Rats are perfectionists. They communicate extremely well, are quick-witted, level headed and always alert. They choose their friends carefully and dote on children. Rats
are great strategists and make good politicians, but most importantly, their intuition enables them to suss out the enemy quite early in the game. Rats are
shrewd and know how to amass wealth. They’ll gladly spend on their loved ones while outsiders will find them miserly. Their adaptability and clever
manoeuvring will see them thumbing their nose at even the tightest spot. But they can be quick-tempered and overly critical, making them edgy, nervous and a
downright nag with things don’t go their way. They have an opportunistic trait that will see them wheeling and dealing in exploiting situations for self-benefit.
Famous people born in the Year Of The Rat:
Prince Harry (from Wales), Jimmy Choo, Katy Perry, Antonio Banderas, Charles Aznavour, Avril Lavigne, Antonio Moreno, Ben Affleck, Bobby Avila, Burt Reynolds,
Cameron Diaz, Carlos Delgado, Churchill, Colin Firth, Doris Day, Englebert Humperdinck, President Jimmy Carter, Fernando Valenzuela, Hector Elizondo, Hugh Grant, Juanes, Jude Law,
Julianne Moore, Justina Machado, Kathy Bates, Kenny Loggins, Marlon Brando, Mozart, Pedro Armendáriz, President George Washington, Ron Moody, Samuel J. Jackson, Sean Penn, Shakespeare, Timothy Hutton, Truman Capote, Ursula Andress, and Xavier Cugat.
Health: General speaking, rats are healthy. They are full of energy and active, which help them keep fit and stay away from illness. In dry seasons, they should pay attention to prevent trouble of respiratory and skin problems. With enough rest they can keep high spirits at work, which can improve work efficiency. A balanced diet and regular exercise benefit rats. When in stressful and tense conditions, rats are suggested to take a tour to free stress and tension.
Career: With good insight and sharp perspective, rats have good judgment in what they do, which enables them to prevent unnecessary trouble. Rats are cautious and meticulous, so they tend to show a serious attitude toward their work. People of the rat zodiac sign are suitable to such careers as
administrator, director, manager, entrepreneur, broadcaster, writer, musician, stand-up comedian, politician, lawyer, researcher, and racing car driver.
They have superior ability to adapt to different environments, thus they often participate in different affairs. Restless and inquisitive may result in jumping too fast to different things, learning to be more focus would increase their opportunity to be more successful.
The Best Love Match:
Dragon and Monkey
Rat and Dragon: The Rat will welcome the Dragon's dominance, and the Dragon will admire the Rat's intelligence. The union of these two will achieve success, happiness, and prosperity.
Rat and Monkey: Mutual interests and talents draw them to each other for a fun and loving relationship. They admire each other for their intelligence and creativity.
Rat also would do well with Ox and Pig
Words of Caution:
Stay away from Horse. The self-centered Horse may have hardtime to understand the sentimental Rat.
Southwest, Northwest, West
blue, gold, green
lily, African violet
the 2nd, 5th and 9th Chinese lunar months
the 4th and 13th of every Chinese lunar month
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a
profound influence on personality, and destiny. The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.
Chinese New Year Days
Chinese New Year begins
Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year always falls in the months of January or February, and each
Chinese new year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, and in pre-modern times it would signal to farmers in China that they must begin preparation for the sowing of their fields.
"The Spring Festival was the product of an agrarian society. The people who were farmers would plant in spring, harvest in autumn, relax a little in summer and rest in winter.
The seasons thus became a living cycle and the harvests were dependant on nature.”