Roya Backlund•February 10, 2020•9 min read
Oh no! The dreaded Mercury retrograde strikes again and your dog is feeling more confused than ever. Can’t the universe throw us all a bone? Before you start whining like a puppy, know that it isn’t the end of the world. In fact, its bark is infinitely worse than its bite. All this transit means is that your dog probably feels just as lazy and disorganized as you do, so bear with your canine companion. If they’re bumping into walls, sleeping in late, and chasing their tail, you have every right to blame Mercury because this retrograde is officially retrograding.
If you’re wondering how Mercury retrograde will affect your pup this time around, your dog’s horoscope for the week of February 10 to 16 has all the details. Sure, you might be skeptical about astrology having an impact on your dog’s life, but what’s the fun in that? If you’re looking for proof, check out the dog horoscope from last week and ask your dog whether it was accurate or not. Either way, believers and non-believers are both welcome here, so let’s just cut right to the chase:
You might spend the majority of your time yawning this week, Aries. Luckily, no one looks cuter while they yawn than a dog! I know you put a lot of pressure on yourself to keep up with the rest of the pack, but you have every right to some well-deserved rest. There’s no harm in catching some extra zzz’s either. In fact, your dreams might be especially vivid this week, allowing you to visit strange lands filled with bacon treats, humans playing fetch, and grassy fields glimmering with sunshine. I bet your human would love to hear all about the paw-esome dreams you have, so make sure to bark about it!
Check out the Aries dog horoscope from last week.
Are you not getting along with your friends this week, Taurus? Did your fellow pups throw a paw-ty and not invite you? Do you feel like you might be outgrowing your pack? Not all friends are meant to last fur-ever, not even for a dog! I know it’s ruff, but you deserve to be around dogs that truly appreciate you. Instead of letting the loneliness get you down, concentrate on the friends that you do have. You’ve got your human, who loves you no matter what. You’ve got the cat, who can be surprisingly fun (when they’re not being a total sourpuss, of course). Plus, you’re about to make all sorts of new friends. Keep that tail wagging!
Check out the Taurus dog horoscope from last week.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, especially for you, Gemini. After all, Mercury just so happens to be your ruling planet, and when Mercury is retrograde, it hits you harder than all the other dogs. I know you’re probably howling with frustration, but it’s OK. You’ve got this! Just keep that leash on before you run loose. Your reputation is on the line, so think twice before you give in to your primal impulses and bark about the wrong thing. Also, make sure you’re not accidentally uploading those unflattering pics your human took of you in the bath! They might think it’s funny, but you’ll never hear the end of it from the other dogs.
Check out the Gemini dog horoscope from last week.
Are you feeling a bit lost, Cancer? You probably don’t know which way is up and which is down, so you might want to cool it on any major travel plans for the time being. Begging your human to take you that luxury dog park located in the next town over might seem like a good idea, but your GPS might take you on a wild cat chase instead. Plus, once you finally arrive, you might even realize your local dog park is far superior. You don’t need to stray far from home in order to have fun! But don’t give up your travel dreams either. Just make sure you’ve really thought them out before getting in the car.
Check out the Cancer dog horoscope from last week.
People love talking about scaredy cats, but what they don’t realize is that dogs can be just as terrified. This week, you might be coming snout to snout with your deepest and darkest fears, Leo. Luckily, you can conquer anything. After all, you’re a Leo, which is the zodiac sign of pride, victory, and courage! Remember, whatever it is that you’re afraid of probably has to do with something that happened to you during your puppyhood. But you’ve grown a lot since then. Face your fears head on, because your growl is more fearsome than anything. Believe in yourself like only a Leo knows how. You’re not a puppy anymore!
Check out the Leo dog horoscope from last week.
You’re about to feel completely frazzled, Virgo, and it’s all thanks to Mercury retrograde. Your human may be your master, but when it comes to astrology, Mercury’s the one in charge of Virgo dogs. That means Mercury retrograde tends to put your tail right in-between your legs. This week, you might be head to head with your worst enemy: the cat. Your feline counterpart may be eating your food when you’re not looking, scratching up your bed, and hogging all your human’s attention. While your instinct may be to get revenge, you know you’re better than that! Just keep being the sweet and affectionate dog you are in spite of the cat’s antics. Your human will notice.
Check out the Virgo dog horoscope from last week.
You might be feeling super disorganized and impulsive this week, Libra. Are you tearing all your stuffed animals to shreds? Eating way too many treats? Lying around at the park when you should be burning off some calories and going for a run? Don’t be too hard on yourself for falling off the wagon. Instead, try to kick some of your bad habits. A dog is only as good as their routine! Whenever you feel the desire to satisfy the “bad dog” sitting on your shoulder, listen to the “good dog” instead. While you’re not going to transform into a different dog overnight, you can make better decisions step by step. Put your best paw forward!
Check out the Libra dog horoscope from last week.
You worked so hard to get over your ex, Scorpio. Why go back now? I know the breakup was ruff, but going back to your old doghouse isn’t going to change anything. Resist the temptation to text them back! You don’t have opposable thumbs and you know how much work it is for you to type a text with those paws of yours. Why put in all that effort when they never put the effort in for you? This is a test, Scorpio. Can you truly be a “good dog” and keep moving forward? Besides, you don’t need them in order for you to be happy! At the end of the day, you’ve always got your human, and being man’s best friend is what really counts.
Check out the Scorpio dog horoscope from last week.
Things may be a little complicated at home right now, Sagittarius. While it certainly may feel paw-ful, you can make a difference. Is your human getting into arguments? Did they feed you the wrong flavor chow? Is the cat sleeping on your bed at nights? It’s time to take matters into your own paws. Whenever your human starts arguing, distract them with a cuddle instead. Politely remind them that the beef chow is far superior to the turkey, at least in your opinion. And when that damn cat decides to snooze where you sleep, show them who’s boss! Or, you know, try to squeeze into that tiny space next to them. That’ll show them!
Check out the Sagittarius dog horoscope from last week.
You might be suffering from a case of “paw-in-mouth” syndrome this week, Capricorn. Practice some critical thinking before you bark about the first thing that enters your mind. That joke about the cat’s new haircut sounds hilarious in your head, but it might offend them if you’re not careful. When you ask your human if they could give you a scratch, make sure it doesn’t come across the wrong way. Remember, not everyone speaks doggie-nese and those language barriers could have you barking yourself into a corner if you’re not careful. You’re the best dog in the world (at least that’s what your human says) and you don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about you!
Check out the Capricorn dog horoscope from last week.
Keep your paws away from that canine credit card, Aquarius! You might feel tempted to spend way too much money on things you don’t need this week. I know you love a little re-tail therapy, but you can satisfy your cravings by clicking “add to cart” without completing the purchase. You definitely don’t need another pack of tennis balls, those expensive paté dog treats, or the collection of every “Scooby-Doo” episode in existence. You know your human is the one paying the bills, so at least ask permission first. Hey, it is your birthday season after all, and there’s a good chance they’ll let you buy something as a treat!
Check out the Aquarius dog horoscope from last week.
You might be feeling a little confused about who you are this week, Pisces. I hate to break it to you, but you are, in fact, a dog. You know that right? You spend a lot of time around humans and it’s up for debate whether you can mentally process your reflection in the mirror. Chances are, you’ve thought you were a member of the homo sapiens all this time. But isn’t the fact that you walk on all fours, dig holes in the ground, and gnaw on bones all day long kind of a dead give away? Here’s the bright side, Pisces. Dogs are far superior to humans! I mean, who can possibly argue with that?
Check out the Pisces dog horoscope from last week.