Roya Backlund•August 10, 2020•11 min read
The sun is in bright, bold, and ostentatious Leo and your dog is in the mood to be praised! Why not make a list of all the reasons you love them so much? For this week’s dog horoscope, compliments are just as good as treats (well… almost). And, if your dog is suddenly acting more playful, it’s no shock. After all, Leo is symbolically connected to the “inner-child” (or in your dog’s case, the “inner-puppy”). This is a beautiful time to entertain your dog’s fun side, so play a few extra games of fetch, chase each other around the backyard, and when you’re both feeling tired, plop to the floor and bask in the sun. It’s Leo season!
If you just got here and you can’t get enough astrology-related dog content, check out last week’s dog horoscope while you’re here. When you’re all caught up, get your paw’s scrolling through your dog horoscope for the week of August 10 to August 16.
Are you feeling inspired this week, Aries dog? It’s as if a lightbulb is flashing right above your adorable little head! You’re bursting with creative ideas and it’s up to YOU to bring them to life. Perhaps you’ll have an idea for a love story good enough to rival “Lady and the Tramp.” If so, put your paws on a keyboard and get cracking on that writing! Maybe you’ll think of a song catchy enough to put “Who Let The Dogs Out?” to shame. If that’s the case, you better hit the studio and start recording! You’re an endless source of artistic genius, Aries dog, and this week, that genius better not stay put in the dog house. You need to take that genius off the leash and let it run free!
Your human is sick and tired of spending so much time on the couch! This week, they’re thinking it would be a good idea for you guys to get out of the house, Taurus dog. They’ve got hikes planned, picnics prepared, and endless games of fetch in mind. It’s a dog’s dream come true! So why are you dragging your feet, Taurus dog? Well, the sun is currently in your fourth house of the home, so believe it or not… you WANT to be at home! At the moment, you’d much rather be watching YouTube videos of nature than ACTUALLY chillin’ in nature. Let your human know they can go on those hikes without you, Taurus dog. Besides, you definitely wouldn’t mind having the house to yourself for a few hours!
One of the most annoying things about social distancing for a Gemini dog? You don’t get to meet as many new dogs or have real-life conversations with your fellow canines! After all, you can only send so many texts before your lack of opposable thumbs starts to burn out. Here’s your solution, Gemini dog: Start a weekly podcast! You know you really miss attending parties so that you can bark, woof, and talk about all sorts of dog-related topics with other four-legged folk. As a podcast host, you can invite important members of the canine community and interview them! You can talk nonstop and no one will ever get tired of listening! What’s not to love about that, Gem?
When you’re spending so much time indoors (because you’re being a very responsible dog and social distancing), you start forgetting to doll yourself up, Cancer dog. Lately, your fur’s all tangled, your nails are dirty, and you’re not really feeling as stylish as you’d like to be feeling. Let’s change that, Cancer dog! Time to shampoo those luscious locks, paint your nails with a doggie-safe polish, and buy yourself a new sweater! Why not tie off the whole look with an adorable little bow in your hair? You know you deserve to look your best, Cancer dog. Even if all you do is lie in bed and take selfies with your human, you deserve to look red carpet ready any day of the week!
Do you remember that show on MTV called “My Super Sweet 16”? It’s a reality show about teenagers who turned into spoiled brats all because of their sixteenth birthday party. Well, thanks to the fact that you’ve had to cancel your big Leo season birthday bash, you’re feeling just as pouty as those teenagers! You’re barking, whining, and singing along to the song that goes “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.” Come on, Leo dog. Don’t live up to the astrological stereotype! Everyone thinks Leo dogs are high-maintenance divas. Prove them wrong! Why not have a low-key birthday gathering on Zoom? Why not count your blessings instead of count the amount of presents you receive? Remember, you can always throw an even bigger party next year!
