Flames & Fields: The Aries/Taurus Cusp

If you were born between the 17th and the 23rd of April, you may have a hard time identifying fully with your Sun sign. Maybe you look at both the Aries and Taurus sections of the horoscope, finding that each speaks to you in a certain way, or that you identify with one or the other depending on the day. And maybe you find yourself wondering: Why don’t I connect more with my Sun sign?

In some astrological circles, the cusp sign is labeled a taboo, and there are certainly astrologers that do not believe in the cusped sign. However, with so many people that seem to be stuck in the middle of two signs, unsure where to turn, it’s time again to discuss the cusp—taboo or not.

If you were born within the date range mentioned above, there’s a good chance that you fall under the Aries/Taurus cusp, which might explain why you seem to identify with one sign or the other on a given day.

What is a Zodiac Cusp?

Before we dive into the traits exhibited by this cusp sign, it’s important to note that a cusp is not simply a mesh of signs between two traits. In fact, a cusp sign seems to borrow traits from both Sun signs surrounding it, yet these traits form a unique personality that differs from both Aries and Taurus.

In other words, you’re one of a kind! With that said, it is still useful to explore the traits of each sign separately.

Aries Traits

Aries Positive Traits Include:

  • Assertive
  • Passionate
  • Motivated
  • Determined
  • Honest
  • Friendly
  • Energetic
  • Athletic

Aries Negative Traits Include:

  • Tactless
  • Insecure
  • Competitive
  • Reckless

Taurus Traits

Taurus Positive Traits Include:

  • Loyal
  • Trustworthy
  • Practical
  • Sensual
  • Down-to-Earth
  • Cautious
  • Steady
  • Charming

Taurus Negative Traits Include:

  • Stubborn
  • Inflexible
  • Possessive
  • Indulgent

While you may not identify with every trait listed here, it’s important to take note of those that seem to jump out at you. While you don’t necessarily get to pick and choose your own astrological personality traits, a cusp sign does offer more flexibility.

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The Aries/Taurus Cusp

Aries is a sign ruled by Fire, the element of passion and creativity. Fire is an energizing element that can lead to action, instincts, and drive. On the other hand, Taurus is ruled by Earth, an element of practicality, grounding, and a connection to Mother Nature.

Aries is ruled by assertive Mars, a planet of ambition and will. Mars feisty energy can lead to a quick-temper or impulsivity. When this energy is harnessed and used properly, it can turn into the determination of spirit. Mars may not always be the calmest planet, but it knows how to get things done.

Taurus, on the other hand, is ruled by loving Venus, a planet of beauty, truth, and sociability. Venus encourages connection with others, bringing out the social butterfly within you. Venus encourages a love of all-things-beautiful, from art, to home décor, to music, and everything in between. This planet also increases appreciation for Mother Nature.

When all of these influences combine, you get a well-rounded personality of passion, creativity, loyalty, earthiness, and charm!

The Aries/Taurus Cusp Personality

When Fire meets Earth, we see a well of creativity and inspiration that combines with a practicality that allows you to go after what you want. Aries’ energy brings the passion and feisty spirit, while Taurus’ energy keeps you grounded and focused on the path. This cusp is likely to go through life with a strong sense of self and an understanding of what they want.

This is cusp is known as the Cusp of Power, and your personality has plenty of determination and tenacity.

You won’t just back down from a challenging situation or give up on something that frustrates you. You will stick to your plan and go for your goals, no matter what it takes. While your personality may be quite forceful, you also care deeply for your loved ones and have a sensitive side. If you lean on this more compassionate part of your personality, your charming demeanor will always shine through to those around you.

You have a strong will and fierce independence. While you’re loyal to your loved ones, you know how to entertain yourself during moments of solitude. You do like to socialize, however, and you may draw energy and inspiration from the time you spend with friends and family. As a natural-born leader, people may look to you for brilliant ideas and solutions to challenging problems.

You may need to work on your patience, as you tend to want things to happen quickly and naturally. While you’re willing to put the work in, it doesn’t mean that you like to wait. Yoga and meditation are balancing exercises that should be included in your daily routine to help you foster the patience you need.

Your energy and humorous personality are contagious, which is why people love spending time with you. You possess an exuberance that acts as a magnet to others. People can’t help but want to soak in your natural light and energetic demeanor.

Following Your Buoyant Bliss

With such a warm and charming personality, it is no wonder that people just can’t seem to resist your magnetism. It’s important that you embrace your personality and loving spirit just as much as your friends and family.

Practice gratitude for your passionate, creative, and tenacious personality. And let your light shine!

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About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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