Use Astrology to Choose the Perfect Dog + Jyotish Remedy

Updated: Sep 15, 2018

If you are in the market for a new canine companion. If you’ve been mulling over pictures and websites of cut pups or reviewing posts dedicated to outlining the temperament, character, and care needs of various breeds -why not make it fun! You’ve heard the saying, “dogs take on the personality of their owners”, so let’s figure out the most compatible dog breed per your zodiac moon sign. Don’t worry -if you don’t know your moon sign your sun sign will work almost just as well. I promise that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the information below.





Aries {March 21 – April 20}


Let’s be real -you need a pup who is as brave and precarious as you are. And exactly what dog breed represents those qualities?


German Shepherds, these courageous canines are full of life and ready to take on any challenge placed before them – just like you! Since you’re constantly looking for new adventures to tackle, you’re going to want a German Shepherd by your side, especially since their confidence matches yours.


The sign of Aries is ruled by the fiery planet Mars. Mars is known as “the warrior” ruled by passion and drive. Aries is a fire sign which means the dog for an Aries person should be confident and strong. Taking no for an answer is not in the German Shepard mindset. When this does not come when they are called, don’t take it personally. This dog is extremely smart and playful. They want to be the center of your world and the first of all your possessions. Naturally inquisitive and self-assured, the German Shepard can find themselves getting into accidents and you may find yourself at the vet more than you would like. The German Shepard isn’t for everyone -but he’s the kind of pal you can relate to and bond with for life!


Taurus {April 21 – May 20}


It’s safe to say that you’re not exactly good with change. Instead, you prefer stability and you only invite reliable people (like yourself) into your inner circle. So, why would your dog be any different? I’m sure your thinking of these qualities as you begin to search for a four legged friend: friendly, loyal, and easy to maintain (because you’re not a fan of complications). What dog breed just so happens to fit these traits?


The Golden Retriever, because you’re going to need a dog who’s just as patient and dedicated as you are.


The sign of Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is the planet of devotion, beauty, and gentleness. Taurus is an earth sign with a lot of will power. Like Taurus, the Golden Retriever wants to have their cake and eat it too. If they want to do something, then that is the what they will do. Golden Retriever’s are inherently shy and need to feel safe. They love to be shown affection but only when they are in the mood. This dog needs a balanced and peaceful environment. Loud noises and chaos will stress and upset them. My suggestion -get to the nearest shelter and find a Retriever in need of a forever home ASAP!


Gemini {May 21 – June 20}


You sometimes feel that there are several different personalities within you. Sometimes, you’re energetic and ready to party. Other times, you’re serious and have no desire to be around others. This conundrum makes it difficult for you to figure out exactly what you want. Own it, Indecisiveness is right there on the surface -it’s a big part of who you are. The verdict:


You’re going to need a dog who’s adaptable and good-natured, like an American Staffordshire Terrier (or Pitbull). Not only will this dog love you no matter what your personality is like; they’ll also keep you feeling safe when your nervous nature gets the best of you.


The sign of Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is the planet of intelligence. Gemini is an air sign with an earthen spirit. Like Gemini, the American Staffordshire Terrier is both passive and aggressive, positive and negative, outgoing and reserved. These dogs aren’t into “ownership”. Guardian is the way of the Gemini and these dogs weave their spirit in the world rarely bonding with one person. The Pit Bull is a quick learner, loves exercise, has a quick wit, and is affectionate. However, they can also be nervous, indecisive in their eating habits, and prone to separation anxiety due to their need to be with others. Due to their inconsistent and indecisive behavior a huge population of Pit Bulls reside at pet rescues around the world -so go get one! You’ll understand them better than anyone else and they may have a few things to teach you about yourself.


Cancer {June 21 -July 20}


Your emotions often get the best of you and that’s perfectly okay because people love you for your sentimental disposition. Since you care deeply about those around you and always use your sympathy for good, you want a dog who’s going to do and feel the same. Essentially, you’re on the hunt for a family dog who’s as sweet as can be. What breed might this indicate you ask?


Well, you’re on the hunt for an English Labrador. Not only are these dogs famously friendly, they’re also incredibly patient and wonderful to be around -which is exactly what you need during those days when you’re feeling especially emotional.


The sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The moon is emotional, sensitive, and nurturing. Cancer is ruled by water which is fluid, and moving (in other words -moody). The English Labrador is loving and sweet natured. Even though they enjoy being around you, like most Cancers, they need continuous reassurance. New places and people can make them disengage and become sullen or shy. English Labrador’s love to nurture other animals and make good companions for other dogs. They are controlled by their appetites and can quickly gain weight. Free feeding should not be on their menu -I’m sure you can identify with these sentiments quite well. Either way it’s worth looking into. I already Googledit for you!


Leo {July 21 – August 20}


When it comes time for you to be the center of attention, you don’t mind one bit. After all, you’re a great leader who’s known for your confidence and passion. Basically, you’re going to need a dog who’s as lively as you are.


