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What Each Zodiac Needs When Dealing With Heartbreak

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

You need an escape. A distraction from this pain that has been plaguing you. Even though you might feel tempted to listen to sad songs on repeat and reread texts that this person sent you back when things were happier, you should resist those urges. It’s perfectly fine to be upset early on – but you don’t want to dwell in those feelings forever. You don’t want to convince yourself that life is all downhill from here. In order to get yourself excited about life again, you need to take a vacation with your family, go out partying with your friends, pick up a new hobby, or get invested in a new passion. Do something, anything, to get your mind off of this person because if they occupy every waking thought you have, you’re never going to move on.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

You need time. You aren’t the type of person who can automatically disconnect. You are going to hurt – and that’s okay. You need to let yourself feel your emotions fully. Let yourself grieve the end of this relationship. Don’t pressure yourself to move on too quickly and don’t feel like there’s something wrong with you since everyone else is able to move on way faster. You need to give it time. This person meant a lot to you. You aren’t going to forget about them overnight. But you are going to be okay without them. You need to trust yourself. Trust the process. Trust that you’re going to wake up one day and be over them. It just might be a little while.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

You need distance. Even though you might be tempted to keep this person as a close friend, you don’t need them in your world right now. You don’t need daily reminders of how cute and funny and intelligent they are. You need to give yourself some space so you can remember what life looks like without them, so you can get used to being on your own again. Someday in the future, once your heart is healed, you can consider being friends again. This person doesn’t have to be out of your life forever. However, they do need to be out of your life for now. You need to surround yourself with other people who can support you through this tough time. Seeing them is only going to prolong the pain, so get them out of sight and out of mind.

Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

You need closure. If at all possible, you need to have a conversation with this person where you are completely transparent with each other, where you put all your cards on the table. You need answers to your questions and you need open communication. But if you cannot get that, your closure needs to look more like acceptance. You need to accept that there are some things you will never know. You need to accept that you’re better off without this person, that you are moving in the right direction. You need to accept that this love was only temporary, but a permanent one is waiting for you down the line.