How To Forgive A Liar (Even If You Can Never Forget), By Zodiac Sign

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How To Forgive Someone After Being Lied To, By Zodiac Sign
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Forgiveness isn’t easy for everyone but is still something we should all at least try to work on.

For some zodiac signs, forgiveness comes easily. Whether these zodiac signs forgive and forget is one thing, but learning how to not take everything to heart is another.

On the other hand, there are zodiac signs who have a hard time forgiving others, let alone trying to forget they have been lied to.

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These are the zodiac signs who will tell you everything is cool but still bring up what you did to them weeks or months later in a fight.

These zodiac signs tend to think that they are owed something and won’t forgive you until you apologize for something specific.

Have you ever found yourself asking someone to say sorry for something, but you won’t tell them exactly what they should be sorry for?

Even when someone is in the same ballpark, we still sometimes want someone to be thorough and specific in their apology. There’s just something about having a personalized apology that makes it feel more authentic to us.

For some zodiac signs, simply apologizing for hurting their feelings is enough. They’re more than happy to put the whole thing behind them.

For other zodiac signs, it has to be thought-out and really good for them to even consider forgiving you. It can be confusing if you don’t know which kind of zodiac sign you’re dealing with.

Another thing that’s weird about forgiveness is the way we as people forgive people nowadays. Apologizing seems to be the same no matter what year it is.

We have definitely moved away from saying things like “I forgive you” and “apology accepted” to phrases that seem a lot vaguer and non-committal.

Think about the last time someone apologized to you. How did you respond? With an “I forgive you” or with something more along the lines of “it’s okay” or “no problem”?

What is it about the directness of saying “I forgive you” that makes us feel so uneasy or awkward?

We’ve definitely moved to a more casual way of speaking to each other as a society, but is there more to it, or am I just overthinking things?

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Just because your response to an apology sounds non-committal, does that make it any less meaningful to both people?

Forgiving people isn’t always easy, and neither is asking for forgiveness, but just like we all have our reasons for why it’s so hard.

We also have our reasons for wanting to learn how to be better at forgiving and forgetting, no matter what our zodiac sign is.

Here is how to forgive a someone one even if you can't forget, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

The way you can forgive a liar, Aries, is by letting go of all the anger that comes with being betrayed by someone. You can be a hothead at times, but you generally don’t hold onto those negative feelings for too long.

Your best bet is to let yourself be angry – because you have been lied to, after all – but not to hold onto those feelings forever. Feel it, then let go. You CAN forgive and forget, but you need to actively work on making that choice.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You may be able to forgive, Taurus, but you really aren’t that great at forgetting. There’s just something about remembering what other people have done to you that you wouldn’t give up for the world.

The way you can forgive a liar is by putting yourself in their shoes. You like to think that you’re infallible, and above mistake, which is why you have a hard time letting others off the hook. But if you think about how the other person feels (and how sorry they are), maybe you can become better at forgiving AND forgetting.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

One of your best qualities is communication, Gemini. You are so good at getting your point across and letting people know how you feel that it’s a wonder you haven’t started charging other zodiac signs for a master class in the subject.

The way you can forgive a liar is by using your superior communication skills. Tell them exactly how this experience has made you feel and why you’re unsure about letting the whole thing go. Even if it still takes you a while to forgive them, they will at least know what’s going on in your head.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

As a water sign, it can be hard for you to separate your emotions from the facts, Cancer. This isn’t always a bad thing, but when it comes to choosing whether or not to forgive a liar, it can make you a little more biased (and inclined not to forgive).

That said, your emotional side can still be helpful in learning how to forgive a liar. Try using your empathy to see things from the other person’s perspective. It may still be hard, but your compassionate nature can help you understand and forgive.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

You’re a fire sign, Leo, which means that when someone betrays you or lies to you, you can blaze with anger for a long time. In fact, it can take quite a long time until you start to feel like yourself again and can even think about forgiving that person.

This anger can completely blind you from being the bigger person and forgiving a liar. Instead of getting hung up on the lie, try being more thoughtful and intentional in the present.

Stop thinking about how your future is going to change without this liar in your life, and start thinking about how to vocalize how you’re feeling right now so that you can focus on more important things in the future.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You have so many great gifts, Virgo, one of which is being able to forgive and move on. You know that life is a learning curve and people are improving all the time. There’s something about starting over with a clean slate after forgiveness that you love.

That said, you have a hard time forgiving yourself when someone lies to you. Is there something about you that invites lies?

Surely, you need to work on being a better person, right? The amount of blame that you put on yourself when someone else lies to you is crazy. You’re a work in progress, too. Learn to forgive yourself before you can forgive others.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Any experience or situation that tips the scales of peace and harmony can drive you crazy, Libra. You are the kind of person who is always in “damage control” mode when there’s even the slightest bit of chaos because you can’t imagine living in a world that isn’t happy and perfect all the time.

One thing you tend to do often when trying to keep the peace is forgiving liars before you’re ready to forgive.

Learn how to be a little more selfish – so that you don’t sacrifice your own happiness and peace – before forgiving someone just because you don’t like how uncomfortable it makes you. Being honest with yourself is hard, but it’s necessary.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You don’t forgive easily, Scorpio, if you forgive at all. As soon as someone betrays you or shows you their “real” side (AKA the side that makes mistakes and lies like everyone else), you are already planning their emancipation from your life.

If you want to learn how to forgive a liar, you have to learn how to let go of negativity. You’re always quick to look on the negative side when someone makes a mistake, but when all is said and done, does that ever really make you feel satisfied? We’re all human, Scorpio, even you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

You tend to think about things “in theory” or “hypothetically” Sagittarius, which makes everything seem a lot easier and simpler than they really are. When it comes to forgiving someone and moving on, you’re one to just shrug and say, “No biggie!” because you hate to dwell on the negative (and you hate to lose a friend).

In reality, though, you should be more honest with yourself. You are definitely known for being honest with others, but when it comes to owning up to how dealing with a liar makes you feel, you tend to stuff those true feelings down.

There’s nothing wrong with not being ready to forgive or wanting to talk it out, but you have to learn how to vocalize that and truly own it.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you have a reputation of being the scary, righteous zodiac sign that will cut someone out of your life the minute they prove they’re not as perfect as you… but that’s just not who you are.

You may have high standards for yourself and others, but you are still humble, too. You are very quick to forgive little lies when they come from people you care about.

Life is too short to get hung up on the little things that aren’t going to matter in a year, and you aren’t someone who likes to hold grudges.

When someone asks for forgiveness for a bigger lie, be willing to open up honest communication and work it out together. You have a big heart, Capricorn, use it for good.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

It can be hard to know when you’ll forgive someone and for what, Aquarius. No one’s head works quite like yours, so it makes sense that only you would know your reasoning for forgiving someone.

You go through all kinds of conversations, situations, and “what ifs” in your head, only to either forgive someone for a lie or cut them off for good.

If you want to forgive a liar (and actually mean it), you need to get out of your head. Your forgiveness should be unconditional, not something someone has to jump through hoops to earn, only for you to take it back after mulling it over for weeks. Try forgiving with your heart instead of your head for once, Aquarius.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

As a water sign, Pisces, forgiveness is in your blood. You are one of the most sympathetic, compassionate, empathetic zodiac signs, after all. When it comes to forgiving others, you tend to do it without thinking twice.

While that’s a great quality to have, it will eventually bite you in the butt. People will start to take advantage of your kindness and use you because they know they can get away with it.

If you want to forgive a liar, sometimes not forgiving them is the way to go. You need to learn how to set emotional boundaries and pick and choose who actually deserves your forgiveness.

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