I have been reading your blog for a bit and am now a recent subscriber. I have gotten an astrology reading and I also input my birth information to get a chart from astro.com. Both have revealed facts that have me questioning my allegiance to Aquarius. I always thought I was one of those born on a cusp. My husband profusely believes that I am a typical Aquarius. However, my chart revealed that by birth that my sun is 0 degrees and 16 minutes into Pisces. My moon is 11 degrees in Pisces. My rising sign is Virgo. No one who knows me would dispute that Virgo influence but Pisces, not ever a thought. I am having a hard time accepting that I am not really an Aquarius. Must I get rid of all my Aquarius charms?
Aquarius No More?
Dear Aquarius No More,
Well, okay you know i think “born on a cusp” is a vulgar affectation. An instant Muggle indicator. No offense intended but the Sun was either in one sign or another. Never trust someone sidling up to you in a bar and simpering about cusps.
But seriously, Pisces and Aquarius are both ultra-weird-turned-pro, alt-dimensional signs of the Zodiac. They CAN be difficult to tell apart. Both flip the bird to convention. Both disdain formality. Both have evasion and spy skills that the N.S.A. would do well to study.
Uranus (the ruler of Aquarius) in Pisces from 2003 until 2010 did a LOT to turn Pisceans more Uranian-Aquarian. Neptune (the ruler of Pisces) in Aquarius from 1998 to 2012 made Aquarians more Neptunian/Piscean.
Basically, there is a strong argument for the theory that these two signs basically MERGED – like a cosmic corporate buy-out – in the first decade of the 21st Century.
Besides, what’s wrong with being Pisces? You have Neptune onside until 2027. You have goo goo eyes but powered by Virgo Rising super-strength analysis lens. I think you up your game a bit here and instead of saying “I was born on the cusp” – you say “I’m Pisces but i have Kaali (or Transylvania) in Aquarius.