The coolest cats of the zodiac are Aquarians, the 11th sign of the zodiac, the Water Bearer. Aquarian Cats are born between January 20 and February 18 and their nature can be summed up in one word: cool. Cool as in hip, trendy, groovy cat cool — and cool as in aloof or independent.
Their element is air and they’re ruled by the quirky planet Uranus. No matter what they look like physically, an Aquarius kitty has a certain je ne sais quoi air of uniqueness. It might be a mark on her tail or the way she slinks around corners or winks at you, but you just know this cat has purrsonality to spare. Oh, she’ll be the life of the party, wowing and wooing admirers, but always on her terms. If you don’t pass muster, she’ll give you a withering look and exit stage left.
All cats are curious, but Aquarian cats are curious at warp speed. Uranus rules all things techie, so don’t be surprised if your Aquarian has made your cell phone his latest toy to play soccer with — and he’ll happily play on your iPad. They like watching TV, computer games, and playing laser tag.
Aquarian cats need stimulation and play to stave off boredom or their curiosity can land them in hot water or worse. Until they have figured out how to grow opposable thumbs (trust me, they’d be the first), engage them with lots of interactive play and puzzle-type toys. Keep the toys stored and rotated in and out to keep things novel. Fun and unpredictable, these kitties pop up where you least expect it, and they can make a toy out of anything from your stray sock or a toilet paper roll.
Aquarius cats are philosophers, inventors, intellectual thinkers, and schemers. If they can’t figure out how to operate a can opener, no one can. Blogging is the ideal occupation for these feline brainiacs, or assistant to a human blogger/writer. They want to know everything: What is under the rug? How can I grow opposable thumbs? Why can’t I teleport myself to Animal Planet? Who is Ceiling Cat? They want to know. NOW. They like keeping an eye on things from an airy aerie, the higher the better, like the top shelf of a bookcase or shelves designed for them.
“Let the sunshine in” is the Aquarius cat’s motto, and they’ll happily share a sun puddle with almost anyone. Open-minded and accepting, they don’t mind sharing their home with another cat, a dog, a parrot, or even an iguana. In their live-and-let-live attitude, they aren’t fussy about their food or sharing toys, but if a mouse comes their way all bets are off. Open and snuggly one minute, their moods can shift like the wind. Then, it’s bye-bye buddy, and they go all Greta Garbo with a "I vant to be alone." mood. If you can accept him for all his quirks, you’ll be rewarded with one very cool cat.
If you’re an Aquarian, an Aquarius kitty is simpatico, as are the other air signs, Gemini and Libra. Other signs compatible with an Aquarius cat are the fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
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About the author: Layla Morgan Wilde is a holistic cat behaviorist, an award-winning writer/photographer and founder of the premier online magazine Cat Wisdom 101. A passionate advocate for cats, she founded the Toronto-based Annex Cat Rescue in 1997. In addition to her blogging at Cat Wisdom 101, she blogs at Boomer Muse and contributes to Petfinder.com and Nordic Spotlight. Wilde is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She lives in Westchester County, NY with four cats.