Your Purr-fect Horoscope…for October

Happy Birthday, LIBRA!

Born under the sign of the Scales, you crave balance and peace. You detest chaos – family arguments, earthquakes. After all, even-tempered Librans are ruled by Venus, goddess of love and beauty. Actually, you love to be spoiled and catered to. A bag of generic cat treats is an insult to your Libran IQ. A high-tech self-cleaning litter box or a plush, cozy window perch is more your style.

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LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23)
It's your party month and you should be on center stage. From the 16th (thanks to the New Moon) you find yourself around beautiful people and pets. Expect a cat party (or two) with plenty of Lib's fave kitty treats (i.e., gourmet fish cakes) and extravagant cat toys. Life couldn't be more lovely! Purr-fect days: 15, 16

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22)
With Mercury in motion (the planet of communication) you find your uncanny sixth sense comes in handy this month. To avoid pre-Halloween pet pranksters – play it cool, Scorpy. Translation: Stay indoors day and night. Treat yourself to the luxury of a quiet room. Bring your humans along if you'd like. Purr-fect days: 17, 18

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)
Due to the Full Moon on the 2nd, you tangle with your green-eyed dog or cat roomies. You know jealousy isn't YOUR problem, but it's up to you to deal with it. Hey, free-spirited Sag, you can do this! Best advice: Put your paws in action and flee from troublemakers. Purr-fect days: 19, 20

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20)
Until October 22nd, that cat dream of yours ain't gonna happen, goal-oriented Goat cats. FYI: That state-of-the art cat tree is on hold. Capricorn cats must be careful not to stress-out. Chase those toy furry mice and neon innovative balls (with food inside). Then, treat yourself to some catnip and enjoy life's simple pleasures. You deserve it. Purr-fect days: 12, 23

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19)
Around the New Moon on the 16th, you may feel uncomfortable in a hectic household. Independent Aquarians can keep the peace by curling up from head-to-paws with your edgy family. Give 'em a real cat-love treat: Blink both eyes slowly at your human. A cat's work is never done. Purr-fect days: 24, 25

PISCES (Feb. 20 – March 20)
Blame the Full Moon on the 2nd for your scaredy cat people phobias. Your family knows you're a sensitive puss. It's OK, Fish – be skittish around strangers this month for self-preservation. Use extreme caution during the Halloween period for your safety's sake. Purr-fect days: 26, 27
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Mercury (planet of the mind) affects your first three weeks of this month. Read: Rethink your cold "me first" Ram bad cat attitude. Soften up, kitty! More affectionate behavior toward both human and pet pals (those licks on the nose and kneading paws are nice) will bring good karma to you. Purr-fect days: 1, 29

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Around the Full Moon on the 2nd, let the cat have your tongue, so to speak. If you lighten up on the nocturnal meows and yowls, toward late month your Bull-like persistence pays off. Expect your favorite cat toys or an entertaining kitty video. Purr-fect days: 4, 5

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
You find yourself in a very lovable mood during the Full Moon on the 2nd. Go for it! Enjoy snoozing with your cat roomie – or even the d-o-g. Hey, you're the Heavenly Twins and you can pull it off. P.S. Warm-blooded humans are great fun in bed! (Think soft comforters and fluffy pillows.) Purr-fect days: 6, 7

CANCER (June 22 – July 23)
Uh-oh – you're going to see red flags around the New Moon on the 16th. Your humans may be penny-pinching this month. Hint: Generic cat food bags. Be sympathetic, like a good Crab. Nix the hunger strike. Instead, give 'em some sugar and your family may feel bad and surprise you with chicken or turkey tidbits. Purr-fect days: 9, 10

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23)
Mars (planet of drive) and Jupiter (planet of generosity) stir up problems until the New Moon on the 16th. Is a family member mad at you because of a litter box mishap or scratch marks on the couch? Rather than risk tarnishing your fragile Lion's ego, play it cool and act like you're innocent even if you're not. Purr-fect days: 11, 12

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23)
Venus (the love planet) and pushy Mars nudge shy Virgoan kitties to pounce on it. It's a good time to nuzzle up to the "other" cat. Hey, you're going to have to learn how to deal with your dislike for the new one. Now is the time to get over it and get an overdue dose of a feel-good fur fix and human strokes. It's a win-win situation. Purr-fect days: 13, 14