Ox and Rat Compatibility
The Ox and the Rat are quite an interesting pair indeed: They are a definite case of opposites attract. Where the Ox is shy, serious and perhaps even a bit rigid, the Rat is clever, social, witty and fun. But therein may lie their connection; the Ox is attracted to the Rat’s lighthearted, lusty approach to life and the Rat loves the Ox’s sense of honor and trustworthiness.
As an Ox, you are what some people call hard-headed. Your stubbornness actually lays in your exactitude; you consider every possible consequence before committing to a course of action, so once your mind is made up you see no reason to change it. You are indeed "stubborn as an ox".
Oxen are very dependable people. Once you take on a project, you work steadily until it is complete and do not waver or give up. You are loyal and true, and you don’t anger easily. You’re not a fan of attention, large crowds, or gossip, and prefer to spend a quiet evening at home during your leisure time. You need a mate who will return your loyalty and appreciate your quiet confidence. You do not do well with mates who crave drama in their lives or experience many ups and downs in their emotions.
Rats are hardworking people who love their families. They are very loyal to the ones who are close to them, but are not above "selling out" people who aren’t so close. Rats will only keep a secret if it is a secret of their own or someone they love; they will trade anyone else’s secret to the highest bidder.
Rats have very social personalities, and can often be found at large gatherings. Although they appear calm and together on the surface, they can be anxious and edgy, and need a steady, supportive partner. If you have fallen in love with a Rat, you may admire her financial acumen, or her bright, shrewd mind. Rats never get caught in a corner; they always have backup plans, and they have a keen sense of when to quit or run. Because of this, they will bail before trouble starts. Rats have a weakness for a bargain, and they tend to save things that others would consider worthless junk, because of the sentimental value.
Ox and Rat Love Compatibility
The Ox finds comfort in close friends and family, and that provides ground for another connection with the Rat: While something of a party-animal, the Rat is especially caring, supportive and generous toward those it holds dear. The Rat is able to make the sweet, shy Ox feel well-taken care of. Both these signs are loyal, too; if their relationship is amorous, they aren’t likely to give one another reason to feel jealous or possessive. In any type of relationship, the Rat will be able to get the Ox to lighten up a bit and have some fun and the Ox will be able to add a stabilizing influence to the Rat’s life.
Ox Woman and Rat Man Compatibility
When an Ox woman is dating a Rat man in the Chinese zodiac and horoscope, it is important for the Rat man to be kind and considerate, as the Ox does not respond well to highly emotional situations and often prefers to calm and rid stress and anxieties for a Rat man. Because the Rat sign’s minds are always going and thinking of something new, this allows the Ox woman to balance and calm him. Because Ox women do not anger easily, she pairs well with a Rat man, who prefers working consistently, brainstorming, and going off to enjoy social outings and events. However, if an Ox woman becomes angered, her anger is fierce and has the potential to destroy any relationship and bond she may have with the Rat man.
Ox Man and Rat Woman Compatibility
Because oftentimes the Rat woman in Chinese astrology prefers to work from home or spend time raising the children, this works well with an Ox man, who enjoys working throughout each of his days to provide for his loved ones with ease. With adequate respect, the Ox man and Rat woman are nearly perfect for one another.