Wind & Waves: The Aquarius/Pisces Cusp

Posted on February 10, 2020

Two people reaching for each other. One in water, the other on hand.

Most everyone knows their Sun sign, but not everyone identifies with it. Does this sound like you? If you were born during a certain set of dates - essentially between two signs - you might be what some astrologers consider a cusp sign.

Cusp signs are somewhat controversial in astrology and are not officially recognized, which explains why this might be your first time hearing about them. But the fact remains that many people identify more with a cusp sign than the Sun sign they’re actually assigned.

The Aquarius/Pisces cusp is one of the most unique and interesting of all the cusps. If you were born between February 15th and the 21st, you could be considered an Aquarius or a Pisces, depending on the date, year, and source. But what if you don’t necessarily identify with your given Sun sign?

It could be that the Aquarius/Pisces cusp is more aligned with your nature.

If you’re interested in learning more about this sensitive and intriguing cusp combo, keep reading.

The Aquarius/Pisces Cusp

One myth about cusp signs is that they are simply a melding of the two signs involved, but what’s closer to the truth is that two signs come together to form a unique sign of their own, which borrows from each. A cusp sign resembles a combination of oil and vinegar - while both parts are separate, they come together when shaken to create a new thing entirely. (Delicious salad dressing, or a delicious new sign, in this case.)

Compassion is the Fashion

Aquarius is ruled by the spontaneous planet Uranus, resulting in a humanitarian streak that aims to change the world for the better, and as soon as possible. On the other hand, Pisces, ruled by sensitive Neptune, embodies empathy and compassion.

The Aquarius/Pisces cusp is the result of a desire to help one’s fellow man with the ability to feel their pain, which creates an incredibly sensitive and socially conscious individual. You can sense the moods of others so deeply that they actually affect you, making it difficult to surround yourself with negativity without taking it on yourself.

It’s important for an Aquarius/Pisces cusp to build an adequate protective psychic shield, a barrier from the toxic energies of the external world. If you can learn how to keep your protective guard up, you can utilize your compassionate energy to effect real change.

Swelling Sensitivity

That sensitivity that allows you to extend so much empathy and compassion to others also contributes to your own mood fluctuations. Aquarius is a sign that often exists outside the fray, not quite fitting into any one group. Aquarians are known for their unique style and eccentric personality, which they are sometimes criticized or even bullied for - especially in adolescence, when social norms include a special kind of cruelty.

Pisces, on the other hand, are creative and intuitive, but often insecure in their own abilities. Worry and anxiety are potential challenges for sensitive Pisces.

When you bring these two signs together, you create a unique but tender individual who may spend too much time worrying about what other people think. Working on your self-confidence is the key to letting go of the opinions of others.

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A Dreamy Demeanor

Aquarius gets its revolutionary attitude from Uranus, a planet that longs to shake things up. While Pisces is ruled by Neptune, an optimistic, dreamy planet that loves to dwell in fantasy. These qualities come together to create a dreamer, someone who has big visions and plans for the future and can spend hours a day-dreaming about what it will bring.

The secret here is to learn to use your imagination for more than daydreaming. Turn your dreams into reality with creative self-expression. Paint your visions, write about the dreams you have while you sleep. Spending too much time in your mind can be a nice escape from reality, but it’s important to do the work it takes to manifest your goals and turn your vision board into your waking life.

Increased Intuition

This cusp has natural psychic tendencies and may experience clairvoyant visions. Uranus may bring unexpected news from time to time, while Neptune connects you to your spiritual center and the vibrations of the Universe. Pay special attention to unexpected thoughts or visions if you were born under this cusp.

Spiritually Seeking

This cusp is a very spiritual one, and you may find yourself preoccupied with spiritual thoughts or endeavors often. Spirituality may even play a part in your career or life’s purpose. Learn as many doctrines and practices as you can to find those that suit you, and always keep searching. You benefit greatly from tools like astrology, the tarot, and crystal healing.

Other Positive Personality Traits Include:

  • Unique
  • Honest
  • Upbeat
  • Imaginative
  • Creative
  • Sentimental
  • Considerate
  • Intellectual
  • Unique
  • Flirtatious
  • Friendly
  • Tolerant

Negative Personality Traits Include:

  • Dramatic
  • Overly Sensitive
  • Rebellious
  • Impractical
  • Avoidant

Concluding Thoughts:

If you are an intuitive, imaginative, compassionate Aquarius/Pisces cusp or know one, consider yourself lucky. This is one special cusp sign and with the right focus, they can truly change the world.

Related Article: Are You on the Cusp? Must-Know Facts About Zodiac Cusps

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Rhiannon Gessaman 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… Read More »

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