Dogstrology - Could dogs be affected by the stars?
In astrology, like us, dogs fall under one of 12 zodiac signs. The sign that your dog was born under impacts the way he interacts with the world. Each sign also has its own set of strengths, weaknesses, personality traits and attitudes. Read on to find out if your dog’s personality really is down to the stars!
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Ruled by the planet Mars, the sign of Aries is the Ram. Mars is ‘the bright and burning one’ ruled by passion and drive. Aries is a fire sign, which makes the Aries dog confident and strong. Taking no for an answer is not in their mindset. When an Aries dog does not come when they’re called, don’t take it personally. As a fire sign, the Aries dog is extremely smart and playful. They want to be the centre of your world and your possessions!
Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
Ruled by Venus, the sign of Taurus is the Bull. Venus is the planet of love, beauty, and gentleness. Taurus is an earth sign and has a lot of willpower. The Taurus dog wants to have their cake and eat it too. When they want to do something, then that’s the way it’s going to be. Taurus dogs are inherently shy and need to feel safe. They love affection but only when they’re in the mood.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The sign of Gemini is the Twins and they’re ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet of intelligence. Gemini is an air sign with an earthen spirit. Dogs with their sun signs in Gemini are both passive and aggressive, positive and negative, outgoing and reserved. They aren’t into ‘ownership’. The Gemini is a quick learner, loves exercise, has a quick wit and is affectionate. But they can also be nervous, and prone to separation anxiety due to their need to be with others.
Cancer (June 21 – July 20)
Ruled by the moon, the sign of Cancer is the Crab. The moon is emotional, sensitive and nurturing. Cancer is a water sign, which is fluid and moving. In astrology, dogs born under this sign are loving and sweet-natured. But they may need continuous reassurance. New places and people can make them disengage and become ill-tempered. Cancer dogs love to nurture other animals and make good companions for other dogs. They’re controlled by their appetites and can quickly gain weight. Free feeding should not be on the Cancer dog’s menu!
Leo (July 21 – August 20)
The sign of Leo is the Lion ruled by the Sun. The sun is warming, noble, and generous. Leo is a fire sign with energy to burn. Leos love the outdoors and everything that comes with it. They also enjoy barking and love to be the centre of attention. A huge positive of having a dog with their sign in Leo is that they’re the most loyal dogs in the zodiac.
Virgo (August 21 – September 20)
Ruled by Mercury, the sign of Virgo is the virgin. Mercury is the planet of intellect. When Virgo and Mercury combine, they create the calmest dog in the astrological line up. The Virgo dog is a champion of stressful conditions. They love a routine and don’t do well with change. Virgos like to talk and follow you from one place to the next which makes them a great dog for people who love to travel.
Libra (September 21 – October 20)
The sign of Libra is the Scales ruled by the planet Venus. Venus makes Libra dogs indecisive and a little ADD. They’re difficult to train due to their inability to pay attention for long periods of time. In astrology, dogs born under this sign are loving and pleasant but need gentle discipline to feel secure. If you want a dog that will just go with the flow and deals with complete chaos, a Libra dog is not for you.
Structure is a must. Libras also have irregular eating habits. They tend to eat only when they want to. Clicker training can be helpful to hard-to-train dogs (see above).
Scorpio (October 21 – November 20)
Ruled by Pluto, the sign of Scorpio is the Scorpion. Scorpio is a water sign and highly emotional. The Scorpio dog is robust and strong-willed. They usually get what they want and are very influential over other dogs and people.
Scorpios need daily exercise to help relieve stress and crave structure. Without structure, the Scorpio dog will take advantage of everyone and everything he or she comes in contact with. These dogs are extremely intuitive and never forget when they’re wronged. A Scorpio dog is a friend of solitude but also enjoys good company, especially yours. They love to be fawned over and groomed.
Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)
Ruled by the planet Jupiter, the sign of Sagittarius is the Archer. Sagittarius is a fire sign that loves a challenge. The glass is always half full for a dog with their sign in Sagittarius. These dogs are happy, outgoing and kind. You have to watch your Sagittarius dog around others because they have a tendency to get picked on. They love to get physical affection and feel they are your one true love. Loyalty is a Sagittarius’s specialty, making them want to be with you at all times. If you’re not careful, this trait can turn into separation anxiety. Sagittarius dogs crave companionship and love to have another dog or animal in the house. Bach Flower Essences nay help dogs with separation anxiety.
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20)
Ruled by the planet Saturn, the sign of Capricorn is the Goat. Saturn is an earth sign and one of the most grounded signs of the Zodiac. According to astrology, Capricorn dogs are clean, refined and intense with a mind of their own. They love to run around and exercise. Capricorns don’t sleep as much as other dogs and can suffer from anxiety in stressful situations. Capricorns don’t always make the best companions for other animals. If they’re forced into getting step-siblings, they may take time to get used to them.
We’ve tested dogstrology out on a few of our furry friends and it’s uncanny how accurate the horoscopes are! We’d love to find out if your dog lives up to their star sign, so get in touch on one of our social media pages and post a pic too.