Many people rely on astrology to get insight into their own traits and personalities. You can also use animal astrology to better understand your four-legged friend’s behavior and temperament.

The astrology signs for animals are the same as they are for humans. Here’s a breakdown of what makes your dogs and cats tick based on when they were born so you’ll know how to better care for them.

Aries (March 21- April 20)

The ram is a fire sign ruled by Mars and associated with energy, courage, and impatience. Aries animals are independent and confident, but their alpha attitude can get them into fights with other cats or dogs. They’re also competitive and need stimulation via new toys, games, and environments. And make sure they have room to roam!

Taurus (April 21- May 20)

Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, and animals born under this sign are typically pleasant, strong, and compassionate, but they can be lazy. They love to lounge and nap and may not always be up for a vigorous play session. Taurus dogs and cats love fresh food and cuddle time. They make great companions for kids as well because they’re docile and gentle.

Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Mercury rules the zodiac sign Gemini. Animals born under this air sign are creative and playful attention-seekers who love showing off. They’re also fantastic communicators who are very vocal about how they’re feeling. These are smart, social creatures who despise boring routines and get annoyed when everyone around them can’t keep up with their energy. Keep them busy with new tricks and experiences.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)

This water sign is ruled by the moon, and Cancer dogs and cats are usually moody, sensitive, and need lots of love and affection. You must remind them that they are part of your family. They may even consider themselves one of your kids. Changes in routine terrify them, so try to stick to regular schedules. These dogs and cats might also be prone to stomach upset and may need special food.

Leo (July 23- August 22)

The lion is a fire sign ruled by the sun, and these pets are fearless, confident, and even a bit conceited. Nothing perks them up more than continuous pampering and spoiling. Leo dogs and cats are known to be fiercely loyal and protective. However, they can also be lazy and think they’re better than everyone.

Virgo (August 23- September 22)

These earth sign pets have Mercury as their ruler, and they’re hard-working, steadfast, and picky. They love routine and order, so keep mealtimes, playtimes, and walk times consistent. Virgos are very clean, spend lots of time grooming, and love a tidy home. Nonetheless, Virgos are relatively low maintenance as long as they have a routine.

Libra (September 23- October 22)

Libra has Venus as its ruler, so Libras are social creatures who want constant companionship. They’re fond of mingling with their fellow animals, traveling with their parents, and getting groomed. Don’t make them feel lonely or that they don’t belong because they can instantly turn moody and whiny. Libra animals are also in sync with their parents’ emotions.

Scorpio (October 23- November 22)

Pluto rules this water sign, so Scorpio dogs and cats are both loyal and independent. Don’t be surprised if your Scorpio fur baby goes wandering on solo adventures. Believe it or not, they will come home, especially when they’re showered with love and attention.

Sagittarius (November 23- December 21)

Sagittarius has Jupiter as its ruling planet, so these dogs and cats love their freedom. The last thing they want is to be kept on a leash or locked in a cage. They won’t run away, but they love being outside, so make time in your schedule for outdoor recreation. They also have boundless energy, especially when they’re young.

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

Capricorns are earth signs with Saturn as their ruling planet. They are serious, calm, and hardworking. Don’t be fooled by their tedious and slow-moving ways—when something needs to be done, they’ll do it. Capricorn animals are great for people who don’t have the time or patience for demanding, unruly, or high-strung dogs or cats.

Aquarius (January 20- February 19)

Are you into quirky, strange, but lovable pets? Then Aquarian animals will surely melt your heart. This air sign has Uranus as its ruling planet, and these animals are both social and independent by nature. Aquarian dogs or cats may not be the cuddliest, but when you feel down and out, they’ll have you smiling in no time.

Pisces (February 20- March 20)

The planet Neptune rules this water sign. Pisces animals possess aspects of all the zodiac signs, so they may appear indecisive sometimes. They’ll pace back and forth in your living room or switch from one activity to the next. But these are extremely intuitive creatures who can sense if you’re in a bad mood and will instantly try to make you feel better.