The star signs and breakup
How do the zodiac signs deal with a breakup? How easy is it for each sign to bounce back? What should each sign learn from a break-up in order to find love again?
Did you ever wish you could read the signs and be alarmed by your partner's change of behaviour? Get an insight on how each zodiac sign behaves before the break-up and how they react once it happens. Our experienced astrologers in matters of the heart have come up with the ultimate astrology break up guide.
How do the star signs handle a breakup, before and after it happens?
One question in the minds of all who see a sudden change in their partner’s behavior: “Will he break up with me?” Astrology can give you an answer and set your free from the doubts, based on his star sign. Results are even more accurate if you cross-read our analysis for your partner’s sign and ascendant both. If you don’t know his ascendant, you may use our free birth chart feature to find out what it is. And if your partner does break up with you, how does your zodiac sign handle it?
Horoscope Friends and long-term partner astrology get jiggy with it to provide you with some answers.
What a breakup looks like with an Aries partner
What else would an Aries do right before the break-up but stage a huge fight? Or rather, fights (plural) of epic proportions. Of course, by now you’re probably familiar with the sign’s inherent need to quarrel. Well triple that if your Aries is sick and tired of the day-to-day (and truth be told, he does get bored rather easily) and you get the pre-break-up, leveled up, Aries. The problem is you’ll never know what you did wrong or how it started….or escalated so quickly. In fact, this will have nothing to do with you. It’ll just be him doing everything within his ability to bring you to tears. And that he will. Then, suddenly as he came into your life he’ll be out of it. All this shouldn’t concern you much. Nothing you could have done. Like said: It’s all him.
Zodiac sign Aries shot down the chute marked ‘resilient’ so fast that they almost bounced right back up it again. This is a knock-proof sign, and single, as a status, is worn as a badge of honor when sun in Aries burns up a horoscope. Dealing with a break-up swiftly and using their head helps Aries put it behind them, as does burning all their ex’s stuff if they’re a low-down cheater.
What a breakup looks like with a Taurus partner
Long before breaking up, the I-want-to-break-up signs coming from someone under the sign of Taurus are rather apparent to the trained eye. Big changes don’t come easy to this sign and this is a rather big step to be taken so his behaviour will star changing weeks, even months before YOU decide to call it quits. And that’s the whole point behind this stalling. He doesn’t want to be held accountable for the break-up and so he will become the most insufferable version of himself in order to force you to break up with him instead. Forget his active, outgoing self. He will reserve a space on the couch where he’ll be spending all remaining nights of the relationship, looking bored and de-motivated until you’ve finally had enough.
Taurus lovers aren't as bouncy when love packs its bags. This zodiac sign has a one-track mind trained on finding a lifetime commitment - plus the prospect of moving out or any change to their living arrangements only ups their anxiety levels. Regardless of whether they're the dumper or the dumpee, stoic Taurus might learn nothing from a break-up and deal with it in their own sweet time, which is no bad thing: we need a love like theirs that’s constant and that refuses to be dimmed in this fickle world of ours.
What a breakup looks like with a Gemini partner
We’re all familiar with the wandering eye of the Gemini crowd and how quick they are with decisions like starting and ending things. For a Gemini it’s all about interest; the minute he loses it…you’ve lost him for good. The problem here is that if you’re one to trust easily, you never see it coming. You just wake up in the middle of the night, on a random Tuesday, to the sound of his phone ringing. And it’s ‘Babe’. “Who’s babe?”, you’ll ask, if you haven’t come to know him well up to that moment. Otherwise, you know perfectly well who babe is. Our suggestion? Get out fast. No reason whatsoever to have ‘the chat’. With this sign it would end up with insults thrown your way going into detail of how boring you’ve become or even describing his paramour as the best thing that’s ever happened to him and how “sorry, not sorry” he is.
Any break-up involving zodiac sign Gemini takes a while to seep into their emotional hard-wiring because their brains are like their gatekeepers shielding them from feeling the hurt. Dealing with it intellectually helps them convince themselves that they're fine. Gemini is a fast learner, but this isn’t always the case in relationship break-ups. They can even be quite naïve by being too quick to trust in a scenario that has all the makings of history repeating.
What a breakup looks like with a Cancer partner
People under the sign of Cancer aren’t known for their directness and breaking up doesn’t stray from that rule. Just like crabs, the sign’s symbol, they will either go sideways for miles or lock themselves up in their shell and you’ll never be able to get a word out of them again, ever. If one day you come home to an iceberg version of your Cancerian partner, it will probably be the time to start feeling pessimistic about your shared future. If on top of the new ice-sculpture overalls you start hearing phrases like “Yeah, as if you’re actually fixing it this time…” or “Wow, how come you’re late? That’s happened like only, every time we’ve ever gone out”. They’ve kept everything they’ve had against you in for so long that it’s now way too late to fix it. Could they have saved your relationship by voicing their concerns? Yes. And if they really wanted it, they would have.
