Active Element: Metal
Associated Sun Sign: Sagittarius
This Rat has exceptional taste and knows how to be thankful for the finer things in life. Their home is relaxed and nicely decorated and they like to entertain and mix in stylish groups. They have substantial financial insight and are very good at investing their money.
On the surface the Metal Rat appears positive and confident, but deep down they can be troubled by worries that are quite often of their own making. They are outstandingly faithful to their friends and family and are incredibly easy to bond with which can help the Metal Rat form very close relationships with friends, family and colleagues.
The Rat is an intelligent, observant, popular person who loves to attend parties and social gatherings at all times. People will feel relaxed in the presence of a Rat as they make friends with the greatest of ease and are able to keep a conversation at a high point. People often feel happy to take a Rat’s advice and opinions constructively.
The Rat is a very hard worker and will always use their ability, imagination and quick thinking to their advantage in the workplace. There are times when a Rat may lack confidence, this will affect how they put their ideas across in the workplace and this can often stop them from receiving the recognition they deserve.
Many Rats have made excellent journalists and writers and also excel at personnel or public relations work and any other job that involves being around people and the media. This is due to the fact that a Rat’s skills are appreciated in times of crisis; the Rat is an extremely resourceful character and is able to draw amazing powers to take it through the worst possible situations. The Rat will always want to be around a busy environment where there is a lot of action, if they ever find themselves in a restrictive environment they can become a perfectionist for regulation and everyday routine.
The Rat is an entrepreneur and will constantly be on the lookout for ways in which he/she can improve his/her lifestyle and wealth and will hardly ever let an opportunity pass by. Another attribute of the Rat is their attitude to money, the Rat is very thrifty and to some he/she may appear mean, the reason for this is because they like to keep their money within their family. The Rat is generally very generous to their partner, children, relatives and close friends. The Rat often finds it hard to deprive themselves of any luxury object they desires so they can often be generous to themselves.
The Rat hates waste and is rarely ever prepared to part with old rubbish around the home; this can cause clutter which can be very bad around the home. The Rat can be very greedy and will rarely refuse an invitation to a free event. Rats are generally great communicators although they can sometimes be a little careless by being quite critical about others to their face; if you want an honest unbiased opinion then the Rat is perfect for this, but do not fear if you are a Rat as people will be prepared to forgive you due to your bright and alluring mannerisms.
Throughout their long and exciting life, the Rat will make many friends and will find that they are especially suited to other Rats and Ox’s, Dragons and Monkeys, they can also get on well with Tigers, Snakes, Roosters, Dogs and Pigs; the sensitive Rabbit and Goat will find the Rat a little too critical and blunt for their liking.
The Horse and Rat will also find it difficult to get along with each other; the Rat craves security and will find the Horse’s unpredictable moods and rather independent nature a little upsetting. The Rat is very family orientated and will do anything to please those closest to them. They are exceptionally loyal to their parents and can be a very caring and loyal parent themselves.
Metal Rat Chinese Zodiac
Although in the West, rats are associated with uncleanliness, in China they are admired for the cleverness and persistence in taking care of their large families. People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rats are industrious and intelligent, and always know how to keep their friends and families happy and healthy.
If you’ve ever heard someone talk about how their mother or grandmother fed a large family on an extremely small budget, there is a good chance that person was born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Rat. Rats are very talented at managing finances, and can always seem to produce something out of nothing. In a family, the Rat is probably the best equipped to make the budget and make sure everyone follows it. The one thing a Rat person need to look out for is sales. Rats have a hard time resisting what seems like a good deal and sometimes spend a little more than they planned.
Rats are quite sentimental, and tend to keep a lot of material possessions that may be worthless to the rest of the world, but are cherished by the Rat person for the loving memories they hold. Rats are quite prone to anxiety, because they are always worried about the well being of their families, and having memories surround them is very comforting.
A Rat always has a keen sense of impending danger. Those born under this Chinese sign have a nearly psychic ability to predict when things will go wrong. If a Rat advises you not to buy a certain stock, listen! Rats always escape just in time, so it is always wise to heed their warnings. Rats are very smart and clever, and always find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes they take on more than they can handle and become overwhelmed.
When someone born as a Rat under the Chinese horoscope is tempered by the Element of Metal, he or she becomes very tough. The resilience shown by these Metal Rats makes them survivors and where all others fail, a Metal Rat will succeed. However, this very toughness can wreak havoc on a Metal Rat’s personal relationships. Metal Rats must always get their way, or their negative emotions will get the best of them. When someone, especially a person from his or her own family, disagrees with a Metal Rat, is can result in terrifying displays of temper.
Metal Rats feel a deep need to be in charge, especially in relationships. They need to be partnered with someone more easy going than they are, or else the entire relationship will be a battlefield. Metal Rats can be quite jealous and possessive, but at the root of this is simply a fear that their family will not stick together.
Metal Rats are very proud of how hard they work to support their families, and one way they show this is through the purchase of a grand house. Metal Rats will keep the house in great shape, and they are more likely to spend a little too much on a good house than anything else.