Dog horoscopes: Why?
All pet owners know pets have personalities and characters the same way as humans do. Astrology is well known amongst people yet pet horoscopes are rarely studied. This is a guide to dog astrology for dog-owners everywhere!
Here you will find details of the dog zodiac and what each sign means in dog terms. We can even show the rough dog compatibility between dog and owner star signs. And if you want to examine your dog horoscope for any given month, there is a great dog horoscope right here at hubpages- here you’ll find both this and next month’s dog horoscopes for those with an interest in dog astrology for their pet!
Dog Horoscopes: Year of Birth
Like humans, dogs have their own dog zodiac birth sign. When they are born may have an impact upon their nature and character. Each sun sign describes a specific type of personality. An Aquarian Dog, for example, differs from a Scorpio. Combine this with the breed and you may find the true nature of your puppy or dog. While a dog horoscope is always more accurate when you know specifically the actual time of birth, the ascendant planet and other germane astrological data, the information below provides you with a general guide.
Aries Dogs (March 21 – April 19)
The planet is Mars, a fire sign. Aries color is sizzling red. This should give you some hint as to what kind of nature an Aries puppy has. The gemstone is a diamond. This makes Aries tough, bright and very determined. Add to this the Hawthorn tree as the natural element and I think I have given you more than enough clues as to what to expect.
The motto of an Aries dog is simple and very straight forward: “If at first you don’t succeed…” This governs much of what an Aries dog does. His or her approach to life is one of determination. He or she is assertive and challenging. This makes training very interesting, to say the least. You need to be persevering. You also need to make sure the method you choose is challenging. An Aires puppy learns fast but likes to move on. They get bored with routine. They hunger for change. While they are very enthusiastic about their new toy, new trick, new command, they want to move on. It is a big world out there and we all know who holds the leash when the family dog is an Aries.
When an Aries dog does not come to your call, or respond to a command, it is not because they are dumb or hard of hearing. They are just no longer listening. This creates a challenge for you. Are you up for it?
Sagittarius and Leo are the best people for an Aries dog.
Taurus Dogs (April 20 – May 20)
A Taurus puppy has the planet of Venus firmly ensconced in their heavens. Their color is cherise, their gemstone is emerald or moss agate. Taurus is a bull by nature. Grounded by being an Earth sign, the nature reflects many of these earthy characteristics. Even the trees for this sign reflect the fruitful nature of a Taurus dog. The Crab Apple, Ash, Pear and fig are all associated with Taurus puppies.
The motto of a Taurus dog is “I can Sing.” Actually, it depends upon the dog. Most Taurus dogs love to sing. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with many humans, they sound far better to themselves than to anyone else.
Taurus puppies combine an endearing shyness with stubbornness. This makes them a real challenge for trainers. Sometimes, a Taurus will appear to be stubborn for the sake of being stubborn. It is often true, but it is also because Taurus dogs may be shy of the trainer or uncertain of what to do. You need to ensure the Taurus puppy is secure. This will make them content at home and help them to enjoy and learn the fundamentals necessary to survive in your world.
To have a Taurus dog is to be in the presence of a dog who understands and is committed to the concepts of loyalty, kindness and devotion. On the one hand, this is commendable. Unfortunately, some Taurus dogs take this one step further. Depending upon the breed and the circumstances of birth, Taurus puppies may become too devoted. They will be possessive of you, their toys, their family, their home. At the same time, their possessiveness is not mean-spirited in any way. Their nature is always to be generous and affectionate. It all depends on who and when.
Taurus dogs, however, are practical and earthy. This may give them a methodical if not imaginative mind. It does help with house training and other basic instructions. When a Taurus puppy makes a decision to learn, it is final.
Capricorn, Virgo or Cancer people are best for a Taurus dog.
Gemini Dogs (May 21 – June 20)
The Planet mercury rules a Gemini Puppy. These are air dogs. Their color is orange and their gem stone is one of several: Beryl, aquamarine, Agate or any dark blue stone. The tree is a magical one for the Celts – the Hazel.
