Your Ideal Pet According To Your Zodiac Sign

Getting a pet isn't a decision you should make on a whim. There are lots of factors to consider, like whether you have the time and resources to take care of an animal, if the people you live with are OK with an animal in the house, and what the best pets for your sign are. The movement of the stars influences everything from the nail polish you should wear to which Disney princess's personality matches up best with your sign, so it shouldn't come as a surprise the stars also help show you what your ideal pet according to your zodiac sign is.

You may think you want a dog, but will a pup fit in with your astrological personality? Or maybe your sign is telling you to get an animal you wouldn't have even considered, like a snake. If you feel like you need an animal in your life, check out these zodiac sign pet matches. 

  • Aries are high energy people who rarely take a moment to breathe. An enthusiastic and energetic person needs a pet who brings as much vitality to the table as they do. Dogs are practically the embodiment of enthusiasm, so there isn't a better fit for an Aries than man's best friend. 

  • Tauruses can be stubborn folks who refuse to move (both metaphorically and literally) if something doesn't seem pleasant or fun to them. This slow-but-steady, contemplative mentality is perfectly mirrored by a pet turtle. A small turtle with an earthy aquarium set-up would be suit this Earth sign wonderfully. 

  • Gemini are social butterflies. They can talk to just about anyone about anything, so they need a pet who can exchange quips at all hours. Geminis will appreciate the chatter and companionship of a parrot. As an Air sign, a Gemini may take more naturally to a bird as a pet as well. 

  • Cancers are nurturers by nature and often enjoy a quiet and comfortable night in with close friends over a wild and crazy night. They are delicate, cuddly, and in need of special care -  just like their perfect pet, the hamster. Cancers will love caring for and showing off their adorable, gentle hamster. 

  • Graceful, bold, and passionate, a Leo is often the center of attention and needs a pet that represents their regal qualities. A horse may require a lot of time, focus, and upkeep, but few other creatures display the power and majesty they do. Together, a Leo and a horse make quite the attention-grabbing pair. 

  • A Virgo needs a pet that won't make a mess. A practical choice for this Earth sign's detail-oriented mind would be a fish. Fish can be a low-maintenance pet (like a goldfish), but Virgos could also really get into all of the intricacies of creating and maintaining a complex aquarium system if they really wanted to.