Libra Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Libra zodiac sign from September 23 to October 22. All people born in any of these 30 days are considered to be in the Libra 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 Libra and about the Virgo- Libra cusp and the Libra- Scorpio cusp.
The first decan of Libra is between September 23 and October 2. This is under the supervision of the planet Venus. Those born in this period are dependable and caring just like a true Libra and attractive and passionate just as Venus makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Libra zodiac sign.
The second decan of Libra is between October 3 and October 13. This is under the influence of the planet Uranus. This is representative for people who are affectionate and understanding just like Libra and curious and enthusiastic just like Uranus. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Libra zodiac sign.
The third decan of Libra is between October 14 and October 22. This period is influenced by the planet Mercury. This is representative for people who are sympathetic and dependable just like Libra and communicative spirits just like Mercury. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Libra zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Virgo- Libra cusp days: September 23, September 24 and September 25.
People born under the Virgo- Libra cusp are respectful; analytical meticulous and down to earth like Virgo and charming, relaxed and reliable like Libra.
Libra-Scorpio cusp days: October 20, October 21 and October 22.
People born under the Libra- Scorpio cusp are charming, relaxed and reliable like Libra and focused, passionate, mysterious and opinionated like Scorpio.