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5 Zodiac Signs Who Have Secretly Soft Souls

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and that’s very true. Some zodiac signs are exactly how they seem, while others have a hidden side that takes a while to understand. Five zodiac signs hide their softness, but they are secretly super sweet and gentle. It’s not that they are necessarily being inauthentic – they just don’t want the world to see how vulnerable they are. Here are the five zodiacs with secretly soft souls and how astrology explains their hidden side.

Aries: The Secretly Sensitive Baby

Aries people are bold and fearless – or at least, that’s what they want you to believe. This fire sign is confident and courageous on the surface, but deep down they battle insecurity. They can dish out criticism but have a hard time taking it – giving Aries a taste of their own medicine may infuriate them or even reduce them to tears. 

This is because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. The order of the zodiac determines each sign’s spiritual age or maturity level. Aries is the youngest, and while they have the innocence and wonder of a child, they also have a babyish temper. They are emotive and expressive – they cry and scream when they are hurt, upset, or maybe even just hungry or in need of a nap. They hate when others know about their secret soft side, so they do their best to hide it. But Aries people are terrible at keeping secrets, and their true feelings are written all over their faces.

Cancer: The Soft Side of the Moon

Cancer is ruled by the moon and, just like the moon, this zodiac sign prefers to keep part of themselves hidden at all times. Cancer is symbolized by the crab, a creature with a hard outer shell and a squishy, vulnerable interior. This combination tells us that Cancers are secret softies.

As a water sign, Cancers are deeply sensitive and emotional. But they don’t like everyone knowing how they feel – they do their best to wear a poker face in public and keep their emotional outbursts private. Cancers only allow a select few into their inner world, and they are the ones who get to see Cancers cry.

Leo: The Big-Hearted Lion

Leo is represented by the lion and, like the king of the jungle, this star sign has an almighty roar. Leos are loud and boisterous, the life of any party. They thrive on attention and do whatever it takes to have all eyes on them when they enter the room. As a fire sign, Leos are also feisty and passionate – they’re quick with comebacks and have wicked tempers.

But underneath all that pride and bravado is a giant, bleeding heart. Each zodiac sign correlates with a set of body parts, and Leo rules the spine, upper back, and chest, including the heart – so it makes sense that Leos have such big, generous hearts. These secret softies will give a stranger the shirt off their back, or start weeping when something tragic happens to a loved one. They are as gentle and loving as they are bold and fierce; you just need to get to know them to see their soft side. 

Scorpio: The Suspicious Self-Preserver

Scorpio is guided by Pluto, the planet of transformation, power, and secrets. This means that Scorpios are excellent at keeping secrets, and they don’t reveal much about themselves. They are generally suspicious and untrusting, so they prefer to get to know others quite well before opening up. 

Because they are so reluctant to be vulnerable, Scorpios may come across as cold and aloof. They may seem oblivious to other people’s emotions, but the opposite is true – this water sign is highly sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic. There is nothing they won’t do for their loved ones; they are just very careful about who they allow to possess their secretly soft hearts. Scorpios don’t want to get hurt, so they protect themselves fiercely. 

Capricorn: The Misunderstood Sweetheart

Capricorn is an earth sign, and earth signs are known for being practical, reliable, and grounded. They are guided by logic instead of emotions and are generally hard-working and down-to-earth. Capricorns are also incredibly ambitious and will stop at nothing to reach the height of success.

It may seem like Capricorns are stoic robots with nothing but their careers on their minds. But the truth is that Capricorns are secretly deeply insecure, and they work so hard because they crave external validation. They are their own harshest critics and can be extremely hard on themselves. They also struggle to express themselves emotionally, so they tend to repress their feelings. Capricorn is one of the most misunderstood zodiac signs because they rarely use words to show how they feel. Their soft side shines through their actions, such as taking care of a complicated problem for a loved one without being asked or making a generous donation to a cause close to their heart.