Rat’s Personality by Western Astrology Signs

Aries  (March 21 - April 19)

Personality: According to Chinese zodiac analysis, people born in the Year of the Rat are good at socializing on account of their kindness. When combining with Aries sign of western astrology, they become charming and confident, and the symbol of energy and vigor. They are good planner with a lot of affairs in the current agenda. Being active, they cannot put up with others’ indolence. They are generous and merciful, and like to sponsor the talented people to open their own career. They also love challenges, and do not fear loneliness. Inspiring and confident, they are born to be elites of market sales. They are inclined to be nervous all the time. If they try to be calm and peaceful, they must hide true feelings. Lacking patience, they hate being late and wasting time.

Love: They never suffer problems in love and relationship. Dynamic, attractive and ambitious, they can conquer lovers easily. When they are young, they love hanging around in parties, balls, dates and banquets, and they would start a relationship out of impulse. However, when growing older, they put career, responsibility, children and social status in the first, and treat relationship with a prudent attitude.

Compatible Partners

Dragon  Gemini, Leo
Ox Leo, Sagittarius
Monkey Sagittarius

Suitable Jobs: programmer, typist, judge, accountant, designer, engineer, banker, dentist, gardener.
Related Celebrities: Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Taurus  (April 20 - May 20)

Personality: People with Chinese zodiac Rat sign and western astrology Taurus sign are persevering, smart and strong. They are born with superiority, for they are longing for to stay in a higher position. They desire power, but do not like to rule over others. They are passionate, and can hardly give up pursue in power. They have strong appeal to people around. They think and solve problems in a different way. With strong willpower, they are aggressive rivals in competition. They can be hardly affected, and never show their feelings. People have no idea what they are thinking. With good memory, they can remember what others cannot remember clearly. They can always name an acquaintance for a long time absence.

Love: They have an unalterable attitude towards love. They seems to like playing love games around, in fact, they regard them absurd. What interests them is still material life. People who fall in love with this kind of people should stay loyal and faithful, for once they break the line, no chance will be given. They are jealousy and possessive, so wrong doings will never get forgiveness.

Compatible Partners

Ox  Pisces
Tiger Capricorn
Pig  Cancer, Virgo

Suitable Jobs: customs officer, supervisor, policeman, doctor, teacher, nurse, secretary, cook, socialist.
Related Celebrities: Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte


Gemini  (May 21 - June 21)

Personality: They are gifted and talkative, moving in parties around. They claims themselves easy lover, always charming and highly-spirited. Generous like always, they prefer to give than demanding. They are doers with acute sense of crisis. To avoid being defeated by others, they can always come up with new ideas and plans. Willpower is another feature of them. If the pay is reasonable, they will stick on an occupation for a long time. They are also fond of bragging and boasting when accomplishing something. They are tired of making choices.

Love: Although stability is not a part of their style, they can learn it from experiences. If one can help to fulfill Rats’ greed for money and power, the relationship will be maintained for a long time. Since the relationship starts, they tend to take control of the whole process, which make their soul mates feel suppressed. They are also fickle in love, and others cannot capture their minds, and some will lose faith and give up.

Compatible Partners

Dragon  Aries, Leo
Monkey  Libra, Aquarius
Ox  Aries, Libra

Suitable Jobs: politician, TV host, real estate agent, actor, dancer, tour guide, chef, manager.
Related Celebrities: Thomas Hardy, Mary Therese McCarthy


Cancer  (June 22 - July 22)

Personality: Born to be smart, they are emotional, swing between surface and essence of life. They are some kind of introverted, devoted in study or composing in ivory tower. They love writing. No matter they are writer, carpenter, or musician; they can always make a living on it and lead a well-to-do life. They prefer respectable clothes, which can show their special taste for life. They are eager to be a part of the society, but cannot accept being normal. They pursue the best always, and will never give up once finding what they want. They like to make friends actively, and often invite others for films or dinners. Full of imagination and creativity, they are talented in art like poetry, writing and music.

Love: They can always take actions ahead of others in relationship, and can predict what is going to take place. Their goal is exhaustless passion and zeal for love. When falling in love, no one can be more dynamic than them. With a sense of mystery, they are hard to be pleased and touched. It’s quite challenging for them to be loyal to one relationship only. They keep in touch with a series of lovers, even in their busiest time.

