The Most Brutally Honest Zodiac Signs In Astrology — Ranked

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Some Geminis just love to lie.

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. 

We may not be as honest and open to the truth as we think we are. It is said that 60% of the world feels the need to lie every ten minutes.

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.


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While there is no guarantee that a liar will get caught, the truth tends to haunt around until it is told. The truth of the matter is that many people only want to hear honesty if it aligns with their beliefs of views.

And then, when and where is the line of being honest versus being deemed as unnecessary come to play?

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

And while some zodiac signs are on the extreme end of whether they are honest signs or complete liars. There are signs like Virgos and Taurus’, who meet in the middle when it comes to lying. Or Capricorns and Aquarius’ who’s lies are conditional and situational.


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While not all who represent a specific zodiac sign also represent these exact traits, it is possible that some of the characteristics are shared among all signs.

And among all horoscopes in astrology, lies the belief in the truth, which is a value that they share. Whether they tell it or not is up to them.

Here is a list of the most honest zodiac signs, ranked from most to least using astrology.


1. Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

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When it comes to lying, that it the last thing on a Sagittarius’ mind. They love being open an honest with those around them. And sometimes too honest, which ends up biting them in the butt because some signs view it as being 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 a Sagittarius, which is why they will always tell the truth because the one thing you can never call them is a liar.

Sagittarians 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.

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2. Aries (March 21- April 19)

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Aries are known for telling you something about yourself that you may not have even asked for. Whether they’re asking you “why did you wear that color shirt” to “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 an argument over what they say to someone. Stemming from the element of fire, Aries are always able illuminate a room with values and truth.

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

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3. Leo (July 23- August 22)

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Holding true to its animal sign the lion, Leos fear absolutely nothing; even telling the truth. From the instant you meet one, they will be telling the truth.

While their truth mainly comes out in an “asked and answered” scenario as opposed to giving the truth you didn't’t ask for, their overly honest replies make you wish you didn't’t ask 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 that image they uphold is far more important to them then telling a lie.

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4. Cancer (June 21- July 22)

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The closer you are to a Cancer, the easier you will see it is for them to tell you the truth. Since Cancer’s are known to be very loving, while they do make sure they are telling the truth, they always keep the other person’s feelings in mind.

Because a Cancer is closed off to the people that 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 which is why they always do it.

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5. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

On the divider that separates brutal honesty, and lies, lies a Virgo. 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 love to be helpful and while in certain situations they deem telling the truth as helpful, they do struggle with always telling the truth because they do not like to hurt people.

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

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6. Taurus (April 20- May 20)

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If 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 in order to avoid conflict. Their intentions for a lie are to save face. 

This is because Taurus strongly dislikes feeling uncomfortable. Often times when put into uncomfortable situations, they will do anything they can think of to get out of it and just hope it never comes back to bite them.

They will even sometimes unnecessarily lie in order to make whoever they are with, feel good and to make sure that they feel
at ease themselves.

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7. Scorpio (October 23- November 21)

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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. 

And while they are known for the lies they tell, if you are able to get close to one and build a relationship, they easily become one of the most trustworthy
signs.

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8. Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

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To get a Capricorn to tell the truth, it will depend what she’s telling the truth about. In certain situations that call for the truth, Capricorns may respond by using sarcasm in order to skip around the question.

This acts reliever for them because they were skillfully able to avoid the truth. A Capricorn’s personal life is something they’d rather not speak on unless it’s too a close friend, if you are not a close friend they will make up a white lie and keep it moving.

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9. Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

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An Aquarius will only tell the truth where they feel you need to hear it. And although they carry many lying tendencies, they still find a way to be very trustworthy as well.

They do not enjoy confrontation at all and will do anything they can do avoid it, which includes telling a lie every now and then. Their truths may come off as hurtful when they do tell it, but they’ll always try to make sure the lies they tell are coming from a good place.

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10. Pisces (February 19- March 20)

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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’re reason mainly for lying is to spare other people’s feeling: sometimes unconsciously.

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

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11. Libra (September 23- October 22)

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

They hate when they are wrong and if they have to lie in order to not be proven wrong then they will do so. And if 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 and think they are great.

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12. Gemini (May 21- June 20)

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Already being known as the best liars, Geminis normally won’t tell the truth. They tend to make up excuses and fabricate stories that may not have even happened.

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.   

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