June 14, 2021 09:00 Astrology Library

Jealousy and the Star Signs

Jealousy and the Star Signs

Which zodiac signs are most prone to jealousy and how each zodiac sign expresses jealousy when in love? How to make your partner jealous based on their zodiac sign? And how to make your ex jealous based on their zodiac sign? Read on to find out!

Is there anyone the green-eyed monster has spared? Not really, if we are to be honest and that doesn't even have to do with our love horoscope! We all get jealous every once a while let alone when we’re in love. Of course, the key to overcoming our feelings of jealousy is good, honest communication with our partner. But expressing these feelings openly is not always easy, especially at the beginning of a relationship.

Now, don't get us wrong: It goes without saying that paranoid outbursts of jealousy never bode well for a relationship. Even if you've never had to deal with an overly possessive partner yourself, it is unlikely that you've never heard stories about people who get upset if their significant other so much as speaks to another man or woman. 

When it gets out of hand, jealousy can cause a relationship to fall apart faster than a house of cards in a hurricane, because, above all, it indicates a low sense of self-esteem. At the same time, it's hard to deny that, when kept in check, jealousy is more often than not a sign of desire. If we get jealous every once in a while, it's because we care about our other half enough to fear the prospect of losing them. 

All the star signs get jealous from time to time, your partner's or ex's zodiac sign holds the key to many more details. Read on to find out!

Also check out: The star signs and what the look for in a relationship

How to make each zodiac sign jealous

Now let's find out how each zodiac sign relates to feeling jealous!

Case 1: If you feel like your significant other has grown somewhat indifferent to you lately, chances are it’s crossed your mind that you could try making them jealous. There's no harm in using a few innocent tricks to show them that they shouldn't be taking you for granted! Will they work? Well, that partly depends on their star sign. So, read on to find out what astrology has to say about your chances of success.

Case 2: Want to see them turn green with envy? Picture it. All the planets are aligned. You’re looking fab and linking arms with your gorgeous new squeeze when you spot your ex gawping at you from across the other side of the street, as enviously green as Shrek. And for once you’re able to revel in all its jealousy-inducing glory – without so much as a bus flying past and soaking you, like SJP in the opening credits of SATC. Here, for all you wonderfully twisted so-and-so’s out there, is our guide to how to make your ex jealous based on his zodiac sign!


Aries needs to be in control of the relationship, so when they feel like they are not in control, they get insecure. That’s the most common source of their jealousy, which they usually express through angry emotional outbursts that occasionally get a little out of hand. You need to be prepared for battle – your Aries’ words will disarm you! Let them get back in control, and they’ll get over it.

How to make your Aries partner jealous 

Aries may be nice and cute and all that, but they don't take well to their possessions being threatened (yes, "possessions" includes you, too). If you've decided to make your Aries jealous, you're playing with fire - Aries is, after all, a Fire star sign. It is not only your own physical integrity that is at stake, but also that of the unlucky third party. Your plan may very well work, but is it worth the risk? What's the point of rekindling their interest in you if you end up in hospital? Maybe you had better also consult the tarot cards (its free) before you risk life and limb.

How to make your Aries ex jealous

The fast track to making your Aries ex jealous is to excel at something that you know he was desperate to excel at when you were together but he failed miserably at. He’ll take it very personally if you beat his personal best. You appearing happier single than when you were lovers gets him hopping mad!


Taurus people make very loyal and devoted partners, and they expect the same from their significant other. If your Taurus starts suspecting that something’s up, they’ll look into it. They’re very practical and realistically minded, so they won’t rush to conclusions. If, however, they find concrete, undeniable proof that you’ve done something wrong, run for cover! Taurus doesn’t take kindly to losing what is theirs.

How to make your Taurus partner jealous 

Making a Taurus jealous is as easy as stealing candy from a baby. The problem is that it is usually also followed by an equally violent reaction; arousing a Taurus' possessive instincts entails some risks you'd do well to be aware of. For example, you may never regain their trust, no matter how hard you try to convince them it was all just an innocent trick ("Don't be silly!") to make them jealous ("Do I look silly to you? Huh?!"). So you may want to consider other ways of rekindling their interest in you.