Compatible Partners

Ox Taurus, Virgo
Monkey Scorpio, Pisces
Horse  Aries, Libra, Capricorn

Suitable Jobs: pharmacist, doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur, restaurant owner, writer, editor, teacher.
Related Celebrities: George Sand, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Lumet


Leo  (July 23 - August 22)

Personality: Optimistic and sunny, people born in the Year of the Rat with Leo sign always bring positive sides of life to people around. When friends are in trouble, they will try their best to make them happy even though they cannot solve the problems sometimes. They are active and confident, maintaining a favorable relationship with subordinates and work fellows. Life and work are well scheduled according to their own pace. They are skilled to make money with tricks and plots, but they can still become good philanthropists. They keep a curious attitude towards everything unknown, so learning new skills or starting a trip to unexplored areas mean a lot to their life adventure.

Love: They are never too mean to give. Once they fall in love, they will devote themselves wholeheartedly in the relationship. They fear that passion and romance will fade away as the relationship develops long, so they will try to build up more in common with their soul mates. People in love with them should be faithful and determined, because they will break up with you once they recognize you’re hesitant or skeptical about the relationship.

Compatible Partners

Ox  Gemini, Capricorn 
Dragon  Scorpio, Sagittarius
Monkey Aries, Gemini, Libra

Suitable Jobs: air attendant, tailor, nurse, fashion designer, singer, travel agent, waiter, postman.
Related Celebrities: James Baldwin, Gene Kelly


Virgo  (August 23 - September 22)

Personality: Chinese zodiac and western astrology show that they are rational and good at analyzing, so they seldom get into sentimental trouble. When they are working, they are pretty concentrated and hardly disturbed by outside stress. They will only do what they think should be done, and no one can push them to make choice. They enjoy themselves in specializing in their own field, so working alone is the best way for them. About others’ suggestions, they may listen carefully, but actually it’s hard for them to accept it indeed. They are really serious about relationship between families and friends. They will not forget old friends, and would like to give help at any time if friends are in need.

Love: Although they keep a rational mind when viewing others’ matters, they cannot cope with their love affair well. Love is so ideal that they cannot bear any imperfection. They are faithful and straightforward in love, which also makes them the ones getting hurt. They do not need a very romantic or attractive person. A loyal and faithful life partner will be worth their love in a life time.

Compatible Partners

Ox Taurus, Cancer
Monkey Scorpio, Capricorn
Dragon Scorpio

Suitable Jobs: electrician, carpenter, restaurant owner, judge, lawyer, photographer, accountant, taxi driver.
Related Celebrities: Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi, Joseph Kennedy, Lauren Bacall

Libra  (September 23 - October 23)

Personality: Libra people with Chinese zodiac Rat  have desperate ambitions, and seek perfection all the life time. Talkative and eloquent, they are always giving speeches; if not, they are ready to do so. They are good listeners too, for they can always response properly to others’ opinions. They want to live under the spotlight, and spend their lives in calculating and plotting. Greedy but generous, they would like to help those people in need. They can always take control of others’ mind resorting to conciliatory talking, but they may have no devil intention. On the contrary, they can be reliable friends who can always bring people brightness in a dilemma. Besides, with brilliant memory and novelty, most of them can gain a long-term development in art.

Love: They take relationship seriously, and they are accustomed to handling every affair with great care and tenderness. Once they meet someone by whom they are fascinated, they will be selfless and considerate. As far as they concerned, starting a relationship is not playing love game around, but responsibility to take. They are loyal to lovers.

Compatible Partners

Monkey  Gemini, Leo
Dragon Sagittarius, Aquarius
Ox  Aries, Leo

Suitable Jobs: teacher, music composer, salesman, phone operator, pastor, psychologist, dentist.
Related Celebrities: Thomas Wolfe, Eugene O'Neill


Scorpio  (October 24 - November 22)

Personality: Most of them are talkative, and their words usually sharp and mean. They are acute in mind and swift in movement. They seem to be kind and easygoing, which help hide their ambitions. Never hesitant, they are clearly about what they want and what they can achieve. They love holding dancing balls and parties, for they can get associated with more people who can be of their service some day. They have special insights in future, for they have instinct about the coming fashion or trend. They are talented in human intelligence. If they utilize their wits in right things, they will live a happy and affluent life. They are good critics in art and politics, and they also like to judge people, which drives some of their friends away.

