Roya Backlund•July 20, 2020•11 min read
Have you ever seen a dog that’s walking on sunshine? A dog so happy that their jaw is wide open with a smile, their tongue dangling out the side of their mouth, and their tail wagging fast enough to produce electricity. THAT kind of sunshine. And now that the sun is in flamboyant, creative, and center-of-attention Leo, your dog is certainly strolling on rays of light. Astrology doesn’t lie! It’s Leo season, baby!
However, if you’re missing the cozy, cuddly, and sentimental vibes of Cancer season, you can just take a peek at last week’s dog horoscope and live in the past. But if you’re ready to roar with the lions, get a load of your dog’s July 20 to July 26 horoscope because Leo season has officially arrived:
Do you ever miss being a puppy, Aries dog? You’re all grown up now and you certainly enjoy being able to hold your pee when you’re in the house and barking with your whole diaphragm. However, there’s just something so nostalgic about the good old days of being an awkward, fuzzy, and innocent little pup! Your human certainly took more pictures of you back then, that’s for sure! Why not spend the week getting back in touch with that little ol’ puppy who still lives inside you? Do something that reminds you of those days! Roll around in the dirt, invite some furry friends over, and watch “101 Dalmations” over and over again. It’s summer after all and school is definitely out, Aries dog!
You’ve been invited to a party this week, Taurus dog! Woo-hoo! Don’t worry, it’s a socially distant party over Zoom, so you don’t need to worry about that… oh, wait. You don’t want to go to the party? No surprise there! You are a Taurus after all. You’d much rather curl up on the couch, eat bags of doggie treats, and have your belly rubbed by your human while wearing your favorite cubic-zirconia-encrusted collar. It’s just how you roll, Taurus dog! Unfortunately, you’ve got a lot of anxiety about this upcoming party, because you said you would go and you don’t want to flake… again. But here’s the thing, Taurus dog. The sun is in your fourth house of home and family. If there was ever a time to cancel plans, it’s now. The vet has a diagnosis for you and you’ve definitely got a case of JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out).
Whenever you meet a new dog and they ask you what your zodiac sign is, they instantly judge you, Gemini dog. It’s not your fault! Geminis have a bad rap in astrology. They think all you guys do is gossip, talk, and then… talk some more. You are so much more than just an endless talker, Gemini dog. You also love to learn, you’re hilarious, and you’re always open to all perspectives. However, this week, you’re living up to the stereotype. You’re barking left and right about the latest gossip and you cannot be stopped! You’re rolling your mouth so fast that you’re not even letting your furry friends get a word in! Hey, at the very least, you do have one thing in your defense… you’re a Gemini wink wink.
You’re such a compassionate, sentimental, and adorable little pup, Cancer dog. In fact, you’re feeling kind of bummed that Cancer season is over! You enjoyed celebrating your doghood with all your loved ones. Your human pulled out all the stops and even threw you a birthday paw-ty that made every dog in the neighborhood jealous! You’re probably thinking of getting your human a little present to show your gratitude, huh? After all, that is a very Cancerian thing for you to do! Just make sure you actually buy them a present that THEY’LL like. Last time you bought them a present, you bought them a bag of bacon flavored dog treats and new squeaky toys. You know damn well you really bought those for yourself, Cancer dog!
Move over, Cancer, because it is officially Leo season! No one’s barking louder about it than you are, Leo dog. And that’s not all because no other zodiac sign loves their birthday more than a Leo dog, that’s for sure. Admit it: you’ve been planning your birthday paw-ty for the past 12 months! But let’s be honest… you do have the tendency to take your birthday a little TOO seriously. That’s why you’re growling nonstop about the fact that your paw-ty now has to take place over Zoom! But come on, Leo, let’s make the best of it. You’re not the only dog who’s had to change their paw-ty plans this year! In fact, not every dog even gets to have a birthday paw-ty. Like, ever. So count your blessings!
