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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 three of a twelve part series in which we will see how any Sun sign could become the “biggest liar in the Zodiac.”

The Leo Liar

Leo people are far too proud to stoop to telling falsehoods. After all, lying implies that one is afraid of the truth and Leo is afraid of nothing. So you can always count on unmitigated veracity from your Leo friends; as least as long as they’re talking about anything other than themselves.


Things get complicated when the Leo person is called upon to tell the truth about him or herself. After all, Leo folks have to think about their image and the expectations of their audience. An exaggeration here and there, an unfortunate misstep that is forgotten or left out; these are not really lies. They are more like narrative devices that emphasize the larger truth of just how wonderful Leos really are.

Not everyone agrees with this approach. Some people actually want Leo to admit to being less than perfect and reveal to the public all their weaknesses and failings. As much as in possible, Leo ignores these niggling critics. The truth has its values, of course, but the show must go on.

The most famous Leo liar of our time is no doubt Bill Clinton. Even as many of us have come regard his presidency as “the good old days,” it is still hard not to identify Clinton with the scandal caused by his affair with Monica Lewinsky and by his pathetic (some would say impeachable) attempts to evade the truth.

cllinton 72Clinton’s reaction to the scandal was typical of a Leo caught in a lie. First a categorical denial, then the parsing of words and definitions and finally a reluctant confession followed by a shrug and a bout of forgetfulness. In his autobiography the matter of his infidelity rates little more than a paragraph. Apparently, for him, even this most public of scandals was nothing more than a momentary distraction.



So what sign would you call "the biggest liar in the zodiac"? Would it be Leo? Go to comments an let us know.

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