Posted on July 23 2020

by Karen McInerney
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Pet relationships are important. Enrich yours by setting aside ample time to spend with your furry friend. Alone time. Social-distancing time with others. Just include your pet in your activities. When you walk your four-legged companion, notice how he is all eyes and ears and full of excitement. Take delight in watching your pet pursue a squirrel or follow the scent of a groundhog, gently nose a butterfly on a lily, or take in the surrounding sensations. Pets love to have fun. And nothing could be more fun or worthwhile than sharing the simple joys of life with your pet, which introduces you to a renewed perspective on life. Ah, the simple life . . . It’s good.

July: Strong, energetic activity continues with a bit more punch. A lot of astro-weather conditions are all piled on top of each other. This month brings the third eclipse (of three in this cycle) plus the Venus retrograde post-shadow period, which lasts until the very end of July 2020. And there’s also Mercury retrograde June 17 to July 12 (with the pre-shadow transit starting June 2 and running after its direct movement on July 12 through July 31), plus lots of emotional water energies combined with the drive for forward movement from Venus and Mars in Air and Fire, respectively. It will be an action-packed month.

We will need our pets.


ARIES  Mar 21 – Apr 19 Fire 

Of all the signs in the zodiac, Aries pets will be quieter than usual. So, you’ll have a break from their desire to make their mark upon the world and to dominate every pet and person in the neighborhood or household. Quieter nature does not mean dull, however. Your furry companion will entertain you with exuberance and buckets of character. Notice how endearing your pet is and laugh. Forget about chores or work for a while and play intentionally. Adventure and wit predominate this month.


TAURUS  Apr 20 – May 20 Earth

July will give your furry companion additional get-up-and-go, along with enthusiasm and abundant energy to spend time with you, friends, and family.
On the outside, your Taurus pet: I’m fine. Everything is fine. Life is fine. Taurus on the inside: anxious, because sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. Make sure your pet has a comfy spot to hang out in. Your friend is focused, diligent, and stable, and when it comes to hard work, they never hesitate to get their paws dirty. Your pet is very grounding, which you will depend upon in July.


GEMINI  May 21 – June 20 Air

Ah! The Gemini pet: the gentle soul in smarty-pants. Tricks, tricks, and more tricks, please. Your furry being will thrive the more tricks you can teach, which will be a welcome distraction this month. Express appreciation by having a conversation or listening to classical music while belly rubbing. Switch up their routine as much as possible, and you will see a happy pet. Provide as much space or wing span as possible for your Gemini. Being attracted to gossip is the Gemini’s “thing” this month. Speaking of being nosy: Do enjoy and acknowledge the awesome nose art on your windows.


CANCER  June 21 – July 22 Water

Vulnerability and temperamental behavior dominate in July. But—it’s complicated. No sign is better at talking themselves into a bad mood than a Cancer. Yet, one of the things a Cancer pet hates most is the pessimism they’re often prone to. Your furry friend has a hard time getting out of their own way. That’s why they do not like being alone (consider dogtv.com if you are leaving your pet alone for a while; happy pet leads to happy human). The relationship with you is the highest priority. Your cold-nosed companion is shy when confronted with strangers (forget about crowds). This month, plan a few lake or ocean dates. The soothing sound of the waves lapping will be encouraging.


LEO  July 23 – Aug 22 Fire

Leos know (not just think) they have power, but they also know that with that power comes great responsibility. That said, if your furry companion feels his authority challenged, they could be hard-nosed. Leos do not like taking orders, so yours won’t necessarily be great at learning tricks—unless you can convince your Leo that the tricks will impress a whole room. Like the sun that rules them, your four-legged companion knows they are the center of the universe. Your pet never likes to do something just for the sake of doing something: Everything they do has to have a clear return. Relish in their strength and fierce protection this month. Throw a party for your Leo (party hats included) to communicate your appreciation.


