Pet Astrology: Understanding The 12 Zodiac Signs

Even if you don’t know much about astrology, I’m sure you are aware of what a zodiac sign is. These “houses” are divided into twelve segments with “signs” which we know as signs of the zodiac. These houses go in an exact order, with the first house starting at Aries (March 21 – April 20) running through Pisces (February 19 – March 20). Each zodiac sign has a unique identity, similarities for people/pets who fall under that certain sign, strengths, weaknesses and a symbol that defines them. Get to know these zodiac symbols, as they are often used in place of their name.

Symbols of the Zodiac

Zodiac Signs and Symbols Chart Courtesy of Wikipedia

These zodiac signs have been around for centuries and many people hold their beliefs true. A basic overview of these ancient symbols:

The Zodiac signs slowly evolved from 1300 BCE to 500 BCE. The Babylonians used the signs mainly for marking the seasons. Later they employed the zodiacal system for locating the position of the planets and the moon in the sky.  The Greeks borrowed the zodiacal system from the Babylonians for astronomical and astrological reasons. It must be noted though that the animals in the Zodiac are Greek in origin and it was said that these animals were honored by Zeus himself.

Each zodiac symbol falls under one of the 4 elements:

Fire Signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

It goes without saying that a zodiac ruled by a fire sign has a fiery spirit to go with it! These dynamic and passionate pets may get upset easier than most, but they have it in their hearts to be quick to forgive and do not seek to hold grudges. These are pets that are smart, creative, and always ready for a good time.

Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Earth signs are, you guessed it, down to earth! They are grounded, realistic and calm. Those zodiacs with an earth sign are practical and stable, although they can be overly dramatic at times.

Air Signs – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

These are social beings that thrive off relationships with others. They are friendly, have great energy and are known for their knowledge of many things. Although they are great as friends and partners, they have a superficial streak in them at times.

Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Without question, those whose zodiac falls under the water sign are outwardly emotional beings with an apparent sensitive side they wear proudly. They are incredibly intuitive, and have the ability to draw others to them with their radiant energy. Those with a water sign cherish their loved ones.

How The Shifting Planets Play a Role in Your Zodiac Sign:

Each one of the planets orbits the sun at a different speed. As they do this, they distance themselves farther away from the sun. Depending on which planet “rules” your zodiac sign, it is said to affect different parts of your personality. As the planets shift, they play a role in your life as they enter your sign. The sun is said to rule your basic personality, while the moon affects your mood and emotions.

Now, most people know the characteristics of the signs based upon their relation to humans. But since this is astrology just for pets–AKA Pawstrology, we’ve explained them to you based on your pet’s zodiac sign:

Aries | March 21-April 20 | Ruled by Mars: Drive & Energy

Your Aries pet is confident, assertive and passionate. They are driven and motivated to be the best, and their competitive streak can make them want to be the “favorite” in a home with multiple pets. Their tough exteriors give way to a kind-hearted soul.

Taurus | April 21-May 21 | Ruled by Venus: Love & Attraction

Your Taurus pet is compassionate and loves to cuddle, but don’t ruffle their feathers! They are sincere yet headstrong, and undoubtedly stubborn at times. Above all, the Taurus is generally well liked and admired for their hard work ethic.

Gemini | May 22 – June 21 | Ruled by Mercury: Mind & Communication

Your Gemini pet may be the ultimate mastermind at keeping you on your toes–because you’ll never know what to expect! They are a joy to be around, but these are the type that can flip a switch from happy to serious at a moment’s notice–be prepared!

Cancer | June 22 – July 23 | Ruled By The Moon: Emotional/Inner Selves

The Cancer pet is one that loves the security and safety of home. They prefer to pass their time with their people and do not fair well being left alone for extended periods of time. These clingy pets show you their love by choosing to be in your presence, pretty much all the time!

Leo | July 24 – August 23| Ruled By The Sun: Strong Leader/Courageous

Your Leo pet is fiercely loyal to those that they care about. Although they have an arrogant streak in them at times, they are funny and easy to get along with for the most part. Don’t be surprised if your Leo enjoys having all eyes on them.

Virgo | August 24 – September 23 | Ruled By Mercury: Mind & Communication

A Virgo pet is particular, there is no denying that. As long as things are as they should be, you will find them enjoyable to be around. Although they seem standoffish at times, know that the Virgo has difficulty showing affection. Above all, the mind of a Virgo is always working.

Libra | September 24- October 23 | Ruled By Venus: Love & Attraction

A Libra pet thrives when in the company of others. If they want something, they will be persuasive until they get exactly what it is they have their sights set on. Although they can’t help it, a Libra is generally indecisive.

Scorpio | October 24 – November 22 | Ruled By Both Mars & Pluto: Drive, Energy, Power And Transformation

Does your Scorpio pet ever feel like an enigma to you? Behold, their sign is the reason for this. There is never a dull moment with a Scorpio pet in your life. If your Scorpio pet wants space you must give it to them when they need it, for their independence is crucial to their overall well-being. Although there is a mysteriousness about them, know that this is a fearless pet that is not defined by limits.

Sagittarius | November 23 – December 21 | Ruled By Jupiter: Luck & Wisdom

The Sagittarius is a natural-born leader, who isn’t afraid to do their own thing. They are truthful and honest, and what you see is what you get with a Sagittarius pet in your life. These are the adventurous types with a need to explore the world around them.

Capricorn | December 22 – January 19 | Ruled By Saturn: Discipline & Fears

This is a calm and calculated pet that likes to remain focused. These Capricorn pets like to stay in your good graces and do best when keeping their minds occupied. You will find that they are predictable, but that is one of the things that you love about them the most–their consistent nature.

Aquarius | January 20 – February 18 | Ruled By Both Uranus & Saturn: Change & Originality; Discipline & Fears

Eccentric and quirky, your Aquarius pet is unpredictable at times. Known for letting their actions speak for them, not their words, pets that fall under this zodiac sign are sometimes guarded and have difficulty showing emotions. Although they are friendly by nature, an Aquarius pet may be somewhat of a loner at times.

Pisces | February 19 – March 20 | Ruled By Both Neptune & Jupiter: Dreamer & Luck & Wealth

The naturally intuitive nature of a Pisces pet is unparalleled. Often times, they have an acute sense for sensing something is wrong before you even acknowledge it yourself. Gentle, overly affectionate and kind, the Pisces pet thrives by forming tight bonds with others–human and animals alike!