What Each Zodiac Sign Is Most Hypocritical About

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What Each Zodiac Sign Is Hypocritical About

How often do you do what you say: always, sometimes, or never? It’s hard for someone's actions to match their words, which is why we all have a few moments when we’re hypocritical.

We may want to appear to be better people than we are, so we say one thing and do another. It’s not difficult to get up on that high horse of righteousness, it’s just hard to stay up there and still be human. We may know there are things we shouldn’t do and say, and we wish we could stop. But we give into our impulses all while swearing we’d never do that. 

The hypocrite’s tools are lying, evasion, suppression, and a lack of self-awareness. And because we all have a tendency to act this way, the hypocritical zodiac signs in astrology all have specific things that set them apart.

There are those zodiac signs who preach transparency and urge others to be open and honest, but when it comes to revealing their own secrets, they remain silent. They know rationally that it’s better to talk about troubles and worries, but they don’t trust others enough to do it. A hypocritical mindset is one that believes the rules don’t apply to them so they’re not expected to follow them.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries tend to be hypocritical about people taking advantage of them and their talents. But then they'll turn around and use somebody else for their own gains.

They can definitely be part of the "dish it out but can't take it" crowd, and they just don't see how imposing their needs on someone else is just as obnoxious the other way around.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus tends to be hypocritical about people who are stubborn. They are one of the most stubborn of the zodiac signs, but they have trouble dealing with it when someone else is being stubborn.

In their mind, they're almost always right, so why is the other person being so difficult about what they believe? Stop being so stubborn and come over to Taurus' way of thinking

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are hypocritical in the way they advocate directness but then are passive-aggressive in asking for what they want or in expressing an opinion they think will get a negative response.

They've got an easy way to them when it comes to having a conversation, but they feel uncomfortable if the conversation starts going into areas that Gemini is unable to control.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are hypocritical in the way they say they treasure independence and want their partner to have autonomy, but then when their significant other wants to do something by themselves, Cancer gets very clingy and has problems letting go.

The truth is they want to do what they want, but they also want their partner to be there whenever they need them.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos tend to be hypocritical in the way they're natural-born leaders and are always in charge, but they hate it when someone tells them what to do. No one is the boss of Leo, except Leo.

If someone wants to help, they need to follow Leo's orders and not make up their own plan for how they should act. That will only annoy Leo and make matters worse. They know what to do, so don't question them.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are hypocritical when it comes to giving or receiving advice. They aren't unlike Leo in that they don't want any interference in their actions.

Virgos give the best advice and know how to fix almost anything; however, if someone volunteers advice, even if Virgo has requested it, they will never use it. Virgos don't trust that other people's advice is even half as good as their own.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are hypocritical when it comes to being superficial. They can't stand it when they're judged on the way they look, but they do it to others all the time.

If someone says anything that's not a compliment about Libra, they're not happy, but they'll be the first one to comment on how someone else looks.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are hypocritical in the way they hate liars and can't deal when someone lies to them, but somehow they feel it's okay to tell white lie or lie by omission.

Scorpio has a double-standard when it comes to the truth, and this attitude can be dangerous because they aren't the kind to easily let go of things. If the lie is bad enough and Scorpio got hurt because of it, they could retaliate.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians are hypocritical by believing they're thoughtful and diligent. Yet sometimes, they can be ignorant of the stakes for other people.

They'll complain about something and not realize they're hurting someone with their words. They don't do things to be purposely mean, they just tend to be short-sided, careless, and don't take the time to think about what they say before they say it.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are hypocritical in the way they strive to present as calm, but the moment anything goes wrong or doesn't happen the way Capricorn expected it to, they will freak out.

They may not lose it at the time the crisis is happening, but later they will fall apart. The pressure they put on themselves to keep it together in front of others is a hard way to deal.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are hypocritical when they act like they're very spontaneous, but only like things to be done their way without deviation. If someone wants to improvise or experiment, Aquarius is not with it.

These individuals are allowed to be unpredictable and sometimes contrary, but they don't enjoy other people with those qualities.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are hypocritical in the way they say they want to eat healthier and then go out to dinner or order in a lot. Like anybody, Pisces gets tired and sometimes it's just too much effort to go to the grocery store, prep, and then make dinner.

But when they get a meal delivery subscription, they still have to prep and cook when all they want to do is relax after a hard day, so the ingredients go uncooked.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly and I AM & CO. Check out her website or and her Instagram.