You’re in the mood to get in touch with your spirituality, Virgo. Yes, even dogs have a spiritual side! You’ve tried yoga and the downward facing dog pose, but it didn’t feel like it was enough. You’ve dabbled with tarot card readings, but it’s hard to shuffle when you don’t have opposable thumbs! That’s why you’re simplifying things: you’re taking a vow of silence. You’re hoping it will give you lots of time to meditate on what matters and cleanse those canine chakras. However, there’s just one problem. When you took this vow, you forgot all about… the USPS person. Every time they drop by, that vow of silence gets harder and harder to keep. All you want to do is bark, bark, bark! Come on, Virgo. Resist temptation!
You’ve suddenly become the most popular dog in the whole neighborhood, Libra dog. Well, let’s be honest: you were always pretty popular. After all, you are a Libra dog! You’re ruled by Venus — planet of beauty, friendship, and romance — so there’s just something about you that makes people wanna say “you’re such a good little doggy, yes you are”! But this popularity you’ve just come into? It’s next level. It’s Regina George level (if Regina George was a dog). So be careful, Libra dog. Everyone wants to impress you and be seen in your presence! If you let all this power get to your head, you might go from being a sweet little dog to quite a mean one indeed. Be a benevolent pack leader, Libra dog!
You’re used to being the big pup in charge, Scorpio dog. You ARE a Scorpio, after all. Mars — planet of aggression, boldness, and war — IS your ruling planet, so you really don’t mess around. You’re either pack leader or nothing at all! That’s why the fact that a new dog has moved into town has really been making you feel threatened. Somehow, this dog has got your tail between your legs! You’re shaking whenever they come near you and you’re forgetting all about how much power you have! Come on, Scorpio dog. Time to step it up. Put your paw down and let them know who’s in charge. Because you know what’s the worst part about all of this? This dog is… a Chihuahua.
You’ve been daydreaming a whole lot lately, Sagittarius dog. Since everything is closed this summer, you’ve decided to spend your time watching every single “Homeward Bound” movie ever made. Good luck, because that’s a LOT of movies! Now, going for your daily walk around the neighborhood just ain’t gonna cut it! You’re craving adventure, romance, adrenaline, and a story to tell! After all, you are a Sagittarius dog, the most free-spirited zodiac sign of all! You simply cannot be leashed… well, don’t take your leash off just because the dogs in the movies aren’t leashed. Remember, they’re actually on a movie set surrounded by handlers and there’s nothing very “adventurous” about that at all!
This isn’t like you, Capricorn dog. It’s like you’ve hit rock bottom! You’re normally the dog who runs a mile in under five minutes. You take two-hour long walks without even panting once. You never lose a game of tug of war and you ALWAYS remember to put your toys away once you’re finished playing with them. It’s just the Capricorn in you! However, lately, you’ve been feeling lazier than you’ve ever been. Like, you’re so lazy that the cat thinks you’re lazy. Don’t be so hard on yourself, Capricorn dog. There’s no other way but up! You are a phoenix rising from the ashes and you will come back stronger than ever! The first step is always the hardest step to take, but your paws are ready!
It’s not that you’re afraid of commitment, Aquarius dog — it’s more that when you put your heart into something, you’re chasing after it harder than a stick during a game of fetch! Well, you’ve been dating the Maltese lately and you can’t stop thinking about them. Seriously, you’re normally just thinking about that bag of bacon dog treats sitting up on the top shelf and how much you wish you could reach it. Now, all you’re thinking about is their fluffy, white, curly fur and adorably tiny little nose. Admit it: you’ve caught feelings, Aquarius dog. This doesn’t make you weak or silly. It makes you a dog! It’s time for you to make a decision. Are you ready for the commitment? Because the Maltese is ready to tie a leash on you!
You’ve been eating that cheap dog food that you love so much, Pisces dog. It may not be the healthiest, but you can’t get over how good it tastes! However, your vet has decided that you should switch to dog food that actually contains vitamins and minerals. Who’da thought? Unfortunately, you might not be enjoying the taste! You’ve got a decision to make, Pisces dog. Keep eating that crappy, cheap dog food and make yourself sick or eat something that’s going to help you live nine lives, just like the cat! Don’t you want to be able to run through the park without getting tired? How about spend more years with your human? Anyway, once you get used to this new healthy food, you’ll start to love it!