3 Zodiac Signs That Can Read You Like a Book

We all have that friend, the one who always knows when we’re keeping a secret. Or maybe you’re that friend. You show up to a party and can immediately tell that your BFF is lying when she says she’s having a good day. Or when your sister says she wants to go to a particular restaurant, you’re certain it’s because of her crush on the bartender. When you can read people like a book, you even pick up vibes from people you don’t like. You cringe when your controlling boss exclaims that you’re doing great work because you know she’s talking about you behind your back. Why are some of us so keyed into these subtleties while others remain delightfully oblivious to even the most obvious vibes? Per usual, astrology might have something to do with it. Here’s our pick for the three zodiac signs who can always read you like a book.

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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

It’s a foolish game to try to hide anything from a Scorpio. More than any other sign, the scorpion can always tell when you’re lying or keeping something important from them. When a Scorpio asks, “What happened?” or “How are you doing?” they’re seeking soul revelations, not surface-level conversation. It’s because they can hear your wheels spinning from a mile away that they’re inquiring at all, even if you think you’re doing an excellent job keeping a secret. Ruled by action planet Mars, Scorpios probe and penetrate, and are also great at eavesdropping so be careful what you say when they’re in the next room! What’s the point of living if you’re not going to go deep?

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

For some reason Aquarians have a reputation for being “aloof,” but that stereotype couldn’t be farther from the truth. As a fixed air sign, Aquarius’s goal in life is to challenge and uphold the social status quo, and to do that, they must know people! I often call Aquarius the wise old grandma of the zodiac, always observing life from the sidelines, but taking detailed notes about everything in their mind. Aquarius won’t speak up unless you seek their opinion directly, but when you do, you’ll realize they know your whole life story, probably better than you know it yourself. Ruled by Saturn—the planet of longevity—Aquarians are excellent archivists, always keeping these memories preserved. They know exactly what’s going on with you now because they know what’s always been going on with you, and they have the receipts to prove it!

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

This one might surprise you because of their reputation for being easily distracted, but Geminis are whip-smart and always know exactly what’s up. Ruled by communication planet Mercury, Geminis are natural journalists and investigators, always willing to follow a hunch and get the scoop. Unlike Scorpio and Aquarius though, Gemini won’t observe or wait for an appropriate moment to call you out. The mutable air sign will confront the issue right away, and blow up your spot when you’re desperately trying to play it cool. It’s better to just let them know the story ahead of time if you’re trying to pull something off under the radar.

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Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...