The first of the Chinese Zodiac.
Buddha said he would provide an order to the animals starting with who would cross the river first.
The clever Rat asked the Ox if he could ride on his back as he was so small, the generous Ox agreed.
Before the Ox could touch the other side of the river the rat jumped off first and was declared the first of the zodiac.
Clever and smart are attributed to the Rat.
The Rat is an exceptional survivor and excellent at providing and storing, though needs to be careful that they do not store too much and become overwhelmed.
The Peach Blossom zodiac for the Pig, rabbit, and Sheep/Goat. Place the Rat in the North of your home for romance and office for business success.
Your Secret friend is the Ox
Your Allies are the Dragon and Monkey
Your challenge is the Horse