Loads of peeps like to say that they’re xyz sign but”born on the cusp”. ie; the last or first day of their Sun sign.
It does not actually mean a thing – you one sign or the other. The Sun was either in – say – Libra or it was in Scorpio.
However, i can see why there is confusion.
Take, for example, the actor Ryan Reynolds, whose birthday it is today. (Betcha thought this as another inspirational Self-Actualizing post didn’t you)
We don’t know his time of birth and as today is when the Sun changes from Libra to Scorpio – he could be either. Aphrodite knows he’s beautiful enough to be a Libran but there’s a Scorpio glint in his eye and his film choices of late have been, well, edge…no?
So no to cusps but in the case of peeps who don’t know or do not publicise their birthtimes, there is room for confusion.
And the Sun does not change signs on the same day each year. This year, for example, the Sun will be in Scorpio (Sydney time) at 23.36 but in other years it has been at various times of this day, October 22 and October 23.
If Ryan R was born early AM, he’s a Libran…Later – likely a Scorpio.
And, if you are born at a super-late degree of a sign, your Sun very quickly progresses into the next sign anyway. So he’s had a progressed Sun in Scorpio until just recently, when it would have progressed into Saggo.
People who crap on about cusps are just being bimbonic. I know because i was so embarassed about my Pisces Sun for years that i’d always stress how i was “on the cusp” of Aries. Because i thought Aries were cooler. It’s a bit trag. Like being definitely in one particular suburb but insisting that your street is actually in the more salubrious one next to you.
And yes, Ryan is not only a genius and a Libra or a Scorp; he also obviously works out well, hard and often.
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