You’re feeling so spiritual, Virgo dog. Well… stressed and looking for ways of relieving it. Lately, you’ve started becoming interested in learning more about the metaphysical arts and the intuitive world! In fact, you’re learning how to read your aura (AKA the color and shape of your spiritual energy). However, you might find that your aura isn’t as bright or powerful as you would have hoped. No need for your tail to go between your legs, Virgo dog! Everyone’s aura is constantly changing and you can improve your aura too. You can cleanse your energy by meditating, practicing paw-sitive affirmations, and lighting some sage (well, let your human light it for you just to be safe). Your aura will be brighter than ever before you know it!
You may feel tired of the way things are, Libra dog. You might feel as though you wake up to the same routine every day and you’re struggling to find inspiration. It’s time to wake up from your boredom, Libra dog! What have you always dreamed of but never had the courage to actually make happen? If a genie came to you right now and gave you three wishes, what would they be? And no, you better not say bacon! It’s time to start believing in magic, Libra dog. If you cannot only envision a better future but believe in it, you’ll be surprised by how quickly that future arrives. It’s called “manifestation,” Libra dog, and even dogs can manifest too! Go ahead. Manifest a bowl of kibble. See it happen!
Your human has been working from home for the past few months, Scorpio dog. At first, you were probably annoyed they were all up in your personal space, but then as time went on, you started getting inspired! You love watching them make phone calls, tap on their keyboard, and get dressed up for professional Zoom meetings. It’s making you want to get a “career” (or whatever your human calls it) for yourself! So why not draft up your resume, Scorpio dog? You have plenty of experience in snuggling, eating, and chasing squirrels! Don’t be shy about bragging about your references either, because the local dog walker could gush about you for hours. You’ll have job offers before you know it!
Your human was planning on taking you to Hawaii this summer, Sagittarius dog. You were so excited about strutting your stuff through the hotel lobby, playing fetch on the sand, and going for a dip in the warm, turquoise ocean! You’re LITERALLY whining and moping more than your human about that trip getting canceled. Don’t worry, Sagittarius dog. There’s always next year! And in the meantime, why not bring the trip to your living room? You can watch movies that take place in Hawaii, fill the bathtub with salt, wear sunglasses, and use tropical Instagram filters! You’re definitely not the only dog who’s had to have their summer vacay get canceled, but you CAN be the dog who deals with the loss in the most creative way!
You’re typically so self-sufficient, Capricorn dog. Seriously, sometimes your human thinks you’re more of a cat than a dog! That’s just how Capricorns are. You’re ruled by Saturn, planet of maturity, and you got past the puppy phase faster than any other zodiac sign. However, this week, you’re feeling… needy. You’re following your human around everywhere, constantly nudging them to pet you, and barking every time they leave the house. What’s going on with you? Your human is starting to get worried! Everything will be OK, Capricorn dog. This is just a reminder that you’re only a dog and sometimes, dogs get emotionally needy. And there’s nothing wrong with that!
Ooh la la, Aquarius dog. You’ve been dating the American Staffordshire Terrier for a few weeks now and things are starting to get “serious.” In fact, they just left you a love letter and signed it with their paw! In the letter, they’re asking you to be their “dog friend,” and you know what that means! They want to make things “official,” Aquarius dog. Although your heart flutters whenever you hear them bark, you’re probably feeling a little bit freaked out by the commitment. After all, you’re an Aquarius, the zodiac sign of freedom and independence! But don’t worry, Aquarius dog. Having a “dog friend,” doesn’t make you any less independent. It just makes you in love wink wink.
Oh, Pisces dog. This week, you’re being confronted with one of your worst habits: playing in your human’s pile of freshly cleaned laundry. You just can’t help it! It’s so warm, fluffy, and… clean. It’s simply your instinct to roll around in it and make it dirty again. Your human has had to wash the load over three times already because of your dog-like ways! You’re lucky they love you so much. But come on, Pisces dog. There are other ways for you to have fun and you know it. The reason you love playing in the laundry so much is because it’s “forbidden.” That’s not a good enough excuse! Why don’t you do acceptable dog things, like play fetch or roll over and play dead? Your human would absolutely love it if you did!