What's The Best Pet For Your Sun Sign?

If you're considering getting a pet or expanding your animal family, learn what your Sun sign suggests is the best choice for you! Certain Sun signs are well suited for sharing their home with an animal; others, less so.

Traditionally, Aries, Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius, and Capricorn are each linked to animals. It's no surprise, then, that these zodiac signs are collectively known as the "signs of the beasts"! If you're one of these signs, you'll flourish living with a pet, especially a four-legged kind such as a cat or dog.

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, and Virgo are known for the emphasis they place on humanity, so if you're one of these signs, it's highly likely that human contact is more important to you than pet company most of the time.

Talking birds can be a great fit, especially for Air signs Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. Earth sign Virgo, meanwhile, adores animals that are tidy and low-maintenance, making fish or certain breeds of cats (particularly short-hair types) ideal pets to own!

Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces are often the most nurturing signs of the zodiac, so pets that require more care or come from a troubled background are sure to be lovingly cared for by these folks. They would do well with a rescue pet or an animal with a disability.

Related: Pet Zodiac Signs - Pet zodiac signs and traits might give you some insights into their behaviors ~ good or bad.

Keep in mind we are referring to SUN SIGNS only, which is the strongest influence in a persons life. People have many attributes making up the "total you".

What sign the "moon" is in at birth represents emotions - Venus represents love and friendships in our lives, and so on. Each of these planets are in a different "sign" when we're born, which very simply put, makes up a person or pets "chart", which if read by a knowledgeable person in astrology, can just about read all about you....so to speak.

The following chart is a general guide to ones "characteristics" and which pet would be right for that sign.

Zodiac SignSymbolDateQuick Characteristics and
What Pet is Best for Your Sign
March 21 -
April 19
Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious

You like to exercise, so a dog is always a good choice. You're better off to keep the dog a smaller breed though, as you are never at home. You also would do well with a bird.
April 20 -
May 20
Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience

Any type of dog suits you, but ones that are calm and like to lie around and watch TV with the family are the best. You also get along very well with cats as they are gentle.
May 21 -
June 20
Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable

You love having a constant companion so a lap dog is the best choice for you. You need a pet you can travel with. Many Gemini's have pets in pairs. They often have two dogs or two cats so they can keep each other company.
June 21 -
July 22
Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective

You do well with small furry creatures including hamsters, gerbils, kittens, and ferrets. You're also a lover of fish, because you are a water sign.
July 23 -
August 22
Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative

You are the perfect sign for a cat as you enjoy the independence and charm of a feline in your home.
August 23 -
September 22
Analyzing, Practical, Reflective,
Observation, Thoughtful

You are not that fond of pets in general as they tend to mess up the house. You would do well with a cat that can take care of itself. Exotic pets are not for you!
September 23 -
October 22
Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty

You are a friendly, gentle person so you really prefer a dog over a cat. Walking dogs in the park is a great way to meet new people too!

October 23 - November 21Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding

You are one of the few signs that loves a snake, turtle or reptile for a pet. You also have a way with cats, as to you the symbolize sensuality and the occult.
November 22 - December 21Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism

You are not a pet lover as a rule as you like to travel and be free of responsibility. You do well with low maintenance pets like fish or tortoises.Some Archers are great equestrians and own not just one but several horses.

December 22 -
January 19
Determination,Dominance, Persevering, Practical, Willful

Generally, you are not that fond of pets as they tend to mess up your lifestyle. You prefer a big dog that stays outdoors. You are very good at running a farm if you are so inclined.

January 20 -
February 18
Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous

You do not like to keep pets in general, but you are fascinated by creatures of the air. Birds and bugs are your best choices for a pet.

February 19 -
March 20
Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive

You like calm animals so you prefer a cat over a dog. You are also a major water sign so fish, especially Koi fish, are not a bad choice for your sign.