yr. / mo. / hr. … of the RAT

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RAT     (Fu – Rebirth)

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BIRTH YEARS OF THE RAT: 

(To view other birth years of the RAT, please click here – see column one)

. . . , 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, . . .

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BIRTH HOURS OF THE RAT:        11:00pm-12:59am   (23:00-00:59)

BIRTH MONTHS OF THE RAT:      Eleventh   (07 December – 06 January)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Rat is good at hiding in the darkness or in a hole, is the most active at night, and is known for its strong ability to survive. Considering these natural characteristics, it may be easier for you to understand that the Rat is a symbol for wisdom and strong new life energy in Chinese tradition. It is the first animal symbol in the 12 Chinese Animals System. It is a time or a place where Yang or new life energy starts in a new life cycle, which we represent with the tidal hexagram Fu. We use Zi to represent the Rat symbol in 12 Earthly Branches. Earthy Branches represent the waxing and waning Yin and Yang throughout the 12 Chen (two hour segments) of a day and 12 months of a year. Zi is a symbol for midnight of each day and for the eleventh month in the Chinese Lunar-Solar calendar (which is approximately December 7 through January 6 in the Gregorian Solar calendar). In [the Chinese Lunar-Solar] calendar, the winter solstice falls in the middle of the eleventh month. The Earthly Branch Zi represents both the beginning and end of a day, or the beginning and end of a year.

Having a Rat animal symbol in your Chinese birth chart means you are smart, flexible, optimistic, and open-minded. You have great intuitive sense which helps you make decisions. This strong intuition explains why you have such a strong living ability – you are a survivor. No matter where you go, you have an easy time making new friends, and fit yourself readily into your new environment. People so enjoy your charming character that you often find yourself surrounded by people. It would be a wise choice if you have a creative job, like being a writer, musician, artist, inventor, or reformer. One warning to you: never over-depend on your great intuition; it is always good to deliberate your ideas before you make decisions based on your intuition alone. This is especially important when you start a new relationship – if you go around just spontaneously following your intuition, you will mess up your life!

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If Rat is your yearly animal symbol, you will have an easy life when you are young. You can achieve your goals and have a successful business at an early age if you can be stable and commit yourself. A great opportunity may be wasted if you cannot be constant in your efforts.

If Rat is your monthly animal symbol, you have strong ambitions. You have a weak body as a young person. Even though you are resourceful and can build a flourishing life by your own means, your honesty and trust will provide you with strong support from family and friends.

If Rat is your hourly animal symbol, you have a strong personality, and it is important for you to cultivate the ability to consider other people’s feelings. You are very flexible, and it can sometimes be difficult for you to be consistent if you are in the habit of constantly changing your mind. Be careful, this changeability can make your life feel unstable! Generally speaking, you do not have trouble making money. Take care of yourself and be sure to go on nice vacations when you are 36, 45, and 58 years old, which may be challenging years for you with regard to your health.

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PERSONALITY

You are flexible, optimistic and open-minded; you are flowing like water in the social river and easily find your own way of life. Your good intuition will help you make decisions about your future direction very quickly. As uncontrolled water can cause disastrous flooding, it is important for you to practice meditation techniques to control your intuitive mind.

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RELATIONSHIPS

A Monkey or Dragon person may be your soul mate, or at least your close friend. An Ox or Pig person can be a great business partner for you. Be aware of the Goat person because there are always some conflicts between you guys. Try to make peace with the Horse person because you both get into fights easily – sometimes for no real reason! You will have simple relationships with people who have the other animals symbols in their chart.

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FOODS

Root vegetable, black beans, pork, beef, and fish are good for you.

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Courtesy of Master Zhongxian Wu, as passages were extracted from his novel entitled
The 12 Chinese Animals. APA citation as follows:

Wu, Zhongxian. (2010). The 12 Chinese animals: Create harmony in your daily life
               through ancient Chinese wisdom. London, UK: Singing Dragon Publishers.                        (pp. 43–46).

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To purchase YOUR VERY OWN COPY of Zhongxian Wu’s The 12 Chinese Animals (@ prices as low as $7.50 USD), please click on the link(s) below:

12 Chinese Animals

Zhongxian Wu  –  The 12 Chinese Animals: Create Harmony in your Daily Life through Ancient Chinese Wisdom

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