Leo-Virgo cusp – the combination that is formed when the fifth and the sixth sign of the Zodiac are ruled by both, the Sun and planet Mercury. LeoVirgs are known to be either extroverts or extreme introverts.
Famous Leo-Virgo Cusps
– Coco Chanel
– Barbara Eden
– Bill Clinton
– Matthew Perry
– Kobe Bryant
Just as a person born under a pure Zodiac possesses unique and traits and qualities, those born on cusps also have some unique characteristics and behavior. Also known as the Cusp of Exposure, Leo-Virgo cuspers are those who are born between August 19 – August 23. This is where the two opposites, i.e., Fire and Earth meet. Although they are opposite signs, these two contradictory elements are like two sides of the same coin. Because they are born between such opposites, it is sometimes hard to say which side they will lean more on. It is where the energetic and aggressive nature of Leo blends with the rational and secretive nature of Virgo. Those born on this cusp are known to be either extroverts or highly secretive or introverts. Some may lean towards Leo’s need for attention, and energetic and social nature, while others may prefer a quiet and less social lifestyle. However, they indeed are an interesting lot to have in life
Characteristics of a Leo-Virgo Cusp
If taken individually, Leo is ruled by the Sun, and Virgo is ruled by planet Mercury. However, in this case, both Leo and Virgo are ruled by the Sun and Mercury. According to ancient Roman mythology, Mercury was the messenger of God, who was quick and was known for strong logic and analyzing capacity. Thus, communication was his forte. The Sun was believed to be the center of the universe; the core of existence, which explains the social, fun-loving, and enthusiastic nature of people born on this cusp. Leo’s foremost need is to create, and Virgos try to bring their talents and skills together for the good of others. A mix of the practical and earthy qualities of a Virgo, when coupled with the highly intuitive and fiery traits of a Leo, gives an interesting blend of the two, often the one who keeps his/her light within.
The Positive Traits
Those born on the Leo-Virgo cusp have the zest and ambition to be successful in life, especially in their creative endeavors. Their natural leadership and administrative skills help ensure that they are successful in their projects. They are often diligent and efficient when working for a good cause.
They tend to be popular among their peers, mainly because of their creativity, logic, optimism, decisiveness, and inspiring nature. They have excellent communication skills, which is apparent from their verbal expressions or writing.
They enjoy exploring certain subjects of interests very deeply. They are especially good at understanding what others say. One of their greatest strengths is their creativity, having keen attention to detail, and their desire to be of service. They have a tendency to pick up on the little things that are mostly overlooked by others. In short, they have outstanding observation skills.
They are also health conscious, and quite concerned about their nutrition and hygiene. These cuspians ensure that they take good care of their mental and physical selves.
In relationships, LeoVirgs are devoted, and sometimes jealous, but not flirtatious. They are thoughtful and unique in their own ways, especially when it comes to giving gifts or showing their love for someone. This is what will make their partner feel special and glued to them. Their commitment and desire to help others makes them one of the most ‘giving’ people. People born on this cusp are mostly attracted to the people of other cusps, particularly Pisces-Aries and Taurus-Gemini cusps.
They are loyal to their friends, and their friends are very fond of them. They can easily rely on the advice of these cuspers, and appreciate their intelligence and their keen observations about other people and things. Even though they are secretive and don’t share each and everything, they can be very dependable and trustworthy.
The Negative Traits
Owing to their Virgo traits, they can be highly secretive, which often leads them to hide away from the world, eventually not getting the recognition that they desire. They need to be a little transparent in their ways, so that other people can see what they are really like. They also need to share their feelings and secrets with others more often, in order to get a better understanding of themselves.
Like every other person, they too have a negative side. They can be self-centered, egoist, stubborn, quarrelsome, and cold, which often gives a wrong impression about them to others, overshadowing their positive aspects.
They rely on logic rather than emotion while making decisions, and are reliable and diligent individuals. However, at times, they appear to be very picky or overly critical toward those who are not as discriminating.
They have a tendency of exaggerating problems and overreacting to the obstacles in their path, but are generally positive with an innate pride and a slight streak of stubbornness, which keeps them from giving up.
They have a good sense of timing, and exactly know when to speak up and when to remain quiet, which is a rare ability and a good thing. However, they often tend to use this trait to manipulate or dominate others when needed.
They also tend to be lazy and procrastinating at times.
Some people are prone to fall victim to gambling, and are quite likely to be arrogant and exorbitant at the gaming table, thanks to their risk-taking nature! Therefore, they need to stay away from the gaming table.
This cusp is conflicted by Leo’s need for drama, and Virgo’s antisocial nature. If they can pull both the qualities together for a cause they truly believe in, the strengths of both signs can come together to accomplish the task successfully. This Cusp of Exposure can be fun as well as harsh. The key here is playing the odds, analyzing both the sides, and using the benefits and strengths of both the signs to lead a happy and successful life.