Roya Backlund•May 18, 2020•11 min read
You know you love having one dog, but what about two? And not just two of any dogs, but what if you could have two of your favorite dog in the whole world? If that sounds ridiculous, it shouldn’t, because the sun is entering Gemini this week and you’re seeing double! In astrology, Gemini is symbolized by the twins because this mutable air sign is all about seeing both sides of the story and being open to all perspectives. However, in more literal terms, you might start to find that there are two very distinct sides to your dog’s personality. Wondering why it suddenly feels like you’ve got two dogs instead of one? Blame Gemini season!
Although this astrological change is getting your puppy’s tail up, you might be missing the cuddly and comfy quality of Taurus season. In that case, you should check out last week’s dog horoscope. However, if you’re ready to paw-ty in the present, here’s your dog’s horoscope for the week of May 18 to May 24.
Is your mind playing fetch? Are you suffering from restless hind-leg syndrome? That’s because you’ve got so much to think about this week, Aries. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that dogs are dumb because your thoughts just keep on wagging! It’s time to focus your mind on something important this week, Aries. Otherwise, you might just find yourself running in circles. Find ways to work off this excess energy you’ve got. With how intellectual you’re feeling, it’s a great week to learn fun facts about dogs (or Canis lupus familiaris, as they’re called in Latin), practice speaking “human,” and search for all the toys you’ve buried in the backyard! Anything to stimulate your mind is a paw-fect idea. Otherwise, your human will wonder why you’re so anxious!
You’re such a luxurious dog, Taurus. After all, you are ruled by Venus — planet of beauty — and the fact that you haven’t had the chance to visit the dog salon in weeks is driving you up the wall! You’re basically hiding your paws from sight at this point; it’s been ages since you’ve had a paw-dicure. Why not orchestrate a spa date with your human? They can do your nails and hair for you and you… well, you can watch them do theirs! You’d help but, there is the issue of you not having opposable thumbs, and besides, your nail polish is still drying. Luckily, your human is so obsessed with you that they don’t even care. They’re perfectly happy to pamper you and receive nothing but your love in return!
Read more about your Taurus dog’s personality or check out the Taurus dog horoscope from last week.
It’s time to put your paws in the air like you just don’t care, Gemini! It’s your birthday month, and although you’re celebrating with social distancing in mind, you’re more than ready to paw-ty! The best thing about being a Gemini? It’s a great excuse to throw not one, but two birthday events. After all, there are two very distinct sides to your paw-sinality, and your human refers to them as “good dog” and “bad dog.” “Good dog” sits politely at the table, refuses to complain about the dorky birthday hat their human forced them to wear, and carefully licks their plate clean. “Bad dog”? Now that’s a different story. “Bad dog” digs right into the birthday cake before anyone’s even had a slice, getting icing all over their fur!
What has gotten into you, Cancer? Your human keeps trying to play fetch with you, but you’re simply not interested. They’re even up for a game of tug of war, but it’s like all the “tugging” and “warring” has lost their meaning. It’s not that you don’t love playing games, Cancer. It’s just that you’re learning how to give your ego a rest! You’re feeling incredibly ~spiritual~ this week, and instead of running after balls and aggressively gritting your teeth on rope toys, you’re in the mood for reflection and rest. Let your human know all is well. For now, you’re thinking about things like world peace and spending your time listening to guided meditations. After all, your third eye is opening. Who wants to play fetch when they’re having spiritual breakthroughs?!
It’s common knowledge that dogs are man’s best friend, but this week, you might feel like running away from home. It’s not that you don’t love your human and enjoy living with them, Leo. It’s just that… well… you literally want to run away from home, probably because you’re so sick of being in lockdown! Ever since your human started working from home, it’s like you’ve had no alone time. You used to panic whenever your human left the house. Now? Their grocery store trips are a godsend! It’s usually the only time you have to yourself these days. If you feel like you need some personal space, put your paw down and tell your human that cuddle time is OVER!
