What is a Cusp in Astrology?

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)

  Zodiac Signs



  1: Aries

March 21 – April 20


  2: Taurus

April 21 – May 21


  3: Gemini

May 22 – June 21


  4: Cancer

June 22 – July 22


  5: Leo

July 23 -August 23


  6: Virgo

August 22 – September 22


  7: Libra

September 24 – October 23


  8: Scorpio

October 24 – November 22


  9: Sagittarius

November 23 – December 21


  10: Capricorn

December 22 – January 20


  11: Aquarius

January 21 – February 19


  12: Pisces

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.


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