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The Alter Egos Of Each Zodiac Sign

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zodiac signs' alter egos

The interesting thing about us humans is that we don’t all operate on one level; we’re varied beings, and we have many sides to us. In fact, there is rarely the person out there who could describe themselves as "normal." That’s the funny thing — we use the word "normal" to describe things as we believe they should be, yet we know ourselves to deviate radically from the norm, and almost at all times.

Oh sure, we conform — we have to in order to survive. But the truth of who we really are is something that only we know and, in a way, we could call the more dominant of our "other" personalities an alter ego.

We do come with alter egos. That voice in your head that walks down the street judging or making fun of others — that’s one of your alter egos. Every time we make a remark on Facebook or social media, in a way, we’re taking up the mantle of one of our alter egos to represent ourselves online.

And as it goes, each zodiac sign seems to bring forth certain behaviors that require confident players to back them up, as in "alter ego" players. Even your horoscope might not even be able to detect your alter ego for your day to day life.

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Alter egos are usually versions of our hidden confidence. We refer back to these stronger personalities when we really want to either say what we mean or simply fall back on something within us that makes sense. Alter egos can also be of a superhero nature and often times, we develop very dark, possibly scary alter egos.

Could there be a go-to alter ego for each sign? Well, yes. As it stands, the strengths and weaknesses of our sign give us fuel for the alter ego of our choice. Everyone is different to a degree, but still, each sign may very well have its own alter ego.

Here are the zodiac signs' alter egos and the archetypes that go along with them.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19): The Slayer

Aries, the ultimate warrior, doesn’t need to go too far to discover their alter ego. Consider Aries’ alter ego to be named “The Slayer” as this is who they really think they are, in all departments.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): The Beast

Taurus likes having you think they’re the worst badass in town, and the more you try to sway them, the sturdier they set their footing. It’s awfully hard to get The Beast on your side when they simply ain’t in the mood for you.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): The Accomplisher

Exactly what Gemini doesn’t do well is exactly what Gemini fantasizing themselves doing. When Gemini indulges in ideas of grandeur, they’re usually imagining themselves accomplishing great feats. Ones that, in real life, they come nowhere near finishing.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22): The All-Knowing

And yes, while that can become impossible to be around, the All-Knowing Alter Ego of Cancer would like to have you believe that you are in the presence of a superior spiritual intelligence. Funny how much ego can back up all that humble enlightenment.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22): Simply The Best

While it’s obvious that Leo loves to be loved, their alter ego has them not only as loved but as "the best you’ll ever get,” as well. Leo walks into a room "knowing" that everyone in the place is into them — and no one else.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): The Seer

Virgo knows in advance how the world will end, and this kind of all-knowing, all-seeing attitude allows Virgo to create their alter ego in such a way that they know themselves as superior and just a bit more intelligent than you. You tired, old fool, you.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): Just Me

The understatement of the year, as humble, sweet Libra has you thinking that all they are is just simple and pure, when beneath the surface, Libra is a rage of craziness and artistic individuality. Humble alter ego? No such thing. Libra’s just trying to make you believe that they are less than special. It’s their thing.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): The Rule

Yes. As it is in life, so it is in Alter Egosville. Scorpio really does believe that where it counts, they rule. They even imagine themselves pillaging villages dressed as barbarians. And when they relax and let the alter ego drop to the side, they have another moniker that suits them well: The Rule. Oh yeah, used that one already. That’s the Scorpio way.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21): The Brilliant One

Oy. It really can be tiresome to have to follow a Sagittarius, especially if they’ve just done something good. These good-doers have a tendency to bask a little much in the spotlight of their good deeds and creative endeavors. It would be cool, but The Brilliant One simply must acquire sufficient kudos in a day to make their quota. Then they’ll believe they really are The Brilliant One.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19): The Self Sufficient One

Stand out of the way because Capricorn already knows how to do it, and should you get in the way, you’ll be ousted. Cap is generous enough with allowing you to have a say in the matter, but in the long run, The Self Sufficient One wants to do it on their own. Don’t mess with this alter ego!

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): I Know What’s Right for Me

This alter ego is all about doing what they want to do and forgetting everything about what you want to do because “I have the right to choose.” Aquarius wants choice, but they don’t want opinions. So, when dealing with Aquarius’ alter ego, know that if it includes you or your idea, you’ve just been removed from the list of options.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20): I Don't Need Anyone

Pisces nature is loving and needy, and when they really want to rebel against everyone they think is ignoring or hurting them (and they always think someone is intentionally hurting them) they force themselves to man a badass alter ego that lets them feel they simply do not need other humans to make them happy. That lasts until you give them attention.

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