Asia’s animal zodiac: 2. Rat & Ox

Posted: 2014 年 05 月 26 日 in Asia horoscopes
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Rat People (1924-1936-1948-1960-1972-1984-1996-2008-2020)

People born in a rat year show conflicting characteristics. Outwardly, appearing generous, cheerful and hardworking; inside they can be greedy and unscrupulous. A rat person born at night will tend to be the more adventurous than if born during the day. Rats hate routine and want to succeed at all costs. They are profit conscious and prepared to take advantage of others, especially in business. They also can appear aggressive, small minded or mean and are often grumblers and gossips.

On the good side, they are extremely charming and attractive, hardworking, thrifty and honest. These characteristics cause the rat to be greatly admired by the Chinese. People born under the rat sign are not usually good scholars, but are often creative. They make good writers, critics or consultants. They are generally individualistic rather than organization-minded, although they are socially gregarious. As lovers, they are seductive, sentimental and generous. The rat women like to be married, but can combine this successfully with a career. They are, however, worriers and hoarders and also tend to attract men weaker than themselves.

In marriage, the rat person tends to show both good and bad features more openly than in business. Rats should seek marriage with a dragon, for its strength; an ox, for its security, or a monkey, by whom the rat will be charmed. The independent-minded horse should be avoided at all costs.

Among well-known rat people are Richard Nixon, Marion Brando, Mata Hari, Lucrezia Borgia, Mozart, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Jules Verne and Charlotte Bronte.

Ox or Buffalo People (1925-1937-1949-1961-1973-1985-1997-2009-2021)

The buffalo is the central character in many Asian legends and inspires confidence due to his basic stability and peace-loving sense of industry. Ox people are mentally and physically strong and alert, hardworking, patient and quiet, yet eloquent. They are loners, but tend to make good, reliable leaders or executives. They strive towards material success through hard work rather than brilliance, but they can be creative or good orators. A bad point of ox-people is their tendency to be stubborn, slow, and sometimes mean, jealous or vindictive. They are often lacking in charm and are not passionate. It takes a lot to rouse them, but they can be hot tempered when wild, and are then likely to act foolishly.

In the house, a buffalo man is family and security loving, but authoritarian towards wife and children. Buffalo women are at best in the home, where they are good managers and have a strong sense of duty. They are strong-willed, and usually unromantic and need security around them. In love, the ideal partner for a buffalo person is the charming rat, flashy, but conservative rooster, or the snake. In business, they work well with the ambitious rat, but should keep clear of tigers or dragons. Worst partnerships, whether social or business, are with the superior-minded horse or capricious goat personalities.

Napoleon and Hitler were both ox year people, as were J. S. Bach and actors Charlie Chaplin, Vivien Leigh, Richard Burton, Peter Sellers, Jane Fonda and Jack Nicholson.

 

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