6 Zodiac Signs Who Like To Play Devil's Advocate

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6 zodiac signs who like to play devil's advocate

"Vanity. My favorite sin." I quote this because every time I hear the phrase "Devil's Advocate," I think of Al Pacino in the movie of the same name.

What is this and what does playing devil's advocate actually mean? Well, if we break it down, it basically means the devil's lawyer and that translates as someone who speaks for the one we all assume is up to no good. If you advocate for the devil, well... we can assume you're up to no good as well.

But the zodiac signs who enjoy playing devil's advocate know this all too well. And using astrology as our guide, we can pinpoint exactly who they are, possibly in attempts to steer clear of their debating skills.

Some people are naturally driven to speak for others. This might be nervy, as not everyone wants someone to advocate for them. But still, there are people who simply want to argue for the sake "fairness."

A devil's advocate could be a Holocaust denier, giving the benefit of the doubt to the idea that maybe a Holocaust never happened. While that would make them a heinously irresponsible person, in the mind of the devil's advocate, all opinions are worth considering, without personal attachment.

Some of the zodiac signs bring out this need to be the devil's advocate in situations. Usually, this odd and specific trait comes with the signs who like to argue, and interestingly enough, those who advocate devilishly tend to also crave justice and balance. Who are these advocates?

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are argumentative. And for the sake of argument alone, they will engage fully in something they might not even believe in just because they can.

"Because I can" is one of the Aquarian mottos and it basically allows them to steamroll over the opinions of others. They'll hear you out, but as primo devil's advocates, they are planning their counter-response as they listen to you.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

When you are Gemini, you're already in two places at once, and this twin logic has them always open to knowing the truth of the matter. This means that if there's another opinion, or another circumstance to look at, they will, and in depth.

Gemini takes a very long time getting to the bottom of things, and as devil's advocates, they will make sure no stone goes unturned in their investigation.

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3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

If there were one devil's advocate, it would be Libra. And why? Because Libra is representative of the scales, of justice and balance.

To get that balance, that peace, that just state of mind, one has to weigh all options. If one side doesn't get attention, it is Libra's aim to give that attention so that all sides are heard in a fair manner.

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4. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries are not only argumentative and analytical, they happen to also make great lawyers, so assuming they make great devil's advocates is a given. Aries will be the one to take the side of the bad guy just because they believe even bad guys need a fair shake. Aries make for good defense lawyers.

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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Well, the Bull is right up there with the type of person who could be considered a devil's advocate. Taurus is pushy, and if they believe there's two sides to a story and they are ready to advocate for one of those sides, then they will fight tooth and nail to give that side a hearing.

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6. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Pragmatic and fair, this workaholic sign sees the concept of devil's advocate as a rational choice and a must if one is to be seeing clearly, whether in love or business.

Conversations with Capricorns are all about watching them size things up in their eyes. They are always alert and always advocating for groups that have no way to voice their own argument, devil or angel.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.