What makes our relationship with our animal soul companions so special is that we have to extend ourselves and develop our intuition and no-verbal communication skills when it comes to understanding what they are telling us. Of course, many of us feel that if we knew our pet’s Sun sign we would better be able to understand their personalities – but unless we get our pet from the breeder or it is purebred or microchipped by the breeder, chances are while we may know our pet’s approximate age, its sign remains a mystery. Just like humans, our pet’s natal chart is a map to its personality and disposition but if we can at least sniff out our pet’s zodiac sign then this can go a long way to helping us understand our animal soul companion better. Here’s some clues to help you ‘sniff out’ what your pet might be!
If you’re familiar with the astrological concept of the four elements – Fire, Earth, Air and Water you’ll know that each element of comprised of three signs – Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. You can begin to uncover your pet’s sign by looking first for the element and then for clues as to the quality of the element.
Fire Pets – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These pets need lots of exercise and variety and will misbehave when they get bored. They can be brave and like some rough and tumble play. They are usually social with other animals, have good appetites but aren’t obsessed with food. Fire dogs can be impatient if you are late taking them for their walk. Fire horses need good manners and can be ‘forward-going’ and may need boredom-busting toys in their stables. Fire cats need lots of play and activity.
Air Pets – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. These pets can be light-hearted and while they enjoy exercise they are quite content to have a day taking it easy as well. They can be fussy eaters but are not too focussed on their food. Libra pets can be very pretty and affectionate. If you think your pet is a princess then it’s probably a Libran! Gemini pets may literally have two sides to their personality. Air dogs love to socialise. If your air pet is out of sorts it may become nervous and neurotic at which point consult your vet!
Earth Pets – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Earth dogs will sniff around looking for food and scraps long after dinner time is over and are the canine equivalent of vacuum cleaners! Earth cats can easily overeat and are likely to spend a lot of time sunning themselves. Earth animals make wonderful, reliable friends. Earth horses are likely to be calm, steady rides, However, Earth animals are prone to depression when they get older. They also don’t like any variations on their routine. If your dog runs when you are heading out for a walk then strolls slowly on the way back (or your horse wants to speed up on the way out but meanders on the way home) then this is a sign you may have an Earth animal.
Water Pets – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. These pets are very sensitive and have an emotional intelligence and intuition which may shock you at times. Your water pet may need more sleep than other signs. They may rely on food for emotional security and may go off it when they are out of sorts and seem ‘not there’ on some level. This is the pet who instinctively knows when you have had a bad day!
Once you think you know your pet’s element you can then look for the quality within that element.
Cardinal Signs are the initiators of the zodiac who begin things and initiate play. Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Fixed Signs like routine and continuity. They like the same games and the same walks or hacks over and over again. These are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Mutable Signs accept change and move on. They accept new people, new animals and changes to their routine without problem. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
I’ll be looking at how to hone in on your pet’s star sign in another article. In the meantime, observe your pet – chances are he or she is giving you more clues as to their sign than you realise.