Are you Born on the Cusp??
ARIFISH, or the PISCES/ARIES Cusp, March 19 – March 24: Also called the Cusp of Rebirth, the Arifish is an overlapping and admixture of the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, and the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. The Arifish cusp can be likened symbolically to the beginning of each human life on earth as well as literally being the beginning of the astrological new year. Thus, the Arifish cusp may be said to represent Rebirth. Beginning the year with January 1 has more to do with today’s prevailing calendar than with life cycles – it is a relatively new development in human history, since many civilizations saw the onset of spring (approx. March 21 in the northern hemisphere) as marking the year’s beginning. This start-up aspect is emphasized by the words for spring in various languages: Italian – primavera, French – printemps, Dutch – voorjaar. Wisdom can be seen in this older way of looking at the yearly cycle and instead of arbitrarily naming January 1 as the first day of the year, astrologers and other more traditionally-minded thinkers prefer to consider the spring equinox, March 21, as the first day.
The days which comprise the Arifish cusp reveal not only the uncomplicated, fiery forwardness expected of Aries, but also watery Piscean traits of dreaminess, active fantasy, quietude and sensitivity.
THE ARIFISH PERSONALITY: Those born on this cusp are unusually direct in their approach to life, and their outspokenness can make them alternately admired or misunderstood. They are elemental, basic individuals who cannot and will not be denied, no matter what their station in life. Arifish people rarely see anything wrong with their actions and generally refuse to change their attitude or lifestyle for anyone. Even the mildest of them seem to carry a sense of infallibility about their person. Through insistence they tend to get their way.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different, adjacent signs. Because the Arifish personality combines the watery Piscean traits of sensitivity and deep emotion with the fiery Aries traits of action and willfulness, people born on this cusp may prove puzzling to those unable to understand their curious mixture of passive and active characteristics. They can be at once dreamers and doers. However, as feeling-intuitive types, they often lack earthy stability and hard mental objectivity. For this reason, their lives tend to show a great deal of conflict and flux.
Those who do get to know Arifish better learn not to look for deeper reasons or ulterior motives behind their actions. Those born on this primal cusp resent being analyzed, feeling either rightly or wrongly that what they so openly present to the world is exactly what they really are—no more, no less. All self-critical processes are painful for them, but their success in life will be directly proportional to their ability to remain objective about what they do and who they are.
ADVICE: Learning patience is your most important task. Develop social skills through working alongside others. Try to curb your impetuous side—weigh alternatives and consider consequences before speaking or acting. Get to know yourself better.
ARIFISH ATTRACTIONS: People born on this cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly those born on the Libra-Scorpio (LIBRASCORP) and Taurus-Gemini (TAURINI) cusps.
ARITAUR, or the ARIES/TAURUS Cusp, April 19 – April 24: Also called the Cusp of Power, is an overlapping and mixture of the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, and the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus. The ARITAUR cusp can be symbolically likened to the period around seven years of age in the human life and literally falls at the beginning of mid-spring in the northern hemisphere The ARITAUR may be said to represent Power. During this period of the year the forces of nature are fully released with beautiful, sometimes terrifying intensity. The onset of spring may be seen as heralding an idyllic, pastoral season but has also been the time of violent blood rituals both in primitive cultures and in the Christian Easter or Jewish Passover celebrations. In spring, the melting snow of the mountains discharges torrents of water, rains come and colorful new life thrusts up through the earth seeking light and air. In humans, the age of seven usually marks the arrival of many of the second teeth, and the child passes over into a stage in which he/she begins to feel and express new-found powers. Ideally, identification with the parent of the same sex has occurred by now and the child seeks to assert his/her growing independence and autonomy. Moreover, the child can act as protector or even surrogate parent to younger siblings or other infants and toddlers.
The days which comprise the ARITAUR cusp reveal some of this manifestation of Power, not only in the fiery forwardness and willfulness expected of Aries, but also in earthy Taurus traits of practicality, endurance and nurturing.
