Signs from the universe are unexplainable, almost mystical things.
From dreams to angel numbers to songs on the radio to synchronicities, there are a couple of different ways the universe tries to talk to us and get the right message across.
But signs from the universe aren’t always explicit. They don’t always come in the same format.
Sometimes a sign is as simple as feeling something is right or having better timing this time around.
You’ve been asking for signs from the universe about your ex: some form of guidance to have more confidence in your actions and find a final resolution.
You’ve been seeing some signs but you’re not quite sure how to interpret it.
Here are a few ways to read it:
Universe Signs You Were Meant To Be
1) You Broke Up Because Of Uncontrollable Factors
When you look back on your relationship with your ex, it’s easy to see that the reason why you broke up wasn’t that you didn’t get along or that you weren’t compatible with each other.
You broke up simply because something kept getting in the way of your relationship — Opportunities, jobs, health, or maybe even just timing.
After all this time, that relationship still feels right. You think back to a memory and the only thing you get are good feelings.
No bad memories, no bad blood, no reason why the relationship shouldn’t have worked out outside of circumstances.
When you think about your ex, you get a strong, almost magnetic pull, to ask how they’ve been doing and do just about anything to be in touch again.
If there are no obvious red flags why you shouldn’t be together, maybe the universe is trying to let you know that things are better now and that it’s time to revisit this relationship.
And the message couldn’t be any clearer: if you find yourself seeing signs wherever you go, maybe even bumping into your ex more often that you have in the last couple of years, perhaps Lady Destiny is setting you up on a date so you and your man can try things again.
2) You Talk To Each Other… A Lot
For some inexplicable reason, you never really lost touch with each other.
Circumstances like working in the same company, taking the same route, or belonging to same social circles has kept you in conversation with your ex.
And the funny thing is, you can’t seem to escape them no matter what.
It’s almost as if the universe is trying to make sure you always stay in each other’s lives.
This tether doesn’t have to be romantic in nature; many soulmates still stay connected and progress on as good friends before rekindling their romantic spark.
Couples who didn’t always see eye to eye often “level down” as friends, building on that communication and connection, before being together romantically again.
If you’ve tried absolutely everything to get rid of your ex, or maybe even simply let nature run its course, and yet still stay invariably linked to them, as if you have an invisible line holding you two together, it might be that the universe is saving your relationship for better timing.
3) You’re Still Connected After The Breakup
Time has passed, fights have happened, resolution has come and gone, and yet you still have a deep emotional connection despite everything.
Fights dampen romantic feelings over time. After all, there’s only so much love and patience you can give to an ex.
But after the dust settles, anyone can see that you’re still very much in sync.
You still know how to read each other’s moods, how to predict the other person’s needs and understand what they’re feeling or thinking better than anyone else in the world.
You’re not dating anymore but you’re sure if you shared a look across the room, you’d understand exactly what the other person is thinking about.
This undeniable connection is rare and so special that you haven’t really found it in other potential partners.
And it’s not like you haven’t been trying either. Even with people who seem to be your perfect match, something turns up and you end up daydreaming about your ex once more.
4) You Grow To Have The Same Goals and Aspirations
It’s only natural for couples to have aligned goals and personalities because they’re building a life together.
Most relationships fail because couples don’t see eye to eye on core beliefs.
Things like deciding whether or not to have a family, job opportunities and expenses, as well as cultural and social factors, can whittle down an otherwise strong relationship.
And maybe that’s what happened between you and your ex.
Somewhere along the way, you realized you didn’t really want the same things and decided to split up.
But now that there’s been some time apart, you noticed your goals and aspirations are finally aligning.
Friends are telling you all these new things in his life and how changed and different he is.
Consequently, your friends and family could be doing the same thing to you; pointing out how you’ve grown to be more like your ex.
Some signs from the universe don’t always have to speak through our personal experience. Fate could be using your friends and family to bridge you two together and trigger a reunion.
5) You Feel At Home With Each Other
Your ex has and will always be a source of security in your life.
When you were together, they were easily the beacon of light during dark days and the person that made you feel stronger and more capable.
And even now that things have ended between the two of you, you still feel incredibly at ease with each other whenever you cross paths again.
