How To Tell If A Capricorn Man Is Jealous (& How To Fix It)

Is your Capricorn man acting jealous all of a sudden? Whether there is a real reason behind the emotion or not, jealousy can be a quick relationship killer. It is imperative that you get to the bottom of this issue quickly so that your relationship can flourish rather than dwindle. 

Today we’ll look at all the signs your man is jealous, why this could be, and how to fix it together. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

A Little More About Capricorn Men

Capricorn is the 10th zodiac sign on the wheel. Capricorn men are forceful in work, finances, and business, and he likes to be in charge of the essential areas in their life.

If he can manipulate career ideals to fall into his hands, he will do just that. 

Capricorn men are successful, dominant, strategic, career-focused, and often stoic. Capricorn is often one of the most powerful zodiac signs in terms of materialism and wealth, so he’ll get what he wants! 

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which is known as the planet of karma and restriction. These men believe that you reap what you sow and he’ll use this energy to his advantage.

He works hard constantly, and his achievements will showcase this. 

As a cardinal earth sign, Capricorn men are incredibly grounded and will always think realistically rather than optimistically. He might just be a dangerous enemy to cross, so work rivals beware! 

As a romantic partner, Capricorn men tend to be more pragmatic and will show romance only every so often. Instead of flowers and dates, he’ll show his affection in the form of helping you out in a difficult situation. 

His love languages are likely to be along the lines of acts of service or quality time, and he might have issues expressing physical intimacy. However, his jealousy might bring out a different side of him altogether.

If you notice his temperament change to cold and ruthless, he might be jealous. 

Let’s take a look at how jealous your man really is. 

 Do Capricorn Men Get Very Jealous? 

This question is similar to the likes of ‘is water wet?’, and ‘could two people have fit on the door in Titanic?’. Yes, Capricorn men can get very jealous. On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d put them at an 8. 

Their jealous streak will look like a cold exterior and they’ll seethe plenty. Unlike other signs that will turn to rage or aggression, Capricorn men will turn quiet and distant.

It’s not uncommon for you to feel an icy chill roar through your relationship as he withdraws and leaves you in the lurch. 

We understand that this is because they often have a hard time explaining their emotions, so it’s easier to distance themselves from you. However, for the partners of Capricorn men, we often wish that they would result in anger or frustration. 

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At least then they would talk to us about the issue rather than shrink in on themselves without letting us know what the problem was. 

One of the key signs that your Capricorn man is jealous is that he is requesting more distance from you. If there was no sign of him wanting to pull away from the relationship before, jealousy might be the driving force behind this strange request. 

Asking for more space is especially true for jealous Capricorn men when you’re both living together.

He might use excuses like working late, wanting to hang out with his friends, or gaming excessively in another room. 

Again, this gives him a physical barrier of space in which he can hide his true emotions behind. It can be difficult to reason with him as he doesn’t know how to properly work through his emotions – he will simply bottle them up and let them eat away at him. 

Of course, this is not healthy for him or your relationship. 

A Capricorn man will experience jealousy just like a Taurus man would show his rage. However, instead of rage, your man will display his emotions in a cold and distant matter.

He’s stoic and reasonable not to act on anything impulsively, but he will sit on these feelings and think about them constantly to make sense of them. 

His energy will be lower than normal and he’ll be withdrawn, most likely planning on how to work a way out of his jealousy. He’ll want to do this on his own, but his two options are either to 1) show his vulnerable side and talk to you about it, or 2) enact his revenge. 

Signs To Look Out For When Your Capricorn Man Is Jealous

Now let’s take a look at how you can tell your man is jealous.

As we’ve already mentioned, it will be difficult for him to explain his feelings to you. Instead of them festering within, it might be beneficial if you can see the signs and try to talk him down from a hypothetical ledge. 

Here are the signs to look out for that will indicate his jealousy. 

1. He’ll Keep To Himself

Your Capricorn man will likely never have been overly touchy-feely, but he’ll have shown interest in spending time with you. A clear sign that he is experiencing feelings of jealousy is a newfound need to be alone, or at least away from you. 

Work is the number one priority now, and he’ll keep making excuses to work late, head in early, or work from home after hours. He’ll want to keep his head stuck into work so that he doesn’t end up dwelling on his jealous emotions too much. 

He might have other excuses for spending time with himself or others, though. These could include golf with his friends, spending time with family, or lone activities such as fishing. 

If you notice him drawing away from you more than he ever had done before, it’s a clear sign something is wrong. If there is nothing else you can think of that would be wrong, it might be feelings of jealousy. 

2. His Entire Demeanor Will Change

Capricorn men can be ruthless when it comes to hiding their feelings. Instead of tackling them head on, he will throw up a wall and protect it with the only way he knows how. 

Your man, who was once sweet and attentive, might now be cold and harsh. He’ll stop doing his acts of service that he used to do, offering less help and leaving you to your own devices. 