THE ARITAUR PERSONALITY: ARITAURS are markedly dominant personalities, capable of impacting on their environment with great force and exerting control over those around them. Whether they choose to be leaders or not, they can achieve solid career results in a variety of ways: climbing the corporate ladder, establishing themselves as influential freelancers, setting up and running a family or home situation, or building a secure financial base. ARITAURS become very uncomfortable if they are forced to give up their autonomy or are compelled to submit to another’s authority. On the other hand, they must avoid being victimized or overwhelmed by their own drive and ambition.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. Because the ARITAUR personality combines fiery, impulsive and intuitive Aries traits with earthy, sensuous and practical Taurus ones, frustrating conflicts between imaginative and realistic considerations may surface. On the other hand, earthy qualities may also serve to balance, calm and ground fiery energies. Intuitive-sensitive types, those born on this cusp may at times show a disturbing lack of emotional sensitivity. ARITAURS are highly strategic in thought and action. This is demonstrated in their ability to overcome seemingly overwhelming odds, guided by an unerring instinct which tells them when to wait and when to act. Masters of thorough and painstaking preparation, they are not in any hurry to achieve immediate results.
ADVICE FOR ARITAURS: Try not to overpower others. Learn to back off and allow things to happen as they will. Although your hands may itch to do the job, give others a chance to do it their way, even if they make mistakes. Try to remain sensitive to the feelings of those around you.
ARITAUR ATTRACTIONS: People born on this cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly those born on the Taurus-Gemini (TAURINI) and Scorpio-Sagittarius (SCORPITTARIUS) cusps.
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TAURINI, or the TAURUS/GEMINI Cusp, May 19 – May 24: Also called the Cusp of Energy, the TAURINI is an overlapping and admixture of the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus, and the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini. The TAURINI cusp may be symbolically likened to the period around fourteen years of age in the human life and literally falls at the beginning of late spring in the northern hemisphere. The TAURINI cusp may be said to represent Energy. During this period of the year the prolific growth of plant life is apparent. The length of days grows increasingly longer and the shorter nights warmer, both of which speed up the growth of vegetables, fruits and herbs. In human development, at the age of fourteen, adolescence is usually under way and the young teenager bids farewell to childhood. This is a period in which Energy plays a key role—not only in terms of output, but input as well. The appetite increases enormously as growth and maturation suddenly take off. This is generally not an easy time not a well-regulated one. Both psychologically and physically, early adolescence brings transformative changes that alter an individual greatly, sometimes creating what seems to be a whole new person.
The days which comprise the TAURINI cusp reveal some of this manifestation of Energy not only in the earthly physical nature of Taurus, but also in airy Gemini activities involving thought, communication, nervous excitement and energetic movement.
THE TAURINI PERSONALITY: In many ways, people born on this cusp may be spoken of as eternal adolescents. They are energetic convincing and prolific. Whatever it is they do, they like to do it a lot. Because TAURINIS are also versatile, however, they may wear themselves out (along with those around them) by seeking to do far too much far too often. They need to learn to limit themselves, and at least explore one avenue more thoroughly before moving on to another. However when the dynamos born on this cusp are not actively pursuing something, they love to talk about what is going on around them. Life without communication would be a dull affair indeed—those born on this cusp thrive on active verbal interchange and are usually talented at it. Sometimes, however, such interchange becomes a one-way street, with the TAURINI doing all the talking.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. Because the TAURINI personality combines earthy, sensuous Taurus traits with airy, more unstable and expansive Gemini ones, conflicts between physical and mental considerations may surface. Sensation-thought types, those born on this cusp may lack a certain emotional sensitivity and not trust their intuitions enough. For this reason they can mull over emotional matters excessively and at the same time seem rather cool or unsympathetic toward the feelings of others. Because of their frenetic pace, TAURINIS are prone to burnout, both physical and mental. However, they stand a good chance of achieving lasting success if they can develop self-discipline and direct themselves efficiently.
ADVICE FOR TAURINIS: Monitor the pace of your activities carefully. Seek to be more consistent and less casual in jettisoning people and ideas. Don’t come on so strong. Turn off your mental motor from time to time. Confront your fears and insecurities.
TAURINI ATTRACTIONS: Taurinis are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly those born on the Aries/Taurus (ARITAUR) and Sagittarius/Capricorn (CAPRITTARIUS) cusps.
