Pet Astrology: Are You And Your Pet Compatible?


Knowing your zodiac sign can give you insight into your personal characteristics and traits, but did you know it can do the same thing for your pet? Pet astrology can be a fun way to learn about what makes your pet tick. Find the pet horoscope for your furry friend below.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Eccentric, quirky, erratic and strange – these are just a few of the words commonly used to describe Aquarian pets. If your pet is an Aquarius (an air sign ruled by the planet Uranus), chances are it acts a bit…odd. Aquarian pets often seem to be lost in their own little worlds. They are extremely independent yet social by nature, although other animals might not know what to make of them. While they might not be the cuddliest of pets, Aquarians are extremely entertaining.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces (a water sign ruled by the planet Neptune) contains aspects of all other eleven signs of the zodiac. Similarly, a Piscean pet will display characteristics of many other zodiac signs. As a result, Piscean pets tend to act confused at times. They pace back and forth around a room, abruptly moving from one activity to the next or they follow you around the house. Piscean pets are also extremely intuitive and can sense your bad moods; they will often try to cheer you up. Pisces pets are also the dreamers of the zodiac. You may find it commonplace to hear your pet “talking” or see it thrashing around during a particularly vivid dream.

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

In both people and animals, Aries the ram is a fire sign often associated with courage, energy and impatience – in part because it is ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war.

An Aries pet is bound to be self-confident and extremely independent. That’s not always a good thing. Chances are, your Aries pet loves to explore and often thinks of itself as the alpha animal in many situations, which may lead to intolerance of (and fights with) other animals. This pet gets competitive, so it needs to be stimulated with new games, toys and environments. It also hates to feel tied down, so try to give your pooch or kitty plenty of room to roam.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

Taurus the bull is an earth sign ruled by the planet Venus. According to animal astrology, pets born under this sign are likely to be strong, easy going and compassionate –maybe a bit lazy as well. Forget playing in the backyard; for these pets, it doesn’t get any better than a long nap on a soft bed, a bowl of fresh, meaty food and a nice, long rub-down from their loving owner. The Taurus pet’s kind and docile nature makes it a great companion for children as well.

Gemini (May 22 – June 21)

Governed by the planet Mercury, Gemini is an air sign. Pets born under this sign tend to be playful, creative and attention seekers. They love to show off and they are excellent communicators. You may notice that your Gemini cat “answers” you when you speak to it or that your Gemini dog is always yapping away about something.

These social creatures hate routines and often become impatient when others can’t keep up with their energy. Take the time to introduce your pet to new tricks, environments and experiences. With its eager-to-please attitude and high intelligence, it will be sure to catch on fast.

Cancer (June 22 – July 23)

Pets born under Cancer (a water sign ruled by the moon) tend to be very sensitive and moody. Pet horoscopes point to Cancerian pets as being in constant need of affection. They like to know that they are a valued part of the family. In fact, your pet may think it is just another one of your children. Consequently, any changes in routine (such as staying home alone while you’re away on vacation or accidentally getting locked out of the house at night) tend to upset them. They are also prone to upset stomachs and digestive tracts, so these pets may need food that is specially formulated for sensitive systems.

Leo (July 24 – August 23)

Like their sign, the lion (a fire sign ruled by the sun), Leo pets are confident, fearless and a bit vain. They love to be pampered and spoiled and are always vying for the spotlight. Quite popular among other animals and people, Leo pets are actually fiercely loyal to their owners. Pet astrology warns that Leos can also display less desirable traits, such as laziness and a diva-like disposition. However, because of their bravery and loyalty, many Leo pets would defend their owners to the death.

Virgo (August 24 – September 23)

Pets who fall under the zodiac sign of Virgo (an earth sign ruled by the planet Mercury) are picky, fastidious and hard workers. They thrive on order and routine, so try to keep their mealtimes and walks punctual.

Pets that fall under the Virgo sign are also the cleanest of all pets, spending a great deal of time and energy on their personal grooming habits. These pets need their home environment kept as clean as themselves (especially the litter box, if you have a Virgo cat). These pets are relatively low maintenance, as long as they keep to a consistent routine.

Libra (September 24 – October 23)

Animal astrology labels Libras as extremely social pets. Libra is an air sign ruled by the planet Venus and most Libras are in constant need of companionship. They love being around other animals, going on trips and getting primped and groomed so that they can look their best. In fact, if your Libra pet ever feels lonely or left out, it is liable to become whiny, moody and very, very vocal about its unhappiness. Libra pets are also quite attuned to their owner’s feelings. They can sense bad vibes between people, especially with members of their family.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)

Scorpio, a water sign, is ruled by Pluto. Scorpio pets are a bit of a paradox in that they are both extremely independent and extremely loyal to their owners. It would not be uncommon for a Scorpio cat or dog to wander off on its own for a few days on some sort of solitary adventure; but rest assured that it will always return home, even against seemingly impossible odds. Remember the Homeward Bound movies? A Scorpio pet will travel across county and even cross state lines just to return to its owner.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

Sagittarius (a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter) is the zodiac sign for freedom, and freedom is something that all Sagittarian pets crave. Pet horoscopes make it clear that these animals hate to be cooped up or kept on a leash. While they will seldom run away, they love to be on their own and out of doors. They also have an endless supply of energy, especially when they are young; so if you have a Sagittarian pet, look out.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn pets calm, serious and hard-working. Capricorn, the sign of the goat, is an earth sign ruled by the planet Saturn. Your Capricorn pet is likely to be slow-moving and tedious, but if it has a job to do it will always get that job done. Capricorn animals are best for people who don’t have the energy or patience for a high-strung or demanding pet. They are self-reliant, stable and serene.

To learn more about pet astrology, visit websites like and Find out if your pets’ zodiac signs are compatible or whether your pet’s sign is compatible with your own. If you’ve ever thought that you and your pet were destined to be together, that your fates were “written in the stars”, you could be more right than you know.