Do you believe that honesty is the best policy, or are you happy to tell outright lies in order to avoid getting in trouble?
Do you sugar coat it when you need to share hard truths, or do you actually like to see how people respond when they are confronted with difficult news?
Honesty means lots of different things to different people, and we often use this as a measure for how much we can trust others.
Your Zodiac sign might be able to tell you quite a bit about your innate relationship with the truth and your approach to honesty.
Aries, Sagittarius, and Scorpio tend to be the most honest signs, all brutally so. The first two don’t see the point in lying, while Scorpio values honesty above all other things.
Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius tend to tell the most lies. But usually not to be malicious. They will tell white lies as the situation demands, and soon find themselves caught in elaborate webs.
Let’s take a look at the honesty style of all the different signs, ranked from most to least honest.
Aries are so confident within themselves that they never feel the need to lie about what they are thinking or what they are doing. If you can’t accept them exactly the way that they are, they consider that to be your problem.
At the same time, Aries isn’t very good at reading people or tuned into the feelings of others. This means that they also won’t tell white lies to spare the feelings of others.
While they can be refreshing in some ways, it can be a little shocking to hear such blunt truths and opinion.
Much like Aries, Sagittarius is just so confident with who they are and what they are doing that they just don’t feel the need to lie about things.
They might occasionally exaggerate to make their stories seem a bit more exciting. But their stories usually are just as exciting as they make out, and they won’t outright lie.
Sagittarius also won’t lie to protect the feelings of others, and this goes as far as them not even feigning interest in someone if they think that they are dull.
Sagittarius tends to believe that life is too short to waste on anything like that.
Scorpio has a reputation for being honest to the point of brutality. They take delight in sharing harsh truths, and even using them as a weapon to test or to hurt other people.
They also expect honesty from others, and will be the first to call someone else out in a lie. Nothing breaks their trust quicker than being lied to.
Scorpio isn’t at the top of the list, because while they are always scrupulously honest, they are also highly secretive.
While they do believe that omission is as bad as a lie, this applies more to other people than it does to themselves.
Capricorn is another scrupulously honest sign. They never give their word on anything unless they mean it. So, it can be hard to extract promises from Capricorn.
Capricorn is very disciplined, and they are good at sticking to a plan and saying no to temptation, so they rarely have a reason to lie. This is part of the reason why they find it difficult to understand and accept the lies of others.
They can be brutally honest when it comes to telling home truths to others. But they are also highly secretive and prefer people to stay out of their business. While they won’t lie to avoid others, they will shut others out.
Confident Leo is another sign that doesn’t feel the need to lie. They believe that people will accept them as they are. Though they do have a tendency to exaggerate or boast.
Some people may think that Leo lies when they say that they are prepared to tackle a certain task for which they have no experience. But Leo firmly believes that they will figure it out as they go along and land on their feet, so they aren’t lying in their eyes.
People born under this sign tend to believe that honesty is the best policy when it comes to their dealings with others. But they also know that how you say something is as important as what you say.
Leo will use tact in order to keep people happy when breaking difficult news.
Caring Cancer believes that good relationships are built on trust and honesty and they try to live up to those ideals in their day-to-day life.
But they also know that people aren’t always ready to hear the truth and that revealing some secrets can be destructive rather than healing. In these situations, they will choose to maintain the integrity of the person they love rather than stick to a policy of strict honesty.
They also care a lot about their role within their community and how other people see them. This might lead them to tell small lies to present themselves in a better light, especially about anything of which they are ashamed.
Pisces is a very trustworthy sign. They are always as a good as their word and they would never betray a friend.
But Pisces are also highly conflict-averse and they will bend over backwards to keep the peace. This can include hiding things that might be hurtful to telling white lies to smooth over a situation.
They will also never want to tell anyone else if they are unhappy or they are struggling. So, they are among the people who will lie and say that they are fine when then are struggling. Often, they let things get quite bad before they seek the help that they need.
Virgo also believes that relationships should be built on honesty and trust, and they would never lie about the important things in life.
They also have a strong moral compass, which makes them compelled to take ownership when they feel like they have done something wrong.
But Virgos also tend to be deeply insecure within themselves. For this reason, they build up an image of a perfect version of themselves behind which they hide.
Virgo will lie about what they are thinking and feeling to maintain this image of themselves. But they will never tell a lie that they think could actively hurt another person.
Appearances are very important to Taurus, and they put a lot of time and effort into maintaining theirs. They don’t like to be ridiculed or made fun of.
Taurus will lie to maintain the illusion of themselves that they have created. They will hide things to make sure that other people don’t think badly of them.
They also know the importance of getting other people on side in order to get ahead, and will certainly twist the truth if it means that they can build a better relationship with someone that they consider important.
While Aquarius might get some pleasure from “dropping a truth bomb” and making someone come face to face with home truths, this is an extension of their passion for intellectual sparing. They don’t tell these truths because they believe that it is the right thing to do.
People born under Aquarius believe that everyone is their own individual, and they don’t owe each other anything, including the truth.
They don’t have any problem telling small lies to keep people out of their business. But they also won’t be offended if someone does this to them.
But people born under Aquarius do tend to see themselves as morally superior to others. So, they will tend to refrain from lying about the big things, as they see themselves as above this.
While Libra isn’t a calculated liar, if they think that it will benefit them in the moment, they will let a lie slip out. Though they will probably also feel bad about it later.
People born under Libra have a deep desire to be the centre of attention and to be liked by everyone. They will lie to order to make sure those things happen.
Because they don’t plan their lies, they often find themselves in the position where they can easily be caught out. They may get caught up in increasingly elaborate webs of lies in order to protect a lie told earlier.
While Libra are often discovered in their falsity, it is hard to stay mad at them as it never comes from a place of malice.
While it might be unfair to call Gemini liars, they do tend to have a fluid relationship with what they think is the truth. In their minds the lines between reality, wishes, and dreams are quite fluid.
Gemini also tend to let people down a lot, as they get distracted and forget their commitments to others. They will often tell white lies to smooth over the conflicts that can arise as a result of this.
People born under Gemini also change their minds about things a lot. So, they might tell you something one day in the honest belief that it is the truth, but by the next day they have already changed.
Again, Geminis lies are never told from a place of malice, but it can still be challenging for the people that care for them the most.
Are You Honest?
So, are you from one of the honest signs or are you born under a sign with a more complicated relationship with the truth?
It is important to remember that telling the truth is a choice, and you can always choose it, even if it is not your natural instinct.
Also, the old saying that honesty is the best policy is not always true. When you choose to use honesty as a weapon, it can leave behind just as much damage as a lie.