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GEMICAN, or the GEMINI/CANCER Cusp, June 19 – June 24: Also called the Cusp of Magic, the GEMICAN is an overlapping and admixture of the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini, and the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer. The GEMICAN can be symbolically likened to the period around twenty-one years of age in the human life as well as literally marking the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere. The GEMICAN cusp may be said to represent Magic. During this period of the year many plants are coming into lush, full bloom. The length of days has increased to its maximum and around June 21 (summer solstice) the day is longer and the night shorter than at any other time of the year. This is the time of traditionally magical “midsummer’s eve”, a warm enchanted night, replete with bewitching smells and sounds, on which supernatural events take place. In human development, at the age of twenty-one, adolescence is over and adulthood is said to begin. This is a period in which Magic plays a key role—particularly in terms of the magnetic power of love and the enchantment of romance. The young adult experiences an almost childlike wonder and awe at the beauty of the world and the many magical horizons which have opened up. This is a time for friendships, love affairs and marriages to lend a transpersonal ecstasy to life, in which the individual surrenders to the power of the dyad or to the rapture of the world.
The days which comprise the Gemini/Cancer cusp reveal some of this manifestation of magic, not only in the airy and ephemeral nature of Gemini, but also in the deep feeling of Cancer, in which emotional refinement, inward exploration and nurturing also play their part.
THE GEMICAN PERSONALITY: In some ways the GEMICAN may be spoken of as an inspired individual. Whether their inspiration is more private or public in nature, those born on this cusp have a highly devotional streak in which caring impulses are manifested toward their loved ones, or toward an occupation or cause. GEMICANS can thus be self-effacing, in that their egos are often put in the service of a higher power. For this reason, particularly on first meeting, they rarely impress one as brightly lit-up, dynamic individuals but rather profound and thoughtful people with a softer glow that comes from deep within.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. In the case of the GEMICAN personality, however, airy, light and energetic Gemini traits complement the watery, feeling and sensitive aspects of Cancer by lending ethereal grace and charm. The main conflict arises between the mental logic and precision of Gemini, and the more diffuse, subtle emotionality of Cancer. Furthermore, as thought-feeling types, those born on this cusp can lack earthiness and fiery or intuitive impulsiveness. Those born on the GEMICAN cusp are attracted to ecstatic states, and fortunately they are capable of finding inspirational qualities in even the most ordinary of everyday activities. But their lives are only given full meaning when love and romance are allowed to bloom.
ADVICE FOR GEMICANS: Exercise your magical powers with care. You may need to be a bit tougher on yourself. Keep your eye on the goal and resist any tendency to drift. Do not lose yourself so readily in ecstatic experiences or you may have trouble finding yourself again. Beware of repressing your feelings or allowing destructive emotions to control you.
GEMICAN ATTRACTIONS: People born on the Gemini/Cancer cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly AQUARIFISH (Aquarius/Pisces) and SCORPITTARIUS (Scorpio/Sagittarius) cusps.
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CANCELEO, or the CANCER/LEO Cusp, July 19 – July 25: Also called the Cusp of Oscillation, the CANCELEO is an overlapping and admixture of the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer, and the fifth sign of the zodiac, Leo. The CANCELEO can be symbolically likened to the period around twenty-eight years of age in the human life, and literally arrives during the full heat and long days of summer in the northern hemisphere. The CANCELEO could be characterized as having Oscillating energy. Astrologically, this time marks the completion of one full cycle of the planet Saturn (which takes twenty-eight or twenty-nine years to return to the position in the zodiac it occupied at the time of one’s birth) and also to the planet Uranus having moved to occupy a position approximately 120 degrees around the zodiac from its position at birth. Both of these important planetary transits correspond to a point in human development, around the age of twenty-eight, when childhood, puberty, adolescence and young adulthood may be viewed for the first time to take stock of their lives – to evaluate them, and to attempt to plan for the future. Often this is a time of identity crisis, and a time of change. Marriages, breakups, seeking new jobs, moving to another city or setting up a new house are often encountered here. The cyclic nature of the Cancer/Leo cusp underlines the oscillating energies found at this point in life, and the uncertainties and indecisions which manifest.
The days which comprise the CANCELEO cusp reveal some of the instability felt during this period and also emphasize the need for decisiveness. The conflicting energies of more inward, sensitive Cancer (ruled by the Moon) and more outward, fiery Leo (ruled by the Sun) are also reflected here.
