2022 Rat Horoscope

Before we talk about the 2022 Chinese Zodiac for the Rat, let’s do a quick recap of the year that was 2021.

By all accounts, the Rat should have experienced a pretty good year in 2021. With the Grand Duke Combination, I hope you have made a lot of new contacts and solidified new partnerships. Did you make full use of the Intelligence star to upskill? Were you able to use the Surpassing Path to enhance your social status? Did the Jade Hall help you increase the value of your assets?

Hang on to those contacts, partnership, skill, and assets. You are going to need them in 2022. Because the coming year will be what you make of it.

Unfortunately, the Rat has no positive stars to speak of in 2022. Don’t worry. The world’s not coming to an end!

Let’s take a look



Having been the Grand Duke’s best friend in 2021, along comes the Red Chamber that denotes sudden and unexpected romance luck. I would classify this as a rather neutral star in today’s world. While it literally means fleeting romances, it can only mean that some of the contacts you made were just temporary in nature. Without extra effort on your end, these contacts or network may fade away.


When your contacts fade away, achieving break-through may become a little more difficult. That is what the Prison star is trying to tell you. It denotes a feeling of either physically or mentally trapped. Remember! The Rat is a restless energy. This particular star will cause an inordinate amount of stress for the Rat. Look out for tendencies to be constantly churning around the same issues. When this happens, you need to take action. Prison can also mean fines or taxes. So pay attention when you are driving, parking or even to your business statutory.


The end result of this would be an inordinate amount of stress. Therefore, stress management would be key for the Rat in 2022.


Feeling stressed and frustrated, it is normal for anyone to become short-tempered or intolerant. Inadvertently, you will trigger the Calamity Sha which represents issues in your relationships with others. Again, awareness is the key here. How you manage your emotions or expectations will help you avoid the Calamity Sha.


What do Rats do when they are trapped in a corner? They fight! Faced with stagnation, the Rat may be feeling a little more rash or impatient than usual.


The Sky Dog is a wastage and loss star. This is a warning that you should not buy recklessly this year. It could also denote physical injuries, so do be a bit more careful when you undertake physical activities.


It’s a well-known fact that stress influences our physical well-being. Managing your stress level well will help you avoid the Funeral Guest which signifies low immunity. Mask up, Rat!


Now that you are aware of the potential pitfalls in 2022, the natural conclusion is that you will need to make your own luck in the coming year.

  1. To counter the Red Chamber, make the extra effort to nurture your network.
  2. Want to break out of Prison? Get yourself out of your comfort zone and meet people, create new networks.
  3. In order to slip past the Calamity Sha, make a conscious effort to manage expectations – yours and others.
  4. As for the Sky Dog, watch out for stress triggers so you don’t say anything that you may regret.
  5. Health precautions are also required with the Sky Dog and Funeral Guest hanging about.


Alternatively… who says you really have to go it alone? You could ‘borrow’ the luck from someone else’s chart, you know!

So if visibility is what you need to move things forward, anyone with the Ox in their chart will be able to help you.

If it is actual problem-solving, the Monkey is your go-to. The Monkey has oodles of problem-solving star in 2022. But just be mindful that the Monkey will be feeling particularly disruptive.


The Rat Zodiac Sign could potentially fall in your Year, Month, Day, or Hour Pillar. To plot your Bazi chart, please your Bazi Chart with this free resource (registration required) https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/.

Year Pillar

The Year pillar governs your interaction with the world – your industry, social networks, friends, and personal branding. If the Rat falls in your Year Pillar, it means that you know a lot of people who are struggling to create a breakthrough. Now comes the question – what can you do to help them? Alternatively, make the theme of ‘creating a breakthrough’ a part of your personal branding for the year.

Month Pillar

The Month pillar governs your career and work – your bosses, colleagues, and partners. If the Rat falls in your Month, you need to get yourself out there and meet more people. Most important here, is to nurture your operational network, the one that helps you get things done.

Day Pillar

The Day pillar governs your self and your spouse. If the Rat falls in your Day, stress management would play an important role in 2022.

Hour Pillar

The Hour pillar governs your thoughts, ideas, ideals and investments. If the Rat falls in your Hour, watch out for recurring thought patterns that are holding you back. Since you’ve experienced the Intelligence star in 2021, deepen your knowledge in whatever topic that you decided to learn last year. 2022 is the year to deep-dive into that particular field. That way, we let the Prison star work for you instead of against you.


Handle yourself with grace and you may find that 2022 is not as bad as it is purported to be.

Most importantly, remember that these stars are nothing more than accelerators or decelerators. No positive stars in 2022? So what! All it means is that opportunities are no longer given to you. In that case, why not create your own opportunities?


Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only 12% to 15% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2022 your best year yet!


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The author and publisher, Paulynne Cheng, has made her best efforts to produce this 2022 guide. The information contained in this blog has been verified from various sources, websites and public medias. However, she makes no warranties of any kind with regards to the contents of this blog and accept no liability of any kind for any losses and damages caused from using the information in this blog.

Author: Paulynne Cheng

A Business and Career Consultant-Coach who melds Chinese Metaphysics techniques with modern day Coaching to help you become the best that you can be. A lifelong reader who cannot imagine life without books; a 25-year Communications professional with an expertise in sports communications, sports marketing and broadcasting.

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