The Leo/Virgo Cusp: Fire & Earth Collide

Posted on August 26, 2020

Twins stand next to each other. One is wearing colorful clothes (representing Leo) and the other is well put together and wearing muted tones (representing Virgo).

Were you born in late August? Do you feel like both the Leo and Virgo portions of a horoscope always seem to apply to you equally? If you answered yes, you may have been born on the cusp of two signs!

While the Sun moves from Leo into Virgo during late August, there are a few days during this transition where both the energies of these signs may be present. And if you were born on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, there’s a good chance that you display some of the behaviors and personality traits of each sign.

If you entered the world between August 19th and the 25th, then this article is for you! Keep reading to find about more about the Leo/Virgo cusp, and what it means for you.

Leo & Virgo Personality Traits

Each sign in the zodiac possesses both positive and negative personality traits – after all, no one is perfect. Before we learn more about the Leo/Virgo cusp, let’s take a look at the traits that make each of these signs so special.

Leo Zodiac Sign Traits

Positive Leo Traits Include

  • Creative
  • Passionate
  • Warm
  • Friendly
  • Cheerful
  • Funny
  • Thoughtful
  • Gregarious

Negative Leo Traits Include

  • Stubborn
  • Impulsive
  • Short-tempered
  • Arrogant
  • Inflexible

Virgo Zodiac Sign Traits

Positive Virgo Traits Include

  • Responsible
  • Hard-working
  • Analytical
  • Reliable
  • Patient
  • Considerate
  • Health-conscious
  • Creative

Negative Virgo Traits Include

  • Critical
  • Stubborn
  • Overly analytical
  • Picky
  • Uptight
  • Anxious

You might not identify with every single trait listed here, even if you were born on the cusp of Leo and Virgo. However, these are traits that one might expect to witness in the personality of a Leo/Virgo cusp; and when they’re all part of the same personality, they create a dynamic, interesting individual.

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The Leo/Virgo Cusp

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Let’s dive into the deeper meaning of the Leo/Virgo cusp, starting with the Leo personality.

Leo is ruled by Fire, an element that encourages passion, heat, creativity, friendliness, and warmth. The Fire that rules over this sign is also connected to action, and it encourages an individual to go after what they want with vigor and courage.

The ruling planet for Leo is the life-giving Sun. Think about the fiery energy you feel when standing under the light of the Sun on a hot day. This energy can be found in the fiery personality of the Leo. The Sun encourages warmth, friendliness, creativity, and generosity. Think about how giving the Sun is towards our planet and our species to better understand the giving nature of a Leo.

Read up on: Everything You Need to Know About Fire Signs

On the other hand, Virgo is ruled by the element of Earth, an element that brings grounded, responsible energy to the personality of a Virgo. Earth encourages hard work, a connection to Mother Nature, and a desire to be sensible. There is a sense of practicality in the Virgo that can temper Leo’s feisty energy, allowing that feistiness to manifest in positive ways rather than mischievous.

The planet that rules over Virgo is communicative, informative Mercury. Mercury is deeply connected to the mind and the brain, encouraging Virgos to think through everything before making a decision. However, it can also result in overthinking and anxiety. That’s what makes the Leo/Virgo cusp so special – the energy of Leo helps Virgo take risks and go after what they want. Leo brings an impulsivity that helps Virgo step out of their comfort zone and take a leap when necessary.

Read up on: Your Guide to Earth Signs

The Leo/Virgo Cusp Personality

While each and every zodiac sign is unique, there is something supremely individual and interesting about the Leo/Virgo cusp. These two signs balance each other out and encourage a sense of harmony and vigor.

While the Leo/Virgo cusp personality is bold and dynamic, it is also thoughtful and understanding. Leos are known for their ability to assert themselves and stand up for what they believe in; however, the earthy energy that Virgo brings to the table allows someone born on this cusp to share their thoughts and feelings in a tasteful, considerate manner.

Virgos are known for their grounded energy, their focus on responsibility, and their ability to work hard for what they want. Yet, this ambition can cause the Virgo to forget to lighten up and have fun once in a while. When someone is born on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, that Virgo responsibility is tempered by Leo’s fun and feisty personality. You won’t forget to take a break and have a good time with Leo traits coursing through your blood.

Leo/Virgo cuspers are also known to be thoughtful, giving lovers and partners. Leo increases feelings of passion and flirtatious, sexy fun. Yet, Virgo encourages consideration and compassion, making it easier to back down when you know you’re wrong. Virgos are observant and they understand the needs and desires of their partners.

Leos love the spotlight and they’re known for their position as the life of most parties they attend. With the balance of Virgo energy thrown in the mix, you’re reminded to let others bask in the spotlight from time to time. Someone born on the cusp of Leo and Virgo will appreciate the limelight, but they won’t go out of their way to steal it from others.

Those born during this cusp are intellectual, intelligent, thoughtful, kind, warm, friendly, caring, and hard-working. If that doesn’t make you proud to be a Leo/Virgo cusp, what will?

Where is Leo and Virgo in your chart? Download your free birth chart to find out!

Embracing Your Unique Personality

Both Leo and Virgo are wonderful, thoughtful, creative signs – and when they come together, it’s time to celebrate! Embrace your unique personality to get the most out of it and allow it to take you where you want to go in life.

It’s time to let your fiery flag fly and embrace the balance that your cusped nature brings!

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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… Learn More About The Author »

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