What Makes Someone Shut You Out, By Zodiac Sign

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What Makes Someone Shut You Out, By Zodiac Sign

Do you ever suddenly get the feeling that there's someone in your life who is just icing you completely out?

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You haven't heard from them in a while, so you try to reach out, extend an olive branch, or make peace, and they basically ignore it or make some excuse not to see you.

You used to consider yourself close, and suddenly you realize that you have no idea what they've been up to. It's a strange moment where you have to wonder if they're actually busy, if you messed up, or if they're shutting you out just to do it. 

Knowing why someone would be shutting you out isn't always easy, although it may be easier when examining some of their natural roots and habits by horoscope trait. Here's our best astrological guess as to why they are suddenly shutting you out, according to their zodiac sign!


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

An Aries needs change to thrive, and they often close people out without even realizing that they're doing so. They are also so focused on work and social interation taht some relationships can get lost in the shuffle. It doesn't mean they don't want to be around you, but it does mean they may need some time to catch up. 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus' hate to feel insecure and one thing that may drive them away from you is if you make them feel this way. You may be doing this unintentionally, but it's affecting them to some degree. Although they tend to be very patient, this may be the one thing that really gets under their skin and prevents them from connecting with you.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Preoccupied with their own ups and downs, a Gemini is shutting you out because you aren't fitting into their lives at the moment. Whatever they're going through or dealing with, you've landed on the outskirts. Sometimes a Gemini has a close circle of support that they rely on, and you may not have made the cut here. It's not necessarily your fault, but right now they can only prioritize so much, and you aren't on the list. 


CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

A Cancer will shut you out when they are falling apart. Although they love being connected with others, sometimes their emotions run too hot and they can't connect with you. For whatever reason, Cancer is overwhelmed and they may just need space to figure that out before they come running to you. Just be there when they're ready to come back.


LEO (July 23 - August 22

If a Leo is shutting you out, be prepared to be out for a while. A Leo is stubborn and driven, meaning if they're holding a grudge they will hang on to that for some time. A Leo is shutting you out because for some reason, they feel like you've slighted or ignored them, and they can't stand it. Turning it around on you is one way they can get your attention back without admitting that they want it. 

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

A VIrgo takes little things very much to heart, which means that you may have done something small that really hurt them in some way. This little moments may seem like nothing to you, but a Virgo will see them as signs of worse things to come, so they're distancing themselves before it happens. They'll need assurance and effort from you to change their mind.


LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

The tricky part of a Libra is that they HATE being along, which means if they're shutting you out, they have some other form of support along the way. However, if they do take that step and start ghosting you, they've been driven pretty far to do so. Because they are so fair minded and peaceful, their cutting you off means that you've been pushing them to do it. They've given you chance after chance, but enough is enough, and that's where you're at now.


SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You messed up. Big time. Or at least, this Scorpio thinks you did. Because Scorpios are naturally suspicious and jealous, they may interpret a situation incorrectly, with you playing the role of a villain even if that isn't truly the case. Approach with caution, but be honest about the situation, and they'll appreciate the fact that you're fighting for the relationship.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

A Sagittarius is very much the free spirit, leading them to drift in and out of lives without much thought for what they leave behind. They may be leaving your life, or taking a smaller role, but that doesn't really mean there's a reason for it. It's just life. 


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19

STUBBORN. Honestly, if a Capricorn is icing you out, it's because they're being stubborn. They dislike everything at one point or another, it's just your turn to be in the hot seat for a bit. My advice is to hold out for a while and see if they confront the issue or simply move on. 

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

An Aquarius is too caught up in their own pursuits to be a very effective communicator sometimes. I'd suggest waiting a while, and then reaching out to them. Chances are that they've been busy with work and life, and chasing their other passions. You're just on the sidelines of those endeavors. 


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

I think a better way to orient the situation is that they're shutting themselves away from you, likely pitying themselves for the fact that you've been paying less attention to them. They may feel like they're eliminating the hassle of their presence, and putting themselves out of your way, letting you be free of them the way you obvioucly want to be. 

Beth El Fattal is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationships topics.