In astrology, each sign is exactly 30 degrees, which means that any planet that occupies that sign will touch from 0 degrees up to 29 degrees before moving on to the next sign. When born on a cusp, the sun, which represents its sign of sun or birth, occupies the last degree of a sign (29) or the first degree of a sign (0). Based on this, a planet cannot be in more than one sign at a time, but it can be very close to a transition.
Why can't you have more than one sign
I'm sorry I told you this, you are one sign or another. (Of course, there are other astrologers who believe differently, but let me break them down for you.
So, no, you can't be Aries and Pisces because you were born on the cusp of Aries. If your sun was at 0 degrees from Aries, you are definitely an Aries, no matter how much you want to be a Pisces!
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Yes, you nod, but you still want to understand why you identify so much with both signs, right? Luckily for you, there is an answer for that! The best part about your natal astral chart That is, it not only tells you where the sun was at the time of its birth, but also the location of the eight planets, Pluto, the moon and even some asteroids.
In astrology, we have a tendency to place a lot of emphasis on where the sun was at birth and not enough on all other planets. We forget that the sun represents only a portion of the entire table. Even if you have the sun at 0 degrees from Aries, it could be literally the only planet you have in the sign of Aries. Even if the sun was not at 0 degrees, it could also share the same feeling of complete non-alignment with its sun sign.
Breaking it all down
Here is a personal example. Maybe you are like me; I have the sun at the end of Libra. It is the only planet in the sign of Libra in my letter. In general, pounds are considered really social and sometimes they are not as deep as the rest of the signs, and prefer to maintain the surface level. Anyone who knows me knows that I am interested in depth! The deeper, more mysterious and strange it becomes, I am more committed. This is because I have a whopping four planets in the sign of Scorpio; My mercury, Pluto, Venus and Saturn. Now, I won't claim Scorpio, I'm sorry, Scorpio! But I identify a lot with many, many, many of its features. However, this does not mean that I say goodbye to my sun, since it is still a very important part of my identity. Once I was told that the combination of my ascending Sagittarius sign, Leo moon and my Libra sign softens my personality enough not to scare people with all that Scorpio intensity. Thanks to the heavens; scare people out is do not funny.
We look at the picture in its entirety, which refers to the previous point of why sometimes you do not identify fully with your sun sign.
Another reason for this, which is even more interesting, has to do with the planet Mercury. Mercury is the closest friend of the sun, it is almost always in the same sign or a sign away from its large and bright neighbor. Mercury governs how we communicate and how we process information.
Look beyond the cusps
There are many, many reasons why this feeling may appear less to do with being born on the cusp and more to do with the other planets in your letter and how they interact with each other. Interestingly, being born on the cusp makes it much easier to feel divided between more than one sign. So hey! Either way, the next time someone tries to tell you that they are more than a signal, tell them that it is simply not possible. Then, if you want to see yourself as an astrological genius, tell him to go find his Mercury sign!