Best Cat Breeds for All 12 Horoscope Signs
Cats may be low-maintenance pets compared to their canine counterparts, but they shouldn’t be underestimated. The International Cat Association recognizes 73 different cat breeds — all of which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and, of course, distinct personality traits.
Those character quirks can help you narrow down your search for the perfect purring pet, and what better way to do that than turning to astrology? These are the best cat breeds for all 12 horoscope signs, from confident Aries to compassionate Pisces.
One of the most energetic horoscope signs — and possibly one of the more demanding ones — Aries needs a cat with an equally adventurous nature. The Abyssinian, one of the oldest cat breeds, is a perfect match.
The Aby loves to explore and definitely isn’t scared to take risks. With a tendency to climb to the highest spots in the house, this is a breed that will literally take Aries by surprise on the regular.
Independent, confident Aries is best suited to a high-energy, fun-loving cat. The Siberian is a thoroughly playful puss that retains a kittenish high spirit well into adulthood.
This breed also has a gentle side, which makes it a great choice for families with children.
Another good match for Aries is a Siamese. They both love to socialize and will strike a conversation with just about anyone. The Siamese combination of intelligence and warmth makes it a great addition to any cat-loving household, and it might not go anywhere for a long time.
It’s one of the longest-living cat breeds, known to live for 20 years or more.
Taurus: American Shorthair
Taurus is one of the most loyal signs of the zodiac, which makes the American Shorthair one of its BFFs (best feline friends). This devoted cat breed will never let you down, and it’s a laid-back companion that’s happy on its own, but will always prefer to be by your side.
If you have other animals at home, the American Shorthair will quickly win them over, too.
American Shorthair Summary
Taurus is a truly tactile horoscope sign, and the LaPerm cat breed is the same. It's known for using its paws to figure out its surroundings – which may include your lap. This helps to accelerate the bonding process, but the love between these two will be naturally strong.
The LaPerm is also a loyal breed, which is important to Taurus in all their relationships.
Taurus has an eye for the beautiful things in life so will be immediately drawn to the attractive Ragdoll. Like Taurus, this breed is sweet and sensitive, with plenty of love to give.
The Ragdoll also has a sociable side, which will give it even more brownie points with the personable bull of the zodiac.
Quick-witted and high-maintenance, Gemini can handle a feisty cat breed. Step forward the Chausie (pronounced chow-see), a “jungle cat” that dates back to ancient Egypt. This breed is fearless and curious, and its energy levels are off the scale.
But if any zodiac sign can keep up with it, it’s Gemini. These two will give everything to their relationship and have plenty of fun along the way.
The communicative Siamese is another top choice for Gemini. And just like its owner, who has two distinct sides to their character, the Siamese can go from excited and vocal to calm and composed.
Just like Gemini, the Siamese cat also thrives in the company of people, making it a welcome addition to any party.
Gemini: Turkish Van
Another cat breed known for being fun-loving and sociable is the Turkish Van. Often called “the swimming cat,” it’s just as playful on land as it is in the water.
In fact, the Van’s love of fun can often lead to all kinds of mischief — but its unwavering loyalty and loving nature will always win over a Gemini owner.
Turkish Van Summary
Cancer: Exotic Shorthair
Homebody Cancer sometimes needs a calm, quiet companion to curl up with on the sofa. There’s no cat breed more docile than the Exotic Shorthair, making it a perfect pet for the zodiac’s crab.
This breed is happy to be petted, is always up for playtime, and will lap up the attention — from Cancer or anybody else.
Exotic Shorthair Summary
Cancer is one of the more emotional horoscope signs, with a real sensitive side. A Somali cat (the long-haired cousin of the Abyssinian) will give them the attention and affection they need, and will also use its playfulness to draw Cancer out of their shell.
This curious, interactive breed will constantly engage with its owner, whatever age they are.
Cancer: Maine Coon
The family-focused Cancer will appreciate a gentle, devoted breed like the Maine Coon. This sweet-tempered kitty gets on with everyone and craves a strong bond with its human family.
Cancer’s intuitive, protective nature ensures that the Maine Coon gets all the attention it needs.
Maine Coon Summary
The self-appointed leader of the zodiac, Leo wants a cat with regal blood. The first choice has to be the Persian, loved by Queen Victoria and other members of the British royal family.
This is a lap cat above all else — one with high standards and a desire to be the center of attention. Luckily, Leo is a generous sort who is more than happy to treat the Persian like royalty.
If Leo was a domestic cat, it might just be the Abyssinian. They both crave admiration and praise from others but have the affectionate side that lets them give as well as take.
As a bonus, the Aby’s energy and intelligence will keep Leo on their toes.
If there’s one zodiac sign that could tame a wild cat, it has to be Leo, and the Toyger is basically the domestic equivalent of a tiger, making it a match made in heaven.
They’re both friendly and outgoing but have a laid-back side that allows for plenty of down time for petting and play.
Virgo: Norwegian Forest Cat
The gentle Norwegian Forest Cat is quite mythical, having even been mentioned in Norwegian fairy tales. These cats can take a while to trust new people, but that makes securing their affection all the more special. Once you have their trust, they’ll be a lifelong loyal partner.
This is perfect for the equally caring, devoted Virgo, who may also be initially shy in the company of strangers.
Norwegian Forest Cat Summary
Virgo isn’t a fan of mess or uncertainty. This zodiac sign likes to know what’s happening (and where and when and with whom), and appreciates a clean, organized home.
So, a hairless cat breed, like the Sphynx, makes fur on the furniture one less thing to worry about.
