We all experience the pain of a broken heart at some point in our lives, and we each have our own ways of dealing with it. Some stew in their feelings until they move on, while others pretend it doesn’t affect them and cry in the privacy of their rooms later.
Why do we react to broken hearts differently? According to our zodiac signs, it may be because we all have different dominant personalities. WNQ-Astrology summarizes exactly how each of the signs cope on their path to healing.
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Aries may act like they don’t care, but underneath that strong, independent nature is an underlying insecurity that they may not be good enough. So they won’t say a word about it, preferring to let their enthusiastic optimism drive them to do everything they can to forget how heartbroken they are.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
If there’s one thing Taureans hate, it’s change. After being part of a pair for a long time, it takes time for them to get used to being single again. Not to mention the hurt and insecurity brought about by their broken heart. They will keep the dark thoughts inside them for a while, and maintain an nonchalant facade.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
Gemini, like Aries, will also act like they they don’t care, even when they do. Unlike Aries, however, they’re proud and a little superficial, so they believe the problem lies in the one who broke their heart. If they won’t have a Gemini, the Gemini will go ahead and find someone else worthier.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Cancer is one of the most distrustful signs, so opening up to someone and then having their heart broken by that same person causes deep despair and pain. They will constantly look back on the past, wondering what went wrong and what they could’ve done to prevent it. It will take some time for them to move on.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
The one thing that matters the most to Leos is their pride. So having someone break their heart (rather than the other way around) bruises their ego. However, since they’re the most prideful of the signs, they will simply hold their head up high and move on. They fear being hurt again, but the need for someone to nurse that bruised ego back to the way it was will win over.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Virgos already expect an upcoming broken heart, as they’re one of the most observant and analytical of the signs. They would’ve been prepared for the pain and already come up with ways to distract themselves from it.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
Libras may not have as huge an ego as Leos, but they’re still prideful. A broken heart leads to insecurity, but their natural charm has always drawn people in, so they will most likely find someone to heal their broken heart right away.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
As one of the most emotional of the signs, Scorpios will feel a broken heart full-force. Feelings of hurt, sadness, and anger all at once bring about feelings of failure and mistrust. They will stay angry and vengeful for a while until the feelings pass.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
Unlike the other signs, Sagittarius is fiercely independent. Even though they act like they don’t care, they do. They just don’t want to dwell on it and won’t let it hold them back. To Sagittarius, it’s on to the next whirlwind romance.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
One of the most ambitious signs, Capricorn will simply accept a broken heart. It’s another opportunity for them to continue proving their worth, motivating them to do their best in everything, which is also a welcome distraction from the painful feelings.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
Aquarius never give a full emotional attachment to someone in the first place, so a broken heart doesn’t hurt as deeply as it does with the other signs. However, this doesn’t mean that they don’t feel hurt, and they do feel a little insecure. But at the end of the day, they know their worth.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
As the most sensitive and self-pitying of the signs, Pisces will feel the pain of a broken heart full-force, bringing out their insecurities and feelings of unworthiness. So to cope with their feelings, they will simply retreat into their dream world, until someone comes along to distract them.