It's the year of the Rat! According to a note that a Feng Shui master sent to me, "Rat years bring new beginnings and fresh starts. This is the time to begin projects, lay foundations, announce new plans, launch new products, forge new links, get married, buy a house or start a family. This is not the time for complacency. The clever Rat is constantly on the go, with his eye on the big prize. Opportunities abound for quick, smart and ambitious people. Wisely laid plans in the year of the Rat will bring future successes."