The year of the Rat

Those born in the "Year of the Rat" are clever,
ambitious, creative and hard-working.

Rats enjoy all forms of social interaction, and no party is complete without their lively wit and humor.

Besides being curious and intelligent with a vivid imagination, rats are very lively and need a lot of
mental and physical stimulation.

People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex

The rat is a respected intuitive creature, synonymous with courage and an enterprising character.
Rats know how to come up with solutions, take care of themselves and others without problems.
They have a natural ability to be successful because Rat is a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

Rats have a talent for the arts

The Rat is the most fit of all the Animal signs to survive most any situation.

The Rat personality
Others should always listen to the advice of the Rat. Because of their intellect and observatory powers,
Rat people possess prudence and perception.
They can anticipate problems, and are always able to see the big picture.
They can hone in on issues at hand and make measurable judgments. These skills, combined with their sense of aspiration also make them clever operators.

Status, money, title, and recognition are important to the Rat.The Rat is respected and considered a courageous, enterprising person. It is deemed an honor to be born in the Year of the Rat and it is considered a privilege to be associated with a Rat. Rats know exactly where to find solutions and can take care of themselves and others without problems.

They use their instinctive sense of observation to help others in times of need.For those born in these years, the key word is "charm". Highly adaptable and creative, quick-witted, sociable, and intelligent. Appealing outward personality typically hides a crafty and opportunistic personality. They tend to be very talkative and are seldom found sitting quietly by themselves.

The Rat is very quick-witted and can accomplish in days what some may take months to do, but they are typically perfectionists.

Rat in the career
They have keen senses of observation that allow them to foresee upcoming business opportunities as well as potential occupational problems. The Rat makes a better boss than an employee and, although motivated, they can be pinned down by routines. Rats work better in flexible situations where they can be freely creative.

Being able to adapt to various environments; it is not unusual for someone born in the year of the Rat to be involved in several projects besides their main career.

The Rat on vacation
Travel delights the Rat personality and ignites his curiosity. Sunbathing is not the ideal way for a Rat to spend his vacation. Rats are adventurers. They want to explore, examine, visit and party during their time off. They want to try new foods, find new sights and experience the culture of the area they are visiting. And, of course, if they can come home with an exotic souvenir to add to their collection their vacation will have been an instant success.

The Rat and there friends
Generally friendly and sociable, the Rat is one of the extroverts of the Animal Zodiac. Often, the Rat is lively and genial, and has a special gift for easing the minds of others. It is not surprising that Rats have a lot of friends. They are great speakers and intriguing conversationalists, and can generally find something to say on just about any topic or subject. Of course, there is always that renowned Rat lure that allows them to charm the pants off of people!
To the people they love, Rats can be amazingly charitable, popular and supportive, and will go out of their way to be certain their loved ones are content. At the end of the day the Rat is a loyal friend and will be there for his companions through thick and thin.

Compatible Friends
Dragons and Monkeys

Rat parents
Rat parents are dedicated to their children. They encompass their little ones with love and attention and enjoy watching their offspring grow and experience the world. When their children are small they brood a great deal over them. Rats are indulgent parents who don't like denying their youngsters of things they want, and the children soon learn how to wrap their parents around their little fingers.

The Rat child
Rat babies love to be loved and cuddled. When they are young, Rat babies tend to depend tremendously on their parents, but later in life they develop natural leadership qualities. During their baby years, Rats mature slowly, but gain momentum as they become toddlers. Eventually, they begin to exhibit active mentalities, so, in the early years, plenty of sleep is necessary. In school, the young Rats are eager to learn. It is then, too, that Rats begin collecting things, and like to fill their bedrooms with pebbles, shells and keepsakes of every kind. Generally, young Rats are smart little people who are artistic and literary students. They are well-rounded and many of them do well in sports, too. Being born in the first sign of the Chinese horoscope motivates these children to be pioneers and gives them a need to be first in line.

The Rat lover
One of the Rat's greatest assets is his charm. Rats can melt hearts with their smiles. Add that to their coquettish personalities and you can easily see how they conquer the hearts of others.Rats have magnetic personalities. The Rat himself can't help but notice the admiration he receives from others.And, since Rats love to go out, they have plenty of chances to meet potential suitors or future partners. An annoying quirk of some Rats is they have a difficult time severing ties with former lovers. Obviously, this can pose potential conflicts for the Rat and his new lover and can even endanger his ability to develop new relationships. When the Rat finally settles down with Mr. or Ms. Right, he will find a sincere satisfaction in the intimacy of the partnership. Rat people are romantic, and are always happier to have someone to share with.Rat are an passionate and attentive partner and are not afraid of revealing the depths of his/her feelings.

Cunning and thrifty, Rats have a knack with money and are apt to save for rainy days. When capable, the Rat is a great money saver, and in strapped times he knows how to make something out of nothing or how to turn make things advantageous for himself. Few Rats suffer financially.

Some famous Rats:Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Claude Monet,Franz Joseph Haydn, Gene Kelly, George Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow,Hugh Grant, Jimmy Carter, Marlon Brando, Plato, Prince Charles, Sean Penn, Tchaikovsky, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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