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Capricorn Aquarius Cusp - What It Means If You Are Born On The Cusp (5 Mysterious Traits)

If you’re born on the Capricorn and Aquarius cusp, from January 17th to January 23rd, you will have some incredibly interesting traits that set you apart from all of the zodiac signs. The Capricorn Aquarius cusp is known as the cusp of mystery and these individuals are well known for being some of the most charismatic and expressive people in life.

Of course, every zodiac sign has a cusp, but for some reason, this one is particularly powerful. In this article, we’re going to take a look at exactly why the Capricorn Aquarius cusp is so special, what the characteristics of a cusp person are and what strengths and weaknesses they can expect to face. So, if you’re born on the cusp of one of your loved ones is, get ready to be intrigued and excited by what you find out. 

Characteristics Of A Capricorn

Before we dive straight into looking at the interesting traits of people born on the Aquarius Capricorn cusp, we need to first take a look at each of the signs’ life characteristics, so we can have a clearer understanding of where the cusp of mystery stems from.

The Capricorn zodiac is from December 22nd to January 19th, it’s an earth sign and is ruled by the planet Saturn. In life, Capricorns are known for being hardworking, having big ambitions, being practical, having discipline, being stubborn, and following the rules. A really important driving factor for people with this zodiac sign is money (linked to success).

Characteristics Of An Aquarius

The Aquarius zodiac traits are very different from the ones of Capricorn, and this is likely why the cusp has aptly named the cusp of mystery! Unlike their earth counterpart, Aquarius is an air sign and is ruled by Uranus.

Aquarius’s are passionate people that need to feel like they’re making the world a better place, they’re intellectual, individual, idealistic and always going with the flow. In addition, Aquarius are very creative and they live life outside of the box.

5 Mysterious Personality Traits Of Someone Who's Born On The Capricorn Aquarius Cusp

Now that we’ve taken a look at the characteristics of both signs, it’s time to reveal the 5 interesting traits that Capricorn Aquarius cusp people have that make people jealous. It’s quite a mash-up!

1. They’re creative and conform at the same time

The most peculiar thing about the Capricorn Aquarius cusp is that typically they are both creative and they conform. This means that they have all of the beauty of creativity in their minds, but unlike other creative people, they can actually bring their dreams to life by sticking to the rules.

Instead of doing something so ‘out there’ that it’s not allowed or it’s disregarded by others, this cusp actually brings the creativity into areas in which the rules are followed. They are the inside creativity of business because they follow all the rules but still think outside the box.

The fact that they can actually bring creative ideas to life by using their intellect and academic mind is amazing, as a lot of the time people are either creative and really ‘out there’ or academic and really narrow-minded. With this cusp, they can do both.

2. They’re doers

They’re doers

Due to the fact they’re both creative and they have the intellect to bring ideas and visions to life, they get things done. They do not mess around procrastinating or waiting for something to happen, instead, they just make it happen. Both signs individually have a lot of determination, and on the cusp, this determination to actually do things rather than just talk about them is amplified. If someone born on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp says that they are going to do something, they do it.  

They won’t just run with any idea though. Whatever idea they decide on has to be the best idea they think they’ve ever thought of because the Capricorn characteristic of perfectionism is something that exists. Although this may hold the cusp back from time to time, most of the time, every idea is perfect, runs smoothly, and with hard work, gives the individual success.

3. They can succeed emotionally and financially

One of the most amazing things about this cusp is the fact that it has some of the best-shared traits from each zodiac sign. Capricorns have a passion for succeeding financially, whereas Aquarius has a passion for making the world a better place. Within the cusp, both of these traits exist, so the people in this cusp make it all happen because of course, they’re incredibly determined in every aspect of life!

People in this cusp want to be successful in terms of finances, and they want to better the world at the same time. For example, these people might be entrepreneurs that give a percentage of their business’s income to charities, or they might have invented something that not only gives them financial success but also betters the lives of individuals.

4. They’re excellent communicators

Another positive trait that this cusp gets from both of the signs is strong communication skills. Capricorn and Aquarius are well known for being very direct, informative, and clear communicators, and this is amplified within the cusp. These people know exactly how to communicate with others in every situation. 

They excel at every type of communication, from small talk with a stranger to in-depth discussion with a client. They can also speak to anyone, no matter who they or, what they do, or where they come from - they’re extremely versatile in this way and can make people feel good. When it comes to talking to loved ones, they’re also strong communicators, and rather than letting things build up over time and eventually explode in a fight, they talk about problems they have.

