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How You Act When You're Jealous, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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How You Show Jealousy

Almost all of us have experienced jealousy at varying degrees at one point or another. Jealousy is very complex and includes a variety of different emotions such as loss, abandonment, fear of rejection, humiliation, anguish and rage. Jealousy happens when someone perceives a threat to their relationship.

Although similar, jealousy isn't the same as envy, which is more about wanting the things another person has like status or certain achievements. And our zodiac signs can surprisingly play a part in how we express our jealousy. As a way to understand ourselves and our partners, we can look to the zodiac as a guide to how this powerful emotion is conveyed.

Aries (March 21 - April 19): No matter how much an Aries may appear to be confident and in charge, they often have an underlying insecurity. If you're involved with an Aries, get ready for an emotional rollercoaster. The truth is that Aries kind of enjoy all the drama.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): A Taurus is stubborn and doesn't like to show their emotions to people. Since they're very rational, they don't get jealous much. If they do get suspicious, they'll follow their instincts, and if the end result is as they feared, they're more likely to end things quietly than doing anything to cause a scene.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Geminis know that being faithful is personally challenging, but that doesn't stop them from expecting their partners to not cheat. They have no problem telling you that they're jealous to make sure you spend a lot of time reassuring them. They're usually pretty good at keeping their emotions in check, but every now and then they'll have a jealous fit just because.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Cancers don't experience jealousy very often because when they're involved with someone, they're completely in love and expect the same from their significant other. If they do get jealous, they'll keep it inside until it turns into resentment. Once you've betrayed a Cancer, they'll never forgive you.

Leo (July 23 - August 22): Whatever you do, don't give more attention to anybody other than the Leo. Almost anything can set a Leo off into a jealous rage. They won't hold back, because they don't think they should have to.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Virgos like to keep their emotions in check, but underneath it all they can be extremely jealous. Look into their eyes and you can see their true feelings. If they're suspicious of you, they won't confront you until they've thoroughly investigated the situation, and they may never trust you again.

Libra (September 23 - October 22): Libras want two things: to be liked and to avoid conflict. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to be insecure and can get jealous. Since they'll do anything to avoid confrontation and possibly get someone angry with them, they'll hide their jealousy until they've been able to talk themselves out of feeling it. 

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Scorpio is the most jealous of all the signs. They're jealous of the grocery clerk who commented on your wine purchase, and of your dance partner in fourth grade. Scorpios can be very controlled with their jealousy and are able to channel it into more productive areas. 

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Sagittarius is rarely jealous, and even if they are they'd never admit to it. However, they have a huge problem with being cheated on and will not forgive or forget if they suspect you of being unfaithful. The best thing to do is immediately sit down with them, and reassure them there's no indiscretion on your part so their twinge of jealousy doesn't blow up.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Capricorns get jealous all the time, but they won't ever talk about it. The good thing is that their jealousy flare-ups don't last long.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Aquarians are unpredictable and don't usually show their true emotions to anybody. They don't get jealous, and if they did they'd just dump the person who caused them to be jealous and move on without explanation.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Pisces are the least jealous of the signs, but still have their jealous moments. Pisces are empathetic and are very conscious of other people's feelings. If they get jealous, their natural compassion guilts them right out of their jealous tirade. But they do demand faithfulness, loyalty, and attention, so make sure you give it to them.