Unless you meet your soulmate mate in high school or have sworn to a life alone, each and every person on this planet will deal with a breakup in some capacity. More than likely, we’ll all deal with multiple breakups during our lifetime—both as the dumper and the dumpee. Each of the twelve astrological signs has a unique way of handling a breakup—from sensitive Cancer to pragmatic Capricorn. Here’s how to deal with a breakup, based on your sign:
As the cardinal fire sign, an Aries believes in taking action and exploring new beginnings. When they’re dealing with the end of the relationship, they’re not one to dwell on the past and instead make a point to cut their losses and move on with their life.
Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Liza Koshy, Kourtney Kardashian and Mariah Carey
Unlike Aries, a Taurus dislikes sudden changes and is recognized as one of the most stubborn signs in the zodiac. When they’re going through a breakup, they’re often unwilling to compromise—especially when it comes to your living quarters. Ask a Taurus to move out of their place? Yeah right.
Famous Tauruses: Adele, Gigi Hadid, Lizzo and Trisha Paytas
Geminis more than anyone hate being alone and when dealing with a breakup rely heavily on their friends. Expect to see a newly single Gemini out on the town, forgetting about their ex by spending time with good friends and meeting plenty of new people.
Famous Geminis: Emma Chamberlain, Marilyn Monroe, Iggy Azalea and Lucy Hale
Sensitivity and emotional are key traits of a Cancer and when a breakup happens, expect this sign to mourn the relationship. They’ll need more time than most to heal their wounds and will often rely on close friends and family for support during this time.
Famous Cancers: Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Khloe Kardashian and Lana Del Rey.
Leos are never afraid to show themselves some love, especially when their ego is bruised during a breakup. Instead of worrying about where they went wrong, a Leo knows their worth and will be the first to embrace self-love—whether that be through a vacation, a spa day or a new tattoo.
Famous Leos: Kylie Jenner, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence
Practical to a fault, Virgos smell a breakup coming weeks before it actually goes down. They always have a plan B no matter what and have already stockpiled a list of scathing remarks to tear down their ex lover. When a breakup happens in a Virgo’s life, she’s already got 10 million other things on her mind and will cope with a broken heart by plunging into her work.
Famous Virgos: Beyonce, Zendaya, Jenna Marbles and Lili Reinhart
Libras love to see both sides of the story and are natural people pleasers. This means that to avoid a conflict, they’re not the type to bad mouth an ex and will do what they can to make the split as amicable as can be. In fact, they might even go as far as to be friends with an ex!
Famous Libras: Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Halsey and Bella Thorne
Exceptionally passionate and often with a sharp tongue, you do not want to be on the other end of a breakup with a Scorpio. They’ll let you know exactly how they feel and may even throw in a little revenge along the way. And after the fires have cooled, Scorpios will use their mysterious and seductive charms to get over their ex by getting under someone else.
Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner, Julia Roberts and Winona Ryder
A Sagittarius is fiercely independent and won’t hesitate to spend their breakup traveling to a new place. As lovers of the outdoors, they may opt for a hiking trip through Chile or maybe just a relaxing beach vacation in the Dominican Republic. Either way, good luck trying to track them down once they’re newly single.
Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj
Capricorns can be very pessimistic and during a breakup, will take the time to wallow in their own misery. It will take some time for a Capricorn to learn to love again and in the meantime, they’ll put all their energy into their true love—their work.
Greta Thunberg, Michelle Obama, Dove Cameron and Kate Middleton
Aquarians are natural humanitarians and instead of focusing on their own pain, they deal with a breakup by helping out a worthy cause. Whether that cause is something small like offering to babysit for their next door neighbor or grand like joining the Peace Corps, they’d rather put their focus into helping others before themselves.
Ellen DeGeneres, Shakira, Jennifer Aniston and Megan Thee Stallion
Like their fellow water signs, Cancer and Scorpio, Pisces are very sensitive. They’re also known for being lovers of the arts—whether as an observer or an artist themselves. When they’re struggling with a breakup, you can find them jamming out to their favorite bands on repeat or creating a watercolor painting.
Camila Cabello, Rihanna, Drew Barrymore and Sophie Turner