Which Zodiac Signs Who Are Jealous Of Their Friends, Per Astrology

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Which Zodiac Signs Who Are Jealous Of Their Friends, Per Astrology
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One thing we often forget is that emotions like happiness, anger, and jealousy are more than just feelings. Sure, you can say that you feel jealous or that you feel happy, but it's also more than that.

When you're feeling a certain emotion, like jealousy, it usually drives a lot more than just a feeling of not being adequate enough or feeling like you're competing with your friends. For a few zodiac signs, jealousy can take on a life of its own.

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Being jealous of your friends means actively looking for ways to be better than them, criticizing yourself when things don't go well for you, and even serious negative self-talk that can make it hard to eat, sleep, or function.

When jealousy comes easy and often to you, it can feel like your whole life revolves around this emotion. Not only that, but the relationships you have with others can be affected negatively by your feelings of jealousy, too.

Like a lot of different, strong emotions, we can't control jealousy. Sure, we can try to talk ourselves "off the ledge" and make sure that we don't do something we'll regret thanks to jealousy, but really, the simple presence of jealousy just adds fire to the flames.

Jealousy often comes with feelings of obsession, possessiveness, insecurity, and shame. And if we don't take it out on the people in our lives, we end up stuffing these feelings deep down inside of ourselves.

Neither expression of jealousy is good, but it just goes to show you that being jealous is always toxic. Understanding the roots of your jealousy, including the triggers or reasons why you jump to jealousy over other emotions, can help you stop these negative feelings in their tracks.

Obviously, it takes active practice – you can't expect to stop being jealous of your friends without making an effort – but challenging your current mindset is possible. For some zodiac signs, practicing challenging jealousy is going to take a lot of work, but it's certainly possible.

Just maybe keep your distance when they're looking extra green with jealousy. Here are the horoscope signs who are jealous of their friends, according to astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is a very competitive person in general, so it should come as no surprise that this need to compete tends to bleed into other areas of his life, as well. When Aries gets jealous of his friends, it’s because they’re doing something or have something that he doesn’t… yet.

Aries does love his friends – there’s no doubt about that – but there’s always that little voice in the back of his mind that tells him he’d love them more if he was the number one friend in the squad. There’s absolutely no reason for Aries’ jealousy, it’s just who he is, and you can’t change that.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

What makes Taurus such a possessive person when it comes to his things and the people in his life is that he highly values the things he’s worked hard for. No, he doesn’t want to share his friends and no, he doesn’t want to share his clothes because they’re his, thank you very much.

But even though he’s possessive of his friends, he’s also pretty jealous of them, too. Taurus has a very “mine, mine, mine” mindset. If his friends have a pair of shoes or a job that he wants, he gets jealous. Why doesn’t he have those things? Doesn’t he work hard for his money?

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

As much as he tries to hide it, Cancer’s friends know that Cancer can often be pretty insecure and pessimistic. He wants his squad to know that he’ll always be there for them, but all of this support for them doesn’t always leave enough time for him to have his own back.

Cancer gets jealous of his friends when they are able to do things that he can’t. Whether he’s too shy or doesn’t believe he can succeed at the same things his friends can, he broods with this secret jealousy that sometimes never fully comes out.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is one of those people who is constantly comparing himself to everyone else around him, whether he knows it and whether he’s actually doing it on purpose. Sometimes, it’s out of jealousy, other times, it’s just him making sure he’s on the right track.

Virgo does have a tendency to get jealous of his friends every now and then, though. He’s very critical of himself, so when things come easy or often to his friends, he wonders if he’s doing everything he can to succeed. The itch of jealousy creeps up on him when he least expects it.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

One of Scorpio’s worst traits is his jealousy. Not just jealousy of his friends – which does happen – but jealousy in general. He has a hard time expressing himself in healthy ways, so when he gets in a fight with a friend or feels left out, it festers into jealous feelings.

Scorpio is also a pretty suspicious zodiac sign. When he’s jealous of his friends, he will often confront them and ask if they’re not just cheating to win that pick-up basketball game or stretching the truth to impress a girl. A jealous Scorpio has a very hard time believing you are who you claim to be.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.