One thing is for sure: the rat is better than its reputation. It is the ruler of the subterranean, the symbol of nocturnal, clandestine actions, which perhaps explains that it sometimes inspires fear and seems a little suspicious. But this animal that frightens us has a privileged position in Chinese astrology: it is the first sign in the zodiac. Basically, the Rat is a humorous and charming creature. At first sight it appears calm, balanced and cheerful. But behind it there is constant inner movement. The Rat does not want to miss anything, it is a gambler and gourmet, is sensually inclined, likes to drink and eat. At the same time she is constantly obsessed by the fear that she might miss something. She loves the company of friends and enjoys any kind of gossip. Her talent for criticism is especially pronounced, although she always means it honestly and sincerely. Although she lives intensely in the present, she worries about her old days. Therefore, she constantly tries to save, but she does not succeed, because she quickly spends her money. She fills her cupboards with useless supplies, but soon after she eats them without hesitation. She often scrapes together the last of her money and buys things completely without thinking.
The rat and its health
The rat's craving for pleasure knows no bounds. Even when he is not feeling well, he will not give up culinary pleasures. Diet is a foreign word for them. She also tends to be reserved when it comes to sporting activities, and like Winston Churchill, "sport is murder".
The rat and in the profession
Although the rat has a lot of imagination and is sometimes even creatively gifted, he prefers to get through life with cunning and trickery rather than with work. But what he undertakes, he pulls through to the end - unfortunately, even if the thing is doomed to failure from the outset. She can succeed in business, in politics and also in an artistic profession. In principle, the highly intelligent and inventive rat will prove itself everywhere where you need your head rather than your hands.
The rat and love
It can be extremely generous to people it loves, because in love the Rat is in its true element. To a beloved person it will give everything - even if the love is not returned. The Rat gets along best with a Dragon, who transfers his strength and mental balance to him and to whom he can share his critical reflections. With the buffalo the rat feels safe and secure. The rat should beware of the monkey. He does not take her seriously and could play nasty tricks on her. It is also better to stay out of the way of the horse.