HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANCER!
The Cancer cat is oh-so nurturing, intuitive and patient. You are also an affectionate attention-getter, and always as persevering as a puss on the prowl. And Cancerians, like their symbol, the crab, may take time to catch their prey – but they do. What makes you the cat's meow: You're a people-cat, sweet-natured, and you've got a hero cat personality, too. Loyalty to your family and pet pals is the stuff gentle crab cats are stuffed with to the max.
What makes you catty: The rub is that you are ruled by the moon, moody Cancer, which can make you ultra unpredictable. If your cat world turns sour, you turn snappy and retreat under the bed or climb on top of your cat tree to be alone.
Purr-fect matches: Other fragile water signs (Pisces and Scorpio) cling to you, and security-oriented Taurus can help center you and silence your frequent caterwauling.
Cat-loving celebrity: Ernest Hemingway's birthday is July 21.
If you need help figuring out your pet's sign, please see What's Your Cat's Sign?
CANCER (June 22 - July 23)
Be Fearless. Mars and Jupiter (planets of assertiveness and generosity) may boost your wannabe feline courage. Enjoy your new bold lion-type energy, Moon Cat, especially during the New Moon on July 10. Note: Turn your ears and raise a paw at that spoiled mutt or feisty puss and seize the moment. It will make your summer a breeze. Purr-fect days: 9, 10
LEO (July 24 - August 23)
Play Watchcat. Uh-oh! This month you'll get the craving to explore the neighborhood in the heat of the night. The downside: Your tom-catting around spells trouble. That means unexpected barking dogs or cat fights are red flags. If you hear strange people it's time to scamper for refuge or you will regret your brave pussycat careless actions. Purr-fect days: 11, 12
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)
Sharpen Your Claws. Your caretakers may neglect your cat needs this month. Blame it on the 4th of July celebrations. It's time to get their attention ASAP. Scratch the sofa or use the potted plants if your litter box is dirty. By the New Moon on July 10 your needs will be met. Read: you may get a new cat tree and fresh litter. During the Full Moon on July 24 finicky Virgoan cats will be treated like superstar pets. Purr-fect days: 13, 31
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)
Be Mischievous. Your harmony-loving temperament may be disturbed around the New Moon on July 10. Stubborn Libran felines can expect a showdown regarding feline freedom. Before the Full Moon on July 24 an intense cat chat with your guardians may occur. Rather than be an indoor or outdoor cat you may get a fair shake and enjoy the best of both worlds. Purr-fect days: 24, 25
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)
Use Your Senses. OK, so this month may be a bit intense (even for Scorpion cats). The deal is, you love your feline-human bond with two humans but it's confusing. Don't despair. By the month's end you will figure out how you can share your affection without being jealous or standoffish. Go ahead – expose your tummy to show your trust. Purr-fect days: 27, 28
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)
Be Reclusive. During the post-Independence Day period it's your cue to stay clear of humans. Go ahead – amuse yourself, Sag. They will come to you on "your" terms and everything will be back to normal. In fact, you can expect making an extraordinary cat-human connection due to their guilt because you (the fun-loving puss) had to play the anti-social cat game. Purr-fect days: 19, 20
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
Chat It Up. This is the month for you to voice your summer of discontent. If you yowl loud enough (be a drama cat for your health's sake!) your caretakers will get a clue and take you to the vet. You may just need flea medication. Chill, oh dominant one – let the doctor check out your mind, body and spirit. A holistic approach will help to heal Goat cats faster. Purr-fect days: 22, 23
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Follow the Scent. Before the New Moon on July 10 shines you'll use your keen cat's eye to examine a link with a family member or pet pal. By the Full Moon on July 24 you will know if this individual is cat-friendly. If not, walk away independent furballs. After all, you have an exciting cat life to live this summer. Who needs someone pouncing on your fun? Purr-fect days: 24, 25
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
Find Affection. Thanks to the New Moon on July 10, summertime cat love warms up. In other words, your human may bring home a cat-loving friend or potential mate – for them or you. Or you may introduce a stray cat in need of a home. Either way, you will definitely get a heartfelt love (or fur) fix – something that is very important to loving Fish Cats. Purr-fect days: 26, 27
ARIES (March 21 - April 20)
Watch the Window. While cats dislike change, Ram felines can handle it. But this month you may have an unpleasant surprise. It could be time to say goodbye to a long-term friend, which will sadden you for a spell. The good news is, by the Full Moon on July 24, a new human or pet will charm their way into your action-oriented life and you will feel warm and fuzzy again. Purr-fect days: 29, 30
TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)
Tune It Out. OK, patient Taurean pusses, it's caution time. A human in your household may bark orders at you early this month. However, if you keep your cool (that means no hissy fits), before you know it another human will come to your rescue. Translation: Sleeping on an unmade bed or full laundry basket will be fine. Yep, you can be a cat and do what you want for the rest of July. Purr-fect days: 13, 22
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
Perk Your Ears. Come on versatile Gemini pussycats, don't wag that tail. Sure, the 4th of July frazzled your fragile feline nerves. But the booms are yesterday's news. Calm days full of sunshine beaming through the windows and cool summer night breezes will make up for those loud fireworks. Provide cheek rubs against your human's face and you can expect ear rubs and post-holiday cat treats. Purr-fect days: 11, 12.