the world and the universe which still cannot be proven through modern science. Not forgetting that, in the old testament, the coming of Jesus was prophesied by between 50 and 60 prophets spanning over 100's of years of existence Lastly, do not forget, that the big bang is just a theory and in the same way, scientist have faith in this belief because there is no real hard evidence that the big bang happened, just evidence, and, as i have mentioned, the bible and Jesus' teachings are evidence aswell

  • 1 decade ago

    A cusp is when your birthday is the day after another sign ends.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your either are this sign or the other. and nothing else.

    some may say otherwise but this is where i stand.

    if you have characteristics of that other sign, its no suprise since you have other planets and theyre likely be on the closest zodiac around.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no such thing...all dates are in the book....yours is virgo..

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