So, your zodiac sign can tell you a lot about your dating style—like your ideal first date, your dating bad habits, and which signs you’re most (and least) likely to fall for. Turns out that your sign can tell you a lot about what the relationship is like after it’s over, too.
Yep, we’re talking about what kind of ex you are. Are you a never-look-back Aquarius? Let’s-be-friends Pisces? A terrifyingly-detailed-grudge-holding Scorpio? (Help, I’m scared.)
See, astrology tells us which personality traits are associated with each of the 12 signs. Think of them as 12 different archetypes or character types that fit you. To get the full picture, you need to see your whole birth chart. But just your Sun sign (aka your “main” sign) tells you, um, plenty. Including, yep, what you’re like as an ex.
Read on to find out what the stars have to say about your breakup style.
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Aries: The Ex That Got Away
All your exes miss you immediately. Once you’re no longer together, they realize just how much they missed that signature Aries wild streak of spontaneity and confidence. You’re a born leader, including in your relationships. You likely made the first move/suggested all your best dates/initiated the best sex. But that’s not your problem anymore!
It’s not like you’re sad that you broke up because you really miss them—it’s more like you’re a little insulted they didn’t want to hang around your greatness anymore? Whatever though, you’re not bothered…or so you tell yourself while toggling between the 17 OkCupid tabs you have open and swiping with abandon on Tinder.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Going on a blind date within 24 hours of your breakup. Hey, why wait?
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: They “accidentally” (read: on purpose) run into you by school/work/that bar you always go to with your friends. It doesn’t work and you see right through it though, so lmao.
What your ex misses most about you: Those spontaneous, last-minute dates that ended up being more memorable than anything planned in advance.
Taurus: The Chill Ex
You approach everything super logically, so once you figure out that you weren’t going to spend the rest of your lives together, you no longer care. Your reliable and stable nature means you often stay friends with exes after the fact. What can we say? You’re super loyal, no matter what.
While you may think nothing of it (practically speaking, you’d never date the same person twice. On-and-off-again relationships just don’t make sense to you, time-wise), just know that every time you hang out as friends, they’re running through your entire relationship in their head, wondering if you’ll ever give them a second chance. Spoiler alert: You won’t!
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Shopping for a new wardrobe, writing your own cookbook, redecorating your home, or curating some other aspect of your life to your typical Taurean perfection.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You see them, like, every day, after you become friends again and they won’t STFU about their love life in front of you Trying to Make You Feel Something, but you’re chill.
What your ex misses most about you: You always picked out the best restaurants/bars/art galleries/movies/thrift shops. They just don’t have your level of taste! But then again, who does?
Gemini: The On-and-Off-Again Ex
You’re super adventurous and fearless, so breakups are truly NBD to you…but sometimes maybe they should be? Your dualistic nature and charisma make you a perfect storm for on-again-off-again relationships, but you already know this. You can’t help it if you’ve got a knack for starting organic conversation with anyone, including your ex!
It’s always good to be chill about breakups, but you have to remember that sometimes they’re for the best, especially when you could be gracing someone new with that signature Gemini charm. If your ex couldn’t handle both sides of your personality when you were together, why would they this time around? Leave ’em and look for someone who’s a better fit.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Talking it out with a v therapeutic vent sesh with your crew. You decompress best when surrounded by lots of love and verbal affirmations that you are, indeed, much better than your ex, and much funnier. (You are.)
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You set up a coffee date later down the line to “catch up” aka suss out how they’re doing post-breakup and are they in a place where you should get back together again? You’ll never know unless you ask!
What your ex misses most about you: You’re so stinking smart and funny that they feel a little shinier just by being around you. What can we say, you’re a star!
Cancer: The Ex That Blocks You on Facebook
I’m not going to sugarcoat it: Breakups hit you pretty hard, since you tend to feel emotions very viscerally. And why shouldn’t they? You’re one of the most loyal and supportive people around, so if someone were to test that trust or commitment, yeah, you’d be pretty hurt. You’re super nurturing and you take care of the people you care about, whether that be your siblings, friends, or S.O.
“I don’t even care,” you choke out between sobs while writing a very harshly worded email that you will never send (you didn’t even put their email address in the recipient tab), partway out of fear you’d accidentally hit send and they’d see just how much this actually bothers you, and partway because you can’t even admit to yourself how hurt you are. I’m sorry, bb! It will feel better eventually.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Going through their tagged photos on Facebook/Instagram to see when/if they’re dating somebody new, and WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON YOU? Your friends eventually convince you to block them.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: Never, because you go way out of your way to avoid running into them of course.
