For those of us who love astrology, our go to point of reference is usually our sun sign or our moon sign.  However, if you know your rising sign, you can access so much information about your chart.  If you already know your rising sign, read on.  If you don’t, then go to astro.com and find out!

Did you know that your rising sign is a more consistent indicator of the best pet for you more than your Sun sign or your Moon sign?  The rising sign designates which signs rule each of the houses in the natal chart.  When you know your rising sign, which is your ascendant, you know what sign rules your sixth house of pets.

For instance, if you have Aries rising, then you have Taurus on the cusp of your 2nd house, Gemini on the cusp of your 3rd house, Cancer on the cusp of your 4th house, Leo on the cusp of your 5th house and Virgo on the cusp of your 6th house.

Aries rising signAries rising sign:

Choose a dignified, quiet, tidy and super-smart pet, such s a Border Collie, Siamese cat, rat, pig or African Gray parrot.  Service pets do best with someone with an Aries ascendant.  They enjoy working and helping.  Be alert that your pet may have a more finicky digestive tract and may need digestive enzymes or to be tested for food allergies.

Taurus rising signTaurus rising sign:

Choose a graceful pet that gets along with all kinds of animals. If you have a Taurus rising sign, you may have a pet that thinks he is the spouse and gets quite offended when you introduce a partner into your home.

An owl elemental for Aquarius ascendant.

An owl is a great pet for Gemini rising sign.

Gemini rising sign:

I’m thinking an owl … are you? Not sure that’s a legal pet, but it would be great for you. Or a snake. Probably not both though. Or a bat. Something Wednesday Addams would want.

Cancer rising is calming to a big animal.

Cancer rising folks do fine with a big pet.

Cancer rising sign:

You need a pet with a big personality. A pony or horse is always good. However, Cancer ascendant can really surprise you when it comes to pets. Many have big cats that have been rescued or even more exotic, such as an elephant.  You’ll notice your pets tend to be good listeners.


Virgo ascendant pet.

Virgo rising needs an unusual pet.

Virgo rising sign:

You need a pet with a slightly rebellious personality. A unique pet. Definitely adopted, but very unusual. Maybe a rescued bird, or depending on where you live, a bear.

Libra rising signLibra rising sign:

A serene, sleepy, psychic, water-loving pet would be great for you.  One that is sympathetic or musical would be perfect.  If your pet doesn’t like a friend or family member, that’s probably a sign to not hang out with that person.  If you are coastal, this pet will appreciate the beach.

Scorpio rising signScorpio rising:

You need an Aries type of pet. Choose a pet who is fairly independent. Red is good, such as reddish fur or feathers or scales. Be careful though as Scorpio rising folks often end up with pets that are more aggressive than they bargained for. These pets need a job to do. Keep ’em busy so they make good use of all that energy. This kind of pet tends to place first in pet shows.  Your pet will tend to always benefit from acupuncture treatment.

Sagittarius rising signSagittarius rising sign:

The best choice for you is a beautiful pet with a gourmet appetite. Choose a pet that you can spoil and indulge. Rhinestone studded collar, negative ion bed, essential oil locket, boar bristle brush, and a scarf for every season.  Your pets will have a very developed sense of smell.  Buy only the best of fur care products.  This pet usually comes with a big price tag – literally.

Capricorn rising signCapricorn rising sign:

You’ll be happiest with a pet that is expressive or communicative … one that loves to learn new tricks or commands. Lots of Capricorn rising folks have pets that go with them in the car, such as a dog or a bird that sits on their shoulder.  If you are choosing your pet amidst a group, look for the one that is most curious, mischievous or talkative.

Aquarius rising signAquarius rising sign:

You need either an intuitive pet, nighttime pet or a therapy pet. Folks with Aquarius rising like very sensitive animals, so choose according to the amount of time you can commit to hanging out with your new companion.  You also might inherit your pet from your mother, step-mother, mother-in-law or a mother figure.

Pisces rising signPisces rising sign:

Your pet should be your child.  Get your pet as a baby.  You would do well to rescue an abandoned baby animal where there is a strong opportunity for bonding and imprinting.  Look for a gold colored pet with a big, fun-loving personality.  Teach him or her tricks and games.  Choose an animal that is great with kids.  This can also be a pet that is a natural entertainer.  If you have a Pisces ascendant, consider a side career of training animals for film.

Want to get started with astrology?  We recommend The Complete Idiot’s Guide Astrology Dictionary. https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Astrology-Dictionary/dp/B00A16UXA0

Stephanie Jourdan, Ph.D.
Higher Self Communications Inc.
Astrologer, Author (Complete Idiot’s Guide Astrology Dictionary), Lecturer, Inner Guide Initiator,
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Woodland Hills – Los Angeles