Inside Cancer horoscope’s heart is a fluffy kitten playing with a feather mouse, but to get to it you need a blow-torch. Break-ups linger in Cancer's heart and consume them, although they hide it well. They can turn to comfort eating as well as eating their heart out after a break-up. Trying to enjoy the single life and spending time getting to know themselves again is better than getting to know Ben and Jerry. They also need to learn to give themselves and their intuition a break if it’s not always on-point.
What a breakup looks like with a Leo partner
Well, everyone knows people under the sign of Leo have a thing for role-playing (and acting in general), so getting an Ancient Greek tragedy kind of break-up from a Leo is to be expected. He will stand opposite you teary-eyed reminding you, in his most betrayed voice, all the times when he’s gone to the moon and back for you (Leo slang for ‘to Boots that one time you were sick’) and you didn’t return the kindness. He will also show you texts or missed calls from exes or other interests, which “would have made him happier” if it wasn’t for you. He will then cry some more. Right before you burst and start telling him how not-that-special he is, he will make a dramatic exit, probably breaking something on his way to the door, which he’ll slam. Btw do NOT tell him he isn’t special. The fight will drag on and on and do you really want that?
You’ve got to admire Leo’s self-belief. The first reaction of this zodiac sign when a relationship flounders is utter disbelief that they've failed. Some even develop physical symptoms, like heartburn, often through overindulgence we might add, or they hit the town, dance on tables and shout ‘the drinks are on me!’ But once all this is out of their system (and we could be talking a single weekend here folks), they need to love again: the world has been deprived of their love for far too long already, is how they see it. Oh and one last thing: they never forget.
What a breakup looks like with a Virgo partner
People under the sign of Virgo, more often than not, have analyzed the whole situation in their heads and all their reasons to break up with you, long before they actually do it. The major difference here with the sign of Taurus is that a Virgo actually voices his concerns over everything he believes you’re doing wrong, the minute it happens. The problem is that judgment is a constant for this sign so you may end up confusing the ‘become, I don’t know…better or I’m out’ with the “healthy” (his words, not ours) criticism that’s been there all along. This only gets worse leading to the break-up so if you have a rather thick skin and decide to stick it out until it gets better (which it won’t) prepare to get the worst kind of judgment you’ve ever received and then have your stuff thrown out the window. Literally. They tend to do that.
When life throws zodiac sign Virgo under the break-up bus they might not appear all that bothered. It gives them another chance to self-analyze and to process what they've learned. This is a sign whose future partner choices will be healthier because they’re intelligent, self-preserving creatures. Virgo wants to solve rather than manage problems and continually strives to make life, and love, more of an efficient well-oiled machine.
What a breakup looks like with a Libra partner
A relationship with someone under the sign of Libra is like walking on thin ice, only without knowing it’s actually as thin as it is and the same goes for the break-up. A Libra has been multitasking in the relationship all along. Allows us to explain what we mean by this: You may be enjoying a night at the movies and he’ll be talking about how good the movie is, but remember how he had suggested another movie at some point? He does too. So while he may be looking as if he’s having the time of his life, he’s thinking about how unfair it ALL is for him, yet again. And keep in mind this has happened countless times throughout the relationship. So, after he’s had it and he’s already formed his next relationship (that is a Libra’s prerequisite for breaking up) he’ll talk you through every single time you’ve been unfair. It will feel like a real-life Judgment Day, he’ll be right about most of it (which will make you feel absolutely awful) and then, he’ll be out.
An anything-is-better-than-being-alone mind-set drives Venus-ruled Libra to always have love in their lives. Just like opposite sign, Aries, Libra fights back because it’s a means to an end. They don’t see what’s wrong with having stop-gap lovers, and can be quite business-like about romance.
What a breakup looks like with a Scorpio partner
Every ending is a new beginning: That’s Scorpio’s motto and this is why he’ll break up with you only after he’s gone through all stages of grief, each one of which will only last but a few…years! In the beginning he will refuse to give up his plan of transforming you (few years, or months), right after that he will get angry at you for being so unteachable (few weeks) and after he’s insulted you like you’ve never been insulted by anyone in your life, ever, he will move on to the 'unbelievably depressed' stage (fortunately this one doesn’t last that long) and finally accepting the fact that you two, were just not meant to be. Until that point however, you will have gotten so fed up with his constant whining and your being brought down for no apparent (to you) reason, that you will most probably have been the one calling it quits. If that does happen though, prepare to face his wrath as well as a tone of paranoid texts over you dating someone else or hiding your true reason for breaking up with him. It couldn’t have been him…!
