Dog-o-scopes for the week of May 17th- 23rd

Aries- March 21 – April 19

The Ram - because of Aries’ brave, tenacious ability to climb to the top of the mountain, no matter what.

You’re not the only pup out there getting conflicting messages. You are not alone in this Aries, but you usually cut through the fog and run toward your instincts. This time you're being cautious and reviewing whether you really want to be in or out. Cut yourself some “give” on the proverbial leash of life.

Taurus- April 20 – May 20

The Bull - because of their resilience and stubbornness! And, like a bull, they can be both frighteningly fierce or serenely gentle.

Your personal value is based on your own self esteem and as Venus reverses through the heavens you're taking a look at your worth alongside your bank balance. Since everything is in a state of flux, there are no clear-cut answers, but plenty of discussions and enthusiasm for new ways to bolt forward.

Gemini-  May 21 – June 20

The Twins - because of their duality, versatility, and ability to talk twice as fast and say twice as much as everyone else.

You're familiar with feeling a little split because of the dual nature of the twins that are your motif. However, you are finding yourself literally in two minds about what to do. Besides which, a relationship is passing through an uncertain phase as you revisit themes from the past. Friday's Gemini New Moon will offer you a new option.

Cancer- June 21 – July 22

The Crab - because they are secretive and guarded. A hard shell protects the soft flesh beneath (their extreme emotional sensitivity).

Between now and the powerful solar eclipse in Cancer on June 21st you're going to be able to resolve a number of matters. This takes time and a certain amount of personal review as you will find the solutions lie inside yourself rather than in the outside world. Elements of your past are re-surfacing in order to be cleared.

Leo- July 23 – August 22

The Lion - because of their regal and noble personality, they love to lead and naturally protect those they perceive as being vulnerable.

What's going on within a group or team is up in the air at the moment as there is a degree of passivity. Although there are plenty of people willing to talk to you, or even suggest changes, final answers are hard to come by. However, you may find this time very useful as a creative process – as out of the void comes the birth of new things.

Virgo- August 23 – September 22

The Virgin - because of their pure intentions, and their modest, conscientious nature. They’re often pictured holding a sheaf of wheat which symbolizes the fertilization of ideas/skills to benefit the world.

It's always difficult for a Virgo to tolerate not knowing the plain facts – yet this is exactly where you find yourself as it seems perhaps your human is spinning a line or the truth is in short supply. It would be wise to delay making major decisions until you see things are clearing up. It's a process of discernment and discrimination. The park will open soon enough.

Libra- September 23 – October 22

The Scales - because Librans are ALL about balance. Keeping everything on an even keel and behaving with fairness are their driving motivations.

As you simply can't see very far ahead at the moment it is best to concentrate your efforts on where you are now. Right here, right now is all you have for sure and the present time offers enough treat for thought. Besides which you are being pulled back to the past as your ruler Venus reverses through the heavens – a message is coming that will inform your next step.

Scorpio- October 23 – November 21

The Scorpion - because Scorpios are kinda’ dangerous, a secretive creature which can poison its enemies if riled… beware!

You are undoubtedly feeling very super-sensitive and therefore any perceived disappointment will be harder to take than usual. Yet this is also a time when you can use your powerful intuition to steer you in or out of an association. A new arrangement that will alter your treat set-up or take a canine connection to the next level is in the works.

Sagittarius-  November 22 – December 21

The Archer - because they aim high and true, love the outdoors, and enjoy the thrill of the case.

This isn't the easiest or most straight-forward of weeks as you're receiving so many mixed messages from those close to you. For some archers you feel your arrows are failing to meet their target, for others a huge longing to be with a particular person permeates your being. Friday's New Moon plants new potential.

Capricorn- December 22 – January 19

The Goat - because they are a determined animal who rises up the path by taking advantage of every foothold. Always climbing.

Although there are many sustainable relationships in your life, you're aware that some things are not living up to your hopes and expectations. As a Capricorn you like to believe that putting in the work ensures a result. Yet you find yourself hanging. Like a screen freeze. Normal transmission will resume shortly.

Aquarius - January 20 – February 18

The Water-Bearer - symbolically, the water represents truth, which Aquarians deliver freely and fairly to the world. A truth-sayer!

You may not believe everything you hear this week. Which might be a wise thing as there is a veil of illusion that distorts information. With Saturn in your sign your feet are planted firmly on the ground and detaching yourself from all the psychic viruses in the atmosphere is sensible.

Pisces- February 19 – March 20

Two fishes tied to one another, swimming in opposite directions- because all Pisceans swim amidst shifting emotional currents, and are plagued by both conflicting desires and extremes of temperament.

You're floating in a Piscean bubble perhaps as a protection from the mundane world. Creativity, soulful activities and your idealistic streak are heightened so this is a wonderful time for communing with your inner life. If trying to apply yourself to urging your human to an extra walk, it could prove a little tricky!