Year of the Rat
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
The Chinese Astrology Rat Personality
Of all the signs, the Rat symbolizes activity and charm. It is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac; so, it fittingly represents (initiating) action. Depending on them to get things moving. There is constant mental activity with them. Even when they appear to be resting, their mind is working full speed. Most often they are devising a scheme to earn the most money with the least amount of work.
They are resourceful. What they might lack in competence them more than make up for with their quick thinking, shrewdness and outright deviousness. They are most effective using a direct, if not aggressive, approach to life. They tend to be proactive and are most comfortable basing decisions on logic. Because they are constantly in their heads, they are often edgy and easily agitated. This state of agitiation can quickly turn to annoyance and impatient when the Rat has to deal with those that are not as quick witted at the Rat. If the Rat can remain humble and understand his/her limitations, this Rat is a powerful force. However, if the Rat becomes to cocky and overconfident in its ability to get out of tight spots, the Rat may find itself in hole that no amount of smarts and charm will be able to help it climb out of.
The Rat in Relationships
In a word, the Rat is clannish. Although the Rat is frequently a star performer in social gatherings, the fact is they much rather prefer spending time with those few people they allow into their inner circle. The Rat prefers a partner who enjoys the company of their own family and very small group of close friends. Don’t expect the Rat to be thrilled about taking you to many large, social gatherings. The opportunistic Rat is great at turning on the charm and manipulating people. Because of their charm, Rats seldom have trouble attracting members of the opposite sex. Although they are romantic and fall in love easily, they size up potential mates with the same vigor as business deals and don’t usually rush into a committed relationship. Why even bother finding their way through the maze when they can get others to go fetch the cheese? Speaking of charm, my do they have and use it. They are adept at gaining our confidence and learning our secrets while holding on to their own. Furthermore, they are not beyond using the information to their advantage. Their charm serves them well as they are probably sociable and usually enjoy parties. They likely have a wide circle of friends, especially since they are probably attractive to members of the opposite sex. Nevertheless they are really a private person and, despite appearances, only allow a few people into their inner circle. They cherish those dearly and will do almost anything for them. Getting along with people is no problem for them, but make no mistake about it, they don’t tolerate incompetence. Forever busy in pursuit of an ambitious personal goal, at times they may become difficult to work with since they are born perfectionists. Rats must ensure that every “i” is dotted before completing an assigned task. As a result, they are often successful financially, and are good providers for their family and those they cherish most dearly. Loyal and loving, Rat people inspire loyalty in others who are close to them. They are essentially honest individuals and loath to betray a confidence. However, their quick wit and restlessness can sometimes lead to chattiness, and they can often be relied upon at large social gatherings for a good story or a juicy bit of gossip. Their energy levels and expert organizational talents are such that it is a rare thing to see a Rat person sitting idly by with nothing to do. They may even sometimes be viewed as opportunists who cajole others into helping them accomplish a great ambition. In their careers, Rat people can find much success as business leaders or politicians. Rats are most compatible with: Dragon, Monkey, Ox Famous people born in the Year of the Rat: Charlotte Bronte, Truman Capote, Catherine I, Prince Charles, Sasha Cohen, Eminem, Peter the Great, Mata Hari, Scarlett Johansson, Wolfgang Mozart, Plato, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, George Washington Rats can be found wherever people live. Rats are intelligent and reproduce rapidly. Rats can become terrible pests when they eat a large percentage of the harvested grain. A despicable person who betrays or informs upon associates is often called a rat as an insult. Chinese Horoscopes are based on a zodiac consisting of twelve animal signs based on a lunar calendar. Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice and falls between January 21 and February 19 on the Gregorian calendar.
The Rat they are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person they love. However, they have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. They are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, they should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.
If they are born during the day, they are most likely to have a rich easy life. If they are born during the night, they may have a life of hard work. People born in these years are usually cheerful and kind. Rats tend to sleep all day and hunt all night. Famous people born this year are Shakespeare, Mozart, Churchill, Washington, and Truman Capote People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox. Rats are both charming and aggressive. They appear calm and well balanced on the surface, but underneath, they are restless and a little nervous. Rats are compatible, hard working, and they know how to hang on to a penny. They are never without admirers. They are very appealing. They have a bright and happy personality, and this keeps them busy socially. They love parties and other large gatherings. They like belonging to exclusive clubs and will often have a close circle of fellow conspirators. They like involvement and are very outgoing. Rats cherish friends and loved ones. For this reason, they often get entangled with others’ problems and lives. Rats love money and are quite shrewd where a buck is concerned. It is a hard task to separate Rats from their money. However, Rats can be very generous when their loved ones are concerned. Relatives are always welcome. Rats are definitely clannish and clever. With all these people around, Rats always find tasks for them to earn their keep. People will be put to work quickly in the Rat’s house. Rats know how to keep a secret, if it’s their own, but they are adept at finding out what others try to keep to themselves, and Rats wouldn’t be above using the information if it were to their benefit. One can always tell when Rats are upset. They become edgy, very nervous, and quite nagging. Rats are always taken by a bargain. They often buy things they don’t need and tend to save everything. Souvenirs and sentimental odds and ends are found tucked away everywhere. Since they make it a point to know everything about everybody, rats are excellent writers. They have a good memory and are extremely inquisitive. Rats can be successful in almost everything they try to do. They easily adapt themselves to the situation at hand. They are at their best during any crisis and are great problem solvers. Rats are very level headed and are also very alert. Their intuition is strong and they are always on the lookout for opportunities to better themselves. Rats seldom get into jams they can’t escape since they cover themselves well in advance. They have a built in alarm system. One of the Rat’s biggest fault is that they try to do too much at once. They often scatter their energies and get nothing accomplished. Once they learn to finish what they have started, there is no stopping them from being successful. The Rat must also watch those fast deals and those great bargains. In these areas their judgment may fail them. They must not become too greedy, or they will suffer a financial blow or two. Rats have great respect for their parents and dote on their own children. They love their home. Family life is very important to them. Rats born during the evening are tempted to a more hectic life than those born during the day. Rats learn early, quickly, and are avid readers. They know how to express themselves well-both written and orally. Given the slightest chance, Rats can make a success of their lives.