Have you ever met someone who instantly seems mysterious, shadowy, and hard to read? Does it seem like they walk through life with an invisible force field around them? Do they come off like they’d be hard to get to know? And more importantly than anything else, is this part of why you might find them irresistibly alluring and attractive rather than aloof and off-putting?
Such people could merely be shy and introverted, or maybe they’re just good at holding their cards close to their chest. Not everyone is a gregarious, motor-mouthed social butterfly. Some people have solid reasons for not letting it all hang out and telling you their life story within five minutes of meeting them.
Here are the four most enigmatic zodiac signs. It’s no coincidence that the top two signs on this list are symbolized by creatures with hard exteriors—the Scorpion and the Crab.
How would you possibly ever be able to figure out a creature with claws, an exoskeleton, and a tail that can sting you? If you want to get close to a Scorpio, you risk getting stung. Ruled by Pluto, the remotest planet, Scorpios are by their very nature not forthcoming with their darkest secrets and most embarrassing weaknesses. They are very intense and emotional—so much so, they are self-conscious about it and try to hide it behind a rough exterior. It’s very likely that they’ve been betrayed before, so you won’t even begin to get to know them until you earn their trust. If they’re acting mysteriously, it’s best not to push the issue, or they may withdraw even further.
Just like Scorpio, Cancer has a hard exterior to protect their soft interior. They are spiritual and intuitive rather than pragmatic and analytical. Not only are they the most emotional of all the signs, they are the least likely to be forthcoming with their true feelings, because it makes them feel vulnerable. They act with caution, and maybe even a little suspiciously. They tend to be the last to arrive at a party, and when they get there, they’ll likely hide somewhere that they can’t be seen or in some room away from all the action and all the rest of the people. And when they leave the party early without saying goodbye, they’ll leave a trail of intrigue in their wake. People who’d never met them before will ask, “Who was that person?”
Highly intuitive to the point where they appear to be psychic, but also bearing an air of inscrutable mystery, Aquarians are the sign most likely to make people think they are some kind of secret agent or spy. They are the least likely of all signs to wear their hearts on their sleeves. They are the best at reading others, but because they are wise and pragmatic, they like to keep you on your toes second-guessing them. They are not overly emotional or dramatic, at least not in public, which makes some people misinterpret them as aloof and possibly even cold. But this couldn’t be further from the truth—they simply have a public face and a private face, and they only reveal the latter to those whom they deem worthy.
Represented by the Scales, Libras will carefully weigh the pros and cons of every situation before they make a move or reveal their feelings. You can ask them what’s bothering them, they will shrug and say “nothing,” and you’ll have no idea whether that’s true or not. They are not quick to complain, nor to share joy. Neither are they eager to express repulsion or attraction. They leave all that guesswork up to you. This is why they so often appear to be shadowy, inscrutable, and perplexing. If you’re the type of person who is happy to share your feelings, you might even find it infuriating to deal with a Libra.