THE CANCELEO PERSONALITY: Those born on the Cancer/Leo cusp tend to have rather volatile personalities that can quickly swing from one extreme to the other. Actually, many forms of movement, change and flux typify those born on this cusp. Not only physical movement (travel, change of address, adventure, sports, etc.) but also oscillations in the realms of thought and emotion are characteristic. CANCELEOS can appear shy and retiring one moment and dynamic and active the next, reflecting a clash of the watery sensitivity of Cancer with the fiery assertiveness of Leo. An obvious task for those born on this cusp will be to dampen the extremes of their fluctuations, flattening out their activity curve to more of a straight line, and to reconcile and integrate conflicting tendencies.
CANCELEOS tend to be vibrant, energetic, exciting individuals who feel a need to seek out challenges and overcome them. Often, physical disciplines and the mastery of the body play a great role in their development. Not only strength but also grace of movement can be a focus for them.
ADVICE FOR CANCELEOS: Even out the highs and lows; the rewards of stability are great. Cultivate self-discipline but never lose your spontaneity. Build a calm center which bolsters your confidence and remains at the heart of your being. Concentrate more on living in the moment, free of past problems and future expectations. Pace yourself for the long haul.
CANCELEO ATTRACTIONS: CANCELEOS are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly LIBRASCORP (Libra/Scorpio) and AQUARICORN (Capricorn/Aquarius) cusps.
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LEOVIRG, or the Leo/Virgo Cusp: August 19 – August 25, also called the Cusp of Exposure, is an overlapping and admixture of the fifth sign of the zodiac, Leo, and the sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo. LEOVIRG can be likened to the period around thirty-five years of age in the human life and also to the actual time of year at which it occurs – the winding down of summer in the northern hemisphere. During this period of the year, grass must be cut to make hay for the winter, some vegetables harvested and others prepared for harvesting. The days grow shorter and the nights longer, fall approaches and vacation time is almost over. In human development, at the age of thirty-five, adulthood is in full swing. This is a period in which the theme of Exposure figures prominently—particularly in terms of personal development, career and family life. At this time an individual may discover and perhaps reveal to others secret or undiscovered parts of his/her personality. In doing so, new sources of power may be accessed while a sense of identity is strengthened. Many women who have not as yet borne children think strongly about doing so, fearing to wait too long. Both sexes reevaluate their marriages or ongoing relationships, and wish to bring hidden matters out in the open for discussion. Unattached individuals may seek to define a more meaningful living situation for themselves.
The days which comprise the LEOVIRG cusp exemplify some of the manifestations of Exposure, where the fiery, energetic and aggressive nature of Leo blends or struggles with the rational, meticulous and often secretive nature of Virgo.
THE LEOVIRG PERSONALITY: In some aspects of character, those born on this cusp are highly secretive individuals, in others, extroverts. Of course these apparently contradictory elements are only two sides of the same coin. In order to reveal what has previously been hidden, secrets have to exist in the first place. Further, one might argue that one reason that things are hidden is so that they can be one day revealed, with maximum impact. Fortunately, many LEOVIRGS have a good feeling for kairos, that is, the right time to do something. Masters of effect, they know when to keep silent and when to speak. Thus both their concealments and revelations can be used as means, techniques, even weapons, to help them achieve their ends in very subtle or dramatic ways. Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. Fortunately here, an organic dynamic is set up where practical, earthy Virgo elements combine beautifully with intuitive and explosive Leo qualities. Although intuitive-sensation types, LEOVIRGS also come under the influence of Mercury which promotes logical thought. The earthiness of Virgo is somewhat mitigated by the influence, as those born on this cusp tend to be more discriminating and less overtly sensual. The fourth mode, that of feeling, is the one lacking here, and therefore LEOVIRGS may be somewhat out of touch with their own deeper emotions and those of others.
ADVICE FOR LEOVIRGS: Don’t blame the world for not recognizing you if you hide yourself away. Be more transparent – let people see what you are really like. Beware of keeping secrets even from yourself. Allow others in, to share in both your joys and sorrows.
LEOVIRG ATTRACTIONS: People born on the Leo/Virgo cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly ARIFISH (Pisces/Aries) and TAURINI (Taurus/Gemini) cusps.
