Year of the Rat: Traits and Compatibility
The Rat sign influences people who were born in 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008. Every animal in the Chinese Zodiac has a very different personality and traits. If you were born in one of these years, you'll want to know the Rat sign's strength.
In this article, we are going to tell you all about the Rat's personality, traits, and compatibility of those born in the year of the Rat with other animals from the Chinese zodiac. We will also let you know which signs the Rat is not compatible with.
Year of the Rat traits
According to the Chinese Zodiac, Buddha called out 12 animals. The first one was the Ox, and on its back, there was a Rat. When they were both about to get there, the Rat jumped ahead. Therefore, the Rat was the first one showing in front of Buddha, stealing the Ox's first place. Wit and insight are the Rat's main traits.
We are in front of a sign with great magnetism. The Rat is the center of attention and always causes admiration. Its intelligence, sociability, skills, and success at work and in business are the main traits that characterize the Rat according to the Chinese Zodiac.
Those born in the year of the Rat are cautious and thinkers. They always analyze their techniques to succeed. They are jealous and possessive, and they can show great aggressiveness if they are bothered. In general terms, people feel particular fascination and admiration for them.
However, every element influences the Rat's personality:
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Those born in the years ending in 0 or 1 are a type of Rat very prone to isolation, with a somewhat sullen and taciturn character. The metal reminds us of the darkness of the night and the coldness of winter, so that gives those born under the sign of the Rat a tendency to have no friends and prefer solitude. The Rat has the same facility to build as it has to destroy.
Rats born in years that end in 2 or 3, influenced by the element of water, have a calm and appeased nature, which reduces the intuitive and the impulsive temperament of the Rat. That is why this kind of Rats usually offer a steady personality, patience and mental strength that help them overcome all sorts of obstacles, reinforcing their success in life.
Those born in years ending in 4 or 5 are influenced by the strength, temperance, and harmony of wood, which gives the Rat a more balanced and peaceful nature. They tend to control their impulses more and have an enormous capacity for diplomacy. That makes them even more attractive people who always get what they want.
The fire is the element that complicates the most the personality of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the years ending in 6 or 7 awaken in the soul of the Rat a series of contradictions that lead to constant restlessness, so they are usually nervous people with high doses of stress and anxiety. They are rebellious and never settle for reality.
Years ending in 8 or 9 combine the sign of the Rat with the Earth element, which is always a guarantee of stability and reliability in business and economics. Although some call it especially stingy and greedy, the Rat influenced by the earth element has a great ability to save money. This element also makes them less impulsive.
Chinese zodiac Rat personality
Somehow, the Rat is predestined to suffer in love. However, that suffering is the same fuel that makes them feel alive. That is because the Rat is visceral and impetuous, radical and unpredictable. And that, of course, has consequences that Rats don't usually contemplate.
In love, they only have short and very passionate relationships. Rats always give all of them, even at the risk of ending up suffering. Their love stories are often surrounded by intrigues, infidelities, jealousy, arguments and also unforgettable experiences and unique feelings. They are also endowed with great magnetism and seduction skills.
They are incomparable when it comes to business. Rats and success always go together. Their cunning and intelligence make them always flourish. They are great workers who are capable of everything due to their incredible abilities. However, perseverance is their Achilles' heel.
Besides, they are great savers. And thanks to their foresight, they accumulate large amounts of money, which they hoard in a rational and planned way. Attention: Rats are comfortable in dynamic and changing jobs and, above all, wherever they have to travel. Adventure and improvisation are at the core of their nature, and they need new challenges and a courageous life.
As far as their health is concerned, Rats are always worried about their wellbeing. Sometimes their obsession can lead to a hypochondriacal nature, but that assures good healthcare. They are people with a robust physical complexion that makes them attractive, as well as qualified for hard work.
Chinese zodiac compatibility
The Chinese Zodiac Rats have full compatibility with Oxen, Monkeys, and Dragons.
Marriage, business, and life together are where the Rat gets along with the Ox. They share common interests, and that is why it is perfect for them to run a company together.
With the Monkey, they share the same point of view in love and life goals. However, in work issues, Rats are perfect with Dragons.
On the other hand, Rats don't get along with Tigers, Horses, and Roosters. Their relationship is complicated and cold, especially with Roosters, with whom communication is hard, and their ideas are opposite. Also, arguments and fights are usual with Horses.