What You Do When You’re Ready To Break Up, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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(March 21st to April 19th)
Aries are known as being one of the more hot-headed and temperamental signs. They’ll say things they don’t necessarily mean because they want to hurt someone or hit below the belt. When an Aries is on their way out, you’ll know because they start picking fights where there doesn’t need to be one and making a scene out of things that should be otherwise innocuous. Basically, and Aries’ tactic is to try to get you to dump them so they don’t have to do the dirty work.


(April 20th to May 21st)
Stubborn and afraid of confrontation, a Taurus is going to pretend like everything is toooootally fine for as long as they possibly can. They’ll begin to shutdown emotionally and become a vault when it comes to expressing how they actually feel. Eventually when their partner realizes something is up and confronts them, they’ll have the awkward conversation. But only after months and months of denial on the Taurus’s part and being forced into having the “we need to talk” talk.


(May 22nd to June 21st)
Honestly you’re probably not going to be able to see it coming with a Gemini. They’re so good at presenting themselves exactly how they want to be seen that they could be completely falling out of love and nobody would know. A breakup with a Gemini is likely going to come out of nowhere and with no way of predicting it.


(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Cancers have the biggest hearts in the zodiac and just want everyone to thrive and prosper and love again. They’ll try to make their ex’s life as cushioned and protected as possible before flipping the switch and leaving. They’ll want to know that there are poeple to care for the dumpee, that they’re safe. A Cancer is the sign that will always periodically check in with “how are you” texts. If you can sense that a Cancer is setting you up for a blow, they probably are.


(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Kind of like Aries, Leos have a flair for the dramatic. They love being asked about their personal lives and feeling like people are talking about them when they aren’t around. A Leo just wants everyone to care about the end of their relationship. If a Leo is still in a relationship but is tweeting break up lyrics, they’re probably getting ready to cut the cord.


(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Virgos want everything to be fair. No cheap shots, no pulling the rug out from under anyone. Just a clean, fair, breakup. It’s obvious a Virgo wants to breakup because they MAKE it obvious. They start talking about alternative plans, new crushes, or, you know, wanting to break up. If a Virgo says the words, “break up” it’s obviously already something they’re planning on.


(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Libras like to remain on everyone’s good side and sometimes have trouble pulling the trigger on big decisions. This is why a Libra is going to consult with a bunch of different people, before actually committing to a choice. A Libra is going to ask their family, friends, even just acquaintances for opinions so they can weigh the pros and cons and examine every possible outcome before deciding what to do. Could get awkward if it ever gets back to their partner…


(October 23rd to November 22nd)
The modus operandi for a Scorpio is to make the other person think that everything was their fault. It’s to manipulate the situation around so that all of the reasoning for the breakup is definitely not pinnable on the Scorpio. They’ll victimize themselves, ward off blame, twist things. Basically anything to make themselves seem like the angel while their ex looks like the bad guy. If you feel like you’re being gaslit, it’s probably a Scorpio trying to make you feel like you broke their heart.


(November 23rd to December 21st)
They’ll probably ghost you by accident because they just hopped a plane to Portugal in an effort to Eat Pray Love themselves without remembering to actually dump you first. Or it’ll happen reluctantly after several glasses of wine and they’ll be so apologetic for not being able to be the person who you needed.


(December 22nd to January 20th)
Capricorns are frankly, a little cold, and can often make everything a business transaction, even when dealing with personal relationships. A Capricorn instinctually tries to make everything as stark and as clean as possible in order to alleviate any hard feelings, but they forget about actual FEELINGS in the process. If a Capricorn starts talking about things like they’re approaching a divorce court or **might** need to defend themselves, something’s up.


(January 21st to February 18th)
There will be no signs with an Aquarius. They will simply move all of their stuff out of the apartment, and say goodbye.


(February 19th to March 20th)
A Pisces will go back on their decision a million times before committing to it. They’ll heave and haw and sob and need a ton of people reassuring them that breaking up is, in fact, the correct thing to do. They’ll take all of the blame and make it slightly about themselves, but rest assured that they definitely feel really bad about it. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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