Virgo: Maine Coon
Virgo isn’t scared of commitment and is more than capable of handling a high-maintenance cat. In fact, the gregarious Maine Coon has been described as the most dog-like cat out there.
You won’t laugh at the idea of taking a cat for a walk when you’ve spent time with the outdoors-loving Coon. Another plus of this breed is that they love to hunt mice — goodbye, rodents!
Maine Coon Summary
Libra: Russian Blue
The intelligent, reserved Russian Blue is a good match for Libra. Culture and creativity is important to this horoscope sign, and it will find much to love about the breed, which was first shown in England in the 1880s after arriving in Europe by boat from the Russian port of Arkhangelsk on the White Sea.
Libra’s much-needed alone time will be made all the sweeter by the presence of a loyal, gentle Russian Blue.
Russian Blue Summary
Libra is represented by the scales of justice, and balance is crucial to this sign. As a pet, the Ragdoll is both sociable and sweet-natured — the perfect companion to Libra, who loves being in the company of others but also needs quality quiet time.
With its bright blue eyes and pointed coat, the Ragdoll will also satisfy Libra’s desire for the finer things in life.
This stays the size of a kitten for the first four years of their life.
Personality-wise, it’s intelligent, relaxed, friendly and active — all qualities valued highly by Libra.
Scorpio: Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold’s characteristic folded ears are due to a natural dominant-gene mutation, which affects cartilage throughout its body and causes its ears to “fold” forward. This gives it an owl-like appearance — and an incredibly cute one at that.
This breed is fiercely loyal, which is also true for the Scorpios of the world.
Scottish Fold Summary
Scorpio: Russian Blue
The Russian Blue is also a solid match for Scorpio. This breed is gentle at heart, but not scared to be assertive when necessary. As one of the leaders of the zodiac, Scorpio is equally forceful.
The quietly confident Russian Blue will complement this strong-minded owner perfectly.
Russian Blue Summary
Scorpio: European Burmese
Although Scorpio is a loyal friend and partner, it can take time to really get to know this zodiac sign. The same can be said for the highly intelligent European Burmese cat.
Once you let this cat into your family, though, you’ll get the world from this affectionate, playful puss. What makes it stand out from its Burmese cousin is the red gene it has, which makes its fur more colorful.
European Burmese Summary
The ever-optimistic Sagittarius is always up for an adventure and wants to take everyone else along for the ride. While some cat breeds might prefer to observe from afar, the outgoing Sphynx is guaranteed to make a dependable fellow explorer.
Like Sag, this hairless cat also loves to make people laugh and adores company and warmth.
Sagittarius: Khao Manee
Like the outgoing Sag, the Khao Manee — a rare cat breed that originated in Thailand and has an ancient ancestry going back centuries — is fun-loving and curious.
A Sagittarius will get a kick out of the Khao Manee’s unusual, diamond-shaped eyes, which are two different (equally striking) colors.
Khao Manee Summary
The Burmilla, a rare breed that’s not yet accepted by the major registries in the U.S., will appeal to Sagittarius, who doesn’t like to follow the crowd.
The Burmilla is affectionate and generally placid, but it also has a sociable side. For the Sag who wants a low-maintenance cat with personality, it’s a great fit.
Capricorn: Devon Rex
The most patient sign of the zodiac, Capricorn is always willing to wait to be rewarded, which means it sometimes misses out on all the fun. The Devon Rex, an active, playful cat, can remind the goat to lighten up and live in the moment.
This breed will bring just the right amount of mischief into a more serious owner’s life.
Devon Rex Summary
Family is everything to Capricorn, and the Korat — considered a lucky charm in its native Thailand — is known for forming strong bonds with people.
It has an intelligent, curious and loyal nature, which will appeal to the Capricorn owner.
The adventurous Tonkinese might encourage the pragmatic, logical Capricorn to venture out of their comfort zone. This breed, which was first officially recognized in Canada in 1971, often has a strong-willed streak.
But they’ll also make a warm and loving companion for the Capricorn homebody.
Aquarius: Japanese Bobtail
Aquarius is the bohemian of the zodiac. A true individual with an eccentric appeal, you’re drawn to the weird and wonderful things in life. As far as cats, you don’t get more quirky than the Japanese Bobtail.
This fluffy oddball, with its distinctive pom-pom tail, even likes water. It also loves to learn tricks and will happily walk on a leash.
Japanese Bobtail Summary
Aquarius is always keen to help others and is reliably loyal and loving. The Birman cat, also known as the “sacred cat of Burma,” has the same qualities.
It makes a devoted companion for the water bearer — a winning combination of curious and people-oriented, without being too noisy.
Above all else, Aquarius is a free spirit, and a cat that’s not too challenging will fit in with this outlook. The down-to-earth, quiet Persian won’t demand too much attention from its owner.
This breed has a rich history that goes right back to the early 17th century when it was first imported into Italy from Iran.
Those born under Pisces tend to be compassionate and creative, with a desire to have fun. Loyal, trustworthy friends are important to this sign, and that extends to friends with fur.
The Burmese, an energetic, friendly, curious cat, will always give Aquarius the reassurance it needs during insecure moments.
The Ocicat’s sweet, sociable nature makes it a great fit for compassionate Pisces.
This breed is a real talking point — it has the coat of a wild cat (and is named for its resemblance to the ocelot) but also has the temperament of a domestic cat, and a very appealing one it is.
Known for being one of the most emotional signs of the zodiac, Pisces can spend a significant amount of time lost in a dream.
The perfect feline companion for those relaxed moments of escapism is the Pixiebob, a sweet, loving breed that loves all members of its human family, even the kids.