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How He Acts When He's Lying To You, By His Zodiac Sign

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 How A Man Acts When He's Lying To You, By His Zodiac Sign

Trust is the bedrock to any good relationship. And when you start to wonder if you can really trust everything he says, it's heartbreaking.

 No one likes being lied to. It really hurts knowing that someone who had the opportunity to tell you the truth decided to lie right to your face instead. Lying is something that is always a conscious choice. It's not something that happens accidentally – you either choose to lie to someone or you choose to tell them the truth.

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The reason we lie can vastly vary, too. Some people lie because they're just trying to save face and look like the good person (self-serving lies), while some people lie because they're trying to be nice and spare someone else's feelings by telling them the harsh truth (kind-hearted lies).

No matter what the reason is for lying to someone, it's important to remember that you're still lying to them. Sure, you might think you're doing it for a good reason, but you're still very much choosing not to tell them the truth. Of course, I'm not here to pass judgment, I'm just here to set the record straight.

I lie about things just like everyone else – both kind-hearted and self-serving lies – and I don't claim to be any better than anyone else. But one thing we can all agree on is the fact that everyone lies. You might be an honest person at heart, but everyone has lied to someone at least once or twice in their lifetime.

Unfortunately, it's just what happens. While we can't always protect ourselves from lies, we can learn how to tell when other people are lying to us, based on their zodiac sign. Sometimes, it's as plain as day. I know that I am a terrible liar.

I can feel myself totally slipping into "not very convincing" territory whenever I lie, no matter how simple or harmless the lie is. Other people, however, are pros at lying. It can be very hard to tell when these zodiac signs are lying because it comes as easily to them as telling the truth.

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How they lie with a straight face, I'll never know. But whether they're an awful liar or a great one, everyone has their own tells. Some are physical tells – like twitching, fidgeting, or changes in vocal pitch – while other tells are like inconsistent storytelling and someone accusing other people of lying to get the heat off themselves.

If you know someone pretty well, there's a good chance that you will be able to tell when they're being truthful with you and when they're lying. And if you don't know someone that well yet, knowing their zodiac sign sure can help. Just like each horoscope sign has their own unique personality, they also have their own tells that let other people know when they're lying.

Knowing what astrology says about lying and zodiac personality traits just might come in handy one day. Here is how to tell if he's lying to you, according to his zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries likes being known as someone you can trust. When he starts lying to you, he wants to make it seem as convincing as possible without letting you know that he’s not as honest as you thought. You can tell Aries is lying to you because he starts acting really vague.

It’s not so much that Aries usually shares a lot of details when he’s being honest, but he feels like if he omits as many incriminating details from his story that he can convince himself (and you) that he’s not lying to you. If he says “I forget” or “ummm” a lot when talking to you, he’s lying.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is a pretty cut-and-dry kind of guy. He’s not into fluff or details when he usually tells stories, so when he lies, he tries to remain as nonchalant and normal as possible. When a lie is important for him to keep straight, he will continue to repeat the same story over and over, using the exact same words, to prove he’s innocent.

Call Taurus out on his lying and you’ll see his stubborn side come out. He’ll probably get frustrated and say, “No, I’m not lying to you…” before repeating the same story, using the same details again. We get it, you rehearsed this in your bathroom mirror ten times, now start telling the truth.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is a straight-up liar, so let’s get that out there first. If you’re wondering whether Gemini is lying to you or telling the truth, always err on the side of caution and go with lying. I mean, hey, if he’s not, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. But if he is, you can say you saw it coming.

Not only does Gemini get nervous when he starts lying (wringing his hands, shifting eyes, body twitches), but he also keeps changing his story. If you notice any inconsistencies in his story, don’t try to give him the benefit of the doubt and think that he just forgot a detail the first time around. No, girl, he’s lying.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)


When Cancer actually works at making his lies convincing, he can be pretty persuasive. I mean, no one wants to think that their precious, innocent Cancer is a liar, amirite? The thing is, he can get pretty comfortable in thinking that he’s being persuasive, which can make his lies seem more and more unconvincing.

You can tell when Cancer is lying to you because his stories stop adding up with who he is. Do you really see Cancer, a notorious introvert, doing something crazy and outlandish out of the blue? His story might say as much, but we all know that’s not what a real Cancer would do. You better check his facts because there’s a good chance he’s lying to you.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)


Leo is obviously very confident in himself, so it’s common for him to get loosey-goosey with the details of his lie if he thinks he can get away with it. When he gets too confident, though, it turns into arrogance, and then you really see what Leo is like when he’s not being truthful.