VIRGO  Aug 23 – Sept 22 Earth

Your grounded Virgo is a beacon of brilliance and quite comfortable in their skin. They are also incredibly kind and understand the mechanisms behind emotions, which makes them empathetic. Trust is a big factor this month. One-on-one time with you will be comforting (for both of you). The Virgo pet is a planner: Surprises are not appreciated. Spend time getting to know how his wonderful mind works. The stronger your relationship with your elegant furry friend, the easier it is to give you and him great joy. Virgo is associated with the planet Mercury that goes direct in Cancer. Your Virgo’s already acute intuitive nature will be heightened.


LIBRA  Sept 23 – Oct 22 Air

In July, the planet Venus (Libra’s ruling planet) is in airy Gemini and clashes with Neptune, who will be in illusive and dreamy Pisces. Your sensitive Libra pet will experience confusion and will need more reassurance than usual. Decompress together by taking “us” days: lounging (your furry friend’s favorite thing to do), car rides (next favorite), walks (will need some coaxing), belly rubs (anytime), and treats (yes, please). This month, reinforce your Libra’s attention span by using olfaction-based activities to keep her mentally stimulated while promoting well-being. Happiness and harmony are July’s topics. And happiness—bless it—is catching.


SCORPIO  Oct 23 – Nov 21 Water

The Sun will roll through the 9th house this month, activating your Scorpio’s sense of adventure. Most of the time, your furry one knows what she wants and is very sure about her behavior. The added ingredient to this self-confidence is persistence. Your friend never quits, and she takes you along for the ride. This month, her intelligence is intensified, contributing to nearly any conversation or task, from leashes to treats. Your Scorpio pet views obstacles as challenges and loves coming up with long-term solutions to better their life (and consequently those of the people around them). It is important to reinforce calmness this month.


SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22 – Dec 21 Fire

Most likely you have caught your Sagittarius staring at himself in the mirror. They make easy, fast friends and like putting on a show, believing that what you see is what you get, and there’s no point in beating around the bush. Your furry Sag does not lose sleep at night wondering if you like them.
This month, Jupiter joins Pluto, which will bring calmness, independence, and self-confidence. Your four-legged outspoken companion can make anyone laugh and will freely express their opinion. Enjoy your Sag pet! Buoyant and upbeat are at the forefront this month.


CAPRICORN  Dec 22 – Jan 19 Earth

At their best, your Capricorn pet understands life is a process and is willing to be painstakingly practical to ensure each day is as productive as possible. Your furry one enjoys tasks and relishes tricks, and has a gentle curiosity. On July 5th, the full Moon in Capricorn, lunar eclipse, will emphasize their hardworking characteristics. Provide plenty of praise, belly rubbing, petting, and treats. Your four-legged friend will require buckets of validation. This month it is all about relationships—with you and your family (your pet’s pack).

AQUARIUS  Jan 20 – Feb 18 Air

July’s planetary activity and eclipses will highlight the Aquarian intellect. Your furry best friend has a powerful presence—that is, if the situation and the energy surrounding them encourage best paw forward. A happy Aquarian is an engaged Aquarian: Boredom does not go well. Your four-legged companion is acutely aware of how much freedom he has in any situation. Feeling constrained is right up there with feeling bored. Playing tug-of-war or fetch will bring generous happy tail-wagging. Balancing alone time with social time is important this month.


PISCES  Feb 19 – March 20 Water

Sensitive Piscean will adapt to any just about any situation and be genuinely open and concerned about your actions and reactions this month. These selfless souls don’t judge and are incredibly tolerant, understanding that every human and pet moves at their own pace. Your furry one may have the propensity towards self-pity. You will most likely know when this emotion arises, and a good scratch behind the ear or other loving (and distracting) gesture would be the spoonful of medicine. Spend time together and just be with your Piscean pet’s essence (their innermost core). Thinking may subside for a moment, and you may be gifted with stillness.

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