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Chinese Horoscope - Rat

Updated on June 14, 2013

Chinese Horoscope - Rat

Chinese Horoscope - Rat

Ruler of the hours 11pm to 1am
Direction - North
Season - Winter/December
Fixed element - Water positive
Yin/Yang - Yang

To be a rat in Chinese calendar means that one has these very positive traits: Gregarious, intelligent, and polite.

Confucianism and Taoism - Audio Book

Julia Ching - University of Toronto - narrated by Ben Kinglsey

Confucius (551-479 BCE) taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid twentieth century. Confucianism does not teach a central doctrine that a God or gods should be worshipped, but it does embrace a system of ritual and emphasizes humanistic virtues and values. Daoism is both a philosophy and a religion, seeking a life and a mind in harmony with nature. Yin and yang, the essential opposites, are seen as fundamental principles of the universe in many religious and philosophical discussions.

The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world's great religious traditions. It also describes a religion's way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

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Rat - Chinese Horoscope Library

"Gregarious, intelligent, and polite, the Rat has an ever-widening social circle." Fun, entertaining little book with color illustrations contains tips about personality, which signs you're compatible with, love and career advice, and suggested recreations.

Confucius, Lao Tzu, and the Chinese Philosophical Tradition

Crispin Sartwell - University of Alabama

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over two thousand years.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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The Rat Chinese Zodiac Sign

This is the chinese sign for the Rat Zodiac

Rat - Chinese Horoscope - Books

The Rat Personality - Shu

People born under the year of the Rat tend to be forthright, generous and easy going to all of those that they love and care for.

They generally have happy, lively personalities and are very outgoing, although they can get very edgy when upset. On the whole they are successful in what they choose to do and are full of imagination and possess very good memories.

During a crisis rats come into their own because they are level headed and intuitive, but often their energies can be scattered by their over ambitious tendencies. If their over ambitious enthusiasm can be avoided there is no reason why Rats should not do well.

The Rat is a lover of money and a hater of waste and idleness.

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The Rat Personality And The Elements

The Fire Rat - aggressive, dynamic, competitive, competitively motivated, self-determining and is full of ideals.

The Wood Rat - inquisitive, intuitive, apprehensive, adaptable, is motivated by diligence and is not very conventional.

The Earth Rat - trusty, adult, is motivated by permanence, is realistic and sanctimonious.

The Metal Rat - sensitive, idealistic, envious, is motivated by thought and is possessive.

The Water Rat - shrewd, perceptive, is motivated by education, is traditional and understanding.

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Famous People Born Under The Chinese Rat Sign

Alan Alda

Dave Allen

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Lauren Bacall

Shirley Bassey

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Kenneth Branagh

Marlon Brando

Charlotte Bronte

Chris de Burgh

George Bush

Jimmy Carter

Dick Cavett

Maurice Chevalier

Barbara Dickson

Noel Edmonds

Ben Elton

Albert Finney

Clark Gable

Al Gore

Thomas Hardy

Mata Hari

Vaclav Havel

Charlton Heston

Dennis Hopper

Englebert Humperdinck

Jeremy Irons

Glenda Jackson

Jean-Michel Jarre

Gene Kelly

Kris Kristofferson

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lulu

Richard Nixon

Sean Penn

Vanesssa Redgrave

Burt Reynolds

Jonathon Ross

Emma Samms

William Shakespeare

Tommy Steele

Donna Summer

Spencer Tracey

The Price of Wales

George Washington

Dennis Waterman

Kim Wilde

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