Everyone lies a little now and then. For most of us, it's nothing more than a white lie - usually told to avoid causing someone else pain.
While many people are uncomfortable with the idea of outright lying to someone, for others, it's just a matter of perspective. What some consider to be a lie, others think of as 'bending the truth for the greater good.' The trouble starts when that "greater good" serves no one but the liar.
Most people know a liar when you see one, but if you know their zodiac, you might have a better idea about where they stand on on the black and white (or grey) of truth telling.
See what your zodiac says about your truth-telling abilities below!
Aries : March 20 – April 19
Rarely a liar. An Aries has no fear of confrontation and for the most part their confidence keeps them honest. If they have no reason to fear what another person thinks about their truth, why bother hiding behind a lie?
If they do lie, it's usually to save someone else's skin, rather than their own.
Taurus: April 19 – May 20
These people are fiercely honest. They aren't afraid to hurt a person in the short-term with the truth because they know it is better than to hurt them in the long-term with a lie.
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Gemini: May 20 – June 20
Watch out for Geminis, they are very good liars. Although they justify it by operating in that infamous grey area.
For them, the truth has many facets, so what might be true for a Gemini, may not necessarily be true for someone else.
Nothing is black and white - you prefer to operate in shades of grey.
Cancer: June 20-July 22
Careful with a Cancer. They don't lie, but they don't always tell the whole truth either. They're a little more mysterious than most, and some can resort to manipulating the truth to suit their needs.
They don't necessarily do it out of malice, it's just part of their character.
Leo: July 22 – August 22
Although not typically liars, but they definitely are know to exaggerate the truth. These are the people who tell fish tales - "it was THIS BIG!"
They lie to get other's attention, or to get themselves out of a sticky situation. They're not typically great liars either, so oftentimes, it backfires on them.
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Virgo: August 22 – September 22
Probably the least likely to lie. In fact, this sign hates to do it.
More often than not, this sign thinks of others before themselves, so if they lie, it will be to protect another person at the cost of their own integrity.
They're terrible liars, they can be quite nervous doing it.
Libra: September 22 – October 23
Librans lie as a defense mechanism. They only do it to get out of a confrontation, or if they're feeling indecisive.
Since this sign hates conflict, they'll lie if it can get them out of a controversy. They often lie prematurely, before they've even thought about what they're saying.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
A Scorpio lies to protect themselves - especially their vulnerable, emotional centers. When they tell the truth, they often feel 'naked' and exposed to others. Like their Libra cousins, they lie to escape reality.
Sagittarius: November 21 - December 21
They're optimists who believe in the mantra "fake it until you make it." To them, it's not exactly 'lying' as it is just manifesting destiny.
Sagittarius will lie if they feel that the truth will hurt someone, or to make someone feel better about themselves. Like a few other signs, they'll lie to get out of a sticky situation.
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Capricorn: December 21 – January 19
It's not typically in their nature to lie, but a Capricorn will do it if they have to. They are a dutiful sign, so if their friends or family are at risk, a Cap will gladly like to protect them.
They won't make up tall tails or exaggerate the truth in order to brag about their achievements though a Capricorn hasn't got time for that.
Aquarius: January 19 – February 18
An Aquarius will lie if the ends justify the means. If lying gets things done, they'll do it. These are the kinds of people who believe that all's fair in love and war - including lying.
While not necessarily deceitful, this sign takes a more logical approach to lying: they usually believe that, if it is necessary for all parties to move on, a lie can be a good thing.
Pisces: February 18 - March 20
Being a bit on the dreamy side, Pisceans have a difficult time pinning down exactly what the truth is. They're not outright liars, but they aren't hard and fast truthers either.
Pisces people prefer to remain ambiguous - they're open to multiple interpretations of the truth. This way of thinking can be great when it comes to group projects, but terrible when it comes to honesty in one-on-one relationships.