Aries: The Stray Cat
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
A temperamental and active creature, the Aries Cat is the most exasperating of the Zodiac, whose impact is formidable as he or she rushes through life, leaving a trail of demented impressions behind. This intrepid and adventurous sould s constantly busy and considers the world to be full of new horizons…all within the reach of the Aries Cat. Physically, this feline is the epitome of the species, being lithe and athletic with a superb coat and a resolute gait. Perpetually on the move…climbing, jumping and flying…he or she is determined to make the most of the proverbial nine lives. However, the Aries Cat is prone to headaches, which often strike suddenly and quickly. The cure is a rest period, but persuading this cat to take one is far from easy since the creature rarely sleeps, considering catnaps a complete waste of wonderful time. Those who own an Aries Cat sometimes have a tendency to forget that they have a pet at all. This feline will seldom be home, far preferring the freedom of the great open spaces. Indeed, the occasional empty feeding bowl may well be the most anyone will see of the Aries Cat…or perhaps a tail disappearing through the cat-flap. The high days and holidays will be the rare times when this cat chooses to remember he or she possesses an owner and decides to hang around for a moment or two…which will be quite enough. Shredded curtains, snagged clothing and upholstery, and dents in all the cushions will leave an owner with plenty of clearing up to do until the Aries Cat decides to drop by again.
The Aries Cat has no desire to spend evenings in a mutual haze of “stroke and purr” with his or her owner and a well-balanced, two-sided partnership between human and cat will never be within the range of this creature. Basically a loner, if forcibly confined to the lap of one who feels the need for company, the Aries Cat will quickly convert from a feline to a writhing bundle of needle-ridden fur. Nonetheless, this cat is capable of considerable warmth and affection, when he or she feels in the mood…probably in the middle of the night on some far away roof top. Intolerant of other pets (viewed by the Aries Cat as intruders), it would be wise for owners to keep any pet birds or goldfish under lock and key…if not, there is bound to be trouble. It is not unusual to hear the Aries Cat hissing at any other cats who may have strayed into his or her territory and this feline is frequently covered with battle scars…perhaps even a piece or two missing from the ear. In the wild, the Aries Cat would either be the leader of the pride or second-in-command to a Leo Cat. This feline needs to be treated as an equal and suffers from a badly bruised ego if spoken down to.
Natives of Leo and Sagittarius tend to be the most harmonious owners for the far-from-dull Aries Cat, being able to cope best with the battering-ram approach of this feline. Since both Leo and Sagittarius possess sufficient personality of their own, they are able to hold out against the Aries Cat, refusing to allow him or her to reduce them to subservient positions.
Taurus: The Earth Mother
(Apr 20 – May 20)
The Taurus Cat is totally unflappable…most of the time. This feline is impossible to shock and well able to hold his or her own in the face of danger…usually due to the fact that he or she is far too idle to get up and move out of the way. This cat’s sraightforward approach to life will be easy to understand. The Taurus Cat is steady and dependable…always where the owner expects this cat to be and doing what is expected of him or her. In short, the Taurus Cat is a creature of habit and routine who will never…ever…do anything unpredictable and to whom catnaps are the breath of life. Physically, the Taurus Cat will be a large specimen…the kind of feline whose size is often a conversation piece and one remarked upon by all. He or she will also possess big, beautiful eyes and an equally huge appetite, which results in the health problem eventually experienced by most Taurus Cats…obesity. Food can prove to be the downfall of this feline, even if the owner is extremely careful and strict with diet. Lack of sustenance may be the only thing that will motivate the Taurus Cat to get up, go out and complain to the neighbors about the cruelty of his or her owner. This feline will also be adept at fooling everyone who enters the kitchen into thinking that nobody has remembered to feed him or her. When the Taurus Cat is awake, he or she is an amiable companion, well aware of which hand does the feeding…and determined to ensure that whoever owns that hand continues to be so generous. If it were not for the fact that this feline will spend most of his or her life dead to the world (rather like an inconveniently-placed ball of fur), the Taurus Cat would be the almost perfect cat. Laid-back, calm, tolerant and near impossible to ruffle, this feline could be described by some as boring and dogmatic. On the other hand, some believe that being around a Taurus Cat can lower blood pressure, cure migraines and add years to the life of an owner.
