Horoscopes and astrology have always been a significant point of interest for many.
Whether we truly believe in it or not, it's nice to identify with predictions and character traits that we feel suit our innermost desires and thoughts.
I believe our signs are a strong predictor of our personalities and internal state. That being said, I’ve noticed that while there is a great deal of literature available to each sign, there’s a group of us who are often forgotten in the world of astrology: the people who fall on the “cusp.” So I’m here to tell you why people born on the Leo-Virgo cusp are a unique hybrid.
Growing up, I noticed some horoscopes identified me as a Leo, while others identified me as a Virgo. What did this mean? It meant my birthday fell on the cusp between one sign and the next. I was, in a sense, a Leo-Virgo hybrid.
This isn't to say there is only a small group of us, either. Many people born close on the cusp time frame may find themselves constantly identifying with traits from both signs. Why should these cusp babies be of interest, you may wonder? You may be aware of the undeniable passion and creativity of a Leo, but when those traits are combined with the practical and grounded Virgo, you have a whole new beast.
I think there are a few things everyone should know about our kind, even if we may often be forgotten as a category of our own. Elite Daily spoke with pop culture astrologer Kyle Thomas who approves of the below points.
1. Leo-Virgos Are The Perfect Combination Of Unforgivably Bold, Dynamic, And Considerate
“Leo-Virgos are dynamic and often very persuasive. This is because the Sun + Mercury infuse their personality (Sun rules Leo, Mercury rules Virgo),” Kyle Thomas tells Elite Daily.
While Leos are known for their ability to assert command in almost any situation, the Virgo side of the equation helps to bring this fiery trait back down to earth. Virgos are known to be grounded. They are more likely to step back and keep an analytic eye on a situation, rather than push their way to the center of it, like a Leo.
As such, the Leo-Virgo cusp makes for an interesting, dynamic combination when properly understood. While the individuals will likely still display the strength, assertion, and passion of the Leo sign, the Virgo influence will help them find the right balance and prevent their strength from coming across as overpowering.
When it comes to business practice, this is an awesome instinct to have. “They will be able to tackle big projects and big dreams by focusing on the details,” says Thomas.
2. Leo-Virgos Will Make Some Of The Best Lovers
I think all signs have reasons to believe they are the best in certain categories, and I am not here to fight that, but I do believe people born on the Leo-Virgo cusp have the potential to make some of the best lovers. Thomas agrees, saying, “All signs have their own way of love/sex, and what makes them wonderful. I would say that [Leo-Virgos] are passionate and attentive lovers.”
The Leo sign is a fire sign, and when we think of passion, we want that fire. (I'm talking every nerve in your body at attention and pulsing with heat and intensity kind of fire.)
So, what do Virgos bring to this mix? Virgos are known to be extremely observant, astute and inherent perfectionists. When combined with Leo's passion in the realm of love, you get an individual who is tender and attuned to your emotions and needs. The Leo influence can also help bring the Virgo in them alive in areas where they may otherwise be timid.
3. Leo-Virgos Will Thrive In The Spotlight, But Not Steal It
People born on this cusp have the fun-loving nature of a Leo, while still maintaining some of the reservation attributed to the Virgo sign. While Leos are known to bask in the spotlight, the Virgo pull will help to keep this need at bay, while the Leo influence will ensure that when the spotlight is cast upon them, they will be undeniable in their appeal.
Leo-Virgos are the type of people who have no problem entertaining a crowd with both grace and grandeur, but can also be content when the attention is on someone else. This helps to ensure that the Leo influence doesn't rub anyone the wrong way.
4. Leo-Virgos Are An Intellectual Force To Be Reckoned With
“[Leo-Virgos] incorporate intellect into their work/art and can truly make it have staying power; they’ll also see possibilities for business/money rather well,” says Thomas. Virgos are known for their intelligence and methodology, while Leos are known for their expression and charm. These are people who are intellectually savvy with the ability to think eloquently on their feet and establish critical working relationships with everyone they meet.
Not only that, but Leo-Virgos will stop at nothing to achieve what they've set out to do. Have no doubt, the Leo-Virgos you meet are out to make some serious waves, and they will.
5. Leo-Virgos Know How To Have A Good Time, And More Importantly, They Will Always Have Your Back
The Leo-Virgo is someone who isn't reckless, but knows how to have a great time. Not only that, but Leos are known for their intense loyalty, almost to a fault. This trait transfers over to those born under the Leo-Virgo cusp; these are the people who will always have your back. Thomas tells Elite Daily, “They [are] highly loyal and very passionate about their friends.”
Don't be mistaken; Leo-Virgos won't be walked over, but they will always put themselves out for the people in their life. These individuals are passionate about life, and equally as passionate about the people they share it with.
This post was originally published on Aug. 24, 2015. It was updated on Sept. 11, 2019. Additional reporting by Alexa Mellardo.