“Don’t take your love away from me
Don’t you leave my heart in misery
If you go, then I’ll be blue
‘Cause breaking up his hard to do.”
— Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka
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At the beginning of a bright new relationship, you think it will never end. But they often do. It’s never easy, but you can make it through.
Here are some tips on how to survive a breakup by the astrological sign.
If you are an Aries, you don’t always react well to letting go of a relationship. Endings can be painful to your fire sign.
Well actually, if you are the one doing the breaking up, it’s a different story. Aries is the first one to block their ex on social media.
Go easy on the partying. No self-medicating through this break-up. It’s time to sign up for a cooking class or start doing yoga.
You don’t like it when things change. Taureans get comfortable in relationships. You prefer long, committed monogamous pairings.
It’s important that you let your practical side take control of the situation. Be logical. Remember that you will love again. You have strong inner resources that allow you to rebuild and start again.
Try to focus your energies on a brand new project. Be creative. Stay busy and learn to be flexible. It’s a good idea to get back to nature. A long hike will do you good and clear your head.
You really can pick yourself up quickly. You don’t allow yourself a second thought or a backward glance. After all, you hate messy situations and confused emotions.
Although you aren’t going to brood or sink into a depression, a little reflection won’t hurt. You can take the time to allow that inquiring nature to analyze what just happened.
Patterns can only change when you take a look at them. And Gemini often has some patterns in love. Get honest about the romance you are leaving. Take some responsibility before you reinvent yourself!
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You, dear Cancer, are ruled by the moon. That makes you sensitive and emotional. Your love of home and family leads you to long-term relationships. Any break-up is going to be hard.
Self-pity and feeling sorry for yourself can only lead to depression. Try and be aware of the risks. Don’t allow yourself to get lost in the pain.
The sign of Cancer is the sign of true creativity. Use this gift to move on. Cook. Write. Go to museums. You can take a course in painting or head to culinary school. Let the creativity flow!
It’s obvious that you are angry, and there is no doubt that you are in pain. But take a minute to compose yourself. And stop roaring!
Take your ego out of the equation. Allow yourself to think about a better and brighter future. Don’t let your dramatic personality run rampant over your better judgement.
Have fun and be social. But try and avoid an instant rebound relationship. It may take a little time to heal. Just be calm and carry on!
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Sorry Virgo, but the party’s over. Try not to spend too much time on regret and guilt. And it’s never productive to blame yourself. It’s better if you don’t spend any time trying to assign blame.
When Virgo gets off-balance, it’s important to focus on yourself again. Eat healthily and exercise. This would be a good time to sign up for a yoga or dance class.
The trick is to keep yourself occupied and be good to yourself.
You have a built-in balance that should serve you well in this time of conflict and emotions. Libras have a tendency to avoid pain of any kind. But don’t run too far and too fast to avoid feeling your feelings.
It’s okay to admit that you are hurting. You might want to journal about it. Don’t forget to keep physically active. Exercise and get involved in sports. A balance of work and play will help you mend.
It does no good to warn a Libra about impulsive rebound romances. Your ruling planet is Venus.
Some astrologers claim that Scorpio is the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac. This may be due to your magnetic personality and sex appeal. Or maybe it’s the secrets. Either way, you don’t always play well with others.
Don’t invest time and energy in plotting revenge. This means, stop compulsively checking your ex’s social media. It’s counterproductive… and a little scary.
Break-ups are emotional times. Expect intensity. But don’t stay too long on the dark side. You are going to be just fine. Scorpio is truly about renewal. When you meditate, see yourself dancing in the light!
You are ruled by the brilliant bright power of the planet Jupiter. Sitting in the dark, pining away for your lost love doesn’t suit you. Your natural inclination is to get up, turn on the lights and begin all over again.
You feel out of sorts and sad. Your natural inclination is to stay busy. You need the distraction. Do creative projects.
Think about redecorating your space. You want to change the energy. Or you can give yourself a break. You need an adventure. Take a vacation.
You were in it for the long haul. Now you are in the middle of a break-up. You never planned on leaving this relationship. And it hurts.
Keep your sense of humor. Surround yourself with bright colors. Be spontaneous. Try new things. Don’t push yourself too hard or judge yourself too harshly.
Even though you rarely give second chances, it’s time to bend the rules. You deserve to give yourself a second chance.
It feels like you are disconnected. You are a poet, but nothing rhymes. You are a dreamer, but your dreams haven’t worked out.
Embrace that Uranus/Saturn influence. You have deeply spiritual leanings. And you love nature.
Go on a retreat. Explore the metaphysical. Burn sage. You can even have a break-up ceremony. If all else fails, get a pet. If you have a pet already, get another one!
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Don’t let this breakup lead you to a dark place. You have a clear choice. The fish swims up or down. Head for the surface.
Self-pity is a no-no. You are going to survive. But you have to make the effort.
Use your creative talent. Art, theatre and music can change the way you feel. Actually, you need a vacation. Somewhere tropical, perhaps.