Rat — Combined Horoscope
The Rat is the first sign of the Chinese horoscope. The Rat is Yin and is fixed to the Water element. The characteristics of the Rat correspond with the occidental sign of Sagittarius. Yin is negative, feminine, and associated with the Night. Subjective Yin signs trust their feelings about themselves and others. You tend to be more concerned with the spiritual than the physical. As all opposites attract in nature, Yin attracts Yang. The Water element association bestows a better than average ability to communicate and an awareness of the feelings of others.
Those born under the Eastern Zodiac sign of Rat are the survivors of Chinese astrology. Rats stay busy at all times, planning and working their way to a place of success, power, and pride. Rats have a ton of energy and have a hard time just sitting around quietly. They constantly feel that there is more to be done, which can cause them a great deal of stress. Rats don’t like to share their problems with other people, though they always seem to have good advice for a friend in need. Rats are extremely observant and perceptive and exercise good judgement most of the time. They are problem solvers who like to move from one challenge to the next, never quite satisfied with what they have accomplished.
Rats are surprisingly charming. For all of their time spent working they are typically quite socially adept. Charming, witty, and funny, Rats are a joy to be around when they can let themselves go and just enjoy the company of others. They enjoy meeting new people and often have a large group of acquaintances rather than a handful of close friends.
Members of this sign start life with an advantage. Their observant nature allows them to learn things faster than their peers, though this evens out by the end of childhood. Because of this Rats sometimes feel frustrated that success does not come as easily later in life when others have caught up to their level. Therefore Rats always feel that they need to stay one step ahead of everyone else. When this causes too much stress Rats can become tense, aggressive, and judgemental. Though they are always focused on the big picture, they can benefit from a change in perspective every once in a while. Rats have to work harder to balance work and relaxation more than most other signs, but their perfectionist ways can be beneficial to their livelihood in the long run.
There are 12 Primal Zodiac signs for the Eastern Zodiac sign of Rat, one for each sign of the Western Zodiac.