The Chinese consider the Rat a swift, eager and forward going animal. People born in the year of the Rat are fast in understanding and ambitious; they believe in hard work and reach their goal in an honest way. They are charismatic, clever, and faithful, enjoy society, games and gamble. They own a good intuition and an ability to see things ahead. With sharp senses they know to act at the right moment. They are very romantic, meticulous, organized and orderly. They are normally not big spenders, and if they sometimes do, they immediately feel sorry about it.
Outwardly this year will look more stable and surer, than the preceding years. Many international contracts will be locked and much politics will be made. But under this apparently solid surface, conflicts, tensions and problems will grow. In the picture one can imagine this year like a mountain on the water. The mountain looks substantial, but floats on uncertain basis, like a driving iceberg. A similar combination was present also at the catastrophe of the Titanic. Therefore this year will bring some problems with itself and we better prepare ourselves.
There might be more accidents, which are connected to water (disasters such as Tsunami or the Titanic), air (accidents in aviation) or earth (earthquake, landslides, house collapse…).
Health wise problems, associated with the stomach, intestines and nutrition (cancer, diabetes, obesity, poisoning …), with kidney, bladder and immune system might come up more often. Moreover, this year is not good for weak hearts.
All of you being born in the years of Horse, Rabbit or Rat or having a problem on your astrological profile with the rat or the elements water, fire and earth should be very careful and precautious this year and not take unnecessary risks.
Years of the Horse: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Years of the Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
Years of the Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Please note that the Chinese year begins only on 4 or 5 of February. Who is born thus in January, must take the year before (e.g. if I am born on 1.1.2002, then my year animal will be the Snake, not the Horse.)
The traditional protection against the negative influence of this year is to take a small Jade Ox with you all the time. It may sound crazy, but …
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