How to make your Taurus ex jealous

It doesn’t take much to make your Taurus ex jealous. All he has to know/sense is that you’re not lusting after him, and it also drives them crazy if you improve your dwellings once you bin him, or get on the property ladder, or get richer. One whiff of a more expensive perfume and you’ll see steam pouring from the bull’s nostrils!


A liar thinks everyone lies, a thief thinks everyone steals… and a Gemini thinks everyone cheats! (Get the full story in the star signs and cheating!) Gemini is notorious for having a wandering eye, so they tend to think the same holds true for their partner. They don’t keep their feelings to themselves, though; they let their partner know they got jealous. The only problem is that, after a while, your Gemini’s tendency to throw jealous fits may get out of hand and start wearing you down.

How to make your Gemini partner jealous 

Geminis are humans, just like the rest of us; they are not immune to the sting of jealousy. So you can count on at least one of your Gemini's multiple personalities to be shaken by the prospect of losing you. But the safest way to make them jealous is not by dressing sexier for the sake of a supposed romantic rival, but by expressing your admiration for Mary/John's refined spirit and sense of humour. And if Mary/John is someone your Gemini has never met, all the better: you can unashamedly exaggerate how awesome she/he is ("Have I told you she/he's also been a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature?”).

How to make your Gemini ex jealous 

What’s the moist effective way to turn your Gemini ex Grotbags-green? Make a play for one of his friends. Gemini men can be surprisingly possessive of their buddies – or you could invest in some miracle skin cream so that passers by would assume he was your father rather than your ex in an identity parade. 


Cancer is so devoted to their significant other they rarely throw fits of jealousy. Their love is blind; it often borders on naivety, and if their partner is acting strange, chances are they’ll fail to notice straight away. If, however, they start suspecting that something’s going on behind their back, they won’t talk about it. They’ll keep their feelings inside and blow it all out of proportion. It goes without saying that they’ll never forgive you.

How to make your Cancer partner jealous 

If you've decided to make your Cancer jealous, you'd better be prepared to spend the rest of your relationship with them suffering the consequences (that is, the torments of Hell). They will easily fall for the trick, and if they are left with the impression that they really came close to losing you, they will become insufferably insecure ("Where are you? Why didn't you answer my call? You had gone to the bathroom, yeah, right!"). If you manage to convince them it was all just a trick, they'll feel hurt that you thought they'd fall for it - which, yeah... they did, so they'll also suffer a self-esteem crisis.

How to make your Cancer ex jealous

As soon as you tell your zodiac sign Cancer man that your mum either a. never really liked him or b. she prefers your new man over him, you’ll see jealousy and rage wash over that normally angelic face. That’s because the crab always forms just as strong an attachment to the family of his lovers as he does his lover, especially if his own family isn’t much cop.


Leo wants ALL of their partner’s attention. If you start paying too much attention to other people in your Leo’s presence, they may throw a jealousy fit that won’t be easy for you to handle. They are uncompromising when it comes to things like that. You’ll have to be patient and diplomatic in order to avoid hurting their ego. Let them know they are the centre of your universe, and everything will get back to normal.

How to make your Leo partner jealous 

Come on, you can't be seriously thinking that you, a mere mortal, can get the Ruler of the Universe to love you more by making them jealous! In the best-case scenario, they will prohibit you, under penalty of break-up, from ever again doing anything even remotely likely to undermine their prestige as the object of everyone's, EVERYONE'S, desire (we cannot stress "everyone's" enough, so hopefully you can take a hint). If you still want to go for it, do it in a subtle way so as not to hurt their pride. Who knows? It might work...

How to make your Leo ex jealous

Your Leo ex must shine in his own territory. And he’ll get very jealous if you muscle in on it once you’ve split, or if you dare to stay in touch with his friends and family to the point where they seem to prefer your company over his! And should you and one of them strike up a romance, whoah, that’s bad.


Virgo is very prone to jealousy, but they rarely – if ever – let it show. If your Virgo grows suspicious of you, you’ll only find out by accident – by catching them spying on you or something along those lines. They’ll be watching and overanalysing your every move, and winning back their trust won’t be easy. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t even think about fooling them – their eye for detail is unparalleled.   

