(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
People call you a hopeless workaholic, but there are benefits to endless drive and ambition, especially when you’re single, Capricorn. That’s not to say you wouldn’t treat a romantic relationship seriously – indeed, when it happens, you’ll treat it with the same stubbornness and dedication as you do anything else – but in the meantime, you got better things to do than ponder why you’re not in love yet, when it will happen, and what you did wrong last time.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
There’s a reason for everything, and in your case, Virgo, that reason is not only logical, it’s scientifically proven, double-blind-tested, and peer-reviewed. Dating can be pretty exhausting, especially if your partner isn’t as on board with it as you are. What is one to do? Waste their time on something that may not happen? Or embrace the solitude and make the world a better place, for when your true love does decide to show up?
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
There are those inscrutable people that make everyone ask: Are you an alien? It might happen a bit more often in your case, Aquarius, but you don’t fret too much about it. Coming up with great ideas, innovating and inventing, is a great way to distract the mind from loneliness. Plus, when a new plan comes truly to life, it can make you fall in love all over again. Only… you know… without the walk of shame and the “Is this a relationship?” conversations.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your crush doesn’t like you? What horrible taste! Maybe this isn’t always the case for you, Aries, but it’s undeniable that you’re an intense sign, and you’re not really the kind to dwell too much on the past. Oh, sure, when your affection is returned, your passion will peel paint off walls. But your indifference is equally as potent: and it’s difficult for you to hold onto regard that is not reciprocated.
(May 21 – June 20)
Loving good company, intelligent conversation, and honesty are important qualities, Gemini; but it can sometimes be difficult when you’re not with like-minded people. Honesty is a double-edged sword: people only like it when it’s about things they agree with. Until you find someone whose self-confidence is strong enough to handle you, you’ll always find relationships just this tiny bit tense – to the point where solitude is more preferable.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You may be a romantic, Pisces, but that doesn’t mean you’re lost when you are by yourself. Compassion and drive and generosity mean you will always find outlets for your energies. When those are not invested in a relationship, you pour them into volunteering or community support – projects that pull you out of your own head and into the real world. A relationship may have bent you out of shape, and you may crave the moment when you meet your next great love, but you are also able to sit comfortably with your own depths.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Life of the party you are, Sagittarius, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you wilt away as soon a the spotlight is off you. You’re an optimist, an entrepreneur, full of curiosity and wanderlust. A relationship not working out? It’s not a big deal. Bring on the next one. The only thing holding you back from truly thriving when single? You don’t really stay single long enough for it to kick in.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
The scales even out eventually, Libra, but that doesn’t make the process any less pleasant. Out of all the signs, you’re the most keen to be “fair”, meaning you are the most likely to tie yourself into a pretzel over what was before, and what the future would be like. Staying in the now? Focusing on yourself? When there is so much to think about, so many things to figure out? Maybe later…
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
What do you choose: keeping communication channels open with an ex, or burning bridges? “Light ’em up!” says the Scorpio. You’re passionate in your relationships, so why should an ending be amicable or “nice”? At the same time, it’s difficult for you to be alone, too. The push-pull of a new love, the “come here, now go away”, the slow dance of learning to trust again… it’s difficult to think of anything else. And even if you have burned all your bridges, that doesn’t mean you don’t swing by the canyon every now and again to enjoy the fire. Old grudges can be so delicious.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You may be royalty, Leo, but that doesn’t make the crown less lonely. Being the “generous” one, you inevitably give too much in a relationship; you tend to commit too early, or make extravagant promises. New love is great, but when the initial rush wears off, you may find you’re the one who was a lot more vested in something than your partner was – and the more inscrutable they were, the more likely you were to project your own intensity onto them. Sure, you’ll snap out of it eventually, but you’re inevitably making the de-tangling more difficult for yourself.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Taurus may be “grounded” and “stubborn”, but let’s face it – one of your worst qualities is ruminating and holding onto a grudge. Your Scorpio friend is happy to cut contact and hate from a distance – but you need to be up-close and personal in order to communicate to the other person just how much they hurt you. Thriving by yourself? Discovering your own power? You’ll get there but not when you’re too busy trying to be right.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You care about people, Cancer. You sometimes care about others more than you care about yourself. Virgos may want to save the whole world, but you focus on the people near you and so, when things don’t go according to plan, it hits literally too close to home. Out of all the signs, you find it hardest to accept that some things are not about what you did or didn’t do. (They really aren’t. At least not as often as you think.)