Being a rat has its advantages. For one talent, but the down side is characteristics that may not be so commendable. Rats are very lively and need mental and physical stimulation. Despite being calm and perceptive, their brains can cause a mental restlessness, often tempting them to take on too much, later to discover they are unable to meet their commitments. Blessed with one of the best intellects going. the Rat needs a life filled with intelligence, curiosity and imagination. To all others they will seem as sharp as a needle.
The sign of the Rat is the first sign in the Chinese astrological cycle giving Rat people great leadership qualities . They will almost always take the lead in any given situation. They seek responsibility and demonstrate a strong presence other people respect. For the Rat, status and monetary satisfaction are the greatest motivation.
Though the starting day of the year may vary the majority of people born in the years 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008 are Rats. December is the month of the Rat and the Western astrological counterpart is Sagittarius.
The Rat is smart, magnetic, well-liked, affable, quick-witted, but also surreptitious, selfish, protective and Calculating.
The Chinese character for the Rat