QUESTION: "Hi Crystal, I have an astrology question for you. I have two dogs that were from the same litter Feb.12. 2014. One came to us as a young pup and the other went to two other homes before she joined us. Because of her experiences before she came to us she seems to have a shorter attention span, lot less self confidence, and is more like a spoiled child (sometimes). The boy is sweet and mostly well behaved and very kind to her. How do explain such extreme differences in personality with such similar astrology as just a short while between births?"
ANSWER: Because we do not know the time of birth, we do not know the Ascendant/Rising Sign (indicated by when the sun was rising from the east).
Litter mates can be born under two different rising signs. Puppies usually come every 15 minutes (sometimes longer) and the rising sign changes ever 2 1/2 hours, so depending on how many pups total in the litter and the time the first one came out, could be why these puppies have different personalities.
The other aspect that stands out to me is the fact that Mercury had just retrograded back into Pisces at .08 degrees. Often children and animals born with Mercury in Pisces will take on the characteristics of their parents or siblings, almost a mirroring affect. Because the female went through two different homes during the most impressionable stage, she may not have had strong connections with her first two homes which can affect the self confidence and attention span.
Animals, like children, who are talked to with eye contact learn how to understand our language, but if there was a lot of chaos in those early months, she may have learned to escape by not paying attention, (very Neptunian).
Jupiter and Lilith were also Cancer the day they were born, and that can be why the female (cancer rules mother/woman) had a traumatic separation from her mother. Being passed around through a dogs eye, can be confusing when taken away from their pack leader (mother).
The degrees on the Ascendant can make the difference to why one pup had a good beginning and the other one didn't. The bottom line is, they both had themes of security. I would suspect these dogs were born on a Leo/Cancer cusp.
There is actually so much I could say about these dogs, but keeping it brief, they are very intuitive (the Pisces/Cancer signature), and definitely healers. Your dogs could show psychic indicators by panting, pawing at you or staring at you for long periods of time. They will be able to sense the body chemistry changing in a human and could even read a seizure, panic attack or diabetic changes long before you do. If they feel pain in your body, they may try to lay on it with their body heat.
With the Sun in Aquarius, they will also be very sensitive to noise and smell, they may be sensitive enough to sense an earth quake or serious weather changes.
I love to this picture of them. With Mars in Libra they are good lookers, and the Moon in Leo, they are probably proud and good protectors. Which might be why the little girl is a little spoiled. lol. She's a Diva Dog!!