Astrology may be to fault if you’re the kind of person who struggles to function for weeks following a breakup while all of your ex-partners appear to have no trouble moving on. (Alternatively, perhaps you’ve simply heard “excellent 4 u” too much.) You might not be aware of it, but your zodiac sign may have an impact on how you handle a breakup. Breakups tend to be especially painful for sensitive Water signs, and even after you’ve broken up, you can still struggle to quit caring for your ex.
Air and Fire signs, especially Gemini, have a tendency to change the fastest of all the zodiac signs. Gemini can thrive in a devoted relationship, but they also have the capacity to spot when things aren’t going well, says astrologer Elisa Robyn, Ph.D. They are less prone to believe in “The One” than some of the more spiritual or romantic signs because of their strong sense of rationality. They often have a more positive outlook on meeting someone new as a result.
Here are the three zodiac signs most likely to struggle after a breakup, now that you know which signs move on swiftly.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
In the Moon’s era Cancer is a sign that may be extremely sensitive, temperamental, and difficult to let go of the past.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Pluto rules the 8th House of Sex, Death, and Marriage, which includes the passionate and melancholy sign of Scorpio. Due to their intense emotional nature, scorpions often struggle with breakups, much like Cancer.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
When a relationship ends, Pisces, who is controlled by Neptune, might become incredibly depressed. Pisces devotes their entire being to their partners, making them the center of their universe from the very beginning.