Your Purr-fect Horoscope…for August


Completely charismatic with a high-energy personality, likable Leos are also extremely friendly and confidant cats. Yes, the loyal and fiery Lion, born under the fifth sign of the Zodiac, is king of its home.

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LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Be Dominant Cat. This month peppy Mars and lucky Jupiter work overtime to make you Top Puss no matter where you are. Meanwhile, stick up for yourself, whether it be toward bossy humans or pesky kids. Yes, Leo felines strut your active self and meow as loud as you want. Caution: Stay clear of mischievous behavior around the Full Moon on August 22. Purr-fect days: 7, 8

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Act Aloof. Around the New Moon on August 8, savor human attention. You deserve it. Perhaps they finally will get it that you were not a "bad cat." Let them come to you. Psst! Act docile and you'll get more apologies and strokes. After all, you took the blame for something that you did not do. Look disinterested–you'll get more good stuff, Pussycat. Purr-fect days: 9, 10

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Make Your Move. Pretty Libran cats can sit in the bird's seat this month, thanks to the team work of Mars and Jupiter. (Check out Leo.) The catch is, you'll have to make up your mind for once. If your humans are going on vacation, either climb in your crate and look eager to go (mum is the word) or flee fast and far under the bed until the cat-friendly pet sitter arrives. Your actions will speak louder than your meows. Purr-fect days: 11, 12

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Sit On the Fence. Hate to break the bad news but the Full Moon on August 22 will have you Scorpion cats clawing on eggshells. Rather than caterwaul, save your "talk" this month. The good news is, while tension may soar in your cat world, it's your human's problem–not yours. Go ahead–jump up on the counters and lick your paws. Purr-fect days: 15, 24

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Hit the Road. Prepare your free spirit attitude, Sag. You're going on a trip. OK, so most cats aren't that big on traveling. But this month you may be going on pet-friendly trip with your pet pal and beloved human! If you're adaptable you'll reap emotional rewards big-time. You can do this. After all, you're a freewheeling Sagittarian feline, remember? Purr-fect days: 7, 21

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Tom-Cat Around. Love, love, love. It's all you need and get in August. But hey, be sensible Cappie. The New Moon on August 8 pushes you to be a love magnet for furry friends, but you may be on the prowl around the Full Moon on August 22. Take it easy. Before you do something stupid ask yourself "Am I neutered?" Purr-fect days: 7, 23

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Change Your Behavior. Don't be a fraidy cat about fixing your cat-human bond. This is a perfect month for independent Water Bearers to be undemanding. If you usually meow to get fed or have a window or door opened change your mode of operation. Try direct eye-to-eye contact with you know who. By using a new feline attention-getter it will help you to get you needs met faster. Purr-fect days: 9, 22

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Jump On It. As summer heats up, escapist Pisces pusses, like you, may take advantage of your human's topsy-turvy schedule. While you'll be tempted to play Couch Potato with them–don't do it all day for your health's sake. Be a climber and a jumper in the morning and at night when it's cool. This way, you'll stay happy, healthy and not fill out. Purr-fect days: 23, 24

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Enjoy Yourself. Purr your heart out Ram cats because this month your cat dreams come alive. Get ready to enjoy energetic play time and activities around the Full Moon on August 22. Perhaps your humans have some R&R time and they may take or leave you. Either way, you're good to go oh athletic one. Remember your last pampering pet sitter? Purr-fect days: 21, 22

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Take Charge. People and pet connections may get on your nerves. Blame it on the heat, move, house improvements or even testy Mars. Despite the chaos find your cool refuge and get into your typical summertime groove. Lie on your back and ignore the human hustle bustle. Simply put, be a cat and tune the world out for your inner peace. Purr-fect days: 28, 29

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
Be Curious. Thanks to the New Moon on August 8, Geminian felines are going to sense and be treated to an unexpected, fun-filled weekend. Go ahead, groom yourself ASAP. Soon, you'll be spending time with your favorite human or pet pal. Or you may get a surprise visitor–furry, scaly, feathery or maybe even a cat-loving two-legger. Purr-fect days: 9, 31

CANCER (June 22 – July 23)
Play It Smart. "No Kitty!" This is not the time to curl up and hope things will change, Crab Cats. Around the New Moon on August 8, make your cat point. Jump into your human's lap or swipe your furry paw at your rambunctious roomie's tail. Yes, let it be known that you have feline rights and that they must be honored. Meow! Purr-fect days: 5, 6