6 Big-Hearted Zodiac Signs Who Are Secretly Huge Softies

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You put on a brave face, but underneath that tough exterior, you’re just a ball of mush. It doesn't take much to make you cry and those aren’t just tears of sadness — you cry tears of joy, tears of relief, and sometimes tears of tiredness.

If this sounds like you, you're probably one of the softest, most big-hearted, softest zodiac signs, even if you’d prefer everyone thinks of you as tough.

You have a huge heart. It's the kind of heart that makes you help elderly people cross the street, the kind that braves traffic to save a baby duck, and the kind that would give your last dollar to help someone in need. You're just a big softie.

It’s not that you’re in touch with your emotions — in many ways, the opposite is true. You’d rather feel indifferent about things and not let them get to you.

However, when you try to be tough, it never works, as it’s impossible to truly hide your big heart. Your cover will always be compromised when you see a silly romantic movie or your child smiles for the first time.

Although you try to keep it together, it doesn't take much to make you melt. You wish you didn't care so much, but unfortunately, you do.

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You might not know this, but it’s exactly the people who care that make the world a better place. They know what it means to be good to themselves and others. You may present to the world as having a hard shell, but we know that underneath you've got a soft center.

Here are the most soft-hearted zodiac signs with the biggest hearts in all of astrology.

1. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces think they come off as too cool for school, but everybody knows what big softies they are and they are the zodiac sign with the biggest hearts of all.

Pisces are compassionate to the extreme — they know something is bothering you and they'll do whatever they can to help you.

The core of a Pisces is soft and mushy. Much of the time, their gooey centers are plain to see in the creative way they express themselves.

Being kind to others doesn't make you weak, it makes you admirable.

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2. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

It might not be much of a mystery how emotional Cancers can be, but the secret is that they're even more caring than they let on. They know they have a rep of being clingy and needy, so they try to pull back a little. Nice try.

Cancer can't go a day without sending good thoughts to someone or doing them a favor. It may seem as if they're keeping you at arm's length, but know that they're probably feeling extra protective of you.

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3. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

You might think that Aries are far too busy to care about other people, but actually, the reverse is true.

They care deeply about other people, and underneath that competitive spirit, they're very heart-focused. Aries may be bragging about their latest win one moment, and the next volunteering at a soup kitchen.

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4. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos like to present as being clinical and analytical — and they are, but that doesn't mean that underneath that know-it-all facade isn't the biggest softie.

Virgos tend to keep their feelings bottled up and to themselves. However, those feelings are definitely there under the surface.

Every now and then, those bottled up feelings will come to the surface in an explosive way, but most of the time, Virgo will appear in control and calm. But if you think cat videos or certain songs don't get to them, you'd be wrong.

Virgo has a soft underbelly, they're just working overtime so no one sees it.

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5. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

If you think that a Capricorn is all business and that all they care about is work, they've got you fooled.

If anyone has a tender heart, it's Capricorn. They just don't show how vulnerable they are because they're terrified of appearing fragile or odd.

Capricorns fear what might happen if they let the world see how sensitive they are. They don't want to get hurt and will do whatever they can to prevent it.

Capricorns believe there aren't many other people who have the kind of feelings that they do, and that it's best if they keep their feelings to themselves.

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6. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

How Leo appears to others is extremely important to them, so they tend to think of showing emotions as risky. They want to be liked and fear that if they display an emotion that seems excessive or goes against what other people are feeling, they'll be judged.

Leos will tell you that they welcome criticism, but the truth is that every negative word is painful. So, they're going to pretend that they don't have a soft, vulnerable side.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer and performer. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Bustle, Medium, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or her Instagram.