The Virgo-Libra cusp is the "Cusp of Beauty." Individuals born on this cusp are kind, modest, generous, charming, dignified, and disciplined. They embody a stylized presence and often come across as flawless. At their best, a Virgo-Libra can be the embodiment of all that is good and pleasing and desirable.
Virgo-Libra Cusp Dates
Although dates vary, if your birthday is between September 21 and September 23, you may have been born on the Virgo-Libra cusp. However, due to the Sun changing signs on different days and times each year, you'll need to have a timed birth chart calculated to know for sure. If the Sun in your birth chart is at 27, 28, or 29 degrees of Virgo, you were born on the Virgo-Libra cusp.
Virgo-Libra Key Personality Traits
The old sayings "beauty is as beauty does" and "perfect is in the eyes of the beholder" are apt for the Virgo-Libra cusp personality. Virgos born on Libra's cusp are less shy and more social, less reserved, and more open than a typical Virgo. They are idealistic realists with sharp minds and artistic talents honed through study, hard work, skill, and technique. Communication, diplomacy, and an inner sense of beauty and charm are Virgo-Libra cuspers' key personality traits.
Virgo and Libra
Virgo, the Mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury, is the practical perfectionist of the zodiac. Libra, the Cardinal Air sign ruled by Venus, is the zodiac sign of balance and harmony. Virgo, backed by Libra, creates individuals who strive for esthetic perfection in all they think, do, and say. However, their inner conflict between attaining perfection and keeping things balanced can create an individual who is nervous, fussy, critical, and seldom satisfied.
Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo. As the ruler of Virgo, Mercury bequeaths a Virgo-Libra with common sense and practical know-how. Venus rules both Taurus and Libra. As Libra's ruler, Venus endows them with intellect, a sense of fairness and justice, and a desire for pleasant, harmonious relationships.
Venus in Her Two Guises
However, the Virgo-Libra cusp is in the Taurus Decan of Virgo, ruled by a less intellectual and more hedonistic Venus that's self-loving, sensuous, romantic, and materialistic. Mercury, supported by Venus, in both her guises, produces Virgos who are money-wise and earth-smart. Virgo-Libras are happy realists with a deep appreciation of life who seek success, prosperity, and abundance on many levels.
Virgo-Libra Cusp Compatibility
Virgo-Libra could find their perfect match in sensuous Taurus. Taurus, the Fixed Earth sign of the zodiac, can calm their tendency to worry. But more important for a Virgo-Libra, Taurus is a romantic who loves "the good life" and is willing to wait until everything is perfect when it comes to matters of the heart.
Famous Virgo-Libra Individuals
An excellent example of a famous individual born on the Virgo-Libra cusp is Andrea Bocelli. Born on September 22, 1958, his Sun is at 28° 40" Virgo. Bocelli says his "story reaffirms that there is no impossible dream. The essential thing is to believe in it, and to pursue one's own project of life with honesty, humility, and discipline." Like Bocelli, the other famous Virgo-Libra cuspers below have worked hard and perfected their ability to communicate creatively and artistically.
- Ray Charles: September 23, 1930, Sun 29° 58" Virgo
- Joan Jet: September 22, 1958, Sun 29° 18" Virgo
- Steven King: September 21, 1947, Sun 27° 24" Virgo
- Bill Murray: September 21, 1950, Sun 28° 11" Virgo
The Astrology of the Cusps
Not all astrologers consider cusps important, and some believe if the Sun is on the first three degrees of a sign, it is still on the cusp. Yet, an understanding of the astrological Decans, reveals why being born when the Sun is at the beginning of Libra is very different. The logic of astrology's cusps relates to the progressed Sun, which moves forward in a birth chart one degree each year. This means that very early in their lives (0 to 3-years-old), these late-term Virgos began blending some Libra traits into their still budding Virgo personality.