If you’ve been with this man for a while, you’ll be able to see his demeanor change quickly. It will affect every aspect of your relationship, such as his approach, manners, and protection. 

3. His Humor Will Turn Demeaning

Your once fun loving, quiet Capricorn man might turn to humor to get his feelings of jealousy out. But his jokes won’t be fun and lighthearted – they’ll more likely be sarcastic, dry, and dark. They’ll often be targeted towards the person he’s jealous of, but they might also be targeted at you. 

Humor is a common coping mechanism that can help fight off the heavy feelings jealousy offers. But the key thing to note is that the jokes are actually laced with malice rather than it being a simple joke between friends. 

Jealousy can bring out the worst side in a Capricorn man, that’s for sure! 

4. He Makes You A Last Priority

A Capricorn man is known for being direct, but if they don’t want to show their vulnerability, then they’ll turn cold and distant. This might be in the form of telling you they won’t have time with you and filling your previous downtime with other social activities. 

He does this so that you know you have done something wrong in his eyes, or to put enough space between you that he can process his difficult feelings. This might not be the most mature way of handling things, but it’s often the only way a Capricorn man knows how. 

5. He’ll Talk Down About The Other Person

Capricorn men want to dominate the workplace, and this will be the same for your relationship. They are known for being top dog, but if they think someone else is in the picture, they’ll want to tear them down in your eyes. 

Enter: the jealous scoffing. You’ll likely see them be dismissive of the person they’re jealous of, demeaning them whether they’re in or out of the room. Whenever you bring them up in conversation, your Capricorn man’s personality will change and they might become bitter. 

This is especially easy to note if they are not normally mean or demeaning of another person. Their sudden change in the way they describe this person could be a telltale sign that they are jealous of them. 

6. Similarly, He’ll Talk Down About You

Unfortunately, you might not be out of the firing line when it comes to his jealous tongue. A jealous Capricorn man might be harsh to you, being overly critical of your actions. He might tell you exactly what he thinks, not bothering to sugarcoat it. He might be downright rude and offensive. 

There’s no hiding that this is a very toxic behavior and not very mature. Bear in mind that this might take a toll on your emotional wellbeing, which can cause you to become defensive and harsh, too. 

Instead of these fights (that are bound to become pretty bad) opening the line of communication is the best way to deal with this. We’ll talk more about this in the next section, but beware that stooping to his level could result in the end of your relationship! 

How To Prevent Your Capricorn Man From Feeling Jealous

As you can see, jealousy will turn your Capricorn man into someone who you don’t recognize. To avoid this, there are a few things you can do to avoid him feeling jealous. 

However, it is important to note that you are not responsible for your man’s feelings, and you should never allow him to take out his emotions on you rather than talking to you maturely.

Don’t feel like you should be guilty because he is unable to work through his emotions. 

With that being said, here are a few things you can try to work through this jealousy together. 

Talk To Him Alone

If your Capricorn man isn’t going to talk to you about his feelings, maybe you could step up and do it for him. Take him into a secluded spot where you’re not going to be interrupted. Suggest that you both leave your phones outside of the room so that no one can reach you. 

Make sure that you are in a well-known environment, such as his home, so that he feels more at ease and willing to be open with you. 

Keep Your Emotions In Check

Make sure that you are calm and collected – as much as possible – when you talk this out with him. Address the issue so that he knows why you’re having this conversation, but let him talk first after that. 

Allow him as much time as is needed to get everything he’s been bottling up out into the open.

Once he’s finished, try to remain calm as you explain your loyalty and innocence. 

Again, we are not condoning the fact that you need to prove you’re not guilty – he should trust you enough to know that there is no truth behind his allegations. However, if you want to work it out with him, you’ll need to meet him halfway. 

Consider Setting Boundaries

If there is one person your Capricorn man is jealous of, consider telling them that you are going to set boundaries to prevent him from becoming jealous again.

This could be that you are not going to spend time alone with this person, or you’re going to cut ties with them altogether. 

Only cut ties with the person if you feel comfortable doing so! If you want to keep the other person in your life, make sure that your Capricorn man knows he needs to trust you enough to see you keep a relationship with the other person as well. 

Ensure That Lines Of Communication Are Left Open

Once you have made up, if that was the goal, make sure that your Capricorn man knows that you will not tolerate this behavior again.

Ensure that he knows he needs to communicate with you properly next time he feels these things, otherwise you won’t be so forgiving. 

Hopefully, you will now be able to move past these feelings of jealousy and get back to building a life together through your relationship. Trust bonds will need to be built again, and this will take some time, but you should be able to get there eventually.


Thanks for reading our guide on 6 clear signs that your Capricorn man is jealous! These could include being distant, developing a harsh sense of humor, taking it out on you or the person they’re jealous of, or making no time for you. 

It’s worth noting that Capricorn men can get very stoic and territorial when they’re jealous. Try to talk it through with them instead of allowing them to bottle their emotions up and withdraw from you completely. Good luck.

Zhara O’Brien
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