It will be necessary to vacuum around, dust around and step over this feline. The Taurus Cat sleeps most of time and during slumber, nothing will awaken him or her. This cat rarely allows paws or torso to lose contact with a solid surface…partly because he or she will be too heavy to move very far, but more so through a genuine need to be in constant touch with the ground. The Taurus Cat has an innate affinity with the earth and will spend hours studying wild life, lying in the sun and not moving a muscle. It is foolish to expect this cat to become a “mouser” who will actually help out around the house by keeping down the number of unwanted intruders. To this feline, such an activity would be far too much like hard work. The female Taurus Cat truly comes into her own when she is allowed to breed…a life surrounded by kittens is her idea of bliss.
Natives of many signs are appreciative of the more elusive yet finer points of the Taurus Cat…most notably Capricorn, Cancer and Virgo. Owners governed by any of these three Zodiac Signs will find the Taurus Cat to be ideal and have little problem in curbing the desire to hurry or chivvy this feline along. Since this cat tends to radiate peace and contentment, the Taurus Cat is a perfect companion for seniors and individuals troubled by illness or bouts of depression. In short, the Taurus Cat thrives in an atmosphere which is familiar and built upon routine.
Gemini: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
(May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is the Sign of the kitten-cat…the exaggeratedly playful feline who is fickle and indecisive to the point of distraction. Blessed with the gift of eternal youth, this cat will fritter away his or her life in a muddled confusion of comings and goings…ditherings and datherings…for this is the born explorer of the cat world. The Gemini Cat is a highly intellectual creature but lacks the ability to make much sense, twittering and squawking at owners most of the time. This feline is a lively and enthusiastic cat, but possesses something of a split personality, which only serves to further complicate an already complex character. It is not often that the feline species will obey a human command, but many Gemini Cats seem to be the exception. Being the most communicative Sign of the Zodiac, these felines appear to actually understand the human language and may even “meow” back as if in answer. Though adverse to being restrained for such basic tasks as baths and nail-clipping, the intelligent nature of the Gemini Cat will allow an owner to prevail…provided the nasty experience is supplemented with loving praise and a favored treat. Physically, the Gemini Cat will always stand out as the cat with two heads…an optical illusion which arises from the ceaselessly agile movements and restless gestures. A highly-strung, hyperactive soul, this feline will possess small features and brightly-eager eyes that are constantly on the move. The Gemini Cat is sleek and long-limbed, possessed with probably the most acute eyesight of its species. The actions of this feline will always be erratic. He or she advances in short, quick flits which stop as suddenly as they started. Then, this feline will be off at a tangent from his or her original direction. Problems often surface when this cat is expected to do something that he or she does not want to do…perhaps stay inside at night, for example. Under such circumstances, the Gemini Cat will respond by collapsing in a heap of nervous exhaustion, refusing to move and expecting to be waited on hand-and-paw until the restriction is lifted. Being exceptionally bright creatures, the Gemini Cat will soon learn how to open any cat-flap.
The Gemini Cat views the home as one glorious adventure playground created especially for his or her enjoyment. This feline will cavort endlessly, sliding down banisters and climbing up curtains, but hardly ever sits still long enough for a cuddle. It is hard to believe that just one cat could cover so much ground and create such widespread destruction in a 24-hour span as can the Gemini Cat…but he or she is only doing what comes naturally. In general, the Gemini Cat is a charmer…a true social success capable of winning over even the most fervent cat-hater. The fun-loving nature and bubbly personality of this feline makes for a thoroughly entertaining pet…provided the owner can cope with the chaos which is sure to follow in his or her wake and is prepared to provide plenty of emotional support. The ancient astrologers made Gemini the ruler of sparrows, so any owner should be prepared for this feline to drop the occasional dead offering at his or her feet.
The Gemini Cat really comes into his or her own when living with a Libra owner and the infectious happiness will be quite obvious. Though Libra is nowhere near as flippant as Gemini, these two signs will share a rather lively relationship. The second-best choice for an owner of the Gemini Cat would probably be an Aquarius native, provided water does not comes into play too often. This feline finds it easy to make friends with most animals, including dogs, and simply adores the companionship of other cats.
