When you and your partner first start dating, you can hardly get enough of each other. Each dinner date spent talking long into the night, each walk through the city holding hands, or each night spent curled up together in bed makes you feel like you’re the only two people in the world.
But as time passes, the stresses of everyday life and other people can begin to shake up this perfect harmony. According to an expert, some zodiac signs are most likely to be jealous partners, so if you’re dating one of the signs on this list, pay extra close attention to when your partner is feeling insecure.
Of course, anyone of any sun sign has the potential to feel jealous sometimes, so if your partner isn’t on this list, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need occasional reassurance.
But there are a couple of zodiac signs that are more likely than others to have problems with jealousy in a relationship, Drew Allen, an astrologer and founder of Angelite Astrology, tells Bustle. For example, “You can’t be ‘half in, half out’ in a relationship with a Scorpio,” she says, and Virgos, when feeling threatened, are not afraid to remind you that they are royalty.
Here are the five signs that are most likely to get jealous, according to an expert.
1. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
“Cancers can get just as jealous as their fellow water sign friends Pisces and Scorpio — they just might not show it right away,” says Allen. “They ultimately crave security in relationships, as they are sensitive, cuddly, homebodies, crabs hiding in their shell.” If your partner is a Cancer, they might need a little bit more encouraging to open up about how they’re feeling, so be sure to give them the space to do that, and to make sure they feel nurtured as they get vulnerable with you.
2. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Allen says that Leo is a fiercely loyal sign in love, and needs to know that their partner is just as loyal to them. “Since attention and praise are so important for Leos,” she says, “it’s easy for them to get jealous and even become cruel if they feel their partner is distracted from the ability to shower them with romantic gestures and attention.”
If their partner is giving that praise to someone else, they’ll feel even worse. Make sure to be intentional about showering your Leo with love so that they don’t feel neglected in the relationship.
3. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
“Virgos are ruled by Mercury, the planet of thought and communication,” says Allen. “Not only are they critical of others, they are critical of themselves.” This kind of constant analysis can definitely lead to jealousy and overthinking when it comes to a romantic relationship, and it’s easy for them to become paranoid about imagined infidelity.
If your partner is a Virgo, encourage them to stop trying to analyze everything that’s going on. “The best way to show a Virgo you love them is to encourage them with words of affirmation, thoughtful acts, and acts of service,” says Drew.
4. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Some sun signs like a fair amount of independence in a romantic relationship, and even appreciate having space to grow individually. But Scorpios are not those people. “They are known for being the most possessive and jealous sign in the zodiac,” says Allen. “Scorpio is an emotionally investigative sign, prone to obsession,” she says.
Once a Scorpio has gotten close enough to you to be emotionally vulnerable, they can become insecure. To help your Scorpio partner feel more secure in your relationship, show them that you are truly devoted to them, Allen says.
5. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
“Pisces are the masters of escapism, probably because they need a break from absorbing the emotions of other people around them all day long,” says Allen. Since Pisces are very in tune with emotions, it’s really easy for them to become jealous in a relationship if they feel like their connection is threatened.
“Being direct and honest with your Pisces partner is really crucial in order to make them feel secure,” she says. “Communication and quality time are both essential. They may suck it up for a time, but they can feel dishonesty with their sharp intuitions.”
If your partner’s sign appears somewhere on this list, make an extra effort to show them how committed you are to the relationship. Whether that means ordering in their favorite pizza or watching the TV show they’re obsessed with, they’re sure to appreciate the one-on-one attention.