Conversations are easy, laughter just flows. You never feel like you have to second guess your thoughts or actions.
You never have to wonder if they’re enjoying your company, even now in a platonic setting, because you just know they’re having a good time too.
What’s even more uncanny, you never feel this way around anyone, not even your closest family.
No other bond compares with the one you have with each other, despite all the fights and trials that have come your way.
6) You Complete Each Other
In Greek myth, there’s a story that explains how soulmates work.
Originally, humans were created with four legs and two heads but Zeus split them in two because he was afraid of the power they could wield.
This condemned them to spend the rest of their lives looking for their other halves. Individually, they are strong; together, they are undefeatable.
That’s kind of how people see you and your ex.
Everyone in your life just insists that you’re so much better together, that they bring out the best side of you and that you’re different without them.
When you broke up, people were really sad about the news and always hoped that you guys would work things out eventually.
Whenever their name pops up, your friends and family can’t help but nudge you two back together.
It’s like you have a constant reminder that this person, and no one else, was made exactly for you.
7) Things Are “Just Right”
Sometimes things don’t need an elaborate explanation. You know deep down in your gut that you’re meant to be with your ex.
You don’t know why, you don’t know how, and you certainly don’t know when, but you’re confident and every fiber of your being is telling you that this person is who you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with.
In the back of your mind, you know the split is temporary and that you’ll cross paths again.
Universe Signs You Were Never Meant To Be
8) Your Closest People Always Had a Bad Feeling About Them
What’s funny about signs from the universe is that it’s usually the most obvious signs that we tend to miss.
We ask for signs from the universe all the time, but when we get one thrown right in front of our face, we don’t think enough about it and just move on.
And one of the clearest and most obvious ways the universe tries to communicate with us is by working directly through the people closest to our souls: our friends and family.
So think about what your closest friends and family have said about your ex recently.
Even when you aren’t talking about your ex, for some reason your best friend or your sister just have the urge to bring them up and talk negatively about them.
For example, they might say,
“God, I’m so glad you’re not with Ryan’s anymore, he was such a loser.”
“I’m so happy that you don’t have to deal with Mara’s insanity these days.”
“Remember how horrible things were back when you were with Kyle?”
You might wonder what exactly gave them the feeling to say those things.
We tend to brush them off as meaningless comments, but they might be more meaningful than you think.
9) You Keep Running Into People Who Seem Like Your Type
So you recently broke up with your ex and you can’t get over the heartache of losing someone you might have once considered your soulmate.
But have you noticed a strange uptick in the number of people passing by you these days who seem perfectly like your type?
This is one way the universe helps us move on: by showing us that there are so many other fish in the sea, and settling for a destructive and painful ex is less about your love for them and more about your fear of venturing off and finding something new.
So the universe does its best to help you with this process by putting the exact people you are most likely to find attractive right in front of you.
So think about it: have you seen quite a few more cute men or women lately, whom you never seemed to notice before?
Are people talking to you more these days, even if nothing new is really going on in your life? This might be the universe telling you to “go get some”.
10) You Find Yourself Daydreaming More Now That They’re Gone
One subtle way the universe reminds us that we’re better off without our ex is by changing our general mood or temperament.
Think about what you might have been like back when you were with your ex.
Maybe you constantly lived in the present, experiencing life only at a superficial, surface level of engagement.
You never really took the time to stop, think, and dream about things, because you were always engaged in some kind of meaningless fight or discussion with your ex.
But these days, you suddenly have all the time in the world to stop and smell the roses.
You actively enjoy your alone time again, and it almost feels like you’ve recently re-discovered a part of yourself that you’d forgotten ever existed in the first place.
And day after day, you find yourself daydreaming; getting lost in your own thoughts, letting time slip away with no worry in the world.
Daydreaming is a major sign of the universe communicating with us, because it puts us in a state of mind where we become receptive to thoughts originating from places outside our own mind.
11) Songs On the Radio Keep Telling You To Move On
No one really listens to the radio anymore these days, but that doesn’t stop you from hearing music randomly throughout your day.
Maybe it’s a song playing through the speakers at the gym or the mall, or maybe it’s a song playing automatically on Spotify.
