What Deep, Dark Secret do You Hide Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Posted on June 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered what is really found in the depths of your soul? Maybe you wonder this about your spouse or a close friend. Astrology has answers to these questions. Every zodiac sign has two sides. We call them the light side and the shadow side. We all make a great effort to learn what makes us shine in the light in this world. It’s called putting our best foot, or best face, forward.

Do we really know the depths of our shadow side? Not many of us do. Learning more about this can help you to improve on your sense of self, and to learn more about the others in your life. Knowing what is hidden in our shadow side is important, as it helps you to work on those issues, becoming a better person.

When you learn how to do that, you can amplify that light within you a little bit more, and also amplify the light in others too. When you honestly and authentically work on the deep, dark, secret of yours, your light automatically shines brighter. Who doesn’t want that? Let’s take a dive into secrets today and have a look at who you are on the inside. Then stroll over to your partner’s zodiac sign and get to know them a little bit better too!


On the outside, Aries is bright, passionate, flamboyant, adventurous, and very spirited. This zodiac sign is ready to charge into life. Did you know that underneath all of this cardinal sign energy is a sensitive and compassionate person? Even though they appear confident and ready to tackle any challenge, they are more easily wounded than you might think.

Their desire to be number one is the root of this. They won’t put their cards out on the table unless they feel safe and secure with you. If you make an Aries feel like they are your number one, you will get more out of them. Be gentle with them, because they may appear like they don’t care what anyone thinks of them, but they do, a lot!


Taurus is an earth sign and embodies both a sensual air as well as a practical and down to earth nature. This is a lovely combination that makes Taurus very real, which usually translates into being very likable. With every fixed sign comes a nature that some people call stubborn.

The worst thing you can do with a Taurus is to call them lazy or stubborn. Instead, appreciate that they are loyal to their opinions, and find a way to compromise when you are stuck in a rut with them. What Taurus really wants is a fair and balanced solution, it’s not necessarily ‘their own way or the highway’.


Gemini comes off as a bit scatterbrained because they are a mutable sign in the air sign family. Gemini is all over the map, that is no secret. What many don’t know about Gemini is deep down they’re actually pretty level-headed. They’re more rational than they first appear, usually working two angles at once, wanting at least one to stick. This is not a bad thing to have in your life.

Gemini always casts a wide net knowing it’s not going to catch everything, but they hope to catch at least one thing. This confuses and even annoys many people. They may want to sell a house for example and say whatever they can to do it. Deep down, they’re crunching numbers and pitching the most logical parts to score the best deal. Don’t get emotional when Gemini upsets you. Use facts and a rational approach and you will be appreciated because they always feel like nobody understands them at all.


Cancer is a very loving and domestic sign, two things we all love about them. As the cardinal water sign, Cancer leads the pack on being emotional - about everything. Cancer is as smart as they come but can be a bit of a right-fighter, and this can get downright ugly sometimes. The one thing Cancer may not know about themselves is that they are super sensitive. Like, super, super sensitive. Something said off the cuff with no ill intentions can easily turn Cancer into a rage machine.

They also don’t like to admit when they are wrong - ever - which can be problematic. Cancer needs to learn to hear two sides without playing defence, or offence, in every conversation. Sometimes humans just talk and it doesn’t mean a major point needs to be made or won. Those dealing with a Cancer need to mind how they interact because the littlest thing can and will be taken personally and used against you. For a long time.


Leo is the flamboyant, social, life of the part. They are also generous and loyal to the core. We love that Leo presents as the bold lion of every single gathering. What many don’t know is, underneath that gorgeous lion mane is a very sensitive person. Cancer is sensitive to a fault, yes, but unlike Cancer who pinches when they get crabby, Leo hides their supersensitivity.

If Leo is hurt, you may not hear the roar, and that’s not always a good thing. People think that Leos need constant flattery to beef up their ego, and in a way that is true. Leo needs it because they need the reminders that they are loved. If Leo doesn’t feel this from you, you are not going to hear from them for a while. Keep piling on the love for your Leo, and this fixed sign is in it with you for the long haul. It’s what they do.


As the mutable earth sign, Virgo is the practical and down to earth, flexible friend that everybody can count on. Virgo is also quiet by nature, and while not exactly a wallflower, they just don’t exude the life of the party vibe that a Leo does. This can lead to Virgo being perceived as boring or dull.

Virgos are Smart as a whip and are definitely not boring. When Virgo is quiet, mind your behavior. A quiet Virgo is an observant Virgo, and they’re always taking in the details. One little secret about Virgo that others are always trying to figure out is, you’ll never understand them completely. They have depth, and those quiet times they are always just processing the details of what is going on around them and filing every detail into those depths. ‘Watch, and learn’, is Virgo’s life mantra.

