Cusp in Astrology
You will have a lot of confusion when someone just listens to your birth date and say you are a cusp sign. I was also confused once when someone said the word cusp, but that was in the school days. A cusp means a pointed end where two curves meet. This doubt about the cusp comes mostly from sun sign lovers or those who don’t exactly know what and how astrology works
If your birthday is at the beginning or end of a Sun Sign you were born on the cusp, i.e., that means in the end date of one sign and the beginning date of another sign, so actually, you are a mixture of both the signs. It comes in Western astrology as in Vedic astrology, we can clearly say which sign you are as we have nakshatras are guiding lights. Even if your Sun or any other planet is on the cusp, you can look at the nakshatra and see what your sign is
Below are the dates of Sun signs according to Vedic and Western astrology. Western astrology is 25 degrees ahead of Vedic astrology, so you will see planets in different signs in your western chart.
Western Zodiac Sign Dates (Western Sun Signs)
March 21 – April 20
April 21 – May 21
May 22 – June 21
June 22 – July 22
July 23 -August 23
August 22 – September 22
September 24 – October 23
October 24 – November 22
November 23 – December 21
December 22 – January 20
January 21 – February 19
February 20- March 20
These are the cusp for each sign
Aries-Taurus Cusp – April 19 to April 24
Taurus-Gemini Cusp – May 19 to May 24
Gemini-Cancer Cusp – June 19 to June 23
Cancer-Leo Cusp – July 19 to July 24
Leo-Virgo Cusp – August 19 to August 24
Virgo-Libra Cusp – September 19 to September 24
Libra-Scorpio Cusp – October 19 to October 24
Scorpio-Sagittarius Cusp – November 19 to November 24
Sagittarius-Capricorn Cusp – December 19 to December 24
Capricorn-Aquarius Cusp – January 15 to January 22
Aquarius-Pisces Cusp – February 18 to February 22
Pisces-Aries Cusp – March 19 to March 26
According to this if your birthday comes on these dates, you will have the characteristics of both the signs, but this is used mainly in Western astrology, not in Vedic astrology.
In Vedic astrology, the cusp is seen as the midpoint of the house, while in western astrology, it is the end and beginning of the house.
In the parasara system of astrology, the Cusp does not have any importance, but systems like KP see they are important. However, I haven’t seen an accurate KP astrologer, Tarot reader, or Nadi astrologer yet.
If you are a Parasara follower, please ignore such complications. If you are a Western astrology follower or a fan of weekly and monthly horoscope thinking they are true astrology, and then May my sweet Lord Save you.