Scorpio people are built for break-ups: the cyclical nature of life is part of this sign's evolution and they become better people in relationships with a few failures under their belts. The need to rush into a new relationship and learn the A to Z of a person in one evening never seems to leave them.
What a breakup looks like with a Sagittarius partner
The “everything is fleeting” motto, is the Sagittarius standard break-up line. It also happens to be the self-justification of all people under the sign of Sagittarius for breaking up with you. Not a coincidence. What your Sagittarius is in fact achieving this way is to take the blame off of him and place it on the Universe. This refusal to take the blame or take an action towards saving your relationship is a sign that he’s had enough. Problem is, it happens suddenly and most of the times when you least expect it. This reveals yet another truth about his sign: It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with how he’s actually missed his carefree life which he could be living like a modern age, hippie Marco Polo if it weren’t for you. Right before the actual break-up he will start disappearing on you, without a single word on where he’s off to or how long he’ll be out. You won’t be living with him but with his hologram. If you’re quick to take a hint, you’ll break up with him before he gets a chance to do so himself.
Zodiac sign Sagittarius is the archer and they shoot their arrows into the air and hope for the best in every situation, so bouncing back is in their DNA and even a break-up is an adventure. As one door closes etc. etc. They can overindulge in food and drink to fill an emotional void, yet new love is often found when they’re physically active.
What a breakup looks like with a Capricorn partner
For a long time before someone under the sign of Capricorn breaks up with you, you will be in a relationship with his Inbox (‘Unread’ folder, to be exact) and his answering machine. He will be spending days on end at work and when you’re together, guess what: He won’t really resemble the loving partner you once had but your boss when she/he’s angry or dissatisfied. His attitude towards you will be something like ‘we didn’t reach today’s goals and it appears like you can’t work any harder, so, yeah. Quit?’.He will speak as little as possible, stare at the wall/couch/tv/laptop/anywhere really but in your direction and it will feel as if he’s been abducted and replaced by a robot. If you don’t decide to break up with him by then, his slow but steady transformation to a dictator that follows will definitely do the trick for you. With this sign you almost always get to be the one calling it quits, but it’s never your decision really.
Love rocks the world of zodiac sign Capricorn, but they don’t like anything that rocks their routine and so they avoid break-ups, preferring to work through issues. If love does walk out they tend to throw themselves into work. The danger is that they ‘borrow’ a shell from their opposite sign Cancer in which to retreat because personal turbulence knocks their confidence.
What a breakup looks like with an Aquarius partner
An Aquarius who has decided to break up with you will initially suggest becoming friends (or rather, remaining friends). If this doesn’t happen to be aligned with your own wants, he will sit you down and preach about the meaningless of your relationship (or any relationship) when compared to the vastness of the Universe. It doesn’t matter one bit that when the two of you first met, he preached the exact opposite. Truth is, he just loves preaching and sharing his great ideas. If he seizes to believe you can add to the dialogue (or any dialogue, really) that he’s willing to have over forests or politics or whatever, he also seizes to be interested. Nothing you can say will alter his belief and it won’t make a difference if you’re actually better informed than he is. If he doesn’t believe you to be his equal or spiritual companion, that’s that. He’s kind so he’ll stick around until you’ve accepted it. But the distance between the two of you will have grown to the point where you wouldn’t want to be with him anymore even if he begged you to get back together.
Zodiac sign Aquarius appear blasé about these things, and they can handle break-ups clumsily because it’s uncomfortable territory for them. Friends are usually a terrific support, though, and they learn that this has to be the basis of any lasting love. In fact the greatest love for Aquarius could well be a friend. They may not make the first move after a break-up, and can panic when someone new shows interest in them.
What a breakup looks like with a Pisces partner
Do you know that joke about the guy going to get cigarettes and never returning? That’s your Pisces right before breaking up with you. He’ll refuse to take the blame for the break up, just as he does with most things in life, so his taking the quick exit is definitely something to be expected. Instead, he will do one of two things: He will either disappear on you and you’ll never see him or hear from him again, ever, or he’ll become distant and no matter how many times you confront him about it you will get the “it’s all good” answer. But he won’t mean it. He will in fact be doing it only for you to finally lash out, allowing him to finally say you’re “pressuring him” and “you should take some time off”. You will agree to that, only for it to result in his disappearance. He won’t need to talk things through – in his imagination it’s all been said and done. You’ll be alone in how you’re feeling one way or the other.
Pisces, Karen Carpenter, came out from behind the comfort of her drum-kit and gradually gained the confidence to stand and sing in full view of her fans – and this is how Pisces gets back on its feet following a break-up. They know that they can be the star of their own show again, it just takes time and they like to do things in stages. We guarantee that they’ll be giving themselves a hard time privately, so they don’t need friends doing the same.