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Libra is the cardinal sign of the air sign family and known to be a warrior for justice, as well as a lover of all things peaceful and harmonious. Libra rules the seventh house of relationships and loves marriage, partners, and anything to do with social interaction. As an air sign, Libra is more a thinker than a feeler, while still enjoying the company of others.

Libra is also ruled by Venus, which can sometimes make them appear superficial, but these cardinal thinkers are anything but. Many already know that Libra is super critical due to their well known high intellect. They’re not always criticizing those in their world, they are often criticizing themselves first. Before you jump on a Libra, realize they’ve probably already done so themselves. Relationships with Libra are more harmonious when you uplift them before judging in return.


Scorpio gets a bit of a bad rap, primarily due to the fact that they come with more than a little intensity. As the fixed water sign, Scorpio has their share of stubborn issues, but this also speaks to a loyalty that is unmatched in the zodiac. You can’t get rid of a Scorpio unless you really screw them over, and then you’ll wish you’d never met them because they make life really bad for you. Their loyalty makes for good relationships because they will love you like no other. True, it can get very intense sometimes, but there are good intentions here.

The chemistry with a Scorpio is unlike any other sign when things are going well. One of the biggest unknowns about Scorpio is that they are FULL of secrets. As the zodiac detective with an intuition for ferreting out facts, Scorpio will pry you open like a walnut to get everything out of you. You won’t even know it’s happening! To get intel from Scorpio takes a little bit more work and finding common ground and being the first to bare all is a great way to get into their vault. That is Scorpio’s biggest secret of them all.


Sagittarius is the mutable fire sign that’s as flexible and fun-loving as they come. Sagittarius also rules the ninth house of foreign affairs and adventure, which is the house that sees the bigger picture in life or is always trying to reach that big picture. This is why Sagittarius is often a little bit all over the place. They are ruled by freedom lover and optimistic Jupiter, and love life to be as big as it can get.

This can be annoying to some of the more grounded and down to earth signs and Sagittarius gets a bad rap for being flighty and shallow as a result. The really big secret about Sagittarius is they have a deep side to them they don’t show many people. They’re afraid they’ll be judged if they do. This side of Sag is very philosophical, spiritual, and in many ways metaphysical. Tap into this side of Sagittarius without judgement and you’ll have a friend or lover for life.


Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign, they are the leader of the pack when it comes to work, business, making money, and being an all-around practical and responsible person. This is something Capricorn knows about themselves and knows well. They are often seen as unemotional, and a little too pragmatic at times. If Capricorn is judged for anything, it is often this. What many don’t know is deep down, Capricorn is very emotional.

Capricorns are also much more optimistic than they come off. Sometimes Capricorn is too optimistic and will shoot for the Moon on something to make more money, elevate their career, or the like. As cardinal signs, they are great starters, but Capricorn will not always finish the job. This depth of optimism can sometimes work against them, and it can be misjudged as well. If you want to work well with a Capricorn, help them nudge that optimism along while keeping it grounded with a healthy dose of realism.


If there is any sign that can stake the claim as the most judged, that would be Aquarius. At least that is what Aquarius would tell you. Aquarius is always feeling judged, and this is one of their biggest secrets. As a fixed air sign, Aquarius is a high-level thinker – Einstein level high. Just tap into that intelligent side of Aquarius by bringing up humanitarian causes, politics, or embracing their quirks, and you have Aquarius love for life.

They come off as a bit eccentric sometimes, and sometimes unfeeling. The truth is, Aquarius is really quiet and reserved because they don’t feel like they fit in. They are thinking of the bigger causes in life, the ones that impact humanity as a whole. They are also ruled by Uranus, the freedom-loving planet that likes to do things unconventionally. As such, this quiet and reserved and unconventional nature of Aquarius is often misconstrued.


Pisces is the dreamy and romantic sign of the zodiac and pushes this personality trait more often than you realize. For many, this is where it stops for Pisces. It can be very confusing to many when Pisces retreats to their cave to disappear for a little while, and sometimes, not such a little while.

You need to be careful when Pisces is doing this. Pisces doesn’t like to get too attached because they are so super sensitive. So if your Pisces has disappeared, there’s a good chance they are contemplating that on a permanent basis. Pisces might regret it after the fact and you could hear from them again. If you don’t handle this cave time properly, then you are not going to be thinking the words dreamy and romantic when you try to pull Pisces out of that cave.


So we’ve revealed the dirty, dark secret of all the zodiac signs. Every single person has their positive traits and some aspects of life that they struggle with sometimes. The light and shadow sides of your zodiac sign can bring this out in you and the people in your life.

Use the knowledge of your shadow energy to help you gain some perspective on how you behave and use your self-awareness to prevent you from allowing your secrets and negative traits from having power and controlling your life. What zodiac secrets do you want to share?

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As a Scorpio, Christine Beswick is a natural empath, using her watery emotional side to bring you the astrology answers you need to find abundance. Christine’s favorite tools of… Read More »

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