Zodiac Signs That Will Break Your Heart, Ranked

The scary thing about relationships is that anybody can break your heart. Bad people are born every day of the year, just as good people are. But astrology buffs believe that those people are the exception, and the zodiac sign we’re born under dictates what kind of people we’ll be. Whether or not you’ll cheat, ghost, or dump your partner over text can come down to your sign. With that in mind, here’s our list of signs ranked by who’s most likely to break your heart.

  1. Most likely to break your heart: Gemini (May 21- June 20) Sorry to anyone dating a Gemini. But with their two faces and erratic personalities, Gemini is the sign who’s most likely to break your heart. You can absolutely find Geminis who are exceptions to the rule. But, generally speaking, Gemini is an impulsive and unreliable sign. While they’re not malicious, they do forget about other people’s feelings, meaning they can easily break a heart without meaning to. They can also be hot one minute and cold the next, thanks to their twinning personalities. So it’s common to get a rude shock after believing a Gemini has truly fallen for you. To top it off, Geminis are intelligent (enough to lie) and outgoing (enough to flirt). They’re also famous for being “jugglers”, if you know what we mean.
  2. Libra (September 23 – October 23) Libra is one of the most romantic signs in the zodiac, so you might not expect them to be heartbreakers. The reason why they’re likely to break your heart is mostly because of their people-pleasing nature. These signs hate upsetting people, especially those they’re romantically involved with. So it’s common for a Libra to string you along for as long as possible until they just can’t anymore. While their intentions are noble, this is usually more devastating than a quick and harsh breakup at the beginning of the relationship.
  3. Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) Passionate and expressive, Sagittarians are among the best lovers in the zodiac. Unfortunately, they can’t always contain that passion, which tends to make them unfaithful. Again, this doesn’t apply to everyone born under this sign. Sagittarius is also known for their reluctance to settle down or commit—they like to be free. This can be heartbreaking for anyone in love with them who craves commitment. Plus, being fire signs, Sagittarians can also lose their temper and say hurtful, heartbreaking things.
  4. Virgo (August 24 – September 22) Virgo is likely to break your heart for the opposite reason to Libra. While Libra will probably string you along, Virgo has a tendency of ripping off the band-aid mercilessly. This sign loves honesty and is the harshest critic in the zodiac. So if they have a problem with you, they won’t sugar-coat it. Especially for those who are sensitive, this can be hard to take. Also, Virgo tends to seek perfection in themselves and in others. They reject most people that pursue them, which can lead to heartbreak even before you’ve had a chance to feel anything real.
  5. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Known for being an aloof sign, Aquarius isn’t usually dishonest or vindictive. But they can break hearts with their careless words and arrogant attitude. This sign, for all their love of charity, does have a tendency of making others feel small with their superior intellect. They also tend to be pretty self-reliant, and they just expect that other people are too. So they might leave you out in the cold without thinking twice because if the same happened to them, they’d be totally fine.
  6. Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Scorpio has one of the most controversial reputations in the zodiac. Despite their possessiveness, jealousy, and inability to control their urges, these signs aren’t the most likely to break your heart. They also happen to be fiercely loyal and protective of the people they love. However, if they don’t develop those feelings for you, then those negative traits can take over.
  7. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Capricorn isn’t the type of sign who’s prone to cheating. They’re far too rational and careful for that. But this earth sign can be quite cold and emotionless. They’re also known for being workaholics and neglecting their significant others. Being another self-sufficient sign, they can get quite defensive when they perceive a partner as being needy. Their high level of intelligence and ambitious nature can also make them act in ways that are condescending, leaving their partners feeling hurt.
  8. Taurus (April 21 – May 20) Like the other earth signs, Taurus does have the capacity to break hearts. They can be cold, overly independent, and too honest. Plus, this sign happens to be the most stubborn in the zodiac. They resist saying sorry and admitting fault, which can be hurtful. But on the flip side, Taureans are friendly and agreeable. They don’t go out of their way to be nasty and like for there to be harmony in all their relationships. They’re more likely to break up with someone in a kind and mature way rather than brutally ripping their heart out.
  9. Aries (March 21 – April 20) Although Aries is a fire sign capable of temper tantrums and a thirst for revenge, they’re also one of the most loyal and loving signs in the zodiac. They feel love so strongly themselves, so they’re hyperaware of how other people feel about them. That means they’re more careful when dealing with their intimate relationships, even if they do say things they don’t mean sometimes.
  10. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) A passionate and emotional water sign, Pisces is the type of zodiac who gives away their whole heart when they fall in love. Thus, they’re more likely to have their hearts broken rather than to do the breaking. The exception is when you’ve done something wrong to a Pisces, as heartbreak can turn these gentle fish into bloodthirsty sharks. But most of the time, they wouldn’t dream of hurting anyone else—let alone someone they’re in a close relationship with.
  11. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) As zodiac experts have so frequently pointed out, Cancer is unlikely to break anyone else’s heart for one good reason: they’re terrified of having their own hearts broken. They’re too concerned with protecting themselves to go out and hurt anyone else. Plus, Cancer takes a long time to open up and let people in, and by that time, they know they want to be with you for the long term. This sign is also a naturally caring and nurturing sign, thinking of others before themselves.
  12. Least likely to break your heart: Leo (July 23 – August 23) Leo may be a flirt and a charmer. Before they settle down, they may like to play the field. This sign also tends to be selfish, desiring the spotlight for themselves. But they make wonderful partners because they are natural lovers. Once in love with someone, a Leo will devote themselves to that person and do anything at all to make that person happy. Their generous, protective, and passionate nature comes out when they’ve fallen for someone. And they would sooner walk through fire than hurt that person.
Vanessa Locampo is an Aussie writer who’s equally obsessed with YA fiction and pasta. Her time is divided between writing all the things, reading all the things, listening to Queen, and bopping her cat on the nose. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and has written for sites including Hotsprings.co and Discovering Montana, and currently works as an editor at Glam. You can keep up with her on Instagram @vanessaellewrites.