This article's content is based on The Secret Language of Birthdays book by Gary Goldschneider & Thomas Rezek.
If you were born on the Leo-Virgo Cusp, from August 19 to August 25, you are a natural leader with a vision for the world and the ability to command a room. You were born on the Cusp of Exposure, and with the right balance, you are destined for success!
Born on this Cusp, you are influenced by the Sun, the ruling planet of Leo, and Mercury, the ruling planet of Virgo. You are big, bright, and shine over everyone, but you're also able to process, think, and talk about the tiny details. You have two strong forces encouraging you to both think hard and act big, so it's important to find harmony between the two.
You have the passion and intensity of a Fire sign (Leo) and the patience and durability of an Earth sign (Virgo). These two energies can be a tricky blend, but at your best, you are a determined individual with the tenacity to follow through with projects and goals. There's an excited energy whipping through you that can be grounded and directed, pushing you up the ladder of success.
If you were born on the Leo-Virgo cusp, you're fierce, intelligent, and courageous. You can charm anyone with your childlike charisma and you're loyal to the ones you trust. With your high standards, it's a surprise that anyone might meet or exceed your expectations, but those that do are rewarded with your praise and appreciation. This makes you a wonderful leader! People aim to impress you, as long as you remain graceful and modest in your successes.
While your commanding energy might be an inspiration to some, because you were born on the Cusp of Exposure you also run the risk of becoming overbearing and controlling. You have a delicate balance to maintain, and if you're thrown off one way or another, you may end up showing your dramatic, know-it-all side. Yes, you're very smart and observant, but it's your responsibility to be humble and tactful about it. Try not to go around correcting others and showing off your big brain, otherwise you might lose the respect you've worked so hard for!
You have the potential to take the world by storm. You can see big-picture goals and then boil them down to small details, seeing exactly which steps you need to take to reach the finish line. You can be charming and smart, as well as brave and loyal. But you carry the added pressure of finding a healthy balance on a daily basis. These strong influences can easily make you the loud, rude, bossy person that no one wants to work for or live with. Be the gentle, humble, driven individual you're capable of, and the world will be yours!
Hardworking, passionate, loyal, honest, successful, responsible
You have the ability to dream big and follow through. This makes you a whiz in the workplace and a strong, respected leader at home. Those that have earned your trust will reap the rewards thanks to your loyalty and willingness to train, teach, and carry them with you on your way to success. You can temper your outgoing nature with a modest, gentle attitude, which makes you approachable. You set tough goals and are your own toughest critic, but that's what makes you the best!
Critical, stubborn, quarrelsome, controlling, rude, manipulative
Your high expectations can sometimes get the better of you. Those who follow you don't want to let you down, but if they do, you may be especially critical and demeaning. You like things done a particular way and to a certain degree of perfection. It's hard for you to trust that others will give the same energy or attention to detail like you do. Relax a little! Tap into that charming, patient side that you possess and give your friends, family, and coworkers a little room for imperfection.
Loving someone born on the Leo-Virgo cusp comes with hefty challenges and wonderful benefits! You are a hard worker with lofty goals and a go-getter attitude, which can make for an exciting but exhausting love life. Earth signs will understand your love for your career and your late nights at the office. Fire signs will match and appreciate your energy and drive. They'll love that you're a provider and are always ready with a new plan. They might not get your perfectionist ways, but they'll support you regardless.
Share! Even though it might seem like pulling teeth, learn to delegate and trust others with responsibilities. Keep your expectations realistic and your wits about you if things aren't perfect. Enjoy life and learn to make some mistakes.
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