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Where are the House Cusps?

Cusps are the lines that radiate out from the center of the wheel and intersect the astrological signs.
house cusps

House cusps

Where are the Houses?

The houses are contained between the cusps and can vary widely in size.
the 1st house

The 1st house

Find Your Ascendant Sign

  • In the example below the ascendant, which is also the 1st house cusp, is in Capricorn.
    The astrological sign Capricorn covers the point where the 1st house cusp intersects the sign.
  • The 2nd house is in Aquarius. The astrological sign Aquarius covers the point where the 2nd house cusp intersects the sign.

Capricorn Ascendant

Capricorn Ascendant


Astrological signs always contain 30 degrees.

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