Editor’s Note: For a while, we were doing canine horoscopes on Dogster. Recently it occurred to us that it would be fun to do the same with cats. So we’ll do these profiles monthly until we run out! Purr!
For 10,000 years, astrology has served as a useful tool for discerning the character of humans, but the wisdom of the stars can also reveal insights into felines. Any clue that helps unravel the mysteries of cats makes happier cats and happier guardians.
If you’re lucky enough to know your cat’s birth date, a more precise astrological chart can be drawn, but even narrowing the time down to a monthly zodiac or sun sign is helpful to figure out the constitution of your cat. Pedigreed cats have papers that include the date of birth. Even if you have no idea when your cat was born, learning the traits of each sign will help pinpoint your cat’s sign. Cats born on the cusp or border of two signs will often have traits of both those signs.
There’s no question after 30 years of using astrology to analyze feline character that I have found certain traits unique to each sign and the correlations uncanny. There are of course exceptions to every rule.
The Libra cat is born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23. Libra cats are charmers of the zodiac. All cats have an inner beauty, but Libra cats are ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, bestowing an extra sparkle or je ne sais quoi. Like supermodels, they carry themselves with a tails-up diva grace. Vanity is their middle name. They know they’re cute and milk it for all it’s worth. When they slow-blink their baby blues, they’ll hook their humans in an instant. They can do no wrong. One look, headbonk, and purr, and you’ll forget they broke a Ming vase. If all cats were are sociable and charming as Libra cats, shelters would be empty.
Their element is Air, giving them an airy-fairy indecisiveness at times. Do they want to go in or out? Up or down? Never mind, they’ve already changed their mind. What doesn’t change is their love of the good life. They won’t turn up their pretty noses at monogrammed cat collars and personalized cat food bowls or beds.
These elegant felines can be manipulative, batting a paw at your sleeve and giving you a look no one can resist. Please, might I have a little more fishy flakes? Oh, all right, just a little more. They’ll reward you with a heart-stopping meow and melodious purr. Don’t forget to say how beautiful they are while you stroke their silky fur. Not just beautiful, but that they are the most beautiful cat in the world.
They get a bad rap for being lazy. They aren’t. They just prefer lounging about, looking divine. The quote, “There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in the home that has a cat,” fits these creatures of elegance and grace. If you flatter them and dole out treats, they’ll pose and sit pretty for the camera.
Libra cats are the social butterflies of the zodiac. They love attention from humans as well as feline companions. When I used to teach at home, my Libra cats Coco and Merlin acted as feline concierges. They would greet students and clients at the door, sit and coddle whoever needed attention, and then escort them back to the door. If you’re having a party, don’t be surprised if your Libra cat saunters in demanding to be the center of attention and lap hops from guest to guest. Being social, they usually prefer having a feline friend or a human who likes to frequently entertain. They like soothing music and sounds that don’t jar their sensitive hearing.
Libra cats always want to look their best and are fastidious about grooming. They will need regular brushing and claw trimming. Long-haired Libras won’t mind going to the groomers. If they are suddenly not grooming themselves, it may be a sign of illness and a vet visit may be in order. Libra cats are generally good patients and bound to charm their vets.
Libras are prone to weak kidneys and bladder. Kidney disease is far too common with all cats, but Libra cats especially must be encouraged to drink sufficient water to flush out toxins. Wet food is preferable especially for male cats prone to urinary issues. Keep all water bowls squeaky clean, and replace purified water daily. Water fountains designed for pets are a good choice.
Libra cats can be fussy about their food. The worst thing you can do is try one variety of food after another, attempting to please them. Stick with the best quality food you can afford. Okay, make that the best quality everything. They deserve it and you will be rewarded with a lovely Libra cat companion.
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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 atBoomer Muse, 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.