Heard of “Beauty and the Beast?” Me too. But have you heard of “Beauty and the Intellectual?” Beauty and the intellectual is exactly what you get on the cusp of Virgo-Libra (Cusp of Beauty), with Virgo being ruled by Mercury (messenger of the gods, ruler of awareness, communication and intellect) and Libra being ruled by Venus (the Goddess of Love).
There are two things to note about Venus before we can continue: (1.) Venus is actually the diurnal ruler of Libra, which basically means Librans have a tendency to be very outward in their expression of Venusian tendencies. Venus rules our sentiments, what we value, and the pleasure we take in life. Grace, charm, and beauty are all ruled by Venus. Through Venus we learn about our tastes, pleasures, artistic inclinations, hankerings, and what makes us happy. (2.) In Chaldean astrology each sign is broken down into decans (10 degree/day periods, approximately) and each decan has its own luminary as an influence, with three rulers per sign. Both the 3rd decan of Virgo and the first decan of Libra are ruled by Venus. So if you are born in the Cusp of Beauty, your Venusian qualities will have a tendency to be quite pronounced–you might even say you are a double-Venus.
Some things to note about our beloved Virgo-Libra cuspers:
Date Range: September 19 to September 25.
What they need: Virgo-Libra cuspers need to keep their lives in order and everything running smoothly and looking good in order to prevent anxiety. Taskmasters please raise your hand. From an outsider looking in perspective, this makes Virgo-Libra cuspers look like they have a vice-grip on control. If you live with one you probably have a chore list issued weekly and have to plan ahead of time to avoid the evil eye.
Relationships: If you are in a relationship with a Virgo-Libra, they don’t want to be a priority per se, but you better be real skilled at making the relationship a priority.
Strengths: Attractive, intellectual, communicative, artistic, social, sensuous. The sense of beauty comes out best when the Virgo-Libra cuspers are productive/creative–e.g., Bruce Springsteen.
Weaknesses: Allergic to complacency, detached, perfectionist, nervous, strict. My father once told me that most perfectionists were fake, that they didn’t really care about being perfect, they were simply frightened of being wrong; fear of being wrong is not perfection. Virgo-Libra cuspers, on the other hand, are the real deal perfectionists. They get off on setting the bar at new heights and they view mistakes as learning material.
What they love: Objects of beauty, including people, art, fashion, home furnishings, nature and any loveliness or finery you can look at, buy or attach to your being.
Name of Cusp: The Cusp of Beauty.
Cusp of Beauty Famous Personalities: Jimmy Fallon, Sophia Loren, Bill Murray, Stephen King, Scott Baio (Chachi), Patrick Breeding, Ray Charles, Mickey Rooney, Ani DiFranco, Joan Jett, Jeremy Irons, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen (the Boss) and the list goes on.
Next month: Libra-Scorpio! Cusp of Drama & Criticism. Yikes.