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VIRLIBRA, or the VIRGO/LIBRA Cusp: September 19 – September 24, also called the Cusp of Beauty, is an overlapping and admixture of the sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo, and the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra. VIRLIBRA can be likened to the period around forty-two years of age in the human life and arrives at the beginning of Autumn in the northern hemisphere (September 23 marks the fall equinox, when the length of days and night are again equal). Ideally, during the bountiful days of September the abundant harvest is in full swing and will soon be over. Astrologically, this time marks the completion of one and a half Saturn cycles: one revolution back to the point Saturn occupied at the time of a birth takes twenty-eight years, and Saturn in forty-two years has now come directly opposite that point. This Saturn transit is paralleled by Uranus having also moved to a position directly opposite that which it occupied at the time of birth. Because the human life is taken ideally to equal eighty-four years (one Uranus cycle), forty-two years may be regarded as the midpoint in the cycle. At this time in life, a crossroads is often encountered (referred to as the mid-life point) where people can become taken up with the appreciation of beauty in a variety of forms. Some at this time grow concerned with their own appearance (perhaps involving themselves in health or cosmetic treatments) and others seek to identify or associate with those who possess youth or physical attractiveness. Still others are able to discover a new more mature ideal of beauty that is both profound and enduring.
Accordingly, the days which comprise the VIRLIBRA cusp exemplify some aspects of the search for Beauty, where the rational and discriminating elements of Virgo easily merge with the airy, social qualities of Libra.
THE VIRLIBRA PERSONALITY: As mentioned, VIRLIBRAS are often taken up with the pursuit of beauty and sensuousness. Perhaps they are drawn to attractive people, the arts, precious objects and the like, or desire to make themselves, their family members, living space or lifestyle in general more aesthetically appealing. Not surprisingly, attentiveness and concern for details makes VIRLIBRAS excellent in managing the smooth, harmonious running of a business operation, project or family activity.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. In the case of the VIRLIBRA however, these differences can become fully integrated around the central theme of Beauty. Both Virgos and Libras are concerned with matters of taste and aesthetic ideals. However, as sensation-thought types, VIRLIBRAS can lack depth in the emotional and intuitive spheres, which may lead some to regard them as being superficial. Undeniably, VIRLIBRAS are concerned with the outward appearance of things. But often what those born on this cusp are seeking is a perfect outward representation of their own inner vision, which comes from a very deep place inside them.
ADVICE FOR VIRLIBRAS: Don't be overly concerned with appearances. Keep alive in your search for beauty -- avoid becoming jaded, trendy or compulsive. Beware of neglecting spiritual goals or falling prey to excessive materialism. Keep your nervous system under control.
VIRLIBRA ATTRACTIONS: People born on the Virgo/Libra cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly AQUARICORNS (Capricorn/Aquarius) and ARITAURS (Aries/Taurus) cusps.
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LIBRASCORP, or the LIBRA/SCORPIO Cusp, October 19 – October 25: Also called the Cusp of Drama & Criticism, the Librascorp is an overlapping and admixture of the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra, and the eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio. The Librascorp cusp can be likened to the period around forty-nine years of age in the human life and comes in the middle of fall in the northern hemisphere. During this period of the year winter crops are planted, animals go into hibernation for the coming winter, days are crisp and nights are frosty once more. The days grow shorter and the nights longer. In human development, at the age of forty-nine, the mid-life period is ending and middle age approaching. This is a period that can be characterized by the themes of Drama and Criticism. A heightened sense of the drama of life, both in a philosophical and personal sense, leads to an increased awareness of the dynamics of one’s own existence, both past and present, a highly critical attitude emerges which cuts away careless generalizations and sloppy thinking and aims for the essence of truth. Such an attitude can lead to profound changes in personal relationships, how leisure time is spent and in general to a reevaluation of one’s place in the world.
The days which comprise the LIBRASCORP cusp exemplify various aspects of Drama and Criticism, where the airy, social, theatrical Libra nature confronts the more serious, deeply feeling and critical nature of Scorpio.
THE LIBRASCORP PERSONALITY: The dramatic LIBRASCORP is one of the most critical individuals of the whole year. Those born in this period can perfectly embody the spirit of their age but also comment on it. No matter what walk of life they inhabit, their facile minds and often sharp tongues will mark them as individuals to be reckoned with. Most often, if asked their opinion they give it straight out, holding nothing back. Therefore, those born on the Libra/Scorpio cusp may be sought out for honest evaluations, but equally well feared and even avoided for their piercing frankness.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. In the cases of LIBRASCORP, the highly developed social awareness of Libra can be well integrated with the powerfully controlling detachment of Scorpio. However, conflicts may also arise here between intellectual and emotional energies, which may be extremely difficult to bring into balance. Primarily thought-feeling types, LIBRASCORP can mistrust intuitive impulses.
