Posted on September 02 2020

by Karen McInerney
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Pets teach us about being better human beings. Best friend, companion, and beloved family member―there is no love more unconditional than the love of a pet, and this pure, unfaltering devotion should remind us to show the same love to the people in our lives.

Watching our pets, we are reminded of the importance of celebrating life. Their lives are an endless celebration: They rejoice in everything they find and do! Follow our pets’ example, and never take yourself too seriously. Always take pleasure in the moment.


September opens with a Full Moon in whimsical Pisces. Compassion rules and encourages giving and receiving kindness. On the 6th, Venus moves into Leo: Warmth, generosity, and pleasure all become main areas of focus. You’ll find greater joy by spending time walking and playing with your shadow faithfully by your side. Mars turns retrograde in its home sign of Aries from the 9th to the 13th. You may experience frustration, but do your best to accept and take advantage of the situation. Lean into the cosmic time-out and slow down. Thankfully, the New Moon in Virgo arrives on the 17th and highlights efficiency, productivity, and positive energy.


ARIES  Mar 21 – Apr 19 Fire 

Your Aries pet is fire, action, and passion, and wants to make things happen. So when ruling planet Mars turns retrograde in Aries on the 9th, your furry friend will be a bit confused. A creative and playful outlet for this disorientation may be an exercise in paw-painting. Here’s how it goes: Place dishes of paint (suggest watercolors) on the floor for your pet to dip their paw in and then walk on paper/canvas/cloth, creating a paw-pop-art movement (think Rauschenberg). Feel free to add human details, and allow magic to happen. On the 13th, your four-legged artist gets their spark back. 


TAURUS  Apr 20 – May 20 Earth

The Sun is in the 5th house of Taurus’s solar chart, and their ruling planet, Venus, moves into lighthearted Leo, emphasizing surprising spontaneity. As usual, your furry companion has an appetite that may include catching sparrows. Be wise with how you spend your time with your pet this month. Your Taurus is a big softy with the kindest nature and delights in luxury—this is a good month to provide ample lap-time-pampering. Saturn’s placement may bring out more deep breathing and purrs than usual—all the more for you to delight in.

 GEMINI  May 21 – June 20 Air

September opens up on the 2nd, with an emotional Full Moon. This is followed by chatty Mercury, and Gemini’s ruling planet moves into Libra on the 5th. Your Gemini will respond by having a whole range of expressive noises and grunts. This is a month to record video(s)—your furry companion secretly wants to be a YouTube sensation with their own channel. Your pet is most likely studying to imitate you: Don’t be surprised if you hear a sound that might just be “hi” when you come home. Your charmer also knows how to listen. Watch their ears. And oh, by the way, your four-legged confidant knows how to laugh.  


CANCER  June 21 – July 22 Water

Saturn’s “Who am I?” transit of the Cancer’s Sun sign gets an energetic and creative bounce from the Sun, Mars, and Jupiter moving through the third house. Your furry partner will most likely be a bit less timid. Deepen your relationship by playing Frisbee together or teach your lovebug a new trick. September is a month of pampering and cuddling. Consider buying a memory-foam pet bed or special treats. Compliments and luxury are the focus this month.


LEO  July 23 – Aug 22 Fire

Venus moves through Leo on September 6th, and your adoring pet will express their love as though they are partners with your soul. If you thought March brought an abundance of love and charm, just wait and see what September brings! Love will be pouring out of them. A crown would be an appropriate accessory as you strut with your Leo in pure joy. Your four-legged noble poser makes his or her own sunshine: Soak it in, and perhaps put a little swagger in your own walk.


VIRGO  Aug 23 – Sept 22 Earth

Happy birthday, Virgo! Welcome to your new year! Human: Meet your new personal trainer. Your furry partner instinctively knows that fitness equals happiness. Long walks are their idea of perfect happiness, not only because of the exercise but also for the joy that comes from detailed sniffing of cross-sections of trees and tiny crevices in walls. Virgo rules the small stuff. Keep to a routine. Your pet operates like a little alarm clock—especially when it involves walks and food. They will want to express their creative side this month.


