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Why He Still Talks With His Ex, According To Astrology

Why He Still Talks With His Ex, By Zodiac Sign

Why do some zodiac signs have a hard time letting go of an ex?  When you’re in a relationship with someone – whether the relationship is still new or you’ve been together for a long time - you want to know that you can trust the other person.

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re being kept in the dark about something, like if your boyfriend is still talking to his ex. Has this been going on for a while or is this a recent development?

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Are they just catching up or is it something you need to worry about? Are they zodiac soulmates? Or is there another reason?

There are a million and one reasons why he might still be keeping in touch with his ex, including astrological. Some of these reasons might be harmless, while others might require you to sit down and work some things out.

Based on his horoscope sign, you can figure out why he still talks to his ex and how to handle it. Sometimes, there’s no need to handle anything. Maybe his ex initiated the conversation and he’s just trying to get her to leave him alone.

Maybe they’re still friends – that happens and it’s not up to you to try to stop your boyfriend from cutting ties with a friend. I once had a boyfriend who was talking to one of his exes over text. I tend to be a pretty non-jealous or judgmental person, so it didn’t really faze me.

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He has other exes that he still talks to because they’re friends, but this person was different. He didn’t hide the fact that she was texting him, but it was the way he handled it that bothered me.

Rather than block her number or tell her that he wasn’t interested in keeping in touch with her – and I know he wasn’t because he complained so many times that she wouldn’t leave him alone – all he did was tell me to get involved and tell her to back off (in a playful, joking way).

When I told him to just stop texting her if she was really bothering him (because I was not going to get involved), he said no, that it was too hard and he was too lazy to try. So, he kept texting her and kept whining about it until he got bored with the attention.

Yeah… not a good person and not the right way to handle an ex at all. If your boyfriend is talking to his ex, there are a few things you can do, whether you know that they’re just friends or not. First, you should address the situation, openly and honestly.

Don’t hide the fact that you’re uncomfortable – this is your relationship, after all, you’re allowed to want to be invested in all parts of it. Next, figure out why he’s talking to his ex from him. Don’t sneak around trying to draw your own conclusions because that will only make things worse.

Once you figure out what the deal is, express your feelings about the whole thing in a calm and honest way. If he knows you’re just concerned about your relationship and curious about his ex, he’s more likely to open up to you.

If he feels like you’re trying to back him into a corner, he’s not going to want to share anything with you. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to get to the bottom of this, but remember that you and your boyfriend are on the same team; it’s not you versus him, it’s you both versus the problem.

Per astrology, here’s why he keeps in contact with his ex, according to his zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

It can be a little frustrating to know that Aries is still talking to his ex, but don’t let that convince you that he’s not into you at all. Aries has a big heart, and he loves sharing it with as many people as possible.

If he’s still in contact with his ex, it could be because he’s reminiscing on the memories they made together. Maybe something made him nostalgic, and now he wants to get in touch with someone from his past.

He could also be curious to know if his ex still thinks about him. It might not necessarily be because he’s thinking of her, but maybe because he loves when people think of him at all.

I know, I know, it’s time for him to move on. But it’s hard to tell Aries what to do. If it seems like his curiosity is floating towards dangerous territory, talk to him about it.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is the kind of zodiac sign who will stay friends with all of his exes because he wants to be friends with them – not because he’s hoping to get back together with them.

But if he’s keeping in contact with one ex in particular, it could be because he’s missing the connection they had. Taurus is a sentimental guy, and one think he hates about breaking up with someone is losing the connection he had with them.

In general, Taurus wants to keep things as civil as possible with his exes. He hates knowing that someone out there dislikes him. 

So even if he’s not dating that person anymore, he’ll still keep in touch with her to let her know there are no hard feelings. It’s a kind gesture for sure, and one nice thing about Taurus is that he’ll never hide the fact that he’s friends with his exes from you.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is a lot of fun to date. He’s not just a rollercoaster ride of excitement and adventure – he’s the whole amusement park. This is one of the main reasons why people are so drawn to him (and why he has so many exes).

People just want to date him all the time, so he tends to bounce from one person to the next, having as much fun as possible (which creates an excess of exes).

That said, if he’s keeping in touch with one ex in particular, the relationship he had with her might be different than what he’s had with other people. I mean, Gemini is fun on a bun, but this person must have really been special.

He’s not the kind of person to go back to an ex, so don’t worry too much about that, but she was probably a real adventure if he wants to reconnect with her.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer loves with his whole heart and then some. So, if you’re dating him, he needs to know that you’re just as enthusiastic about expressing your love for him as he is for you. If not, he’s going to find that love elsewhere.

And even if his last relationship ended in disaster, he might still keep in contact with his ex if he doesn’t feel like there’s enough affection in his relationship with you.

