Chinese Astrology: Chia Tzu year, meaning Rat on the Roof.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Rat and Heavenly Stem Wood.
You will often find someone born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat at home, busy with domestic duties. Rats are natural nurturers, and often choose to be stay at home parents. Rats are extremely intelligent and talented, and suited for any number of jobs, but get an immense satisfaction from making a home a safe and warm place for family and friends to gather.
Rats can also be quite sentimental, and people born under this Chinese horoscope sign often fit the definition of the term "pack rat." They find comfort in the memories that objects bring to mind, and often hold on to small things like their children's school assignments from the first grade. Their homes may be cluttered, but are never dirty or unhygienic, because Rats pride themselves on a house that provides stability.
People born under the Chinese sign of the Rat can be anxious, nervous, and edgy. They put a lot of pressure on themselves to make everything perfect for other people, and this can cause them to suffer from negative emotions. Rats would benefit from slowing down, calming down, and taking some time for themselves once in awhile. They need to realize that there is no shame in taking small breaks!
Rat people are naturally gifted with money. A Rat can take the smallest budget and stretch it to provide for a large family.
These people are very resourceful when it comes to repairing and reusing things, and they find clever solutions to every problem. If you need financial advice or help with your budget, consult a Rat person. Not only are they financially gifted, but they can smell danger from far off, and can warn you if your investments are about to take a dive!
Of all the Rat people, those who are affected by the Element of Wood are the most prone to self -doubt. Although these Rats are just as clever and talented as all of the people born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Rat, deep down they just lack confidence and trust. Wood Rats are always expecting disaster around every corner. Although this helps them be more prepared for every eventuality, it also means that they are constantly on edge. And an edgy Rat is more prone to nag and yell at his or her family. Wood Rats are advised to focus on their talents and accomplishments in order to bolster their self-esteem.
Wood Rats are quite social creatures, and work well in groups. These people benefit from a wide circle of friends that can help them keep a good perspective and stop worrying so much! Wood Rats are liked by many people for their compassion and great work ethics. Wood Rats are leaders, and seem to be very able to inspire others to work as hard as they do, which is a talent in and of itself. Wood Rats in the corporate world make great managers, and Rats who stay at home raise children who strive to do their best.