Virgo Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Virgo zodiac sign from August 23 to September 22. All people born in any of these 31 days are considered to be in the Virgo 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 Virgo and about the Leo- Virgo cusp and the Virgo- Libra cusp.
The first decan of Virgo is between August 23 and September 2. This is under the supervision of the planet Mercury. Those born in this period are analytical and hard working just like a true Virgo and friendly and communicative just as Mercury makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Virgo zodiac sign.
The second decan of Virgo is between September 3 and September 13. This is under the influence of the planet Saturn. This is representative for people who are meticulous and dependable just like Virgo and opportunists just like Saturn. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Virgo zodiac sign.
The third decan of Virgo is between September 14 and September 22. This period is influenced by the planet Venus. This is representative for people who are attentive and caring just like Virgo and passionate and enthusiastic just like Venus. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Virgo zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Leo- Virgo cusp days: August 23, August 24 and August 25.
People born under the Leo- Virgo cusp ambitious, romantic and stubborn about all life matters like Leo and respectful, analytical meticulous and down to earth like Virgo.
Virgo- Libra cusp days: September 20, September 21 and September 22.
People born under the Virgo- Libra cusp are respectful; analytical meticulous and down to earth like Virgo and charming, relaxed and reliable like Libra.