2006 Pet Horoscope

Wondering what the New Year has written in the stars for you, your human caretakers and pet pals? In 2006, family ties and human mankind will make a significant difference for all of Mother Nature's creatures, big and small. Thanks to the Moon, Sun, and other planets, earth changes will have an effect on domestic pets, wildlife, and our human caretakers. While change is in the air, man and nature will learn how to get along better and survive in a new challenged world.

Find out what is in store for you and your life in the coming months. Read on-discover how your personal sun sign may affect your human-animal and animal-animal relationships, as well as your health and well-being for the next 365 days. Listen up, fellow friends, whether you are a cat, dog, bird, horse or exotic, and follow your mind, body, and spirit to have a great New Year!

ARIES (MAR. 21 – APR. 20)
The year 2006 will be a time to begin soul searching to find out what makes you wag your tail, feathers, or fins. Look deep within and lose your inhibitions. If your life isn't all that–be bold like Rams can be! Hunt and find what makes your heart sing.
Animal and Human Relationships: Open up to different people and pets, or even get used to moving on solo and finding new companion animals.
Health and Well-being: Thanks to the eclipses of the Sun and Moon change will be affect your psyche. Go with the flow Ari, tune into the great outdoors and your inner soul will be fulfilled.
2006 Pet Tip: Make a vow to play fair and get along with four-leggers and two-leggers–you will reap lasting rewards.

TAURUS (APR. 21 – MAY 21)
The New Year is one for bonding big-time. Taurean critters are all about warm and fuzzy family values. On the flip side, your world may be topsy-turvy during a possible change of address. Sure, a stable home means the world to dependable you, but don't be too stubborn to change.
Animal and Human Relationships: Psst! You may get a new roomie (or two) this year. Your social contacts are going to multiply and this is a good thing.
Health and Well-being: While all of this chaos is happening don't overindulge in fatty pet treats or play sofa spud. Get a move on, whether you're in a backyard, house, cage, or aquarium.
2006 Pet Tip: Remember, as an earth sign you must stay grounded no matter what people or pets enter your life.

The eclipses will influence your Geminian flighty nature in 2006. Translation: You may find yourself in a different environment. A new location may affect you and your life in the spring or fall but your motto is "Change is cool."
Animal and Human Relationships: The downside is, you may fall victim to being told what to do by your caretakers or a bully animal, but you will survive oh responsive one.
Health and Well-being: No matter how hectic your life gets do stay physical to stave off unwanted pounds that can wreak havoc on any animal species and your humans. P.S. Don't let well-meaning humans overfeed you.
2006 Pet Tip: Vow to dump pesky pet habits and try and be the best companion animal that you can be.

The good news is that this is your year for fun, fun, fun. Physical activity is the word for you crabs. That's right, indoors or outdoors you're going to be energized and entertained. And you'll feel secure and come out of your shell.
Animal and Human Relationships: You're a touchy feely, loyal sign so you're going to soak up all the sweet loving attention that comes your way, from toddlers to seniors-pets or people.
Health and Well-being: Whether you're a furry, feathery, or scaly animal, this is no time to skimp on taking care of your diet and exercise. Keep it regular, Moonchild pets.
2006 Pet Tip: Savor every day this year and nurture yourself while you nudge and nuzzle both your animal and human friends.

LEO (JULY 24 – AUG. 23)
Lion pets feel, throughout 2006, a deep desire to look at their purpose in life. This year you will whine, yowl, and make your deepest animal emotions known to your human companions. It's time for change and renewal and you will speak out in your own dramatic style.
Animal and Human Relationships: The upside is, after you vocalize your discontent your animal's eye-view of your environment will look different and your temperament will be more on even keel.
Health and Well-being: This is the year to not fight the grooming appointment or pet psychic. It's all good. Enjoy the attention you outgoing Leo.
2006 Pet Tip: As a fire sign, it's essential for you to pamper your ego and you will show your true colors.

VIRGO (AUG. 24 – SEPT. 23)
This year 2006 is a time for fussy Virgoan animals to get their needs met. Thanks to the eclipses this year, you'll have the nerve to act out and get what you want. Yes, you restless animals, you can get your way (fave spot, more playtime or toys) without being reprimanded by your humans.
Animal and Human Relationships: You might be in a situation where a human or pet is coping with woes and it will keep you homebound. It will build your inner character.
Health and Well-being: It's a perfect time to not make a fuss if you find yourself at a holistic vet's office. Take advantage of the preventive health care visit(s).
2006 Pet Tip: Take a risk and try to communicate your deepest emotions to your human caretakers and animal friends. (Read Cancer's Pet Tip.)

