In the world we live in, it's easy to be skeptical and doubt everything. Maybe it's because we grow up reading, watching and listening to all those magical stories about incredibly super-cool characters that we're trying so hard to be like in all possible ways, at any cost, only to discover the real world is not as nearly exciting as being an immortal elf living in Rivendell.
When it comes to astrology, it's all the same. The astrology as a study has been vastly used and misused, interpreted and misinterpreted, translated and interpolated, so it's rather difficult to separate myths from reality. Over the course of many years, we come to believe certain things about ourselves according to the zodiac to be true, when in fact, they are not.
While some characteristics for your zodiac sign may not be any more wrong for you, there are others which seem to describe you just perfectly. There's an old adage saying “Behind every myth, there's some truth” and today, we're about to shed some light on all those myths and truths for every sign of the zodiac with the goal of revealing the truth that lies behind every myth.
Myth: Love being angry and getting into conflicts on a regular basis
Many mistake the attitude of Aries towards life when it's not treating them right for loving fights and conflicts. Aries never does something they don't like. If you force an idea on them, damn right they'll get into fights and show you no mercy. But they don't go around and start a fight with just anyone.
Truth: Respectful and loyal towards those who respect them
When an Aries is provoked, they choose no means to express their disagreement, but if you respect an Aries, they will respect you too. They are not very good at channeling their own emotions, which is why they often express them via verbal actions perceived as confrontations. Once you come to realize you respect each other, Aries becomes one of your most loyal people in your life.
Myth: Extremely lazy and love food
It is often said that people born under this sign are lazy and a bit sluggish. Given the fact that their tendency to work the hardest of all zodiac, this is only a myth. There are not many signs of the zodiac that can work as hard as Tauruses to achieve their goals. Also, it is widely believed that they love food more than any other sign of the zodiac.
Truth: Hard-working individuals who always get the finest things
On the contrary of the myth, Taurus people are hard-working individuals who spare no energy to get exactly where they want in life. These perfectionists never settle down for less than what they think they deserve, which rewards them with all the luxurious and fine things they desire. It's safe to say that, Tauruses never take the easy way.
Myth: Two-faced and fake
The dual nature of Gemini earned this zodiac sign reputation of two-faced people, of which one face is almost always described as evil or fake. Due to this reason, Geminis are often mistrusted and perceived as disloyal.
Truth: Highly adaptable and fun to be around
The truth about Geminis is that they are incredibly fun people and can adapt to just anyone and any surrounding. Their thirst for knowledge stimulates constant growth, which is why they can approach everything from different perspectives. Geminis know that it's not always rainbows and butterflies.
Myth: Incapable of being independent and fighting their own battles
Due to their sensitive and emotional side we all know of, Cancers are considered to be unable to stand up for themselves and be completely independent. This is known as one of their biggest weaknesses, but it's not true. Cancers are among the most resilient people of the zodiac and they can surely put up a good fight for themselves.
Truth: Resilient individuals who can deal with all kinds of situations
As aforementioned, Cancers are tough cookies. Besides their sensitive side, they have the strength to deal with any sort of situation. They are also determined individuals who never give up and fight hard for what they seek. They will go beyond their abilities to bring justice.
Myth: Egocentric who never has self-doubts
The proud Leo is always putting themselves and their needs first, because they don't care for anything and anyone else in this world – that's the myth about Leos. While Leos do indeed leave an impression like they really don't care, as all other people, they have a fair share of insecurities too, because they're not alone on this world.
Truth: Can be sensitive about what others think about them
As all other signs of the zodiac, Leos can be insecure and sensitive of what others think. They may never show it, but deep down they experience a genuine desire to be liked and adored by others, which sometimes leads to over-worrying about how others feel about them. Leos are incredibly selfless for people they truly care about.
Myth: Angry and hate everyone
For some reason, Virgos have earned reputation as anti-social people. It is a common belief that they hate everyone, get angry very easily and are shy to open up to people. When a Virgo feels comfortable around someone, they are exceptionally fun to be with and thanks to their analytical mind, you can have some of the most intellectual and most geeky conversations with them.
