You didn’t even know you were sinning.
You’re probably familiar with the 7 Deadly Sins — which I just found out isn’t in the bible; somebody just made it up. To break it down: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. However, there are many more sins than just those 7; in fact, in the New Testament alone there are 124 sins.
As my religious friend says, “Sin is just going against God’s will, so there is the potential for lots of them.”
The truth is, no matter how you good you try to be, there’s an excellent chance that you’re committing sins of some kind or breaking a commandment.
Some of these sins are so old school that they’re laughable, such as clamor (making loud noises), coveting (wanting something someone else has), and being seditious or stirring up the opposition against authority.
Some sins like divorce, taking an oath (like in court), and being angry with one’s brother (AKA expressing unkind thoughts or actions towards another) has become part of modern life. For example, boasting is considered a sin; there are people who must humblebrag regularly and in doing so commit another of the lesser sins of desiring the praise of men.
It says something in the bible that those without sin shall cast the first stone; there’s no such thing as someone being sinless as there are so many sins and so many natural actions that are considered sinful behavior.
No one sets out to see how many immoral acts or misdeeds they can do, but it seems as if no matter how hard one tries to be good and sin free, they’re going to fail. If you’re a religious person, you have certain doctrines that you try to follow; if you’re more of a spiritual person, you may have your own code that you try to live by.
As there are so many sins, it makes sense that there are some sins that are incredibly easy to commit and some that are much harder to do and have much more serious consequences. But as my religious friend says, “All sin is forgivable” which is a good thing to know.
Astrology can help identify the type of lighter sins you’re most likely to commit, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Sin of emulation
This is the sin of ambition and the need to excel. Yeah, you’ve got this one with your competitive nature, your adventurous spirit, and your overwhelming need to succeed.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Sin of living in pleasure
Did you know that being overly fond of luxury and sensual pleasures are considered sins? Who knew that your high thread count sheets, your expensive furniture, and gourmet meals mean that you were sinning?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Sin of being double-tongued
Well, you have two sides to your personality so it makes sense that this might be your sin of choice. Being double-tongued means flattering people and making insincere comments — in other words, praising someone who might not actually deserve your praise but who you want to like you for whatever reason. This sin could be the secret to your success.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Sin of chambering
This sin is when unmarried people live and sleep together. GASP. Well, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase living in sin; that’s another way to say chambering. This is one sin you can live with.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Sin of pride
You’re not overconfident and you’re not overestimating your ability, you’re just being honest about how good you are at almost everything. No one should say that you’re arrogant, you’re only being truthful about how amazing you are.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Sin of backbiters
This is the sin of talking about someone when they’re not there to defend themselves. The truth is, you would tell them how they’re failing or not living up to your standards if they were standing in front of you. And let’s not forget you’re just as critical about yourself than with other people. Criticism can be constructive or destructive depending on your mood.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Sin of reveling
Yep, too much partying is considered a sin. You’ve been known to overindulge at any number of parties and events. You’re a blast to some people and a sinner to others.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Sin of lust
It doesn’t take someone with a big brain to put a Scorpio with the sin of lust. You’re extremely sensual and sexual but with your own moral code. You may lust after someone but you’re known to be faithful, so you’re not going to try to have sex with every person you find hot — no one has that kind of stamina.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Sin of foolish talking
Surprisingly, being goofy and silly is considered a sin. You love to make people laugh and if there’s tension, you’ll use humor to diffuse the situation. You wear your foolishness as a badge of honor.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Sin of greed
You’re not greedy for food or attention; you need money and you’re willing to work extremely hard for it. Is it being greedy or is it simply being responsible and looking out for your (and your family’s) financial future? Some people would say that saving should not be considered sinning.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Sin of disobedience
This sin is most likely about being disobedient to your parents, but you take it a lot further than that. You’re big on civil disobedience if it means making a necessary change. You have no problem breaking rules and thinking outside the box. You’re your own person and you follow your heart and mind when it comes to following rules or commands.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Sin of burying one’s talents
If you don’t make use of the talent that you were given, that’s considered a sin. You know that you’re gifted and creative but sometimes you just want to be a regular person. Pursuing your creative goals can be disheartening and exhausting, but you know in your heart that you were meant to create art and beauty in the world.