Water Rat Years: 1912, 1972, 2032
Active Element: Water
Associated Sun Sign: Sagittarius
The Water Rat is intelligent and very perceptive with the benefit of knowing many great skills and putting them to use whenever possible. They are deep thinkers who will express their thoughts visibly and convincingly which can help them out in hard times. The Water Rat is always eager to learn new things and is very talented in many different aspects of life which will help them out a great deal if they can apply themselves to one thing at a time as they will be able to accomplish a great deal when using their skills both in work and home life.
The Water Rat is a very popular person but they may have a fear of loneliness which can lead to them getting involved with the wrong group of people that they would connect well with. The Water Rat is a particularly skilful writer which can help in their career if they are involved with a career like journalism, creative writing or something similar.The Water Rat has a tendency to get sidetracked very easily in different tasks and would really benefit from trying to concentrate on one thing at a time before moving on to the next task.
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.
Water Rat Chinese Zodiac
If you need financial advice, call someone who was born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Rat. Not only are Rats experts at managing money, but they have an uncanny ability to sense approaching danger, so they will be able to advise you against bad investments. Rats are capable of stretching a budget thinner than you can imagine, so if you suddenly lose your job and have no idea how you’re going to pay all the bills, call up a Rat. In fact, although Rats are nurturers and enjoy domestic duties, they make great accountants.
Rats suffer from negative emotions, like anxiety. Rat people can put a great deal of pressure on themselves to keep the entire family perfectly safe and happy, and more than any other Chinese sign, these people can get short and snappy with the ones they love due to anxiety. It is not really the Rat’s fault, because he or she works too hard sometimes, and it is all out of an honest desire to keep his or her loved ones safe, well provided for, and happy.
People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are very clever. They can always think their way out of bad situations. It is nearly impossible to trap a Rat or back one into a corner, but be careful if you ever manage to do so. A Rat person’s first priority is home and family, and he or she will think nothing of doing whatever he or she can to get out of the trap you set. You might get more than you bargained for! One of the Rat’s weaknesses is the tendency to take on too much work. Rats bite off more than they can chew sometimes.
When a person born with the Rat as his or her Chinese sign is tempered by the Element of Water, he or she gains a great ability to convince other people around to his or her point of view. Water Rats are quite social, and have a large group of friends. Water Rats are able to calm down, focus, and apply their intelligence to puzzles quite well, and Water Rats have more patience to solve tricky puzzles than other Rats do.
Water Rats are very practical. Their intelligence doesn’t always apply to "book learning" but translates very well into their everyday lives. Water Rats are natural born problem solvers, and they are very helpful and nurturing to others. Although a Water Rat will still look out for him or herself over others if times get tough, he or she is a kind, caring person, and will not betray others unless the situation is dire.
Because of their loyalty to others, Water Rats are well liked and very respected in their communities. Water Rats are very hard workers, and take pride in the results of their labours. What is more, they tend to benefit everyone around them through their efforts.