Cancer: The Crazy Cat
(June 21 – July 22)
The Cancer Cat is difficult to describe and difficult to know. This basically shy feline will be an emotional bottomless pit, alternately enveloped in happiness and despair for no apparent rhyme or reason. This cat will never be able to feel anything lightly and his or her depth of feeling will be so extreme that everyone in the immediate vicinity will be dragged into it. An adaptable and variable creature, the Cancer Cat is tenacious, unpredictable, true to his or her nocturnal nature and somewhat on the moody side. Physically, the Cancer Cat invariably has a small, pursed mouth…a sure indication of his or her Zodiac Sign. More often than not, he or she will also be unusually angular for a cat, possessing an amiable expression which conceals the inner turmoil. Motivated by the Moon, the life of the Cancer Cat will be one long chapter of accidents which eat into his or her quota of lives. Extreme stress or too much over-excitement will quickly lead to physical collapse and few Cancer Cats live to old age. Relationship with the home is of vital importance to this feline…something an owner must never forget. Humans are simply considered to be “extra furniture” to the Cancer Cat, deemed useful only if regular meals are served and the surroundings kept warm. This feline uses the home as a place to sleep away the daylight hours. When night arrives, the Cancer Cat truly comes into his or her own…out on the prowl and singing to the neighbors when the Moon is full. Indeed, these felines do so love the sound of their own voices. The Cancer Cat is no fighter and will usually back away timidly from any confrontation…much like the infamous Cowardly Lion from the “Wizard of Oz.”
In a somewhat distant type of way, the Cancer Cat can be a loving creature to anyone who is around long enough and up late enough to get to see him or her on occasion. Akin to ships that pass in the night, an owner will pick up on dim signals that indicate the Cancer Cat considers his or her human as more than just a stranger. There may possibly even be a feeling of togetherness as this cat sleeps through the day in the middle of the kitchen, but it is important not be too easily fooled. Should the necessity arise to move residence, the Cancer Cat is likely to refuse to follow…humans simply do not mean that much to this feline. Nevertheless, this cat does have the uncanny ability to melt a human heart with his or her constant desire for affection.
Natives of Pisces will be able to enjoy and appreciate the vagaries of the Moonstruck Cancer Cat. Scorpio owners are also compatible, being independent enough to recognize this trait in others…even so, any relationship with a Cancer Cat is sure to turn out more than a little one-sided. Nevertheless, this feline is instinctively gentle with children and the elderly, and responds well to tender loving care, adoring the feeling of being pampered. The Cancer Cat probably has the most excellent memory of the feline species and, if treated badly, will not soon forgive or forget.
Leo: The Top Cat
(July 23 – Aug 22)
The Leo Cat is a pretentious cat…one who is domineering and ostentatious, pumped-up with such an overwhelming opinion of superiority as to believe himself or herself ruler of all that is surveyed. Known to be a gregarious, extrovert and lucky character (nine lives are only the beginning for the Leo Cat), this feline is convinced that he or she possesses high intelligence and feels every ounce of suffering because it is necessary to live among fools. Occasionally the Leo Cat will relax…chase his or her tail…bite his or her toes…but most of the time, this cat will remain composed, as befits a true monarch of the realm. Physically, the Leo Cat will have such a commanding presence and stately bearing that it will be hard to believe that this feline does not spend a great deal of time with a book on his or her head…but these characteristics will be inborn, along with a symmetrical body, well-proportioned limbs and the grace of a ballerina. The Leo Cat often fares well in the show ring, frequently blessed with long hair and exceptionally beautiful features…particularly the Persian varieties. This cat is usually a healthy and well-adjusted creature. However, perfection is rare…even in the Leo Cat…and the flaw associated with this feline will be a weak back. Excessive climbing about on rooftops will prove to be a constant risk and it would be better for any owner to allow this cat exit through an open door rather than leaving him or her to manoeuvre through a cat-flap.
To a Leo Cat, home is his or her castle…the place where minions are entertained and advisors are consulted. Home is where this feline performs to large audiences and even hosts state banquets…all at the expense of his or her owner and, usually, inconvenience. A houseful of other people’s cats can be somewhat distressing (to say nothing of the smell). There is little an owner can do to discourage this habit…short of wiring shut the windows, fitting bolts to all the doors and serving only the plainest of food. A born entertainer, the Leo Cat will charm company, wrapping around a favored person’s leg before leaping into his or her arms without warning. Provided an owner can keep up his or her end and show that the pretence of this feline may be penetrated to reveal the cuddly inner-cat then, as a friend, there will be none better than the Leo Cat. This cat is intensely loyal (in his or her own way) and equally as faithful as he or she is self-opinionated. In fact, as cats go, this feline can be quite a friendly soul. However, being inherently jealous by nature, the Leo Cat does not care to be in a houseful of other animals who will doubtless compete for attention. Although a confident creature, this cat is proud and easily embarassed, with surprisingly fragile feelings.