When Leo lies to you, everything just feels off. His stories seem a little unbelievable, but you don’t always know what Leo is capable of. You might question his details, but he’ll probably just shrug and tell you that you’re being ridiculous. You try to tell him that you don’t believe him, and he makes it seem like one big joke. In general, if you feel suspicious, he’s probably lying.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is one of the more thorough and detailed zodiac signs, which is usually a good quality to have, but when it comes to lying, it just makes everything more complicated for him. When you’re telling the truth, you don’t have to think too hard about the amount of detail you’re putting into your story, but when you’re lying, details count!

When Virgo is lying, he puts way too much detail into his story. He wants to sound as convincing as possible, but all he’s doing is making his lie sound more absurd. Less is definitely more when it comes to lying (especially for him), but he just can’t seem to hack the trick to sound legit enough.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra doesn’t like what lying leads to, but clearly not enough for it to make him stop lying. Libra will lie if it makes people like him more, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have to deal with the consequences of lying, no matter how pure his intentions are.

You can tell Libra is lying to you because he’ll start avoiding you. Libra hates confrontation and owning up to his mistakes, so after lying, he’s most likely going to avoid your texts and phone calls, avoid making eye contact, and most importantly, avoid you for as long as humanly possible.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

The only thing Scorpio hates more than not being taken seriously is getting caught in one of his manipulation tactics. Scorpio likes to preach that he only wants the most honest of people in his life, but he seems to have no problem lying to his friends and family if it helps him stay secretive and in control.

Scorpio likes to think his lies are foolproof and convincing, but that’s not always the case. You can tell he’s lying to you because he’ll get defensive if you try to pick apart his story. Expect him to go so far as to accuse you of lying to him just to throw you off his trail, or for him to get unreasonably angry when you ask him an innocent question.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius will lie to your face and be able to get away with it because he knows how to cover his bases. This isn’t his first time at the Lair’s Rodeo, which means he’s not dumb enough to leave an obvious trail for you to follow and bust him. Now, don’t get me wrong. Sagittarius can be brutally honest, but he can also lie with such ease that it’s scary.

Why is it so easy for Sagittarius to get away with a lie? Because you’re so used to seeing his brutally honest side that you can’t imagine a Sagittarius who isn’t telling the truth. But while his mouth is doing all the lying, his body language is what will trip him up. Look for awkward body language in Sagittarius, like moving too much, not moving at all, and trying to keep his hands busy.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn doesn’t like to lie because lying is petty, and he likes to believe that he is above all the pettiness that comes with being untruthful. That doesn’t mean he won’t or can’t lie. It just means that he prefers not to. Why lie when he can tell it like it is? Capricorn doesn’t care if the truth hurts your feelings, anyway.

Capricorn is the toughest zodiac sign to catch in a lie. He can do it so well that you just assume he’s telling you the truth. Capricorn will only willingly lie out of disrespect. He doesn’t like you enough to be honest with you, so he’ll lie because it doesn’t matter. If Capricorn has any tells, it’s trying to make you feel dumb for thinking he’d lie to you by using condescending language.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius likes to believe that he’s SUCH a good friend that he’d never stoop so low as to lie to your face, but he can actually lie quite a lot. For him, every lie comes with a justification, which means that, in his eyes, it’s okay. If he thinks it will spare your feelings or that it’s for the greater good, he’ll lie. Really, all he’s doing is lying right and left.

When Aquarius lies, he becomes even more aloof than he is. He’ll be pretty vague with the details because he hasn’t put any thought into keeping his lies convincing. Expect him to hesitate when you ask for more information and try to change the topic to something he does have information about. Something’s fishy here...

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Catching Pisces in a lie is like backing a scared animal into a corner. You’re going to get one of two things: A very scared Pisces or a Pisces that lashes out at you. Either way, it’s a lot to handle.

When Pisces is lying to you, he can be pretty convincing - at least, if he feels like he can get away with the lie. Otherwise, it can be very overwhelming and nerve-wracking for him to keep a secret from you. When he’s caught in a lie, however, he might try to blame you for “making” him lie in the first place or get angry and start bringing up things that don’t have anything to do with the current situation at all.

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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.