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The 4 Most Genuine Zodiac Signs, According To An Astrologer

Sincerity is their middle name.

Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, and Aquarius are the most genuine zodiac signs.
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Astrology has a way of holding a magnifying glass up to our attributes, unique style, and motives. By learning what each planet symbolizes in your birth chart and how cosmic events like Mercury retrograde affect your zodiac sign, you can better understand yourself and ultimately express yourself in the most genuine way. Generally speaking, a person’s true colors tend to show up when life throws a curveball, but for the most genuine zodiac signs, authenticity is their default setting.

In astrology, house placements reveal a lot about a person’s genuineness, but they can only be calculated using an online tool if the birthday, birthplace, and exact birth time is known. For example, your first house, aka your ascendant, represents the area of self and manifests in how we assert ourselves. If you have a self-assured sign (hi, fire signs) or a sign who values uniqueness (looking at you, Aquarius) stationed in this house, it’s likely others can depend on you to be genuinely yourself.

Don’t know your exact birth time? No worries. Looking at your moon sign — which is possible to determine without a birth time — is also a good indication because your moon sign represents your private self. If staying true to oneself is important to the sign stationed in your moon sign like Aries and Capricorn, it’s safe to say you’re the sincerest of the bunch.

You can also look at your Mercury sign as a way to define your sincerity. “Genuineness is closely connected with communication because being genuine means saying sincerely what you think or feel,” Yana Yanovich, astrologer for the Nebula app, tells Bustle. Being able to fully express honesty from your heart of hearts via your Mercury placement is not only brave, but it’s also a sign you take authenticity seriously.

Read on to find out if you’re one of the most genuine zodiac signs.

Aries Zodiac Signs (March 21-April 19)

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You’re ambitious and overzealous at times, Aries, and you love to go after what you want while staying true to yourself. “Aries is the zodiac sign ruled by Mars,” which is a planet of motivation, anger, battle, and physical passion, Astrodim, TikTok-famous astrologer and host of the My Bed and Astrology Podcast, tells Bustle. “These fire signs allow their passions to lead them, so if they feel the inclination to do something, it will be done.”

Your genuineness is also heavily credited to your first house ruler, aka the house of self, which symbolizes your core identity, and is understood as your ascendant placement — meaning staying true to your word is important to you. “[Aries] is known for being straightforward and direct. They don’t bother with any niceties or dress up unpleasant things they want to say and so often they are labeled as ‘rude’. In fact, Aries just wants to make sure the meaning of what they’re trying to say is not lost under the coating of sugar that some expect them to put on it,” explains Yanovich.

Cancer Zodiac Signs (June 21-July 22)

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You’re as genuine as they come, Cancer, and that’s because you’re ruled by the fourth house of origins, so you value your roots. You’re also ruled by the moon, which governs our innermost selves — and because you spend a lot of time on self-improvement, you see the value in being authentic and proudly embrace your sincere personality, quirks and all. “It’s important for Cancer zodiac signs to express their feelings, whether it’s with trusted people or by themselves,” says Astrodim. “Due to Cancer's emotive nature, they can’t help but be genuine about their feelings!”

Your ability to fully realize your emotions, as well as your own, gives you the ability to stay in alignment with your values by being honest about yourself and your moods — even if being vulnerable is difficult. “[Cancers are] the empaths of the zodiac and are always sensitive to other people’s feelings. They understand how much disappointment can hurt when you discover someone’s not who they appear to be or that someone has lied or betrayed you,” explains Yanovich. “Cancers carry emotional wounds deeply and for a long time — so they would never want to be the reason for similar pain for others.”

Capricorn Zodiac Signs (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

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Cap, you’re upfront and honest about your intentions. You hold traditions close to your heart, which makes you equal parts sentimental and genuine. Others can rely on you to be frank and speak the truth at all times, even when it’s uncomfortable. Because you’re ruled by disciplined Saturn, you’re known to lead with a sense of purpose and responsibility. “Capricorns want to see the people they care about morph into the best version of themselves,” says Astrodim. “Unbeknownst to most, the sea goat is a deeply emotional sign. Once they feel comfortable enough with others, they will be true and genuine with their emotions, but it just takes time.”

Being a supportive coach for others is only a fraction of what makes you authentic, Capricorn. As an earth sign, you have a schedule to adhere to, and being disingenuous isn’t in your planner. “[Capricorns] are pragmatic and practical, concerned with the optimal functioning of things,” explains Yanovich. “And lying or being fake takes too much energy and time — energy and time Capricorn would rather spend achieving more sensible goals.”

Aquarius Zodiac Signs (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

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When it comes to being authentically yourself, you take the cake, Aqua. You’re notorious for being a bonafide oddball, who values independence and originality. As the only zodiac sign that’s ruled by Uranus, the planet of shock and disruption, you’re not afraid to cause a disturbance. “Aquarians are known for thinking about concepts and breaking them down to its bare bones to have a full understanding of it,” says Astrodim. “Once they make up their minds, they’re sticking to it, sometimes even to their detriment.” Because Aquarians are super genuine with their logic, thoughts, and ideas, it’s almost unheard of for an Aquarius not to act out of sincerity.

If you have an idea or proposition that seems out of step with the rest of the group, you have no problem with doing things your way — you value staying true to yourself. “The rebels and revolutionaries of the Zodiac generally care little what others think of them. They might not go out of their way to make someone dislike them but they won’t do the opposite, either,” says Yanovich. “They enjoy expressing their unique individuality and so wouldn’t try to be someone they’re not because that can actually affect their uniqueness.”

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