The Most Jealous Zodiac Signs — And What Makes Them Green With Envy

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What Makes You Jealous According To Your Zodiac Sign.
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It brings out the green-eyed monster in you.

No matter how evolved and enlightened you may be, you’ve probably had a moment or two of jealousy. And whether or not you're one of the jealous zodiac signs, each sign has their own secret jealousy. A horoscope or astrology guide may not immediately reveal their feelings, but it's there deep down.

Jealousy isn’t always a negative quality. It may be the thing you need to propel yourself into achieving your goals. It’s the carrot at the end of the stick that tells you to keep going if you want to write that book or buy your mother a house. 

Sometimes jealousy can manipulate us into doing stupid or negative things. If you’re so jealous of your ex’s new partner and that causes you to behave badly, jealousy is not a healthy emotion to have.

People who are constantly jealous tend to be more controlling of others and overthink everything. They may not have a great sense of self-worth and are too busy worrying about labels than actually appreciating what they have.

How can you honestly celebrate other people’s successes if each time they achieve something it makes a part of you jealous? It’s okay to allow yourself a moment of jealousy, but after you recognize what you’re feeling, move on and focus on the positives in your life.

So, what is it that makes each zodiac signs so damn jealous?

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries gets jealous when someone beats them in a competition. It could be in a professional tennis match or just a game of backgammon, but if Aries isn't the winner, they're jealous of whoever is. They can't help it — they're super-competitive and they hate losing.

They also can get a little jealous when someone wins at something Aries used to do. They may not have swum competitively for decades, but they still will feel a tinge of jealousy when someone wins the gold in the butterfly stroke.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

No matter how fabulous Taurus' lifestyle may be, they still can get a little jealous when someone has a lavish lifestyle. Taurus like pretty things, they like to indulge all their senses, and they should be able to have a personal chef and trainer, the highest thread-counts of sheets, and fresh flowers delivered daily.

If they don't have the kind of lifestyle they covet, Taurus will find someone who does and charm them to share it with them, even if it's just for a weekend.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are well aware that relationships take work and excellent communication — both of which are no problem for Gemini. However, Geminis can get a little jealous of those couples who appear to have the perfect relationship.

Gemini knows that the only people who really know what goes on in a relationship are the people involved, but they still feel envious of those couples who seemingly have it all.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers get a little jealous of cool people — people who don't seem to care what others think of them and who glide through life without overreacting or losing their cool. It must be nice to be above it all and not worry about what kind of impression you're making.

Cancers feel their feelings, but sometimes they wish they didn't care at all.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos tend to have a very outgoing and effervescent personality and love to be the center of attention. However, if Leo is at a show or a meeting where there's no chance of them being in the spotlight, they can get a little jealous of whoever is center stage.

But with Leos, jealousy does tend to focus their energy. If a Leo wants to be an actor, you can bet they're going to go to as many shows and movies as they can. They might be jealous of the performer, but they will still learn from them.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are perfectionists by nature, and while they would never admit to it, they tend to get jealous of people who do things perfectly. Virgo will study them and try to figure out what that person is doing that they're not, and then analyze the hell out of it.

This is especially true of people who present as having perfected something with minimal effort. Virgo is jealous and wants to know their secret.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras get jealous when they do the same exact thing as someone else, and the other person is rewarded for it. It's like when you're a kid, and you and your brother clean your room, but only your brother gets dessert.

This kind of thing is completely unfair, and it makes Libra feel jealous and hurt. Libra should be compensated too, and when they're not, it makes them jealous of the person who was.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

It almost doesn't matter who broke up with who, Scorpio is always going to be a little jealous of their ex's new partner. They may be completely done with their ex, but there's a small part of them that wishes their ex was still theirs.

Scorpio knows it doesn't make sense and that it's not coming from a rational place, but it doesn't mean they don't feel jealous, and that jealousy may never fully go away.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius are too confident to get jealous; instead, they get offended. If someone else gets the job they want or their partner dumps them, Sagittarius is offended and a little confused. You could have Sagittarius, so why wouldn't you jump at that?

It upsets Sagittarius when they're overlooked or not considered the best. It's insulting to them, and while they may envy the person who got what Sagittarius wanted, they'll only admit to being exasperated.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns sometimes feel jealous of people who don't care what kind of impression they make, who are free to be lazy couch potatoes if they want. Capricorns have the drive to succeed and are very hard-working, but sometimes they envy those who are trust fund babies or the offspring of the very wealthy.

Imagine waking up in the morning and not having a million things that you have to do.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius are extremely intelligent, but they still can get a little jealous if they're not the smartest or the best educated people in the room. This would be why so many Aquarians have advanced degrees and never stop learning.

They don't like not knowing the answer to a question and they get jealous of the person who does. It doesn't matter that Aquarians tend to have very high IQs and creative abilities that are off the chart.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are creative and very selfless, so if they feel jealous, you know they feel bad about it. If someone who is successful at some creative endeavor that Pisces is pursing, they are equal parts supportive and jealous.

This makes them want to help the object of their envy in any way that they can. Pisces is your biggest fan, and your biggest competition.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.