It is a known fact that honesty is not always the best policy in certain cases. Telling white lies in order to avoid the risk of hurting someone’s feelings may be the best thing to do when you are dealing with someone who is quite sensitive. For instance, if someone bought a new outfit and asks you if you think they look good in it, what do you say to them if they look terrible in the outfit? Do you believe that honesty is the best policy, tell them the truth, and ruin their day? Or do you lie to them, tell them they look great and their good mood stays intact?
That is based on whether you believe that honesty is always the best policy. But most people do not, and there are times when they have to pull a Pinocchio. When they have to lie, they will all behave in a certain way. How do you behave when you tell a lie? That will be based on your zodiac sign, so let’s find out.
Aries – Avoidance
Aries, the cardinal fire sign is known to be quite blunt and it is quite rare that those with the Aries sign lie. Therefore, if you ask an Aries if you look good in an outfit, they will likely tell you their honest opinion whether you like it or not. However, if there is a situation that they encounter where they feel they have to lie, they will. But they don’t like lying and will avoid the individual that they lied to afterward. That is because of the fact that the fact they had to lie embarrasses them.
Taurus – They Have to Rehearse the Lie They Have to Tell
Taurus is known to be quite honest most of the time, but they also will likely lie if it spares your feelings from getting hurt. However, other than that, they are usually honest. The only time they will consciously lie is if they want to get out of something. Therefore, because Taurus is not known to be a good liar, they need to rehearse the lie they have to tell. For instance, if someone invites them to an event they really don’t want to go to – then they will think about the lie to tell to get out of it. They will literally rehearse the lie they will tell so they appear to be better liars than they are.
Gemini – They Are Expert Storytellers
Gemini is an air sign which means they are expert communicators. They know very well how to talk themselves out of things and therefore, they will not hesitate to tell a lie if they must. They won’t give off a vibe of embarrassment or shame if they lie. They will tell a lie the same way as if they were telling the truth about something. However, just because they don’t hesitate to lie does not make them excellent liars per se. If Gemini says in one conversation that they were in two different locations doing two different things at the same time, then which part is true and which part is not? Because it is just not possible to be at two locations at the same time. You cannot be both at a bar and at work at 10:30 am.
Cancer – Eye Contact Is Poor
If there is anyone who will avoid being honest with you to spare your feelings, it will be Cancer. Cancer is naturally very empathetic and nurturing, and this cardinal water sign is known as the mother of the zodiac. Cancer will also not purposely tell a lie but if it saves you from being upset, they won’t hesitate to do it. However, at the same time, they will refuse to look you in the eye as they lie, and after they lie. With that being said, it is very easy to tell if a Cancer is lying to you or not.
Leo – They Make You Feel Guilty for Doubting Them
Leo has no qualms about lying to you if it gets them what they want. However, whether or not they are telling the truth or a lie, they will not react well if you doubt them at all. If you show any doubt to a Leo based on anything, they tell you, then they will do whatever it takes in their power to make you feel guilty over doubting them. Even if you still doubt what they say after they angrily ask you over and over again How can you not believe me?, you will end up apologizing just to get them off of your back.
Virgo – They Will Believe Their Own Lies
Virgo, like Taurus, given that it is an earth sign does not like the idea of lying. However, the difference is that Virgo, unlike Taurus will give you their honest opinion even at the risk of hurting your feelings. However, if a Virgo does enter a situation where they have to pull a Pinocchio for one reason or another – they will think up a lie to rehearse. The thing is that they will become so good at telling the lie that they will end up even believing it themselves.
Libra – Complete Avoidance
Libras are all about wanting balance and fairness so they are known to be the type to stay honest as much as they can. In other words, they don’t like to lie. But there are times, like anyone else, they need to lie or stretch the truth. And if they do, they will be too shameful for being dishonest with you and will avoid wanting to face you at all costs after telling that lie. Remember that Libras dislike conflict as well. That is why they will play the avoidance game after lying.
Scorpio – Experts
It is not that Scorpios are not honest. But if they have to be deceptive, they will not hesitate to be that way at all. They are masters at keeping secrets, and if they have to lie about something, they have no qualms about it at all. They can tell a lie if they must the same way they tell the truth. Their reasons for lying will always have to do with protection. That is whether they protect themselves or someone who they love for whatever reason.
Sagittarius – They Struggle to Lie
Sagittarius is known to be the blunt ones of the zodiac. They are known to be honest to a fault. In fact, you don’t want to ask a Sagittarius if you look good in your new outfit if you don’t want to hear a painfully honest answer that you may not like! However, if a Sagittarius ever has to tell a lie for whatever reason, they will keep it short, won’t elaborate, and will disappear after. It is not that Sagittarians dislike lying. They are just really bad at it because they are too truthful by nature.
Capricorn – They Are Transparent
Capricorn is not the type to lie at all, and they prefer to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. But if they come into a situation where they have to stretch the truth, then they give it away. They struggle so much with telling any type of lie that they give the fact that they are lying away so much. If you catch them in a lie that is very easy to do, they will not deny it either.
Aquarius – They Are Amazing at Lying
Aquarius is so creative and innovative that they can tell a fake story that sounds incredibly believable. Therefore, unlike Capricorns, Aquarians are so fantastic at storytelling that you would not at all know whether they tell the truth or a lie. Aquarians can easily fool those who normally see through lies as well.
Pisces – They Stand by Their Lies
Pisces is not the type to purposely lie even though they are known to not be in touch with reality. However, if they are ever in a position where they have to lie, they will either be experts at it or terrible at it to the point that they are so transparent. However, regardless of whether they are good or bad at it, they will stand by their lies no matter what. They will even stand by their lies in years to come to the point that they will believe them as well.
Everyone does lie at some point in their lives for one reason or another. Even those who are known to be extremely honest people do find themselves having to stretch the truth if they are cornered into a position to do so. However, if you always wondered how well or poorly you lie, your zodiac sign says it all. And if you don’t resonate with it, then consider your Moon and rising sign as well. Everyone knows that lying is wrong, but sometimes you are left with no choice other than to do to it. Honesty is not always the best policy in every case.