The Rat's character in Chinese Astrology is construed as practical, friendly, clever and that of a quick thinker. People born in the Year of the Rat are assumed to acquire these traits along with this creature's charm, wit and natural curiosity. In Western Astrology a Taurus sun sign individual is believed to be realistic, calm, careful and composed. So, a person who is a Taurus Rat personality possesses a wonderful collection of smart and charismatic characteristics. Taurus Rats are usually quite entrepreneurial in their thinking, and charming and sociable in their mannerisms.
A Taurus Rat has a positive outlook; he is both intelligent and responsive, and can communicate very well. These personalities do not look at the world through rose-colored glasses - they have their feet firmly on the ground. They are often ambitious and have a good idea of what they want to do and achieve in life. A Taurus Rat is studious and will enjoy learning new things, and many of these individuals do extremely well in education. They will often be prepared to study or train for a profession that is in line with their aims and ambitions. With their enterprising minds and sociability, many of these people possess excellent skills for business.
The Taurus Rat is naturally inquisitive, and this helps him or her to easily find the best and quickest routes to success. They tend to view, analyze and evaluate everything in fine detail and sometimes with a critical eye. This helps them see the potential of things calmly and make decisions without impulsivity. A Taurus Rat can frequently see the advantages and possibilities in something way before anyone else does. They can also see any disadvantages dispassionately. This balanced appraisal in their personality assists these Taurus people in making good judgments about opportunities, places and people.
Taurus Rats are likely to use the same methodical and impartial views and approach to personal relationships. This does not mean that they are unemotional, unresponsive or distant. It just means that they are initially cautious and it will take time to reveal their emotions. A Taurus Rat is not a shy person, and generally has a certain appealing presence that attracts attention. They have a fascinating talkative persona and usually have plenty of friends and admirers. In soulmate partnerships, these people may take their time, but they do open up to reveal their really soft and sensual centers.
A little weakness in the Taurus Rat personality can sometimes cause them a few problems in life. These personalities are sometimes that busy that they very easily lose track of time. They are the kind of people that will tell you they will just be five minutes, and hours later you are still waiting. The Taurus Rat has a tendency to get engrossed in things and completely forget what they are supposed to be doing. This weakness can cause them to be somewhat unreliable and late occasionally. This negative trait is inclined to provoke them to get angry and stressed with themselves, and it can definitely irritate others.