5. They’re fiercely independent

Independence is something incredibly important to both Capricorn and Aquarius, and with the cusp, there’s no difference.  Although they’re very social people that often have many friends and spend a lot of time in situations with a lot of people, they’re fiercely independent. They don’t need anyone to provide them with anything because they’ve worked hard to provide themself with everything, and they don’t need anyone to do anything for them because they know that they’ll do it better if they did it themselves.

They also need a lot of alone time and enjoy getting caught up in their own ideas and dreams, whether they’re thinking about a great new business idea or they’re coming together with thoughts on how to make the world a better place. In addition, it takes them a long time to actually open up to others and they only allow others to see their vulnerable side once they fully trust them.

Strengths Of The Capricorn Aquarius Cusp

Now we understand a little more about the types of people those born on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp are, it’s a good idea to take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of them too! 

Those on this cusp are both creative and academic, they’re good at communicating, have a sense of mystery and imagination, they’re strong-willed and successful. Although Capricorns typically only want success if it has money involved, people born on this cusp want to make the world a better place and therefore they strive for success for not only themselves but everyone around them too, regardless of money. 

People born on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp are successful at whatever they put their mind to, and this also means relationships and friendships - they will try their hardest to make a relationship work and ensure everyone is happy in the situation.

Capricorn Aquarius cusp are successful

Weaknesses Of The Capricorn Aquarius Cusp

Although being full of mystery and imagination can be a strength, it can also be a weakness. Sometimes other people don’t necessarily understand them because their thoughts are so out there and their dreams seem almost impossible. When it comes to personal relationships, people can be put off by the fact they’re so fiercely independent as it often comes off as being selfish and having a lack of care for others, even though that’s not the case at all.

Love Compatibility Of The Capricorn Aquarius Cusp

Those born on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp might feel like it’s difficult to find someone that truly understands them, after all, they’re known for their mystery and imagination. However, there are a few signs that they’re compatible with, so they don’t need to spend years searching for someone also born at the same time in the hope they work the same way.

1. Libra

Libras, known for creating balance, is a good partner for those on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp. They will try and help with balancing their partner’s love for freedom and creativity and rule-keeping and determination for success. Also known for diplomacy and mediation, Libras can help to tell the world how the cusp Capricorn Aquarius actually feels in a way they simply can’t by themselves.

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2. Pisces

Pisces, known for being sensitive and adhering to the needs of their partners, can be a great match for the cusp Aquarius Capricorn. They’ll not only be extremely caring and provide a level of unfaltering emotional support to their partner, but they’ll also fully support their dreams, being creative themselves, and having big dreams too. In addition, they need a lot of alone time too, so the independence of each side means no feelings are hurt if either needs some space. People on the Pisces Aquarius cusp also match up well.

3. Cancer

Cancers are the homemakers of the zodiac, also known for caring and being emotional. Although it sounds like the pair wouldn’t do well, the fact that Cancer supports, emotionally nourishes, and creates a beautiful home for Capricorn Aquarius to come back to after a long day is a pretty perfect match.


What is the Aquarius cusp?

The Aquarius cusp, better known as the Capricorn Aquarius cusp, is between January 17th to January 23rd. People born within these dates are born on the cusp of both zodiac signs, meaning their personality is normally not defined as being inline with either Capricorn or Aquarius. In fact, cusp people have their own characteristics and take from both signs.

Why are Capricorns attracted to Aquarius?

As these signs are next to each other on the zodiac, they tend to get on pretty well together, so that’s the first reason Capricorns like Aquarius. However, one of the biggest things that attract Capricorns is that Aquarius’s go with the flow, really enjoy life, and feel a lot of passion. Although the pair might not see eye to eye in a long term relationship, they’re initially attracted to them.

Is January 20 a Capricorn or Aquarius?

If you’re born on January 20th you are an Aquarius. However, you are on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp and therefore you’ll likely have different characteristics to the typical Aquarius ones. You will most likely find that the five traits we touch on in this article describe you well.

Are Capricorn and Aquarius a good match?

Capricorn and Aquarius are considered an OK love match - they’re not the most compatible, but not the least. At the beginning of a relationship, it’s probably very exciting as the differences between the two make sparks fly. However, down the road, things might start to go round as the stubbornness and hunger for the success of Capricorn don’t mesh well with the 'go with the flow' and help the world attitude of Aquarius.

What sign is January 20 in the zodiac?

January 20th falls into the Aquarius zodiac, although this date is also on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp and therefore you will have an array of traits from both signs, making for a very interesting and charismatic mash-up!

The Bottom Line

If you’re on the Capricorn Aquarius cusp or you have relationships with people on it, hopefully now you’re more informed about the traits of the cusp, strengths, and weaknesses, and love compatibility.

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