The Apology Language Your Partner Craves (Based On His Or Her Zodiac Sign)

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March 21 – April 20

What your Aries needs to hear from you is your fire. They need words of emotion and passion. They need to know you’re not just saying the words, ‘I’m sorry,’ to stop fighting or pacify their feelings, but that you actually mean your apology in the depth of your soul.


April 21 – May 21

Your Taurus needs your intention. When you speak your apology to them, they need to hear words of sincerity and purpose, highlighting specific things that you are hoping to change or you feel remorse over. For them, what matters the most is that you’re deliberate.


May 22 – June 21

Your Gemini’s apology language is focused on interest. They don’t want the same, boring words you express every other time; instead, they want to know how things will change and what, exactly you’re feeling. For them, they love the connection you two will build through shared forgiveness.


June 22 – July 22

Your Cancer longs for words of dedication—that you are devoted to them, that you support them, that no matter what happens between the two of you, you’re looking to protect them and fight for them, even when it’s hard.


July 23 – August 22

Your Leo’s apology language centers on words of affirmation. To them, it means the most when you explain what they’re doing right, when you admire their positives, and when you allow them to explain their side instead of only focusing on your emotions. Above all, they need to feel supported through your apology.


August 23 – September 22

Your Virgo’s apology language is soft, compassionate words. Virgo’s are often mild-mannered over-thinkers—strong in their silence. To reach them in a way that makes the most sense with their natural vibration is to use words that are gentle, yet deeply convey your regret and longing to change things around.


September 23 – October 22

Your Libra craves what they sometimes lack—clarity. Your Libra, at times, can be wishy-washy, which is why, when it comes to apologies, they want to feel as though you’ve made a decision and are clear-headed in your words. Using language that is direct and purposeful is the best way to connect with them.


October 23 – November 21

Your Scorpio, above all, needs an apology that is calm and poised, rather than aggressive or demanding. Because Scorpios feel things deeply, and can be strong-minded, the best apology is one that can be received in a peaceful manner, rather than encouraging retaliation or aggression in response.


November 22 – December 21

Your Sagittarius’ apology language is best when it’s creative. A Sagittarius is just that—imaginative and forever thinking. Bland apologies aren’t going to hit home for them. If you’re looking to be sincerely sorry, try to craft something that will pleasantly surprise them, or in the least, not bore them to death.


December 22 – January 20

Your Capricorn needs an apology that is honest. Of all the signs, the Capricorn is the one who will always take things seriously. They are driven, future-focused, and logical, which means if you’re going to try to make things right between you two, you must speak with language that is honest and pure.


January 21 – February 19

Your Aquarius needs language that is meaningful, followed by action. It’s one thing for you to simply say, ‘I apologize,’ and it’s another for you to actively do something to change your behavior, or shift the direction of your relationship. Aquarius’ care about connection and helping others; you can support them in speaking with meaning.


February 20 – March 20

Your Pisces’ apology language is passion. Above all things, this sign craves a deep, emotional connection, so they need to know that you are not only sorry, but willing (and excited) to build a beautiful relationship with them. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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