On the other hand, those born on the Libra/Scorpio cusp also have a wild side, and can at a moment’s notice drop their objective stance in favor of risk and adventure. Furthermore, once they are committed to a situation they will usually refuse to stop until the denouement is complete (no matter how painful it may be). Because of their total involvement, and also their charm and attractiveness, LIBRASCORP may indeed be difficult to unseat from a position of authority or for that matter from a place in a lover’s heart.
ADVICE FOR LIBRASCORPS: Try to relax and have fun. Learn to be less picky. Do not cut yourself off from unusual experiences but maintain your poise and balance. Continue to battle with life and resist escapism or the throes of self pity. Leave the past behind and embrace the future. Cynicism and sarcasm are poison to you.
LIBRASCORP ATTRACTIONS: Librascorps are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly TAURINI (Taurus/Gemini) and CAPRITTARIUS (Sagittarius/Capricorn) cusps.
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SCORPITTARIUS, or the SCORPIO/SAGITTARIUS Cusp, November 19 – November 24: Also called the Cusp of Revolution, the Scorpittarius is an overlapping and admixture of the eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio, and the ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius. The Scorpittarius can be likened symbolically to the period around fifty-six years of age in the human life, and marks the onset of the colder and shorter days of late fall in the northern hemisphere. The SCORPITTARIUS cusp may be said to represent Revolution. Astrologically, three important planetary transits occur around this crucial time in life: the completion of the second full cycle of the planet Saturn (which takes approximately twenty-eight years to return each time to its position at birth), and the movements of the planets Uranus and Neptune (to approximately 240 degrees and 120 degrees from their birth positions, respectively). All three of these transits point to the beginning of a new period of human life when inescapable changes must take place: retirement may be coming up, marriages and other relationships which were less than ideal may be forsaken, grandchildren may replace children as the focus of affections, and physical limitations may have to be confronted. In addition, a greater empathy with one’s fellow human beings and with it an interest in international or even universal concerns (religion, spirituality, psychic phenomena) may manifest now. Many people at this stage can feel resentment and rebelliousness at not having done what they really wanted to do in life and see this period as a “last chance” for them. The revolutionary nature of the SCORPITTARIUS cusp can underline the need for total reorganization if crucial changes have not yet been made.
The days which comprise the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp reveal the active social reorganization and attendant conflict that may emerge at this point in life. The combined energies of the emotionally deep, serious and secretive Scorpio and the intuitive, outwardly-directed, freedom-loving Sagittarius reflect the need to first understand oneself and then to act to institute changes.
THE SCORPITTARIUS PERSONALITY: The SCORPITTARIUS personality is characterized by rebelliousness against authority. Strangely enough, those born on this cusp who eventually find themselves in positions of authority are often able to wield power skillfully. However, generally speaking, Scorpittarius do best in self employed pursuits. Even those who work in larger companies or organizations, or take part in group endeavors, function most effectively when they are allowed a high degree of autonomy.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. Scorpio (water) and Sagittarius (fire) energies can clash, producing internal disturbances. Feeling-intuitive types, SCORPITTARIUS may lack the stability of earth and the mental orientation of air, qualities needed to keep them on an even keel.
Many born on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp are prone to wildness, particularly in their youth when they are perhaps painfully aware of being unlike other people. Therefore, they may not even bother to prepare themselves for a more conventional life. On the other hand, those who are forced by difficult experiences to take stock of themselves in their youth, may actually gain a rare sense of directedness and purpose.
ADVICE FOR SCORPITTARIUS: Follow your vision of life but don’t lose touch with where others are. Keep your intentions honest and your motives pure. Develop the objectivity to stand back and observe yourself living. Try to be more forgiving and less possessive.
SCORPITTARIUS ATTRACTIONS: People born on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly ARIFISH (Pisces/Aries) and CANCELEO (Cancer/Leo) cusps.
