The Rat and the Western Zodiac
Another factor which affects an individual’s personality is the sun sign. The sun signs are better known as the Western zodiac, and they parallel the Chinese lunar signs. Many of us know what our Western zodiac sign is, take a look below to see how they influence the sign of the Rat.
ARIES: 21 March to 19 April
Fire + Positive Water = Aries Rat
The Aries Rat is the typical conflicting East meets West animal sign. The Rat is headstrong whereas the Aries lacks perseverance – thankfully, they balance each other out! Well liked by others, the Aries Rat is always present, vivacious and stable. You are always in control of your life, however you enjoy changes and surprises. You despise repetition and routine, and would prefer to always be on the move than to be stuck behind a desk. When excited, you may have the tendency to rush into things – this is especially true in the realm of love.
TAURUS: 20 April to 20 May
Earth + Positive Water = Taurean Rat
The Taurean Rat is persuasive, practical and diversely knowledgeable. You enjoy relishing information,whether it be historical or current. You hold yourself highly, but only because you can! You are both physically-able and intellectually strong. You enjoy telling jokes at gatherings and can be a great companion due to your inexhaustible conversational topics. Able to make money easily and non-materialistic, you are less trusting of people. You will see longer-lasting relationships in your mature age. This is unless you choose to be less flirtatious growing up.
GEMINI: 21 May to 21 June
Air + Positive Water = Gemini Rat
The Gemini Rat is eloquent and enjoys a bit of banter. You harness your oratorial skills and are continuously bursting with ideas. You don’t take yourself too seriously, and don’t expect others too either. You are constantly exciting to be in company with, but your ever-changing interests will cause you to be rather unreliable, over a period of time. Your attention span is short and you will soon find yourself spread out too thinly over too many areas. Intelligence may be your strength, but also your weakness. Coupled with your ego and superficiality, you will seek different company – and not every one likes a quick-mouthed smarty-pants, do we?
CANCER: 22 June to 21 July
Water + Positive Water = Cancerian Rat
The Cancerian Rat is a realist, but lightens up their life with their love for humour. You are intuitive, secretive and may at times be rather moody. You will steer your life away from people or situations that unnecessarily inconveniences you, however you desire family closeness and will go to the ends of the earth for it. It’s not easy to gain the Cancerian Rat’s trust; you may also find it difficult to love entirely and whole-heartedly – a little cautious string will always hold you back. Most relaxed when in familiar surroundings, you need a stable home to feel complete.
LEO: 22 July to 21 August
Fire + Positive Water = Leo Rat
The Leo Rat is always out to get the best in their life. You are highly gifted, which perfectly complements your interest in everything! You are extravagant, aristocratic and very influential. You enjoy your freedom and despite your trusting nature, you will always have one fixed eye on your finances. Your overall charisma will attract those around you. Charming, you are able to deliver humour to suit your surroundings. Preferring shorter engagements in your career, you need an active personal relationship to keep your love life alive.
VIRGO: 22 August to 22 September
Earth + Positive Water = Virgo Rat
The Virgo Rat is not one that can let themselves loose and run wild. You are constantly in control over yourself, and may steer towards being a perfectionist. You explore every possible option before taking a step in any direction. It may just be a cruel coincidence that your social life will seem to be rather unstable. You are intelligent and being a hardworking individual, you will fare well in your chosen careers. Your innovativeness and business acumen will provide you with limitless capabilities. If you can only keep your sharp tongue and critical perspective in check, you will make a good and attentive partner.
LIBRA: 23 September to 22 October
Air + Positive Water = Libran Rat
Faithfulness and effortlessly successful generally sums up a Libran Rat. You are exciting, charming and interesting to be with. Bubbly as you may be, you have the tendency to lose interest fast. This spills over into your professional life, and you will constantly seek for greener pastures. On the bright side, you make for the bests purchasers as you are constantly on the look-out for the best bargains! You enjoy intimate company and are rarely seen without.
SCORPIO: 23 October to 21 November
Water + Positive Water = Scorpio Rat
The Scorpio Rat is highly intelligent and motivated. You are a go-getter and you know what you want. You are a silent and deep thinker and will not hesitate to crush your enemies if need be. Words are your strength and teamed with hard work and a scheming mind, you can bring yourself to places others didn’t think possible. You relish efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of your life, and will easily garner support wherever you are. Scorpio Rats make good writers, and perhaps being naturally critical may fare to be a good thing.
SAGITTARIUS: 22 November to 21 December
Fire + Positive Water = Sagittarian Rat
The Sagittarian Rat exudes a light-hearted, playful and youthful charm. This Rat will be overly enthusiastic; however prone to lethargy. You are easily bored and will constantly search for change: scenery, job and/or company. You hold steady in a quagmire, but you will flare if angered. As social people, you enjoy the company of many but fear being deceived by others. This conflicts with your trusting nature.
CAPRICORN: 22 December to 20 January
Earth + Positive Water = Capricorn Rat
The Capricorn Rat is a stable and resourceful person that is also very sociable. You are known to be analytical in your thinking and may venture into careers that require research or critical thinking. Your resourcefulness may spill over into your ability to pull social strings for professional favours. You are wise and careful, less adventurous than others and prefer long-lasting relationships that require a level of faithfulness a Capricorn Rat has. Do not attempt to deceive the Capricorn Rat, their quick intelligence will catch others out.
AQUARIUS: 21 January to 19 February
Air + Positive Water = Aquarian Rat
The Aquarius Rat is a drifter and a dreamer. You value love highly, hold your friendships dear to heart, but do not favour the idea of commitment. You are expressive, and more artistic than analytic. Fairing well in careers such as journalism or public relations, you will not pursue any professional job for financial-related motives but because of the constant-changing nature of the job. You are impatient and talkative. You do not hold grudges and may at times be surprisingly extravagant.
PISCES: 20 February to 20 March
Water + Positive Water = Piscean Rat
The Pisces Rat is as unpredictable as the British weather. You are able to demonstrate your creativity easily and may fare to be good at words, however it is rare to see a Pisces Rat commit to anything or to anyone. You are less aggressive and selfish than the other Rats, but your life is so unpredictable that you might end up being an angry miser – no one knows, not even the Pisces Rat! Despite the fact that you lead a turbulent life, you always manage to get both feet back on the ground. Luck and support is on your side. A word of caution – instability in your personal life also affects your instability in relationships. Unions may be short, shorter than desired.