Sometimes, lasting love isn’t written in the stars — but your post-breakup personality just might be. Our zodiac signs can help us unpack all kinds of things (from our smartest career path to our ideal rom-com to even the best houseplants for our personality), so why not examine our own ex-ness with our star signs in mind? From a forever-friend Pisces to an on-to-the-next Libra and every ex type in between, we’re guessing this is the kind of ex you are based on your sign.
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Aries (March 21-April 19): The spontaneous ex
Aries may be a fire sign, but that doesn’t mean you want to burn it all down when it comes to being an ex. It’s actually kind of the opposite: as a bold and ambitious Aries, you’re confident in yourself, so there’s no need to dwell on the past — and you’re not afraid to go back for a little light fling with an ex, should the mood strike you.
Related: How the zodiac signs fall in love.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20): The friend (without benefits)
Steady, reliable and lovable, the Taurus ex is practical and exceptionally low drama. You’re ruled by Venus — which means you value love, beauty and sweetness — so you’d never cut an ex out of your life, and you’re willing to be friends (after all, you love routine, and keeping people in your life helps maintain some stability). Try not to be too chill though — you may inadvertently make your ex-slash-new-friends a little salty by acting like you don’t care about the breakup.
See also: 10 reasons why you can’t get over your ex.
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Gemini (May 21-June 20): The on-again-off-again ex
It’s in your (dual) nature: as a flirty, charismatic Gemini, it’s your prerogative to change your mind — even when it comes to love. In fact, there may be times where the act of breaking up and making up is a game in itself. Take pity on the rest of us, and let us know when you’re really done so we can move on and fall out of love with you.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22): The part-of-the-family ex
Family comes first for a loyal Cancer — so why would you abandon the family and friends that you connected with through your ex? You’re the kind of ex that still has lunch with your ex-love’s mom, and you’ll forever be friends with their friend. The good news about this? Since you’re so supportive and compassionate, your ex is probably not mad to have you stay in their world (as long as these relationships are natural and authentic) — albeit in a different role — after the passion burns out.
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Leo (July 23-August 22): The high-key dramatic ex
You’re the leader of the pack and you live for the spotlight — so why would you miss out on an opportunity to be the centre of attention? As an ex — whether you’re the scorned or the scorner — you love to talk about what went down to your friends, your social channels and maybe even your ex (if they’ll listen). You’re not heartless though: roaring through the drama is how you process emotions.
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Virgo (August 23-September 22): The apparition ex
Why an apparition? Because, as an analytical Virgo with perfectionist-level high standards, chances are that you totally ghosted your ex when they didn’t live up to your expectations — lest you have to deal with any potential conflict or breakup messiness.
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Libra (September 23-October 22): The thank u, next ex
Libras love to be in love (if you’re a Libra, be honest: have you ever been in love with the idea of love more so than the person you’re with?) — so they tend to move on to the next quickly. This, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean that Libras are prone to cheating more than other signs — but it does mean that the ultra-romantic Libra ex probably has a new crush or relationship ready to go as soon as one ends.
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Scorpio (October 23-November 21): The Eternal Sunshin-er ex
As a Scorpio, intensity is the name of the game when it comes to relationships: you crush hard, you love with a ride-or-die kind of passion — and you’ll straight-up pretend like your ex never existed when it’s over. It may sound a little harsh, but it’s not your fault: the sign of Scorpio is ruled by the god of the underworld, Pluto.
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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): The so-happy-to-be-single ex
It’s not that you didn’t appreciate the good times with your ex, but something about being single just hits different when you’re an energetic, free-spirited and adventure-seeking Sagittarius. In fact, a newly single Sagittarius is more likely to be stoked planning a backpacking trip or engrossed in a new (solo) hobby than they are crying over the one that got away.
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Capricorn (December 22-January 19): The social media self-soother ex
What's the first thing you do when your heart’s been broken? If you’re a Capricorn, chances are you’re going to fake it ‘til you feel better — which means posting a lot of breezy TikToks and fire Instagram stories to show ‘em what they’re sleeping on. Capricorns tend to be pretty picky when it comes to choosing a partner in the first place, so a breakup — for any reason — stings that much extra.
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Aquarius (January 20-February 18): The ex who’s over it
Ex who? If you’re a laid back, independent Aquarius, you’re more likely to take in and accept the facts when it comes to a relationship split. Once it’s over, you know it’s over, and your aloof Aquarian tendencies take over. You don’t mean to be cold or unfeeling, but you aren’t looking to rehash old fights either.
See also: Best and worst things our exes ever got us.
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Pisces (February 19-March 20): The BFF ex
Empathetic and full of feelings, you probably have a hard time letting people leave your life if you’re a Pisces. As a result, we’re betting you have a lot of exes that you consider close friends. Staying friends with past paramours can be a good thing (especially for your exes, as an empathetic Pisces knows how to listen), but beware: forcing a friendship with an ex where all you had in common was passion can be confusing and lead to some blurry relationship lines. If the Pisces in you really wants to keep an ex as a friend, consider these tips first.
Written BySharon Miki Chan