LIBRA  Sept 23 – Oct 22 Air

Libras will experience a burst of energy with the Full Moon on the 2nd and Mars turning retrograde on the 9th. A purrfect play date and chasing each other would reinforce bonding, which increases oxytocin for both of you. Oxytocin is responsible for feelings of delight and love. By the way, your bundle-of-fur likes seeing himself in a heart-shaped photo frame. Humor him. This month, focus on empowering your sensitive and social furry companion, who needs to feel safe and secure. Avoid stressful situations or environments that overwhelm. A good roll in something horrible is a Libra’s version of Chanel. You do not have to roll with them, but lots of laughing will stir up more oxytocin.


SCORPIO  Oct 23 – Nov 21 Water

Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, and Mercury switch from retrograde to direct motion. Your four-legged companion is primed to learn new tricks (perhaps how to put her toys away). Expect to receive obsessive affection. They are already madly in love with you, and that may extend, this month, to other pets or even toys. You furry mate is intense, thrives on challenges, and is goal-oriented. They may be contemplating starting a blog on how to train humans. They see bones, toys, and treats as currency, they and have their own version of Wall Street going on at home or in the local park. They’re players.


SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22 – Dec 21 Fire

Your Sag lives for adventure: Fire up the fun! Free as a bird, with energy to spare—untethered, please. And oh, how she loves to perform. Their unique personality and amusing stunts will constantly entertain you—they know what prank will delight you the most. Your furry companion can turn the crankiest of souls into mush. The Full Moon on the 2nd may make your Sag quite sensitive to slights to their character. This month, take your pal on a “sniffari”: Plan a trip to a new trail. Give her time to smell everything and choose which direction to take. Have treats to reinforce the sniffing adventure. You may even find yourself feeling less stress as well, just being in the moment, on a trail, spending time with your pet.


CAPRICORN  Dec 22 – Jan 19 Earth

The Moon in fiery Aries provides confidence at the beginning of the month, pulling your Cap out of the disorienting effects of Mercury, Uranus, and Neptune retrograde. They are the “Climbers” and will manage to outrank other pets (size does not matter) with their crafty moves. Ambitious. Your furry companion respects humans (their paws salute you) and wants to know how this “being human” thing works. Venus enters your four-legged mate’s eighth house on the 28th. He will be focusing on wanting to please you. Playtime, belly rubs, and treats will confirm your feelings of affection. Their favorite place is being as high on a mountain as possible, looking down at the action below—their version of being boss in some corporate skyscraper.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20 – Feb 18 Air

Up and down is the rhythm this month for the Aquarian. Venus transits Cancer on the first. Soon afterwards, Mercury and the Sun will both transit into Virgo. One day you will have a curious and thoughtful pet, the next day one who’s stubborn and independent. Go with the flow, play some music, sing, and allow her sense of humor to rise to the occasion. Your quirky companion loves a party, so plan a treat-filled one—please include party hats. A run (albeit somewhat erratic) with the pack at the park will bring much joy. Your Aquarian is gentle but also has a powerful presence and doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. Rub noses, and keep the conversation going.


PISCES  Feb 19 – March 20 Water

September will be a favorable month for the Piscean. Health, exercise, and grooming are at the forefront. Exercise is not one of your pet’s favorite things to do—but once out at the park or, better yet, the seashore, they will be filled with gratitude, and their good nature and humor will shine. They want fantasy. Your furry companion is very intuitive and believes in extra-terrestrial beings and fairies. Dreams are real to them. They can read your mind, so make sure your thoughts include them. Pisceans are capable of spiritually bonding and want to serve you and love you, no matter what. Your pet will be delighted by playing tug-of-war with a sock and dancing to “Hound Dog’—bring on buckets of shared oxytocin.

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