The Rat and the Ox
The Rat and the Ox are quite an interesting pair indeed: They are a definite case of "opposites attract." Where the Rat is clever, social, witty and fun, the Ox is shy, serious, perhaps even a bit rigid. But therein may lie their connection; the Ox is attracted to the Rat's lighthearted, lusty approach to life and the Rat loves the Ox's sense of honor and trustworthiness.
The Ox finds comfort in close friends and family, and that provides ground for another connection with the Rat: While something of a party-animal, the Rat is especially caring, supportive and generous toward those it holds dear. The Rat is able to make the sweet, shy Ox feel well-taken care of. Both these Signs are loyal, too; if their relationship is amorous, they aren't likely to give one another reason to feel jealous or possessive. In any type of relationship, the Rat will be able to get the Ox to lighten up a bit and have some fun and the Ox will be able to add a stabilizing influence to the Rat's life.
As lovers, these two are dynamite. The Rat is a very heady, physical lover and the Ox possesses a stout constitution. These two will never be able to wear one another out -- but they'll sure try! As business partners, they also make a great combo: The Ox can be the honorable backbone of the duo while the Rat will put its shrewd mind to good use. The Rat is also good in a business meeting or power lunch, since its quick wits will dazzle potential clients or associates.
The Rat and the Ox share a compatibility of six, on a scale of one to ten. Click here to see other Signs' compatibility ratings! Also, it's important to remember that each year is associated not only with a Chinese Sign but also with one of the Chinese Elements -- Metal, Water, Wood, Fire or Earth. That means there's Metal Rats, Water Rats, Wood Oxen, Fire Oxen ... Find your Element as well as your Sign and see how your Element affects your Animal nature.
Aries and Aries
When two Aries come together in a love affair, there's bound to be fireworks. These two are always competing, which can make for quite a challenging love match. An Aries-Aries relationship is like looking into a mirror: Aries understands their partner's need for independence because they're the same way. At times, however, they can be possessive and turn into two Rams butting heads. They have to learn not to compete with one another so much. If they can do so, their partnership can be extremely powerful.
An Aries-Aries love match is a meeting of two strong spirits; generally, the relationship is positive and enthusiastic. They love to try new things -- often extreme sports or some other intense activity. Solving the inevitable problems of a close relationship can be tough due to the two egos constantly clashing. They must learn to work together. Since both partners like things to go their way, they must make a conscious effort not to be selfish. Aries also has a natural generosity, however, so two Aries together can certainly learn to take turns indulging each other. Aries is very open with their feelings; totally straightforward, two Aries will never have problems with deceit or hypocrisy. Both partners will have trouble with temper outbursts that result from hasty judgments. Aries just wants to get on with it, already!
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars. Mars was the God of War, and, like two soldiers in a battle, two Aries can either fight together or against each other -- but they will fight. Mars also represents passion, and Aries tends to have an active and exciting time with any lover. This energy is only heightened with another Aries. And, though arguments are inevitable for this pair, the best is yet to come -- first of all, Aries is too busy to hold a grudge for long, and besides, making up is so much fun!