Rat will be quite happy and relaxed in the year 2012 of the Black Water Dragon. This period will be successful for him if he will be optimistic and bold in his actions. Rat has a rare ability of coming out dry from the water, the first to feel danger, and therefore he is better than the other zodiac signs in adapting to rapidly changing affairs, and responding to unexpected problems. The greatest success can be achieved by a Rat, which is occupied with business, entrepreneurship, commercial activities, as well as a representative of this zodiac sign engaged in art work, culture and art.
Rat should always uphold his rights, he should not adapt to the opinions of others or facts if such contradict his own conviction. Rat's activeness should be as open as possible, and clear to people otherwise he will inevitably have problems in relations with colleagues and partners. A representative of this zodiac sign should be moderately ambitious - this year of 2012 offers a good opportunity to move up the career ladder. Rat must respond to problems immediately after they occurred, and not postpone them for the indefinite future hoping that the problems would disappear by themselves. Old problems should be resolved in the beginning of 2012, else Rat in the future will not be able to move forward. Rat should not participate in dubious business and scams - sometimes, problems will just provoke Rat to engage in illegal activity and having yielded to the temptation of earning easy money, he can be cornered and bid a long farewell to his career. The favorable position of the planets will help Rat assign his forces well - he can recover quickly after periods of intense work, and can do several things simultaneously.
The beginning of 2012 will be tough and intense - Rats will have to quickly turn around in time to respond to all problems. Spring is an equally intense period, but this time will bring clarity to most directions, and Rat will find it much easier to operate, knowing his way. In the first half of 2012, a representative of this zodiac sign should best engage in promotion of new projects so that he can spend the second half of the year in developing and promoting them. It is not necessary to start new affairs after mid-summer, but business expansion, establishment of new partnerships will receive the best development. Rat must remember that the year 2012 requires activeness from him and not fussiness, and he should gradually get rid of his impulsive activities, move to smoother and more peaceful methods of work. Summer is a quiet period, and Rat may take a short rest, but npot losing sight of his own affairs. Fall can bring confusion and unexpected obstacles to the life of a representative of this zodiac sign but they will not become big obstacles to success.
Rat's personal life in 2012 will be pushed into the background by him because work with a high rate of actions will not allow him/her to pay much attention to his/her partner and feelings - at least in the first half of 2012. Rat's impulsiveness may lead to many problems even in relationships that may seem ideal at first glance. Single Rats will have the chance to meet their love in the second half of 2012 - this period is more favorable for development of relations and will be a good time for romantic encounters. Rat will not encounter treachery and betrayal by a partner - he needs to be concerned about his own poorly thought-out decisions and spontaneous actions.