Years of the Rat
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.
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.
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.
Horoscope 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
Overview: Generally, the fortune of rat people will be of fluctuation in 2014. 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 all into consideration before certain investment, they would gain some profits. It will be a good year for people who pursue changes in life and innovation in 2014. These people are expected to confront some good opportunities.
Career: They will suffer great stress from work this year. Apart from well handling their job, it is suggested to get along with people around, their colleagues and leaders included. Meanwhile they’d better calm down to think and spirit up upon any 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; finally they will gain what they deserve. A kind reminder for them is that crisis coexists with opportunity, so if they keep working hard, they will get success at last.
Wealth: It is best to have a good scheme for daily income and expenses. They need to make full use of their wealth. If there is a plan for investment, it is more secure to make a simple market survey first. For businesspeople, their fortune in finance will be unstable; therefore, they are advised to keep 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 seem to have fluctuant emotions in 2014, so it is suggested to calm down when there are any conflicts with their partners. Regular communication is needed for couples. For girlfriend and boyfriend, they are advised to choose an auspicious date to get married. Singles enjoy very good fortune in love life this year. They are expected to find their soulmates if becoming more sociable and active.
Health: They should pay close attention to intestines and stomach problems. Once there is any discomfort, go and see a doctor early. In daily life, they’d better keep a healthy diet. Injures from accidents probably happen to them, thus they are suggested to be very careful when doing sports or driving. One more thing is that they should well balance the work load and the physical condition.
Fortune Telling in 2013
Overview: In general, their fortune gets better in 2013 – the Year of the Snake, both in career and wealth. During the first half of the year, they should seize any chance to make great achievements. Their good fortune in the second half of the year will lessen a lot. For females, it is better to take good care of themselves and stop being gossipy.
Career: They will have good fortune in their career. They will be paid much attention by their bosses and have the potential to get a promotion. However, in order to make progress in the job, they usually have to work harder so they may feel tired.
Wealth: Generally, it is a little hard to earn money for the rat people. They will find their income is stable, but to make ends meet can be a severe problem, especially for families with children. For businesspeople, profits may increase a lot this year.
Relationships: For singles, it may be a good year to end the single years and be in a relationship or form a family. For spouses or lovers, their relationships will be steady as usual. This year, those couples with contradictions can make up to lead a harmonious life. Rat people should be cautious to make friends in case some mean people play tricks.
Health: They will feel well throughout the year, but they have to have healthy food and beverages. It is best to do some sports or travel outside. As for those who spend much time in front of their desks, they should change the present working style in case the sudden illness happens.