Everything You Need to Know About Cusp Signs

Are you on the "cusp" of two astrology signs?

If you’ve spent any time looking into astrology, you’ve probably stumbled across the term “cusp sign.” For those of you who aren’t in the know, let me break it down for you. A cusp sign means you’re on the edge of two different signs and will therefore embody the traits of both signs. As an example, if you were born on March 20th, you could say that you’re on the cusp of Pisces and Aries. And while this is a very common notion among astrology enthusiasts, it turns out that there isn’t much validity to the concept of cusps. 

Here’s the truth: cusps aren’t a thing. Our charts are determined by the positioning of the stars at the time of our birth and are broken down into degrees into a 360 degree wheel. Even if you’re on the edge of a sign (less than one or two degrees, for instance), your sun is still very much in that sign. It’s not possible for your sun sign to be half one sign and half another, as every degree counts! 

If you feel that parts of your personality are strongly aligned with another sign, this isn’t because of cusps. Instead, it’s important to look at the other aspects of your chart. Sometimes, our moon or rising signs can have a big impact on our personalities—even bigger than our sun sign. We’re more than just the one sign and once you take the time to look at all aspects of your chart, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture.