Posted on May 03 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 

Like humans, your Aries pet is strong-willed, but their fiery, loving spirits shine through. A sense of wandering and surprise emerges. Perhaps explore a different park or path with your four-legged companion. His or her adventuresome spirit will lift yours. Chase squirrels together and have fun. Your furry daredevil’s optimism is there for you to share—and tails will wag. Horseplay (or petplay?), whooping it up, and fetching are the themes this month.


TAURUS  Apr 20 – May 20 Earth

On May 13th, Venus, which is the ruler of Taurus, stations retrograde in Gemini. Your four-legged loving companion will most likely experience more headstrong tendencies. The easiest approach will be to go with the flow. Indulge in doing one thing at a time and being present—fully. Your Taurus pet’s characteristics include love, beauty, and gentleness. Bask in their energy, rub their belly, and meditate together. This month, focus on feeling grounded and at peace.


GEMINI  May 21 – June 20 Air

May will bring out your Gemini’s great charming energy, which is contagious. Spending time together brings joy to you both. A bit of curiosity mixed with excitability will dominate. Exercise is recommended. Your furry companion really likes to entertain you. This fun-loving pet would enjoy as many toys as possible. Gemini is the first of the air signs and represents the breeze that prepares us for a new season. Diversity and playfulness are May’s themes.


CANCER  June 21 – July 22 Water

Your Cancer pet is feeling deeply all the emotions and energy surrounding us. The full Moon (Cancer is ruled by the Moon) on May 7th will amplify his or her empathy. Your furry companion will want to nurture whomever is closest to him or her. Perhaps reading to your four-legged pet will bring comfort. Be careful—your Cancer pet will want to eat, more as a gesture of consolation. Affection and caring are the focus this month.


LEO  July 23 – Aug 22 Fire

Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is in Taurus. Adore them and make them feel every part as special as they are—calm but watchful. Frequent grooming and attention will provide the bond they need to feel important. Their goofiness will be magnified in May—expect antics like tail chasing and/or expressive howling sessions. They are quite comfortable lying around soaking up the sunshine, so give them plenty of time to do so. They need to be an integral part of your family where they are given the respect they deserve. Shining through and a big heart are your Leo’s May themes.


VIRGO  Aug 23 – Sept 22 Earth

The sign of Virgo is ruled by Mercury which is in the sign of Taurus this month. Your furry friend will relish routine and will promptly remind you that it is time for a walk, food, or grooming (their favorite routine of all). They truly want to please you and your family (their herd). They are the perfect social-distancing pet—wanting their family near and strangers at least 10 feet away. Your four-legged mate is discerning and intelligent. Your job is to appreciate him or her with healthy food and skin-care products and plenty of belly rubs. Focus on being calm and mellow this month.


LIBRA  Sept 23 – Oct 22 Air

Venus, which rules Libra, is in Gemini this month. Your Libra pet will feel a bit restless. They will follow you around and want to sleep near you more than usual. May will bring out the waggishness in your furry companion. Playtime will be highly welcomed. He or she will enjoy outsmarting you and will make up clever games—of course the rules will suit your Libra. One way you can show your gratitude for his or her cleverness? A new collar (a flashing rhinestone would be recommended). Your four-legged friend’s focus this month is balance and loving.


SCORPIO  Oct 23 – Nov 21 Water

Scorpio is the second water sign and rules the will. Scorpios are by far the strongest members of the zodiac. Your furry companion is willful, stubborn, and intelligent. May will also bring out a mischievous side, though. The planet Pluto rules Scorpio, and it is in its annual five-month retrograde, backing through Capricorn. If you think your cunning Scorpio understands human language, you are right. They will respond with utter bliss to music: Break out the guitar and watch as he or she will purr or howl along with you. Enjoy your Scorpio’s company this month, because they live for your acceptance.  


SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22 – Dec 21 Fire

This month starts with a big rush, as Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) is squaring Mars and Uranus. Your furry companion’s playfulness and adventuresome spirit will be alive and well. A walk in the park or a hike in the woods would bring absolute pleasure to your Sag. As they usually go with the flow, your four-legged friend will prefer that you take his or her lead on the trail. You may finish a bit disheveled but unscathed. Play Frisbee or throw a ball to delight your Sag. Physical affection is the language of your pet: Roll together on the floor or ground, as petting and belly rubs are the themes this month.


CAPRICORN  Dec 22 – Jan 19 Earth

Saturn (the ruler of Capricorn) retrogrades Aquarius—and your pet wants something to do. Your furry companion thrives on working and will throw themselves into it with much gusto and resolve. Behind this resolve is knowing that there is a reward. He or she plans every move: “If I do this, then I will receive a treat. If I continue to do the same thing, I will receive another treat or more. Then I can stash them away so if I ever get hungry….” A game of fetch will make your wonderful Cap pet joyous (as indicated by the open mouth and swishing tail). May brings playfulness and affection.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20 – Feb 18 Air

This month, Saturn and Jupiter are well positioned to bring a calmness and peacefulness to your Aquarian pet. Their strengths are their determination, sociability, and loving personalities. Your furry companion is also quite quirky and curious, which results in hilarious outcomes. As the water bearer, your four-legged friend has a real talent for getting wet. Perhaps drying your Aquarian with a towel that is vibrant electric blue (their favorite color) would bring extra tail wagging. Fussing and delight are the topics this month.


PISCES  Feb 19 – March 20 Water

Their ruling planet Jupiter retrogrades Capricorn this month, which reveals his or her warrior inclinations. Your Piscean wants to be of service: Receive their unlimited affection and in return offer some scratching behind the ears and belly rubs to create a magical moment. Your furry companion communicates with their eyes. Having a staring contest? Your Piscean will win. Your four-legged friend may experience some disorientation. Be supportive and understanding if accidents occur. This month, gentleness and comfort are forefront.








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