1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 With charm, style and a friendly manner, Rats get on well with most. They are great at spotting opportunities and have good skills and judgment. Rats like company and particularly value family and social life. A year of good chance has Rats benefiting from opportunities and ways to make greater use of strengths. In work, many will be able to successfully build on their position or now move to a role which better suits their talents. This is very much a time to keep alert for openings that appeal. Creative endeavours are also favoured with the skills and ideas of many well-received. Personal interests can also develop well with new activities and additional skills opening up useful possibilities. While income may increase, outgoings need to be watched. Tip for the year: Use chances well but keep lifestyle in balance. Stay well-organised and draw on help and advice available.