Surviving a breakup doesn‘t have one magic solution.
Each person has to follow their own journey on the path to broken heart recovery. However, if you‘re struggling to heal in the aftermath of the split, the right advice can prompt you to pick yourself up and move forward.
Everyone needs to hear something different after a breakup. If you‘re wondering what counsel you need to move on, the stars might have the answer. Keep scrolling for the breakup advice you need to hear, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Moving On Starts With Letting Go
You‘re a fierce and passionate sign, Aries. You‘re confident and a little self-centered, so you don‘t fall in love easily. However, when you do develop real feelings for someone, you cling to your partner with everything you‘ve got. When a breakup occurs, you can‘t just turn that off. You obsess over the end of your relationship—reaching out to your partner and trying to convince them that being with you is the best option.
Unfortunately, Aries, love involves more than just your feelings. You may care about your partner, but you have to respect their position. Moving on from your past relationship starts with letting go of that person. Once you accept that things are truly over, you‘ll find that you can regain your normal enthusiasm and optimism with ease.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Don‘t Stay Trapped in the Same Pattern
You have an especially hard time recovering from a breakup, Taurus. You don‘t let people in easily, and when you commit to a relationship, you truly believe it will last forever. If you‘re dealing with a breakup, it‘s not just the pain of the moment that affects you—it‘s the loss of what you thought was going to be the rest of your life. As you continue to go about your day-to-day, you become increasingly frustrated and angry, trapping yourself in negative emotions that keep you from moving on.
You have to jolt yourself out of your bitterness, Taurus. To move on from your breakup, create a big change in your daily habits. Don‘t go places and do things you did with your ex. Find new hobbies to occupy your time and stay busy instead of relaxing alone. You‘ll still go through the slow process of recovery, but you‘ll interrupt your constant ruminating on the issue. Over time, you‘ll find that you don‘t think much about your breakup anymore—a sign that you‘ve truly moved on from your ex.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Don‘t Reach Out to Your Ex
Poor Gemini—you‘re a bit of an emotional wreck on a good day, so we can all imagine the disaster you are during a breakup. You‘re often all over the place about your split, one moment convincing yourself that it‘s for the best and the next sobbing about how you‘ll never find love again. It‘s all okay. Ride the waves of your emotions. But whatever you do, do not reach out to your ex.
You‘re a sign who thrives on communication, Gemini. You process your feelings verbally and you feel connected to people when you can talk to them. While you‘re healing, you‘ll likely convince yourself that just one more conversation with your ex will clear up all your confused feelings. It won‘t. You need to process your emotions, but you should talk to friends and family rather than your ex-partner. There will never be enough conversations in the world to make you feel better. You just need time to heal. By talking to your ex, you‘re continuing your attachment to that relationship and keeping yourself from moving on. Just don‘t do it.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Resist the Bitterness
You‘re such an emotional sign in all aspects of your life, Cancer. When dealing with a breakup, however, your Crab nature takes over. You can‘t deal with the tidal wave of emotions you‘re feeling, so you close yourself up and hide beneath your hard outer shell. If that‘s what gets you through the initial pain, that‘s okay. But you can‘t keep yourself closed off forever.
After a breakup, you struggle to open yourself up to new relationships. And we‘re not talking about a few months, we‘re talking about years of avoiding new romances because you‘re too bitter about the end of your last one. Don‘t let the bitterness take over, Cancer. One failed relationship doesn‘t mean everyone is going to hurt you. If you keep yourself closed off for too long, you‘re only limiting your own chance at happiness. Deal with this breakup, but don‘t let it keep you from creating future partnerships.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Don‘t Engage In the On-And-Off Cycle
Leo, you already know you have a flair for the dramatic. You‘re also painfully loyal—a fact that can become problematic when you‘re dealing with a breakup. When your emotions are heightened and the thought of losing someone you love is so real, you‘ll forgive almost anything in order to make your relationship work.
It‘s so easy for you to fall into the endless on-and-off cycle in your relationships. You‘ll vent about your breakup all over social media, only to get back together with your ex the next day. Passion and love are of utmost importance to you, and constant turmoil with your partner can feel like both in the moment. However, the cycle is exhausting, both for you and for everyone around you. If you go through a breakup, try to do it just once. Getting back together has little chance of working out, so stand firm in your decision and don‘t let yourself be talked into giving your romance just one more shot.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Talk About Your Feelings
You live your life with a general feeling that you‘re unlovable, Virgo. In your mind, a breakup only confirms that you‘re somehow not good enough to be truly cared for. You‘ll retreat into your analytical mind, working through your own sense of shame and methodically examining every aspect of your past relationship.
