What Does 'Pausing The Relationship' Mean To Your Zodiac Sign, Per Astrology

"We were on a break!" — Ross Geller

Why Your Zodiac Sign Needs To Take A Break From Love, Per Astrology pexels

Taking a break doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. If anything, breaks can be the glue that makes your relationship stronger than ever before.

I know all about breaks because I was one of those annoying couples everyone knew as always breaking up and getting back together.

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Despite everyone’s opinion of my relationship, what I learned from these breaks were that they strengthened my relationship each time.


These breaks were the wake-up call that my boyfriend at the time needed when my words were not enough to reach him.

Creating some distance and putting things into perspective made him realize how serious I really was about any issues we had, and they caused him to come back ready, eager, and willing to overcome our differences together.

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Although the term “break” may sound daunting, try to view it as an opportunity to give your relationship and even yourself some time to mature and prosper.

There are so many reasonings for taking a break, but what it really comes down to is what you want the outcome of a said break to be.


If you want a chance to gain a clearer mindset of your relationship or simply want to see what being without this person is like, maybe a break would be a great option for you.

Find out what taking a break means to you based on your zodiac sign below.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are extremely detail-oriented and can catch early signs of a problem fairly easily.

If something doesn’t go according to plan, you may feel off balance, and when this happens in your relationship, it is no different.

You may have reached a point where your relationship has felt like work and you’ve lost the spark.

A break may have been the best decision in conquering this funk and clearing your head.


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LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are known for their fair-minded and kind-hearted nature. W

hen it comes to putting a pause on a relationship, it was likely done in a very civil manner. You probably bit your tongue a few times just to avoid causing a fight, but over time, things kept piling up and you felt on the verge of breaking.

Taking a break will allow both partners to reassess where they want to see their future and may give you time to understand how to communicate your feelings.

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SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

When Scorpios fall for someone, they fall hard, so it’s easy to get attached to the person you are with.

Anytime you went out with your partner, you probably noticed the amount of attention they received and felt both flattered yet threatened.

It can be difficult to put your full focus into your relationship knowing that others find your partner attractive, which can cause jealousy.

A break to you means working on yourself, whether that be on your own insecurities, self-esteem, etc. and then reevaluating whether you are ready to be with this person or not.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittariuses are very curious creatures by nature.

You likely find yourself distracted by someone else who is exciting and new which makes you wonder if you’re ready to settle down with the person you’re with or if you should continue exploring your options.

Taking a break, to you, means seeing what else is out there and figuring out if you want to stay with the same person.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are very family-oriented and want someone who’s ready to settle down. Perhaps the person you were with wasn’t on the same page as you or was unable to keep up with your pace in life.


Taking a break, to you, means reevaluating if you are willing to reprioritize your ultimate goals or if this may not be the right person for you.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

An Aquarius is very quick-witted and known for being an excellent problem solver.

You’ve likely run into a rut in your relationship and may have felt that a break would be the perfect opportunity for both you and your partner to reevaluate what you want out of your relationship.

A break, to you, is a positive solution in sorting out your problems and an opportunity to gain a new perspective.

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PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces are known for their selfless and giving nature, so it can be easy to feel taken for granted. You’ve likely felt you were giving more than you were receiving in this relationship and that there was not a fair trade-off.

To you, a break means allowing your partner to miss you and realize how much you contribute to the relationship. This time will allow you to reevaluate how you feel about this person and will give you some time to work on bettering yourself.

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ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

If you are an Aries, like me, you are constantly looking for a change of pace and excitement. Because of this, it can be easy for things in your relationship to feel stale after a while.


Pausing a relationship may be the best thing for you because it allows you to take a step back and digest whether this relationship is worth pursuing. A break allows you to gauge whether you are happy or if your relationship has just become routine.

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TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Tauruses are some of the most reliable people you will encounter, so if you choose to put your relationship on pause, there’s likely a good explanation for it.

Your patience may have hit a wall with this person, and you decided instead of calling it quits, a break would be the perfect way to take a breather.


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GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Geminis are known for having the best communication with their partners. If you’ve decided to take a break, it’s probably because there were disagreements that couldn’t get settled or you simply weren’t on the right page with your partner.

You likely came to an amicable agreement with your partner that being on a break would be a good thing for you two and that it would give you both time to reconsider things.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are very intuitive when it comes to sense when something is not right in the relationship. If you have decided to take a break, it’s probably no surprise that you saw it coming for a while.


You likely picked up on the littlest things that bothered you, and brought them up to your partner, only to reach to no avail. You don’t want to lose this person, but you want them to change, so maybe a break will be the perfect opportunity.

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LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Leos are very confident when it comes to decision making, so there was likely a reason you decided on a break.

Maybe someone else entered your life which made you realize you were missing something from your current relationship or maybe you simply wanted some time to yourself.

Whatever the case may be, you knew this was the right decision for now.


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Elizabeth Ward is a writing student finishing her bachelor’s at the University of Louisville. You can find her painting, dancing to her heart's content, or binging the Office.