Friday, December 8, 2006

Astrology

The year of the RAT: 1972

Though the Western rat is reviled as little more than a bottom-dwelling disease carrier, this animal is viewed much differently in the East. The Eastern rat is revered for its quick wits and its ability to accrue and hold on to items of value; rats are considered a symbol of good luck and wealth in both China and Japan. Clever and quick-witted, the Rat of the Chinese Zodiac is utterly disarming to boot. Possessed of excellent taste, this Sign flaunts its style at every turn. Its natural charm and sharp, funny demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone. The Rat likes to know who is on its side and will treat its most loyal friends with an extra measure of protection and generosity.

Behind that sweet smile, though, Rats are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas. This Sign is motivated by its own interests, which often include money; greed can become a problem if the Rat isn't careful to keep its priorities straight. This Sign's natural powers of charm and persuasion can definitely come in handy! Although they are often hoarders, Rats can be very generous to those in their "pack," namely friends and family members who have proven their loyalty. Others might perceive them as quick-tempered and sharp-tongued, but never boorish. Verbal jousting is a great pleasure for the Rat, a Sign that everyone around will quickly learn either to love or to hate.

Rats enjoy being on the outside looking in, as the outside affords a view into the inner workings of a system or situation. The Rat's keen mind always seeks out new knowledge, to be stored away for future use. This ever-curious Sign also welcomes challenges as a way to stay sharp. If boredom sets in the Rat is no fun at all, but that isn't likely; this Sign knows how to keep itself entertained.

A valuable lesson for Rats is to learn to consider others above themselves, at least sometimes. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats could find true happiness.

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The most compatible match for a Rat is the Dragon or the Monkey.

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I am a Virgo with Gemini rising and a Sagitarius moon:

People whose ascending sign is Gemini usually appear as elegant, graceful, expressive, and with very warm and compassionate facial expressions. They are individuals with some literary inclination, dexterous with manual labors and crafts, apt, able, witty, inventive and very curious and subtle. A Gemini in the ascendant will always distinguish himself by his rather eloquent speech and writing, his much occupied daily life, and his perpetual lack of an ability to effect swift and determined decisions. As a Gemini, you should try to compensate your hesitancy with fast thinking. (I like that part about eloquent speech/writing, and I so can't make decisions!)

Venus was in the third house of your horoscope at the time of birth. You are keenly interested in the creative arts, and your thoughts and words are surrounded by a halo of beauty, taste, and proportion. Your mind actually feels the emotions connected with nature and the higher aspects of things human. Venus here augurs pleasant and kind relations with members of your family; the disposition of your intellect is congenial, youthful, and attractive.

It is often difficult for you to reconcile your love of freedom and your liberal spirit with the caution and orderliness of your inner self.

Your practicality and innate curiosity coupled with the philosophic bent of Sagittarius, creates the potential for profound scholarship. You are a fact collector. Your quest for knowledge and love of exploration makes you fond of travel.

Sexually, you are inquisitive, but your ultra-caution prevents you from partaking of the sheer joy of love, life, and utter freedom. The key to a more harmonious self lies in striking a balance with your tendency to analyze everything. One with your solar and lunar positions can achieve happiness by channeling your diverse interests and enthusiasm into service for others.

You should restrain useless discussion, strife, and unprofitable argument as they're your worst enemies.

You were taught very early in life to be self-reliant, and you were often given more responsibility than usual for your age.

Your opinions of the people you deal with are too idealistic, and you are hurt when they disappoint you.

Since you are imaginative and creatively inspired in expressing yourself, you should direct your talents to writing, music, or the arts.

Because you feel that you do not deserve to be happy and contented, you overemphasize your negative qualities. But you are more loved than you realize, and your friends are deeply concerned for your welfare. Seek their advice before making a commitment so you will not regret it later.

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