Your Grr-eat Horoscope…for April


If you are an Aries, the words impulsive and strong-minded describe you–from head to tail. You're often excitable–like a wild coyote on the move. And, the Aries Ram dog is independent and dominant–one tough wolf.

If you need help figuring out your pet's sign, please see What's Your Dog's Sign?

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Play It Dumb. April is a month to be canine-cautious, because this time Rams can't be ready to jump on it. Sorry. Forget dogfights or chasing cats, especially before the New Moon on April 12. Save your fearless dog feats for May when it'll be safer to go and do whatever it is that makes your ears perk up. Sit this month out and heel on command for your self-preservation. Grr-eat days: 11, 12

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Lick Cupid. Get ready Mr. or Ms. Dog because the love bug arrives this month. Some human or canine may groom your coat and ego–a four paws up for Taureans. By the Full Moon on April 26, you'll have a real clue if it's a cat-and-mouse game or if it's a potential relationship that will prove to pan out and be as faithful as Old Yeller. Grr-eat days: 13, 14

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
Lie Down. This month you may be dogged about unwelcome change–but don't whine or take refuge in the closet. Be quiet and open to new opportunities–a multi-dog household perhaps? You can participate, sort of, but be an observer–and just kick back. Be sociable and you'll know when to let your guard down and be your charming dog self. Grr-eat days: 16, 17

CANCER (June 22 – July 23)
Be Funny. Hey Moondoggie–you can expect to hurdle relationship ups and downs (e.g., an inconsistent human, a mean-spirited cat). Before you turn into a canine bully–watch the action. Put on your cute dog face. By the Full Moon on April 26, you may end up a beloved lap dog (no matter what your size is) or have made a soul mate out of that bad pussycat. Grr-eat days: 18, 19

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Go Do It. Before and during the New Moon on April 12, you'll be a furball of nerves. Blame high anxiety on your ever-changing human's schedule, which may cause Lion dogs to feel short-tempered. It's time to play more, think less. Fetch your ball, bone or the cat–and feel the rush of being a dog. Let them get their daily grind in order. It's not your job. Grr-eat days: 19, 22

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
Sit and Stay. For your protection, be on guard for yourself all month. You may find yourself in a sticky situation where you're going to be on your own. Focus on you–and your well-being. That means down-to-earth Virgoan dogs beware of strange intruders. You can bark or sniff–whatever it takes to help you to feel safe, sound and grounded. Grr-eat days: 22, 23

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Speak Up. During the New Moon on April 12, passive pooches must tell it like it is to that special someone. Yes, it's time for you Librans to catfight for your dog rights and earn some self-respect. If your dinner is late or your potty time is forgotten, don't let it go. Repeat the verbal command "Woof!" until your busy humans get the hint that you have needs, too. Grr-eat days: 24, 25

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Chill Out. Emotion-provoking planet Venus this month brings Scorpio canines incentive to learn how to give-and-take. Translation: Try to show less dog aggression, more affection and you'll get well-earned praise. P.S. Don't take it personally if you don't get that fancy clip this month. Enjoy a scruffy mutt image for a while. Your pampering days have not gone to the dogs. Grr-eat days: 26, 27

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Be Flexible. Good times and fun trips (e.g., hiking, camping) are in the stars thanks to the New Moon on April 12. But note, my canine friend, it's best if you have a dog pack attitude and act excited (even if you're not). If you look bored you may find yourself tied up and howling solo. Read: Latchkey dog is in the stars if you don't roll over and smile. Grr-eat days: 28, 29

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Pair Up. Go get your leash. The teaming of Venus and Mars this month may put you in touch with an extraordinary human or pet. Perhaps at an animal shelter or nursing home you'll have an enlightening animal-human bonding experience. Just keep the lines of communication open. Also, being included in family-type activities will be in your paws– and you'll be appropriately rewarded for good behavior, Cappie. Grr-eat days: 3, 4

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Discipline Yourself. Uh-oh. Aquarian canines may fall victim to doggie a misfortune this month, especially if you're emotionally overwrought with Spring Fever. Best advice: Don't play the canine escape artist game. Forget running wild and stay home. If you show good manners you should keep out of harm's way and enjoy your safe refuge. Grr-eat days: 6, 7

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Go Bye-Bye. The Full Moon on April 26 (and perhaps sooner) make your dog dream of travel come true. Retrieve your ball and fave blanket because you're getting a v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n. Your humans may take you to a spot that will give you fond memories. A beach or dog-friendly lodging is in the stars, Piscean Go-Pups. Count on it. Grr-eat days: 4, 8