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The Most to Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs

Updated: Jul. 15, 2024

Who will be there for you in a pinch? Find out the most trustworthy zodiac sign—and who might not show up when you need them.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Where Does Your Sign Fall
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Which is the most trustworthy zodiac sign?

You’ve just had dinner with a potential new partner, or maybe you’ve met a pal who you think could be your new bestie. They seem on the up and up, but can you really trust them? Try looking to the stars to see what the zodiac reveals. Does the person’s birthday fall in the date range for the most trustworthy zodiac sign—or the least? “Zodiac signs are a wonderful way to consider who you are and what you need, to learn about yourself and therefore learn about other people as well,” says astrologer Nadiya Shah, author of Of Ravens & Dragonflies: Outer Planet Transits Through the Houses in Astrology. “Zodiac signs can help you understand some core strong points about others and ascertain how compatible you’ll likely be.”

But trustworthiness encompasses several dimensions, so when it comes to assessing the most trustworthy zodiac sign, ask yourself a few questions: Can they keep a secret? Will they be there for you in a pinch? Will they always tell the truth? Can you trust them to complete a task on time? People are complex, so a person might be totally trustworthy in one way … and not so much in another. Those nuances may be especially important in certain work situations, with friends or when determining zodiac compatibility with a love interest.

Aside from wondering who you can rely on, you’re probably also curious where your sign falls on the trust spectrum. We asked Shah and astrologer Guadalupe Terrones to lay out the strengths and shortcomings of each of the zodiac signs when it comes to different types of dependability and truthfulness in various relationships. To find out where you and your friends rank, scroll through the 12 zodiac signs below, listed in descending order from most to least trustworthy.

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The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Virgo
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Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22)

Sturdy, reliable and honest, Virgo is the most trustworthy zodiac sign of the bunch. Their detail-oriented minds make them sticklers for punctuality, as well as great keepers of secrets and promises. “Virgo’s ability to be attentive to detail isn’t just about what they are noticing in you—it’s about self-awareness as well,” Shah says. “They are aware of the reasons being trustable matters to them, and they see the value of promises they might make. By understanding the nuances of what they’ve said, they are likely to not give themselves excuses to break those promises.”

Since they remember almost everything you tell them and are honest almost to a fault, they are also excellent advice-givers. “They’re very thoughtful,” Terrones says. “They’re always going to tell you the truth. Sometimes those truths can be a little harsh, but they’re really just trying to help you. They don’t feel like the opposite would benefit you in the long run. They want you to improve.”

And Virgos aren’t just good friends—their attention to detail is their greatest zodiac career strength, which makes them trustworthy co-workers as well, and perhaps the most respected zodiac sign.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Taurus
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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

An earth sign like Virgo, Taurus also ranks high on the scale of the most trustworthy zodiac signs. “They naturally have this air to them that is stable, grounded, reliable and practical,” Terrones says. “They’re the rock of a relationship or friendship.”

But while your Taurus friends may always be in your corner, they may not always be the most straightforward communicators. An angry Taurus, for example, can be passive-aggressive and may not come right out and tell you what they’re feeling. “Taurus is a sign ruled by Venus, the goddess of love,” Shah says. “Their desire for harmony and ease can sometimes make it hard to be straightforward or talk about challenges in a meaningful way.” Often, they assume you should know what they’re feeling or what you did wrong without them having to say it directly. Meanwhile, you may feel their indirectness is inconsiderate. Asking them pointed questions about their feelings without being defensive can help them open up.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Aquarius
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Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)

People born under this sign are trustworthy, mostly because they are highly objective. To an Aquarius, the smartest zodiac sign, truth is a matter of fact, not necessarily of morality. As a fixed sign, located in the middle of the season and thus very stable, Aquarius also has a reputation for being especially stubborn, Shah says, and this rigidity shows up in terms of ideas. “Aquarius is a scientific-leaning, rational sign, so they can sometimes have difficulty understanding the difference between empirical truths and emotional truths,” she explains. “Empirical truths can be measured and calculated, but when it comes to our emotions and deeper motivations, we as human beings can be more complicated than a simple formula would allow.”

Taking into account these nuances can be challenging for some Aquarians. “People can rely on them, but relating to them on an emotional level is hardly ever achieved,” Terrones says. “They’re like the scientific version of trustworthiness.” This incredibly intellectual sign may not lie, but they may have a tough time understanding the ins and outs of personal matters, so figure out what type of guidance you need before confiding in them.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Cancer
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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

A caring and loyal sign, Cancer can be trusted to be there when you need them the most. Often described as the homemaker of the zodiac, Cancer can provide sanctuary and support in the worst of times. They’ll be a shoulder to cry on after a bad breakup or the first one to come to your aid when a loved one is in the hospital. “Cancer can be deeply sensitive because they are so caring—if they love you, they will feel it within,” Shah says. “They will cherish it and be loyal to you.”

