Zodiac, Heartbreak

The Crazy, Reckless Things You Do After A Breakup, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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Breakups can make you do crazy things. Whether your sad and grieving or the one celebrating (while still mending your broken heart), figuring out why you're acting so out of character after your breakup can be made easier through astrology and your zodiac sign.

Your emotions are heightened, you’re feeling bitter, and maybe even feeling a little vengeful. You’ve hit a point where it seems like NOTHING could get any worse, so why the hell not do something a little out of character?

Hell, you're GRIEVING. You can do whatever you want right now, right?

Not everyone is going to be planning some crazy revenge to get back at their ex, but you can totally tell when someone’s acting a little weird after a big heartbreak.

You just don’t feel like yourself after a breakup. You might even have this crazy idea to completely reinvent yourself and become a TOTALLY different version of yourself.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t (and usually, it doesn’t).

Breakups CAN help propel you to become the person you’ve always wanted to be, but it can’t change you completely. Maybe this breakup inspired you to finally get into yoga and find your zen. Maybe it showed you how much you ACTUALLY like going out alone.


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But if you’re not the party girl type and you suddenly decide you want to hit the town every night, that’s probably not going to last.

With any breakup, it takes time to get back to feeling like yourself again. But don’t let yourself wallow for too long, or your friends will start to notice that you’re acting SERIOUSLY weird.

It’s kind of unavoidable, though; you’re bound to act pretty bizarre after a breakup.

Just don’t let yourself get stuck acting like a completely different person or you’ll end up feeling miserable all over again. This isn’t the end of the world. It might feel like it, but I promise, it’s not.

Don’t lose sight of who you are.


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Allow yourself time to heal and experience the grief, and then pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start living again! Until then, you might experience some crazy side effects from the breakup; side effects that MAY take some time to shake off. And these side effects all have something to do with your horoscope.

So we've figured out the most bizarre things you’ll do after a breakup so that you can know EXACTLY what crazy things you’ll be doing that are SO out of character, based on YOUR astrological sign.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

aries zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

The most bizarre thing you’ll ever do after a breakup is NOTHING.

That’s right, if you’re lying on your bed with a family-sized bag of chips and you haven’t moved in 12 hours, something is SERIOUSLY up.

You love to stay active, moving, and being productive. On a normal day, you wouldn’t even think twice about wasting a day in bed! So, if this sounds like you right now, shake off that dust and call a friend!

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

taurus zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

You will tell everyone you are TOTALLY fine, when you are clearly NOT fine. Your arm could be chopped off and you’d still probably claim that you are fine. Then again, you're pretty stubborn like that.

You’ll also probably do something spontaneous and not thought out at ALL, which goes against every part of your over-thinking and practical self.

This erratic behavior is just your way of coping with being yanked out of a relationship that felt like a constant in your life.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

gemini zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

You can tell you’re way out of character after a breakup if you want to be alone. You HATE being alone or being confined and any sort of predictable routine.

So as soon as you start locking yourself away for days at a time, people are seriously going to start worrying about you. You love socializing and everyone will start noticing your absence because you NEVER miss out on a social gathering!

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

cancer zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

You love the people close to you, which is why you’re probably taking the breakup SUPER hard. Something is seriously up when you start taking crazy risks that are SO out of character.

You don’t really like to be around strangers or opening up about yourself, but after a breakup you’ll find yourself in a bar telling your life story to the bartender.

It’s so not you, but after always being the one to listen to others' problems, it's your turn to dish it out and make them listen to YOU.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

leo zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

When you start acting more laid back after a breakup, something is seriously up. It may sound like a good thing to act more laid back, but for someone who's always in charge, when you start saying you’re up for anything, you stop being the confident leader and letting other people take the lead.

But that's not you!

You’re loud and proud, and you let everyone know you’re in charge. You like to be treated as nothing less than a queen, and you shouldn’t start settling for less now.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

virgo zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

If you’re jumping onto the stage to sing a round of drunken karaoke, you probably just went through a bad breakup. You usually hate to be the center of attention and you can be SERIOUSLY shy.

You kind of throw all of that out the window and start doing some pretty reckless stuff when you’re heartbroken. It might be good for you to get out of your comfort zone, though. It means you're willing to try something new.

And even if that doesn't work out, you have a great embarrassing story as an ice breaker for the next guy you meet.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

libra zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

The most bizarre thing you do after a breakup is get MAD. You’re peaceful and fair, and you hate violence, so when you’re broken up with, all that pent up anger comes through.

You’ll shock everyone with your aggression and you may end up cussing some people out, which is so not you.

You'll probably feel regret about this outburst later on, but in the moment, your usually levelheaded demeanor can turn into a short-tempered monster.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

scorpio zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

When you start acting super passive after a breakup, you’re not acting like yourself. You’re brave, confident, and pretty much the epitome of a superhero.

When you start shrugging and giving up, it’s a serious red flag. You’ll start saying no to things you’d TOTALLY like, just because you’re upset.

This can be seriously damaging, especially if you're acting this way for a long time, so get your head back in the game and get back to normal soon.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

sagittarius zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

The most bizarre thing you’ll do after a breakup is come up with INSANE, off-the-wall theories that don’t make ANY sense.

You’re usually cool and collected, but when you feel out of control, you start getting into a paranoid state that makes you come up with insane conspiracies.

You’ll seriously drive yourself CRAZY. It might consist of trying to take your already courageous nature to a dangerous level (like wanting to do parkour on the roof of a building) or it might mean acting seriously out-there (like a normal Aquarius does).

Either way, it's not like you.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

capricorn zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

If you’re having fun, somethings up. No offense, but you’re kind of serious and a fun night out on the town is NOT something you’re usually into.

The most bizarre thing you could ever do after a breakup is a round of shots at the bar and dancing on table tops. Instead of acting like the mom friend everyone knows you are, you start acting like you're on an episode of Jersey Shore - NOT cool.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

aquarius zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

After a breakup you seem kind of neutral, passive, or like you don’t care about ANYTHING. It’s so out of character because you pretty much have an opinion on everything.

You hate when people don’t agree with you, and if anything is too dull or boring, you’re not interested at all. Pretty much, you act like the opposite of yourself, and it’s pretty bizarre!

Even if you don't see it, though, everyone else around you does.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

pisces zodiac sign when you're sad after a breakup

When you’re going through a breakup, you don’t listen to music at all. Music is the one thing you feel MOST connected to, and if you don’t want to listen, play, or do anything artistically related, it’s a HUGE red flag to everyone around you.

You’re naturally more brooding than others, but it seems to heighten when you’re heartbroken.

Even breakup songs don't make you feel better, which means you're seriously heartbroken.

Abby Jamison is an editorial intern in her last stretch to finish her undergraduate degree. She loves reading and writing above all else, but road trips are a close second. She finds most of her inspiration from feminism, LGBTQ+ history and travel.