No. Horoscopes are only for creatures that play around on those squeeky little wheels of cause and effect, aka karma, and for that you need free will. Basically, just us humans.
In part 1, we learned that knowing your pet’s date of birth is sufficient to get a useful personality profile so that your pet’s lifestyle is as compatible with its disposition as possible.
It’s just energy
Everyone born on a certain day, at specific times, in specific locations, will be under the same relative natal influences based on the position of the Zodiac on that particular day, at relative times, in relative locations.
Birth charts must be erected using a birth time accurate within four minutes. This is the ‘science’ part of astrology; divination is the ‘art’ part.
We are all affected, to varying degrees, on a day-to-day basis, by the transiting aspects of the planetary bodies.
No, this does not mean that Mercury retrograde loses luggage, messes with computers or causes miscommunicados. The devil doesn’t make us perform our mistakes (sins) any more than our stars do.
We do this all by ourselves; us, our free will, and all the gadgets and contraptions our genuinely brilliant minds have developed.
Like John Lennon said, “I’ll tell you what’s wrong with the world – people, so do you want to destroy them?”
All creatures great and small
All creatures born at a particular place, at a particular time, will have similar personality structures and patterns, based on zodiacal influences. The rain falls on everyone, saint and sinner.
How this effect is handled is where we all turn off onto our own existential journeys:
Animals, to group will, and those assortments of instinctual and domesticated behaviors, and, if they’re lucky, being wild and roaming free!
Humans, armed with free will, turn off to roam about the planet balancing the karmic debts we’ve attracted, supposedly more civilized than our wilder brethren, but the jury’s still out on whether we roam free or not!
This is where horoscopes are handy. They’re like maps for the soul. They eliminate a lot of free will mishaps because they indicate where we said we wanted to go; our reality will tell us whether or not we are there.
Wild animals may also express the astrological characteristics of the Sun sign they were born under; it stands to reason….I just haven’t had the pleasure of the company of enough wild animals to observe their patterns and behaviors.
Well, there was this one chinchilla and a rosy boa in high school, but their birth data was unknown.
The boa used to slither herself through my hoop earrings. R.O.P. (Regional Occupational Programs) of Orange County, saved my high school years and my academic record up to that point, through an Animal Care program I was encouraged to attend after having ditched my way out of 10th grade.
What can your pet’s horoscope tell you?
Very little about your pet, but lots about a person with free will born with the same birth data as your beloved pet pal.
Against my better judgment, I briefly scanned the Internet for sites offering horoscopes for pets. Are you kidding me with this?
It’s bad enough that we read our own astrological forecasts.
Knowing our pet’s Sun sign is sufficient to understand our furry friend’s personality, quirks, tendencies and basic disposition.
For thumb owner’s only
By the grace of God, there’s no karma for animals to balance – yet.
The animals better watch it, though, radar detects that they’re getting a little too close to us humans and perhaps are already in the karmic danger zone; now they get our diseases!
Appearing in no particular order:
Lucy Marshmallow aka Lulu (October 15, 2001- September 13, 2011): Female, Libran, German Shepherd. Tense, attentive, over-zealous, especially in ‘work,’ enthusiastic, bossy, impatient. She was a very attractive and pleasant looking animal – Venus: beauty. Overall, her personality characteristics seemed Libran.
Cube (April 21, 2011 – still very delightfully present!): Male, Taurean, Lab/Husky. Calm, patient, very physical, affectionate, easy-going, sweet – very gentle when he’s not clumsy, but a total bull in a china closet when his over-sized puppy feet get the best of him.
CooToo (April 30, 2006 – extremely present): Male, Taurean, feline. In our world, this cat is notorious. My ex once said that we should make a recording that shouts, “CooToo, stop!” about every seventeen minutes.
He’s just a very high maintenance animal. He gets into a lot of mischief; he explores constantly; I’m actually reluctant to leave him home alone for too long unsupervised.
I have come home to dozens of conundrums with this animal; he’s been kicked out of three homes for misbehavior…very high maintenance. Taurus (my karmic nemisis)….hmmm. Really, he makes Dennis the Menace look like Opie.
Corky (August 1997 – present): A Leo cat – the one trapped under the paisano chair in the slideshow.
He’s very regal and royal looking with his fluffy robe of white mane on top of long peach fur. Nick name: “Thug Muffin;” he can be a bit onery. Very prideful; displays of tantrums. Very Leo.
Pixi (August 2005 – present, but probably hiding): Female, Leo, Cat. Totally considers herself royalty and above those around her. She and the other Leo have the least amount of friends in the household…they’re too cranky.
Pixi is very awkward with her relating skills and affectionate behaviors, similar to a masculine Sun sign woman…interesting. Playful and affectionate on her terms.
Simbia (May 2009 – present): All masculine energy – Gemini. Loves to cuddle for brief periods. Playful. Very physical and sensual – he loves mouths, and smelling and licking people – Gemini rules the five senses.
Clarise (February 4, 2008 – present): Female, Aquarian, Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. “Don’t touch me!” Intolerant, growly in a controlled manner when you’re doing something she doesn’t like….real back talker; but, all talk, very sweet inside. Total Aquarian.
Chara (December 28, ? – 2006): Capricorn, female, German Shepherd. Lead dog, calm, over-exerted her authority a few times; gentle, patient – my toddler daughter would literally climb all over that dog and she would just calmly lay there. Very Capricorn.
Moose (November 1966 – 1976): Male, Scorpio, German Shepherd. Calm serious, quiet, dark eyes, healing presence, misunderstood, intense…total Scorpio.
For animal owners, every day is Love Your Pet Day!
Big thumbs up to current trends in retailers, such as our local Petco and Home Depot, that allow our leashed companions to accompany us into their stores! Keeps our faithful friends out of super hot, super cold, or under-ventilated cars!
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