The Rat - Compatible Star / Birth Signs
The Rat (SHU)
>Ruler of the hours 11pm to 1am
Direction - North
Season - Winter/December
Fixed element - Water positive
Yin/Yang - Yang
People born under the year of the Rat tend to be forthright, generous and easy going to all of those that they love and care for. They generally have happy, lively personalities and are very outgoing, although they can get very edgy when upset. On the whole they are successful in what they choose to do and are full of imagination and possess very good memories. During a crisis rats come into their own because they are level headed and intuitive, but often their energies can be scattered by their over ambitious tendencies. If their over ambitious enthusiasm can be avoided there is no reason why Rats should not do well. The Rat is a lover of money and a hater of waste and idleness.
The year of the Rat: is symbolic of opportunity and good prospects. Business in general is forecast as being good although it is possible that bleak years will follow. However anything that began in the year of the Rat should in theory be successful.
TYPES OF RAT
The Fire Rat - aggressive, dynamic, competitive, competitively motivated, self-determining and is full of ideals.
The Fire Rat Years
24 Jan 1936 to 10 Feb 1937
19 Feb 1996 to 7 Feb 1997
The Wood Rat - inquisitive, intuitive, apprehensive, adaptable, is motivated
by diligence and is not very conventional.
The Wood Rat Years
5 Feb 1924 to 24 Jan 1925
2 Feb 1984 to 19 Feb 1985
The Earth Rat - trusty,
adult, is motivated by permanence, is realistic and sanctimonious.
The Earth Rat Years
10 Feb 1948 to 28 Jan 1949
7 Feb 2008 to 25 Jan 2009
The Metal Rat - sensitive, idealistic, envious, is motivated by
thought and is possessive.
The Metal Rat Years
31 Jan 1900 to 18 Feb 1901
28 Jan 1960 to 14 Feb 1961
The Water Rat - shrewd, perceptive, is motivated by education, is
traditional and understanding.
The Water Rat Years
18 Feb 1912 to 5 Feb 1913
15 Feb 1972 to 2 Feb 1973
here to find out your Chinese
Star Sign in the full set of Chinese year tables from 1900 - 2011.
Sources: Information from - Chinese Astrology - Collins Gem - HarperCollins Publishers, Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 2QT - ISBN: 0 00 472515 8
Information about star sign meanings from: The Elfin Magical Diary 1995, Astrological & Psychic Guide - An Elfin Production - PO Box 684, Longridge, Preston. PR3 2LX
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