Like Taurus, though, this sign can waver a little when it comes to communication. “They tend to be passive-aggressive,” Terrones says. “Their emotions are more trustworthy than what they say.” Whereas an Aries will tell it like it is (more on that below), Cancer will make you read between the lines. “Think about the symbolism of their sacred animal, the crab: It has a hard shell on the outside, but the underbelly is soft, and they run sideways instead of in a straight line,” Shah says. So if their feelings have been hurt, it’s hard for them to let other see it. “That hard shell means that they’re really good at putting on a mask,” she adds. “They think that for other people to know the depths of their hurt, it might mean giving away some power.”

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Scorpio
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Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

Scorpio is a secretive sign, but that doesn’t make them malicious. “They’ll never wear their heart on their sleeve,” Terrones says. “They’re the water sign you’ll probably have to be really intuitive with because they’re so private.” A Scorpio won’t be the first to offer advice or opinions, or even make themselves readily available to you. Ironically, though, “Scorpios just might be the sign that can feel things the most,” Shah says. “They can’t help the intensity of their emotions. Scorpios know that when you live life fully and let yourself feel all of it, it’s going to have moments that bring hurt.” Because of this, it can be hard for Scorpios to let other people in and become immersed in an emotional journey where they have to surrender some control.

That being said, “once you get past the icy barrier, they’re probably one of the most trustworthy zodiac signs,” Terrones says. Loyal no matter what, Scorpio will keep your secrets as if they are their own and protect you as much as they would themselves.

“One of the great lessons for Scorpio to learn is that when you truly trust yourself, you don’t need to know whether or not someone else is always going to be trustworthy, because whatever happens, you’re going to be OK,” Shah says. “That can be really hard but also rewarding for them.”

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Leo
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Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)

If Leo loves someone deeply, their loyalty will never be in question. “They’re always going to do what’s best for the other person,” Terrones says. They are romantic and love grand gestures, both during the pursuit and when they have you securely in their grasp. There is no one quite as affectionate as a devoted Leo. However, this fire sign may sometimes burn too brightly with their passion. “They’re dramatic,” Terrones notes. “They’re the actors of the zodiac. They can exaggerate and hyperbolize anything, so take their passion with a grain of salt.”

Leo wouldn’t consciously lie to get what (or who) they want, but don’t confuse eagerness and embellishment with true love and commitment. “Leo takes place at the time of year when we are in the height of summer in the northern hemisphere, when the sun is brightest, strongest and most visible,” Shah says. “Similarly, Leo is like the middle of summertime: obvious and inviting, glamorous and bold.” Their zodiac sign’s color is attention-getting orange, after all. And because each Leo has their own unique way of bringing forward this sense of unapologetic shine, some might be more prone to using words to create that heightened feeling of drama.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Sagittarius
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Sagittarius is a great friend who will be straightforward and frank, but they may not always come from a place of understanding. “Sometimes they can be kind of dogmatic,” Terrones explains. “You know what their beliefs are and what their opinions are.” Translation: You can always turn to a Sagittarius for honest advice, but it may not always be helpful because this sign can have tunnel vision. “Sagittarius is an especially philosophical sign, interested in gathering experience and finding fundamental truth,” Shah says. “But they can often confuse empirical truth and subjective truth.”

It may feel like you’re being judged, not heard, even if that is not their intention, so you may not always feel safe sharing your thoughts with Sagittarius. “I have found that when Sagittarians are unhappy, when life feels stagnant or doesn’t have healthy forms of adventure, they can become rather self-righteous and judgmental,” Shah says.

Punctuality is also not usually their strong suit. “Can you depend on them to get up at 7 a.m. if you have plans? Probably not,” Terrones says.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Aries
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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Aries is one of those signs that can be reliable in some circumstances but not in others. They might be the most honest zodiac sign—sometimes too honest—but they may not always be there. “If you consider trustworthiness to be more about reliability, punctuality and keeping plans, then Aries is less trustworthy,” Terrones says. “They are quick to get excited about something, and also quick to not be excited about that same thing a few minutes later.” Still, there’s something very honest about Aries knowing what it is that they really want to do—and that also means often being aware of what they’d rather not do.