The Leo Cat is usually happiest with an Aries native, since Aries is sufficiently quick-witted to remain one step ahead of this feline. A Sagittarius native is another good choice for reasonable contentment. Sagittarius is able to enjoy the lighter moments with the Leo Cat and not be overly-bothered by the weight of it all. It is not unusual for the wealthy to instinctively choose a Leo Cat and such pampered pets bask happily in the high-quality collars and sumptuously-pillowed baskets that come with having a rich owner.
Virgo: The Kitchen Cat
(Aug 23 – Sept 22)
The Virgo Cat is the near-perfect domestic cat. Governed by the most malleable of all Zodiac Signs, this will be the creature closest to the ideal feline pet. Thorough and conscientious in everything this cat sets his or her mind to, the Virgo Cat is a joy to have around…except when he or she is being critical. However, laziness annoys this feline more than anything and any owner who is not up with the birds, preparing breakfast for the Virgo Cat, will be left in no doubt as to what this feline thinks of such slovenly behavior. Physically, the Virgo Cat possesses an intelligent yet critical expression which can create a dismal appearance. From behind and in profile, this will be a handsome cat and to those who can ignore the disdainful sniffs and raised eyebrows, this feline can be attractive. With a wiry body and strong, muscular build, this cat is athletic and agile. Most of the time, the Virgo Cat will worry his or her owner to death from continually trying to do too much. Indeed, this is not a totally unfounded fear since, every now and again, the Virgo Cat will suddenly collapse upon the carpet, apparently breathing his or her last. Fortunately, this turn of events does not last long and the Virgo Cat is soon back in action. This feline is also a victim to allergies in many instances and the tender skin of the Virgo Cat often reacts adversely to flea powder. To have a feline ruled by Virgo as a family member is something like having a little guilty conscience who will continually remind his or her owners of where they are going wrong. The Virgo Cat is fussy…particularly when it concerns food…and when the supper bowl is placed upon the floor, this feline’s expression seems to ask: “Is it pure?” Nothing which comes out of a tin will be satisfactory…nor will leftovers. Only freshly-cooked fish or chicken will be tolerated, and then only when it is delivered with thoroughly-scrubbed hands. It is essential that the Virgo Cat be served his or her meal in the same place and at the same time every day. He or she will also react in a negative fashion to any sudden change in diet, and harsh smells (such as air fresheners or cleaning chemicals, for example) will often bother and offend the Virgo Cat.
This feline is fanatical about keeping clean and may spend more time preening than any other cat in the Zodiac. There are times when the Virgo Cat tends to drive his or her owner to the point of distraction, but banishment to the garden might ease the situation somewhat. Outside, with nature at paw’s reach, this feline will forget all his or her problems and hang-ups. Birdwatching or other type of nature study will quickly relax the Virgo Cat, while giving the owner some breathing space at the same time. However, it would truly be foolish to expect this feline to catch any mice. The Virgo Cat is hopeless when it comes to hunting and would much rather play than kill. Most relationships involving the Virgo Cat are basically shallow. He or she will be too concerned with planning upcoming moves to develop deep feelings, unless the companion in question happens to be a dog…the Virgo Cat adores canines and has even been known to prefer dog food to fish.
A dog governed by Capricorn makes the best companion for this feline…in much the same way as a Capricorn human usually proves to be the most sympathetic owner. The Virgo Cat also relates well to those ruled by the Sign of Taurus. If there is no room for a dog in the family, then a Taurus-governed parakeet will provide the Virgo Cat with hours of amusement…leaving he or she with less time to nit-pick at the behavior of an owner. Being intuitively aware of what is needed and more than happy to oblige, the Virgo Cat is a perfect companion for the blind and hearing-impaired. It is not unusual to find this feline perched upon a sunny windowsill, where he or she can keep a careful eye on the little feathered fellows visiting the feeder.
