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What Is a Cusp and How Does It Affect Gemini?

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I've always found Astrology intriguing. I'm especially interested in affect the stars, sun, moon, and planets have on who we are.

Introduction

As you know, if you were born between May 21st and June 20th, your zodiac sign is Gemini. What you may not know is the actual day you were born during this time greatly affects your personality! For instance, if you were born at the beginning of Gemini, you won't act exactly the same as someone born at the end. Ever wonder why you don't have the same exact characteristics as others who share your sign? What is a cusp? What does it mean for you if you were born on one? This post helps you to better understand what a cusp is. In honor of Gemini season, we'll take a closer look at how these cusps affect them specifically. So, get ready to be swept away! Get it?... Cause Gemini is an Air sign?... Never mind! Let's get this started.

Gemini astrological symbol.

Gemini astrological symbol.

What Is a Cusp?

A cusp is the moment in which the Sun moves into a new astrological sign. However, the Sun does not make this shift at the exact same moment every year! Because of this, as a rule of thumb, Astrologists say this shift occurs within the first and last five days of that zodiac sign. If you are a Gemini born between May 21st and May 25th, you were born on a cusp. If you are a Gemini born between June 16th and June 20th, you were born on a cusp. So, what does this mean for our dear Gemini? Let's break it down in the next section.

How Do Cusps Affect Gemini?

The day you were born affects your personality! Although born under the same Sun sign, Geminis all have certain traits that make them different from one-another. A great deal has to do with your birthday. As previously stated, if you were born at the beginning of Gemini, you won't act exactly the same as someone born at the end. Let's get into the Gemini cusps and see how their characteristics differentiate.

If Your Birthday Falls Between May 21st And May 25th

This makes you a Taurus-Leaning Gemini! You share some of the same characteristics as your predecessor, Taurus. A Gemini born during this cusp will have the following traits:

  • inquisitive and unpredictable
  • practical about making money
  • graceful in dealing with others
  • makes friends easily
  • stubborn at times
  • easily annoyed with others who don't live up to expectations
  • not one to be moved off course
  • makes a great first impression
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If You Were Born Between June 16th and June 20th

This makes you a Cancer-Leaning Gemini! You share some of the same characteristics as your successor, Cancer. A Gemini born during this cusp will have the following traits:

  • quick-witted and conversational
  • analytical and conservative
  • person of their word
  • sensitive in nature
  • holds charming manners and appearance to a high regard
  • likes to create beauty
  • wants recognition for their brilliance

As you can see, the day you were born is an important factor in the kind of person you are. Okay, time to start wrapping this up!

In a Nutshell

By now, you have learned that a cusp is the point in which the Sun enters a new zodiac sign. You also learned this occurs during the first and last five days of that sign. And, you learned the affect it has on the personality traits of individuals born during those times, particularly Gemini. I hope if you take anything away from this post, it's that even though you may share the same zodiac sign, you possess certain attributes that make you unique from others!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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