The motto of Gemini dogs explains a lot about their nature. It is “All things to all creatures.” This indicates the duality of this dog. In essence, you do not have one dog. You have a dog with two personalities. Which one predominates depends upon you and your training.
As a result of being born in Gemini, this dog is aggressive and passive; an introvert and an extrovert. While the mind may work quickly, what a Gemini dog may absorb is the superficial. Restless and demanding change, a Gemini dog may not finish what you have him or her start. This is not a lack of intelligence. It is, rather, an indication of the impatient nature of the Gemini dog.
Difficult to train, a Gemini puppy can become quite inventive in avoiding sessions and anything else he or she does not like or want to do. A Gemini dog wants new sights, novel sites and stimulating smells. Puppies are multi-faceted, creative and walk and bark at an early age. They are good at bluffing their way out of a situation. You need to be or hire a clever teacher to get your Gemini on-board with the program.
Aquarius and Libra people are best for a Gemini dog.
Cancer Dogs (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer is a Moon child and a water sign. The colors are orange-yellow, like a harvest moon. The gems are lustrous pearls and black onyx, although they are often fond of emeralds. A Cancer dog is a true canine. He or she loves all trees.
The motto of a Cancer puppy is simple: “Stick like Glue.” You can observe this in how they quickly select and attach themselves to a person, squeaky toy or other object/person. You will find it hard to ignore the Cancer dog. You will also find it challenging to toss out their favorite toy. This is not only because of their loyalty or attachment to the object. The Cancer dog is also very sensitive. As a result, he or she is vulnerable and needs constant assurance. If you do not like a moody, sometimes clinging dog, do not get a Cancer puppy.
The Cancer Puppy does not sing. It bays at the Moon. It expresses heartfelt and not understood longings by doing so. It is also the dog most affected by the lunar shifts.
A lunar puppy, the Cancer dog reflects other characteristics associated with moon puppies. It is a passionate dog, a good breeder, moody and even brooding at times. It is also a water lover. To make this dog happy, take him or her for a swim.
Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus make the best people for a Cancer dog.
Leo Dogs (July 23 – August 22)
Leos shine like the fire sign they are, Leo. The planet, no surprise here, is the sun. Leo’s colors are yellow and gold, suitable for the King of Dogs. The gem stones are ruby, peridot and sardonyx. The trees are the royal ones of Palm, Bay and Laurel as well as Walnut, Olive and Citrus.
The motto: “I am the King/Queen of Beasts. I am the Boss.” This gives you a clear indication of the essential nature of the Leo puppy or dog. They are proud, loyal and dignified. They demand centre stage and are domineering. Yet, a Leo puppy is always sunny by nature and very enthusiastic. This makes up for some of its controlling characteristics.
A Leo dog is an instigator. He or she is vitally alive. They make clear what they want and when they want it. You have to be careful your Leo dog does not control you. A Leo, after all, believes people are there to fetch and serve him or her. Yet, a Leo dog returns the love and admiration you lavish on him or her.
Sagittarius and Aries make the best people for a Leo dog.
Virgo Dogs (August 23 – September 22)
The planet is Mercury, the color, chartreuse. Virgo is an Earth sign with a fondness for nut bearing trees. The gem stones are pink jasper and sapphires.
The motto is “Zen puppy.” Virgos do need to tone down some of your verbal expressiveness. You may also want to watch the digging. Virgos are the best at digging the ultimate hole to China. Gardens and pristine lawn keepers beware or adapt. Yet, in general, a Virgo dog is a delight. This puppy or dog is the most tranquil of all the signs.
Virgos tend to be naturally friendly with a warm disposition. They adapt easily to the chaos that may overwhelm other more timid or rigid dogs. At the same time, Virgo dogs love routine and are sometimes shy around strangers or in crowded training sessions.
Capricorn and Taurus make the best people for a Virgo dog.
Libra Dogs (September 23 – October 22)
Libra’s planet is Venus. Libras are air signs with a fondness for pastels. Colors include pale pink and green. Gems may be the sapphire or jade. Libras like Ash and Poplar trees.
The motto of a Libra dog could well be “Balance is in the parts.” Contrarily, it could also be “Do I have to make a decision?”
