What's your sign?
Do you have The Sun in Taurus? If you were born between April 20 and May 20 you likely have a Taurus Sun in your Natal Chart. But the beginning and end dates can be a little ragged because the celestial schedule and human calendars don't always synch.
If you're one of those special souls born near a sign change ... "on the cusp", you'll need a real astrologer ... or an internet computer program ... to cast your horoscope and say for sure. (If you're a Premium Member, you can drop me a note and ask. I'll be happy to tell you.)
Your Sun Sign is the one you name when someone asks ... "What's your sign?" Everyone has one Sun sign ... even those complex souls born on the cusp. But, if you were born on a day when the Sun changed signs, people born early ... before the sign change ... will be one sign. People born later ... after the sign change ... will be the other. So ... are you a Taurus?
It's nice to know for sure
Does this matter? Well, yes ... and no. It's nice to know which sign you are for sure. But the complexities of cusp-born people is a discussion all by itself, and in real life, the subtleties of personalities born on either side of a sign change will be very discreet.
If you're an Aries born on the day the Sun moved into Taurus, your character will be a little more energetic and forceful than your later born Taurus star-siblings. But they will still show a lot of Aries qualities in their make-up, and you will show a lot of Taurus in yours.
The same, of course, holds at the other end of the sign. If you're a Gemini born on a day that began with the Sun in Taurus, there's an extra touch of curiosity and a love of learning new things in you ... and more versatility and inventiveness in your character than in your earlier-born Taurus kin. But you still have a lot in common.
You have plenty of Taurus determination and love of fine living in your make-up and they have an extra touch of Gemini intellect and objectivity in theirs. The difference is mostly technical ... a matter of very tiny degrees.
Astrology, like life, operates on a continuum. There may be dividing lines for the sake of distinction and organization. Cusp divisions are like this. But there are still many shades of gray. And in the borderlands betwixt and between, there's plenty of overlap.
Still, your Sun's position, because it's fairly predictable, is the easiest celestial position to track, which is why "thumbnail astrology" depends so heavily on Sun Sign qualities to describe a person's character. But, although the Sun is undeniably a major player in Astrology, it is only one of several dozen important indications of character in your horoscope.
Some of these other points, depending on what else resides in your horoscope, can be extremely influential in fashioning the final result.
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