A cusp sign is a person born under a horoscope sign that is very close to another horoscope sign. Either the other horoscope sign is just beginning, or the other astrological sign just ended. Cusp signs on the whole tend to be more than the sum of their parts.
When you’re dealing with a Taurus Libra cusp, for example, you’re not just looking at a person who has personality traits of both a Taurus and a Libra. That would be too easy.
The reality of horoscope personality analysis is that cusp signs tend to be hybrids. Just like in the natural world, when you match two seemingly different plants or varieties, they tend to produce offspring that don’t just have a combination of features, but actually have different features altogether. These features are often much better than the parent stock. Keep this in mind when trying to understand the Taurus Libra cusp.
More than the Sum of Taurus and Libra Personalities
It’s very easy to look at Taurus Libra cusp and define this person as a hard-charging person that is very wishy-washy. If you think about that definition, you would see that it’s a contradiction in terms. How can you be hard-charging and have a tough time making a decision?
After all, charging into a room, or any type of situation, or making a decision involves arriving at a point where you can take that action. In other words, you have to make a decision.
The Libra aspect of the Taurus Libra cusp obviously has a tough time making decisions. So, you can’t just look at the Taurus Libra cusp as this weird amalgamation of the Taurus and Libra personalities. It is something much more.
It involves a complex dance between these constituent personality types that highlights hidden strengths of these personality types, and also produces unique opportunities for the Taurus Libra cusp.
You Have Will Power, but You Have Difficulty Deciding
The interesting thing about the Taurus Libra cusp is this person has a huge amount of willpower. This person can basically make his or her dreams come true, if only he or she could make a decision. This is especially true when it comes to Taurus and issues related to love and marriage.
If you are trying to understand a Taurus Libra cusp personality, it’s all about maturing enough and getting to that stage where a person can make a decision. This is can be quite difficult, because the Libra aspect of the Taurus Libra cusp personality is always weighing. In many cases, it’s always on autopilot.
An unkind way to describe this situation would be that the Taurus Libra cusp is often chasing his or her own tail. The reality is, most decisions are made when a certain threshold of information is collected.
At a certain stage in one’s life, you have to make a leap of faith. There is no one point where you have all the data that you need so you can make all the risks go away. There’s always a risk that you will be wrong; there’s always a risk that the choice that you take will lead to disappointment, pain, and suffering. That’s just a part of life.
As Jean Paul Sartre said, “Pain of life.”
You have to live with uncertainty.
Unfortunately, the Libra aspect of the Taurus Libra cusp cannot handle that level of uncertainty, so it’s always asking for data. It’s always collecting information. In the meantime, time and life is passing the Libra by.
It’s not uncommon for people to think of Libra man as extremely lazy. It’s not that this person is physically lazy, he’s just mentally lazy. He cannot pull the trigger; he cannot get off the fence.
This is precisely a key aspect of the Taurus Libra cusp. You have willpower, but you have difficulty deciding. You have to realize that your willpower can make you a very powerful person. You can set up a goal, and you can make that goal a reality. It’s just that aspect of you that is stuck in analysis paralysis that basically prevents you from living your life to its highest potential.
You Can Be a Very Deep Thinker, but Shallow Material Considerations Throw You Off
At the other end of the Taurus Libra cusp personality equation is the issue of depth. A truly developed person is a deep person.
People are not cartoons. We are of course collections of our past experiences, but we also bring a lot of philosophical depth and realization to our lives. That’s what makes us human beings. That’s what makes us capable of appreciating driving concepts. This is what separates us from animals. We have a capacity for deep thinking.
Unfortunately, most of us never evolved to this stage. Most of us tend to focus mostly on putting food on the table, what the neighbors think of us; we tend to focus on talking about other people. In other words, we focus on the trash instead of seeking after the real treasures of life.
The Taurus Libra cusp is a deep enough thinker to understand the things that really matter. Unfortunately, there is this aspect of the Taurus Libra cusp personality that tends to remain very shallow.
In other words, he or she tends to look at material signs like how much money you make, your net worth, the school you graduated from, how many letters follow your name, how high up you are in the corporate hierarchy, and other fundamental materialist signs as leading to that spiritual fulfillment.
The common reality is that the Taurus Libra cusp never gets to that stage, because shallow material considerations often throw this person off.
You Have the Makings of Greatness, If…
If you are a Taurus Libra cusp, consider yourself lucky, seriously.
Taurus traits reveal that you have the makings for greatness. If you want to be a great artist, you can. If you want to be a great father, you can. If you want to start a business that can withstand the test of time and employ thousands of people, you can. If you want to make a lot of money and help other people achieve their dreams, you can.
The problem is, you have to let go of your need for more data. You have to be able to pull the trigger. You have to draw a line in the sand and make a decision at some point in time.
Also, you must stop thinking about what other people think of you. You have to understand that those people will die. Those people would go away. But how you think about yourself and how well you can live with your decisions will never go away.
Let me make one thing clear: we are born with empty slates, and it’s our duty in life to fill out those empty slates. We write the script of our own lives.
You have to make a decision. Also, once you decide, you have to go all the way.
If you’re able to do this, you can turn your dreams into reality. This is the great treasure and great promise of the Taurus Libra cusp.