Libra: The Copy-Cat
(Sept 23 – Oct 22)
From the very start, the cute little Libra kitten will be so unsure of what is expected, that he or she will model a lifestyle on that of the owner, copying mannerisms and patterns of behavior, which can be somewhat disarming. Such studious dedication will be daunting in one so young, as this tiny feline devotes hours to careful observations and practice. Most owners soon become accustomed to watching tiny, four-legged images of themselves walk around, but a few never come to terms with the idea. The Libra Cat is a fair creature and will expect to be treated as well by his or her owner as that owner treats himself or herself. Completely indecisive, this feline will never know whether he or she wants to come in…or go out. In short, the Libra Cat is fidgety, often moving from an owner’s lap, to the radiator and then to the sofa in an effort to find the most comfortable spot. It has been said that this feline a “love dimple under the chin, a lovely mouth and a right merry countenance.” In comfortable surroundings, the Libra Cat will project an atmosphere of well-being which is pleasant to be around. “Lazy Libra” has also been said of this cat, which is not totally unfounded since some of them are far too indolent…lying about all day thinking about things and then sleeping it off. Such listless behavior can lead to weight problems which may be very difficult to rectify. A cat who is so fat that no legs are visible is not much fun and will not be particularly happy or healthy. To make matters worse, this cat has a healthy appetite and not adverse to eating just about anything which is put into his or her bowl. However, if the owner is caring and sensible, drastic weight gain can be avoided and the Libra Cat can remain as hale and sylphlike as any of his or her feline cousins. Destiny dictates that the pretty Libra Cat will invariably blend-in with his or her surroundings. Therefore, an owner should not be surprised if his or her tabby Libra Cat appears to match the carpet.
With a Libra Cat in an owner’s lap (this feline’s most stategic vantage point), there will be little or nothing an owner can get away with and privacy will be a thing of the past. This cat wants to be close to his or her owner all day, every day…watching, learning, thinking and copying. It is only in this fashion that the Libra Cat can achieve personal fulfillment…by literally basing himself or herself on somebody else. If the Libra Cat is denied this…if the owner is an active, doing type of person, for example…then this feline will be a sad and sorrowful cat…a cat without purpose who constantly wonders what it is all about. Nevertheless, in exchange for the tedious habit of constantly plaguing his or her owner for affection, the Libra Cat will be a truly loving and devoted feline. An inherent urge for unity with others will make it natural for this cat to create an atmosphere of harmonious relationships with home companions…and of dire importance to this feline is to be among people who are sympathetically inclined. The Libra Cat so cherishes the family, that he or she may pace and cry at the door if left alone. With a tendency to adjust to the owner’s schedule, this cat will expect his or her owner to arrive home at the same time each evening. Thus, it is necessary for those who choose a Libra Cat as a pet to be aware of the creature’s sensitive nature and make every effort to not cause unnecessary worry. This feline truly possesses a heart of gold and will turn even a non-cat person into an istant ally…although there is no doubt that the Libra Cat can be a little pushy with guests at times.
Natives of Aquarius and Pisces usually enjoy owning a Libra Cat. Living with one of these two human Zodiac Signs…preferably in a country setting…will be gratifyingly dependent for the Libra Cat. The most dangerous owner for this feline is one governed by Aries…an Aries native is sure to sap what little confidence the Libra Cat might be able to muster, leaving the creature a mere shadow of what he or she might have been.
Scorpio: The Cat’s Pajamas
(Oct 23-Nov 21)
The Scorpio Cat is a powerful cat with more than a mere sting in his or her tail. This resourceful and intelligent feline will delight in organizing things and people, finding the normal business of the domestic cat to be boring and mundane. Determination is the guiding force of the Scorpio Cat…and it is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Felines in general are never easy to fathom and this particular feline is akin to a never-ending pit, being secretive, self-controlled and devious. Deep inside (if the owner is ever able to delve that far), the Scorpio Cat is truly a rather mixed-up cat, desperately seeking love and security. A Scorpio Cat may usually be recognized by a muscular body and beautiful eyes…the ideal specimen being one with jet-black fur and eyes of deep emerald green. However, the most notable feature will be the mask of imperturbability. Later in life, this feline stands out from the rest by his or her waddling walk…the result of over-eating…and often has bow legs. Normally healthy, when this cat does become poorly, then he or she will be extremely ill. Under such circumstances, the Scorpio Cat expects (and usually receives) all the tender, loving care due to such a sick member of the family. At the first sign of ill health (often a dry nose and labored breathing), even if it is suspected that this feline is malingering yet again, it is vital to book him or her into intensive care at the vet’s office. If this is not done, then the Scorpio Cat considers the owner to be a failure who did not respond as expected. It will take a very long time for the Scorpio Cat to forgive this and the damaged relationship may never be repaired.
