Contributed by Lisa Stardust
It’s been a long few months inside and now you’re ready to enjoy some nice weather outdoors to burn off some stored up energy.
But before you get too excited, it’s important to note that June—for both people and pets—is a complicated month. Depending on where you live, it may not be safe or sanctioned to return to the dog park or have your pet buddies over for a playdate.
Plus, astrologically speaking, there’s a lot going on. There are two eclipses, a lunar on the 5th and a solar on the 21st; Mercury begins its backward journey on the 17th (which may create communication breakdowns between you and your pet parents); the Summer Solstice on the 20th kicks off a new season; and, finally, Neptune begins its retrograde motion on the 25th (which has the potential to make you feel more emotionally confused).
This month, the main thing to remember is to give yourself and your pet mom and dad a lot of love—you’re both gonna need it!
June Pet Horoscopes
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’re opting to spend the last moments of spring and the first few days of summer chilling at home. The birds are chirping outside, but you are in the mood to have some downtime alone with your favorite chew toy—especially on the 20th and 21st. Before you get down on yourself for not feeling all that social, remember that it’s OK to have “you” time.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
PSA: The reality of life right now simply doesn’t allow for optimal socialization—we are all feeling this, Taurus. But keep in mind all things must pass, and one day, hopefully soon, you’ll be able to reunite with your pack. So try to keep your frustration in check, and don’t let your feelings fester. If you must blame someone, don’t blame yourself: blame your mom and dad! They’re the ones who are supposed to have the answers, anyhow. This approach will come in handy especially on the 25th and 28th.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your anxiety will be at a high on the 5th and 30th, and you may feel as though you have to hide in the corner or seek out a den for comfort. The good news is that your owner will step up and get you the help you need to overcome your stresses. Be open to the assistance they are offering. Don’t be too stubborn or willful in thinking you can heal yourself. Accept the help.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
It may be hard for you to be clear with your needs at this time, which will cause frustrations between you and your ‘rents. Watch your temper on the 18th and 30th, as you may have an epic meltdown resulting in major tensions at home. Instead of barking or hissing when you don’t like a treat—simply push it away with your paw to communicate effectively, without any drama.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You may have a case of the “blahs” this month, as you are bored of everyone and everything. Hearing your owner have the same conversations with their friends on Zoom is boring you. Instead of looking to them for inspiration, try to get your own thing started. Dig a hole in the backyard, find something new to chew, heck, try turning a household object into a toy (we recommend pen and bottle caps for all you cats), especially on the 21st and 30th. Try to tap into your passions with a fun project.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Unfortunately, you may feel like your human mom or dad is acting a little like a martyr, to put it bluntly. Yes, the two of you have endured a rough patch lately thanks to quarantine—but you thought everyone had moved past the drama. The good news is that you’ll totally get a chance to start fresh on the 25th—if you’re open to create a clean slate.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Real talk: Where do you end and your human mom or dad begins? It’s been a loonngg few months being trapped at home with your owner during quarantine. You love your ‘rents, but you need a break. You know that thing that you do together, but alone? On the 30th, do it, whether that’s a socially distanced hike or a romp at a safe-to-visit dog park, and enjoy some free time for yourself.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Life has been a tad inconsistent as of late and now you’re finally seeing things get back to the way they were months ago. The caveat you’re facing is that you like the changes that have been made to your daily regimen. Your soulful nature and brooding intensity likes having your ‘rents within earshot all day. You feel as though being together 24/7 has strengthened your relationship for the better, so don’t be afraid to show it!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You’ve recently caught feelings for your purrfect match. Now, all you need to do is plan another meet-cute, but how? This is going to be tricky now that things are a little more complicated regarding socializing, but you’ll think of something, because things are looking good for you on the 25th. Just make sure your human mom or dad doesn’t embarrass you in front of your crush or make things more difficult than they need to be.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You often find yourself wondering who’s the boss in the relationship between you and your pet parent. You rely on each other’s schedules, which implies equality, but in reality, you know you call the shots (even though they like to think otherwise). While the struggle for power is exhausting, you can’t help playing cat and mouse. You’ll have time to reflect on your next move on the 20th. 21st, and the 30th.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
It’s been a hot minute since you’ve had a proper grooming. And, while you may not want to fully change up your look, you’re craving a flashy new haircut. Don’t be shy about your needs: give your human mom or dad motivation to get what you want, even if you have to roll around in the dirt (or you-know-what). You’ll have the most success getting your way on the 20th or 21st.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces, you’re affectionate and sentimental, but this month, these attributes of your nature—even your lust for life—will be heightened as you focus on finding love. The 21st and 25th are key dates where you may see positive change in this direction, and if you can’t go to the dog park or outside to roam the streets (I’m looking at you, kitties) hop on your parents’ next Zoom call: you may be surprised and delighted to see who’s on the other end.
About the Author: Lisa Stardust has studied the zodiac for over a decade as an astrologer and cosmic writer, and has contributed to publications and websites such as Teen Vogue, The Hoodwitch, Cosmopolitan, and O, Oprah Magazine.