Water Rat 1912 and 1972
Water Rats have a talent for influencing people. Strong intellectual powers and great insight, help the Water Rat solve life's puzzles. Incredibly practical people Water Rats are quick to understand others. These Rats are obliging, generous and compassionate to other people. Water Rats are liked and respected by everyone. As with all Rats they are determined to seek their own gain, and will use their talents to achieve it – most generally without losing anyone's respect in doing so.
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 Rat's greatest asset can be their charm. Rats can melt a heart with only a smile. Their coquettish personalities can easily conquer the hearts of others. Rats love to socialize, and as such they have plenty of chances to meet potential suitors or future partners. Rats have a difficult time severing ties with former lovers. As would be expected this creates many conflicts for the Rat and his new lover and hampers the ability to develop new relationships. Rats like to be in charge, they need partners who can maintain active lifestyles. When the Rat finally settles down with Mr. or Ms. Right, he will usually find a sincere satisfaction in the intimacy of the relationship.
Metal signs will collect Water; Water Signs will nourish Wood signs and quench Fire Signs. Water signs will be absorbed by Earth signs.
With just these few simple concepts the Water Pigs can seek the partner of their greatest compatibility
In matters of love Water Rats fare best with Rabbits, Monkeys, Dragons and Roosters. Avoid the Snake, Dog and Sheep,
In short marry a Metal Rabbit and avoid the Earth Horse.
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.