“The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection…”
Carl Jung was one of the early adopters of Freud’s ideas for understanding and applying the hidden messages set free in the unconscious mind to better understand human behaviors in the field of psychology. He was a big believer in the collective unconscious. How does this relate to astrology? I found the following information in exhaustive detail here.
“Archetypes are images and themes which have universal meanings across cultures which may show up in dreams, literature, art or religion. Jung believes symbols from different cultures are often very similar because they have emerged from archetypes shared by the whole human race which are part of our collective unconscious. For Jung, our primitive past becomes the basis of the human psyche, directing and influencing present behavior. Jung claimed to identify a large number of archetypes but paid special attention to four.”
In our case, these symbols are the astrological signs that direct and influence human behavior. Some of you may doubt the validity of horoscopes but there is no denying specific traits attributed to certain people based on their birthdate. If you happen to be friends or lovers with a Scorpio, Gemini, Pisces, Libra, or Cancer beware! People born into these specific astrological signs have a tendency for dishonesty. I checked out this brief recently getting into the reasons why these signs prefer to tell an outright lie over a transparent truth.
If you’ve fallen in love with a Scorpio I don’t know how to help you. There is no denying this sign’s innate magnetism but Scorpios are big liars. You may have felt the harsh scorpion sting of an ex or old friend when you’ve wronged them. Scorpios can be highly manipulative and deceitful when covering their tracks and this toxic personality trait only gets worse when you’ve hurt someone born between October 22nd to November 21st. Unless you are extremely close, I wouldn’t trust a Scorpio with sensitive information as they are likely to weaponize it against you or stretch the truth to put you in a bad light.
Gemini’s are duplicitous by nature, as seen in the twin figures depicting the sign in horoscopes. They place second for signs who are the biggest liars since they usually get caught. Gemini does not have a powerful “poker face” so they are usually caught in a lie before it does too much damage. This type of dishonesty is less insidious since it wasn’t covered up that well in the first place and usually they fib to protect themselves, not to injure other people.
The third biggest evader of the truth on this list is anyone born a Pisces. If you celebrate your birthday from February 19th to March 20th we are officially on to you. The kind of deception Pisces engage in are usually lies to manipulate friends or partners into doing what they want. They are not very likely to meet you in the middle to compromise and they’ll lie to your face until you’re convinced to do what they wanted you to do the entire time. In fact, they’ll convince you it was your idea all along! They’ll go so far as fabricating a story to gain sympathy under false pretense.
Libra’s come in at number 4 on this list for a few reasons. They tend to be habitual liars continuously dramatising tales to appear more interesting to strangers. These sorts of lies are less harmful but when Libra’s get caught, which they often do, due to the volume of their lies, friends have a hard time determining what’s fact or fiction. Do you know this person at all? A foundation of any good relationship is built on trust so it’s best to stick to the truth, Libra. We’ll still find you absolutely fascinating on your own accord, we promise.
This sign usually tells a lie in order to protect the feelings of someone else. They are known as one of the many peacekeeping astrological signs and they are willing to stretch the truth a little bit to spare someone else the embarrassment of an uncomfortable truth. When an Aquarius lies isn’t to bolster their ego, harm someone, or hide something damaging from a loved one so that is why I put them at the end of this list. White lies like this tend to be way less harmful overall.
Look, I’m not saying lying here or there is bad altogether. Sometimes a white lie can help preserve the peace and keep a work environment less hostile when your coworker asks your honest opinion on their new haircut. It’s ok to stretch the truth a little because who is really nailing that self-cut quarantine coif they looked to YouTube for guidance these days anyway? Obviously, the truth is preferred when you are in a long term relationship with someone built on trust and feeling safe to share the darkest corners of your mind. It can be a fun exercise in examining human behavior, where we fall short, and how we can do better on a case by case basis for the future.