Those born between January 28, 1960 and February 14, 1961 are members of the Metal Rat Chinese Zodiac sign. If you were born before January 28th, please consult the 1959 Chinese Zodiac, which is The Year of the Earth Pig.
The Metal Element helps provide a firm, focused structure to the energetic ambitions of the Rat. Outspoken at times, the Metal Rat has a special brand of self-confidence, which it uses to take on desired tasks with drive and purpose. Socially, the Metal Rat has well-formed morals and ideals, which creates a genuine interest in the well-being of others. At the same time, the prudence of the Metal Rat will insure that their efforts will also contribute to their self-interest. The organization and structure of the Metal Rat can often be seen in their home life and material concerns, as they have a firm appreciation for creating a comfortable and lavish living environment.
The Metal Rat is well aware of their financial opportunities and will be successful at any chance for gain that arises. In this sense, the Metal Rat may find unique or nonconventional ways to make a living, which as the case for famous Metal Rat RuPaul. It is also likely that the Metal Rat could establish a career based on their ideals for helping others, much like Mehmet Oz, who was also born in 1960.
In relationships, the Metal Rat may find themselves overcome with strong emotions, such as jealousy, passion and anger, but are far less likely to expose these emotions to their partner. In these situations, it is important for the Metal Rat to avoid their destructive tendencies and instead, focusing on compromise and level-headedness.
The organs of the Metal Rat are the lungs and large intestines and as a result, these organs gain great strength from their zodiac influences.