The Scorpio Cat will always remain a puzzle to the family…never where an owner thinks he or she might be…never doing what he or she should be doing. This is all a game to the Scorpio Cat…fooling the owner and leaving his or her human guessing. However, any owner of this feline will be in dire trouble if he or she guesses wrong. When this cat is cold, then he or she fully expects that the heating should be turned on. But, the Scorpio Cat will not hover by a radiator and shiver…he or she is far more likely to sit by the refrigerator, washing his or her paws. If the owner offers food and not heat then, in the eyes of the Scorpio Cat, that owner has failed. This all comes about because the Scorpio Cat finds it well-night impossible to express true feelings. Conversely, he or she will be deeply intuitive of others where feelings are concerned, possessing the gift of empathy and the ability to read emotions. This feline senses when an owner desires companionship and when he or she would rather be left alone. The Scorpio Cat is always strangely drawn to those unfortunate humans who are not fond of cats. If such an individual is invited into the home and tries to banish the Scorpio Cat, it will fail to work. This feline somehow manages to get into the room and insists on paying the visitor in question an abundance of attention…sitting on the guest or rubbing against the guest, or dribbling all over them. However, at the end of the day, the Scorpio Cat is basically a one-person cat. He or she will single out a member of the family with whom to bond and the rest will be virtually ignored. This feline does become genuinely attached, but in a rather aloof sort of way…offering companionship in return for a high standard of living. The Scorpio Cat likes to crawl around inside of objects…such as boxes and cabinets…and, being a born hunter, adores being outside.
A Scorpio Cat usually does best with a Scorpio owner. However, a native of Cancer would also a good choice, despite the fact that both are strong-minded, tenacious and complex. The next best owner would likley be a Pisces subject, although such an owner would need to be careful lest his or her “watery” instincts add further confusion to the Scorpio Cat’s inclinations. Most owners of Scorpio Cats tend to develop a special telepathic bond with this mysterious feline. The Scorpio Cat always seems to know just what his or her human is thinking, easily senses danger, and will arrive for dinner just moments before being called. If there is a death in the family, then the Scorpio Cat is likely to be the first to know. This feline is the sacred cat which was revered by the Egyptians. Strange and arcane, the Scorpio Cat brings luck and protection to his or her owner. In short, the Scorpio Cat is pure magic.
Sagittarius: The Stable Cat
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
The Sagittarius Cat will be a cat of long voyages, dreams and visions, possessing the speed and power of a horse coupled with the limited brain and wisdom of a cat. Something of a split personality, this feline is driven by two forces which can combine to produce amazing behavior. Subject to serendipity, this cat is often in the wrong place at the right time. The feline stuck up a tree is likely a Sagittarius Cat. A totally positive, energetic, cheeful and optimistic soul, this cat will be a joy to have around…particularly if the owner also keeps horses. This feline needs freedom and a flexible lifestyle with plenty of challenge. It is important that an owner never try to confine or restrict the Sagittarius Cat for this feline will know exactly how to retaliate with disastrous results. The Sagittarius Cat believes that he or she resembles a horse. The sharply-pointed ears and snub nose belie this illusion, although the hair or whiskers may well be long like the mane of a horse. Broad shoulders lend this feline a thick-set appearance from the front, while from the rear, he or she looks more like the stalk-end of a pear. The Sagittarius Cat is unable to sit still for longer than a minute or two and walks with the stride of a drill sergeant. Most of the time this feline is almost disgustingly healthy, but is prone to hip dysplasia…a painful complaint that should be dealt with as soon as it is suspected. This cat is driven by such a primitive urge for self-protection beyond the immediate environment that it is not unusual to hardly ever see him or her. The garden next door will always prove to be more exciting and the Sagittarius Cat will launch from one frantic activity into the next glorious adventure…so much so that often the only sign of this feline may well be a glimpse of fur disappearing into the distance. This cat will never be a very noticeable addition to the family…acting more as a passing guest who drops in occasionally and then drops out again almost before he or she has had time for a meal.
The Sagittarius Cat can be a truly sincere cat, capable of bestowing a considerable amount of affection…when he or she is actually present to do so. However, this feline be a mixture of fact and fantasy, unable to tell the difference between the two. He or she may be a cat today and a horse tomorrow…or even a dog the day after that. It will be the responsbility of the owner to sort out this confusion since the Sagittarius Cat will be even more befuddled than his or her human. It can help if there are other animals in the household, as this provides practical stimulation for the Sagittarius Cat, who is fond of feline companionship and delighted to allow another cat (or even more than one) to share home and family. Still, the true love of this feline’s life will always be horses. The Sagittarius Cat will spend countless happy hours playing “shipwreck” on the beams of the stable…revelling in the frantic behavior of the panicked animals below. The Sagittarius Cat likes affection, but hates to be smothered. He or she will be a popular, if aloof, feline who frequently refuses to mix with the “common” type of cat found in the wrong neighborhood. This feline holds his or her tail high in the face of evil and finds good in almost every aspect of life. Although cats are born hunters, the Sagittarius Cat will innocently watch a bird or mouse go on about its business and never once attempt to pounce. Since the Sagittarius Cat loves to chew…often on things that are dangerous, such as plastic bags, electrical wires,yarn, plants, and the like…it is vital that the environment be kept safe.
