Everybody needs a fur friend! Did you know that you can actually figure out your ideal pet by looking at your birth chart? After all, our birth charts detail the nitty-gritty of our lives. It expands from ego to love to emotional wounds. So, why wouldn’t your perfect pet be included?
Now, you could base your pet decision off of your big three – Sun, Moon, Rising (1st House). However, there’s a specific House that details your ideal pet. Do you know what it is?
It’s your 6th House! Weird, right? Let’s dive into the concepts of the 6th House to understand how it influences the ideal pet. The 6th House rules Environment and Health. An environment typically refers to your home base, your workplace, and any sacred spaces (I.e. bedroom). As far as health goes, this includes mental, emotional, and physical. The 6th House is traditionally ruled by Virgo – this is where the pet situation gets interesting.
Virgo is often hailed as a nonsensical, nit-picky, perfectionistic persona. Someone who has predominant Virgo placements may strive for order and excellence. In comparison to orderly Virgo, a pet can be like throwing in a monkey wrench.
In all actuality, finding the ideal pet in the 6th House makes total sense. Pets are Virgin in nature. Virgo likes to serve, typically without boundaries or barriers. Virgos tend to give, and give, and give. They have a ton of love, plus precision. Their homes are typically safe spaces as well. Pets would be the perfect partner. A pet is a small friend that needs to be taken care of. In return, pets often add joy, affection, and attention. All in all, the perfect reciprocal relationship.
Not to mention that there are therapeutic properties to having a pet. Concerning physical health, pets are often used as guides, aids, and service animals. This can be a service dog for someone who has PTSD, or a therapy pony (they exist!). It’s been scientifically proven that the presence of an animal can drastically reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. Since Virgo is typically associated with nervous/stress disorders, ideally, a pet would be the ultimate stress-relief. Not to mention, there is lore about how certain animals have spiritual properties. For example, cats are thought of as spiritual guides that can influence the energy in the room.
So, now you’re probably wondering if you picked the right pet, or what kind of pet may be most compatible with you. Go with whatever animal you’re drawn to! But for curiosity’s sake, I’ve listed ideal pets for the signs per their 6th House placement.
Pet Picks for the Signs
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Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) in the 6th House As an energetic House placement, all fire signs would do best with an exceptionally lively animal. These 6th House placements would benefit from a loyal, protective pet that can run free or snuggle. Being active is key! Fire signs may enjoy having dogs (specifically working/hunting breeds), horses, pythons, sharks, iguanas, geckos, and arachnids as pets.
Air Signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) in the 6th House Curious and social, the air signs in the 6th House needs an equal. These 6th House placements will need a spunky pet, perhaps even something that is a conversation starter as well. Ideal pets for these placements include ferrets, rats, birds, rabbits/bunnies, intricate tropical aquariums, reptiles, amphibians, orchid/designer mantises, frogs, designer dog/cat breeds, and sugar gliders.
Earth Signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) in the 6th House Stable yet serious, the earth signs placed in the 6th House prefer a long-term commitment to their furry friends. Earth signs will likely need a relatively sturdy pet, something that can be counted on and provide comfort. The perfect pets for these 6th House placements include cats, tropical fish, small/medium dogs, frogs, turtles, hermit crabs, hedgehogs, rabbits/bunnies, and farm animals.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) in the 6th House Water signs in the 6th House have arguably the biggest heart. No matter what animal it is, the water signs will love its newest pet. However, these signs would likely benefit from something cuddly and sweet. Aside from any kind of cat or dog, water signs may also enjoy hamsters, chinchillas, rabbits/bunnies, gerbils, hedgehogs, fish, hermit crabs, and small birds. Out of all the House placements, water signs in the 6th House may even bring home the pet who has a tragic backstory or medical issue.