Chinese Zodiac - Rat

Years of the Rat

02/18/1912-02/05/1913

02/05/1924-01/23/1925

01/24/1936-02/10/1937

02/10/1948-01/28/1949

01/28/1960-02/14/1961

02/15/1972-02/02/1973

02/02/1984-02/19/1985

02/19/1996-02/06/1997

02/06/2008-01/25/2009

01/25/2020-02/11/2021

02/11/2032-01/30/2033

01/30/2044-02/16/2045

Though people consider the rat not adorable, and it even makes its way into derogatory languages, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac. It has attributes of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.

Strengths
People under this sign are usually smart and wealthy and will work for success. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others. Rat girls have a flair for cleanliness and tidiness. They are clever and adorable, personable and materialistic. They are also by nature thoughtful, sensible, judiciously and curious. 

Weaknesses
They are usually timid, lack of concentration and stability. They are in need of courage introspection, principles and responsibility. The do not look authoritatively, incapable of assuming a leading position. They stick fast and refused to be influenced. They are easily guided only by their private interests. They have natural goodness but look unpolite. They are also iobstinate and selfish. They are likely to speculate and they profess their greed as a virtue. 

China Zodiac Animal - RatHoroscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: zi
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): shui (water)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: southeast, northeast
Lucky Colors: blue, golden, green; Avoid: yellow and brown
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3; Avoid: 5, 9
Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley
Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: dragon, monkey, ox; Avoid: sheep, horse, rabbit

Celebrities Born in the Year of the Rat
George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Wolfgang Mozart, William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Truman Capote, Catherine I, Mata Hari, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Avril Lavigne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alyssa Milano, Ben Affleck, Eminem, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Katherine McPhee, Kelly Osbourne, Denise Richards, Mandy Moore, Diego Armando Maradona, Zinedine.Yazid.Zidane, Du Fu (a famous Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty 618 - 907), Zhuangzi (an influential Chinese Taoist philosopher in the Warring States Period 475 - 221 BC)

Fortune Foretelling in 2014
Generally, 2014 will be year of ups and downs for rat people. For those who intend to make any investment, they should be very cautious to deal with money matters. Only if they make a good plan and take everything into consideration before, will they make a profit. It will be a good year for people who pursue life changes and innovation, as they are expected to encounter some good opportunities.

Career: This will be a very stressful year at work. In addition to handling their job well, they should pay attention to get along with people around them, including their colleagues and leaders. Meanwhile they should be calm and keep a positive outlook when they encounter frustration instead of being depressed. Sometimes rat people may doubt their abilities, in which case they should keep a positive attitude and achieve progress step by step; eventually they will gain what they deserve. It is good to remember that crisis comes with opportunity, so if they keep working hard, they will experience success at last. 

Wealth: It is important to have a good plan for daily income and expenses. They need to make full use of their wealth. If they want to invest it is safer if they do a simple market survey first. For businesspeople, their fortune in finance will be unstable; therefore, they are advised to pay close attention to the market changes before making an investment. People working on finance and fund should be careful in using risk capital. 

Relationships: Rat people will experience fluctuating emotions in 2014. They should remain calm when there are conflicts with their partners. Regular communication is important for couples. Girlfriends and boyfriends are advised to choose an auspicious date to get married. Singles will enjoy very good fortune in their love life this year. If they are sociable and active, they can find their soul mates.

Health: They should pay close attention to intestinal and stomach problems. If there is any discomfort, go and see a doctor early. In daily life, they should keep a healthy diet. They are prone to injures and should be very careful when participating in sports or driving. Finally they should pay attention to balancing their work-load and their physical condition.