The comments on the jealousy post were interesting. I had little awareness that jealousy took so many forms. For example, I have never in my life been jealous of another person’s accomplishments or of their hair, their body or their husband. And so many people mentioned jealousy in this context I actually started to wonder if I were actually jealous or if there might be a better word to describe my lizard feelings… like possessiveness or something like that.
By morning there was such an array of jealous types I decided I’d better look the word up in case I needed to post some kind of retraction and here is what I found from thefreedictionary.com:
1. Fearful or wary of being supplanted; apprehensive of losing affection or position.
2. a. Resentful or bitter in rivalry; envious: jealous of the success of others.
b. Inclined to suspect rivalry.
3. Having to do with or arising from feelings of envy, apprehension, or bitterness: jealous thoughts.
4. Vigilant in guarding something: We are jealous of our good name.
5. Intolerant of disloyalty or infidelity; autocratic: a jealous God.
While I am familiar with all the definitions it is eye opening. Because I was wondering what in astrology rules “jealousy”, I could not come up with it and this explains why.
For example, in my case jealousy is a Mars function. I get pissssssssed off and I act. It follows the soldier would activate this function big time, seeing as my Mars completes his T-square making the Grand Cross. Bottom line, he activates me. But take the AMF.
His Mars was conjunct mine and I had virtually no jealousy of him at all. He routinely had naked women come to his house and pose for him for Godsakes, so explain that!
I think I in my case, if you want to see me jealous, you have to hit my Mars and hit it just right which is very different than having a jealous nature. By nature, I think I am primarily oblivious, not jealous so considering this what do y’all say?
My comment on the last post got ate by my ISP, so I hope this one goes through!
I don’t think I’m jealous by nature – I’ve had open relationships in the past and am not, overall, very envious as a rule. But every so often something strikes me juuussst riiight and it’s very definitely there.
But maybe I’m deluding myself and I’m more jealous than I think. 😉 The one person I could ask and expect an honest answer from is one of the few men I’ve been jealous over, so. . . 🙂
I have been very jealous at times but seem to be able to hide it well. Mostly my jealousy is over my guy having relationships with other women. Even just friendly relationships cause I feel like it will lead to other stuff. Never could understand it cause I am a Gemini. Then I found out about my Venus in Taurus and it makes sense to me now. Gotta learn how to deal with it…
I think I can have quite a jealous nature, but I believe it is a consequence of low self-esteem and I work to overcome it. I’m not doing too bad.
I guess I have an envious nature.