How to make your Virgo partner jealous 

Virgos would rather be waterboarded than admit they got jealous. So if you try to make your Virgo jealous, chances are you will eventually find yourself wondering if you did it all for nothing. It's also likely that they'll pay you back in your own coin while acting innocent about it ("Who? Me?"). However, there's also a chance that your trick will arouse their competitive streak, in which case they will practically go to war over you. Don't let it go to your head, though; it'll have more to do with their bruised ego than with their love for you.  Check our weekly love horoscope to stay on top of things.

How to make your Virgo ex jealous

Making your Virgo ex jealous all comes down to you getting fitter than him. Or you going for someone the complete opposite of him, because to Virgo that’s completely illogical. Why? Because then he’ll have to call into question the idea that he has of himself as absolute perfection on a stick for you to lick. 


Libra gets jealous… in secret! They are overwhelmed with feelings of jealousy quite often because they’re insecure and in need of constant reassurance, but they rarely let these feelings show because they avoid confrontation like the plague. They tell themselves they are not jealous in order to avoid disrupting the harmony of their relationship. If you start suspecting that something has triggered your Libra’s jealousy, don’t confront them about it. Reassure them that they have nothing to worry about in an indirect way. Check out the biggest relationship threats

How to make your Libra partner jealous 

Petty outbursts of jealousy have no place in Libra's perfect little world. So your efforts to make your Libra jealous will probably be met with a smile of complicit understanding reminiscent of your grandmother's when she had caught you with your hand in the cookie jar. You get the picture, don't you? Don't be too quick to despair, though; your Libra's air of superiority will be nothing but a façade meant to keep you from hearing the alarm that will have gone off in their head. They can take a hint; before you know it, they'll start showering you with acts of appeasement.  Is your love written in the stars?

How to make your Libra ex jealous

It’ll make your Libra man a bit jealous you start dressing well, or your ex sees you about town with someone who cuts a bit of a dash. He might not show it or tell you he’s jealous, because that’s all beneath him, but it’ll come out subconsciously, like him starting to wear green socks.


When it comes to jealousy, Scorpio takes the cake! They’re so competitive and possessive that they’re even jealous of their own shadow! If your Scorpio grows suspicious of you, their mind will start running wild with conspiracy theories, and unless you manage to win back their trust, you’ll have to spend endless hours explaining yourself to them. Reassure them that you only have eyes for them, and eventually, that too shall pass…

How to make your Scorpio partner jealous 

Wanting to make a Scorpio jealous is like wanting to set fire to... a fire. Scorpio is jealousy personified. You should be trying to make your Scorpio un-jealous! The only upside to going through with this crazy plan is that you'll get to find out if the windows of your house can withstand the decibels of their screams, if your neighbours care enough about you to call the police, exactly how many breakable objects you own, and if you're fit enough to run for your life.  Choose to do this during a void of course moon and you might be lucky: they may someday forget it ever happened.

How to make your Scorpio ex jealous

Jealousy burns inside of Scorpios daily, so it doesn’t take much to stoke it. If you start dressing and acting like you’re now having amazing, animalistic sex, or give it loads of PDAs with your new lover, Mr Scorpio will turn greener than Kermit after a kale, spinach and broccoli smoothie.
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When Sagittarius gets jealous, they rarely admit it or let it show. They probably avoid throwing jealousy fits because they hate it when they have to deal with jealousy fits themselves – they don’t like their partner to put too much pressure on them. Of course, if your Sagittarius starts suspecting that you’re cheating on them, don’t expect them to turn a blind eye – they’ll be gone before you know it!

How to make your Sagittarius partner jealous 

Sagittarius tends to get easily bored. If you're involved with a Sagittarius, you need to be sexy, interesting, adventurous, etc pretty much all the time. However, if you've decided to add the weapon of jealousy to your arsenal, you should bear in mind that it might prove to be a double-edged sword. It may work, but they're not likely to appreciate it; it won't take them to a happy place, so to speak. And Sagittarius is not known for being big on drama. Do you still want to risk it? There's also a chance that they'll completely fall for your trick and take it as the green light they have been waiting for to go ahead and be all, "No strings attached anymore, hurray!". Don't say we didn't warn you.

