Knowing you’re in the wrong doesn’t make apologizing to someone any easier.
Owning up to your mistakes is tricky enough on its own, but understanding the person you’re apologizing to and how to make your apology really count is a different matter entirely. Different people want to hear different things before they’ll understand that you’re truly sorry. Keep reading to find out the best way to apologize to each zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
When an Aries feels like they’ve been wronged, they’ll have no qualms about letting you know it, and their fiery temper won’t subside until amends have been made. A heartfelt apology begins with telling them that they were right before giving them all of the time they need to vent their frustrations. Once they’re done, they’ll feel 100% better and be ready to move on. But the most important part is really hearing them out so you can do better next time.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
When you’re sorry about a situation, Taurus wants you to prove it. They’re a dependable, thoughtful sign, so they want to know that you actually understand what you did wrong and that you’re going to do something about it. Once you come up with a solution, let them know what it is, and then execute it to show that they can rely on you. A little token of apology, like chocolate or flowers, doesn’t hurt, either.
(SpongeBob SquarePants via Nickelodeon)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Friendly, sociable Gemini really doesn’t like being in the middle of a fight. They dislike holding grudges, so as soon as you realize you’ve done something wrong, let them know you’re sorry. They just want things to get back to normal so you can be buddies again, so plan a hangout ASAP and get your relationship back on track.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
It hurts emotional Cancer to dwell too much on arguments and disagreements, so they’re typically eager to move on afterward. All they need is an acknowledgment of wrongdoing. Though they might hold a grudge for a moment, they’ll quickly forget all about it. The sign cares deeply about their friends and usually won’t cut someone out of their life unless they’re purely toxic. Some might even take advantage of their willingness to accept half-hearted apologies, so be genuine to avoid being one of those people.
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Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Apologizing to a Leo requires humility, and conflicts with the sign are often prolonged because saying sorry doesn’t always feel worth it. If you’re going to take the plunge, get ready to grovel a bit, because they will turn up the theatrics and let you know every little way in which they feel they’ve been wronged. It’s not always easy and it certainly doesn’t feel good, but try to play along and let them have their moment. Once they get it out of their system, they’ll return to their old, welcoming self.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22)
When you’re apologizing to a Virgo, you should be calm, kind and polite as possible. They hate being wrong, so it might be time to let them be right. Since the sign is governed by logic, your apology should also be about the facts. They don’t really want to hear about how your emotions led you to make the mistakes you did, so leave them out completely and rely on reason instead.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22)
Poor Libra may not expect or even want an apology, but when you’ve been a jerk, you should apologize anyway because it’s the right thing to do. They always try to see all sides of a situation and have already put themself in your shoes by the time you can get the chance to apologize. They’re always trying to make sure that everyone else is happy, often putting their own needs second. That’s why you should make an extra effort to ensure that they’re heard. They deserve the chance to be in the right, too.
(To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before via Netflix)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Scorpio may be known for being closed-off, but they can smell deception from a mile away, so before you even think about apologizing to them, you have to really mean it. Not only should you be genuine in your apology, but you should be willing to make amends. Don’t assume you know how to fix the situation. Let them tell you how to make things right, and follow their lead to smooth things over with them. After all, if you’re already made it into their inner circle, you’ve already worked hard to get there.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Blunt, impulsive Sagittarius knows a thing or two about blurting out something they regretted immediately. They have breezy personalities and aren’t easily upset or caught up in arguments unless things are really serious. Regardless of what happened, if you’re genuinely sorry and let them know it, they’ll probably understand it without a problem. They’re hard to fluster and quick to forgive, so don’t sweat it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Capricorns work hard to conduct their lives properly, and they do not take things lightly. They don’t appreciate when others slack off or aren’t as careful as they should be, so when you’re one of those people, you have to work hard to make things right again. This takes truly understanding what happened and working through the core issue with them. Once you’ve done that, make real strides to do better in the future, because you might not get a chance to apologize next time.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
As free-flowing as their spirit is, Aquarius is the master of holding a grudge, and it can be tricky to apologize to them in a way that they find satisfying. It’s important to keep calm and leave emotions out of your apology. The second you start talking about feelings, rather than what actually happened, they’ll double down on the argument. Instead, be heartfelt in your apology, make it clear that you never intended to cause them pain, and let them take the lead to tell you how to make things better.
(Adventure Time via Cartoon Network)
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Pisces is often off in their own dream world, so after you’ve fought with them, you should apologize upfront, but give them some space afterward to process. You should never push them to accept your apology immediately. The sign sometimes feels like the victim in these situations, so it might even be a good idea to boost them up and help them feel empowered by your apology. Even if they’re still upset at first, they’ll appreciate the effort and will come around in no time.
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