Rat - Rabbit Love Compatibility in Chinese Astrology

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On the surface, both the Rat and Rabbit –  as exemplified by the actual creatures of the animal world – might appear to share similar traits; for instance both are physically diminutive, figure pretty low on the food chain and survive by a mix of ingenuity and camouflage. And yet as far as romantic partnership is concerned, the two characters don’t appear to get along very well, despite apparent similarities but more so because of some essential differences.

High points of a Rat-Rabbit love match

Both the Rat and Rabbit are exceedingly social and enjoy being among people. This couple will be highly popular among friends, family, acquaintances and will share a love of socializing. The Rat and Rabbit will probably meet at a common friend’s party; and despite being the life and breath of many a gathering, the male Rat will not be able to take his eyes off the female Rabbit who will seem to be oozing charm and style from every pore of her slender body. Their social life will be brimming with get-togethers, soirees and intelligent gatherings while their shared private space is likely to be elegant in form and vibrant in spirit.

Yet another factor which could work in favor of a Rat-Rabbit pairing is that neither is given to excessive emotionality. Both Rat and Rabbit are perfectly content to allow ample breathing space to each other and are not driven by intense feelings and jealous passions. They can best understand the other’s casual approach to romantic relationships. While the Pig might look for emotional intimacy from a partner and the Ox seek definite proof of unwavering loyalty, both the Rat and Rabbit are likely to let each other be. To others they might appear casual and emotionally distant but with each other they are able to understand the distance they need to keep between the life they are leading and the observing mind. Both make sense of the world in terms of thoughts and language rather than emotions and material possessions and this shared approach in engaging with the world goes a long way in keeping them together.

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Challenges of a Rat-Rabbit love match

The chief hurdle to a Rat-Rabbit pairing may lie in certain basic differences between the two personalities. While the Rabbit does enjoy being with friends and family, he/she is not as gregarious as the Rat who regularly looks forward to frequent outings with friends and acquaintances. This is because the Rat thrives on varied interests and experiences and his/her large network of friends and acquaintances provides the ideal context for all recreational activities. The Rabbit on the other hand is quieter in nature and over time can find the frenzy of socializing not to his/her liking. Then again the Rabbit needs a peaceful and harmonious environment to bring out the best in him/her; as a result a Rat partner’s excessive restlessness and impetuosity might not seem attractive for long. Add to this a Rat’s tendency to stretch an argument and Rabbit might just head to the door to take a walk and soothe his/her frayed nerves. Also the slap-dash lifestyle of the Rat may annoy the Rabbit since the latter likes to spend time in a luxurious and relaxed pace. The Rabbit dislikes abrupt changes in their routines and disorganization as much as the Rat revels in novelty and unpredictability. Such inherent personality differences could make it difficult for the Rat and Rabbit to live together even if they are able to get past their initial attraction.

Yet another cause of a failed romance between the Rat and Rabbit could be a kind of temporality in their relationship.
Neither the Rat nor the Rabbit are particularly emotional beings; while the Rat still makes for an enthusiastic companion once they settle down in a committed relationship, the Rabbit is definitely not the touchy-feely sort. And even though their relationship will have not have to contend with the excessive sentimentality of the Pig or the fierce possessiveness of the Snake lover, the pair might feel a lack of belonging in their relationship. This lack of emotional grounding may further lead to an inability to address serious issues, should they affect the relationship. The Rat is too busy and flighty to be concerned with feelings and emotions while the Rabbit has a natural abhorrence of bringing up unpleasant matters. Thus if finances need to be straightened or if a partner’s wandering eye is creating problems, the couple might find themselves drifting apart instead of facing facts.

In the end if the relationship is to survive, each will have to give a little; the Rabbit will have to learn to be more assertive while the Rat will have to slow down as to match steps with his/her partner. Once they can get above their mutual differences and prioritize their relationship, they might be able to make it work after all.