What your ex misses most about you: You give the best massages/foot rubs/cuddles they’ve ever experienced…or ever will.
Leo: The Petty Ex
You’re not mad at all. You actually don’t even care at a—OK, you’re a little mad. Maybe not mad, just a lil insulted that you wasted your time with someone who wasn’t as perfect as you. And after all that work you put in to help them find the perfect hairstyle/personal aesthetic/toothpaste, someone else will get to enjoy the results? No fair!
Ok, fine, you’re also really hurt that someone didn’t see you for the star that you are. And yeah, it doesn’t feel good that you were probably more into them than vice versa. You can’t help it though, you’re just a straight shooter who doesn’t play games, so why play hard to get? It sucks to put yourself out there and have that met with anything but matching enthusiasm.
You might try to overcompensate with coolness and try to remain friends, but eventually you realize you were never really friends in the first place.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Trying to make a mumblecore indie short film about your experiences together for some sense of closure.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You invite them to your Broadway debut 20 years down the line, but you’re not salty. It’s just, like a light “fuck you” move you know? Super casual.
What your ex misses most about you: When you were together, they truly felt like they were part of a couple…but little did they realize that all the power was coming from you!
Virgo: The Ex That Can’t Let Go
You look for some Greater Meaning in everything—methodically analyzing every move trying to learn from it. Some might say you’re overthinking it, but hey, it’s just your Virgo nature. You vacillate between crying your eyes out, or thanking your lucky stars the universe hath delivered you from this fuckboy.
You know you’re better off now, but you just want to understand why you even fell for them in the first place…and why you stayed with them for so long…and why, exactly, you broke up. You continue to go through your old message history looking for red flags after the fact, convinced if you could only find the turning point it would bring you some closure.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Shell-shocked, rocking back and forth, whispering “I just don’t get it.” Your friends GTFO there after two days of trying to convince you everything will be OK. You know that, but you just gotta process stuff at your own pace.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You do a very calculated Hot Girl Pivot™ where you examine and reevaluate every aspect of your life to seem Cooler, Better, Faster, Stronger, and broadcast it from all your social media channels until he’s the very first viewer on all your Snapchat stories.
What your ex misses most about you: You always plan everything out perfectly, so your ex’s life just seemed to run more smoothly when you were together…they don’t know it, but what they’re really missing is your meticulously-scheduled, color-coded calendar.
Libra: The Friendly Ex
Since you tend to be nonconfrontational, things usually get pretty bad for a breakup to even happen, which leads to a lot of unspoken bitterness for both parties. You just feel best when you’re in a relationship, and you’re such an amazing partner that your S.O. feels amazing when they’re with you, too.
After the breakup, hyou’ll go out of your way to be diplomatic and make sure everyone knows that you hold no ill will, but really, you’ll never forgive them for wasting your time. No matter though! You’re charming AF and hotties start falling into your orbit almost immediately after any breakup.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: If you’re really shook, you go to law school or something. If you’re only a little shook, you make a bunch of fire Spotify breakup playlists and waddle around in your PJs pitying yourself for exactly one-seventh of the time you were together, or until a new crush comes your way.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You see them all the time, because you’re “friends” and you totally “don’t care” that they’re now dating a carbon copy of yourself at all, haha, why?
What your ex misses most about you: They feel like nobody ever “got” them the way you did…nobody else has their same sense of humor, their interests, and their sense of style. Little do they know you’re like this with everyone you date!
Scorpio: The Stone-Cold Ex
Damn, where do I start, Scorpio? For starters, all your exes are scared of you. You know that, right? You’re real quick to call someone out and will not hesitate to bring up receipts from, like, four tax seasons ago. And good luck to them if they hurt you, because you’ll dedicate all your waking hours to getting back at them. If an ex is lucky enough to escape your wrath, you’ll just go straight for the freeze and cut off all communication with them forever. It’s like you never existed.
You deal with breakups about as well as you’d think, which is very intensely. You may seem tough on the outside, and you are pretty fearless, but you also tend to beat yourself up about them, wondering if you did something to chase them off/make things fall apart. But the older you get, the more you realize it’s not always somebody’s fault and that sometimes people just aren’t a match.
You’re basically a detective after a breakup. You’re likely to watch their social media closely to keep an eye on what they’re doing…and they’re friend’s, and their brother’s, and their mom’s, and their ex’s. That is, until you find someone new to use your sleuthing skills on.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Flirting with the idea of hooking up with their best friend/roommate/boss to just really drive in that power play that you “won” the breakup.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: When you start parading around the fact that you’re now hooking up with someone close to them. Spoiler: It doesn’t feel good for any party involved.
