Your Dog’s 2002 Horoscope

In 2002, home and family play an integral role for cats, dogs, birds, horses and exotics worldwide. It's a good year for critters, big and small, to enjoy bonding with their human companions. The year 2002 will bring challenges, influenced by eclipses of the sun, moon and shifting planets. Furry, feathery and scaly creatures may have their differences but you'll cope and all will get along in peace and harmony. While change will certainly be in the air, it's the year to nurture close partnerships with both your humans and pets pals and practice your personal sign's 2002 Pet Project every day.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
The New Year finds you experiencing your wildest dreams and ways to sharpen your pet senses. Yes, you can read your human's mind! Be calm and ask if there is anything that your human would like you to do for her or her for you. This is your year to enjoy more freedom and novelty (a sure-fire tails up for Rams!) Plus, comfort and relationships at home will play a role in your life. Your 2002 Pet Project: Be more patient and enjoy cuddle time with your family, friends and caregivers.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
The year 2002 will be a time to boost your animal ego, thanks to the lucky planet Jupiter. Like all stable-minded Taurean creatures, your home front means the pet world to you – but a red flag shows that it may be changing. Go with the flow and you'll feel more secure despite a move or new family member. To build your confidence you may want to connect with different species. (Tune into Animal Planet.) Your 2002 Pet Project: Nudge your humans to let you outdoors regularly so you'll be reminded of who you are.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
The solar and lunar eclipses will influence your Geminian relationships in 2002. Your family may require more TLC from you, but your animal-human bond will grow. Encourage your caretakers to soothe your body and spirit so you can keep up with their demands. Nuzzle up to your humans and they may get the hint that animals crave calming and bonding massages too. Your 2002 Pet Project: Pace yourself for your head-to-paws well-being.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23)
Like Gemini critters, Cancerians will sense the effect of the eclipses in 2002, too. You'll feel your sensitive Crab psyche nudging you to Be Here Now, despite where you've been. If your humans introduce you to a pet shrink or pet psychic, tag along with an open ear (or two) and reap the animal benefits, Moon pets. Remember, basking in the sun is therapeutic, and you can do it without humans. Your 2002 Pet Project: Practice enjoying life's simple pet pleasures.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
While other pets are enjoying stronger human ties in 2002, you'll be pondering if your relationships are balanced. Go ahead – open up caretaker Lion pets. It's the year for you to receive love from your humans and pet companions. More good news: Your family will use the Internet more and that means more pet tips and toys are coming your way! Your 2002 Pet Project: Accept human and pet imperfections and rejuvenate yourself!

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Virgoan pets feel, throughout 2002, a real desire to make their dreams come true. Due to the solar and lunar eclipses, you may experience a shift in your family. Use 2002 to find your niche in your household despite changes beyond your control. Whenever you feel on edge, meditate. Shut your eyes and begin with a tranquil mind. Then, imagine yourself in a tranquil atmosphere and feel warm and fuzzy! Your 2002 Pet Project: Make pet treats out of life's pet peeves.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
The year 2002 is a time for Librans to let go of lofty expectations and be happy. Thanks to the solar and lunar eclipses, you'll find it easy to enjoy companionship that is here to stay – a wonderful perk for partner-wanting pets. This is the year when you team up with human and animal companions and connect on all levels. But note, social Librans, you need to find your cozy spot and commune with nature. Your 2002 Pet Project: Pounce on real happiness and true love.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
A period of change on the home front affects you this year. Scorpion pets may experience a move or renovation process. You'll find yourself face-to-face with chaos but dealing with it will be your only choice despite people coming and going. De-stressing tools – more exercise and proper nutrition – will help you keep on even keel and provide you with endurance to tolerate emotional stress. Your 2002 Pet Project: Be happy, and ignore the small stuff that bugs you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
The year 2002 will be a time of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Sagittarian pets will be able to fine-tune an important human or pet connection. Just be understanding of that special family member and you'll both feel like wagging your tails. Meanwhile, stress from day-to-day change can wreak havoc on your body so keep your paws in action and stick to a regular exercise routine. Your 2002 Pet Project: Express yourself and vow to be the best animal companion that you can be.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Influence by Pluto during 2002 will help you grow to be a stronger animal. Capricorn pets will tend to their own needs (even more than usual) due to the solar and lunar eclipses. In other words, you'll be working on your body and mind double time. Yes, that means eating less, exercising more. However, hardworking goat pets will be rewarded by living longer and healthier lives. Your 2002 Pet Project: Go back to nature and get your paws on a natural lifestyle.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
This will be a year of changing tides and you'll go with the ebb and flow of it all because you are an adventurer. With a little extra effort, Waterbearer pets will begin to really enjoy love, family and friends, the basics of true happiness for all creatures. While the solar and lunar eclipses affect your deepest feelings about your human and pet pals, you'll count your blessings and be thankful this year. Your 2002 Pet Project: Hunt for happiness and you will retrieve it!

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
During 2002, Saturn (which is linked to dedication) may affect your security at home. Although your humans may discuss a major move or heated squabbles may disrupt your peace, the fur may not fly as much as you think it will. Rather than flee oh sensitive Piscean creatures, try sending a psychic message to your family members. Your heart-to-heart pet talk may help to solve an uncertain but temporary situation. Your 2002 Pet Project: Follow your heart and enjoy the wildness of fate.