Individuals born under the Moon-ruled
sign of Cancer regard their pets as family members. You love
them to distraction and worry desperately if they are ill
or unhappy. You are deeply protective of them and frequently
regard them as children - that is until your real children
come along. At that point, the pet is relegated kindly, but
firmly, to second place in the pecking order.
Your vivid imagination and natural inclination
to worry – often unnecessarily - makes you a caring
owner and regular visitor to the vet’s, a good reason
to take out medical insurance for your pets. Just as your
symbol, the Crab, has a tough shell protecting a soft interior,
so you tend to go for animals whose brave and, even, independent
exterior hides a sensitive, loving nature.
Gerbils are natural companions for the
typical Cancer, being lively, tenacious and brave if threatened.
They certainly share the Cancer concern for the home and,
in the desert, spend many hours building their underground
warrens. They breed prolifically and are, therefore, best
kept in single-sex groups.
Geese also make splendid pets for garden-owning
Cancers, being loyal, courageous and protective of their family
and territory. They are reliable guard ‘dogs’,
keeping a permanent eye out for trouble. If trained young,
they come when called - especially at mealtimes. They need
plenty of regular exercise, preferably swimming, and a dry
shed in which they can be locked up at night, safe from hungry
foxes. Although they prefer a stream or pond, they can manage
with a large and deep water trough.
Cancers tend to make excellent dog and
cat owners, since you are strict but fair with your pets.
German shepherds share many of your personal traits, being
loyal, intelligent and brave when it comes to protecting their
loved ones. And, despite their fierce demeanour, they have
hearts of gold and are devoted to their human family - especially
children - although they tend to bond closely with one particular
person. It is, however, vital that they are properly cared
for and given sufficient exercise and space to prevent them
from getting bored and aggressive.
Home-loving colourpoints are good Cancer
cats. Similar in body and coat to a persian, they come in
a variety of colours with coloured ‘points’ like
a siamese. They are emotional and loving and have a soft and
sensual coat which needs regular grooming. They love human
company and are affectionate and playful although they can
become fierce if cornered.
The suggestions above are merely guidelines
and in no way suggest that there is only one breed or type
of pet which is suitable for any one Zodiac sign. And it is,
of course, essential to know everything there is to know about
buying and keeping any pet before taking it home.