While some folks are busy settling in with their partner for the holidays, others are casually disappearing — and have no intention of calling back. It’s a busy time of year, which may explain why some zodiac signs are going to ghost in the coming weeks. But it can also have a lot to do with their personality traits.
Typically this time of year is fun and fast-paced, which means it’s also super distracting. It might not take much for some signs to forget to call, or to get caught up with family and friends instead of sending a quick text to a partner, or making plans for a date. And if the relationship wasn’t all that serious, ghosting will be even more likely.
The holidays are often stressful, too, which can take a big toll on certain zodiac signs. For some, texting and calling is just too much to handle when their schedule is already packed full of travel plans, conversations with family, and long to-do lists. It’s almost like they don’t have any bandwidth left to keep a partner in mind — even though they don’t mean anything bad by it.
Of course, this is also the time of year when many folks want to take a relationship to the next level and perhaps even introduce a partner to their family, which is why “those who prefer to be terrified of a little commitment decide to fade off to ghost land,” astrologer Shereen Campbell, tells Bustle. Read on below for the four signs most likely to disappear, according to astrologers.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
If anyone is going to get distracted this time of year, and ghost as a result, it’s Aries. “Aries loves the holidays mainly because it’s two months of nonstop feasting, drinking, and fun,” Carmen Mayes, an astrologer and spiritual wellness coach, tells Bustle. It doesn’t take much for them to get caught up in the excitement and basically forget they have a phone.
“If it becomes hard to catch up with […] Aries this holiday season its because other interesting options caught their attention,” Mayes says. “Aries loves to be on the move and will follow fun energy wherever it flows. Easily distracted and ruled by passion for life, it only takes Aries minutes to forget a prior commitment or to respond to a text message once something fun starts happening.”
They might end up reaching out again after the holidays, once their schedule returns to normal. But with Aries, it’s really anyone’s guess.
2. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
A Scorpio will ghost any time of year, Mayes says, so it’s really no surprise they’re likely to do it during the holidays, too. As an intensely private sign, they need plenty of time alone to recharge and think about what they want in life, and that can feel extra necessary during this busy time of year.
It also doesn’t take much for Scorpio to lose interest, which can prompt them to disappear without a trace, or to get caught up in a bad mood, Mayes says. They might not be feeling comfortable talking about what’s on their mind — like stress within their family, for instance — and choose to back away instead.
It can help to reach out and see if they’d like to talk. But again, Scorpio most likely just needs some peace and quiet in order to get through the holidays, before they can consider picking things up again in the new year.
3. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
As the wanderer of the zodiac, Sagittarius is likely to put a relationship on the back burner while they travel for the holidays, Mayes says. Add in the fact their birthday season coincides with the holiday season, she says, and it’s highly likely they’ve planned a trip or two and will be out of town — and perhaps even overseas.
But instead of calling to say where they’re going, they might hop a plane without a word. “Communication isn’t necessarily their best quality,” Campbell says. “They prefer to do and to be and to see.”
If a heavy conversation is in order — as might be the case, if they’re choosing to travel alone during the holidays — they’ll prefer to skip all that and have fun instead. “It’s way easier just slipping out of your life than having to explain to you why,” Campbell says.
That said, this is also the sign that’s most likely to reach out to an ex after ghosting them, Campbell says, so don’t be surprised if they’re suddenly back in the picture come January.
4. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius doesn’t always do well when it comes to expectations, and the holiday season is chock full of them. “On one hand, they love the social and community building aspects of the holidays,” Mayes says. “However, following tradition and doing what’s expected of them is a total turn off.”
If a partner wanted to attend an office party, for instance, an Aquarius might find it more appealing to bail. The idea of meeting a partner’s parents during the holidays can also freak them out, as they’ll likely view it as too much is happening too fast. And just like that, they ghost.
Once the holidays are over, Aquarius might go back to their usual self, and respond to texts and make plans for fun dates. But when it comes to ghosting, it’s often not worth it to stick around or hold out hope for someone who isn’t responding. For anyone who’s being ghosted, it may be better to let these zodiac signs do what they need to do, and focus on enjoying the holidays instead.