If he’s talking to his ex, it could be because your relationship is lacking some love. When Cancer doesn’t feel like he’s being loved enough, he starts second-guessing every decision he’s made with you (which often becomes the reason he breaks up with people).

He wants to make sure there’s no regret in breaking up with his ex, when he really should work on being more honest with you about his feelings.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is one of the few zodiac signs that can have a totally platonic relationship with his exes and not want to rekindle anything with them.

Leo’s social bubble is huge, so unless you want to totally alienate him from everyone else, you have to be okay with knowing that he might still be in contact with an ex.

He won’t hide it from you, but he might not talk about it a lot either. If he’s still talking to his ex, it’s probably because he values her advice and what she thinks.

Maybe she helped him with a family problem when they were together, or maybe he just wants to share the good news about his promotion (after he shares it with you, of course).

He’ll go to his friends and family with problems too, but if he’s friends with his ex and it makes sense to talk to her too, he’s going to do just that.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is not the kind of zodiac sign to stay in contact with his exes. Once he starts a new relationship, he moves on. He wants his new bae to know that she is number one in his eyes and having contact with his ex does not prove that’s true.

Of course, if he is keeping in contact with an ex, you should probably talk to him about it. Chances are, he still has feelings for her and he’s not sure what to do about them.

Maybe he’s hoping that by talking to his ex he’ll realize he was wrong, or maybe she just had something special he missed, but a Virgo keeping in touch with an ex can spell trouble.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is another zodiac sign that is sentimental about everything and everyone that comes into his life. He’s also the most likely to have a house full of clutter because he hates the thought of getting rid of things that have memories attached to them.

If he’s talking to his ex, it’s because there’s a memory attached to that relationship that he won’t let go of. You don’t have to worry about him going back to his exes (usually he learns from his mistakes), but you should ask him why this person is important to him.

Everyone in his life brings something to the table; maybe his ex taught him how to cook or maybe she was an amazing listener. You bring something special to the table too, so don’t let his talking to his ex scare you away from the relationship.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio can be a bit of a conundrum. It can take some time for him to open up to his partner when he first starts a relationship, but when he’s been with someone for a long time, it can also be hard for him to let go after a breakup.

Scorpio cultivates relationships that are supposed to last, so leaving one behind can be really hard on him. If he’s keeping in touch with his ex, it could be because he doesn’t want to give up on a big love.

Maybe he’s still in that unsure phase of your relationship, or maybe he still has feelings for his ex, but he wants to figure out his true feelings. That said, his relationship with his ex might have been toxic, so even if he is talking to her, there’s a good chance she’s his ex for a reason (and will stay that way).

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

You might be able to tame Sagittarius long enough to be in a serious relationship with you, but you can never get him to change the person he is. And part of who he is has to do with his friends.

Sagittarius loves making friends (and keeping them around). Even if he used to date someone he considers a friend now, there’s still part of him that wants to keep that person around.

If Sagittarius is keeping in touch with an ex, it’s because he’s missing a relationship that’s easy and fun. Maybe there’s been some stress or tension between you two, but that doesn’t mean your relationship is over.

It does mean that you need to remind him how fun and easy-going you can be – that you can be friends again when things get tense (rather than him looking for comfort from an ex).

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn definitely cares about you, but he also believes in a relationship where both people can be independent together – not dependent on each other to do everything. He knows what he wants, and if he doesn’t get exactly what he wants from his partner, he’ll start looking for someone else.

If he’s keeping in touch with his ex, you might want to talk about your relationship with him. If Capricorn is talking to his ex, it could be because he still admires her (and maybe even misses her).

There’s a good chance that she made him actually feel like he had to keep up for once, instead of being the one to set the pace. That said, relationships are investments to Capricorn, so just because you’ve hit a rough spot doesn’t mean you can’t get back to what makes you so great together – it takes work.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius dates with intention, which means that when the relationship ends, he can’t help but hold on to parts of the relationship that were meaningful to him. He’s not as sentimental as other zodiac signs, but he can be if he creates a bond with someone that he doesn’t have with anyone else in his life.

If Aquarius is talking to his ex, it’s because he really found a friend in her. Not only was she a romantic partner, but she was also someone he could confide in and talk to.

After a breakup with your best friend, it can be hard to lose something like that and be okay with it. Now is the time to show him that you can be a friend too, not just a romantic partner.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

If Pisces is talking to his ex, it’s probably because he misses the comfort and familiarity of that person. Pisces tends to create safe spaces in people in his life for different reasons.

So, even if those people turn out to be toxic, he still has some fond memories from before. This doesn’t mean he wants to keep his exes around, but he does prefer familiarity over change.

Pisces might be missing something old, but he is ready for something new. If Pisces is talking to his ex, it’s just something he needs to do to get closure. Once he does that, he can move on with you. 


Emily you is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.