How do you feel about past loves, lost opportunities, and trauma long gone? Do you shrug them off and move on? Do you file them away as lessons learned? Or do you bring them out into the light, polish them up and continue to wonder, “what if?”. Everyone carries a degree of baggage around with them. Our past is part of who we are, but some people seem able to deal with it better than others. Could it be connected to your personality type? Astrology might offer a clue: how you deal with the past according to your zodiac sign.
Aries March 21 – April 19
Aries often experiences instant regret after making a snap decision. Sometimes they will take action to change it, but generally speaking, Aries is forward-looking and the past is firmly in the past. They tend not to learn from previous mistakes because their personality traits override those life-lessons. Often Aries will repeat the same old behavior, even if it is dressed up in new clothes. Baggage? What baggage?
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Good memories, for Taurus, are like beautiful gems: there to be loved and admired throughout the years. However, bad or uncomfortable memories are goads that push the bull forward. Their stubbornness and determination to do better is enhanced by the recollection of those situations that they never want to experience again. The way they deal with the past means Taurus rarely makes the same mistake twice.
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Gemini’s butterfly mind can take a past trauma and turn it around so it was the best thing in the world. And vice versa. Whatever emotion they are experiencing in the moment acts as a veneer over the past. Whether they learn anything from this is debatable. For Gemini the past is a changing, amorphous thing—it’s never set in stone.
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Cancer can become locked in the past. Chewing over old hurts. Wondering about long-gone love. Traumatized by the anniversaries of upsetting events. Cancer is able to link the present to the past with no effort at all. S/he must learn to let go, and understand all that pain and hurt is water under the bridge. You can’t change it now.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Leo will sometimes revisit their past physically, not just in memory. This is because from where they are in the present they can still see potential in an old relationship. Being hot-headed and impulsive, they have no compunctions about phoning an old flame and rekindling the relationship. Otherwise, Leo has no problem moving on, making sure that everyone knows how well they are doing.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Virgo takes reminiscing to a new level. If it were an Olympic sport, they’d most certainly win a gold medal. Analyzing the past is natural to them. They replay the situation, visualizing different outcomes and even hold imaginary “I should have said…” conversations. They can’t change; it’s something they will do for all their life.
Libra September 23 – October 22
Libra has a special place where they keep all those memories and past emotions. They resist sharing them with every fiber of their being. While, on the outside they appear to be getting on with things, very often their thoughts retreat into to that locked room of the past. That’s why they prefer company to being alone. Distraction works a treat.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Scorpio will hang onto those negative memories for a long time, right up until they die. They have a boxful of grudges going back to when they were four years old. While they can forgive, up to a point, they will never ever forget what you did to them. Even if you have no clue yourself what you did to cause offense.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius, the Tigger of the zodiac, bounces back after every disappointment, every hurtful remark, every sad event. They truly learn from negativity and become even better versions of themselves as they get older. A bad relationship? Pfft… I’ll have a better one soon. Their optimism and joy in living is a lesson for the rest of us.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Capricorn yearns for the halcyon days of youth. Even the hard times look better by comparison to today. Nostalgia and rose-tinted spectacles look at the past with love but can turn the present into a nightmare. Moaning about it doesn’t help, Capricorn. That love of your life? It wasn’t.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Aquarius has an interesting method to deal with the past. While they will dive into the memory re-runs, they are very capable of taking those scenarios and making them work in the present. So take that old love affair, and look out for signals that the present one is faltering. Apply the lessons learned back in the day, and you’re back on track. Voila. Adaptability is your middle name, Aquarius.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Swimming in the murky pools of the past is a favorite Pisces activity. Round and round you go, like a goldfish. Replaying those ill-fated love affairs, listening to all those sad songs, immersing yourself in emotions that should have dissipated a long time ago. You need a deal-with-the-past strategy, Pisces: therapy, or maybe a comedy movie night, might work.
How do you deal with past issues? Can you let things go or do they continue to haunt you? If you need help with anything from the past contact an experienced and reputable psychic for advice.