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Cusp Dates Explained
People born around the time of the month when one sign changes to another are often faced with the dilemma “which star sign am I ?”
You will have noticed that different astrologers in different publications tend to give slightly different dates for when each of the zodiac signs start and finish. This is because the actual times and dates can vary a little bit from year to year
First take a look at what the Zodiac represents.
From our earthly perspective, the Zodiac represents that band of the heavens through which the Sun, Moon and planets of our Solar System travel in their yearly orbit around us.
It is a seasonal cycle and has its point of origin at the Vernal point or 0 Aries. This point represents the intersection of the ecliptic (the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth) and the celestial equator (the Earths equator projected into space) at the northern Spring / southern Autumn equinox.
You may well have spent your whole life so far being `not quite sure’ which of two signs you belong to. You may even have been led to believe that because you were born so close to the `cusp’ or `change-over’, you are somehow a `bit of both’. Really though, you can only ever have ONE Sun sign.
If you were born close to a `cusp’ or `change-over’ and would like to know exactly what star sign you should be, than please use the tables below
PLEASE NOTE: The times given are GMT. If you were born outside the UK, you will first need to convert your local birth time to GMT.
If (and only if) your time of birth, once converted to GMT, takes you to WITHIN ONE HOUR of the changeover time for your month and year of birth, you will also need to do something else. You will need to check whether local summertime was in force on the day you were born.
Many countries put the clocks forward an hour in spring – and then back in Autumn. They don’t always do it at the same time each year. Sometimes (in the UK for example) they have done it some years and not others and, just to complicate matters further, they have stayed an hour ahead all year long for several years – switching to a form of `double Summertime’ in the middle of the year!