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How Each Of The Zodiac Signs Handle Divorce, According To Astrology

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How The Zodiac Signs Handle Divorce.

Divorce can rip your heart open, and make you feel depressed, angry, or sad. Some people are better at handling divorce than others, but what makes one person handle a divorce calmly and unemotionally, while another will take years (if ever) to learn how to move on?

There are many factors that affect how you view a divorce. And using astrology as a guide is a helpful way to figure out how you may handle divorce, should you ever get one.

The important thing to remember is that no matter how you handle a divorce, you should do whatever you think will help you get through it. If you need to sort through every one of your feelings, do it. It’s better to acknowledge the pain than to deny there’s any there.

Internalizing your feelings won’t make them disappear, but only prolong them so when they come bubbling up, they’ll be stronger and may cause more emotional destruction. Talking to a therapist or a close friend can be beneficial and it's a good start to working through your feelings.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries can be extremely unpredictable, especially when it comes to a divorce or breakup. If they've gotten bored with their relationship, they may be ready to see it go, but if they view their divorce as heartbreaking, they can become erratic, impulsive, and may say hurtful things.

The good news is that Aries are quick at recovering, and once their ill-temper has passed, they will return to their fun selves. They won't wait long to start dating again.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Divorce tends to devastate Taurus and it will take them a long time to even think about dating again. Mostly, Taurus will try to get back together with their ex, and if that doesn't work, they'll shut themselves off and take all the time they need to heal.

Luckily, they are patient, and need to be patient with themselves when they're going through the pain of divorce.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

When a Gemini is getting a divorce, it can be surprising to everyone. Geminis can appear to be completely happy in their relationship and all the while be bored and dissatisfied.

If they're not getting what they need, they have no problem ending the marriage. They may listen to other people's advice, but ultimately, they are going to do what's best for them.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Relationships and family are extremely important to Cancer, so they sometimes can come off as somewhat needy. If they feel they're not being heard or that their partner isn't there for them, Cancer could go somewhere else for the love and attention they need. 

If their partner leaves them, Cancer will be wrecked and may go through all the stages of grief for the relationship. It may take them a while to get over a relationship, even if it wasn't a good one.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

When it comes to a divorce, Leo may need to prove that their partner was the problem. It's not that they won't take responsibility for their part in the breakup, but it bruises their ego that someone who loved them could exist without Leo in their world.

They don't like feeling powerless, so they may try to take more control over the situation. Divorce hurts Leo deeply, but they can be too proud to let their pain show. They will try to let go of any expectations they had regarding the marriage.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos can be very practical and if they start to see cracks in the foundation of their relationship, they will do what they can to salvage it and repair the damage, especially if children are involved. If the situation is hopeless, Virgo will want to cut their losses as soon as possible so they can move on.

Whatever happens, they will not vent their anger around their kids, and their first priority will be to make sure their kids are supported.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras know that if a relationship doesn't work out, it's an opportunity for them to grow, but that doesn't mean it isn't painful. If they're able to, Libra will try to learn something positive from the experience.

In a perfect world, their partner would fall in love with them again, but when that doesn't happen, Libras force themselves to move on and find someone else to adore them. 

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are extremely passionate and intense. If they're asked for a divorce and they weren't expecting it, there's going to be a big reaction. Scorpios love deeply and when that love is thrown away, they will feel hurt and angry.

It's not unthinkable that a Scorpio would plot revenge against their ex or do something manipulative and destructive. They tend not to act rationally when they get hurt, and divorce is one of the things that hurts them the most.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians are free spirits, and if they start to feel antsy in their relationship, they're going to want out. If they don't take enough time to process their feelings, they may jump into a new relationship too quickly to try and mask the pain of the old one.

It can be challenging for Sagittarius to stick around and work out all the details of the divorce because their instinct will be to get far away.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are going to try to make their relationship work with everything they've got. They want the family unit to remain intact, if at all possible. They can't stand the thought of a relationship ending, but sometimes wanting a relationship to work isn't enough.

If Capricorn's partner cheats on them repeatedly or does something unforgivable, their emotional wall will come down and the negotiations will be over. They will make a plan for each day and stick with it so they can get back on track with their life.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians don't want to be the bad guy in a relationship, nor do they want their partner to get too emotional, so if their relationship isn't working out, they may try to manipulate the situation so their partner feels it's their responsibility to initiate the breakup.

Aquarians love being around people, but they also love being by themselves, so going on walks by themselves in nature can be very beneficial.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces demand a lot of attention and care from their partners, and they give those same gifts back. They'll commit to a relationship as long as their needs are fulfilled, but if they're not, they may become depressed and unhappy.

Pisces and their partner may come together and separate many times before finally pulling the plug. The best thing a Pisces can do is to feel their feelings and surround themselves with people who support and love them.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly, I AM & CO, and YourTango. Check out her website, her Facebook writer's page, and her Instagram.