By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, April 2003


Animal lovers say that pets make better friends than people. Pet intelligence enables the animal to be completely honest and guileless, hence more trustworthy than their human counterparts. Animals love unconditionally, a great spiritual teaching for the people who have the responsibility and privilege of caring for them. If one treats an animal respectfully, that person is much more likely to treat people well.

The “6th house” of the astrological birth chart indicates the native’s connection with small animals; the “12th house” governs large animals – signs and planets there show pet preferences.

ARIES or Mars loves an enthusiastic, spontaneous and playful pet – usually dogs or other bright creatures, such as monkeys and other loud communicators.

TAURUS or Venus is tactile, and wants to pet a warm, soft, furry kitty, whose purring is the most beautiful music in the world. Colors may be part of pet choice.

GEMINI or Mercury likes pairs of pets, like twin lovebirds or parrots who imitate human languages.

CANCER or the moon wants emotional bonding with its pets. It’s also inclined to breed them.

LEO or the sun wants a larger-than-life domestic pet, not just a Great Dane, but a lion or some other showy atypical pet.

VIRGO wants a clean, calm, orderly, intelligent pet. It enjoys serving the needs of the pet with great consideration, especially responsible about the animal’s medical requirements.

LIBRA wants a beautiful animal, well-behaved, well-groomed, quiet and unobtrusive. Often it will “show” its pets at competitions.

SCORPIO or Pluto appreciates reptiles, especially snakes, whose stealthiness and mystery are fascinating.

SAGITTARIUS or Jupiter, being 1/2 human, 1/2 horse loves the equine world. They share a wonderful telepathic bond.

CAPRICORN or Saturn likes older animals who are sedate, often with a proven blood-line or prestigious pedigree.

AQUARIUS or Uranus wants unusual exotic pets, often birds. It may have a menagerie of diverse animals, rarely just one. In fact, in England there is reputedly a law that pet owners must have at least 2 of a species or it is considered animal cruelty.

PISCES or Neptune: Whether it’s a magnificent steed or an elephant, the psychic attunement to the animal’s perspective doesn’t reduce the pet to being a satellite around the person.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at

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