As far as money is concerned, the Rat will yield the greatest profits by serving as a consultant. Providing advice to clients in your area of expertise will be both stimulating and challenging. Be wary of signing long-term contracts. The Year of the Rabbit warns against binding business arrangements. The Rat will be better off negotiating a fresh agreement for every job; circumstances will change quickly this year, making it necessary to have as much leeway as possible with every assignment.
The unemployed Rat will have a good chance of finding steady work in 2011. An employment agency will be instrumental in landing a good job. Alternately, a friend or former colleague will prove helpful in the professional realm. Rats shouldn’t underestimate the importance of agents and representatives this year.
The Year of the Rabbit will require Rats to be frugal, but that won’t be a problem for these thrifty creatures. When it comes time to buy a high-ticket item, the Rat should aim for quality merchandise instead of flashy status symbols.