Earth Rat 1948 and 2008
The Earth Rat has a solid personality. Earth Rat’s are usually very conventional. They are achievers by nature and establish roots early in life to create a secure future for their family. Earth Rats have typical Rat ingenuity and mental capacity, tempered with a strong sense of reality. This often prevents them any spontaneity. Earth Rats slowly and steadily acquire wealth which seems to give them a sense of inner peace. Though typically honorable, occasionally they are miserly with their finances. All Earth Rats possess warm feelings for their family and friends
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.
Earth will absorb Water signs and be nourished. Earth will bear Metal signs. Fire signs create Earth, and Wood signs part Earth.
With just these few simple concepts the Earth Rat can seek the partner of their greatest compatibility
In matters of love Earth Rats fare best with Pigs, Monkeys, Dragons and Roosters. Avoid the Snake, Dog and Sheep,
In short marry a Fire Pig and avoid the Wood Rooster.
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.