Do you have a secret you need to get off your chest but don’t know who you can trust to tell? Some zodiac signs are better at keeping private information, well, private than others, while others you might not want to trust with your most classified information. For instance, charming Gemini is one of the zodiac signs most likely to talk your ear off, so they might accidentally spill the beans without thinking anything of it. “Geminis get so wrapped up in talking that sometimes secrets just naturally slip out before they even realize they’ve said anything,” Brandyn Lee, an astrologer, told Bustle. But not every sign is as carefree with secrets as Gemini.
On the other hand, some zodiac signs would never share any secret, whether that private information involves a surprise pregnancy, a potential job switch, or even a dangerous situation or crime. If you’re close with any of these zodiac signs, you can probably tell them anything and everything and expect them to keep their lips sealed.
Born between December 22 and January 19, most Capricorns would never even think of doing something as immature as spilling a secret. Releasing anyone’s classified information goes against a typical Capricorn’s responsible and genuine nature, so your secrets should always be safe with a Capricorn. “[Capricorns] are willing to lend an ear without running to tell the next person your business … They take commitments seriously and understand the consequences of betraying trust,” Brandyn Lee, astrologer, told .
Most Capricorns couldn’t imagine even sharing their secrets, so they’ll view you telling them your private information as a deep commitment — and a Capricorn will never bail on such a commitment. Moreover, a Capricorn is one of the zodiac signs you can always count on to be responsible. No matter their actual age, most Capricorns are mature adults mentally. Therefore, a Capricorn would likely frown upon childish behavior like telling someone’s secret. Spilling the tea without permission in hopes of gaining attention or popularity is teenage-like behavior that a Capricorn would hate. So, you can expect a Capricorn to respect your trust and keep that trust by protecting any secret you tell them.
A good-hearted Cancer wouldn’t dream of doing something as heartless as sharing someone’s secrets — yes, a Cancer would likely view sharing someone’s secret without consent as a heartless act. “[Cancers] take everything to heart and … do unto others as they wish upon themselves,” Inbaal Honigman, a celebrity psychic and astrologer, told Best Life. Chances are, a Cancer would hate it if someone broke their trust by sharing the private information the Cancer told them without permission. Thus, since someone belonging to the Cancer sign would never want that to happen to them, they would never do such a dishonest and unethical act to anyone else.
With birthdays between June 21 and July 22, Cancer is arguably the most caring sign of the zodiac. Because most Cancers are so caring, you can expect them to go to great lengths to protect a loved one’s secret, whether that means pretending they don’t know what someone’s talking about when spending time with a gossipy group or standing up for their loved one when someone tries to call out the Cancer’s friend, partner, co-worker, or family member about something private. Very few signs are as caring as Cancers, making them understanding and dependable people to confide in — they’ll also likely try to help you feel better about whatever the secret involves if you feel stressed.
Born between August 23 and September 23, people often enjoy making fun of Virgos for their uptight, sometimes fussy characteristics and tendencies to be perfectionists. But if you need someone to confide in, you can count on a Virgo to keep your private information between the two of you. The Virgo might not have a warm and fuzzy attitude about what you tell them, but they’ll never spill the tea to anyone else, and the Virgo will take your private information seriously. “They’re very thoughtful … 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 want you to improve,” Guadalupe Terrones, an astrologer,
Everyone knows that Virgos can be somewhat — and at times more than somewhat — judgmental, so if you have a particularly controversial or dark secret about a mistake you made or something questionable you did — and you just want someone to tell you that it’s all good, and you shouldn’t feel guilty at all, a Virgo might not be the person you want to tell. But if you want to tell someone who will keep the information a secret, give you their most genuine, honest opinion regarding the situation, and even help you learn from it, someone belonging to the Virgo sign should be the first person you tell.
Considering that the Capricorn and Virgo signs are on this list, you shouldn’t be surprised that Taurus is included, too, as Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus are the three earth signs. Earth signs are typically reliable and grounded — which explains why their element is Earth, not something more flighty and free-spirited like air, wishy-washy like water, or intense like fire. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t trust air, water, and fire signs, but earth signs tend to be more dependable and mature, so earth signs are typically the best people to confide in when choosing who to trust with information that you don’t want them to share with anyone else.
Born between April 20 and May 20, the famous Taurus loyalty will make this sign hold onto your secret forever, no matter what happens in your relationship with them. “Taureans are the most stable and solid zodiac sign … Naturally loyal and dependable by nature, they are always there when you need them,” Sofia Adler, an astrologer, told Bustle. Thus, if you have a secret keeping you up at night and need to call someone to get it off your chest at 3 a.m., a Taurus will have your back.