This Is What Heartbreak Feels Like, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

Heartbreak is like a fire that’s been extinguished. You were attracted to the light and fell in love with the heat, but all that’s left is smoke. It might be hard for you to see things straight at first — after all, you’ve got to give your eyes time to adjust — and you find yourself stumbling around trying to find that flame again.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Heartbreak is like coming in last. You’ve been preparing yourself for this race for years, and for most of the time, you thought you’d been doing pretty well. You’re so persistent, after all — you’ve worked hard to pace yourself and not lose your breath. But along the way something happened, and it feels like all your hard work went to waste.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Heartbreak is like seeing the world in black and white. You’re used to your life being so colorful when you’re happy, and being in love turns the world into bright rainbow hues. But once things go wrong, you’ll realize everything around you is duller than you remember it being. Life is colorless.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Heartbreak is like being left out in the cold. You’ve always looked at love like a cozy home on a winter’s night; the rest of the world might be frozen, but you’re happy, safe and warm. But once it’s over, it’s like you’ve been locked out of the house and you’ve lost the key to get back inside. You finally understand what frostbite feels like.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Heartbreak is like when the curtain finally closes and the audience all goes home. Being in love was dramatic for you — you felt like you could burst out in song at any moment, and you reveled in being in someone else’s spotlight. You don’t know what to do with yourself once the show is over. After all, you’d spent so much of your life preparing for that moment and now you’re left with an empty theater.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Heartbreak is like an problem you just can’t solve. You’re so used to being good at what you do, either naturally or through tons of discipline, but for once, you just can’t crack the code. No matter how you look at it, nothing makes sense, and you won’t be able to put it behind you until you finally find a way to understand what went wrong.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

Heartbreak is like getting cheated. Love brought equilibrium into your world — everything just felt so right. So it’s no surprise that having your heart broken felt unjust, as if nothing makes sense anymore and no one is playing by the rules. As someone who’s so diplomatic, it’s going to leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Heartbreak is like a silent stalker. You’re prone to mood swings now and then, but it’s nothing like when you’re this badly hurt. One minute you’ll swear you’re fine, and the next thing you know, the hurt sneaks up on you out of nowhere. You never know when it’ll strike, but you’re always aware of it being just around the corner, waiting for the right moment to reveal itself.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st )

Heartbreak is like being trapped. Being in love made you feel light, airy. You felt like you could do anything, and the whole world opened up in front of you. But now you feel like every door has closed in your face and you’re not sure where to go next. Being stuck is one of your biggest fears, but you just don’t know how to move on.

Capricorn: (December 22nd – January 19th)

Heartbreak is like a bad hangover. Being in love was intoxicating for you — you may be down the earth most of the time, but nothing gets you out of your comfort zone like falling in love. When you look back at your relationship, everything will feel hazy, and you’ll wonder if it was all just a dream. But it was all real, Capricorn, and you’ll spend a good deal of time trying to stop your head from pounding in the aftermath.

Aquarius: (January 20th – February 18th)

Heartbreak is like a creative block. You never felt more inspired than when you were in love — you had so many great ideas, and you had no problem finishing the projects you started. Love gave you a Muse, but without one, you’re starting to realize coming up with new ideas is harder than you ever thought it’d be. You just can’t get out of your slump.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Heartbreak is like a shattered illusion. You’ve spent so much time building up a fairytale in your head that you don’t know what to do when the prince rides off on his white horse without you. There’s no knight in shining armor, no true love’s kiss. You’ll feel lost when you realize what you always thought was a love story was really just a tragedy. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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