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The Best Pet for You, Based on Your Zodiac

When choosing your new BFF, find out which pet best matches your energy.

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Time for a new friend?

Bringing a new pet into your home is a huge commitment. Pets have distinctive personalities just like humans do, so it’s important to find the one that best fits your lifestyle, living space and behaviours. Professional astrologer and animal lover Rebecca M. Farrar believes it’s essential for people to find an energy within an animal that complements their own identity. She gave us some insight on what pet may be best suited for each zodiac sign based on her own studies and observations.

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Aries

Aries tend to get bored quite easily and need a companion to match their energy. They are eager, dynamic, quick and competitive. An energetic and active dog breed such as a Dalmatian, Labrador Retriever, German shepherd or Border Collie will be perfect for keeping an Aries on their toes.

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Taurus

Just like most cats, Tauruses love to lounge around and enjoy the simple things in life. The pair can lie together and enjoy a warm patch of sunlight while taking a nap. Taurus are known for being strong, dependable, sensual and creative, just like your favourite feline.

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Gemini

Geminis are talkative, expressive and curious. What could be better for this sign than an animal that talks back? A bird such as a parrot could be a fun confidant to share ideas and words, while keeping both of you intellectually engaged.

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Cancer

Cancers are protective, intuitive, sentimental and compassionate. They value home life and comfort, so a cuddly bunny would make this sensitive sign feel even more at home.

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Leo

“While it may seem cliche to say a cat for Leos, I do see a special affinity!” says Farrar. Leos (the Lion sign) are dramatic, outgoing, fiery and self-assured. This sign channels the fierce side of cats, unlike the Taurus who emulates more of the sensual side.

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Virgo

Virgos crave order and simplicity. This loyal, analytical and practical sign would thrive with a small hamster, as Virgos love to spend time alone. Easy to clean up after, low-maintenance, and requiring little attention, hamsters would be the perfect pet for any Virgo.

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Libra

Libras are true romantics. A pair of lovebirds embodies the sweetness and beauty of a Libra.

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Scorpio

“Scorpios often connect with the reptilian side of us and teach us to shed what no longer serves us…a lesson from Scorpio itself,” explains Farrar. Any reptile, scorpion or spider could match the intensity of your inner Scorpio.

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Sagittarius

A Sagittarius is an adventurous being that loves hiking and being outside. Like an Aries, a lively dog would suit this sign. A Jack Russell terrier, Siberian Husky or Australian shepherd would make a great hiking partner.

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Capricorn

This hard-working earth sign flourishes on stability and routine, so a simple pet such as a guinea pig would be a great match. A guinea pig is easy to take care of, making it a practical choice for a practical sign. They are serious, disciplined and independent just like the Capricorn.

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Aquarius

An Aquarius is a quirky, fun-loving, original and imaginative person, so a non-traditional pet would match their playful personality. A miniature pig could add a freshness to the life of an Aquarius that they need to prosper.

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Pisces

This water sign, symbolized by a fish, would do well with their own aquarium. A Pisces is affectionate, empathetic, wise, and artistic. The underwater oasis could bring a new perspective and inspiration to their life.

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Originally Published on Reader's Digest