Born on a cusp: Leo-Virgo
Leo is the fifth Sign of the Zodiac. Moving past the exploration of the world and the need to nurture of the first four Signs, Leo's great need is to create. Virgo, the sixth Sign of the Zodiac, brings their skills and talents together for the good of others. Those born on the Leo/Virgo Cusp have the vitality and ambition to be successful in their creative endeavours and are industrious and efficient when working for a good cause.
The astrological symbol of Leo is the Lion, and Leo takes on all the dramatic, grand characteristics of the King of the Jungle. The astrological symbol of Virgo is the Virgin. This symbol indicates the qualities of a virgin rather than the definition: Virgos and Virgo Cusps tend to be shy and somewhat nervous, and they may be undemonstrative.
The Leo/Virgo is a curious mixture of introverted and extroverted tendencies, modesty and flamboyance, and a capacity to see both the largest and the smallest picture in every situation. They are practical, logical and extremely creative. Virgos and Virgo Cusps are skilled at seeing all sides of a situation.
In this way, Virgo exemplifies the Mutable quality assigned to it. Leos and Leo Cusps hold strong, steady opinions and have a strong ability to see their projects through to the end. In this way, Leo exemplifies the Fixed quality assigned to it. Leo/Virgos are good businesspeople because of their methodical attention to detail and their ability to stick with a practical and organised routine. They are good organisers and they tend to be popular, even inspiring.
Leo is ruled by the Sun. Virgo is ruled by the Planet Mercury. In ancient Roman mythology, Mercury (and his Greek equivalent, Hermes) was the messenger god. He was a quick, nervous type, known for his strong reasoning and capacity for analysing.
Communication was his province. As a Planet, Mercury is androgynous. In ancient times, the Sun was believed to be the centre of the Universe, the core of existence, the Father. Leo/Virgo Cusps are gregarious, social and fun-loving, and live life with enthusiasm.
The natural leadership of these people and their administrative prowess help ensure that their projects are successful. Leo/Virgos enjoy exploring their interests deeply. They are very good at understanding the deeper meaning of what others say. They rely on logic rather than emotion to make their decisions. They are reliable, practical and diligent, but they can sometimes seem picky or overcritical to those who aren't as discriminating as they are.