LIBRA (SEPT. 24 – OCT. 23)
In 2006 you will discover that the more you speak out (not a big task for a charming Libran animal), the more you will be heard. Dog shows, animal shelter, family outings-be inquisitive and you will make a difference in your life and make your humans smile.
Animal and Human Relationhips: This is the year for you peace-keeping, partner-seeking pets to stop giving all your unconditional love and start getting rewards.
Health and Well-being: It's time to shake bad behavior (such as food aggression or begging for food) because it will make you a healthier animal and you won't tilt the scales, Lib!
2006 Pet Tip: Be courageous. Take chances and you may be surprised by the outcome and feel totally balanced.

SCORPIO (OCT. 24 – NOV. 22)
The year 2006 brings Scorpion pets good things if (and only if) you stop the intense barking, meowing, or squawking and doing those other pesky things you do. If you pace yourself and behave like a good animal you will get what you deserve, oh sensitive and spoiled one.
Animal and Human Relationships: Before spring arrives, thanks to the eclipses you will become a social animal. Socializing is a stress reducer for pets and people.
Health and Well-being: The new, improved you will give you, a passionate water sign, a boost of energy throughout the year.
2006 Pet Tip: Opt to lose your secretive pet personality and partake in outdoor activities or interact with different animals or humans.

Welcome to a time in your life where you may be in a spot where you don't have complete freedom, a desire of upbeat Sagittarian animals. However, this year you'll learn how to amuse yourself in resourceful ways, whether you are bird watching or viewing animal programs on TV.
Animal and Health Relationships: While your activities may be limited for one reason or another, you will reach out and touch someone in an amazing and powerful way.
Health and Well-being: If someone or another animal affected you in the past, this year you'll let go of the grudge Sag and enjoy each other once again.
2006 Pet Tip: Let your humans know that it's time for you to relax and rejuvenate yourself from head to tail.

Like last year, 2006 will be influenced by Jupiter which means that you'll be a go-pet and enjoy the ride because of your steady nature. Be wary of strange wildlife, pets and their people but also be open to new experiences because it may lead you to making a splash in the animal world.
Animal and Health Relationships: Capricorn animals can be a bit standoffish but this year something will change and you'll find yourself more intuitive to other people and pets.
Health and Well-being: While your Cap body and mind are in fine shape, this is a time when you can fine-tune your human-animal bond and heal spiritually as an unforgettable pet.
2006 Pet Tip: Open your eyes and heart to more people and pets in the haven around you.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 21 – FEB. 19)
In 2006 your life as you know it will most likely change for the better. Anything goes this year so be ready to shake your friendly tail, fins, or feathers and go wherever fate takes you. The result will be good for you and your family of animals or humans.
Animal and Health Relationships: This year you may change your Water-Bearer bossy ways of trying to manipulate your humans to pay attention to you.
Health and Well-being: You may find your human will be taking the alternative route when it comes to your health. But note, all-natural remedies can and do work.
2006 Pet Tip: Be ready to give more of yourself as a companion animal and you will make a companion for life.

PISCES (FEB. 20 – MAR. 20)
The eclipses this year affect you, like other animals, and provide a sense of self-reliance which is a blessing for sensitive Pisces pets. Not only will you be more independent as a companion animal but you'll attract the right humans and pets in your life whether you're on the road or at home.
Animal and Health Relationships: You may discover that while you're compassionate, you're no longer dependent on another animal roomie or human. You can enjoy yourself solo and succeed.
Health and Well-being: In 2006 you must stay on that health regimen your caretakers insist you follow, whether it's a new diet, supplements, or more exercise. It's for your health's sake.
2006 Pet Tip: The sky is the limit and it's your turn to spread your wings and look towards the future.

Kerouac is the co-author of 202 Pets' Peeves, and is noted as a seismically sensitive cat in the new book, "The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes," by Cal Orey, based on geologist Jim Berkland's quake warnings which include moons, tides, strange animal behavior (disoriented pets, lost cats and dogs). Available at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com.