The personality of the ruling animal will be felt in some of the year’s activities.
Rats are ambitious, charming, aggressive and optimistic. They are also friendly and humorous.
They like to fit in socially; attracted to the bright and shiny; with a focus on entertainment.
They are busy bodies liking to advance and keep moving.
They are attracted to success and will leave a sinking ship. If their backs are to the wall they will “rat” on those doing it... avoid the traps this year.
Financially, there can appear to be more bounty or wealth than really exists.
Those who can spot opportunity will do well this year. Markets and commodities will fluctuate.
Money that comes easy, needs to be diverted into something more secure as a buffer against leaner times.
Ventures begun on a well-prepared base will flourish. Those done haphazardly will not do so well, that’s when the rats tend to ‘jump ship’, some will go bankrupt.
Great efforts will be made to avoid war as rats don’t like to be cornered or confined.
A trapped rat will jump at you. Settle things with a little cheese and wine as rats are very social by nature.
Advances will be made with eyes or the ability to “see” in other areas.
THE YEAR OF THE RAT BEGINS JANUARY 25TH, 2020
AND ENDS ON FEBRUARY 11TH, 2021 ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CYCLE IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY
LUCKY NUMBERS –
2, 3 and numbers containing them (23 and 32)
UNLUCKY NUMBERS –
5, 9 and numbers containing them (59 and 95)
LUCKY COLOURS – Blue, gold, green
UNLUCKY COLOURS – Yellow, brown
FLOWERS – Lily and African Violet
ELEMENT – Metal (Gold)
WOMEN BORN IN THE RAT YEAR ARE TRADITIONAL WOMEN.
They love to keep things organized and place great value on the family. There is no need for their partners to worry, they will take care of everything. Outside of home, they’re also someone with a sense of responsibility and ability.
MOST COMPATIBLE with Rat: Ox, Dragon, Monkey
LEAST COMPATIBLE with Rat: Horse, Goat and Rabbit
CAREERS FIT FOR RATS
Because of their independence and imagination, they are suitable for creative jobs. These include authors, editors and artists.
Rats pay attention to fine detail, which make them fit for technical work, such as engineering and architecture.
They are alert but have a lack of courage, this makes them less suitable for entrepreneurship endeavours or leadership and political positions. Although Rats make good financial decisions, they should be careful not to invest with a close friend. It will not only cause money problems, but could also affect the friendship.