Cancer Leo Cusp
I was born close to the Cancer Leo cusp. Am I a Cancer or am I a Leo?
A cusp is the moment one sign changes to the next. The cusp between Cancer and Leo happens at a precise moment, which varies from year to year. If you were born before it you would be Cancer, and after it you would be Leo.
The moment of the Cancer Leo cusp is not related to calendar dates. It's not as simple as saying July 22nd is always Cancer and July 23rd is always Leo. One year the cusp may be at 11pm at night on July 22nd, and the next year it may be early in the morning on July 23rd etc.
To find out for sure which sign you are you will need to know when exactly you were born. Specifically you will need to know:
- Your date of birth (must be accurate)
- Your time of birth (can be approximate but accurate is better)
- Your town of birth (within 50 miles or so is fine)
With that information an astrologer can calculate which side of the Cancer Leo cusp you were born on, and therefore which sign you are. I'll be happy to do so for free if you want to send me a note of the above information. Feel free to Contact me (also available from the menu of any page of this site)
If you don't know your birth time then things get a little more complicated, but it is often possible to figure it out "backwards" from major life events. That's a technique called birth time rectification. I won't confuse things here by going into it, other than to say it exists for that scenario.
Cancer Leo Cusp - the best guess approach
Another way to establish which sign you are is simply to look at the list of Cancer traits compared to Leo traits. Cancer and Leo have very different characteristics so it's often fairly easy to see which one you are. It's important to note that you may have other placements (such as your moon, mars, mercury etc) in either sign which make you relate to that sign, even though you're technically the other sun sign. In other words this approach isn't conclusive. It is however a quick and easy way to estimate which side of the Cancer Leo cusp you were born on.
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