October 16 - October 22, 2017
A New Moon on Friday means that from the get go we are in the final days of the month of the Rooster, with the month of the Dog underway by the weekend. For you this is often an extreme shift, but this year that might not be the case. For the Rat, the month of the Rooster is a professionally focused month, with the Rooster bringing out your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit. There is often a push to make the most of these final days, before the more socially focused month of the Dog begins. However, for the first time in 12 years the month of the Rooster falls during the Year of the Rooster. As the Year of the Rooster doesn't end until next February, things will continue to evolve and play out. Yet with the month of the Dog beginning on Friday, this means that there will be a more social influence in play over the weekend.
2017 - Year of the Rooster
While you won’t be that happy to see the Year of the Monkey go, chances are you already know that you’re ready to get your teeth into something meaty. The Monkey and Rat are the best of friends, but for you the Year of the Monkey was also an adventurous year. Whether you traveled, embarked on higher learning or the pursuit of knowledge in a formal or overt way or not, the Monkey worked throughout the past 12 months to bring you out of your comfort zone, encouraging you to explore your world and embrace life’s richer experiences.
As one lunar year ends and another begins, you take what you have learned from one and apply to the next, so that the quest for knowledge and richer life experiences will continue. While this gave you a lot of freedom, you’re ready for the Rooster and a chance to progress professionally or with your personal goals and ambitions. The Rooster is hard working, takes responsibility and approaches everything with a ‘can do’ attitude.
When the Rooster comes along you’re compelled to roll up your sleeves, put your head down, tail up and make things happen. For you this will be channeled into areas where you can achieve goals, express your creativity and go after success. Because of that this is often an opportune and successful professional year, one that lends itself to professional growth. Yet it’s not one where opportunity lands in your lap. Yet if you work hard and take responsibility, this could be a pinnacle year for you. As much as the Rooster applauds hard work and taking responsibility, he also loves to strut. Nothing says ‘look at me’ more than a Rooster strutting around the barnyard like he owns the place. He will want the same for you, so don’t just expect professional success and expansion this year, but to be recognized for that success.
There could be awards and other public recognition, but it will be something you will have worked towards all year. All that knowledge gathering last year will be put to good use this year.
About the Rat
Rats are always honest, and they are observant and curious. They are energetic, talkative and others can find them witty and charming. However ambition can make Rats ruthless and aggressive. They may find it hard to save, as they like to spend the money they earn and enjoy a good life.
The Rat is intelligent, charming, social and likeable. They are extremely good with money and are often thrifty. Although at times they can be economical to the extent of miserliness. Rats will spend lavishly under 3 circumstances: when they are in love, to further their long-term or career goals, and on collectibles if they are collectors. Rats are collectors by nature.
They are hard-working, innovative and full of ideas. Rats are almost always ambitious. Combined with the knowing of how to take advantage or make the best out of a situation, they are often successful at getting what they want out of life.
Rats are good at hiding their emotions, which often leads other to perceive their cool exteriors as those that are not easily roused. They sometimes have difficulties communicating their feelings. People born under this animal sign are frequently nocturnal.
Compatible: Dragons & Monkeys