What your ex misses most about you: The amazing sex. Not to brag, but you’re known as the sexiest sign of the zodiac for a reason.
Sagittarius: The Ex Who Will Always Secretly Hope for Something More
You’re so funny and witty that it’s a little too easy for you to become friends with your exes after you break up. Of course you don’t mind, though. You’ll give a ton of lip service about how “you’re just friends” till the ends of time, but at the same time, if they ever wanted to pursue something again, you’d sign up right away. But you’ll never make the first (or second) move. You’re stubborn enough to not want to be the one to pursue an on-again-off-again dealio, but conveniently not stubborn enough to move on completely.
You’re also not exactly known for your subtlety. In fact, you’re known for being blunt. You’ll tell them exactly what they did wrong/their most annoying habits/what you miss least about them. Hey, truth hurts!
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Setting your ex up with a friend just to prove how “totally over it” you are. You’re not, and you finally realize this when they actually hit it off, and you don’t know how to backpedal and say you didn’t mean for this to happen.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You see them on Tinder and it hits you that they’re, like, actively looking to date other people, which even though you’d been broken up for months, hurts you in ways you didn’t realize you could be offended by? Haha. Nice. You consider moving away or getting really into cycling classes. You wind up doing neither but it gets easier every time.
What your ex misses most about you: You’re just, like, really fun? No one else can convince them to take a last-minute flight across the country/take up couples’ glass-blowing/go skinny-dipping like you could.
Capricorn: The Glow-Up Ex
You’re honestly stoked to be single again. What a great chance to meet new people and trade in your ex for a hotter/smarter/funnier model. Sure, your friends might think this is a little cruel when you explain your lack of grieving period, but it works.
Your ex was a little dull anyway, and they were always going to disappoint you in one way or another. They probably just couldn’t handle you. Sure, it hurts a little, but ultimately you’re grateful for the chance to get rid of someone who was dragging you down. Now, you can meet somebody who really gets you. And you’re super grateful you don’t have to pretend to like the same things anymore. You know you can do better!
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Dating somebody who is the total opposite of your ex, just to see what it’s like.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You run into each other at a mutual friend’s party and you don’t even realize it until they text you about it later. Oops! Oh well. You remain unbothered.
What your ex misses most about you: You always made sure you the best seat at a restaurant/the best room at the hotel/somehow got upgraded to first class.
Aquarius: The Ex Who Doesn’t Look Back
Honestly, PHEW, you’re glad things are over now, because you were starting to feel a little cramped. You’re super independent, Aquarius, and you need to feel like you have space to be who you want to be, or else you get antsy. You like it when you can disappear for three days or a week without checking in with anyone. You’ve just gotta do you!
You tend to not get bent out of shape after a breakup. After all, your witty conversational skills and charisma make everyone you meet feel super important, which makes it super easy for people to fall for you, hard. But if someone bores you or can’t keep up that signature Aquarius banter, you’re out.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Finally booking that trip you’ve always wanted to talk about. You finally have all this time! What did you even do when you were dating someone? How did you even live?
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: You’re out and about and they walk by. They’re super awkward about the whole thing, which you don’t really understand, until you realize you were on a date with someone much hotter than your ex.
What your ex misses most about you: You see the world in a way that nobody else does, and without you in their life, things are just a little bit boring.
Pisces: The Nice Ex
Selfless Pisces! You work too hard and are far too nice and trusting to everyone. Your friends are stoked for your breakup. They’re sick of watching your current boo treat you like any less than the queen that you are, and can’t wait for you to find someone better. You’re super romantic, so it can sometimes be hard for you to realize that a relationship just isn’t working anymore. If it’s over, there’s a reason for it!
You’re hella compassionate and kind, so you try to keep things as amicable as possible with your exes. But your sensitive side means that you also feel breakups pretty intensely. Maybe you didn’t even love them! But the second you break up, you’re left wondering, Was this person my soul mate? Will I spend the rest of my LIFE ON THIS PLANET pining for them? Luckily the answer is no. Your kind, compassionate nature is like friggin’ catnip for All the Hot Singles in Your Area and you are able to find new boos to take your mind off of things pretty easily.
Most likely to do this after a breakup: Starting a poetry blog that goes viral.
Situation in which you’ll most likely run into your ex: They start following your work and accidentally like something on your Instagram from a very chill 38 weeks ago.
What your ex misses most about you: You took care of them like no one else does…and they didn’t deserve it, TBH!
Don’t feel like this explanation really ~got you~? Scroll back up and look for your Moon sign (which describes your emotional side), your Venus sign (which describes your romantic sign), and your Mars sign (which describes your sexual side…and your angry side, LOL).
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