Zodiac, Heartbreak

The Way Each Zodiac Sign Deals With A Painful Breakup

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A breakup is NEVER easy, especially if you're getting your heart broken in the process.

Whether you were together for 5 months or 5 years, any breakup can be really INTENSE. And no one can prepare you for how it will feel. You may experience an actual broken heart (like real medical sh*t, it’s serious), prolonged crying sessions, or even constantly battling your mind to remove your ex from your thoughts.

Whatever you go through, it takes a toll on your life. Because your life has completely changed now and there is one less person in it.


Some people are completely fine with breakups and see them as opportunities to be single, have fun, and be free. But some can't handle the splitting-up drama and need help from friends and family to pick up the pieces of their broken heart.

And then there are those who lie in the middle. They may start out super chill and seem TOTALLY fine with being alone and then, three days later, they're the ones calling you at 3 am, bawling their eyes out.

The point is — we all deal with heartbreaking breakups differently.

With that in mind, when we deal with the feelings and logistics that characterize a breakup, it’s interesting to see how we each react differently to that similar emotional stimuli.

One good way to understand our own reactions (as well as others') is to look at our zodiac signs. Surprisingly enough, our astrological signs reveal a lot of truths about our personalities and offer insights on how different personality types might deal with a breakup or divorce.

If you're curious, read on to find out how each zodiac sign deals with heartbreaking breakups and see if that what the stars say is TRUE.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

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Aries is constantly moving and HATES inactivity so she will devise a plan to get over him immediately! She will go through all the stages of grieving BUT it will be the biggest turnaround you have ever seen from a sign.

In a matter of two weeks, she will go from comfy sweatpants and ice cream to working out every day. She believes no more energy should be wasted on what’s-his-face and to move on as quickly as possible.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

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Taurus will need a lot of hand-holding, late night talks, and bear hug to get through her heartbreaking breakup. She is extremely sensual and tactile and needs a bestie that will be her safety blanket for the hardest nights. She is also stubborn and possessive so it may take a long time for her to get over him.

Luckily, she is patient and will allow herself to grieve as long as she needs, good for her! Sometimes we move on too quickly and don’t actually move on. Not this girl, she is taking her sweet time!

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus, As Written By One

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

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Gemini will talk your ear off about how much she HATES her ex. She needs this vocal type of rant in order the get over him because she is expressive and communicative. Talking is her way of getting every negative energy out and trust me, you don’t want her holding that in!

But, as she is talking a mile a minute, she may sound indecisive about the relationship and it may sound like she is floating back to her ex. Don’t worry, she has to vocally weigh her feelings and eventually she WILL move on.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

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Cancer is a crier, so grab the Kleenex and wipe away her tears! She is sentimental and emotional so this will NOT be easy for her. She is loyal and gets attached to the people she loves so it may come as a shock that this person won’t be in her life anymore.

She has a tendency to get sentimental and think back on the good times instead of accepting what was wrong with the relationship. Also try and keep her away from social media, she is insecure and suspicious, and we definitely don’t need her crying over his new gal.

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

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Leo will try to deny her heartbreak for a long time. She does enjoy facing hard truths and difficult realities so she will try to cover that up with her confidence. She is always expecting that things will work out and that life will not let her down.

Once she finds herself slipping into the heartbreak and losing her confidence she will use her mind to solve how to move on. She will distract herself by staying creative and cheerful, jamming to her favorite musical soundtrack with her besties, or taking a road trip to a tropical paradise.

Read: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo, As Written By One

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

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Virgo has been heartbroken before and takes a methodological approach to the breakup. She takes each and every step very seriously and does not skip or jump around to expedite the process.

She respects her feelings and knows that she needs the time to truly understand who she is and how she feels. But, with this focus on herself, she can get very self-critical. So, if you see Virgo drowning in her own self pity, take her out for girls' night, she NEEDS it.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

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Libra is a fair person and will give anyone the benefit of the doubt, even when someone may not deserve it! You know who you are! But, even against her friends’ wishes, she marches on over to the local coffee shop for a peaceful meeting with the ex.

Along with being fair and wanting to hear what he has to say, she also enjoys the company. She desperately needs people around because she does not like spending time alone. When she finally sees why the relationship ended, she will make time for friends and family to start her process of moving on.

Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

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Scorpio is going to play it really cool in the beginning. But, behind those stylin’ new sunnies, she is a puffy, crying mess. Her breakup is most likely full of trust issues, jealousy, and secrecy so it's not going to be smooth sailing for her.

She has been hurt but it takes her a long time to succumb to the emotions because they are so intense. Once she understands that expressing her emotions will help her move on, she will practically become an expert on feelings and emotions.

Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

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Sagittarius will stay relatively optimistic throughout the breakup. She sees the breakup as something that was meant to happen and she doesn’t question the split. She also sees the breakup as an opportunity to be free and do whatever she wants.

Maybe she’ll go travel the world or simply the rock springs down the street that her ex refused to go to. She is naturally energetic and has an intense curiosity so she will see this breakup as a time for her to grow and explore the world around her.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

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Capricorn will handle this breakup like a DAMN adult, because she’s a classy lady. She will not get overly emotional because she is practical and knows crying 24/7 won’t help anything. She’s also serious and doesn’t want to offend her ex by running off to Vegas with a one night stand or posting on FB about how sad she is.

Like I said before she is a goddamn adult and will handle it like one. So don’t expect her to be ruined for her whole life because of a breakup. She will most likely find solace in her family and take some time away from the friend group to let things fizzle.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

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Aquarius is a deep thinking and a problem solver. BUT she doesn’t need any help to figure it out. She likes her time alone to really dive deep into her feelings and the relationship. But, don’t worry, she will resurface when she wants to have some fun!

So she may not want any advice or fruit baskets from her friends or family, however, if you take her to an amusement park or the hottest new rooftop bar, she may open up to you about the breakup. But only if you are lucky!

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

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While Pisces is most known for her selflessness and friendly attitude towards others, she kind of lets that go to focus on herself during a breakup. She may seem distant and isolated but it’s just her time to grieve. She gets intimate with her emotions and feelings by playing or listening to music.

She feels most connected with herself when she is being creative and artistic. She also uses that time with music and other artistic ventures to distract herself from the pain. Before she knows it, she will find her pain in the music and find a connection that she could never find in friends or family.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One