Scorpio Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Scorpio zodiac sign from October 23 to November 21. All people born in any of these 30 days are considered to be in the Scorpio 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 Scorpio and about the Libra- Scorpio cusp and the Scorpio- Sagittarius cusp.
The first decan of Scorpio is between October 23 and November 2. This is under the supervision of the planet Pluto. Those born in this period are mysterious and sensual just like a true Scorpio and focused and possessive just as Pluto makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Scorpio zodiac sign.
The second decan of Scorpio is between November 3 and November 12. This is under the influence of the planet Neptune. This is representative for people who are determined and sensual just like Scorpio and lucky and eager learners just like Neptune. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Scorpio zodiac sign.
The third decan of Scorpio is between November 13 and November 21. This period is influenced by the Moon. This is representative for people who are determined and mysterious just like Scorpio and emotional and changing just like the Moon. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Scorpio zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Libra-Scorpio cusp days: October 23, October 24 and October 25.
People born under the Libra- Scorpio cusp are charming, relaxed and reliable like Libra and focused, passionate, mysterious and opinionated like Scorpio.
Scorpio- Sagittarius cusp days: November 19, November 20 and November 21.
People born under the Scorpio- Sagittarius cusp are focused, passionate, mysterious and opinionated like Scorpio and determined, innovative, ambitious and original like Sagittarius.