Weiss Kelly sits in her light-filled Florida office surrounded by framed images of her successful clients. In the background there’s the sound of an answering machine picking up another call from a client requesting the yearly update to her astrology chart. Then another asking to do one for a friend as a birthday present. Yet another asking for a chart on the new puppy they just adopted.
I can identify with that request.
It was many years ago when I got my gorgeous Collie puppy, Lulu, from Lassie trainer and breeder Bob Weatherwax. Soon after that, Weiss offered to do Lulu’s astrological chart — her puppyscope.
I had no intention of being a “stage mom” to my bow wow, in spite of the fact that Lulu was daughter to Lassie VIII. I just wanted her to enjoy being a dog. But Weiss said it was her destiny to follow in her dad’s and brother’s (Lassie IX) paw prints.
After going over Lulu’s astrological natal chart and progression, Weiss told me that it would be only weeks before an opportunity would present itself and that would launch Lulu’s career. Sure enough, it happened.
By “accident,” Lulu was selected as Miss Arizona for the television special First Annual Miss Dog Beauty Pageant. From there, Lulu got an agent and within two weeks, was booked as a Ralph Lauren model for the Kids Fall Polo collection! The next several years, it was nonstop for Lulu. Just as Weiss predicted.
Weiss explains that having a chart done for a dog (or cat or other animal for that matter) can indicate certain emotional or health tendencies, potential behavior problems, and patterns or compatibility issues. “Astrology gives insight as to their characteristics,” she says. This has a lot to do with temperament of the dog, especially in regards to family members.
Having an accurate date and time of your dog’s birth is important, although for less detailed astrological information, just knowing the Sun sign helps, too.
Weiss explains that sometimes people have puppyscopes done for “decorative” reasons, or as a gift for the dog who has everything. Puppyscopes can be effective, however, for breeders and handlers, giving them an edge when to plan the litters for their show dogs according to astrological aspects. The same principals of astrology that apply to a person are similar to the puppy or adult dog’s chart.
Weiss is a certified professional astrologer and syndicated columnist, and is secretary and on the board of directors of the American Federation of Astrologers. Having had her own weekly cable show for eight years, Weiss has also been featured on many television shows, including a regular spot as featured documentary astrologer on PM Magazine. She has also served as past vice president of the St. Petersburg Astrological Association.
Best known for her specialization in business astrology, Weiss has a clientele of many celebrities and corporate moguls seeking her advice. Her astrological chart of artist Salvador Dali is in the permanent collection at the Dali Museum in Street Petersburg, FL, and her chart for architect Frank Lloyd Wright is placed in the Taliesin West International Archives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
And you can bet she’s done a puppyscope for her adorable sweet and sassy Shih Tzu, Monday. “Modern astrology’s roots go back over five thousand years,” she says. “It’s a language of cosmic symbols and principles that can teach you more about yourself and the world, as you experience it. Astrology is about choices, insights, and the understanding of your life.”
To find out more — and about how to have your dog’s puppyscope read — visit Weiss’ website.
Would you ever get your puppyscope read? Have you ever done it? Let us know in the comments!
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About Marina Anderson: Marina is an established actress, professional freelance writer, best-selling author (David Carradine, The Eye Of My Tornado), jewelry designer (The Flying Goddess) and publicist (The Media Hound PR) for clients such as Robby Benson, Ed Begley Jr., and music icon Alan Parsons and Gary U.S. Bonds, to name a few. She is also a personal manager and career and spiritual consultant.
Her film/TV credits include Dexter (opposite Jennifer Carpenter); co-lead in the Emmy-nominated web series Sophie Chase, Law & Order LA, and Desperate Housewives; supporting and guest star roles in Dangerous Curves, Sex & Mrs X (opposite Linda Hamilton), Forever Knight, and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (opposite David Carradine); the Genie Award-winning film 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould; and many other productions, national commercials, and voiceovers. Marina’s passion is helping animal rescue organizations. Look for her next book, The Adventures Of Lulu The Collie, which stars her beloved dog, Lulu, daughter to Lassie VIII, and keep up with her work by following her on Facebook.