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The Rat



Sign Element : Water

Best Mate: Dragon & Monkey

Worst Mate: Horse

Years born :

1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020



Likes   Dislikes  
  • entertaining

  • oddities and the unusual

  • being the first to explore new places

  • underground passages

  • mysteries

  • unearthing solutions

  • money

  • taking a gamble

  • company

  • good-quality wordly possessions

  • pleasure

  • mundane everyday life

  • alarm clocks

  • rigid timetables

  • agendas

  • red tape

  • bureaucracy

  • having nothing to do

  • any kind of failure

  • being isolated

Personality   |     Career    |    Relationship







Active, Intelligent and quick-witted, Rats are quick to spot the potential in a situation. They possessed the skill of putting ideas into effect. To top it all, they get along with almost anyone and have a good number of loyal friends.

Rat can be strong-willed and ambitious. They need to be careful not to force their ideas on others. A little consideration in such situation will prevent them irritating or alienating friends and colleagues.


The Rats are a good and meticulous organizer return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or their trust has been and like to be familiar with all the available options should an unexpected difficulty arise. The Rats are fair in their dealings and expect the same from others in abused. In their determination to see projects up and running they can appear to be selfish or stubborn. Sometimes they set their targets too high, whether in relationship, with their friends or in their career. But, as the years pass they will become more realistic and tolerant.


The Rats can be open and gregarious in company and are a welcome addition to any party. They are intelligent in conversation, can detect the humour in a situation and are generous with both their compliments and their attention. But if they find themselves in a situation where they feel that they are not being appreciated, a more petty or critical side may emerge. It is important for they to feel secure. The Rats will react anxiously when their position is threatened. The Rats seek and want to be understood. It is advisable to others that it is not wise not to push or corner them, since those born in the Year of the Rat jealously guard their privacy.



The Rats are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles. They are 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. They are attentive to their work, and when they are negotiating terms or handling people they can be clever and discriminating, although others may distrust their motives. They are a good at tactics, but they need to try keep colleagues informed in order to maintain their trust.

If they feel their colleagues are not performing to the standard they expect or are not sharing information, they can be over-critical when more patience or understanding might well resolve the situation. Although they are suited to careers involving buying or selling they are advised to concentrate on small-scale projects.

The Rats are suited to a career in sales, accountancy or shop keeping. They would also make a good publisher, writer, musician or outdoor pursuits instructor.



The Rats are passionate and attentive partner and are not afraid of revealing the depths of their feelings. They are full of highly charged emotions, particularly at the start of a relationship, but if they feel their commitment is not returned, resentment will soon creep in.

The Rat needs to be completely involved and cared for - they want to be part of their partner's plans and also share their thoughts. They are easily hurt if they feel their partner has left them out in the cold, and in response they can be petty and difficult to handle.

These signs are likely to pass through many highs and lows in their relationships, which does make them rather fragile. What they need is security, and once they have been reassured, they are attentive and loving. In fact, they can be great company and love to indulge in life's pleasures but they do not like being reprimanded. The Rats know how to charm, and though romantic game-playing is not their strong point, they also know how to deal with it. It will take time, but when they find someone who gives them the security and love they need, they will be a faithful partner.


 Famous Rats

Alan Alda, Dave Allen, Ursula Andress, Charles Aznavour, Lauren Bacall, Shirley Bassey, Jeremy Beadle, Kenneth Branagh, Marlon Brando, Charlotte Bronte, Chris de Burgh, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Dick Cavett, Maurice Chevalier, Barbara Dickson, Noel Edmonds, Ben Elton, Albert Finney, Clark Gable, Al Gore,thomas Hardy, Mata Hari, Vaclav Havel, Charlton Heston, Dennis Hopper, Englebert Humperdinck, Jeremy Irons, Glenda Jackson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Gene Kelly, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lulu, Richard Nixon, Sean Penn, The Queen Mother, Vanesssa Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Jonathon Ross, Emma Samms, William Shakespeare, Tommy Steele, Donna Summer, Spencer Tracey, the Price of Wales, George Washington, Dennis Waterman, Kim Wilde, the Duke of York.

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