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Your January Monthly Horoscope—and What It Means for Your Pet

Happy new year, pet parents! Time to get ready for all that’s ahead. We’re here to help you and your pets navigate January 2020 with your monthly horoscope.

As we plunge into this new decade, Mars will be moving into Sagittarius in the first week of January. Prepare for this planetary event by planning lots of self-care appointments for yourself AND your pet. Mars will give you extra energy for long walks with your doggos and plenty of outdoor playtime.

A Cancer full moon and lunar eclipse on Friday, January 10, will heighten your emotions, so you'll want to take extra measures to avoid stress. This calls for extra cuddles on the couch with your four-legged friends.

Other planetary shifts throughout the month will bring big changes to several zodiac signs. Perhaps this may mean a big move, a new love or even a new addition to your furry family.

Finally, January will come to a close with Venus moving into gentle Pisces, heightening our compassion for ourselves and others. This can be celebrated by volunteering with your local shelter or pet rescue.

So, what does this all really mean for you and your pet? Our monthly horoscope has all the answers. With the help of expert astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright, learn what your January horoscope has in store for you both below.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Plan on January being a very busy month in regard to your career. You'll be “voluntold” into multiple projects due to your talent for coming up with creative solutions. This may mean late nights in the office,  so you may want to consider getting a pet cam, like the Petcube Play 2 Play WiFi Camera, to keep an eye on your pet while you’re away.  After January 24, you'll be able to strike a much better work/life balance. Plan on getting together with family and friends (both furry and human) to catch up.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

As you dive into the new year, your focus will turn to intellectual pursuits. Whether you're embarking on a degree program or learning a new language, you’ll feel stimulated by your studies.  Just be sure that you take time to reconnect with your pets while chasing your new pursuits. You may be on the go quite a bit, so consider letting your little love tag along. Pack the Mobile Dog Gear Week Away Tote Pet Travel Bag with everything your pet needs when you’re both out and about.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Finances will be a priority as you start this next decade. Discussions about savings accounts, retirement planning or investments can be sensitive topics now, but need to be dealt with. As you look at ways to maximize your savings, consider purchasing pet insurance to offset potential expenses down the road.

Get more money-saving tips for pet parents.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

According to your monthly horoscope, January is about saying what you mean and meaning what you say. It’s time to tackle anything you may have been putting off in your life—professionally, romantically and personally. If you’ve been meaning to focus on training or attending behavioral classes with your pet, put in the effort and get it done this month.  There are some awesome tools out there that can help, including the Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Dog Toy, which is designed to be comforting and help your pup cope with everyday stressors, like separation anxiety, thus reducing negative behaviors. You also may find that your pets are a great source of comfort now and will want to stick close by you. Embrace all the snuggles.

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Leo (July 23-August 22)

Leos will find plenty of energy for creative pursuits and accomplishing a lot at work. You'll start the month with a strong desire to get in shape so all sorts of physical activities (aka, long walks with your fur-baby!) and eating healthier will be on the agenda. If you’re based in a colder climate, don’t forget to dress your pet for the weather before your head outside. The Frisco Boulder Dog and Cat Puffer Coat is designed to keep your pal toasty for plenty of winter adventures. This new lifestyle can boost your creativity, too, so you'll want to spend lots of time learning new hobbies or developing hidden talents you may have.

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

For many Virgos, this will be a month of regaining balance and deepening ties with loved ones and friends. Mid-month there will be an opportunity to gain closure with an old nemesis or possibly an old love who left on not-so-great terms. You'll feel more like you have your ducks in a row now, so it’s time to get (and stay) organized. Schedule your pet’s routine vet and grooming appointments for the year, and set up regular pet food and med deliveries now so you’ll be set in the future months when things get more hectic.

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Libra (September 23-October 22)

Things have been shifting in your family for a while now, and this month it all begins to make sense. You've spent a long time carving out your own niche in this world, and, this month, relatives seem to finally accept the idea that you're your own person. Making time to share your accomplishments with those who matter most makes this month very special for you, Libra. You'll want your pets to be on their best behavior for company, so be sure you review their manners with them.

Learn how to train your dog not to jump on guests.

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21) 

The month begins with multiple projects kicking off in different directions. You'll need to stay flexible and be ready for anything, according to your January horoscope. You'll learn a lot about time management and how to work smarter, not harder. On January 10, a loved one may surprise you with a gesture of love and appreciation. And around the 24th, your creative side will shine. You may unearth a hidden talent or innovative solutions that’ll help you clear clutter and free up some space in your home. A litter box that doubles as a stylish end table, like the New Age Pet ecoFLEX Litter Loo and End Table, might be just what you need to make sure your cat is comfortable, while also maximizing your living space and without sacrificing your aesthetic. A space-saving addition like this can help you feel lighter and ready to step into the new year.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Finances vary from high to low, so be prepared for a number of windfalls followed by expenses early this month. Just when you start to fret, work provides the financial stability you need. Speaking of work, a job offer out of state (or potentially out of the country) around the 24th might have you considering a major move. You could be embarking on an entirely new career direction, which will leave you concerned about the relocation or travel process and how it will affect your pet. Prepare for potential travels with a portable pet kennel, like Petmate’s Varo Dig & Cat Kennel, just in case.

Get tips for traveling with dogs.

Get tips for traveling with cats.

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19) 

This is a time of reinvention, rebirth, a new look and a new attitude! Take this opportunity to shed anything you have been struggling with, or anyone who is not truly supportive. You've been in a deep spiritual growth period for a while, and now the payoff finally comes. New technology can help you manage your time more efficiently as you become more in-demand. With as busy as you will be, you might want to check out the Pawbo+ Wi-Fi Interactive Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser.  Not only will you be able to keep an eye on what’s going on at home, but you can also give your pets treats on-demand via the Pawbo Life App, and use the two-way microphone to alleviate separation anxiety, too.

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

You may be playing caretaker for a needy pet this month while they get over an upset stomach or another minor ailment. Avoid changing their food and routine too much, and make sure other family members aren't feeding them goodies that are, well, not good for them. Instead, offer them healthy pet treats while they’re on the mend. Other than that, January cruises along for Aquarians, and close friends and family will want to spend more time with you. There may even be some relatives from the holidays who just won't leave! But by the third week of the month, you'll find the perfect balance between work, friends and family. A big win at work comes around the end of the month, and in regard to your love life, a potential love interest just might make themselves known.

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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Now that the holidays are over, you'll be seeking connections with close pals. Instead of the typical post-holiday lull, this will be an incredibly sociable month for you as all the planetary action hits your houses ruling romance, self-expression, friendships and communication. There's so much happening, and you’ll be energized for new adventures.  Explore your neighborhood art galleries, the zoo and dog park if weather permits—you just might find there’s another little furry friend in your future, too! If your pets aren’t able to come along on your latest adventure, keep them cozy and content at home with stimulating toys, like the Petique Feline Fortress Cat Scratcher, while you’re out and about enjoying this newfound energy.

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