Why Knowing Your Cat’s Sign Can Tell You A LOT About Them

Have you ever wondered why your cat acts the way they do? Why they’re outgoing and friendly or shy and recluse? Or why two cats that grow up in the same household act so differently?

Well, just like your astrological sign can influence your personality, it can also influence your cats.

That’s right, the way the planets and stars were aligned when your cat was born may in fact play a large role in their behavior. And according to professional astrologers, astrology for your pets works just like it does in humans.  Maybe that's why I love cats so much!

For example, if your cat was born on August 16th, its sign is Leo. If they’re born on Nov 15th they are a Scorpio. And because of these differences, we would expect them to have different personality traits.

So, if you know your cats date of birth or at least know the general time frame when they were born you can figure out their sign. If you adopted them you can use the date you brought them home. Astrologers have used this method for centuries to create horoscopes for a variety of people. Including couples and even for countries. In fact, did you know that the U.S.'s astrological chart is actually set to the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

By looking at your cat’s real birthday or their “rescue” birthday you can get a better understanding of your overall relationship. You can also better understand certain behavioral traits your cat exhibits.

Let’s take a look at each sign and try to see just how closely your cat follows theirs.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

If your cat was born or brought home between March 21 and April 19 you have yourself a little Ram. One thing you can look forward to is the bearing of gifts. Kittens born under this sign are known to be hunters and will proudly present you with their latest trophy. Aries cats aren’t lazy, instead they are full of energy and need to burn it off. Make sure you spend plenty of time with your cat and play with them in ways that simulate their hunter instincts. Also, Aries cats are a bit on the possessive side and will remain close to their “person” when it’s time to wind down.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

If your cat falls under the sign of Taurus just know that they have an eye for quality. They will always pick out the softest, most luxurious sofa, chair or bed to sleep on. They like to be touched and caressed and loved on and only the highest quality food will do. Taurus kitties are also prone to being overweight due to their overindulgence so keep a close eye on what they eat. They are also known for their ability to be stubborn, so when trying to reclaim you favorite chair, just realize they won’t move without a fight.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

The cat Gemini has a lot in common with its human counterpart, meaning their personality can change from one moment to the next. For example, one minute they may be romping and playing with you and chasing their favorite toy then suddenly lose interest and hide. But due to their outgoing natures, they quickly come out from their hiding place. A Gemini cat will also be the type of cat that comes out when guests arrive to greet each one personally, talking all the while.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The cancer sign is a sign of home and family, so you can expect your Crab Kitty to stay close to home and rarely feel the need to roam. Provide them with a safe, cozy place to lounge and lots of good, yummy food and your Cancer cat will love life. They do however tend to be a bit on the needy side and they are known to follow you around the house trying to steel a touch or a rub where they can get it. Cancer’s are also very sensitive to changes in their environment, so if you change anything like the placement of their litter box, food or scratching post be careful and patient.

Leo (July 23- August 22)

If your cat is a Leo then you have yourself a friendly, entertaining and above all else loyal companion. A Leo likes attention and has no problem being the center of it. But whatever you do, NEVER ignore your little king of the jungle, they hate that. In fact, if they feel ignored they may remind you of their magnificence with a little destructive behavior like scratching your couch or knocking over your favorite vase, just to get your attention.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

The Virgo cat is known for its meticulous attention to detail when it comes to personal grooming. The Virgo kitty will spend hours upon hours cleaning themselves and getting everything just right. They also demand a clean and tidy litter box too. This cat sign is associated with deep introspective thinking and you’ll often find your Virgo laying in the sun contemplating the universe as they watch the butterflies or hummingbirds. Virgo cats are also known for their sensitive stomachs so make sure you only feed them quality food.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

If you’re told just how beautiful and sweet your cat is it’s probably a Libra. The Libra cat is known for its beauty as well as its companionship. It loves to be by your side and if you spend a lot of time away you may want to get another cat to fill the void. Libra cats are also known to be a bit on the indecisive side. So, you can expect to have a cat that can’t make up its mind on wanting in or out. Finally, make sure you engage with your cat and play with them. They are known to become lazy without motivation.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

When it comes to being a Scorpio, many of the same traits seen in human Scorpios can also be seen in cats. They’re notorious for their secretive and private nature. It’s not uncommon for Scorpio kitties to hide their toys and hide themselves under blankets. They also have a tendency to be a bit on the territorial side and will vigorously defend their favorite lounging area. However, don’t let that aloof and indifferent exterior fool you. Scorpio’s have a deep-rooted need for love and a feeling of connection. Snuggle them often and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how loyal and loving they can be.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

If your fur baby is a Sagittarius, then you have yourself a free-spirited little kitty. They hate to be inside all day and crave the outdoors. If you’re concerned about your cat’s safety outdoors a cat run or other enclosed area may work well to allow them to enjoy some outdoor time. Much like the Virgo kitty, Sagittarius cats are deep thinkers and like to sit and stare off into space. But unlike Virgos, they can be a bit on the messy side and are known for knocking things over and spilling their food. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 22)

The Kitty Capricorn is known for its ambition, determination and its practical nature. They don’t give up easily and will see a task through to the end. Don’t be surprised if your caprikitty is stalking the same beetle for hours on end or tears to shreds their favorite toy until it’s nothing but threads. They also have odd habits, like drinking out of the faucet instead of their bowl. Despite their quirky behavior, Capricorn cats are sweet and loving and should be appreciated for their out of the box behavior.

Aquarius (January 23-February 18)

The Aquarius kitty has a tendency to be a bit on the quirky side much like their Capricorn brothers and sisters. The have a tendency to develop odd food cravings and like to play fetch with homemade toys like wadded up paper. Like Sagittarius kittens they enjoy space and like to wander. If it’s safe, allowing your little Aquarius some outdoor time is much appreciated. One thing to keep in mind is that Aquarius cats do tend to get bored easily, so having lots of toys is a must. Finally, Aquarius cats are known to be quite vocal, so be prepared for lots of chatter and talking when you come home each day. They’ll have a lot to share with you.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Pisces cats are often true to their fish nature and can be very comfortable around water. They are known to walk into the shower with you or play with the kitchen faucet. They also love to entertain and will jump and leap at laser pointers or wand toys. They can also be very sensitive and intuitive. They’ll often be the first to snuggle up and love on you when you’ve had a bad day and they truly miss you when you’re not home. A good trick is to leave an article of clothing with your scent laying around for them to snuggle with when your gone.

So how closely does your cat match up to their sign?