Innocent Zodiac Signs Vs. The Ones Who Act Shady, According To Astrology

Are you naive or just plain shady?

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There is a lot of negative stigma around being innocent these days. Whenever someone calls someone else "innocent" there seems to be an immediate feeling of being offended, as if being innocent is the same as being dumb, incompetent, or gullible.

Likewise, no one wants to be called naive, either. But is it so bad to be called innocent? The opposite of innocent can be anything from shady and underhanded to being hypocritical and a liar.


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Being innocent really just means you're unafraid to be honest and vulnerable – it has nothing to do with your intelligence level, like so many people think.

And if we're being honest, I think we can all list off more than a few zodiac signs who are both very innocent and the polar opposite of innocent, according to astrology.


The most innocent people are the ones who never want to think badly of anyone; they tend to always believe that people are inherently good and kind because that's how they try to be themselves.

They're also the kind of horoscope signs who tend to see the glass as half full and are always looking on the bright side of things.

Of course, there are some people out there who see this kind of innocence as something to take advantage of, which is probably why so many innocent zodiac signs are seen as dumb or too trusting of others. But, being innocent is by no means a bad thing.

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What turns it into a negative stigma – besides not wanting to be labeled as someone actually negative when you're really just harmlessly innocent – is that people don't like the thought of being vulnerable. When you constantly try to see the positive in everything, you set yourself up for vulnerability.

You're basically telling others that you trust them to make the right decisions because you believe that everyone is good. Of course, to a lot of us, that can make it seem like you're being blindly optimistic, even about people you don't even know.

How can you trust someone you don't know? Well, that's the whole point of being innocent: you do because you always try to give people the benefit of the doubt.

And when it comes to yourself, being innocent means being honest and letting your guard down; something that can be hard for people to do, especially if they're used to locking away their true feelings until they really get to know someone.


So, while many people equate innocence with being gullible and childish, innocent people are a lot stronger than we think – and we should all be down for learning something new from different zodiac signs.

So, keep reading to find out just how innocent each of the zodiac signs is (vs the ones who could be considered as shady), according to astrology, by horoscope date. 


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is the first zodiac sign of astrology, which means she's also the baby. Because she has such a new and innocent way of thinking, she's often labeled as naive or childish. While she can be child-like at times – opting to be bossy and can be cranky when she doesn't get her way – she definitely doesn't let that make her look stupid.

Aries' innocence comes from choosing to always be herself, no matter what the situation is. She would rather be honest about the kind of person she is instead of being sneaky, underhanded, or lying to get her way. She knows that her bossy nature can get her what she wants just as much as being sneaky, and she'd rather stick with her innocent way of handling things.


TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus never wants to be known as the zodiac sign you can't trust. She spends a lot of her time making herself known as a very real, down-to-earth person who you can come to for anything. Taurus is very careful and deliberate in everything she does, so what you see is what you get with her.

Taurus' innocence comes from this open honesty. There will never be a time when you're around Taurus and it feels like you don't know who you're with. Her ability to let her true self shine through everything she does is what makes her most innocent. In love, life, and friendship, Taurus is honest, kind, and safe.


CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer may be the crab of the zodiac – always hiding under her protective shell – but she still has a soft underbelly that describes just how vulnerable and innocent she can be. She won't always show you her vulnerable side, choosing rather use her claws on anyone who gets too close, but anyone who knows Cancer well enough knows that this is just a front.

Cancer is most innocent in love. She's the kind of zodiac sign who would rather be blissfully ignorant in love than have to worry about all the realities that can come with it. For some, this might seem way too hard to do, but Cancer is surprisingly good at it. Call her crazy, but you can't deny that she has this innocent love thing down pat.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is another zodiac sign that is innocent in love, but her innocence isn't intentional. She's a dreamy, "out there" sign that doesn't really waste her time thinking about things that don't concern her. She would much rather do everything she can to enjoy all that life has to offer as innocently as possible than let herself worry about things she can't control.


