Zodiac Signs Who Are Brutally Honest Vs. Who Lie More Frequently

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Honest Zodiac Signs Vs. Those Who Tell Lies More Often, Per Astrology

Can zodiac signs tell which person may be prone to lying and which horoscope signs are most likely to tell the truth? Astrology may seem to think so. 

Let's be honest: we've all lied. But, how often do you lie, and what about? Below I've ranked the zodiac signs in order of most truthful to least.

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It wasn't a simple task, especially because each horoscope sign has their own topic they're more open about. Besides, many of us engage in dishonest behavior without meaning to (more on that later). 

For example, some zodiac signs and their ruling planet placements can give them the edge when it comes to twisting a truth in their favor when needed. Others may be bold and less interested in pleasing you and they are inclined to tell the truth no matter what the consequence may be. 

Take a look below to find out which zodiac signs tell the truth even when it hurts, and those who may be fake and lie to spare your feelings, per astrology, by horoscope date. 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19) The Double-Edged Sword


People under this sign are known for being very honest. Part of this comes from virtue, but a lot of it comes from vice. While the Aries is an exceptional leader, they are also known for being impulsive and aggressive. Still, you can rely on an Aries to tell you the truth no matter what. Just be ready for it.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)-The Timid Truth Teller


Libras value social interaction and fairness above all, and so they’re more likely than other signs to be diplomatic and honest. To them, brutality doesn’t have any place in honesty, but their discomfort with confrontation can cause them to procrastinate rather than diving into a touchy subject.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)-The High and Mighty

Assertiveness and self-confidence enable Leos to be more honest than other zodiac signs. They can be prone to arrogance, so they will often assume they are right without double checking, and have no problem loudly proclaiming whatever they think. Nonetheless, their overestimation makes their truth highly subjective.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)-The No-Filter Friend

This zodiac sign has a widely-recognized sense of humor. The thing is, just like stand-up comics, the Sagittarius lacks a filter. This makes them very honest, even if they don’t have much tact. There’s an exception to this rule though: like the Leo, the Sagittarius can overestimate their capability, although less in the sense of being right and more in the sense of making promises they can’t keep.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)-The Faithful Fibber


Next we have the trustworthy Taurus. People with this zodiac sign are very devoted, both to their loved ones and their pursuits. Therein lies the issue though: a Taurus will prioritize what they perceive as dependability over truthfulness—meaning they’ll likely fib about your outfit looking good, how much muscle you’ve gained, or how serious your mistakes are. There’s no problem accepting the kind sentiment from the Taurus, but take the words with a grain of salt.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)-The Candid Critic


Generally speaking, Virgos are excellent communicators as long as they are given enough time to process. Their communication also tends to be honest, although it’s often not helpful. Virgos are intense perfectionists, and so they’re ready and willing to share their criticisms far more than their compliments.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)-The Fence Sitter


Geminis are highly sociable, value expression beyond all but their variety of interests, and mostly mean what they say. Yet the twin sign is often of two minds, and can be incredibly inconsistent. While a Gemini might say something and honestly believe it one moment, that might change the next moment. Just remember that this behavior isn’t purposefully dishonest.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)-The Proud Pretender


The strategic and pragmatic Capricorn is honest as long as it serves their ambitions. If they so choose they can use their self-discipline to cultivate a habit of truthfulness, but they’re naturally workaholics and ladder climbers. Try to incentivize their honesty if the information you need is critical.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)-The Silent and Secretive


Look, I’m not saying Scorpios are liars, but they are extremely secretive and may not come forward with information immediately. Ultimately this doesn’t stem from malice, but distrust. Sometimes the best way to find out what’s on a Scorpio’s mind is to listen to what’s not being said.        

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)-The Avid Avoider


Why is Aquarius at the bottom of the list? Because they have a striking similarity to the Scorpio above: they aren’t always forthcoming. In the case of Aquarius though, it only applies to their emotions. Expressing vulnerability terrifies them, so they’re likely to just keep quiet.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)-The Major Martyr


The Pisces is the ultimate martyr. As with other zodiac signs, their flaws are often unintentional behaviors. People under this sign don’t mean to misrepresent anything, they just honestly feel victimized by the slightest inconvenience or perceived slight.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)-The Master Manipulator


Because of their remarkable emotional intuition and imaginations, Cancers are prone to being manipulative. They naturally have the skills for it, so it can even be unintentional. That said, they value their social circle and its members, and will remain loyal to you, even if they insist on getting their way. 

Danielle Martin-Jensen is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.