Posted on April 02 2020

by Karen McInerney
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Astrologers around the world reflected on what the powerful Saturn‒Pluto conjunction on January 12th would manifest. These two heavy hitters were putting us on notice that the structures, routines, and ways in which we work were coming up for reevaluation. Astrology helps us to see the energy of something, the potential of it—but not necessarily how it will show up or what it will look like. No one could have expected that the year would unfold the way it has so far.

The pandemic is showing us a little bit better the reason why we have pets. They require us to behave (ostensibly for his or her good, but really for our own) in ways that are familiar, reasonable, and sane.


What’s beautiful about all pets is that they are almost entirely in the present tense. They are content to be in isolation, as long as the isolation includes us. The unconditional love that our pets extend to us, strengthening our connection with them, teaches us patience, compassion, and the art of slowing down. Our responsibility, in return, is to provide the best care possible (nutrition and wellness skin-care products that are also earth-friendly).

ARIES  Mar 21 – Apr 19 Fire 

April will bring a sense of confusion. Your furry companion prefers to be active and energetic, displaying more playfulness. This month focus on increasing coordination and confidence through agility training.  Enjoy his or her can-do attitude, optimism, and warmheartedness and an endless supply of amusement. Your four-legged companion is incapable of sulking or holding a grudge. This month focuses on compromise with a sense of cheerfulness.


TAURUS  Apr 20 – May 20 Earth

Your Taurus pet will be filled with confidence this month—that is, comfortable slow confidence. If you are spending more time at home, your furry companion could not be happier. Indulge in each other’s company and rub Soft Spot onto your pet’s nose, paws, and everything in between. Training goes a long way for distraction, stimulation, and exercising. Since your Taurus loves to eat, perhaps save one meal to use as a reward for the training session. Resilience and endurance are at the core this month.


GEMINI  May 21 – June 20 Air

Guardian is the way of the Gemini, and April will emphasize that trait. Gemini is an air sign with an earthen spirit. Your pet will show classic dual personalities and mercurial demeanors, but their charm and magnetism make dealing with a sometimes erratic and quirky temperament totally worth it. Belly rubs always helps soothe idiosyncratic traits—especially this month, when your furry companion has heightened physical sensitivity. Maintaining a sense of calm and appreciation are the focal points this month.


CANCER  June 21 – July 22 Water

April will be lit up by vitality with the influence of the Sun. Your four-legged companion will be highly entertaining. It’s important for your furry friend to feel needed: The Cancer pet is sensitive and may appear hurt if their outward signs of affection toward you are not 100-percent reciprocated. Extra patting, petting, and special attention are required this month. The full moon on the 8th fills the Cancer pet with a feeling of restlessness. He or she may have an urge to spend the night outside or might be captivated by looking out the window—and what better time than spring to bathe in the moonlight. April’s themes are engaging and utterly delightful.


LEO  July 23 – Aug 22 Fire

The Moon is in Pisces and your eighth house. Your Leo pet will be very responsive and attentive and will want to be as close to you as possible. Calm his or her worry (unusual for the Leo) with a special treat like a puzzle toy stuffed with peanut butter. Encourage your Leo’s good mood by playing some soft rock, reggae, jazz, or maybe pop or Motown. Keep to a routine as much as possible and employ a plethora of physical touches and pampering (a full-body massage using Freshen Up would be greatly appreciated). Attention to exercise and enjoyment in the moment are key this month.


VIRGO  Aug 23 – Sept 22 Earth

Mercury is in Gemini, which may make your Virgo pet, who is usually calm, feel a bit anxious. Be aware of the signals that you are communicating and provide oodles of physical contact. He or she will want to be coddled and as close to you as possible. If you have access to outdoors, know that your Virgo pet will enjoy communing with nature and help weed, dig, and generally make a mess—which is not a mess to the cleanest and most hygienic of the Zodiac. If indoors, try physical tricks like spins, rollovers, sitting pretty, or weaving in between your legs. The theme this month is a soothing environment mixed with pampering.   


LIBRA  Sept 23 – Oct 22 Air

The Spring Equinox and the Sun in Aries will bring out the Libra’s vitality, energy, and playfulness. Make sure to provide plenty of exercise if possible; otherwise mental exercising will suffice (consider teaching a new trick using puzzle toys or treat dispensers). Arranging pet play days would be another way to address the need for exercise and boost confidence and mood. The Libra pet models their life on that of the human, and belly rubs while listening to jazz or baroque music will promote well-being for pet and human alike. Priorities this month: acceptance and gentleness.


SCORPIO  Oct 23 – Nov 21 Water

There is a great strength of character hidden beneath the silky fur of your Scorpio pet. Self-mastery is heightened this month, but since perfection is rather untenable, your four-legged companion will need some extra soothing. Demonstrate your affection with an abundance of attention, belly rubs, and petting, and you will be rewarded with ample tail wagging. (You may want to ramp up the pampering with Freshen Up.) Focus on calmness and confidence this month.   


SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22 – Dec 21 Fire

Mars animates and energizes the solar house. April continues March’s forecast in being a great month for your pet to learn new tricks. Your Sag, who loves companionship, will be in heaven spending more time with you. This will prove to your four-legged friend that you are his or her true love. Planetary strength lies in the upper half of the chart, ensuring good health. Your pet will enjoy staying put but may tend to get bored, so keep them mentally exercised (puzzle toys, treat dispensers, or an interactive ball filled with their favorite treat). April brings playfulness and curiosity.


CAPRICORN  Dec 22 – Jan 19 Earth

Your pet is lighthearted due to the aspects of Venus, and spending more time with you will enhance their bliss. The planet Saturn rules your Cap pet. It is one of the most grounding signs of the Zodiac. April will bring out their confidence, cleanliness, and a good serving of intensity. Your furry companion will most likely not sleep as much and may feel a little anxious, so perhaps create a calming playlist to help your pet sleep. Think “quiet” and “comfort,” this month, and soothe any itches or nicks with Soft Spot.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20 – Feb 18 Air

April will awaken some restlessness in your Aquarius pet. It will be best to encourage their natural slow pace. Your furry friend is very intelligent and intuitive: he or she will pick up your energy, which is why you are never interrupted during your favorite show. Snuggling is on the menu this month.  Scheduling a pet play day would make your four-legged comrade quite happy, followed by alone time, followed by a full-body massage.


PISCES  Feb 19 – March 20 Water

The Piscean pet is ruled by emotion and a magical sensitivity. The main feeling through April is confusion mixed with concern. Animals in the sign of Pisces are inherently sweet and need a peaceful atmosphere (they get stressed easily). Yours will find spending time home with you soothing. Treat your pet (and yourself) to spa treatments: Taking long baths would be comforting, and you can guarantee that your Piscean (sign of the fish) will join you. Cleanse with Lather + Bathe for yourself and your pet. This month enjoy each other’s company and the ebb and flow of moods.









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