If you’re born on the ‘cusp’ of two zodiac signs, horoscopes can get a little… complicated.
What are you? Taurus or Gemini? Libra or Scorpio? Can you be both?
In order to clear up the confusion (and put an end to your identity crisis) we spoke to astrology genius and Mamamia‘s horoscope writer Natasha Weber about what being born on a zodiac cusp really means.
What does it mean to be on ‘the cusp’?
Natasha says approximately one in 60 people are born on the cusp, and as with all things zodiac, it has to do with the sun’s movements.
“The sun travels through each zodiac sign for one month, shifting from one sign to the next on a particular day each month. However, this date is not set in stone and can change by a day on either side, depending on the sun’s movements each year.”
Makes sense, right? This is also why you may see differing dates listed for the same zodiac sign on different sun sign columns.
“The sun can be in transition between two signs for up to 12 hours but to truly be on the cusp you would have to be born at zero degrees of a sign, which is the end point of one sign and the beginning of another,” Natasha explains.
If you’re born on a zodiac cusp, how do you know what your star sign is?
Figuring out your sign will require a bit of time travel (sort of), back to the year you were born.
“It’s best to have your birth chart calculated for your particular date and year. Your birth chart will then determine exactly which sign and degree the sun was in on your birthday,” Natasha says.
Thankfully, her birth chart calculator makes that super simple and will help you clear up any confusion.
Is it possible to have two star signs?
The short answer is… nope.
But if you’re born smack bang in the middle of two zodiac signs, at zero degrees, then you’ll possess a blend of both zodiac sign traits.