One such as a Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie). This breed is as irresistible as you are, especially since they can be both playful and highly intelligent. When looking for a partner in crime who’s always ready to steal the show, you’re definitely going to want this type of dog on stage with you.


The sign of Leo is ruled by the Sun. The sun is warming, noble, and generous. Leo is a fire sign with energy to burn. Yorkshire Terrier’s love the outdoors and everything that comes with it, you can dress them up and take them just about anywhere. They also enjoy barking. It doesn’t matter if a Yorkie is with you or at the dog park, he or she will definitely be the center of attention. Plus, these dogs are the most loyal canines in the kennel.


Virgo {August 21 – September 20}


With your sensibility, you’re definitely going to do your research before you decide which dog breed to bring home. In fact, you’re likely going to look for a small dog who’s easygoing (and easy to care for). You specifically want a dog who’s not going to cost you a pretty penny, but one who’s going to be a great companion for you over the years. That’s why we can see you with:


A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These affectionate, gentle pups won’t disrupt your household -or your routine, since their tiny size makes for easy transport and overall care.


The sign of Virgo, like Gemini, is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is the planet of intellect. Unlike Gemini, when Virgo and Mercury are combined, they create the calmest combination. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is THE CALMEST dog in the this twelve sign line up. This dog is a champion of stressful conditions. Like the Taurus, they love a routine and don’t do well with change. The King Charles Spaniel likes to interact and follow you from one place to the next. This behavior makes them a great dog for people who enjoy the outdoors and love to travel.


Libra {September 21 – October 20}


Since you have a tendency to be social and also hate being alone, you’re going to want a dog who embraces the same life philosophy.


In my opinion, a Beagle won’t disappoint, especially considering that they love to please others with their fun-loving nature. Not only will a Beagle help put your playful energy to use in the best way -they’ll also encourage you to get out and let your sweetness shine around others. Ultimately, you two will be the perfect team both inside and outside the home.


The sign of Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. Venus makes Libra indecisive and a little ADD. Similarly, Beagles are difficult to train due to their inability to pay attention for long periods of time. They are loving and pleasant but need gentle discipline in order to feel secure. If you want a dog that will just go with the flow and deal with complete chaos, the beagle is not for you. Structure is a must. Beagles also have irregular eating habits. They tend to eat only when they want to.


Scorpio {October 21 – November 20}


Though your passion and bravery are both admirable qualities, one particular trait of yours often stands out: your tendency to distrust others. And that’s perfectly okay – especially if you have a loyal canine friend by your side. You need a dog you can count on.


A Dalmatian is one to count on for sure. While these pups are as dignified and resourceful as you are, they’re also super outgoing. So if you ever have a day when you’re feeling especially emotional, you can always count on your canine companion to pull you out of your funk.


The sign of Scorpio is ruled by the planet Mars. Scorpio is a water sign and highly emotional. The Scorpio is also robust and strong willed, just like Dalmatians. As Dalmatians usually get what they want and are very influential over other dogs and people. Dalmatians need daily exercise to help relieve stress and like the Beagle they crave structure. Without structure, the Dalmatian will take advantage of everyone and everything it comes in contact with. These dogs are extremely intuitive and never forget when they have been wronged. This dog is a friend of solitude but also enjoys good company, especially yours. Additionally, they love to be fawned over and groomed. So give the Dalmatian a chance Scorpio, I promise you won’t regret!


Sagittarius {November 21 – December 20}


You value freedom and never want to be tied down by anything and anyone. That’s why you’re going to need a dog you can travel with, one who’s ready to get up and go whenever you are. At the same time, this pup is going to have to be a good sport – especially when it comes to dealing with your idealistic tendencies. What do you get when you take all these characteristics into account?


The Pomeranian (Pom) breed. These dogs are outgoing enough to adventure with, but they’re also quirky enough to vibe with your sense of humor.


The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter. Sagittarius is a fire sign that loves a challenge. The glass is always half full for people with their sign in Sagittarius, Pomeranians as well. Poms are happy dogs, outgoing and kind. You have to watch your pint sized Pomeranian dog around others because they have a tendency to get picked on. Never-the-less, they love to get physical affection and feel they are your one true love. Loyalty is the Pomeranian’s specialty, making them want to be with you at all times. If you are not careful Sag, this trait can turn into separation anxiety. This dog craves companionship and loves to have another dog or animal in the house. My suggestion to you Sag., seek out the companionship of a Pomeranian as soon as you can.


Nala - My Sweet Pomeranian

My Pomeranian “Nala” (seen in the picture on the right) is a Sagittarius; I take her almost everywhere. However, during those times when she is left to hold down the fort does she well when left in the crate -the vast expansive space of the entire house gives her anxiety. She is also the most obedient dog I have ever had.