How to make your Sagittarius ex jealous

It might take your Sagittarius ex a wee bit longer to show/admit to the fact that he is jealous, but if you’ve got the wherewithal and the time off from work, the sure-fire way to make him jealous is by heading off to India for three weeks, or Spain, and plastering it all over Facebook!


Capricorn has a hard time expressing their feelings – and jealousy is no exception. If your Capricorn grows suspicious of you, they’ll keep their suspicions to themselves. And it goes without saying that they’ll never make a scene in public, as they hate the idea of embarrassing themselves. If something is really going on behind their back though, you’d better hope they don’t figure it out; otherwise, you’ll see a side of them you’d rather not.

How to make your Capricorn partner jealous 

When it comes to jealousy, Capricorn is like a dormant volcano: you can't see what lies within it, but if it erupts, all hell will break loose. If you try to make your Capricorn jealous, they will initially act unaffected by it - to the point that you may find yourself thinking it didn't even register with them. But it will have registered alright! And it may really rekindle their interest in you. But it's just as likely to hurt their ego - in which case they'll make you regret it, plain and simple.

How to make your Capricorn ex jealous

They say that success is best revenge, and we know we’re talking about jealousy here, but the two are kind of the same thing for Cap. If any part of your life, and we mean any part, takes on an upward trajectory once the goat has does one, said goat won’t be very giddy for long. 


Aquarius may appear cool and unaffected on the outside, but they’re capable of getting insanely jealous when they’re in love. Obviously, they never let it show; they usually try to ensure their partner only has eyes for them in an indirect way. Generally speaking, though, they rarely get jealous, so unless you do something that really crosses the line, you’re unlikely to see your Aquarius’ jealousy rear its head.

How to make your Aquarius partner jealous 

Jealousy is too petty an emotion and unbecoming to an Aquarius. Aquarians aspire to a higher level of spiritual growth. Your Aquarius has probably already told you as much. Haven't they shared their personal declaration of human rights with you? Article 1, paragraph 1: "Each partner in a relationship is free to do as they wish". Do you feel like flirting with someone else in front of them? Cool, no problem! Just don't be surprised if you see them leaving with a looker in tow - you know, the one they'll be chatting up while you'll be putting on your nice little show. And if they do get jealous, don't expect them to admit it to you. They won't admit it to themselves either, if it makes you feel any better.

How to make your Aquarius ex jealous

Aquarius is a hard nut to crack. If you want your Aquarius ex to even turn a subtle shade of pistachio-green, then you must never show even a suspicion of emotion or regret or remorse when you run into him. Be as crisp, aloof and polite as C3PO and see what reaction you get!


Pisces people make very faithful partners, and they expect their other half to be equally faithful. When their jealousy causes them to behave in an aggressive manner, they’re overcome with a mix of guilt and compassion that makes them regret it. Of course, their intuition is unparalleled, so if your Pisces senses you’ve been up to no good, they will slowly but surely grow apart from you… 

How to make your Pisces partner jealous 

Pisces is like a slow-burning bomb when it comes to jealousy. At first, it may seem like all your efforts to make them jealous are falling flat. Act I: Your cell phone rings, and you excuse yourself from the room to answer it. When you come back, you fall suspiciously silent. Your Pisces: "You were on the phone? Oh, I barely noticed." Act II: You dance flirtatiously with a stranger in front of them. Your Pisces: "This place is awesome!! We're having a blast, aren't we?" Act III: You give up all efforts to make them jealous. Act IV: Your Pisces starts throwing tantrums over trivial, unrelated things. The curtain falls. Congrats! Their interest in you is back in full force - and so is their whining. Maybe your love numerology holds the answer instead…

How to make your Pisces ex jealous

Pisces blokes can get green around the gills when they’re jealous as well as when they’re feeling under the weather. The most jealousy-inducing thing you can do to your Pisces ex is join Plenty of Fish (or other dating app that he happens to be on), get yourself done up the 9s for your profile pic and then watch him drool! 
Date Modified: Jun 14, 2021 09:00:00