Rat Outlook for 2011
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
This is a Metal year, and that’s your most favorable element. So even though this year is less than 50 percent favorable overall for you, you still end up with half of it going your way. And there’s more. Yours is not the first sign for nothing. You’re probably quicker, shrewder and more charming than the Rabbit. Remember the story about the wolf in goat’s clothing? Well if you dress up in Rabbit’s clothing, you can increase your chance of success. When someone rubs you the wrong way, put on your sweetest bunny smile, bite your tongue and enjoy the taste of blood as you fight the urge to give that idiot a tongue lashing. Avoid confrontation, but do pick your spots. There will be plenty of opportunities. Bunny style may not appeal to you, but if it gets you what you want, and it will, why not do a makeover? Next year you can revert to your old self as you soar with the Dragon.
46% (6 favorable and 6 unfavorable months)
If working with people is a big part of your job, you might find it difficult to make a lot of progress this year. The Rabbit could bring out the worst in you, as it encourages yielding to emotions. You, on the other hand, probably do best when you use logic. This is a time for diplomacy, for presenting a soft face to the people you work with. The more Rabbit-like you can make yourself, the better will be your chances of success. It’s not the best time for a career move. If that’s what you’ve been thinking about, you might want to wait until next year, which should be a very favorable time for you. For now, stay the course. Don’t make waves. And just be a good member of the team.
You might be in for a roller coaster ride. There are going to be some tender, unforgettable moments. But there will also be times when you experience stress in your relationships. These will most likely be the result of emotional flare-ups. You can’t control your partner, but you can do something about you. Know these unpleasant moments are coming. When they arrive, you might want to follow Kenny Rogers’ advice. Know when to hold, when to fold, when to walk away, and when to run. Don’t hang in there and let matters heat to a boil. Diplomacy and compromise will get you a lot further than standing your ground.
The plain truth is you could find yourself outside your comfort zone a lot this year. The Rabbit is Yin, and you are Yang. That furry critter takes it slow and cautious, but you tend to want to jump right into the action, throwing caution to the wind. You probably tell it like it is, so unlike the diplomatic Rabbit. All this can add up to a lot of frustration, stress and even anxiety. It’s not a time to take chances with your health. Be faithful to your exercise program. Don’t neglect your regular checkup. You know what to eat — don’t yield to temptation. One more thing. Relax. What’s your pleasure? Steam baths? Massage? Meditation? Music? Whatever it might be, just do it. Step back and do something for yourself. When your situation seems to be at its worst, head to the salon for a full day of pampering.
Get happy. Finance is likely to be your best area this year, thanks to Metal. That element not only rules the year but also the months of the Tiger, Rabbit, Rat and Ox. And, within those months there are Metal days. Those Triple Metal Days are extremely auspicious when it comes to making money. Seize opportunities on those as well as other lucky days in your six favorable months. Since a Rabbit year is not one of your best, you need to be careful and not let yourself become distracted or disheartened. Self control is your best ally. Yield to emotions, however, and you could miss your big chance. Now go for it!