Is He Jealous? 5 Subtle Signs that an Aquarius Man is Jealous

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Are you dealing with a jealous Aquarian man and wondering what’s going on?

Or, are you wanting to make him jealous so he’ll chase you more?

Either way, I’ve got you covered. In this post, I’ll be exploring everything you’d want to know about jealousy and the Aquarius man.

Related: The Ultimate Course: How to Attract an Aquarius Man

Jealousy & the Aquarian Man

Aquarian men are tough cookies to crack. They’re detached, unique, and often paradoxical. But one thing about them is consistent: they’re not very jealous or possessive.

This doesn’t mean an Aquarius man can’t be jealous. Of course, he can. Every person has an entire astrological chart to account for.

But it does mean that feelings of jealousy are far less of a concern for him than with other signs. At times, he may be controlling or childish, but he’s just not the possessive type. He believes in personal freedom too much.

He can have trust issues, but jealous feelings don’t usually trigger his trust issues.

He will react to jealousy if he sees it in a partner. Most Aquarian men intuitively know that the most jealous people are those that mask their promiscuous yearnings (or are insecure). He’s trusting and expects his partners to be trustworthy, so jealousy is a red flag to him.

Related: The 5 Best Sun Sign Matches for an Aquarian Man

5 Signs of Aquarian Male Jealousy

Aquarians are aloof and tend to be the least jealous of all the astrology signs. But he’s still quite sensitive beneath his aloof demeanor, and he could have other placements in his chart that induce jealousy.

Here are five potential signs that he’s jealous:

1. He distances himself from you

When Aquarians feel uncomfortable emotions (like jealousy), they distance themselves from the situation. He won’t want you to see that he’s gotten emotional or insecure – that’s often too much vulnerability for this man to take. He might disappear until he’s worked through his jealous feelings. He’ll either ghost you entirely or deflect and make excuses not to meet up. If you meet up, he might try to avoid being alone together.

2. His energy feels weird or discordant

Aquarian men are known for their quirky, off-the-wall energy. You can count on him behaving in pretty odd and spontaneous ways. Even though he’s odd, his quirkiness should feel “right.” If it doesn’t feel right, something is up. It could be jealousy.

Related: The 5 Biggest Signs that an Aquarius Man isn’t into You

3. He won’t talk things through

Aquarian men don’t like to deal with difficult emotions – especially when the emotions are their own feelings of jealousy. If he’s irritated and jealous, the chances are that he won’t want to bring it up or work through it with you. Even if he’s openly angry or upset, he still might not be willing to talk about it. It’s funny because he’s typically happy to talk through everything. Uncomfortable emotions are his Achilles heel.

4. He exaggeratedly flirts with others

The Aquarian man is flirtatious by nature. It’s just a natural part of his persona. But when jealous, he might weaponize his flirtatious nature to get back at you. And he won’t accept you becoming jealous about his flirting. It could also mean he’s moving on. Either way, something’s up. This behavior is pretty rare from Aquarius men, as they’re not very manipulative or vindictive. But it can happen.

5. He gets possessive

Bouts of possessiveness are highly uncharacteristic for the Aquarian man. He loves freedom and wants his partner to feel free as well. But on rare occasions, he can operate from this emotion regardless. If he’s possessive, it likely means that he’s lost all trust and is afraid to lose the relationship. This is not his happy place.

Related: 5 Potent Ways to Make an Aquarian Man Obsessed with You

How to make an Aquarian Man Jealous

Here’s the thing… trying to make one of the least jealous signs jealous over you is probably a fool’s errand.

It’s not that you can’t make him jealous. It might be possible. But even if you succeed – he doesn’t react to jealous feelings the same way other men do. Jealousy won’t necessarily motivate him to chase you. It might just irritate him and push him further away.

Here’s the biggest issue in trying to make him jealous: to do it well, you’ll need to do a bit of maneuvering and game playing. And he does not like manipulation or deception. If he sees through your strategy (he’s perceptive, so he very well might), he might just walk away and never look back.

In other articles on this site, I recommended some overt jealousy-inducing tactics. But in this article, I just want to talk up one (sort of alternative) strategy:

Related: All about Ignoring an Aquarius Man (How, Why, When)

Being mysterious and hard to grasp. By shrouding yourself in mystery, you become like a puzzle to him. One that he doesn’t have all the pieces to. This man loves a puzzle and will feel compelled to figure you out.

All you have to do now is spread yourself around in his social circles but be aloof with him. He will want to wrest you away from the others to figure you out all by himself.

I have more advice on being mysterious and dozens of other techniques to make you more appealing to him in my Aquarius man attraction course.

Related: 5 Clear Signs That an Aquarius Man Likes You

Should you make an Aquarius man Jealous to Get Him Back?

Nope, you shouldn’t.

There are far better ways to get this man back and want you again.

If you want some great ways to re-attract him, I lay them out in my guide to attracting the Aquarius man.

Related: 7 Essential Things to Know about Dating an Aquarius Man


So there you have it, some key ways the Aquarius man acts when he’s jealous, and my best tip for making him jealous (or at least more interested in you).

Remember that jealousy really shouldn’t be in the picture in a relationship with this man. Nor should possessiveness. Or controlling behavior.

Dating an Aquarius should be all about freedom, playfulness, and self-expression.

If you get those things right, then there’s no need (or place) for jealousy.

Learn More About Aquarius Man Love Compatibilities…

Loren Elara

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2 thoughts on “Is He Jealous? 5 Subtle Signs that an Aquarius Man is Jealous”

  1. Me and this dude are totally opposite I’m a Capricorn and he is an Aquarius, we had been off on for over years, but we have been friends longer , but we both are single now going for it taking it to a other level. But we both decided to take our time with this next level. Wish us luck.

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