Year
of the
Cat
2011

3. februar

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Born in the Year of the Cat

People born in the Vietnamese horoscope years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2012 are Cats.
This sign, symbolized by the Cat to the people of Vietnam, is represented by a rabbit to the Japanese. But Cat or Rabbit, it is the animal that falls always on its feet. Cat people are the happiest, the people most certain to be happy: they are gifted, nice to be with, discreet, refined, reserved, ambitious but not too much so – and virtuous into the bargain. Nobody ignores them, for they are good company and know how to make the best of themselves. 

But surely there must be a defect to go with such a deluge of good qualities? There is, of course, and it is no less grave for being a minor one. Those born under the sign of the Cat are superficial. And that means in its turn that the good qualities are superficial too.

That Cat loves company and company loves the Cat. Cat people are great and they adore social gatherings. The Cat is sometimes a gossip and scandalmonger, but always with tact and discretion – which means in fact that he finds it difficult when there is something genuinely unpleasant that’s got to be said.

Cats love to entertain and their homes are often beautiful for they have excellent taste. They are men of the world, sometimes snobs, perhaps, and the female Cat loves to show off her intellectuality and culture – usually newly acquired. They will study a subject in depth with the sole object of shining at it … and ignore at the same time other things that are far more important.

The Cat is not easily provoked. He is calm, placid, pacific. Sentimental rather than truly sensitive, he is more easily moved by personal problems than by the great wrongs of the world. Famine, warfare, and other global catastrophes leave him unmoved unless his own life is touched by them – and then he is so hard hit that he finds his position intolerable and allows himself to die.

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