And for some reason, these songs you might keep hearing — even songs you’d never heard of before — are all telling you the same things:
You’re better off without him
It’s time to find a new path
Get over it
Love never lasts forever
The universe wants you to reach your greatest potential, as it wants the same with everyone.
And your greatest potential isn’t with your ex by your side, no matter how much you might wish it were.
The sooner you understand that and start listening to the songs playing almost specifically for you, the sooner you can come to terms with the fact that the breakup was for the best, and it’s time for the next chapter in your life.
12) You’re Always In A Great Mood Right Before You See Angel Numbers
Angel Numbers are appearances of synchronized numbers or times to you when you least expect it.
When you randomly look at the clock or your phone throughout the day, and see 1:11, or 2:22, or 3:33, and so on, those are Angel Numbers, and it’s a way for the universe to tell you — whatever you’re doing, feeling, or thinking, is right.
It’s the universe’s version of a thumbs-up, and it means you should keep doing whatever you’re doing and don’t stray from your path.
So think about the last time you might have seen an Angel Number.
What were you doing; how were you feeling? If the universe doesn’t want you to get back together with your ex, then you may have been in a surprisingly good mood right before you saw your last Angel Number.
That’s the universe saying to you: find happiness without your ex, because this is what’s best for you over time.
13) For Some Reason, You Can’t Remember the Good Times
No matter how bad the relationship may have been at the end, there will always be good times to go along with the bad memories.
Maybe before things started to take a turn for the worse, back when you and your ex were comparable to Romeo and Juliet.
He or she might have even been your first kiss, your first true romance, and maybe at one point you thought you’d grow old with that person.
But no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to remember all those good memories you used to have.
If you do end up remembering something — maybe from old photos or videos on your phone — you can’t really access those old feelings; instead, the bad memories and bad feelings overcrowd your thoughts, and you end up feeling disappointed or frustrated all over again.
Why is this? Some would say this is the universe helping you turn away from your ex by repressing the good memories and exaggerating the bad.
14) Good Things Have Happened Since You Broke Up
The end of a relationship is filled with turmoil and angst, and the breakup itself may have been a process that took weeks if not months to fully play out.
And by the time it finally happened, you may have been absolutely and completely emotionally drained, to the point that it never seemed likely that you’d ever find love again in your life.
But here’s the thing: ever since you and your ex broke up, other parts of your life seem to be going great.
Maybe you got a new job, or maybe you got accepted into your dream school.
Maybe it’s something as simple as your relationships with your friends or family finally improving, or something in your career or personal hobbies finally going your way.
It might feel like it’s a way for the universe to balance out the scales — you lost your potential love of your life, so you gained happiness in other ways — but it’s also possible that this is the universe’s way of rewarding you for finally cutting out unhealthy part of your life, whether you realized you were doing it or not.
15) It Feels Like Your Lives Are Drifting Apart
Despite the pain and emotional trauma your ex caused you, you may have tried to contact him or her a few times since the break up.
You just can’t help it; they were your partner for so long, and it just feels wrong not having them by your side anymore.
It almost feels like it’s inevitable that you’ll both eventually succumb to your old feelings and shared experiences and end up back together again.
But for one reason or another, that just doesn’t seem to happen. It almost seems like the universe is preventing that from happening by keeping you two apart.
Do you find it more and more difficult to schedule a meet-up with your ex, or even to find the time to have a nice, long conversation with them?
Maybe it’s your work; maybe it’s theirs. Maybe it’s just your schedules always failing to line up, and there always seems to be some strange reason why you guys can’t talk.
This is the universe working against this possible reunion, at least at this point in time.
Listen to the signs and understand them, because it means the universe is trying to push you along a better path. One that doesn’t involve your ex anymore.
When The Universe Speaks, Listen
There’s so much more to the universe than what we already know, and the idea that the universe speaks to you or tries to set you on the right path is one that more and more people are believing. So listen.
Whenever you experience something that feels important, or strange, or unusual, feel it out.
Figure out what that experience might mean; how might it be a sign; and if so, what is it a sign for?
But perhaps the easiest way to listen to the universe is to let it move you as it desires: if something feels like it wasn’t meant to be, then it probably wasn’t meant to be.