Libra dogs are a balanced animal: part devil, part angel. Harmony is wonderful, but so is chaos. While bright and wanting to learn, Libras are usually slow. They would rather watch then respond too quickly. This results in some people believing a Libra dog comes only when they want to. While basically true, it reflects their watching and measuring things out before they decide to respond.
Libra dogs also tend to be a bit lazy. They like to lie on the sofa or their bed listening to music. You have to stimulate them to get off the couch and learn. This and the learning process make it difficult for the trainer. It can be facilitated if the relationship is one-on-one. Group sessions and methods do not work as well as person-to-dog. If you work at it, you may not only get the Libra dog to retrieve the object but also to bring it back.
Aquarius and Gemini signs are the best people for a Libra dog.
Scorpio Dogs (October 23 – November 21)
The underworld God of Pluto is the ruling planet. This is a fixed water sign fond of the color blue and topaz and malachite gem stones. Thorn trees are favored over other species.
The motto is “Strong Will, Strong Body.” This is reflected in the physical and psychological characteristics of a Scorpio dog. Scorpio dogs are athletic and tough. They love to win in everything. Good scrappers, they require lots of exercise and love.
A Scorpio puppy can hold a grudge, so beware. Yet, Scorpio dogs are loyal. They bond easily but are best as an only dog. This will prevent them from scrapping and in general making any other animal in the house miserable. Be firm and loving when you discipline your Scorpio.
Another quality of Scorpio puppies is their hoarding nature. These are packrat dogs. They will steal and hide any and everything they desire away.
Aries, Sagittarius, Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio are the best people for a Scorpio dog.
Sagittarius Dogs (November 22 – December 21)
The great planet of Jupiter, the Father of them all, rules Sagittarius. This fire sign prefers the sky god’s color, blue and his tree, the Oak. The gem stone is the topaz.
The motto of a Sagittarius dog is “Don’t worry, be happy.” This indicates the happy, playful and even clown-like nature of a Sagittarius dog. They love to be loved. They are optimistic and require attention. They will take risks and always make you laugh.
Sagittarius dogs are forever curious. They love activity. They want to go and be and be there. Quick to learn and born with a sense of adventure, a Sagittarius puppy is the perfect travel companion.
Sagittarius, Leo and Aries are the best people for a Sagittarius dog.
Capricorn Dogs (December 22 – January 19)
The mighty planet Saturn rules this Earth sign. Colors range from dark green to violet and black. Amethyst is the preferred gem stone while the tree is the noble Pine.
The motto is “Do the Right Thing.” This is part of the complex nature of the Capricorn dog. Because Capricorn is always craving admiration and love, these dogs tend to be a flirt. They love attention at the Doggy Salon. They want to be admired for their looks and even their brains. Capricorn dogs, as a result, tend to be good show dogs. They like to look good and want to climb higher on the social ladder. They seek it tenaciously.
Yet, they never step outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior. Capricorn dogs are conventional. They are house proud and strong willed. Yet, they do not seek what they want or enforce their will in creative or unorthodox means. As a dog parent, a Capricorn is always pushing their puppies forward towards success.
Taurus, Virgo and Libra make the best people for a Capricorn dog.
Aquarius Dogs (January 20 – February 18)
The planet Uranus rules over this fixed Air sign. The colors are blue and violet. The gem stones are also blue-to-purple being aquamarines and amethysts. The trees are all fruitful: Pear, Apple, Plum, Orange.
The motto of an Aquarius dog is “I just want to see how it works.” This is behind a lot of what Aquarian dogs do. It is also why they can get into mischief if not downright trouble. From puppies to adults they are curious, precocious from step one. They must know it all.
Aquarius dogs are free spirits. They are trusting, fearless and courageous. They can talk incessantly. Yet, Aquarians can be thoughtful when they are planning/plotting what to do next. Whatever it is they plan to do, it will exhibit a lot of originality and creativity.
Great eaters, good athletes and independent, Aquarius dogs learn easily. The problem is convincing them they should learn in the first place. Moreover, Aquarians have their own idea of how and when they need to learn. Give them some leeway, but do maintain some semblance of control.