Being the mutable sign that you are, Virgo, you have the tendency to “go with the flow” rather than be the dog in charge. However, this week, you’re woofin’ a different tune, because you’re in the mood to establish yourself as an alpha rather than a beta. I bet your pack will feel so shocked when they realize there’s a new sheriff at the dog park! All this power will make you feel like barking your heart out, but be careful. With great paw-er comes great responsibility! If you let the power get to your head, your pack might get tired of your bad attitude. Lead with compassion, sweet Virgo pup. There’s no need for Machiavellian tactics when you could simply cuddle and lick your way to the top of the food chain!
This week, you’re not in the mood to play the part of an ordinary dog, Libra. You’re craving some culture just as much as you crave bacon in the morning! Dogs represent different cultures all around the world, so why not learn about them? Each breed is so fascinating and learning about them will certainly pique your interest! But that’s not all. You’re even feeling tempted to try out new cuisines of dog food. Your human will definitely have to go back to the pet store and bring you some samples of different brands. There’s a whole world out there, just waiting for you to discover it! Get your paws a little dirty, Libra, because you don’t have nine lives like a cat. You’ve got one, so make sure you’re living it to the fullest!
Do you have some trust issues you need to work on, Scorpio? No one blames you! You’re probably still reeling from that time the cat whacked you in the face when you just wanted to give it a kiss! Cats have some fierce claws and they’re terrifying when they hiss, so your fear is fully justified. But believe it or not, the cat was just trying to protect itself. Don’t take their reaction to your excitement personally! If you let that one scary incident dictate your ability to socialize in the future, you’ll miss out on so many opportunities to make some new furry friends. Let down your guard this week, Scorpio. What’s the worst that can happen? You’ll get whacked in the face by the cat again? You’ll survive.
You’ve been dating the chihuahua for a few months now, Sagittarius. However, the chihuahua has the tendency to act a little “clingy” and it’s cramping your style. You’re a Sagittarius, one of the most independent signs in the zodiac! You need a relationship that lets you run wild and you know it. Even though you definitely have feelings for this chihuahua and you love their teeny tiny little kisses, it’s time to think about whether you’re truly getting what you need. Either take the time to have a frank conversation with them or cut the leash! It’s stressful when they start yapping at you, but enough is enough. It’s time to set some boundaries, Sagittarius. Instead of rolling over, make your feelings known!
You’ve been paw-crastinating so much lately, Capricorn. This isn’t like you! You’re ruled by Saturn — planet of long-term commitment — and these days, you can barely commit to a daily walk schedule or a brand of dog food. Time to go back to the drawing board and rethink your priorities, Capri-pup. Are you watching reruns of “Scooby-Doo” when you know you should be burning off some calories playing fetch? Are you eating out of the garbage when you know you should be sticking to that 100% organic kibble your human shelled out the cash for? Try making some better decisions this week. But remember: there’s no reason to set unrealistic expectations and expect these habits to go away overnight. Take puppy steps!
Lockdown has been going on for a few months now and you are sufficiently bored out of your mind, Aquarius. You’re tired of watching Animal Planet all day long and waiting for your lazy human to finally take you for a walk. Why not take matters into your own hands and entertain yourself by doing something creative? Dip your paws into some paint and create a masterpiece! Grab some yarn and knit some sweaters for the litter of puppies living next door! It will make you feel so much more accomplished. Plus, it’ll remind you that you’re not just a dog. You’re an artistic creature who finds the time to express themself artistically. You are so talented! I bet your tail is wagging just thinking about all the things you’ll create!
Your motherly instincts are kicking in big time this week, Pisces. Are you experiencing puppy fever? Ever since you saw those adorable golden retriever puppies on your walk last week, you’ve been daydreaming of having a litter of your own. Unfortunately, since you’ve been fixed, you can’t exactly give birth, but you can cure your puppy fever by taking care of those who need it! If your human has kids, why not help out by giving them cuddles and playing with them in the backyard? Your human will certainly appreciate the help because the babysitter moved away! Plus, those babies will feel so safe and loved in your presence. After all, you are a sweet and sensitive Pisces. Caring about others is in your doggie DNA!