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How to Tell If Someone Is Cheating, Based on Their Zodiac Sign

Have a hunch your partner is cheating? An astrologer says these are the signs they might be.

When it comes to that once-in-a-lifetime romance everyone is looking for, there's nothing more important than building trust. From the talking stages to dating to marriage, having confidence in your relationship and your partner is the foundation of a love that lasts forever. But when that trust is broken, especially by something like infidelity, it can be near impossible to get it back. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know if someone is being honest with you. If you have a hunch that your partner might be being unfaithful, their horoscope could help you detect their wandering eye. Keep reading to hear from Best Life's resident astrologer about the tell-tale signs that someone is cheating, based on their zodiac sign.

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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.

Aries: They stop showing physical affection.

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Aries are the bold and passionate lovers of the zodiac. When it comes to romance and showering their loved ones with affection, nobody does it quite like them. An Aries will sweep you off your feet with their charm, leaving you feeling like you're the only person in the world. Not to mention, this ardent sign likes to keep things hot and heavy when it comes to their physical connection. So, if you find yourself getting fewer goodbye kisses in the morning and snuggles at night, it could be a sign that your Aries lover is getting their affection fix elsewhere.

Taurus: They don't ask for your advice and input.

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Tauruses are tough to crack when you first get to know them but have a tendency to open up once they trust you. When this stubborn earth sign finds a partner they want to go the distance with, you can be sure they'll ask for your advice and input on just about everything. Taurus wants a partner whose opinion they value and trust, so if they suddenly seem to have it all under control without your aid, it might be time to worry. There's a good chance they're looking for those answers from another person.

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Gemini: They hide their phone.

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Chatty and sociable, these fun-loving air signs are constantly expanding their friend groups, hobbies, and personal interests. When you find yourself in a relationship with a Gemini, they're an open book and love sharing what they're thinking. You can expect plenty of inside jokes and silly photos. However, if you notice that your partner is suddenly very protective of their phone, there might be some cause for concern. Chances are they're hiding some saucy side conversations that they don't want you to see.

Cancer: They get defensive and dismissive.

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Dating a Cancer is like dating your best friend. These affectionate and nurturing folks are known for their patience, which makes them excellent life partners. It doesn't matter what obstacles the two of you might face, you can always count on Cancer to think about everyone's emotions. On the one hand, that makes it especially easy to know when they're interested in you and enjoying your company. On the other, it can be startling when they start showing signs of defensiveness. If your warm and loving partner suddenly seems cold or dismissive, they might be tired from considering someone else's feelings.

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Leo: They're putting more effort into their appearance.

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Dating a Leo isn't for the faint of heart. These scene-stealers draw attention wherever they go and love to make a big statement. For all their primping and peacocking, however, they make very loyal partners. When a Leo loves you, they have a way of shining their light onto you and making you feel like the center of the universe. However, Leo is also very prideful and might start straying if they feel unappreciated. You may want to be concerned if you notice they're putting more effort into their appearance and going out more than spending time with you.

Virgo: They've suddenly switched up their schedule.

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Virgos are practical in their approach to love and very predictable in their relationships. What makes dating a Virgo so enjoyable is that you always know what to expect. When they say they're going to do something, you can trust they'll follow through without needing a reminder. They don't switch things up very often and tend to stick to the same habits, hobbies, and routines. So, if your Virgo partner is suddenly not where they said they would be or there's an unexplained change in their schedule, there's a chance they might be looking to switch things up; and your relationship status might be one of the things they're planning to change.

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Libra: They're hyper-critical of your relationship.

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Libra is the sign of relationships. As the fair and balanced zodiac sign, they know how to make people feel seen and special. They always seem to say the right thing, which is why they make some of the best long-term partners among the bunch. Nobody understands the importance of building up your loved ones and cheering them on quite like a Libra does. Therefore, if you find that your Libra lover is picking at you, tearing you down, or acting hyper-critical of your relationship out of the blue, they could be trying to justify their wandering eye to themselves.

Scorpio: They stop filling you in on the details.

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Scorpios are the mysterious flirts of the zodiac, which can initially make them intimidating. Although their water sign energy gives them a deep emotional side, it takes a lot of trust to get them to open up. Once they're in a relationship, however, you can expect to become your Scorpio's confidant and trusted advisor. They almost can't help sharing every little detail about their dreams and desires with those they love most. But if you suddenly feel like you're out of the loop on everything going on in their life, they might not be telling you the whole story (or telling it to someone else).

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Sagittarius: They stop posting your pictures.

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Sagittarians are the fun-loving, free-spirited, and spontaneous lovers of the zodiac. And when this feisty fire sign finds a partner who shares their passions, it can be the greatest adventure of all. You can expect plenty of photos to be taken and shared online when a Sagittarius is in love. They have a way of making you feel like the most beautiful person in the world, no matter if you're traveling or sitting on the couch. If they stop sharing photos, though, they might be looking to hide your escapades from someone.

Capricorn: They're reluctant to make big joint purchases.

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Capricorns are slow to enter a long-term relationship. For this practical sign, love is an investment in the future just like anything else. And though that doesn't sound super romantic, it's a great way to build a life with someone. When you've found yourself as a Capricorn's object of affection, they will give you the world, no matter the cost. However, if they seem hesitant to tangle up your finances together or even make a big purchase that you two had previously discussed, pay attention. They might be pulling away and looking to combine their assets with someone else.

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Aquarius: They'd rather spend time with friends.

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Aquarius is the sign of friendship. When you've captured their heart they will be quick to introduce you to their squad and make you feel like you're a part of something special. You can expect a romantic relationship with an Aquarius to feel like dating your best friend, and with that comes a lot of nights out with the people they're close to. But if they become insistent on going out by themselves or spending time with their friends without you, there's a chance they're getting friendly with someone else.

Pisces: There's emotional distance.

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Pisces are the biggest daydreamers of the zodiac, and love tends to be the thing they fantasize about most. Sweet, sensitive, and emotional, they aren't afraid to open their heart and share their most intimate thoughts with their partner. Whether it's their affectionate pet names for you or their love of showing you off to whoever will listen, Pisces knows how to make their partner feel loved. If they're suddenly lacking their usual warmth and emotional openness, it might be time to worry. Is there really nothing on their mind? Or are they just sharing their secrets with someone else?

Lauren Ash
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