Capricorn {December 21 – January 20}


With your serious, disciplined nature, it would do you some good to have a bit of fun every once in a while. In other words: A playful, happy pup would greatly help you when your pessimism gets the best of you. The breed that fits these qualifications is:


The Brittany. Upbeat would be the perfect word to describe such a dog, yet they’re also gentle enough to give you a boost on those days when it feels as though the world’s against you. Overall, this particular breed would act as a ray of sunshine on even your darkest days.


The sign of Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. Saturn is an earth sign and one of the most grounded signs of the Zodiac. This makes Capricorn s clean, refined, and intense with a mind of their own -just like the Brittany. Brittany’s love to run around and exercise and require little grooming. Also, Brittany’s don’t sleep as much as other dogs and suffer from anxiety in stressful situations. These dogs don’t always make the best companions for other animals. However, if they are forced into getting step-siblings, they may take time to get used to them. Sound familiar Cappy? I know, so why not look into getting a dog like you but with an added pizzazz to lively up your life a bit.


Aquarius {January 21 – February 20}


When people first meet you, they may assume that you’re aloof and emotionally unavailable – but that’s only because you’re in your head most of the time. With this in mind, you’re going to need a dog who’s just as thoughtful as you are, but one who can also bring out your fun, affectionate side (because we all know you’re a humanitarian at heart).


That’s why a Border Collie – a hardworking, yet loving, dog – would be your ideal furry friend.


The sign of Aquarius is ruled by the planet Saturn. Aquarius is an air sign and happens to be the most intelligent and intuitive sign in the zodiac. Aquarians are unpredictable and can go from zero to sixty in about two seconds. The Border Collie is the same at times -in that they like to do what they want to do when they want to do it. These dogs remain endearing because that they are extremely loving and love others. The Border Collie is perfect if you want them to be a companion to another dog, cat or chicken! They will be game to whomever you pair them up with. However, like Aquarians they need their space and alone time to plot and plan their next amazing surprise and just when you least expect it they will dazzle you. So, add the Border Collie to your list of pups to research. I promise you won’t be sorry Aquarius.


Pisces {February 20 – March 20}


Because of your gentle, artistic soul, you’re often prone to bouts of sadness (as it’s easy for you to take on the weight of the world). When looking for a dog, you should seek out a breed that’s friendly and known for their companionship abilities, so they can remind you that what’s good in the world persists. What type of dogs can match your compassionate energy while being able to pick you up when you’re down:


We’re talking about Schnauzer’s here, particularly standards or minis.


The sign of Pisces is ruled by the planet Jupiter. Pisces is a water sign and mixed with the air of Jupiter, you need a dog with a magical sensitivity, and the schnauzer is it! These dogs are inherently sweet and need a peaceful atmosphere to flourish because they get stressed easily. Schnauzer, sometimes get the reputation of being bullies because of their sensitivity to their owner cause them to act out. In general, they are very independent dogs. They do what they want without attracting the attention of others. These dogs are just what the doctor ordered for Pisces people (me I’m the doctor) -they will train you well and keep you smiling :)



Bonus Jyotish Remedy:



Vedas as well as Vedic astrology assigned certain Animals or Birds as Divine Carriers or Vehicles to all most all the Gods (representations/avatars of plants). Like Garuda the Divine Kite for Lord Vishnu, Nandi the Bull for Lord Shiva, Tiger to Goddess Durga and so on. Similarly Lion & Elephant is assigned for Rahu , Dog and Vulture to Ketu .


The Nature and response the divine vehicle itself signifies the way the Gods and the Planet they represent will behave. This article is focused on Astrology and dogs -house, feeding, or living with a dog will bestow the blessings of Ketu (south node) favorably in your life. The basic understanding of why this is the case follows –(note these are ancient principles and teachings, I am simply sharing my studies with you)


  • Dogs are Man’s best companions but the biting instinct is hidden in their traits same as Ketu inflicting native badly if afflicted . In other words an afflicted Ketu is as bad a mad dog for the native.

  • Dogs by its Care affection and loyalty exhibiting towards its master can be said as Ketu loyal only to his master Jupiter. A distressed Ketu posited in your birth chart can be nullified or reduced only by Jupiter’s aspect – or by taking a dog as a pet.

  • Dogs seen in India, unlike pet dogs around world, roam freely every-where ,sleeping, and eating wherever they can. This is akin to Sadhus and Sanyasis who renounced material comforts , underlying the principle of Soul’s spiritual enlightenment shunning the cozy stay at one place, thus a property of Ketu

Ultimately, dogs are symbolic representations of Ketu in living form (Lal Kitab). In south of India a common saying is if you have a Dog at home , it will take all bad effect coming to the head of the house , especially during Ketu dasha period.


Feeding black dogs is also said to overcome the ill effects of Shani (Saturn). Thus, many followers of Vedic Astrology feed black dogs and or keep a black dog as a pet when they have afflicted Saturn or during Saturn dasha period.



As always, best of luck to you and all that you do!


-Cocoa

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