Fire & Ice: The Scorpio/Sagittarius Cusp

Posted on December 02, 2019

Were you born in late November? Do you feel inexplicably drawn to both the Scorpio and Sagittarius sections of your birth chart?

While the issue of cusp signs remains somewhat taboo within the astrological community, the fact remains that those born between November 18th and the 24th may find themselves relating to both signs of Sagittarius and Scorpio.

If you’ve ever read the horoscopes for both of these signs and caught yourself thinking “these are both me,” this article is for you.

Sagittarius & Scorpio Personality Traits

Each zodiac sign has both positive and negative traits, and for those born on the cusp of two signs, it can be useful to revisit the traits of each.

Scorpio Traits

Positive Scorpio traits include:

  • Passionate
  • Tenacious
  • Intense
  • Strategic
  • Loyal
  • Mystical
  • Curious
  • Deep
  • Sensual
  • Charismatic
  • Creative

Negative Scorpio traits include:

  • Jealous
  • Controlling
  • Secretive
  • Possessive
  • Resentful

Sagittarius Traits

Positive Sagittarius traits include:

  • Honest/Outspoken
  • Ambitious
  • Idealistic
  • Independent
  • Passionate
  • Adventurous
  • Spiritual
  • Seeking
  • Open-minded
  • Gregarious
  • Generous
  • Optimistic
  • Bubbly
  • Strong sense of ethics

Negative Scorpio traits include:

  • Impatient
  • Blunt/tactless
  • Hotheaded
  • Careless
  • Reckless
  • Impulsive
  • Domineering
  • Forgetful
  • Dogmatic

While you may not personally identify with each and every trait listed here, there may be a few that jump out at you. The beauty of being on the cusp of two signs is that you get the best of both worlds.

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The Scorpio/Sagittarius Cusp

Scorpio is a sign ruled by Water—the element that represents emotion and depth, while Sagittarius is ruled by Fire—the element of passion and action. Both signs share a vibe of intensity, and those under this cusp are bound to have an intense air about them.

Scorpio is ruled by two planets, Mars and Pluto.

Mars is assertive and aggressive, giving Scorpio its tenacity and intensity. Mars is known for its action and vigor. Pluto, on the other hand, is a secretive yet revealing planet. Pluto demands that mysteries be uncovered, that all things in life be revealed, and it represents psychic elements of the personality.

Sagittarius is ruled by the benevolent planet, Jupiter.

Jupiter is concerned with expansion and aims to bestow experiences and gifts upon its subjects. It is responsible for the Sag’s bubbly, optimistic nature that assumes things will always work out—because with Jupiter on your side, things do tend to work out for the most part. Jupiter also asks you to expand your mind, which is why the Sagittarius is so keen to collect knowledge and wisdom.

When these signs come together, you can bet that the result will be an individual who is borderline obsessed with uncovering the mysteries of life and getting to the molten core of things.

The Scorpio/Sagittarius Cusp Personality

When Water meets Fire, there’s bound to be a depth of passion and emotion. Scorpio’s water contributes to this cusp’s keen sense of empathy, while Sag’s fiery passion means you feel things strongly.

Because Scorpio can be jealous, this cusp must learn to control emotions, as the Fire from the Sagittarius portion of this astrological union can create a firestorm of feelings. Fortunately, while Sagittarians tend to feel things intensely, they don’t quite hold a grudge like a Scorpio and can move on from intense emotion rather quickly.

With the blend of Scorpio and Sag, you have a deep need to feel free and independent—once you feel trapped or tied down, you’ll begin to lose yourself and even feel like you’re losing your mind. While your romantic endeavors are enthusiastic, and you can feel truly head-over-heels for someone, you’ll need to maintain your own sense of self and personal space in order for the relationship to flourish. You won’t work well in any union that demands too much of your independence.

This cusp may also experience strong feelings of rebellion or the desire to start a revolution. With Scorpio’s desire to uncover the hidden secrets in life and Sagittarian’s need for experience and strong ethical center, this is the perfect astrological combination for a truly revolutionary individual. You want to make a real difference in the world, and you certainly possess the tenacity (Scorpio) and the curiosity (Sagittarius) to pull it off. Along these lines, you’re likely to become successful or accomplished in some way within your lifetime, especially if you can parlay your rebellious nature into a career. (Think trailblazing journalist bad-to-the-bone songwriter/activist.)

Celebrating Your Blended Personality

Both Scorpio and Sagittarius are wonderful, magnetic, unique signs that you should be proud to be a blend of. You get to swim in the waters of the mysterious Scorpio while traveling the world of Sagittarian wisdom. You feel the realistic yet rich sense of the Scorpio’s take on the world while celebrating the optimism of the Sagittarian’s adventurous bonfire of life.

While you may not fit neatly into one Sun sign, you can revel in the fact that yours is a personality that never gets boring, never ceases to amaze those around you, never settles for less than the best. So celebrate who you are, whoever that may be.

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