The Most (And Least) Brutally Honest Zodiac Signs In Astrology — Ranked

You can trust the most honest zodiac sign — whoever they are.

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Honesty is the best policy right? We’d like to think that we are okay with knowing the truth at all times and we tell the truth at all the time.

No matter what zodiac sign you were born under, you may not always be as honest and open to the truth as you think you are. In fact, research has found that 60% of people lie at least once every ten minutes.

Honest people may to get into more arguments with family members, friends, or even acquaintances because they hurt other people’s feelings with the things they say or do.


But still, lies are a dangerous thing that seem tempting to tell but can often spiral out of control the more we use them. Even the smallest of lies can ruin the way other people view us, and the last thing anyone wants to be called is a liar.

Some zodiac signs tend to be more or less honest and trustworthy than others. There are signs like Virgo and Taurus, who are fairly balanced between being honest and dishonest, whereas Capricorn and Aquarius tells lies that are conditional and situational.

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While there is far more to who you are than your Sun sign alone and not everyone with a certain zodiac sign possesses all of the associated traits, there are some general patterns related to trustworthiness among each of the signs.

Here are the most and least honest zodiac signs in astrology, ranked from most to least trustworthy.

1. Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

Sagittarius is the most honest zodiac sign. Lying is the last thing on Sagittarius’ mind. They love being open and honest with those around them. In fact, they are brutally honest.

And sometimes too honest, which ends up biting them in the rear because some signs view it as harsh.

A Sagittarius will respect you more if you are open and honest with them. They cannot stand deception and usually know when someone is lying to them.


Lying is an insult in the eyes of Sagittarius, which is why they always tell the truth. The one thing you can never call them is a liar.

Sagittarius may come off as a little outspoken because they’ll always tell it how it is. However, on many occasions, their "honesty" in a situation may come off as unnecessary.

2. Aries (March 21- April 19)

Aries are known for telling you something about yourself that you may not have asked for.

These rams may be harsh, but they are incredibly trustworthy zodiac signs.

Whether they’re asking you "why did you wear that color shirt?" or telling you “those glasses are very unflattering on you,” an Aries will not hold anything back.


They don’t believe in biting their tongue and have no issue with getting into petty arguments.

Stemming from the element of fire, Aries is always able to illuminate a room with their truth.

And, just like fire, an Aries can be very brutal. No matter what, Aries will unapologetically be themselves.

3. Leo (July 23- August 22)

Holding true to its animal sign, the lion, Leos fear absolutely nothing — not even telling the truth.

While their truth mainly comes out in an "asked and answered" scenario, as opposed to giving the truth you didn't ask for, their overly honest replies make you wish you never asked to begin with.

A Leo desires to be a confident leader who others want to follow, and that cannot happen unless they are truthful, which is why a Leo strives to always tell the truth.


Leos take great pride in the fact that they constantly tell the truth, and the image they uphold is far more important to them than telling a lie.

4. Cancer (June 21- July 22)

The closer you are to a Cancer, the more transparent they will be with you.

Since Cancers are known to be very loving, they always keep other people's feelings in mind.

Because Cancer is closed-off to the people they do not know very well, it is easy to think that being painfully honest isn’t in their nature.

However, friends and family who know the Cancer well, know that they believe honesty is vital to the growth of a relationship.

5. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos sometimes overshare the truth, which may make them come off as slightly harsh.


However, they are also known to tell white lies in order to spare the feelings of those they care most about.

Virgos struggle with honesty because they do not like to hurt people.

A Virgo’s intentions are never malicious, which is why they feel the need to lie sometimes.

6. Taurus (April 20- May 20)

If a conflict doesn’t need to happen, then a Taurus will make sure to avoid it at all costs.

Even if that means telling a lie. This is because Taurus strongly dislikes feeling uncomfortable.

Oftentimes, when put into uncomfortable situations, they will do anything they can think of to get out of it.

They will even sometimes unnecessarily lie in order to make whoever they are with feel good.


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7. Scorpio (October 23- November 21)

Unlike many of the other signs, a Scorpio’s purpose for lying is to make themselves feel better. They know just what to say if they want to make you feel bad.

Scorpios also have a tendency to be dramatic and extreme in some situations. This causes them to lie more all for the sake of telling a good story.

And while many often catch on to this tendency, Scorpios continue to do it.

If you are able to get close to a Scorpio and build a relationship, they become one of the most trustworthy signs.

8. Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

In certain situations that call for the truth, Capricorns may respond by using sarcasm — to skip around the question.


A Capricorn’s personal life is something they’d rather not speak on unless it’s to a close friend.

If you are not a close friend, a Capricorn will take no issue with lying to you.

9. Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

An Aquarius will only tell the truth if they feel you need to hear it.

They do not enjoy confrontation at all and will do anything they can to avoid it.

Their truths may come off as hurtful when they do tell it, and they make sure the lies they tell are coming from a good place.

10. Pisces (February 19- March 20)

A Pisces lie can be so well-formed that they even sometimes end up tricking themselves.


While not in any way as honest as a Sagittarius, they are reason mainly for lying is to spare other people’s feelings: sometimes unconsciously.

They do not enjoy criticism, so if they need to lie in order to avoid it, they will happily do so.

11. Libra (September 23- October 22)

Libras tend to lie in the name of personal gain. The only person Libra will be fully honest with is themselves.

Libras are one of the least trustworthy zodiac signs.

They hate when they are wrong, and if they have to lie in order to seem truthful, then they will do so.

If they're caught in their lie, they are ready to argue.

Their lies don’t necessarily stem from the desire to deceive, but rather to make everyone happy with them.


12. Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Already known as the best liars, Geminis are the least honest zodiac sign and don’t often tell the truth. They tend to make up excuses and fabricate their stories.

If you know a Gemini, you already know not to take the things they say to heart because it may end up being a lie.

Geminis are good at lying, so watch out.

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Lani Akingbade is a regular contributor to YourTango who focuses on lifestyle and entertainment news.