Here's How You Treat Your Ex, According To Your Zodiac Sign

To forgive your ex, or to forget your ex, that is the question. No offense to the soap opera-like water sign family, aka Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, but I highly doubt forgiving is even an option for you guys. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong here, but y’all are the most vengeful betches in the zodiac, and trust me, I know this for a fact. Why? Well, let’s just say, I, too, am a fellow water sign, permanently lost at sea in my ocean of emotions. OK so maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but I wouldn’t be a water sign if I wasn’t. Needless to say, we’re not very good at forgiving, let alone forgetting. BTW, please don’t be one of those people who live their life preaching the whole, “I forgive but I never forget” crap. News flash: If you don’t forget, you don’t forgive. Period. And let’s be honest, a water sign probably said that, too. But let’s cut to the chase before we go down the rabbit hole. 

Everyone treats their exes differently. For instance, the air signs, AKA Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, were born with a PhD in emotional detachment, and a minor in IDGAF, so even if their exes were to do them dirty, it’s not like they would even sweat the damn thing. At least not to their face, of course. Also, not to bring it back to the water sign drama, but there are some Libras with Scorpio placements out there, and well… that’s a completely different bad trip. Their idea of forgiveness consists of mental terrorism, and the silent treatment, but again, we’ll save this celestial coma for another occasion. Earth signs, aka Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, have no problem whatsoever cutting the cord, and it’s because they get straight to the point. Zero f*cks given. So much so, their no-filter shpeal could very well break someone’s heart, especially if they’re a water sign. But what would I know, right?

Long story short, here’s how you treat your ex, according to your zodiac sign:


Have you watched Dead To Me on Netflix, Aries? No, you do not remind me of Christina Applegate’s character, nor Linda Cardellini’s. TBH, the title of the series speaks for itself, and more importantly, it speaks for you when it comes to your exes. Your ex will likely never hear from you again, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. They really are dead to you.


You’re pretty black-and-white, Taurus. But you’re also a sexaholic, and if sex with your ex is a must-have, you’ll make sure to do whatever it takes to keep them around. Some of you might even stay friends on purpose, so you can bribe them with the act whenever necessary. Otherwise, you’ll make sure to stay close to their family members in the meantime. Why are you such a possessive betch?


Does your ex even know you’ve exed them out of your life, Gemini? OK, who are we kidding? You have the attention span of a goldfish, and the last thing on your mind is commitment. You can’t commit to relationships, and you can’t commit to not being in one either, which means you’re DTF for the most part. That is, if you’re not onto your next victim, of course. Otherwise, you’ll make sure to mind-f*ck them for as long as you live.


I know you told him you’d never let go, but do yourself a favor, Cancer. Seriously, IDK whether to call you out, or send help. Don’t get twisted, betch. You are never ever getting back together, so enough with the #TBT soundtracks, toxic memorabilia, and meaningless “hey, how’s life?” texts. Stalking their Instagram and crying yourself to sleep is so 2012. You’ve got to move on!


Too busy reminding your exes what’s no longer theirs, Leo? TBH, not staying friends isn’t the issue, nor is it the brutal “I’ve-moved-on” vengeance that typically takes place after every breakup. The issue here is your pride, and whether or not they dumped you. If you got dumped, you’ll make sure to never look their way again. Now, if you dumped them, you’ll likely remain friends, and make sure they never get over you.


Ruthless much, Virgo? I mean, I know they’re your ex and all, but you really know how to cut people off for good. Needless to say, there’s really nothing to the relationship you have with your exes. It’s simple: You don’t have a relationship. Also, dwelling the past is not your forte, and you’re too busy living your life anyhow.


Let me guess, Libra. You’re best friends? TBH, that wouldn’t surprise me, unless there’s drama involved, and well, we all know you don’t do well with any sort of conflict. This is precisely why you’re still canoodling with your exes and avoiding the very large elephant in the room, despite the discomfort it already brings. Then again, you don’t fool me, and you betches always have a backup plan of sorts. And you make it happen with all smiles, too.


F*ck, marry, kill, Scorpio? I mean, I know that’s a silly game and all, but it sort of reminds me of your love life. OK, fine. I’m kidding… or not. Let’s face it, betch: You’re like Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct. If you’re not dating them, you’re f*cking them, and if you’re not f*cking them, they’re probably locked in a dungeon somewhere, wrapped up in chains. You’re a soul stealer.


Friends with benefits, Sag? Admit it, betch: You’re friends with every single one of your exes, and you’re totally OK with it, too. You genuinely care for them, and since you totally despised being in a committed relationship with them, you secretly guilt-trip yourself into staying friends, as part of your delusional two-for-one package. What they don’t know is, you’re already hooking up with a sexy foreigner you met during spring break.


I see you, Capricorn. Whoever said Scorpio was the most vengeful sign clearly never experienced the wrath of the mad goat. Where do I begin? You’re into BDSM, but if you get dumped, or decide to break up with someone, you get into Mommy and Daddy mode, and not in a kinky way. IDK how else to put it, but you will literally build an invisible torture chamber, where your exes continuously run into scenarios that remind them how they wronged you. Granted, this sounds like a ballistic obstacle course, but you’ll do anything to set the record straight.


Your poor ex, Aquarius. TBH, I think you acknowledge them more now, then when you were in a relationship. Admit it: You’re worse than your air sign sibling Gemini with the wicked games, and you somehow never give yourself away in the process. Don’t be so cold, betch. Some people have feelings, you know.


Boundaries, Pisces. All right, let’s focus. You do realize what your ex did to you, right? Your love life sounds like an episode of Days Of Our Lives, except you wrote the entire script, and now you’re sick of watching, and yet have no idea how to get off this nauseating roller coaster ride. It’s simple. Get over them, and go out with someone else. Stop torturing yourself, betch.

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Valerie Mesa
Valerie Mesa
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse.