You might think that star signs on the cusp share qualities from each of their respective signs. Indeed, in some respects that is true. But it is a little more complicated than that. In this article, I am going to examine the Aquarius - Pisces cusp and ask that you leave any preconceived ideas behind.
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Before I talk about people born on the Aquarius Pisces cusp, I want to clarify exactly what I mean by the term 'cusp' in regards to Aquarius and Pisces.
This is when the Sun is moving from one zodiac sign into another. Astrologers believe that those born during this time may share combinations of both signs. They also suggest that the traits of one sign may have an impact on the other.
This doesn’t necessarily mean they will complement one another, in fact, the traits of one sign could be so oppositional that they clash with the other.
The sign of Aquarius occurs from January 20th to February 19th. Pisces occurs from February 20th to March 20th. However, if your birthday falls between 15th and 21st of February this is known as the Aquarius Pisces cusp.
Now that the notion of what a star sign on the cusp actually means, let’s just have a recap on the personality traits of each one of the zodiac signs.
People who are born under this sign are the creative doers of the world. Their imagination knows no bounds. They are the innovators, the mad scientists if you will. The free spirits who are as unique in their thoughts as they are in life and their dress sense.
These people are open-minded to new ideas and concepts. They also have flashes of genius. As a result, this makes them incredibly able to conceive of new world-changing theories and possibilities.
Aquarians are the eccentric madcaps of the world that don’t like to be tied down.
Pisceans rely on their senses and intuition. They are empathic, patient, and caring individuals. These are also creative people and are filled with a sense of curiosity about the world. They tend to be quiet and unassuming in life. Instead, they’ll use their innate sensitivity to judge the mood or situation, rather than ask outright questions.
Pisces is an understanding of human nature and tolerance. They have shy, gentle, and benevolent characters. Pisceans do not like confrontation and will walk away rather than run the risk of getting hurt.
Pisces is the spiritual, philosophical souls of the zodiac who are natural empaths.
The Aquarius - Pisces cusp falls between the 15th and 21st of February. People born between these dates do share traits with both of these two zodiac signs. There are the open-minded and eccentric traits of Aquarians, coupled with the sensitivity and other-worldly nature of Pisces.
Now that we have reminded ourselves about Aquarius and Pisces, I want to delve deeper into the world of the Aquarius - Pisces cusp personality.
When astrologers talk about a star sign 'on the cusp', it doesn’t mean that the two signs suddenly acquire two sets of characteristics. What it implies that that one set of character traits is impacted by the other.
So, for example, we already know that Aquarians are open-minded, and Pisceans are empathic. Therefore, an Aquarian born on the Pisces cusp will be particularly sympathetic and sensitive.
A Piscean born on the Aquarius cusp will be more extroverted thanks to the outgoing nature of Aquarians.
Of course, there are those born either side of the Aquarius Pisces cusp. Likewise, there are those who are born on an actual day the sign changes from Aquarius to Pisces. But overall, they all share similar characteristics.
Straight-talking Aquarians like to get on with things. This is not a characteristic you would associate with Pisces. But those born on the cusp share a bit of both these two signs.
Pisces benefits from the fact that Aquarians belong to a Fixed sign. This means that for all their Piscean daydreaming, Aquarians want to get the job done. This focus helps Pisceans gather their thoughts and concentrate on the matter in hand.
The Aquarius Pisces cusp is known as the ‘Cusp of Sensitivity’. Pisces is renowned for its sense of compassion, sensitivity, and empathy. But now it impacts on the already non-judgmental and open-minded Aquarian.
However, this sensitivity is not only directed outwards to the world.
Pisces’ influence on Aquarians is one of deep introspection and self-awareness. Aquarius is probably the most open-minded of all the signs but coupled with Pisces’ sensitivity they are now more aware of their own spirituality.
It is as if someone has given them the keys to unlocking the nature of the universe. Don’t forget that Pisces is ruled by mysterious Neptune, the planet of our psyche and subconscious.
Pisces are generally quiet, sensitive, gentle creatures that avoid confrontation and like to stay in the background. Then along comes an Aquarian; bursting with self-esteem, bold, opinionated, eccentric, and centre stage. This is a real dichotomy to the delicate Piscean.
On the one hand, they feel this inexorable pull towards the light, brash loud world. Then on the other hand there are the cool and comforting misty waters they can disappear into.
That’s the ever-present influence of Neptune again. This powerful force is the God of the Seas and exerts a heavyweight over all Pisceans. When they feel threatened it’s easy for them to give in to the powerful pull of the ocean.
Aquarians will give you an honest answer, whether you asked for it or not. Then there’s Pisces, the very definition of secretive. Just look at their symbol and the ruling planet if you don’t believe me. Two fish, underwater in the depths where you cannot see them. Then we have Neptune, the mysterious gas giant, the master of subterfuge and confusion.
Aquarians are straight-talkers; what you see is always what you get. But Pisces is a completely different kettle of fish (pun intended). Aquarians are bold, forthright and people of action.
Pisceans are intuitive, they feel the mood of the room rather than ask if everyone is ok. They are discerning and perceptive. These are the passive participants in life, and this way of doing things frustrates Aquarians.
It is true to say that Aquarians are the innovators of the zodiac. After all, astrologers don’t call the expansion of the human mind the Age of Aquarius for nothing.
However, Pisces is the eternal dreamer, and add these two together and you get a mind that wanders off into tangents. Someone that becomes disorganized or prone to procrastination.
It doesn’t help that Pisceans belong to a Water sign and Aquarians belong to Air. When water and air mix they create mist or fog. They can cloud our thinking. For the razor-sharp mind of Aquarians, this can cause them to start too many projects without finishing them.
Aquarians are already known to be caring and altruistic people, but Pisces adds another layer to this trait. Their gentle sensitivity makes those on this cusp particularly empathic.
These are the people that will become activists that will work in demanding caring jobs or go off to volunteer in war zones. If they are not doing any of those then you’ll find them litter picking on beaches or leafleting for a good cause.
Many of them work in alternative medicine such as reiki or reflexology and a lot are vegetarians or vegan.
With the novel ideas of Aquarians coupled with the expansive mind-set of Pisceans, anyone born under this cusp is extraordinarily creative. You can thank the influence of their planets for this.
Uranus is known in astrology as the Awakener and governs sudden change, originality, and progress. Neptune is regarded as the planet of inspiration, creativity, fantasies, and dreams.
When it comes to loved ones this sign needs some grounding so an Earth sign like Capricorn or Virgo would provide a solid foundation. If the person has more Piscean traits I would suggest a fellow Water sign such as Cancer to make their sensitivity. If they are more like Aquarius, then an Air sign like Libra will balance their moods.
The accepted dates for the Aquarius Pisces cusp are February 15 and February 21. If your birthday falls outside of these two days you are not considered to be born on the cusp.
If your birthday falls between February 15 and February 21 then this is considered to be the Aquarius Pisces cusp. Those born between these dates may share traits from both star signs but will still retain dominant characteristics from one sign.
The general consensus is that the Aquarius Pisces cusp falls from February 15 to February 21. However, there are some astrologers that give a wider timeframe for this date, namely Feb 13 to Feb 23. So, it really depends on where you get your information.
Fellow Water signs will always be a good match for Pisces, so Scorpio and Cancer are very compatible. Cancer will understand the gentle sensitivity of Pisces whereas Scorpio may become a little possessive. After Water signs, you should look to Earth signs such as Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus.
Are you on the Aquarius Pisces cusp and if so what did you think of my take on the characteristics? I’d love to hear your thoughts and please feel free to share this article if you enjoyed reading it.