The ideal owner for a Sagittarius Cat is one who is also a native of Sagittarius, since neither will be around enough to realize that the other is not there. Aries subjects also get on well with this cat, since the heated arguments and temper tantrums will inspire them both. A Leo native, with his or her inherent open outlook and tolerance, also makes for a good owner and is likely to experience some true enjoyment from the personality of the Sagittarius Cat.
Capricorn: The Cat Burglar
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
The Capricorn Cat is a serious and shy creature, rarely taking time out for fun. In addition, this feline is probably one of the most selfish Zodiac. A prudent soul from the start, the Capricorn Cat will work calmly and deliberately toward the achievement of his or her life’s ambition. This feline will plod through life in a punctillious way, head turned to the skies, falling over his or her own paws. This cat is constantly working out ways to improve his or her lot, and devising schemes to eliminate the owner’s shortcomings. The Capricorn Cat harbors a great desire to climb ever-higher up the ladder of social success but will never be the “life and soul of the party” type. Physically, the Capricorn Cat is difficult to recognize by appearance alone. Ugly knees are really the only obvious characteristic attributable to this feline. The fur is usually sleek and lank and the expression slightly despondent. Indeed, this feline is very much an ordinary sort of cat, unlikely to draw any laudible gasps of admiration as he or she waddles across the floor. Possessed of a strong maternal/paternal instinct, the Capricorn Cat will view all the world’s inhabitants as his or her “children.” This feline often enjoys doing things that are out of the ordinary, such as sleeping in the bathtub on hot days or drinking water directly from the faucet. The Capricorn Cat is frequently frightened by things that do not normally bother other cats…shadows on the wall, the dark or high places, for example. In fact, it is likely that this feline feels most secure when sleeping under the bed or tucked behind shoes in a closet.
The Capricorn Cat prefers city life to country living. This feline is ideally suited for the position of Chief Mouser at the Town Hall, where hours could be whiled away playing with red tape. In the beginning, the Capricorn kitten appears to be fitting-in quickly. He or she will be house-trained almost overnight and may only once make the mistake of jumping onto the kitchen table. Later, however, it will become apparent that this feline has trained the family to live his or her own way…doing what he or she wants to do, when he or she wants to do it. Many stray cats seem to be governed by the Sign of Capricorn and such kittens are often abandoned when they are very young…luckily, they appear to adapt quite well to a life in the wild. Personal interaction is important to the Capricorn Cat. This feline’s instinctive understanding of human frailty means that he or she will be more than generous in overlooking an owner’s shortcomings…perceiving them as trials that this feline is obliged to bear in order to help him or her along the road to success. Constantly hopeful of improving the personal standard of living, however, there is always a strong chance that this cat will move out of his or her present home in order to assume residence in a more affluent household.
Natives of Virgo tend to be the most responsive to the Capricorn Cat. Virgo subjects are generous enough to accept this feline’s teachings, as well as being down-to-earth enough to realize when the Capricorn Cat is rising above his or her station. Natives of Libra and Taurus may also find harmony with the Capricorn Cat, but this feline is liable to drive any Sagittarius native to total distraction.
Aquarius: The Hip Cat
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Whether sitting in the rain or pouring cold water on an owner’s ideas, the Aquarius Cat will be an unconventional sort of soul, easily bored and constantly seeking change. Watery at times and elusive at others, this feline is an exceedingly kind and honest cat…when he or she happens to be in the vicinity. Indeed, the Aquarius Cat is like no other in the Zodiac. Very independent and, at heart, a loner, this feline is infamous for being more than a little eccentric…often preferring chocolate to fish, choosing to sleep in the dog’s basket, or even displaying great enjoyment in taking a bath. If permitted, the Aquarius Cat will spend hours exploring nature. Deep down inside, this cat is a tomboy…regardless of gender…and adores anything that requires running around. The Aquarius Cat also loves to climb. Physically, the male Aquarius Cat usually has a noble profile, tending to be tall for a cat and pale ginger in color. However, regardless of gender, this cat is prone to poor circulation and cold extremeties, which could prove to be a problem for everyone in the Winter when he or she attempts to snuggle up under the comforter at night. This circulatory condition can also lead to varicose veins which, if not caught in time, could develop into a major ailment. Plenty of exercise is needed by the Aquarius Cat, being the best natural answer to this feline’s health troubles.