Aquarian dogs love people but tolerate other animals in their home. Be aware of this and adopt the proper measures when introducing another human or animal into the house.
Libra, Gemini and Aries make the best people for an Aquarian dog.
Pisces Dogs (February 19 – March 20)
Neptune is the planet of this water sign. It is the Moonstone that is the favored stone while soft sea green is the preferred color. In harmony with the other elements of the sign, the tree is the water-loving Willow.
The Motto is “Life is a Beach.” If you do not like water here, water there, and water everywhere, do not pick a Pisces dog. They are the ultimate water dog. Sweet, gentle and endearing, they will do almost anything to get wet. Sometimes, they will even be quite cunning to spend that extra moment in the throngs of their one great passion in life.
Work with it. While not the most intelligent of dogs, these water puppies can excel in all the water-based sports and competitions. Train them using water as bait an aid or a reward. It will help them accomplish more.
Pisces dogs are charming and very loving. They seem sometimes to have a little water sprite inside them. This makes them a little dreamy at times. It also helps to slow them down. When not near water, Pisces dogs will seek quiet and stillness. They need it to come down from the high of a water fest.
Aries, Cancer, Scorpio and Virgo are the best people for a Pisces dog.
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Alex on March 26, 2011:
Wow Awesome my dog was born 11th july making him a cancer , I read the other signs too but honestly it couldn't have described him better , he is so attached to his bed and drags it around everywhere with him . He also has some trust issues and as you said " Need constant reassuring" . Thought Im an Aquarian , he loves when i take him to the river for a swim and tries becoming "One of the gang" around my other dogs hehe.. I also have a jack-russell, German shepard and Rottweiler, he gets along great with them though can be moody as youn said and needs attention a lot . Thanks for the page loved it :D
marian on July 01, 2010:
My dog Maggie is very energetic dog for a pisces dog full of life and lots of running around wanting to play she is a labrador mix chocolate lab with golden retriever Muy dog is just four months old as of tomorrow quite large and very active
Gennifer from Minsk, Belarus on August 03, 2009:
Great hub! I've never heard about horoscope for dogs, but I enjoyed reading this hub. Thanks a lot! I'm personally very interested in astrology for people. And I propose you to look through my hub "How does characteristic of zodiac sign influences a person"
Eternal Evolution from kentucky on April 27, 2009:
My Pit Bull Bowser is a Cancer pup. And what you wrote pretty much sums him up lol. Me and my boyfriend are Pisces so we get along great with another water sign. I'm not sure what my Boxer Joda is, we didn't get her as a puppy and i have no clue when she was born.
Iphigenia on February 26, 2009:
What a great hub - a fascinating read and super photos. I have a 12 year old Westie - Capricorn. My daughter has a berger-beauceron-labardor mix who is a Sagittarian. Both their start signs and you have interpreted them are spot on !
Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on February 25, 2009:
Awesome Hub! Everything from visuals to organization to fascinating information. A class A-1 job, and I wish I had thought of it first. :)
Unfortunately, my doggie's characteristics reflect none of those for her sign. She's a Leo by birth, and golden, as in retriever, and she is sunny and enthusiastic, but that's where the similarity ends. My girl is a great big woos. Nothing controlling about her. In fact, she is the ultimate Omega dog, subservient to every life form, human, canine, or feline. In the dog park, she's the one who gets mounted, mouthed, and beaten up (we don't go there any more).
I had a lot of fun with your Hub, including remembering how much I enjoyed Linda Goodman's Sun Signs back in the 70s.
I think I'll give this Hub another read, see if my girl fits any sign better, and then question her AKC papers!
Thumbs up, Julie-Ann.
Julie-Ann Amos (author) from Gloucestershire, UK on February 25, 2009:
I was amazed when I looked back through my own dogs how accurate their horoscopes turned out to be.
Linda on February 25, 2009:
"They bond easily but are best as an only dog. This will prevent them from scrapping and in general making any other animal in the house miserable. " Scarily accurate about Fred -"The problem is convincing them they should learn in the first place." as well as Beauty!