While it‘s helpful to look at your breakup with a logical lens, too much thinking will drive you crazy. You need to talk about your feelings—get them out into the open and take away their power. Confide in your closest friends about your disappointment and hurt. Tell them how ashamed you are that you couldn‘t make the relationship work and honestly explain how much you cared for the other person. By confiding in others, you‘ll free yourself to discuss your feelings openly, instead of allowing them to eat away at your self-esteem by keeping them trapped inside.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Figure Out Your Own Goals
Partnership is of the utmost importance to you, Libra. Your main priority is finding a compatible partner with whom to share your life. After a breakup, you‘ll pick right back up where you left off—searching for your next romantic relationship.
However, there‘s more to life than just finding a partner. In the aftermath of a split, take some time to yourself before you jump back into the dating scene. Figure out what you want out of life, beyond just someone to share it with. Prioritize yourself and get to know who you really are. Once you do that, finding someone who ticks all your boxes will be much easier.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Don‘t Seek Revenge
We know you don‘t like to hear it, but you‘re emotional, Scorpio—just like any other Water sign. Breakups really hurt you, especially because you try to avoid connecting with others altogether. A painful split can bring out your vengeful side, prompting you to hurt your partner just as much as they hurt you.
Don‘t do it, Scorpio. Playing games with other people‘s feelings won‘t fix your own. You may feel betrayed and tossed aside, but trying to hurt your partner will only lead to more pain for both of you. Focus on healing yourself and leave your partner to move on, without dealing with vindictive actions meant to interrupt their healing process.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Forgive Your Ex
Although you‘re known for your humor and optimism, you‘re still a Fire sign, Sagittarius. That means your happy-go-lucky nature is prone to the same failings as other Fire signs, including a capacity for anger that would have anyone quaking in their boots. In the aftermath of a breakup, you react with drama and fury, venting all your frustration at your ex.
But here‘s the thing, Sag—breakups are just a part of life. Being mad at the person for hurting you doesn‘t help to lessen your pain. In fact, it often keeps you trapped in all those bad feelings instead of allowing you to move on. Find a way to forgive your ex, Sag, no matter what happened. Your anger is only holding you back from living your best life.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Rely On Other People
Given your commitment to your larger goals and dreams, it‘s a shock that you‘re even suffering from a breakup at all, Capricorn. However, it‘s precisely your lack of interest in relationships that makes them so hard to recover from. If you were actually dating someone, they had to meet most of your lofty requirements and expectations for a partner. When that‘s lost, it really feels like you may never find it again.
Still, you‘re not about to show your feelings to people. You tend to bury them deep inside, turning to your work and refocusing all your attention on your goals while you shut everyone out of your life. Don‘t isolate yourself, Cap. It‘s okay to rely on others. Even if you don‘t share all your emotions, spending time with the people you care about will take your mind off the breakup. It may not fix your hurt feelings right away, but it can help.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Take Time to Be With Yourself
Although you‘re generally unexpressive and aloof, breakups really affect you, Aquarius. You put on a good face, but losing someone you care about causes all your insecurities and fears to come surging to the surface. You‘re a sign who thrives on seeing the bigger picture, but you‘re unable to look on the bright side when you‘re in emotional pain.
For all your visionary qualities and progressive ideals, you‘re not very skilled at dealing with your emotions. You push them aside and fill your time with other things, often ensuring that you‘re too busy to even think about your breakup. Hard as it may be, you need to take time to sit with your emotions. Pushing them away prevents you from truly moving on. Take time to be alone, Aquarius. It may be hard at first, but it will make the whole healing process much easier and much faster.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Don‘t Wallow In Your Emotions
While some signs need to take time to process their feelings after split, you‘re definitely not one of them, Pisces. You‘re one of the more emotional signs in the zodiac, so you have no trouble feeling your feelings. However, you do struggle to turn off the waterworks and move on with your life.
You‘re a romantic at heart, Pisces. Breakups are almost cathartic to you, as a broken heart is one of the most romantic things you can think of. Unfortunately, you indulge those feelings of pain for far too long. In truth, you move on from your partners pretty quickly. No one would ever guess, however, because you spend weeks wallowing in lingering sadness that you hardly feel. Emotions may feel good, but there‘s a time to pick yourself up and move on. Don‘t wallow in your feelings for too long.