Love: They will not be attracted by a casual relationship. They will devote in love whole-heartedly when they find the perfect soul mate. In early youth, they will be driven by passion; actually, they know clearly about their desire for conquering. People who are good at housework and financial management are the best choices. They seldom speak of their husband or wife, for they think themselves to be the master of the house.

Compatible Partners

Ox  Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
Dragon Capricorn, Pisces
Monkey Virgo, Capricorn 

Suitable Jobs: fashion designer,  journalist, insurance salesman, inventor, athlete, performer, reviewer.
Related Celebrity: Prince Charles


Sagittarius  (November 23 - December 21)

Personality: Sagittarius is energetic and active, and they are occupied in various engagements. They cannot sit down to enjoy a lonely moment. They like clubs and teams, with a lot of people around. Not like other Rats who focus on charming appearance, they weigh more on the achievements and care little about others’ opinions on them. People may think they are outgoing and busy, actually they are mysterious. People can hardly read their minds, for the truth is that they are conservative and introverted. In parties, they are not engaged in singing, dancing, or talking; they like to observe others’ behaviors. They can take advantage of every opportunity, for they can spot any potential value of a new technique or sense the possible change that will take place soon. They can keep cool in emergencies, and react right.

Love: They are pretty realistic in love, and will get frustrated and disappointed in romantic relationship, let alone getting married. They don’t trust the normal relationship, and choose to stay far away from that. They will be only attracted by the fantastic things, and get themselves in a dangerous and risky situation. They love travel around but not settling down, so they can hardly find a partner to spend the rest of life together.

Compatible Partners

Dragon  Aries, Leo 
Monkey Leo, Libra, Aquarius
Ox  Leo, Libra, Aquarius

Suitable Jobs: skiing coach, social scholar, fireman, sport reporter, HR Manager, veterinarian, sales rep.
Related Celebrity: Eugene Ionesco


Capricorn  (December 22 - January 19)

Personality: Combining Capricorn with Chinese zodiacal Rat sign, such people desire for success and power, and they like to give orders and guidance. They will go through rise and fall in a life time, but they can always get over these. They are good speakers, clear, simple and persuasive. They are reliable friends, and selfless members of society who seeks the interest of the all. In specializing field, they can always find one stand. Thoughtful and careful, they can finish the tasks perfectly. They are kind and elegant, for people will never hear their noisy speech, dirty words or scolding. Facing difficulties, they are positive with smile always. Their minds are filled with novelty, and they are the one in a team who comes up with ideas.

Love: They need a sincere and stable soul mate. As love is not the most important affair in their life, they will never get interested in dating and roses. Their requirement for the life partners is help, trust, loyalty and courage. They are quite clear that they are incapable of finishing all the trifles in housework. For the relationship that they are uncertain about, they will not have a try easily. If falling in love with them, you need to be forceful and learn to cooperate.

Compatible Partners

Ox  Taurus, Virgo
Monkey Pisces, Taurus
Dragon  Leo, Scorpio

Suitable Jobs: administrator, writer, politician, musician, banker, office assistant, librarian, programmer.
Related Celebrities: Nixon, Dona Sumar


Aquarius  (January 20 - February 18)

Personality: Onrush is their motto, for they are always running for the goals that they set for themselves. They are the members of egoism. They want to be different, unique and noble. Raising money is what they like most. They want to be free and unruly, and cannot bear loneliness. They have vast horizon and rich life experiences, which make them more charming and attractive. They devote themselves in pursuing the truth about life. Although they claim themselves as thinkers, they are a bit neurotic, which means they are easily attracted by the supernatural power and mind manipulation. Over sensitive and nervous, they are fragile inside. They seem to be independent and long for freedom; in fact, they are likely to rely on people whom they trust.

Love: In love, they are full of charm and imagination. They are sensitive about others’ reaction. They may try to be calm; in fact, there are crashes and conflicts in their heart. Weak and delicate, they cannot bear any disagreement in relationship. They are suggested to choose one who is stable and tolerant for life accompany. The best way to take them in control is to make them to rely on you. They seem free, but dare not go far away.

