Those born between February 10, 1948 and January 28, 1949 are members of the Earth Rat Chinese Zodiac sign. If you were born before February 10th, please consult the 1947 Chinese Zodiac, which is The Year of the Fire Pig.
The Earth Element helps to give stability and roundedness to the lively Rat. More so than those of other elemental influences, the Earth Rat is conservative and practical in their interests and pursuits. The Earth Rat always has the security and future of their family at the forefront of their mind, which explains for their cautious nature and aversion to risk-taking. In a similar sense, the Earth Rat may be able to forge some of the most long-standing and positive friendships of all the Rat signs, as they view friendships as a contributing factor to their emotional and social security.
As financial stability is also a paramount concern, the Earth Rat prefers to keep a stable and lifelong career path. Among the Earth Rat's most natural careers are those that require writing, communication, research and investigation. Earth Rats can do well in journalism, which was the case for Earth Rat Bryant Gumbel. In the same light, Earth Rats have been known to find happiness in dedicating their lives to bringing warmth and positivity to others, which was the case for Richard Simmons and singer Stevie Nicks, who were also born in 1948.
As an Earth Rat, it is possible to be overly self-concerned and cautious at times. Although prudence plays a pivotal role in future success, it should not cause a sacrifice in life experiences. Additionally, the Earth Rat may be overly concerned with public image and reputation.
The organs of the Earth Rat are the spleen, stomach and pancreas. As an Earth Rat, is important to be weary of your diet and tendency to over indulge in sweets and carbohydrates.