Chinese Astrology

“The Rat”

STRENGTHS:
wise, unique, intelligent, crafty, determined, inventive, and intense
WEAKNESSES:
acquisitiveness, ruthlessness, and nervousness
COMPATIBILITY:
Dragon, Ox, or Monkey
MISMATCH:
Horse or Rooster
ELEMENT:
Water
YIN or YANG:
Yin
YEARS:
1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ranking the first in the Chinese zodiac, rat represents wisdom. The quick-witted rat asked the diligent ox to take him on a ride to cross the river and jumped down before the ox crossed the finish line, so the rat won the race and became the first of the zodiac animals.
Personality traits for the people born in the year of the Rat are intelligent, charming, quick-witted, practical, ambitious, and good at economizing as well as social activities. The weaknesses are that the Rats are likely to be timid, stubborn, wordy, greedy, devious, too eager for power and love to gossip.
Rat is one of the top four zodiac signs blessed in love relationship. People born in the year of the Rat are usually good-looking, elegant and quite popular among the opposite sex.
Compatibility with other Animals

 
People born in the year of the Rat are outgoing, optimistic and highly adaptable in any environment. They are not the people who haggle over every ounce but stay at ease under all circumstances. So, they are easy to be liked and helped by others.
The Rat people are endowed with the power of acute observation, anticipation, and visionary power.
They can be artistic creators, inventors, innovators etc. However, they should not rely on this power to deal with things completely. Think hard and ask for the opinions from others are very important.