October is a month full of spooky happenings, and luckily, Mercury retrograde finishes during the first week of October on the 2nd.
If you’ve been feeling a serious lack of communication, confusion, and general chaos, Mercury retrograde could have been the culprit. But now that the weather has cooled off a bit, you can finally settle into the cozy season—and that means your pet can, too.
If you want to know what October has in store for your furry friend (more treats, perhaps?), we’re breaking down their full October 2022 horoscope. Use this fun information to plan your pet’s perfect Halloween costume or determine the best time to go on a trip together. Any way you decide to use this, remember, it’s all in good fun. Exploring your pet’s horoscope can be a great way to get to know them just a bit more.
What's your pet's October horoscope?
Aries: March 21–April 19
All pets will be impacted by Libra season, and if yours is an Aries, you might notice they’re acting a bit calmer than usual. Aries are known for being active; think running around the entire house the moment they wake up. But Libra is the polar opposite to Aries, meaning it creates much-needed balance and offers Aries a different perspective. If your pet is a bit more snoozy than usual (and doesn’t appear to be sick, of course!), blame Libra season, which ends on October 23.
Taurus: April 20–May 20
Your Taurus pet probably loves bringing in sticks from the backyard and playing with them all day long. That’s because this earth sign appreciates the beauty of life, like mother nature, and yeah, maybe even that fancy kibble you just started to invest in. There is a full moon in Aries on October 9, which may affect your Taurus pet’s energy. If they're bouncing off the walls that day, you’ll know why.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
First they're sour, then they’re sweet? Maybe they’re just a Gemini. On October 25 there will be a solar eclipse in Scorpio, which activates Gemini’s sixth house of rituals. This is the house that connects to pets, so you might be able to tell what your Gemini pet is thinking around that time. Spoil them with treats, belly rubs, and anything else they *ask* for.
Cancer: June 22–July 22
If your pet is a Cancer, they probably like cuddling up on the couch more than running outside and playing fetch. Cancer is the homebody of the zodiac, and Libra season will only encourage them to do whatever’s most comfortable for them. Pull your pet in for extra cuddles at this time.
Leo: July 23–August 22
Does your pet have a furry mane that’s impossible to ignore? They’re probably a Leo. Leos were born to stand out and are known as the “stars” or “celebrities” of the zodiac. There will be a Jupiter retrograde on October 28, which will occur in Leo’s eighth house of death and rebirth. They might pick up a toy they’ve ignored for years, only to rediscover a new love for it all over again.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
October arrives on the heels of Virgo season, and Virgo pets are known for liking things a certain way. This type A sign likely can only eat dinner out of a certain bowl or might even use the bathroom around the same time each day. Sure, they’re a little kooky, but that’s why you love them, right? Be weary of the changing seasons and how it affects your little Virgo. It may take some time for them to adjust into a new weather and daylight routine.
Libra: September 23–October 23
Happy birthday, Libra! It’s your month to shine, so you might be feeling extra chipper right now. Take your Libra pet on extra walks, play lots of games, and shower them with love. All of the good, positive vibes are shining in this sign right now, so make some special memories for the two of you and throw your dog a birthday party (with extra bark-day cake, of course!).
Scorpio: October 24–November 21
The October 28 Jupiter retrograde will be in your pet’s fifth house of ~love~ and ~lust~, so keep an eye on them at the doggie park. They may just be looking for love around this time. Otherwise, Scorpios are known for being a little spooky, so make sure to dress your pet up in the cutest costume and snap plenty of pictures.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Your Sagittarius pet is probably endlessly curious. Sure, this can make for a difficult time on a walk where they need to check out everything, but it can be kind of cute, too. Mars retrograde will begin on October 30, which may have your Sag baby acting a little impulsive. Try to be patient and run out their energy during the day so they can sleep at night.
Capricorn: December 22 –January 19
The full moon in Aries will affect Capricorn’s fourth house on October 9. This is the sign of the domestic home and family life. Now would be a great time to spruce up your Capricorn’s sleeping arrangements. Invest in a new doggie or cat bed and pick up a new toy to boot. Show them how much you love them, because at this time, they’re definitely going to notice it.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
Your little Aquarius pet probably loves saying hi to strangers and then quickly becomes disinterested in them. That’s because this sign is known for their love of small talk. However, the Mercury retrograde that ended on October 2 might have drained them a bit. If your pet seems less interested than usual to go on walks, give them a little break.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
This water sign is known for being emotional, and they’re probably the first one to run over to you when you’ve had a hard day and shower you with licks. But Jupiter retrograde will call upon Pisces to reflect on themselves. Don’t be offended if they want to spend a little more time alone, they’ll be back by your side before you know it.