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CAPRITTARIUS, or the SAGITTARIUS/CAPRICORN Cusp, December 19 – December 25: Also called the Cusp of Prophecy, Caprittarius is an overlapping and admixture of the ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius, and the tenth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn. The Caprittarius can be symbolically likened to the period around sixty-three years of age in the human life and also marks the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. During this period most of the land lies fallow, some animals sleep sweetly in hibernation, the winds blow cold and snows fall. The length of days slowly decreases until about December 21 (the winter solstice), when the night is longer and the day shorter than at any other time in the year. This is the time at which druids at
In human development, at this juncture in life, middle age is drawing to a close and old age is about to begin. The emerging elder must face a time when traditionally his/her usefulness to the material world has lessened. Many continue their work, but usually at a lower energy level or by scaling back. However, the individual’s usefulness in the spiritual sense may increase greatly, both as a mentor and inspiration to others. A sense of mortality and physical vulnerability may strengthen spiritual understandings, make for a more realistic attitude and ultimately a kind of fearlessness towards life. The days which comprise the Sagittarius/Capricorn cusp exemplify some of the manifestations of Prophecy (using wisdom to look into the future), where the visionary, intuitive Sagittarius nature combines with the pragmatic, empirical nature of Capricorn.
THE CAPRITTARIUS PERSONALITY: Those born on the Sagittarius/Capricorn cusp not only demonstrate a talent for sensing the future state of things but also take a hand in shaping them as well. One reason that the future so often “belongs” to the determined individuals born on this cusp is that they prepare for it so thoroughly. CAPRITTARIUS people are also great initiators of projects, able to get things moving efficiently in a remarkably short space of time. They are not known, however, for their patience with those who fail to appreciate or endorse their plans. Faced with a lack of cooperation, those born on this cusp are prepared to move ahead alone---decisively and with full force.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. This holds particularly true for CAPRITTARIUS—indeed, the fiery, impulsive Sagittarian side can clash with the slower, more calculating earthiness of Capricorn. Moreover, conflicts may arise between the expansive influences of Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) and the restrictive tendencies of Saturn (ruler of Capricorn). Intuition-sensation types, those born on this cusp can lack the lightness and sensitivity of water.
Caprittarius people are often deep, weighty individuals who recognize the power of silence. Many born on this cusp also have the ability to utilize this power as a forceful extension of their personality. They must be careful, however, not to alienate those with whom they live and work or cut off avenues of communication.
ADVICE FOR CAPRITTARIUS: Learn to temper your intensity. By understanding yourself better you will be less at the mercy of your moods. Work on improving social relationships and continue to befriend others. Beware of any tendencies to close yourself off. Allow your warm and loving side full rein and keep your heart open.
CAPRITTARIUS ATTRACTIONS: People born on this cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly TAURINI (Taurus/Gemini) AND LEOVIRG (Leo/Virgo) cusps.
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AQUARICORN, or the CAPRICORN/AQUARIUS Cusp, January 17 – January 22: Also called the Cusp of Mystery and Imagination, Aquaricorn is an overlapping and admixture of the tenth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn, and the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius. AQUARICORN can be symbolically likened to the period around seventy years of age in the human life; it arrives at the time in winter when the days are lengthening but remain cold (in the northern hemisphere). Indeed, nights are freezing and refuge must be sought inside. The Aquaricorn cusp may be said to represent Mystery and Imagination. In human development, at the age of seventy, one must certainly come to terms with one’s own mortality. Preparations must be made to make one’s remaining years comfortable, but also productive and satisfying. Although external activities have usually slowed down considerably, ideally a corresponding increased tempo of the interior life---mental, emotional, spiritual---can manifest. The worlds of imagination fantasy and dreams are active and some feel and act in a childlike manner. A kind of knowing in the deepest sense, a universal wisdom, may manifest at this time.
The days which comprise the AQUARICORN Cusp exemplify some of the manifestations of Mystery and Imagination where the practical, conservative Capricorn nature clashes with unpredictable unconventional Aquarian impulses.
