by Stacia Secreriat
Spring is officially here, and your cats and dogs have a happy spring in their step as well. The flora and fauna are coming back to life, and your pet is ready to indulge in everything the warmer season has to offer. Taurus is the sign of loyal stability, deepening relationships and sensual beauty. This is the season for luxuriating in your most comfortable habits, increased physical affection with your fur baby, and reinforcing your routines.
The Taurus season sun (from April 21 to May 20) will be joined by two other planets this month, lending their lush and lazy traits of the bull to the mix. Mercury, the messenger planet of detailed communication, will be in Taurus from April 20 to May 4, making your pet vocally expressive with their love. And Venus, the planet of beauty, relationships and love, comes back to its home sign of Taurus April 15 to May 10 for deepening strong bonds with your pet. Lastly, the planet of passion and aggression, Mars, will be in cozy, passive-aggressive Cancer starting April 24 through June 11. This means your pets will be extra protective of their home turf and fiercely demanding of their snuggle time.
What Taurus Season Means for Your Dog or Cat
The energy of April 20 to May 20 is full of new beginnings and increased appreciation for life’s beauty. It’s a relaxing and steady vibe, before a lot of activity kicks off next month once the sun enters Gemini on May 21. Taurus season is a month to prioritize delicious foods, beautifying your pet’s coat and taking things slow. In astrology, Taurus rules the mouth, jaw and neck, making this a month for treats and inappropriate chewing. Knowing this info ahead of time makes it easier to know what to expect and help you prepare.
How To Interpret Your Taurus Season Pet Horoscopes
What exactly are pet horoscopes? They’re a look at your canine or feline’s energy, attitudes and tendencies over the upcoming month. These are written based on your animal’s sun sign, which is the sign that rules the month they were born. Read below for your pet horoscopes based on their birthday and the zodiac sign of that month. Have a rescue pup and not sure what their birthday is? This post can help you figure it out based on their personality traits.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If there’s one season that can calm your energetic cat or dog, Taurus season is it. This month your cat or dog shifts into a lower gear, and their ruling planet gets cozy and snuggly. This may be a departure from your pet’s typical peppy style, so don’t be alarmed. This month is all about solidifying your home routines and giving positive reinforcement for behavior with extra affection and treats.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Happy birthday month to your furry best friend! This is the month to show your cat or dog how much you value them with their favorite foods and activities. Your lovably stubborn pet is going to dig in their heels this month, so try and go their speed instead of shaking up their routines. You may notice an increased demand for pats, naps and food, bordering on gluttonous. Find a balance between mild indulgence and succumbing to all of their adorable begging techniques.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Watch for your animal to get a little more vocally expressive starting May 5, when the communication planet Mercury enters their sign of Gemini. If your pet is typically scatterbrained, you may notice a shift in energy that helps them calm down and relax into comfortable routines. Capitalize on this energy shift by reinforcing good habits while gently nudging them away from any destructive tendencies. This is a lower energy month that’s fantastic for training and using treats for motivation.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Watch for your sweet snuggle bug to demand more quality time together and even get feisty in their requests for cuddles. Mars, the planet of desire, is in Cancer April 24 to June 11, highlighting your pet’s homebody tendencies. Your dog may get more protective of the family, and your cat may become territorial over their preferred napping spots. This is a great time to use positive reinforcement for tendencies you want to maintain and for showing your best fur friend who’s your number one companion — them of course!
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Demonstrative cuddles and overt displays of affection are the themes of this month for your pet. Get ready to be an audience for your dog’s most adorable tricks, and be prepared to dole out the “good boy” praise more often than usual. Your regal Leo is ready to be adored as the king of their castle, as Taurus season turns their focus to home and family life. Pride of the pack is at a peak this month, so plan a few leisurely strolls together at the park where your dog can be admired while stopping to smell the flowers.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Your sometimes shy best friend gets a dose of comfort and relaxation this month, as stable Taurus vibes support their practical Earth-sign tendencies. Rearranging physical space to better suit your pet’s needs or introducing a new favorite toy are tangible ways to harness this energy. This is a perfect month for breaking nervous habits and accidents by introducing sustainable alternatives. Downtime, rest and relaxation are also high on the agenda this month.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Spruce up your home hangout spots, wash your pet’s bed and indulge your furry friend’s refined tastes this month. Your cat or dog will want to be right by your side this Taurus season and expects a level of beautification to their daily routines. Whether it’s a new fancy type of food or simply rearranging your space to give more options for napping, your animal reminds you that they deserve the best. This is a month to show devotion to your pet by prioritizing them in some tangible way.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Your typically elusive and independent fur friend gets up close and personal this month, as the planets encourage them out of their shell and into your lap. This month the planets light up your pet’s opposite sign, highlighting their partnership with you and the connection you both have. Encourage them to join you for TV time, afternoon naps or any cozy home routines. This month your pet may be slower to wake and quicker to bed, so give them lots of warm spots to satisfy their urge for sleep.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Your rambunctious pup or spry kitten gets curious about their home turf this month. Expect some shenanigans around the house as your pet expands its horizons into new nooks and crannies around the house. This is a good month for keeping a tight lid on the garbage can and other places your cat or dog may seek out mischief. Healthy playtime distractions and new games you invent together have extra appeal this month. All your animal is asking for is extra attention from you and a perhaps little something new to keep their chewy mouth occupied.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your industrious pet is on a mission this month to show their appreciation for you as well as prove their value. Get ready for performative tricks, retrieving items and other activities that remind you what a good boy or girl you have. If your pet doesn’t receive enough validation for their efforts this month, things may take a turn toward dramatics or acting out. Be prepared to reinforce good behaviors while also reminding them of the rules of the house.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Your dog or cat may be typically independent, but this month they allow you into their routines. This is a wonderful month for teaching and training your autonomous little friend on the types of habits that you wish to reinforce for the long term. Start a new training program or go back to the basics of your house rules for a refresher on expected behaviors. This month your pet has an extra appreciation for learning from you and picking up healthier habits.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Make time for extra snuggle piles and lavish petting sessions this month. Your pet is attuned to your stress levels and needs, and this is a month for appreciating the comfort they bring to your life. Reward your animal for their devoted service by giving them a new snack to try or prioritizing daily cuddle time. You might expect some clingy behavior starting April 24, so make your best effort to let your friend know you’ll be there for them no matter what.
Spend Quality Time With Your Pet This Taurus Season
Enjoy the easy pace, luxurious snuggles and quality nap time with your pet this month. Next month the energy speeds up, and you’ll be glad you took the time to relax with your furry best friend.
Stacia is a full-time professional astrologer and self-described “soul cheerleader.” She presides as president of the Oregon Astrological Association and teaches at the Portland School of Astrology. She has a regular schedule of client sessions and writes horoscopes and other astro content for several diverse publications. Stacia's main astrological focus is on the moon and using astrology for self-care. She is also a trained energy healer and has completed two years of study in chakra energy clearing, manifestation and clairvoyance. You can find her at https://moondeepastrology.com/.