Your Purr-fect Horoscope…for January


Patient and prudent, the Capricorn cat has extraordinary feline drive. Born under the tenth sign of the Zodiac, the Goat is a go-getter and goes for it (whether it be cat shows or playtime) like a persistent wild cat chasing her prey. So, it's your steady-going ability that helps you stay sitting pretty in the catbird seat.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
During the tail part of January, change on the home front is a tad nerve-wracking. Do use your gift of patience and don't be a sourpuss. Perhaps a move or new d-o-g in your family is the scapegoat. Tune out external chaos and seek internal peace this month by doing more human lap sitting and body stretching. And remember, nothing lasts forever, Cappie. Purr-fect days: 11, 12

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Your physical drive is way up, thanks to this month's New Year's fresh routine. That means nix the winter blahs and get a move on! FYI: Around the Full Moon on January 28 is a good time to get some R&R. In other words Waterbearer felines, don't over do it despite your burst of kitten-like energy! Purr-fect days: 14, 15

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
It's an ideal month to put your idealistic Piscean heart to work. Before you reach out and lend your head and paws think before you leap. Are your Cat in the Hat antics realistic – or are you cat dreaming, Fish? Be cautious during the Full Moon on January 28. If you're not careful, you may end up another unsolved cat mystery. Purr-fect days: 17, 18

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Your physical drive is way down these days Ari cats. Blame it on post-holiday stress or seasonal blues. Thanks to peppy Mars, you'll feel like your frisky self after January 18. Translation: Oodles of invigorating playtime (yes, you'll be oh-so impatient and impulsive again!) will fill out your month. Purr-fect days: 10, 14

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Whoa! Sending mixed signals to your beloved humans or pet buds can make the New Year appear rocky to you earthy cats. Hold on till the New Moon on January 13 because that's when you send the right message and clear the air. P.S. Don't even think about letting your possessive Taurean love turn into a feline hissy fit. Purr-fect days: 21, 22
GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
The New Moon on January 13 finds Gemini felines skittish with a capital "S" (and that's a lot!). Hmmm … Could it be that your past (an unreliable pet or human) is itching your present? By the month's end, thanks to your superb bounce-back nature, you'll be ready to scratch your slate clean and be a purring machine again. Purr-fect days: 28, 29

CANCER (June 22 – July 23)
Energizing Mars plays a role in your flighty behavior this month. Beware that a flashback (or two) can put sensitive crab cats in a gloomy mood. Hint: Y-o-w-l daily (it'll show that you mean cat business) and your humans may bring home a new furry feline to keep you company. Purr-fect days: 3, 26

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
On January 13, the New Moon is a sign for Lion cats to make some serious cat changes. Best advice: Find a balance A.S.A.P. and chill out, you hot-tempered pussycat. Beat stress by getting extra zzz's and stop giving love 24/7. During your waking hours, vow to pamper yourself this year. (Read Garfield cartoons for hedonistic tips.) Purr-fect days: 28, 29

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Mars in his workhouse is giving you kitten-like vim and vigor all month. That means the more action-oriented things you do, the more energy you'll have. So resolve to dump your practical Virgoan nature in the litter box this year and get p-h-y-s-i-c-a-l you heady felines! Go, go, go do it! Purr-fect days: 30, 31

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Partnership is always on your mind, but your affectionate manner can irk dogs, cats and people who are not genuine cat lovers. Since you're a die-hard romantic, take it s-l-o-w this month and be sneaky about getting your love fix. (You'll get it by the Full Moon on January 28.) Try curling up next to your human or pet heartthrob (docile ones are best) when they fall fast asleep and you'll get a warm fuzzy feeling, Libra. Purr-fect days: 5, 25

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
This is your month to get connected. But caution: While you're in a social mood, your efforts may be jolted by a household pet or human. Around the New Moon on January 13, use your cunning Puss in Boost intuition when to make your move. If you're ignored don't take it personally – just try again. Purr-fect days: 3, 8

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
The Full Moon on January 28 makes your month something to savor all year long. Plan ahead Archer kitties because hooking up with someone special (two-legged or four-legged) is in the stars. Get in the crate or look out the window–and lick yourself from head to paws. It's reunion time and feel-good cat days are ahead! Purr-fect days: 28, 29