The Truly Surprising Things You Never Knew About Each Zodiac Sign

You THOUGHT you knew them...

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Do you find yourself anxious at times even though it is not a trait commonly associated with your sign? What about being secretive when your zodiac symbol normally is described as honest and open? 

There isn't just one trait to describe any of us, and our traits are a huge part of who we are. They shape how we see ourselves and they shape how other people will see us.

But where do these traits come from? 


Some of them come from our environment, how our parents raised us and what values were instilled in us at school. Sometimes our traits are written in the stars, literally, and are found from our astrological symbol.

I know, personally, I always fall back on the traits associated with my zodiac sign when considering how to describe myself or assessing my attitude. 


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If you know your sign pretty well, then it's easy to blame your day of birth for why you're feeling a bit stubborn or lazy at the moment. 

With both strong and weak traits, it’s easy to fall back on your zodiac sign when deciding why you reacted a certain way.

I even find myself doing certain things, taking on certain tasks, and making sense of it because my sign describes me as a confident and creative natural born leader. 

Knowing what traits belong to your sign may calm you down when you think you’re acting completely unlike yourself.

The thing is though, some traits are better known and more associated with a single sign, but there's always more than meets the eye. There are traits that you don't even know you possess because they are not commonly associated with your zodiac sign. 


Prepared to be shocked. I thought I knew everything there was to know about my sign until now and was not expecting the surprising trait my sign had in store for me.

However, after learning it, it makes complete sense. I actually see this trait in myself every day. So keep reading to find out what surprising trait you possess thanks to your astrological sign. 


1Aries (March 21- April 19)

Aries Zodiac Sign Traits

Aries is known to be courageous, confident, and competitive. With all these strong traits it may be surprising to know that Aries can also be very secretive at times.

Her determination to be first  may mean leaving some things unsaid to keep the upper-hand. But she’s not doing this to spite you, Aries just wants to make sure you can keep up with her. 

READ: 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries (As Written By An Aries)


2Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus Zodiac Sign Traits

It shouldn't be a surprising trait, but Taurus is caring as can be. Her love for symbols of power and strength often take center stage as a trait she is known for, and her moments of extreme stubbornness may be hard to look past at times.

But make sure you do because when Taurus cares, she cares more than you can imagine. You’ll be glad to have her around when you’re feeling down.

READ: 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus (As Written By A Taurus)


3Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini Zodiac Sign Traits

Gemini is always ready to socialize and have fun, literally she was born ready for it. But on days when she seems a little more quiet and reserved don’t be too concerned just yet.

Gemini can actually be extremely introverted! This will really only happen when Gemini is put into a brand new environment though, and it wont be long before she adjusts and is her sociable self again. 

READ: 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini (As Written By One)


4Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer Zodiac Sign Traits

Everyone loves Cancer because of how sensitive and sentimental she is. These are truly traits to be admired.

She can often be found surrounded be people she loves and cares deeply about, but don't let these traits fool you. Cancer is strong and can very much stand on her own if needed.

READ: 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer (As Written By A Cancer)

5Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo Zodiac Sign Traits

No one may believe this, but prideful Leo is actually extremely anxious. Being described as a natural born leader is a lot to live up to and Leo hates to fail or disappoint.

That means she puts a lot of pressure on herself to succeed which builds up tons and tons of anxiety. But you wouldn't know this because Leo will never reveal her weaknesses.

READ: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo (As Written By A Leo)


6Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo Zodiac Sign Traits

It shouldn't be surprising that loyal Virgo is also extremely generous, but it’s true.

She spends a lot of time trying to better herself, paying attention to the small details, methodically going through life and overly criticizing herself. But she is more than ready to drop it all and help you however you need.

You’ll be happy to have her as a friend.  

READ: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

7Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra Zodiac Sign Traits

Libra absolutely cannot stand being alone for a long period of time, she loves to be surrounded by social and positive people like herself. Which is is why it’s so surprising to learn that Libra is actually super shy!

But don't mistake this as a weakness, because Libra is anything but weak. 

READ: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra (As Written By A Libra)


8Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio Zodiac Sign Traits

Some may mistake Scorpio’s passion as aggressive and unpleasant, but they would be completely wrong.

Her passion actually comes from how considerate she truly is.

Scorpio is a true friend, she will put everything she has into everything she does for you. 

READ: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio (As Written By A Scorpio)

9Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Traits

Sagittarius is curious, optimistic, and will do anything to achieve her goals which is why it is surprising that she gets nervous! 

But it makes sense when you remember that one of her weaknesses is that she will do anything for her friends and often will promise more than she can deliver.

Considering she never wants to disappoint anyone, it’s understanding that she gets a little nervous.

READ: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius (As Written By One)


10Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn Zodiac Sign Traits

Capricorn likes practicality and takes things very seriously. Sometimes she can even come across as a bit of a know-it-all but don't be surprised when you find out that even she gets confused!

That’s right, while Capricorn seems to have it all together, she too has her moments where things get completely out of control and her goals become a bit disoriented.

READ: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn (As Written By One)

11Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius Zodiac Sign Traits

Aquarius does not like to express her emotions to the public, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't have any! Aquarius is actually full of emotions and can get quite emotional.

Don't expect to see this side of her though, she’s pretty good at hiding it. 

READ: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius (As Written By One)


12Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces Zodiac Sign Traits

Pisces is known to be one of the best friends you can find because of how compassionate and caring she is. But tough love is also her specialty because surprise, Pisces is blunt.

She will tell you what you need to hear even if you don't want to listen.

She knows it will help in the long run and that it’s the best thing she can do for you.

READ: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces (As Written By A Pisces)