THE BIGGEST LIARS IN THE ZODIAC
Could it be Capricorn?
Every sign of the Zodiac has the capacity to tell lies. They may do it for different reasons and in different ways, but they all do it. This is part ten of a twelve part series in which we will see how any Sun sign could become the “biggest liar in the Zodiac.”
The Capricorn Liar
There’s no doubt that Capricorns can be excellent liars. Capricorn folks tend to be good at anything they are serious about doing. With their thoroughness and organizational skill the Capricorn liar could probably put one over on the best of us.
Fortunately for us, Capricorn folks don’t typically make extensive use of talents for mendacity. Capricorns set high standards for themselves and one of those standards is usually honesty. For them honesty is about more than just trust. Capricorns like to see the world in neat categories. They seek clarity and order. Lies blur the lines that separate these categories and generally make life messier.
So, what would cause a cautious and orderly Capricorn to lie? Well, Capricorn is an Earth sign and all Earth signs are subject to powerful physical appetites. Greed, lust, and all the sins of the flesh have a strong appeal here. Capricorn people typically respond to these urges with staunch self-discipline, but sometimes they slip up. Their lies typically come out of the unwillingness to admit, even to themselves, that they are subject to the same human failings as everyone else.
Tiger Woods (born Dec. 30, 1975) had his life neatly organized. On the golf course his efficiency and skill seemed superhuman. To the public he presented a squeaky clean persona, while at home he had a stable marriage with a beautiful wife. But his fame and lifestyle brought temptations and Woods couldn’t resist creating another compartment in his life, one filled with charming young women. The revelation of his many extra-marital affairs scuttled Woods’ marriage and forever tarnished his image. And, as the structure of his life fell apart, so did his golf game.
There’s often a tragic quality to the lies that Capricorns tell. No sign suffers more when their falsehoods are uncovered. It is almost as if they relish the guilt and delight in punishing themselves. So the fall of a Capricorn liar can be a spectacular and sad thing to watch.
So what about your experiences with Capricorns telling a lie? Do any examples stand out that fit the classic description of Capricorn?