Even if they're vegetarian, they'll praise a steak at a posh restaurant. They'll chat with the neighbor they gossiped about. You'll sense their fake smile. You're noticing indicators of a fake.
Astrologer, tarot card reader, and psychic Leah Goldberg says "it's hard to choose an earth sign as a phony sign, as Taurus and Capricorn have no time for games."
Goldberg says Virgo's worry and hard effort make them seem false. "[They] will be phony and pretend to like others... just so they can work, clean, and exercise alone."
"They're quick to intervene with off-the-cuff comments that steer the [discussion] back to them, but when it's your turn for advice? Expect sporadic nods and brief approval."
Aries' fury and egotistical energy can lead to dubious behavior, especially in social situations.Aries prefers one-on-one conversations about themselves.
Like Aries, Leos adore parties and attention. "They will pretend to like others, just to stay popular and garner more attention," says Goldberg.
Kirsten says they disappear and show their opportunism once they've charmed and acquired what they want. Leos are self-centered and always looking for methods to satisfy their demands.
"Ruled by the quick-thinking Mercury, this mischievous air sign... is eager to [share] your vulnerabilities with others in an attempt to strengthen social bonds," adds Kirsten.
"Their weapon to portray themselves as what they want to be, not necessarily what they are," explains Tara Redfield, a professional astrologer from Another Day Greener Lifestyle & Astrology.
"These fish are born people pleasers and will say or do what it takes to keep everyone happy," said Mediumchat astrologer, clairvoyant, and spiritual coach Tara Bennet.
Kirsten adds Pisces' drive to avoid conflict sometimes leads them to self-preservation when they feel insulted.
Libra seeks justice without taking sides. "This can often have the opposite effect, resulting in them being labeled as phony," warns Kirsten.
Libras are phony because they worry too much what others think. "They worry constantly that people won't like them or can see their flaws," says Bennet.