The Gemini cusp can fall on either side of the Taurus Gemini cusp or the Cancer Gemini cusp. Both of these aspects lend a different flavor to the Gemini personality. It's time to explore both!
All About the Cusp
Before discussing the Gemini cusp, it's helpful to understand about the cusp itself. The dates used to define the length of the zodiac signs are not as rigid as you may think. In fact, they're actually quite malleable. This is because the sun never enters an astrological sign at a set time (this time varies from year to year). To lessen confusion, astrologers use set dates to encompass the various astrological signs. The start and end dates of this length of time are called cusps. True to definition, this can literally mean "on the brink" of a breakthrough.
The Gemini Cusp and Taurus
The Gemini cusp that begins close to Taurus is roughly between May 19 and May 23. Individuals lucky enough to be born on a cusp date will tend to have the characteristics of both signs.
Think of it as a Gemini Taurus blend. This can be confusing and downright disconcerting to these cusp natives, but it shouldn't be. Think of the very best traits these two signs have to offer. For example, people born on the Taurus Gemini cusp have the ability to take in many different kinds of information (Gemini) and the ability to be steadfast in their resolve (Taurus). Imagine all of the wonderful possibilities life would have to offer someone with characteristics like these! Famed news anchor, business mogul, professor laureate; these are all titles that can be yours!
Of course,life is not always a bed of roses, so certain traits that you may not particularly like may also be present. For example, you may find yourself upset for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or you may spend a large amount of your time trying to hide feelings of jealousy. Few people like to contemplate the characteristics they have that aren't particularly pleasant, but doing so can be a wonderful opportunity for growth. The important thing here is to keep these traits in perspective.
The Gemini Cancer Cusp
Similarly, the Gemini Cancer cusp that begins between June 19 and June 23 also yields a blend of the different signs' energies. Having a Gemini Cancer cusp can be particularly beneficial to the Cancer energy in your chart; Gemini can be the perfect balance to Cancer's sensitive nature.
Further still, this balanced energy may help you take a more detached view of life's problems as opposed to other signs that may feel overwhelmed by their emotions. It may not sound like much, but truth be told, being able to put some distance between you and your "problems" is a terrific skill to have in your life-coping arsenal.
A disadvantage of this particular Gemini cusp may be that others may perceive you as being less than forthright. Or, they may simply think that you run hot and cold. This could cause a few disruptions in life, particularly when it comes to personal relationships. Most folks like to feel secure in their intimate relationships, but if you assure your partner that you do indeed love/care for him or her, things should smooth themselves out over time.
A Final World
One key complaint many cusp natives have is that they are not sure which sign to read for. The truth is, you should really read for both, as well as your rising sign in order to get the big picture. Even though this may seem like more work, think of it as an opportunity to find out more information about yourself. Not only will it give you a wider context to understanding your monthly (or yearly) horoscopes, but it will also serve up a bevy of lucky days for you to choose from. Who wouldn't love that?