Compatible Partners

Ox  Gemini, Sagittarius
Dragon  Libra
Monkey Aries, Libra

Suitable Jobs: politician, painter, designer, journalist, gardener, mechanic, reporter, teacher.
Related Celebrities: Mozart, John Belushi


Pisces  (February 19 - March 20)

Personality: Pisces are a bit sharp, and easy to go to the two extremes, acceptation and offense. They are sensitive to the change of environment, and have strong lust for power. They lack independence, and cannot take action alone. In private, they will be frank about their worries and concerns to the most intimate friends. Besides, they are eloquent, but seldom retort, for they will strike first to gain the initiative. Superficially, they seem to be old-blooded, and they are, actually, kind-hearted and gentle. To the talented and lucky people, they are quite jealousy. They are usually suspicious about these lucky dogs’ morals. They are full of justice, and take that for a part of responsibility of life.

Love: If lucky enough, they will find people they love to get married and go together forever. However, in most cases, affairs do not develop as they expect. They tend to choose a spiritual soul mate to start a platonic love, but they get material marriage for company at last. Because they suffer a lot for their own sensitivity and tension, people with calmness and peace can win their heart.

Compatible Partners

Ox  Taurus, Scorpio
Dragon Cancer, Capricorn
Monkey Capricorn, Scorpio

Suitable Jobs: film maker, artists, actor, editor, reporter, nurse, police, consultant, account, secretary.
Related Celebrities: Luis Bunuel, James Taylor

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Rat:

 Personality of the Rat

 Destiny by Birth Month

 Destiny by Birth Date

 Personality by Blood Types

 Character and Fortune by Five Elements

- Last updated on Apr. 11, 2024 -
Questions & Answers on Rat Personality by Western Astrology Signs
Asked by Liz from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 11, 2024 06:42Reply
I'm a Libra Tiger and my man is a Taurus Rat, how are we together?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 11, 2024 20:48

Your love compatibility is just so so.
Asked by Dragon long from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 04, 2020 12:51Reply
My brither in law birthday is 1984 31st Dec and my birthday is 27th Nov 1998
At times I find it difficult to communicate with him, even if its something as little as asking a simple question. he would take it the negative way... And sometimes I feel uncomfortable around him..

What can you say about our relationship,is it positive ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bonnie from DENMARK | Mar. 06, 2020 20:35

Well, you need to express your true feelings. Both of you should solve problems together. It is suggested to find several ways to make him more positive. You can influence him in daily life. If you still love him, try to do something to make changes.
Asked by Kae from JAPAN | Feb. 05, 2019 01:52Reply
Female Rat Libra and Male Tiger Taurus
How will be the marriage life of a Female Libran Rat and Male Taurus Tiger? Will it last? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Dennis from CANADA | Feb. 12, 2019 01:40

Hi, your love compatibility is not very stable and you can still make more efforts to improve that. Good luck!
Asked by Ces from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 19, 2018 06:22Reply
He broke up with me just recently.
He was born on Mar.21,1983 and I was born Oct. 10,1984 at around 2:00am. He was too much pressured in his job that's why he broke up with me. But I love him and I though that he is the one. Is there a possibility for us to reunite? When will I be happy in love?
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Answered by Nathan from FRANCE | Mar. 19, 2018 21:25

Ces, the good news is that there will have several chances for you to reunite. In daily life, you can always inspire and enlighten each other in marriage life. Showing more understanding and patience will improve the relationship a lot. Good luck!
Asked by Lily from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 02, 2017 00:55Reply
Are we compatible? Will there be a future?
I was born on 24th April 1984 and my partner is exactly 12 years older than me. We have a few things we don't agree on. At times I can't see to get through to him or understand him.
Answers (1)
Answered by Peter from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 02, 2017 01:15

Only one thing, advantages you two to be together, namely the fact that he was born in 1972 (which had Water element) and you had Wood element, And Wood (roots of trees) need water to grow. Two people born in the year of the Rat could be together, but who is going to take care of your baby. My astrological advice is to find a man born in 1976 (Fire Dragon) and let Mr. Rat find his own best match (Monkey 1980). If after living with him for one year, you will still find, it is a god idea to be together, then: why not? Good luck to both of you.
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