Your Go-to Excuse for Bailing on Plans, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Sometimes we just need to bail on our plans.

Whether it's because something else came up or we just need a break from everything and everyone, it happens.

We all have our go-to excuse to get us out of our engagements, too. Based on your zodiac sign, we bet we know what yours is. Scroll below to see if we're right!

Aries (March 21 – April 19): 'I know it's going to be boring.'

You thrive in chaos, Aries. Because you're constantly on the go and live life in the fast lane, your journey is turbulent and energetic. You have no time for dull or boring situations. So whenever you need to bail on any sort of plans, you claim you already know whatever you were going to do will be totally lame. It's not the best excuse, but you don't really care. Life's far too short for you to waste any of your energy (though you do have a lot of it) on things that will only drain it in five seconds or less.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20): 'I'll go, but I won't be happy about it.'

You're as stubborn as a bull, which is very fitting, considering it's your sign's symbol, Taurus. But you're also as reliable as they come. So when you say you'll do something, you mean it. You might not be very happy about those choices sometimes, but you begrudgingly stick to your words. Bailing on plans is not something you do, so you never have an excuse. Even if you don't want to go, you still do. But you also make sure everyone knows you're not totally keen on it.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20): 'I don't know what to wear.'

You're a bubbly and vibrant sign who enjoys interacting with others, mainly because you're quite the talker and love telling all of your life stories to anyone who will listen. But because you're represented by the twins, it makes sense that sometimes you're not that extroverted individual you usually are. Sometimes, you're a bit introverted and need to reclaim your energy by staying far away from other people.

Rather than let the people you made plans with know that, you offer up the excuse that you don't have anything to wear. It's been your go-to for as long as you can remember. And honestly, it makes a lot of sense. You tend to be a pretty indecisive individual, so your friends tend to buy your fictitious wardrobe problems as valid reason for being absent.

Cher looking at a pile of clothes on the floor in Clueless

(Clueless via Paramount Pictures)


Cancer (June 21 – July 22): 'So-and-so's going, so I'm not.'

You're one of the most sensitive and emotional signs of the zodiac, Cancer. Because you're so easily upset, you tend to find yourself at the center of drama fairly often. There isn't a time when you aren't upset with at least three people at any given moment of any given day. So when you need to flake out on some plans, you're quick to pull the I'm-not-going-because-they're-going card. You might not even be that mad at that person, but no one understands your aversion of confrontation quite like your besties. Tossing them this excuse is at least believable.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): 'I made other better plans.'

As the life of the party (and zodiac), you know a thing or two about being invited to every social gathering that matters. It really isn't a party until you walk in. Being so popular does have its downfalls: You can't attend every function you're invited to. So when your besties ask to have a girl's night in, you tell them you were invited to the hottest event of the century. Whether it's true or not, they buy it, and you're free to go about doing whatever you really wanted to do.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): 'I need to get ahead on homework.'

All work and no play basically sums you up, Virgo. You're analytical and practical, meaning you rarely ever do anything others would classify as fun. Because you approach life in a more methodical manner than most, you always put your needs ahead of your wants. So even if you want to have a bit of fun and let loose, you do what needs to be done. This is why your go-to excuse is generally needing to get ahead on all your homework assignments. You know that one little slip-up could lead to your ultimate downfall, so when your friends invite you somewhere, you use this as your explanation for not hanging out.

Hermione looking upset at Harry in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone via Warner Bros. Pictures)


Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): 'I can't go without so-and-so tagging along.'

You're a social butterfly, always interacting with a ton of different people, because you love it. You need to constantly be surrounded by others, because being alone is something you absolutely despise. You rarely ever bail on plans, but it does happen. When it does, you make the excuse that if your other friend can't come along, then you're not going to leave them alone. Most of the time, there is no other friend. But sometimes there is, because you make plans and then you make 900 other backup plans in case your original ones don't work out.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): 'I'm sick.'

A mystery through and through, you tend to keep almost every aspect of your life pretty private, Scorpio. You prefer to keep everything below the surface, because you don't trust anyone, not even your closest friends. So when it comes to excuses, you keep things pretty simple. Rather than lie and make up some elaborate story for bailing on your plans, you stick with the generic excuse that you're sick. It may not be the truth, but it works like a charm every single time.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): 'I totally forgot.'

Independent and free-spirited, nobody can tie you down. Like a bird, you need to spread your wings and fly, because you need your sweet, sweet freedom like no other sign. Commitment is obviously something you're not a fan of. You'll agree to plans days or weeks in advance, only to not be excited about them when they finally roll around. You're not a planner and everybody knows it, which is why your excuse is that you forgot about them. People seem to buy it, so why use any other reason?

A confused Dory trying to help Marlin find his son in Finding Nemo

(Finding Nemo via Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): 'I have a family emergency.'

Family comes first; that's just the way you roll, Capricorn. Every single person in your life knows it, too. They're the reason you're excited to wake up every morning and why you work as hard as you do. You would be nothing without them. Obviously, you can't go wrong by using them as your excuse to bail on plans, and that's exactly what you do. Saying you have a family emergency always works, even if you use it twice in one day.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): 'I need to spend some quality time with myself.'

While you tend to come off as energetic and exciting, most people don't know that you're fairly reserved and shy. You don't really feel the need to be surrounded by others, because you're pretty confident in who you are. In fact, you'd almost be comfortable spending your time in a remote cabin in the woods. Who needs to be bothered by other humans anyway? Definitely not you. When you need to flake out on plans, you note that you need to spend some time away from your besties or fam for just a bit. They generally understand, but they're not afraid to call you out when you use this excuse too often—which always happens.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): 'I have a date.'

There's nothing more powerful than love, as far as you're concerned. You're a hopeless romantic by nature, so you follow love everywhere it takes you. Your BFFs find this a bit irritating, but it's ultimately one of their favorite things about you. No matter how many times you've been hurt, you still put yourself back out there to find your one true love. And you know they know this, which is why your excuse for bailing is that you have a date. It's generally never true, but you sure can whip up a story about a horrible first date like no one out there. Don't worry, we won't tell your besties.

Veronica and Archie on a date at Pop's in Riverdale

(Riverdale via The CW)


Thanks to your sign, we know a lot more about you than the usual excuse you use to bail on plans. Head over HERE to see what people love most about you, based on your zodiac sign.