In general, the Aquarius Cat is reliable, good-natured and intelligent enough to recognize the advantages of sharing life with humans. He or she will be around much of the time…watching but unseen. The tendency to be aloof is a quality often associated with the Sign of Aquarius, but there will be occasions when this feline becomes worried that the owner may not continue to provide if he or she does not appear more dependent upon human generosity and any owner should make the most of it when the Aquarius Cat comes down to play and amuse…these will be rare occurrances and practically the only quality time an owner will ever have with this feline. Contact with humans (albeit from a distance) is more important to an Aquarius Cat than the time spent with other felines and his or her best friends are likely to be birds. This cat will attract people with an incredibly strange allure until he or she has a battery of acquaintances of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. The Aquarius Cat needs a large extended family in order to satisfy social needs, but an owner should be prepared for this feline to organize gatherings. Luckily, there are peaceful times since the Aquarius Cat does enjoy paying visits to others in their own surroundings…just as much as he or she delights in running an open house.
Blessed with the ability to get along with almost everyone, the Aquarius Cat truly comes into his or her own with a Libra native. This combination is the closest thing to a perfect human/cat relationship, the pairing being completely content together. Gemini subjects may also develop an intelligent relationship with the Aquarius Cat, based on reason and mutual understanding. Like all those governed by the Sign of Aquarius (regardless of species), this feline is drawn to performing for the masses and the cat on television who is happily munching on a bowl of Meow Mix is, more likely than not, a native of Aquarius. This cat rarely displays emotions and is not inclined to sulk or complain unless truly bothered by something.
Pisces: The Ship’s Cat
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The Pisces Cat is double trouble, quite difficult to follow and impossible to understand. At one and the same time, this feline will be both stable and inconsistent…fun-loving and moody…friendly but unncommunicative. Often two-faced, the Pisces Cat will be adept at two-timing the most intelligent human. This cat is the “dupli-cat”…the feline who sees double and does everything twice in the event something may have been overlooked the first time. Sensitive and blessed with the ability to see inside the souls of others, however, the Pisces Cat can also be kind, gentle, understanding, aware and able to adjust to almost any given situation. Physically, this feline is usually insignificant in appearance, so small that he or she will hardly be there at all and, when it is possible to see through the thin, soft fur, there will be a pallid and uninteresting complexion. Yet, this cat’s extraordinary grace of movement and unparalleled delicacy of gesture helps to counteract such a boring visual image. Every attitude adopted…and there will be plenty of them…is worthy of being immortalized in clay. The Pisces Cat is frail and susceptible to vague, niggling ailments if not carefully looked after.
The Pisces Cat would actually prefer a life at sea. Forced to live in an ordinary house, this feline will become aquatic, demanding that the faucets be turned on in the tub so that he or she can play in the water. This cat rushes to help with every flush heard from the bathroom and is fascinated by a draining sink. He or she will also display a distinct penchant for rainy days and puddles above dry days, and will always want to share this passion with an owner by jumping into his or her lap while totally soaked. The Pisces Cat would likely be the first to admit that he or she is not the “be all and end all” of the feline species, but is quite content to assume the position of a small cog in the larger family group…filling in odd corners for people rather than trying to take over as so many other cats are inclined to do. This feline is extraordinarily sensitive to those with whom he or she lives, sharing their innermost problems. Many Pisces Cats are psychic, instinctively aware in advance of what owners are going to do and will quickly become scarce if the anticipated activity is something unpleasant…such as a worming pill or a dose of de-fleaing.
Natives of Cancer and Scorpio tend to get on best with the economic “two for the price of one” bundle which is the Pisces Cat. Cancer subjects possess a big enough sense of humor to actually enjoy this feline’s many quirks and peculiarities, while Scorpio subjects will combine their psychic powers with that of the Pisces Cat, making for something of a psychedlic atmosphere at times. Any owner of this feline should expect the cat to be often sitting by the feet, wrapping around legs, gazing into the eyes of his or her human, and “conversing” with a sympathetic cat sigh. Indeed, the Pisces Cat often mirrors the emotions of his or her owner. This feline also enjoys soft music and relishes being near flowing water.
Original article from astrologyweekly.com