Is your word your bond, or is it all just talk?
There’s something magical about the words “I promise.” Whether you’re signing a legal contract, shaking hands on a deal, or just reassuring a friend, your word should count for something, and for the zodiac signs who keep their promises, it’s important.
Your reputation depends on your ability to follow through. No matter how talented you may be, or friendly, or ambitious, no one is going to give you the time of day if they figure out that you.
Of course, sometimes you have no choice but to break a promise. Life happens. Something more important comes up, or maybe you didn’t realize what you were getting into and you have to admit that you bit off more than you could chew.
However, if this happens a lot, you need to rethink the meaning of “promise.” Like “love,” it’s a heavy word with big implications. Maybe you shouldn’t be throwing it around so often.
What about making promises to yourself? As the New Year gets underway, lots of people have made resolutions: you’re going to work out, pay more attention to your friends and family, get that novel written. But these promises can be the hardest to keep.
Breaking a promise to yourself doesn’t seem to have any real consequences. (Who’s going to chew you out for skipping Leg Day? No one. Meh, go ahead, have the extra candy bar.) But beware — this tells your subconscious mind that none of your promises should be taken seriously, and you’ll soon find yourself disappointing other people, too.
Yourcan help you figure out what to focus on to keep your promises day-to-day. Your will show you where your weak points are, too, but the Sun signs are a good place to start.
Here are thewho keep their promises and always follow through, ranked from most to least likely.
1. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
, they have a strong core of personal pride. Getting them to actually give you a promise might be like pulling teeth, but once the words are out of their mouth, they’ll do everything they can to make it happen.
Scorpio is associated with laws and contracts — they know the value of their word, and don’t take it lightly. (And if you break a promise to Scorpio, be prepared for some harsh retribution.)
2. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
is always analyzing every situation, trying to prepare for the worst. If they make a promise, chances are that they’ve already evaluated every other contingency and this seems like the best decision anyway.
Virgo promises what they’ve already been planning to do, and that gives them a great track record for living up to their word.
3. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
won’t allow them to promise anything that they can’t be reasonably sure of delivering.
Their own goals are always foremost in their mind, so unless you both share the same concerns about an issue, their promise might go on the back-burner for a while. But rest assured that Capricorn will get around to it as soon as they can.
4. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo’s self-image depends on how other people see them. They’ll, so they can usually be counted on to live up to their word when they say they’ll do something.
Sometimes, though, they’re so eager to make a good impression that they promise way more than they can deliver., just make sure that they understand everything that’s involved.
5. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
concerning anything outside of their comfort zone, but they will move mountains for any issue relating to family obligations and a peaceful home life.
They take a certain passive-aggressive pride in keeping their word: if you break a promise to Cancer, you’ll hear about it for the rest of your life. They don’t want to give anyone any ammunition to do the same to them.
6. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Honest and up-front, but always seeking to increase their own net worth and get the advantage,from breaking promises.
However, they won’t hesitate to “renegotiate a deal” if they feel like they can do better. Taurus isn’t likely to screw you over on purpose, but sometimes their own greed gets the better of them.
7. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
For all their impulsiveness and fire,. On the other hand, they tend to speak before they think.
When they start swearing oaths and declaring allegiance, give them a day or two to cool off before you bring it up again. They might appreciate an opportunity to back out or tone it down a little. But if you insist on holding them to it, they’ll do their best to stick to their word.
. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
… and the thing is, they really think they can deliver (bless their honest but over-ambitious little hearts). No one is more surprised than Sag when it turns out that they can’t actually perform miracles.
When Sagittarius makes a promise, ask yourself if they’re being realistic. That’ll give you a good indication of whether you can expect them to stick to it. Don’t call them out on it, though — sometimes they really do pull off a miracle. Let them try.
9. PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Like Sagittarius,, but then their emotions take over, and their mood changes, and, okay, maybe they said they were going to do the thing, but they didn’t really mean it like that. Oh, shoot, you wanted that this week?
If your Pisces needs a push, give them a little guilt trip. If they think that they’re hurting someone they love, they’ll suddenly be a lot more motivated to turn their daydreams and stories into real-world action.
10. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
everyone. They can’t stand to see anyone unhappy. They’ll promise anything to smooth things over for the moment, but when it comes time to walk the walk, they soon realize that they’re in over their heads.
This is a hard lesson that many Libras have to learn: their negotiating skills will help people agree to make each other happy, but Libra just can’t do everything for everyone.
11. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is great at keeping the promises they make to themselves. The promises they make to others? Well, that depends.or limited in any way; even if they intend to fulfill their promise, the more you push, the longer it’ll take.
Remember, too, they’re ruled by Uranus: the planet of chaos. What they say, what they mean, and what you think they mean aren’t necessarily the same things.
12. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
People-pleasers extraordinaire!with the utmost sincerity to earn your trust… and then forget it immediately when you’re gone.
If Gemini makes a promise to you, they’ll always come through if you’re standing right there watching. The minute you turn your back, they’re impressing someone else with different promises.
Trudi Mentior grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent her formative years wondering just what might be beyond those vast plains, on the other side of those distant mountains. She now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw (who loves to scare the cats).