THE AQUARICORN PERSONALITY: The imaginative AQUARICORN certainly does not lead a dull life. The more flamboyant of those born on this cusp often bring their entertainment with them and are capable of providing an electric excitement wherever they are. The source for such energy can often be found in an inner world in which Mystery and Imagination vie for supremacy. Even the minority of those born on this cusp who appear quiet or unassuming have a vivid, active fantasy and dream life; it is also likely that they experience quite a lot of excitement in private.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. In the cases of AQUARICORN, the earthy stability of Capricorn can be split asunder in an instant by the lightning-quick and erratic mentality of Aquarius. Thus conflicts may arise between conservative and radical influences which stand little chance of being fully reconciled. Sensation-thought types, those born on this cusp can sometimes lack empathic feelings and be at the mercy of their impulses.
Aquaricorns are particularly prone to unusual experiences and the enjoyment of vivid visual images. Blessed or cursed with an active dream life, many inhabit a world when asleep that makes the waking life seem dull by comparison. The most highly developed individuals born on this cusp may use their fertile fantasy world as the basis for creativity, whether commercial or artistic, and can translate their private images into symbols or ideas which have meaning for their friends and associates, or for the world at large.
ADVICE FOR AQUARICORNS: You must find an outlet for your creative energy. Communicate what you experience. Try not to be discouraged by lack of understanding, ignorance or negative criticism. Don't go off the deep end but rather find those who understand and appreciate you.
AQUARICORN ATTRACTIONS: AQUARICORNS are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly CANCELEO (Cancer/Leo) and SCORPITTARIUS (Scorpio/Sagittarius) cusps.
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AQUARIFISH, or the AQUARIUS/PISCES Cusp, February 16 – February 22: Also called the Cusp of Sensitivity, the AQUARIFISH is an overlapping and admixture of the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius, and the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, Pisces. The Aquarifish cusp can be symbolically likened in human terms to the period around seventy-seven years of age, and comes amid the freezing, harsh weather of late winter (in the northern hemisphere). However, winter will soon be over and spring on the way as the days increasingly lengthen.
In human development, at the age of seventy-seven, the close of the life cycle may be near for many who still survive. By this time the human being should have come to terms with his/her life and to peace with loved ones and friends. Breaking down any armoring that remains and showing honest feelings are important now. Rarely will new projects be taken on at this time, but the explorations involved in ending life may come to represent a kind of ultimate peak experience for the highly philosophical. The emphasis now should be on peace, acceptance and getting one’s internal house in order. Accepting mortality with grace and dignity, even preparing for it psychologically and spiritually, rather than succumbing to fear, denying and fighting it, may be a more enlightened way to go.
The days which comprise AQUARIFISH cusp exemplify some of the manifestations of Sensitivity (the central theme of this cusp) where the active, inventive and universal Aquarius impulses merge with watery, impressionable and dreamy Pisces qualities.
THE AQUARIFISH PERSONALITY: The sensitive souls born on this cusp direct most of their energy within two spheres: the personal and the universal, often bypassing the worldly sphere in the process. Indeed, the Aquarifish may be seen as an explorer who has courage enough to dig deep within him/herself but also yearns to soar off into the beyond. Perhaps the ultimate synthesis for such an individual to accomplish is to recognize the extremes of internal and external, subjective and objective, personal and universal as simply two sides of the same coin. Also, because the middle ground (symbolically speaking, the functioning ego and its social expression) is the most difficult for those born on this cusp to tread, they may have to focus more of their energy on managing the business of life.
Every cusp personality comprises conflicting elements, being influenced by two very different adjacent signs. In the case of this particular cusp, the dynamic, universal nature of Aquarius is either tempered or challenged by the highly subjective, personal nature of Pisces. More successful people born on this cusp are able to integrate these two sides of their character, neither losing themselves to unrealistic dreams nor submerging themselves in the depths of their own concerns.
AQUARIFISH people have a hunger for experience. For many, impressions from the outside world are the food or fuel which powers their creative motor. But as they are sensitive to the extreme, it is difficult for them to remain objective in their contacts with the world. This is part of the reason why their attempts to create balance in their daily life are highly problematical.
ADVICE FOR AQUARIFISH: Don’t give up on the world or retreat behind fences. If necessary, tear obstructions down to rediscover your sensitive self. Learning to trust may mean ceasing to fear. Without denying your need to explore the depths and the heights, take the middle road more often.
AQUARIFISH ATTRACTIONS: People born on this cusp are generally most attracted to other cusp people, particularly GEMICAN (Cancer/Gemini) and LEOVIRG (Leo/Virgo) cusps.