Guest post by David Karalis
Many often look at zodiac compatibility to find new friends, lovers, and other connections with people. However, you can also use sun signs to determine pet compatibility. The traits of each sign can be used to determine your ideal pet companion. A pet psychic can give you more detail, but here’s a brief overview of the best pets for your sign.
Aries, The Ram (March 21 – April 19)
Fiery and passionate Aries likes to take life head on. They are energetic and approach many things with spontaneity and determination. A perfect pet match for an Aries would be something with energy that can keep up. A lively breed of dog, such as a Border Collie, can keep up with the Aries and help work off some of their extra energy.
Taurus, The Bull (April 20 – May 20)
Those born under the Taurus earth sign are very grounded, laid-back, and loyal. On the flipside, Taurus people also tend to be a bit stubborn in their views and can be very sensitive when one challenges them. They pair best with a loyal companion that will sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with them. A quiet, loyal, and sometimes lazy breed of dog such as an Old English Sheepdog or a Ragdoll cat would work well.
Gemini, The Twins (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is often thought of as having a split personality. They can change their mind in a heartbeat, depending on their feelings about a topic or situation. A Gemini would pair well with a pet that keeps them interested and even give them someone to speak their mind to. A Siamese cat, one of the most vocal, expressive, and intelligent of cat breeds is a good choice because the Gemini can carry on a “conversation” with their pet and it will keep a better hold on their wandering attention.
Cancer, The Crab (June 21 – July 22)
Ruled by the moon, those born under Cancer are very in touch with their emotions. They are very, loving, empathetic, and value the family bond. A pet that fits in with the family and allows the Cancer sign to hold and love them is a perfect match. They should consider a loving breed of dog such as the Golden Retriever.
Leo, The Lion (July 23 – August 22)
Full of energy, optimism, and honesty, Leo is a fire sign that will always let you know how they feel and loves to be the center of attention. Like the lion, they enjoy being in a group and acting as the leader. An energetic, active, and social breed of cat such as the Korat or Ocicat will complement the Leo’s feline governance and they can rule together well.
Virgo, The Virgin (August 23 – September 22)
Those born under the sign of Virgo are known to be perfectionists. They are also realistic, practical, sincere, and a notably hygienic sign. Being perfectionists, Virgos pair well with a pet that is behaved and doesn’t make a mess of their organized world. Something that won’t disturb their routine and make a mess, such as well-mannered, mellow senior cat adopted from a shelter would be a great pet.
Libra, The Scales (September 23 – October 22)
Libra is symbolized by the scales because they value justice, fairness, and balance. They are very kind and make great friends; often you will see Libras as the moderator in a quarrel amongst friends because they like nothing more than for everyone to be happy. For a pet, a Libra needs a loving companion that won’t scare anyone off. A calm and affectionate breed of cat, such as the British Shorthair, would be a great match.
Scorpio, The Scorpion (October 23 – November 21)
The bold, cool, and confident Scorpio is often misunderstood as being cold or narcissistic. On the contrary, their feelings are deep and they are very passionate, loyal, and vibrant individuals; the traits of this sign resemble a stereotypical introvert. To match the nature of this sun sign, a silent-type pet such as a calm, quiet Persian cat may fit the bill.
Sagittarius, The Centaur (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius is a deep thinker and loves their freedom. They can seem blunt at times but it’s simply them being honest and truthful. They are also adventurous and don’t appreciate being held back from exploring whatever it is they are curious about. A low maintenance pet such as domestic shorthair cat with an independent nature would suit the Sagittarius well because they can maintain their ability to get up and go.
Capricorn, The Goat (December 22 – January 19)
Those born under the Capricorn sign are also deep thinkers; however they use their insights for upholding a level of stability and peace. Since they value constancy, Capricorns tend to maintain long friendships and often appear level-headed and calm to keep from disturbing the peace. An intelligent and independent breed of dog, such as the German Shepherd or the Doberman, would be a good pairing.
Aquarius, The Water Bearer (January 20 – February 18)
Those that hold the Aquarius sign are naturally friendly, kind, compassionate, and have a deep appreciation for the unique and sometimes slightly outlandish. They also like to march to the beat of their own drum and dislike being forced into plans or situations. A unique animal that doesn’t tie the Aquarian down, such as a small breed pooch that’s personable and portable — like a pug , would work wonderfully.
Pisces, The Fish (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces lives in a deep illusionary world and values gaining understanding of all the mysteries in life. They are very emotional and strive for deep connections with others. Their need for emotional connection makes a pet that matches this desire a great fit. A black, yellow, or chocolate Labrador Retriever would be a worthy match because of their constant desire for attention.
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