The Reason Each Zodiac Sign Tells Lies, According To Astrology

The truth behind the lies.

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Just because someone says that they hate lying doesn't mean that they don't lie every so often. We're all susceptible to white lies whether we like it or not, no matter which zodiac sign in astrology we're associated with.

Some people are natural born liars and the reason why honesty is such a problem can be found within their zodiac sign, or astrological chart. 



For example, Pisces when connected to a person's Venus sign, is considered a bit of a liar in love, mostly out of fear. 

You may have had your own personal experience with a would-be-liar. Maybe you accidentally tapped another car while you were trying to get out of a small parking spot or maybe you ate the last cookie in the kitchen at work even though everyone knew you already had two earlier that day.

In those situations, it's not terrible to lie.

I mean, I've done both before and it's sometimes easier to just assess the situation to make sure that you're not doing any damage and then walk away.


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Of course, it those cookies were a surprise for someone’s birthday and now they're all gone because someone ate them all, that would be something you might want to apologize for.

It's only right! But really, little lies aren't terrible unless that's all you do is tell little lies.

But sometimes, we lie for good reason — or what we think is a good reason.

If you lie to protect your friends and family, does that make you a bad person or does it make you someone who would do anything for the people they love? What about if you lie to get ahead in your career or for personal gain?


That isn't always the right way to handle things, but if you're protecting your loved ones, that might be different. It really all depends on if you're lying selfishly or for others and if your lies are for good or bad.

Obviously, everyone has a different definition for what is good and bad, but you get my point. If it feels like the right thing to do, then maybe it is.

And based on astrology, we all lie for different reasons.


Some of us do it because we want to be seen as someone who is well-liked by all, while some of us just want to try to help others.

If you ask me, lying is a grey area; there's a lot of rights and wrongs that get muddled depending on who you're talking to or what the situation is that you can never really say that lying is good or bad.

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Not unless it's just straight up damaging to lie.

My advice would be to use your best judgment and listen to what feels right in the moment.

And if it turns out that what you thought was the right way to handle something but ended up making things worse (like eating treats that weren't meant for you), then it's up to you to make it right.


Think you can handle that? I hope so, because missing cookies are nothing to ignore. Keep reading for the true reason each sign lies, based on your horoscope.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you don't normally lie unless it's for a good reason - or at least what you consider a good reason. For the most part, you tell the truth because you know how messy it can be to start lying and not be able to stop. When you do lie, it's usually for two reasons.


The first is to protect your loved ones; you might not necessarily condone them lying either, but you will lie for them if they ask you to because your relationships with them are important. The other time you lie is to protect your vulnerable ego, which is not as self-assured and strong as you'd like it to be.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you are all about making sure that the people you like, like you. One of your biggest nightmares is having someone spread rumors (or gossip that's actually true) about you and you not being able to defend yourself. So, when you lie, you're really doing damage control.


You lie to protect your reputation. Even if it's a white lie and not something huge, it makes you feel better to know that you're taking what you call "direct action" for yourself. You don't like lying in any other situation besides ones for personal gain.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you often find that life gets really boring when everyone does what they're supposed to and nobody causes trouble. You feel that life should be unexpected and fun, so sometimes you'll lie just to start some drama — usually between your friends or between you and your bae.


When you lie to start drama between your friends and loved ones, you try to do it in a sneaky way that doesn't end up leading back to you; you're not about to take that kind of heat. And if it does end up back on you, you have more lies set up to protect yourself from backlash.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you're a very introverted, introspective sign that would rather handle things on your own or in your head instead of bringing others into your very personal life. Sometimes, you lie just because it's easier than telling others the truth; that you need help or that you're unhappy.


When you lie, it's usually because you're introverted and a little insecure. You're not always sure people will understand the real you, so you lie to make everything seem okay. Until you know how to handle your own thoughts and emotions, you lie and hide them from others.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, when you really want something out of life - especially in your career - you will do whatever it takes to get ahead. When you lie, it's usually to get further in your professional (and sometimes personal) life, although you do try to keep these lies small so they don't bite you in the butt later.


When you're not lying for personal gain, you lie to protect yourself or your family. People might think all you do is lie, but that's not true. It's only in situations where you feel the need to cover your bases, like when someone is trying to hurt you or your loved ones.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you don't like to lie. In fact, you're a pretty big advocate against lying. For you, it's all about the person you present to others; if you lie about something right up front, then what's the point of ever being honest with them?


Of course, you also like being known as the flawless, perfect person that everyone looks up to and admires. So, when your imperfections are inevitably revealed (because no one is perfect, unfortunately), you feel the need to lie just to explain that your imperfections are just there temporarily.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you're like the popular one in school who didn't want anyone to think they were anything less than popular. And when you're always around other people or being the center of attention, it's hard to get away from prying eyes. Plus, you know better than anyone that if people start asking questions about the real you that it can get ugly.


When you lie, it's to keep your popular reputation intact. You don't want to lose friends just because you're different or not as perfect, so you lie to keep everyone happy. You also hate the confrontation that comes with defending yourself, so you'll even lie just to keep anyone from rocking the boat.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you're all about keeping your loved ones close and letting them know that at any given time, you have their back. So, when you lie, it's really just to show your friends and family that you can keep your word and be there for them. It's your way of showing you're trustworthy.


Of course, just because you're trustworthy doesn't mean you're not also super sneaky. When you’re not devoting time to your loved ones, you can be lying about secret motives you have. You're the type of person who has to know everything about everyone, and if caught trying to snoop around, you'll lie to hide your real motives.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you're one of the few signs that tries avoiding lying as much as possible. You like being popular and well-liked by everyone, but you want people to like you for exactly who you are and nothing less. For that reason, you avoid even the smallest lies.


That said, just because you don't lie doesn't mean you don't ignore things and hope they go away. When you're faced with ugly truths about yourself or things you can't handle, you will tell lies just to get some of the heat off of you; being totally honest with yourself is harder than being honest with others.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, how you see yourself is how you want others to see you. So, when it feels like your reputation or public face is even slightly off, you will lie to make sure everyone continues to know that you are better than the rest.


You constantly want to feel powerful and successful, and sometimes lying is the only way you know how to do that. If caught, or if your conscious catches up with you, you try to convince yourself that you're just trying to improve your reputation, not hurt anyone in the process.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, it might not be what you want to hear, but you're not always as progressive and different as you want to seem to your friends. Sometimes, your experiences in life and interests are exactly the same as everyone else's. So, when you lie, you sometimes do so just to seem more unique or superior than you are.


You also like picking and choosing the issues you like to tackle in life because you like being in control. And when you're faced with an issue that you can't handle, you'll make up white lies to get yourself out of that situation. You don't want to be uncomfortable or seen as weak, so you lie to protect yourself.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you sometimes feel like the life and situations you create in your head are a lot more exciting and manageable than your real life, which is why you love to dream so much. In your dream world, anything can happen, and you are the boss of it all. When you lie, it's only because you're trying to remove yourself even more from reality.


You might have a story or situation going on in your head that's much more intriguing than your real life, so you start unconsciously lying to yourself and others when they ask about your life. And the more you start lying about yourself, the harder it is to find reality again.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.