Truth: Need some time before they open up to someone new
The truth is, Virgos need some time before they feel comfortable enough to open up to someone new and start a real conversation. Compared to most zodiac signs, they do require more time to warm up to new people, because they are usually shy.
Myth: Fake, inauthentic and manipulative
In order to keep the balance, Libras often rely on their game of manipulation and use lies to cover up the bitter truth. While this myth is not completely a myth as Libras do use some small, harmless lies to spare someone's feelings, they can be honest, authentic and reliable when it comes to important stuff.
Truth: Cautious individuals with a constant thirst of finding compromises
These diplomats are cautious when something concerns the feelings of others and they often get out of their comfort zone just so they can bring people together and keep everyone happy. They will never turn you down for an offer they don't like. Instead, they will find a way to meet you half way as finding compromises is one of the things they do best.
Myth: Cold and distant people who all they think about is sex
Truth be told, Scorpios are indeed a bit cold and distant people and often think about naughty sexual activities, but that's not all about them. With Scorpios, you have to work hard for friendship or relationship, as they are not easy to put their trust in other people. Once you earn the trust of a Scorpio, rest assured you have a loyal and trustworthy ally for a lifetime.
Truth: Big romantics and trustworthy people
On the contrary of the popular myth, Scorpios are actually very romantic which gives them a high, healthy sexual drive. Also, despite resembling an image of a cold and distant people, they can be incredibly trustworthy and loyal if you give them the needed time and have the patience.
Myth: Up for an adventure and parties 24/7
The optimistic and adventurer personality of Sagittariuses has earned them reputation as people who are always in the mood for parties, gatherings, outgoings and all sorts of adventures. But they too can have bad times and turn down an invitation for adventure. If you have never noticed a Sagittarius in a bad mood, it is only because they have an incredibly capacity to disguise it.
Truth: Cover negative feelings and discontent
Since Sagittariuses strive to have a positive life all the time despite knowing it is difficult-to-impossible, they often cover the negative feelings they're experiencing by acting positive. Despite their optimistic approach towards life, bad times are bound to happen. Unless you're very close to them, they will refuse to show their genuine feelings and act positive instead.
Myth: Practical and boring
These individuals tend to act serious most of their time, which is sometimes perceived as being boring. They like to keep their things practical and do not improvise much. But that doesn't mean they are boring and can't have fun. Once you give them a real chance, you'll soon realize how fun they can actually be.
Truth: Hard-working and fun-loving individuals
Capricorns have a hard-working attitude and goal oriented mind, as they are long-term thinkers who want to move closer to achieving their goal every day. “Work hard, play hard” is their motto. If you haven't seen the fun-loving side of a Capricorn, you know nothing about their mentality.
Myth: Have heart of solid stone and know nothing about emotions
Aquarians can sometimes find it hard to relate to something or someone and leave an impression as if they are emotionless beings. Due to this, it is widely believed that their hearts are made out of solid stone and they're incapable of experiencing emotions. They may not be easy to verbalize their emotions, but they are incredibly deep thinkers and fully capable of experience emotions at their finest.
Truth: Kind and emotional individuals and deep thinkers
If you have never got closer to an Aquarius, you have no idea how kind and caring people they can be. They choose their own company very carefully, as these deep thinkers calculate and question everything and everyone before feeling free around. As an air sign, they often live in their heads and can be silent.
Myth: Crazy personality
Pisces have an incredibly crazy personality; so does a myth tell. They make decisions like no other and they live their lives their own way. That is often misunderstood and so Pisceans are labeled as crazy. The real reason is that they operate on a different frequency from all others and see the world much differently.
Truth: Escapists who will do everything to avoid negative vibes
Although practical by nature, Pisces keep their hopes high all the time. These dreamers prefer to escape from this world and live in the clouds, especially when there is negative energy that Pisces so desperately try to avoid. Instead of facing negative energy and the cruelty of the real world, they simply go to their imaginative world and stay there for a while.