Chinese New Year is very early this year and we are about to move into the Year Of The Rat. Looking forward to heading up to Chinatown to celebrate with my children, as we do every year:-
So what do we know about the RAT?
Main Qualities: Rats can be charming, intelligent and imaginative. They are also very seductive, sentimental and sociable.
Main defects: Can be aggressive and individualistic and like to play by their own rules.
Cannot live without: Passion
Favourite places: Rats love anything underground – caverns, caves, cellars – especially if there is a trap door to escape when required!
Favourite colours: Red and black.
Almost impossible to influence, they know their own mind and can very rarely be persuaded to change course – unless they are deeply in love, which changes everything because of their need to feel secure.
A happy Rat, who feels properly understood is bound to be faithful – deeply and passionately so, but the commitment is fragile. In the event of a breakdown in the relationship, Rats are good at engineering the situation to force you to make the decision so that s/he can reproach you later.
If you are loved by a Rat they will say so often and will attempt to do anything and everything for you. In return they expect you to be madly in love with them. To keep a Rat is simple though – as long as you offer them unforgettable and exhausting nights of love they are happy!
A very young Rat has an acute need of love, which will last all their life and what really matters to them is the sincerity and quality of this love. From an early age s/he likes to avoid insincerity, seeking to distinguish between appearance and reality.
The Rat will be more relaxed if s/he has children and they tend to make excellent parents, exercising authority but in a non conformist way. They enjoy their children and encourage young intelligence and imagination and as a result their children will feel protected and encouraged.
Independent and active, the Rat dislikes administrative work. Having the blood of a fighter and a competitive spirit they rely on their natural ability. Being resourceful the Rat’s skills are generally more intellectual than manual.