Leo Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Leo zodiac sign from July 23 to August 22. All people born in any of these 31 days are considered to be in the Leo zodiac sign.
We all know that each of the twelve zodiac signs comes with its own set of characteristics and symbols. Although you might expect all people born in the same zodiac sign to be alike it seems that they are just as diverse as any other group of people. However, this is not a reason to doubt the meanings of the zodiac. The explanation of this diversity stays in the personal birth charts, in the cusps and decans of each zodiac sign.
As for the birth charts these represent the astrological map of the planets at the time of birth of an individual and reveal a personalized reading. We will discuss about birth charts in another article.
A decan of a zodiac sign is one of the third periods that sign is divided into. Each decan has its own planetary ruler which influences the basic characteristic of that zodiac sign.
A cusp represents an imaginary line drawn in the zodiac between two zodiac signs. It also refers to the 2-3 days that are at the beginning and at the end of each zodiac sign and are said to also be influenced by the neighbor zodiac sign.
In the following lines will discuss about the three decanates of Leo and about the Cancer- Leo cusp and the Leo- Virgo cusp.
The first decan of Leo is between July 23 and August 1. This is under the supervision of the Sun. Those born in this period are creative and ambitious just like a true Leo and elegant but a little vain just as the Sun makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Leo zodiac sign.
The second decan of Leo is between August 2 and August 12. This is under the influence of the planet Jupiter. Those born in this period are enterprising and ambitious just like a true Leo and opportunists full of luck just as Jupiter makes them be. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Leo zodiac sign with a great accent on the positive ones.
The third decan of Leo is between August 13 and August 22. This period is influenced by the planet Mars. This is representative for people who are ambitious and successful just like Leo and fiery idealists just like Mars. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Leo zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Cancer- Leo cusp days: July 23, July 24 and July 25.
People born under the Cancer- Leo cusp are protective, empathic, creative and tenacious like Cancer and ambitious, romantic and stubborn about all life matters like Leo.
Leo- Virgo cusp days: August 20, August 21 and August 22.
People born under the Leo- Virgo cusp are ambitious, romantic and stubborn about all life matters like Leo and respectful, analytical meticulous and down to earth like Virgo.