Astrology: Born on the Cusp

Your Sun Sign Still Has a Clear Message

The term “on the cusp” comes from the idea that you are born when the Sun is leaving one Sun sign for another. If you are born on the exact day that the Sun changes signs there is a good chance that you don’t know which Sun sign you are until an astrologer calculates your chart by your birth time. If you don’t have your birth time, you may feel like you don’t know who you are astrologically.

Those of you born “on the cusp” have a really unique quality. Most Western astrologers use the equinoxes and solstices to pin the Sun signs to the “Aries point.” Yet the Sun amongst the constellations and stars that gave the signs their names can definitely be pin pointed for the day you were born, and those born on the cusps have truly powerful stars/constellations.

Check the following dates to see if you were born “on the cusp” and some of the notable celebrities you share your birthday with:

March 18 – 20

You were born at the “Aries point” where the zodiac ends only to begin again. This point is extremely powerful. You carry Piscean memories of humanity, yet you have the freshly reborn energy of the flying horse Pegasus and Aries.

Examples: The great psychic Edgar Cayce and gifted actors Bruce Willis, Glenn Close and William Hurt

Nakshatra: Uttara Bhadrapada (the Warrior Star/“Happy Feet!”)

April 17 – 19/20

You reflect the Ram/Aries and the Bull/Taurus. You stars include the “sacred knot.” You tie together different cultures and generations. Your strength and energy is phenomenal and you are amazingly receptive.

Examples: America Ferrera, Conan O’Brien, Kate Hudson and Ashley Judd

Nakshatra: Ashwini (Transport/Horse-headed Star)

May 18 – 20

Your Sun was crossing from Taurus to Gemini. You are under the stars of the gorgeous Pleiades with an earthy intuitive sight that makes your instincts impeccable. Having a hard time trusting your instincts? Psychic Rianne ext. 9423 can help you be more self-assured. 

Examples: Cher, Malcolm X, Nora Ephron (creator of “Sleepless in Seattle”) and the “greatest innovative chef in the world,” Farran Adria

Nakshatra: Krittaka (Fire/Digestion Star)

June 18 –  21

Studies indicate more geniuses born at this time than any other as the Sun moves from Gemini to the summer solstice point in Cancer. You are the first to explore new territories unscathed where others have failed.

Examples: Prince William, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Saldana, Paul McCartney, Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Robin Tunney and Heart’s Ann Wilson

Nakshatra: Mrigashira (Searching Star/Wealth)

July 20 –  22

You sail from Mother/Cancer to the Great Leo/Lion, bringing your rich personal culture to public visibility. Your Sun is at the beautiful Rose Nebula and Beehive birthing the most stars in the universe.

Examples: Selena Gomez, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Rufus Wainwright, Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, Danny Glover and Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, the peacemaking philanthropist

Nakshatra: Pushya (Star of Nourishment/Prosperity/Beautiful Flower)

August 20 – 22

Moving from Leo to Virgo, you have the Powerful Hearts of the Lion, the Sea Serpent and the Great Bear. Your “force of nature” personal power is limitless and your life revolves around managing that strength for positive action. You know you need to take positive action, but taking the first step towards it is so hard. Psychic Rose Mary ext. 9549 can make it easier.

Examples: Kim Cattrall, Demi Lovato, Tori Amos, Kimberly Stewart and her daughter, Delilah, and Kristen Wiig of “Bridesmaids”

Nakshatra: Magha (Star of Power/Ancestral Knowledge)

September 20 – 22

You were born at the great autumn equinox point, moving from Harvest Goddess/Virgo and crossing the threshold of the scales of Libra. You give “birth” to a great gift and sacrifice for your partner. You take the hero(ine)’s journey through relationships finding balance.

Examples: Faith Hill, Nicole Richie, Leonard Cohen, Stephen King and Bruce Springsteen

Nakshatra: Uttara Phalguni (Star of Patronage/Generosity)

October 21 –  23

You’ve passed Libra’s threshold to the rich “underworld” of the Scorpion, finding gifts for humanity within yourself. You bring these gifts into form.

Examples: Deepak Chopra, Kim Kardashian, Johnny Carson, Jeff Goldblum and Carrie Fisher

Nakshatra: Chitra (Star of Opportunity/the Jewel/Pearl)

November 20 – 22

Traveling from the fierce justice of Scorpio to the family-oriented Wolf and Ariadne’s bridal crown, you enter the sign of Sagittarius. You are loyal, treasure friendships and honor your word.

Examples: Robert Kennedy Sr., Goldie Hawn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Ruffalo, Troy Aikman, Bjork and Voltaire

Nakshatra: Anuradha (Star of Success/Commitment/Devotion/Friendship)

December 19 – 21

You exit Sagittarius at the winter solstice and are the center of the galaxy. You dissolve the old, heal in reverence of creation and bind them together.

Examples: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, twins Rachel and Kiefer Sutherland and Maurice and Robin Gibb

Nakshatra: Mula (Foundation Star/Roots)

January 18 – 20

As the sure-footed Sea Goat/Capricorn and the “Great One”/Aquarius pouring life-giving waters, you are determined to become successful. Your guiding star Vega offers charisma.

Examples: Kevin Costner, Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Edgar Allan Poe, David Lynch, Aristotle Onassis and Melissa Rivers

Nakshatra: Uttara Ashadha (Universal Star/Undefeated/Victory/Remover of Obstacles)

February 16 – 18

From the Great One/Aquarius to the harmonious fishes/Pisces, you join the playfulness of the Dolphin with mystical magnetism, Fomalhaut. You are naturally rhythmic and enjoy some form of wealth.

Examples: John Travolta, Michael Jordan, Paris Hilton, Dr. Dre, Toni Morrison, Taylor Hawkins, Jillian Michaels, Matt Dillon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lou Diamond Phillips

Nakshatra: Dhanishtha (Symphony Star/Drum/Prosperity/Nourishing Fire in the Earth)

Your life on the cusp indicates your life passage has a higher level as you guide others to new realms—a strong and true identity.

7 thoughts on “Astrology: Born on the Cusp

  1. Belinda

    Hi Debbie,

    p.s. I forgot to ask, What does Magha(star of Power/ ancestral knowlege) refer to? Can you elaborate on this? Thank you.

  2. Belinda

    Thank you, Debbie. I found your blog very interesting. I was born on a Leo cusp (20th-22nd), with a Scorpio rising.

  3. -quinn ext.5484

    ,love this article. it is amazing the people who are born on the cusps, how you can see both the sun signs in each of them.
    so clear…

  4. Jan

    Wow that was a great read. Theres 6 people in my house/family. I love that all our birthdays fall on numbers that can be divided by five. Makes the lotto easy to do too. The interesting thing though is bar the 10th 15th and 30th, my husband is 20th June, my youngest son 20th August, and my daughter is the 20th of Dec.
    Its a mad house here, four fire signs, and two air signs to keep the fires burning!! Its good to know its special to be on the cusp, funny thing is I can tell husband is typical Gemini, son is deffo a Leo, and the daughter is the tricky one, Sagittarius but is more like a Capricorn in her manner and traits!!!Dont know what time my husband was born but have the times of our kids. Its amazing to think how it does effect our selves when we are born. Liked this article. Gonna save it. Thank you. xxx

  5. Martin

    a very interesting article, but what about those who have a cusped rising sign ? I was born at 11:52 pm 6th March 1962, does that make me a Scorpio rising with cusp sagittarius ?


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