How Each Zodiac Sign Moves On When They’re Heartbroken

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

They date as many as possible. They keep reminding themselves that they are a catch and won’t settle until they find someone who treats them the way the treat themselves.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

They cut off all contact or anything that reminds them of that person. They truly believe in ‘out of sight, out of mind’ and they make sure they stay away from any little thing that might remind them or trigger certain memories.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

They convince themselves that they’re better off as friends. They continue to make things cordial and friendly until they have completely moved on because it’s easier for them to digest the loss that way instead of completely cutting all communication off.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

They don’t really move on but they learn how to live without that person and have faith that what’s meant to happen will happen. They’ve learned to curb their pain and live like they were living before that person came into their lives.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

They lose themselves in adventure. They sign up for anything daring, thrilling and exciting to let all their anger out. They bring out their bucket list and start checking things off.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

They focus on work and being the best in their field. They work day and night and maybe enroll in a specific program or go back to school. They work twice as hard when they’re heartbroken because they can’t handle thinking about what they just lost.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

They disappear. They avoid people for a while and avoid going out because they don’t want anyone to ask them about their ex or how they’re feeling or anything that will make them feel uncomfortable. So they disappear until they’re in a better place to talk about their feelings.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

They go on a binge. Scorpios have very extreme tendencies, so when they’re heartbroken, they can really surrender to self-destructive behaviors like excessive drinking, one night stands or even drugs. They tend to have very strong emotional reactions to heartbreak but that’s the only way to get it out of their system.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

They travel. Somewhere like India or Thailand so they can meditate, let go and focus on their mental and emotional well-being. They need to go really far away, turn off their phones and just focus on recovering.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

They spend more time with their family. They fill that void with another kind of love. Capricorns are very family-oriented and being around their loved ones truly makes them feel whole again.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

They use art to move on. They’re very creative and artistic and they know how to turn their pain into art. They heal when they produce something earnest out of sadness. They think that’s the purpose of heartbreak and pain and they enjoy sharing their difficult stories with strangers.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

They go to a therapist. Pisces are very emotional and sentimental but they rarely admit that, even to their loved ones. So to get things off their chest and move on, they talk to someone who doesn’t know them and won’t judge them. They don’t want anyone else to know that they’re having a hard time moving on. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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