Years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
William Shakespeare, Mark Zukerberg, Simon Fuller, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck, America Ferrera, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marlon Brando, Mozart, Freddie Prinze Jnr., Yves St Laurent, Jennifer Garner, George Washington, Rebecca Romijn, Mandy Moore, Antonio Sabato Jnr., Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jonny Lee Miller,
In Conflict with: Horse
Distinctive, with outstanding physical features, you also have strong, sometimes aggressive personalities. You are born entrepreneurs and many rats like to head their own businesses. From a young age, you know what you want and follow through with your plans. Decisive, active and strong, you like to take the lead and end up in a position of power. Knowing how to apply your charm and sex appeal to propel you up the ladder, you’re an expert at making and handling money. Although the rat is the tiniest of all signs, you can be one of the most aggressive when aroused or when your meticulous plans are being affected.
Suitable careers: finance, medicine, law, science, politics and the arts.
Your Fortunes in 2017
As the frisky Monkey energy dissipates, you feel that fiery flame flicker and is replaced by the Rooster’s heavier presence. Although, you can manage it, you’re a little disappointed as the Monkey energy suited you better. It’s important for you to adopt a frame of mind that is flexible and open as you will be confronted by people who will challenge you. Life is your teacher and there is much for you to learn, through observation, through experience and even more through conflict. Throughout this, do not self-criticize as much of what happens is not your fault. Regret is pointless and do not waste time overthinking what “should” have been or what you “should” have done. Just know who you are and what you stand for. If this supports your growth, then great, if not, take the time to figure out what your long-standing limiting patterns of behavior are and then use psychological re-patterning (force a different reaction and reaffirm it by doing it over and over again) to break them.