Why He Backed Off After Getting Close, By Zodiac Sign

Why did he change his mind and can you do anything about it?

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You may have been with a man who felt so right for you, and then when things were going great, and you were closer than every, he decided to pull away from you. His excuse? He just changed his mind about things and stopped wanting to be together.

We all change our minds, but for very different reasons. And while these reasons might make complete sense to us, others might feel baffled by them.

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Think about it, as an extremely cautious person or a private zodiac sign (Cancer or Scorpio), you might insist on going back to your door just to ensure that you’ve truly locked it. But this action might be frustrating to your spouse, who had just told you that, yes, you definitely did lock it, and can’t understand why you have to still make sure when you guys are already late for a dinner party.

The reason behind someone’s change of heart can be even more painful and confusing. For instance, if your love interest or boyfriend suddenly changes his mind about your relationship and does not even provide any explanation, it can be even more painful to understand, say, the unique quirks that make him change his mind.


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That is why we are going to find out what makes him change his mind using astrology, especially in a romantic relationship. Some guys change their minds about commitment more frequently than others. But all are capable of doing it.

Astrology divides these guys into 12 different horoscope signs that have their own wants and needs. When these needs are not met in a relationship, they can have a change of heart.

So let’s find out what makes him change his mind, per astrology.


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)


This guy is very impulsive in general. So it is not surprising to find him change his mind often.

However, when it comes to his romantic relationship, he might change his mind if he finds that the person he is with is overly dependent on him. He just cannot handle that kind of behavior.

Also, he might change his mind about the relationship if he feels like the spark is gone and there is no way to bring it back.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)


It’s very rare to find a Taurus man change his mind that often. However, there are certain things that you can do in a relationship with him that might make him change his mind.

First of all, he hates inconsistency. So if you somehow give off that vibe, you need to stop! Unless you want him to change his mind about you.

Another way you could make him change his mind about the relationship is by threatening his sense of security. This can be done in a number of ways such as lying to him or spending all of your or his money very quickly and rashly.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)


He is THE guy who changes his mind way too quickly. He can’t help it. It’s just in his nature to be that flexible. But he changes his mind specifically in regards to you and your relationships due to a number of reasons.

Firstly, he gets bored. It’s unfortunate but true. He just can’t be interested in a relationship or a person long enough unless, of course, the subject makes itself very interesting.

Another reason, which is related to the previous one, is that Gemini guys do not like party poopers. As simple as that. So, if you are constantly turning down fun activities, he might change his mind.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)


This guy changes his mind whenever he feels insecure about something. And this can happen a lot! The crab is inherently very cautious and can fear the worst.

So, in a relationship, if this guy is somehow made to feel like they are not that important to their lover or there is a third-party involved, you will see him change in seconds.

Another reason he might change his mind is if he does not feel a deep emotional connection. It’s very important to him to feel like you guys are bonded. So if that’s not there, he might feel like it’s not the right relationship for him.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is a fixed sign. Naturally then, this guy does not usually change his mind that quickly. However, there are certain elements which, if they are missing, could make him change his mind about you.

Firstly, if he feels like you do not think he’s special, he will be out. Secondly, he needs to feel like you guys are living the passionate romance found in the books and movies! If he realizes that your relationship does not have this element, he will quickly change his mind about you.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

The Virgo guy is always worrying about something. That includes you and your relationship, as well. He is also the most flexible of the earth signs and can change his mind quite often.

What makes him change his mind, you ask? First of all, if he thinks that you are not perfect in the sense that you are not a responsible and hardworking adult, he will quickly drop you!


Another thing that could change his mind is your reaction (read overreaction) to events, circumstances, and his ideas. This can be a turn off for this guy, who does not like drama.


LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

The Libra guy is not one to change his mind that often mostly because he deliberates and thinks way too much for way too long! But when does change his mind, it’s because of a few reasons.


Firstly, in a relationship, he’s looking for equality and harmony. So if you are constantly bickering with him or making him feel like you are taking advantage of him, he will definitely change his mind, even if it takes him some time to reach that decision!

Another reason he might change his mind, especially during the early stages of dating, is if he finds that the person is socially inept. It’s true, social situations are like tests for a potential lover for him!


SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)


Scorpio is another of the fixed signs. But I will say that he’s probably one of those guys who would not hesitate to drop you if you commit one of these major sins!

Firstly, if he finds out you lied to him about anything. It can be a very insignificant matter, but he will instantly lose respect for you and start distrusting you about everything you’ve said.

Also, if he finds out that you are playing games, he will change his mind but will make you pay in some way. So beware!

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)


Sagittarius wants to constantly learn and grow, and so can be one of those guys that change their minds way too often for some people.

He will definitely change his mind about you if he finds out that you are not trustworthy. Honesty is everything to them and if you don’t understand that, then he would not mind dropping you.

Another factor that makes him change his mind is feeling constrained. Let me explain: This is the sign of freedom, so if he feels like you are constantly trying to control him and his movements, he will definitely lose interest in the relationship.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Being an earth sign, this guy makes decisions after a lot of consideration, so that he does not have to regret later. However, he might change his mind about you if he feels like you do not have what it takes to be with someone like him. It might sound rude, but it is actually a very rational way of thinking.

You see, he has a clear vision for himself and he definitely has a few goals. So if he feels like you cannot complement him, he will lose interest and change his mind about the relationship.



AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is another fixed sign. So this guy is not prone to changing his mind that often. However, if he feels like you are just like everyone else and that you have no individuality, he might change his mind about you. You see, his sign rules unique traits and individuality. So he looks for these things in his significant other.

Also, if you are too dependent or too demanding, he might change his mind. This is because he is very detached and prefers partners who understand that side of him.



PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

The Pisces guy can change his mind way too often! He is just so dreamy and always thinking about other possibilities!

Believe it or not, this guy might change his mind about you if he finds a more interesting person. I know it’s hard to believe since he can be so compassionate and tender. But it’s very true.


Also, if he feels like he is not getting enough attention from you, it will cause him to think that this is not the right relationship for him.

Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.