Unfortunately, whether it’s a project you’re working on together or a romantic relationship, Aries’s hot-and-cold attitude doesn’t provide much consistency. “They can be passionate during the chase, but get bored if there’s not constant excitement,” Terrones explains. “I don’t want to say [they have a] wandering eye, but …”

With Aries, sometimes you’ve got to let them be spontaneous. “It’s not that they don’t value making plans with others,” Shah says. “It’s just that something else might’ve popped up that got an instant reaction from them because it’s something that seems more fun, or maybe they tell themselves something is urgent when it’s actually manageable.” So if you find an Aries being flaky or changing plans at the last minute, try thinking of more interesting things to involve them in, especially the kind of thing that gets their adrenaline going.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Pisces
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Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20)

What’s it like to be in a Pisces friendship? The compassionate Pisces will always be there for you—in principle. Getting them to be there on time, however, is a different story. “In terms of practical matters of reliability and dependability, they’re not always in the right place when you need them,” Terrones says. “But in terms of loyalty and emotionally, they’re always going to be there for you.” People of this sign tend to be creative and have a romantic outlook on life, so where Aquarius will paint an accurate picture of a situation, Pisces is likely to give the Picasso rendition of it. “Out of the water signs,” Terrones concludes, “they’re the [least] trustworthy, just because they’re in their own little world.”

Because romantic Pisces sees the world through eyes of fantasy, fairy tales and aspiration, “they see others for the most elated potential they hold, rather than who they might actually be,” Shah says. “When they meet someone new, they’re really hoping this could be the one, so they’re looking for evidence of that and are unable to accept when the other person is showing signs they might not be that person.” This hope and fantasy can make it seem like they’re not being as honest about others as you might hope them to be.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Capricorn
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Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

Capricorn, whose zodiac element is earth, can be practical to a fault. Ambitious Capricorn will do what is best for them in any given situation—which isn’t to say that they can’t be trusted … but be aware that they can be indifferent. “They are trustworthy in terms of long-term relationships and friendships, but they can put themselves over the other person,” Terrones says. Also, be aware of where you stand in the friendship hierarchy: This sign will prioritize established relationships before new bonds. The good news is that Capricorns tend to be obvious about their (lack of) personal investment. “It’s not hard to tell when you should trust them and when you shouldn’t,” Terrones notes.

Because Capricorns know what they want and what they’re aiming for, they’re honest about their own self-interest and personal truth. “They have the ability to understand what truly matters to them, what goals they desire to achieve and what steps are going to get them there,” Shah says. “Capricorn has an understanding of where they have to get to in a larger sense, and it’s not easy to take them off the path that they might be on.” Still, it may be hard for them to be openly truthful about it with others, especially if they think it might hurt someone’s feelings.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Libra
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Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

Are Libras loyal? Theirs is the sign of balance and fairness, but ironically, that doesn’t necessarily equate to trustworthiness. “This sign is going to see two sides to an argument,” Terrones explains. “They’re always going to ask for other people’s opinions, and they’ll sometimes put those opinions before their own.” This makes it difficult to parse out what a Libra truly believes and what is just a regurgitated thought. Shah adds that this can also make them indecisive—and frustrating in moments when you’d prefer them to make a decision.

It’s not that Libras are fundamentally dishonest; it’s just that they don’t always shoot straight. But “once they’ve grown out of that, they have a very close relationship with the truth,” Terrones says. A Libra who is steadfast in their beliefs and honest with themselves will be the same way toward others. Their loving nature means they desire to know peace with another person, says Shah, and they may be the sign that’s happiest when in a relationship.

The Most To Least Trustworthy Zodiac Signs Gemini
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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

“Gemini is hilarious to talk about in this way because they get the reputation of being the least trustworthy of all the zodiac signs,” Terrones says. “They’re able to hold two truths within them at the same time, constantly playing devil’s advocate for themselves and for others.” For this reason, Gemini (aka the Twins) are often called “two-faced.” While this sign can be duplicitous, though, it is not always their intention—and it’s unfair to call them the zodiac’s biggest liar. Rather, it’s their love and need for change that makes them less reliable. “Geminis may show you one side and then completely flip it around and show you things in themselves that you didn’t even think could be there in this person,” Shah says.

Plus, “they inherently have a strong sense of changeability and a constant desire for new experiences,” Shah adds. For example, you may have made plans with your Gemini friend to go to the beach in two weeks, but the night before, they might decide there’s a concert in town they’d love to attend instead. This could feel like a betrayal, but wandering Gemini doesn’t see it that way. “This sign needs a lot of freedom,” Shah says. “If you show them enough trust to go in whatever direction they choose, you’ll find yourself being what they choose most.” It’s like the old saying: If you love someone, let them go, and if they love you, they’ll come back. This is a particularly apt zodiac quote for a Gemini, notes Shah, because “once a Gemini truly knows what they want or who they want to be with, they’ll bring that desire for a varied and interesting life into alignment.”

About the experts

  • Nadiya Shah is an astrologer with a master’s degree in the cultural study of cosmology and divination. She’s also the founder and creative director of Synchronicity Publications, dedicated to astrology content, and the author of several books, including Of Ravens & Dragonflies: Outer Planet Transits Through the Houses in Astrology.
  • Guadalupe Terrones is a Brooklyn-based astrologer and reiki practitioner. Her goal is to infuse health and wellness with spirit, as well as uplift the connection between the mind, body and soul.

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