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Breakups and Scorpio




Tread carefully with a Scorpio. Once you’ve blown it with someone born under this star sign, it’s hard to avoid a breakup. It’s true that as a fixed sign, Scorpio is resistant to change and doesn’t give up easily. But because it’s also ruled by Pluto, the planet of endings, once it has finally walked away from a relationship, it’s unusual for Scorpio to turn back.

The trouble is, you’re unlikely to know you’ve upset a Scorpio until it’s probably too late. As the most secretive sign of the Zodiac, Scorpio's resentments tend to smoulder away, hidden beneath an icy cool exterior, before the volcano finally erupts. Then it will suddenly spew out all those black marks it’s been quietly noting down against you - and there won’t be a thing you can do.
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What you need to understand is that you can’t hide anything from a Scorpio, however hard you try. Their radar intuition and extraordinary powers of detection make them good at sniffing out lies, uncovering secrets and digging out all kinds of dirt. Scorpios know the best way to gain power over others is to find out as much as possible about them, while revealing the minimum about themselves.

Nine times out of ten, breakups with Scorpios will be down to some kind of power struggle. Scorpio is the biggest control freak in the Zodiac and if you dump a Scorpio, it's usually because you can't stand any more of their manipulativeness and possessiveness. Getting rid of a Scorpio lover might not be that simple, though. This is a sign that sometimes has major problems in letting go and moving on.

If a Scorpio dumps you, it could be because you've been getting too bossy or try too hard to impose your will on theirs. A Scorpio never willingly gives away their personal power to anyone and however much they claim to love you, that also includes you. The biggest no-no, however, in Scorpio's eyes is betrayal. Once you’ve broken a Scorpio’s trust, they will find it very hard ever to forgive and forget.

For good or bad, Scorpio always remembers - and if it gets the chance to pay you back, it will do so, even if it’s many years further down the line. A Scorpio lover will reward your allegiance with undying loyalty. In turn, they may punish your betrayal by seeking revenge. Cruelty comes easily to some Scorpios and you’ll meet more bullies born under this star sign than any other. If you’re a bit of a wimp and not up to defending yourself, then best steer clear of these guys.

If you’ve broken up with a Scorpio and it’s your fault, the best thing to do is honestly admit it. But don't make the mistake of ever pleading or grovelling with this star sign. If you make a victim of yourself, most Scorpios will take full advantage of it to push you around and lose all respect for you in the process. If you can’t win a Scorpio over by fighting your corner fair and square, it’s far better just to give up.

Getting back a Scorpio ex is far from easy so it's best not to hope for too much. But if you lie low and let them ruminate for a while, when they’re missing you sexually (sex is an incredibly powerful magnet for Scorpios) there's a chance they might be prepared to give you another go. Although Scorpio's ruler, Pluto, symbolizes endings, bear in mind it’s also the planet of new starts.


• Stand up for yourself - they'll lose respect for you if you can easily be pushed around.
• Never get into an extended battle of wills - it can quickly turn very ugly. 
• Show your loyalty - betrayal of trust is the biggest deal-breaker for this sign.

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