How To React When He Lies To You, By Zodiac Sign

Dealing with a liar stinks.

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No one likes being lied to. In fact, dishonest people are truly tough to love, no matter how long you've been together.

Lying is toxic in any kind of relationship – not just romantic ones.

If you can’t be honest with your significant other, friend, sibling, or whoever, how can you expect them to be honest with you?

In romantic relationships specifically, lying breeds all kinds of additional problems.


You can’t expect to tell a few lies and that be the end of it. Lying destroys trust and respect.

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It also proves that you’re selfish because you’d rather be untruthful than tell your partner what’s really going on.


Clearly, lying doesn’t make you look like a great person. But think about how your partner handles your lies.

For one, finding out that your S.O. has been lying to you is devastating. It can make you feel like it’s your fault that he wasn’t honest with you.

You might find yourself having all kinds of negative thoughts, including ones where you blame yourself for your partner’s lies.

Lying can also make you feel unworthy of love, which is simply not true.

Of course, just saying that you’re worthy of love just because your S.O. has made you feel otherwise doesn’t make things any better. 

You have to know that it’s true yourself before you can really believe it.


And having to deal with lying doesn’t make it any easier.

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One thing you might be thinking is if there is a right way and a wrong way to react when he lies to you, according to astrology.

For some zodiac signs, there’s no question: be honest about your feelings and let him know exactly how much he’s hurt you with his lies.

For other zodiac signs, it’s not that simple.

Maybe it’s because they’re not as in touch with their feelings as other zodiac signs.

Or they’re WAY too emotional that it ends up looking like a hot mess whenever they try to articulate how they feel.

Some zodiac signs need a different strategy than just being honest with their S.O.


If you’re unsure of how to handle things after you find out that he’s been lying to you, you’ve come to the right place.

Astrology can definitely be helpful when you have questions about your relationship.

Here is how to react when he lies to you, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

The most important thing to do when he lies to you, Aries, is be honest with him about how you’re feeling.

It can be easy to make impulsive decisions and just tell him to stick it where the sun don’t shine, but it’s important to share.

When you first discover that he’s lied to you, that fiery temper of yours is going to make you want to start a fight or lie right back to him – simply because you can.


Instead, try giving yourself some alone time to calm down before coming back and telling him how his lying has made you feel.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

One thing you simply can’t imagine is being lied to by someone you care about, Taurus.

I mean, this is someone who you’ve spent so much time with. And for him to just turn around and lie to you? Unacceptable.

Lying can be unforgivable to you, depending on what the lie is.

While his lies can hurt, remember to keep your head and stay grounded when you find out that he’s been untruthful… at least until you decide if you want to cut ties with him or forgive him.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

One thing we can always count on when it comes to you, Gemini, is that you speak your mind.

When you find out that he has lied to you, the first thing you’re going to want to do is call him out on his BS.

While it’s a good idea to let him know that he can’t get away with hurting you and betraying you like that, make sure that you’re calling him out in an intelligent way.

Don’t just lash out and say whatever comes to mind – think before you speak so that he knows you mean business.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

As someone who is all-too forgiving, Cancer, it’s easy for you to shrug off any lies he tells you so that nothing rocks the boat.


You hate to cause problems, even if it means avoiding the real truth.

When he lies to you, the thing you should be doing is cutting him out of your life – especially if he constantly takes advantage of your kindness and willingness to forgive.

Don’t be a human rug, Cancer.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Anyone who lies to you, whether it’s him or someone else, is going to feel your wrath.

You are the friend, partner, family member, whatever who always chooses to be honest with the people in your life.

For people to turn around and lie to you is unthinkable.

You tend to make everything seem more dramatic than they really are, Leo.

When you find out that he’s been lying to you, it's up to you to stay calm and keep the drama to a minimum.


Let him know that this has seriously hurt your feelings, rather than turning it into a soap opera.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

One thing you have a hard time forgiving is liars, Virgo.

Even a small, white lie hurts you because it makes you feel like you’re not worth being honest to.

When you find out that he has lied to you, your first reaction may be to isolate yourself so that you don’t have to deal with it.

What you should do, rather than totally isolate yourself, is give yourself space.

Take some time to decide if the lies he’s been telling are forgivable. 

If they are too important for you to ignore or forgive, before confronting him.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

One thing you absolutely hate, Libra, is confrontation.

When you find out that he’s lied to you, one of the first things you’re going to want to do is forgive him and forget this whole thing. But don’t forgive and forget just yet.

I know you don’t like to make trouble, but you also need to think about what would make you happy.

Ignoring the way he treats you is only going to give him the green light to lie to you even more. Try putting how you really feel, deep down, into words.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Whether you decide to burn bridges over his lies or not, Scorpio, don’t write him off before you have a chance to say what’s on your mind.


As a water sign, you tend to let your emotions make decisions for you.

When you find out that he has lied to you, the first thing you should do is speak your truth.

Let him know all of the emotions that you’re feeling right now,  rather than completely cutting him out of your life.

After you say what’s on your mind, then you can decide if you want him gone or not.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, whether you do it on purpose or not, you tend to treat everything like a joke.

Maybe it’s easier for you to handle things that hurt your feelings.

Perhaps you would just rather not dwell on the serious, but you’re allowed to have feelings, you know.


Finding out that he’s lied to you isn’t a good feeling.

Instead of going to your knee-jerk reaction of joking about it, don’t be afraid to show the emotional, deep side I know you have.

Let him know how you really feel about his lies.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you will always find out the truth, so if anyone has any common sense, they just won’t lie to you at all.

That said, you can’t just say, “don’t lie to me,” and expect people to listen to you that easily.

When you find out that he’s been lying to you, you will most likely want to confront him about it.


You don’t have time to wait for him to be honest with you, so you should just let him know that you know the truth and move on with your life.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

You hate lying, Aquarius, but if you’re feeling especially petty, you might lie right back to him just to spite him.

At the end of the day though, you will most likely still be friends with someone if they lie to you because losing a friend is a lot harder than coming to terms with a liar.

What you should do when you find out that he’s been lying to you is to use your heart (not just your brain) to handle the situation.

You tend to go into autopilot when you have to handle hard matters. 


So it’s easy for you to bury your true feelings deep down so that they’re easier to separate logic from your emotions.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You are an empath, Pisces, which means that you can connect more deeply with people’s emotions than other zodiac signs.

This also means that you know exactly when someone isn’t being truthful with you because you can just feel the change in the air.

When you find out that he’s been lying to you, it’s important not to blame yourself.

It’s okay to be upset, but don’t tell yourself that you deserved it or that you’re not worth the truth.

You’re stronger than you think, Pisces. Keep your chin up.


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