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How You Act When You're Ready To Have An Affair, By Zodiac Sign

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How You Act When You're Ready To Have An Affair, By Zodiac Sign

Whether you’re an amazing liar or you are the type of person who can barely even pretend to tell a lie, everyone has a tell when they’re thinking about cheating on their partner. Of course, if you are really good at lying, the sign you give off might not be as obvious, but it’s definitely still there.

Likewise, if you are god-awful at lying to your partner, your tell is probably not as subtle. Every zodiac sign has an opportunity to be in a strong, loving relationship. Every horoscope sign is also not immune to falling into cheating on their partner.

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Whether it is a one-time thing that you don’t plan, or you have been unhappy for a long time and cheating seems like the best way to make yourself feel better, your zodiac sign, along with all the other zodiac signs, have the ability to cheat.

That said, each zodiac sign exhibits different behavior when they’re planning on cheating on their partner.

Subtle signs might be guarding your social media and your cell phone more closely, pulling away from your partner during intimate time or deep conversations, and gradually spending less and less time together.

More obvious signs are trying to place blame on your partner, acting totally unlike yourself because you’re afraid of getting caught while being unfaithful, and even denying that you would be the type person to cheat on your partner at all.

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Cheating on your partner doesn’t always have to mean cheating on them physically. While cheating on your partner physically is very common, you can also cheat on your partner emotionally and mentally.

Emotionally cheating on your partner means finding someone else to have those heart-to-heart conversations with and to go to when you want to talk about something that is bothering you.

Mentally cheating on your partner can sometimes be as simple as thinking about your life without your partner, whether that means you’re single or with someone else, or planning to cheat on your partner with someone specific.

All of that said, what one person might think is infidelity might not be a big deal to someone else. That is why it is incredibly important to be as honest and open with your partner from the beginning of the relationship as possible to make sure that cheating and losing your relationship for good isn’t all because of miscommunication.

That will mean having to talk to your partner about some hard topics, but if that means you’re both on the same page about what love and a strong relationship means to both of you, then that can save you a lot of heartbreak and confusion in the future.

And if you do find out that your partner is cheating on you, or if you have been caught cheating on your partner, the signs won’t seem as hard to read (since you know each other so well).

Until then, it is important to know exactly what kind of signs you give off when you’re planning on cheating on your partner, according to astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

When you think about cheating, Aries, you find yourself comparing your partner to others. It might not even be a conscious thing you do at first, but you definitely can't help yourself. Even if there's no one in particular you're comparing your partner to, you still do it.

Whether you've stopped loving your partner for who they are or you're thinking about one person in particular, comparing them to someone else is a big red flag that you're unhappy. If you ever hear yourself say, "Why can't you be more like them?" something is wrong.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you don't really like change; never have, never will. You like the relationship you're in right now because it's comfortable and feels like home to you. Of course, when you're thinking about cheating, it can kind of feel like you're in someone else's relationship, not yours.

Suddenly, you're not so comfortable anymore. If you want to cheat, you'll wish (if you're not vocal about it) that your partner would change for you. You want a different mindset and a different appearance. Why? To fit a new normal, AKA the new person you want to be with.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

You're pretty open and vocal about your social life, Gemini. Hey, it's just who you are. You're the kind of person who has a lot of friends, and you have to make sure that you stay in touch with everyone, right? That said, if you're thinking about cheating, you might not be as chatty.

Usually, your phone is always blowing up; your partner knows that you're a popular person. Now, your phone blows up and you shrug it off. You don't want to bring attention to yourself because you're hiding something. A liked photo, a comment, a private message... who knows?

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you could be totally infatuated with your partner up to the point when you actually cheat on or break up with them. It can come to shock to you just as much as it can to them. But even if you're still kind of in love, you still have tells that you can't hide.

You're usually a very affectionate and loving person. You love to love, but when you're thinking about cheating, you can't help but pull away a bit. Now, you're really uncomfortable about labels and pet names because it'll further define your relationship... the relationship you want out of.


LEO (July 23 - August 22)

You believe in the value of having a rich social life outside of your relationship. In fact, that's one of the reasons your partner likes you so much. Rather than spending all of your time together, you're able to be your own people, have your own friends, and still be in love.

But just because you have a rich social life doesn't mean you're doing good things in it. If you're thinking of cheating, you've probably told your friends that things aren't going well. And that means they are becoming just as distant as you are because they don't want to spill the beans.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, one of the reasons you're such a good partner is because you always focus on the little things. Your partner can always count on you to remember the little things that matter most in your relationship, which shows that you really care.

If you're thinking of cheating, that focus on the little things doesn't really change. It does, however, morph into something troublesome. When things are going south, you tend to get mad at every little thing and even demean your partner. You latch onto the things you know will hurt.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Being in a failing relationship is one thing you have trouble forgiving yourself for, Libra, whether it turns into cheating or not. For you, love is something that is supposed to last forever, but when things turn sour, it makes you feel awful.

Of course, that doesn't stop you from thinking about cheating. Even if you don't go through with it, you are still likely to want to see your partner less and less. You could even be living together and want to spend as much time away from the relationship as possible. It's over, honey.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you are another zodiac sign that has a hard time accepting that a relationship is over, even though you both know it's not going anywhere. If you're thinking about cheating on your partner, you exhibit signs that make it seem like you don't want to go through with it.

You might be incredibly mean and vicious to your partner, but you still hope that they'll be able to save the relationship, even if you don't put in the effort. You might even go so far as to threaten to leave... but you won't actually leave. What is it you want, Scorpio?

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Relationships are a learning curve for you, Sagittarius. And when you feel like you've learned enough from your partner, you're ready to move on. Your idea of true love is being with someone who has endless lessons for you, not someone you can't see a future with.

If you're thinking about cheating, you don't put as much effort into the relationship as you used to. You stop trying to make your partner laugh and you really don't care about making them happy, either. All you care about is moving on alone.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, relationships are investments to you. When you first start dating someone, you do it knowing that the two of you could be together for a very long time. And even if the relationship doesn't last, you still put in as much effort as possible.

When you're thinking about ending the relationship and even cheating on your partner, you no longer care about making the relationship work. This is a failed investment, and you know that you need to cut your losses now while you have a chance. It hurts, but that's the truth.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

A relationship is more than just two people dating to you, Aquarius. When you date someone, you do so hoping to find your soulmate it them. Every relationship is built on a foundation of friendship because that is most important to you.

If you're thinking about cheating on your partner, you don't see them as your BFF anymore; they're just another person. You don't look at your partner with anything but emptiness anymore because you just don't see a future together. Not only are you losing a partner, but you're losing a friend, too.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you know that cheating on your partner is wrong, but you also know that staying with them when you don't feel anything for them is just as wrong. Rather than break up with them without being able to express yourself, you try to find another way out.

If you're thinking about cheating on your partner, the one sign you'll give off is not being able to communication your feelings anymore. What if you say the wrong thing? What if they don't understand? It's all too hard to think about, so you sweep it all under the rug and hope it goes away.

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.