Pisces' innocence can often be mistaken for naivete because she spends so much time with her heads in the clouds. She might already know all of this, but she also knows that her innocence isn't really hurting anyone, so there's no reason for her to act like someone she's not just so she isn't labeled as naive and innocent.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is one of those zodiac signs that take things at face value. She always tries to be as honest and upfront as she possibly can because that's just the kind of person she is. She isn't naive by any stretch of the word, but she can still do most things with innocence and honesty.


Virgo is also what could be considered a "good girl". She's not the kind of person to go out of her way to rebel or do things just because she's knows it's bad for her. She might not always be the most innocent sign of astrology, but she certainly tries to be good when she can. Her innocence is most seen in her personality.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is not as innocent as she looks, but she does hide her not-so-innocent side very well. She's the kind of zodiac sign who can show one side of herself to some people and another side of herself to others. You might not always know which side is the real her, but that's just the way she likes it.

Don't get her wrong, Aquarius is a very open and friendly person, but she also puts up her innocent side when she wants to protect herself. She doesn't like people poking into her life and will pretend to be more innocent than she really is just to throw you off her trail a little bit. Sneaky.


LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

All Libra ever wants in life is love and balance, and she'll go to great lengths to achieve just that. She might look innocent on the outside, but inside, her brain is working overtime to make sure that she can float through life without disturbing the waters.

In reality, Libra can be very manipulative. Because she wants everything to be perfect and fair all the time, she's willing to manipulate a situation in her favor. Luckily for her, her not-so-innocent behavior is not-so-obvious, so she's able to get away with almost anything she wants.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius does most things blindly; just flying by the seat of her pants and moving from one thing to the next. For her, this is the ultimate way to live – not with a bunch of commitments and responsibilities hanging over your head.

Sounds like a nice way to live, but it's really just Sagittarius' way of proving that she's not innocent. This flaky behavior of her doesn't really mean much to Sagittarius, but to everyone else trying to make plans with her and get her to commit to something, it's just annoying to know that she's not always who she says she is.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is not the most innocent zodiac sign of astrology, but only because she's so honest about it. By that, I mean that Capricorn knows that she won't always get along with everyone and won't always take the high road in life, but at least she's honest about her loss of innocence.

Capricorn can be very unforgiving, especially when she really wants something. But rather than try to play the innocent card and get you on her good side, she'll show you that she's a force to be reckoned with and that she'll do whatever it takes to come out on top.


LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is another one of those zodiac signs that is a force to be reckoned with. When she sets her eyes on a new goal, there is nothing and no one who can steer her away from it. She also knows that it's much better to be known as the zodiac sign who's cutthroat than the one who uses her innocence to manipulate people.

Leo's anti-innocence comes from the aggressive way she does a lot of things. Don't get me wrong, Leo is incredibly kind-hearted and courageous, but that doesn't make her any more innocent. She still goes after whatever she wants in life, even if that means being a little more aggressive and a little less innocent about it.


SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio hates opening up to others unless she knows that they won't judge her or make her feel uncomfortable. And even then, there's a good chance she'll keep her business to herself anyway – even if you are really close to her.

She is not at all innocent because of this, and she doesn't even try to hide it. Scorpio's secretive and manipulative behavior to shake people off her trail is what makes her one of the least innocent zodiac signs out there. If she were more upfront about how being honest makes her feel vulnerable, that would be a different story. But knowing Scorpio, that will never happen.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is by far the least innocent zodiac sign there is – especially when she's being two-faced. She isn't the twins of astrology for nothing! Her hypocritical attitude about almost everything isn't just exhausting, it's also very frustrating to deal with.


Gemini also has a problem with lying – or twisting the truth. She just wants people to like her, but that doesn't make it any less of a problem when she constantly changes her story to make herself look like the good guy. All of this lying and manipulation is as anti-innocent as you can get.

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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.