Fixed Season : Winter
Fixed Direction : North
Fixed Element : Water / Yang
Associated Sun Sign : Sagittarius
Those born under the Rat sign often find that their thoughts and lifestyle hold steady over time, and while changes do occur from time to time they are the result of careful decisions and deep thought. With protection comes hindrance, however, and occasionally one's caution can cause them to miss a chance at something, whether it is a new job, a new relationship, or simply a new experience. Whatever the case, though, the Rat continues to hold strong in its den, interacting with the rest of the world on their own terms, and holding onto a sense of peace that perseveres all trials and tribulations.
Part of the Rat's defenses is a positive outlook on the events that comprise their life, from the celebration of growing up to the conflicting emotions of adulthood. While there may be times of deep sorrow, or unwelcomed change, there is also much happiness and light in one's life as well. Where the Rat excels, then, is in seeing past those initial phases and focusing on the possibilities of their future. This allows them to survive even the most troublesome of times and to thrive once again in the lifestyle they have chosen for themselves. Embracing the peace when it comes and embodying the spirit of their community.
While the Rat is a grounded individual in life, the sensations and thoughts that arise when they are around others often flow through them unimpeded by any restraint. What this produces, however, is a beautiful person who is quick to care and devoted to their friends and family. With deep connections comes tragic love too, where they cannot grasp the thing they want and must adjust to another way of life. But through all of the ups and downs of the Rat's romantic life, there is ultimately someone who they can draw close in times of peace, and gently rest their head upon.
Quick to give advice and always willing to help, the Rat is a person who their peers will often turn to when they need a little guidance. And while they are quick to provide a helpful word, they can sometimes come to doubt their own advice. The Rat is also someone who will stress over what other people think of them, and is likely to view the purpose of their life as the sum of their relationships. As such, those of this sign will tend to feel comfortable and perform their best when part of closely knit group; one where thoughts, emotions, and friendship are all readily exchanged, and communication is easy.
The Rat is someone whose career will tend towards the conservative. While they certainly find praise and are good at what they do, it is the risk associated with change that tends to keep them where they are. Luckily for them, however, this has little bearing on their sense of satisfaction. Life continues one, with or without change, and the Rat will go about their business and rest easily each not. For while there is little excitement to be found, this frees them up to explore other areas in their life, including their relationships with the people that surround them.
Lucky Color : Red, White
Lucky Numbers : 3, 4, 6, 7
Lucky Directions : East, Southeast, West, Northwest
Good : Ox, Dragon
Bad : Sheep, Dog, Snake
Although you, Rats, will have the normal ups and downs, the overall forecast is highly positive in 2014. You need to keep your guard up to avoid unfortunate situations that might interface with the great fortunes of this year.
For your romance, you are known to be stable and careful in your personal space. This 2014, though, will be the year to see a lot of pinky sparkles all throughout the year, and it would be the best time to create a lot of memories with your loved ones for you to remember throughout their lifetime.
As far as your work prediction goes, your career forecast is exactly opposite from your love forecast. You feel like you are stuck in one place and doing the same thing. Even though your career luck is slacking off this year, don’t let your guard down because 2014 still can bring a bumper crop of apples.