Rat Energy – What Have You Learned?

Rat Energy in the Year of the Pandemic

The Year of the Yang White or Golden Rat  in the Chinese Zodiac will be ending on February 12, 2021. Hooray!

Ironically, 1721 (exactly 300 years ago) was also a Year of the White Rat when the ship “Grand Saint Antoine” brought the last major outbreak of bubonic plague to the City of Marseille, France

What’s happened this year also fits in perfectly with 2020 being the Year of the Emperor within the Tarot system. The Emperor is about male authority and the effective (or ineffective) ways that we manage our physical reality.

The themes of collective karma around authority, personal responsibility and illness have been stunning and frankly impossible to miss!

The Rat is generally described as active, fertile, filled with energy and industrious. However, his darker side has definitely been more dominant, as it was back in 1720. The shadow side of the Rat personality can be deceptive, messy and prone to meddling into situations where they don’t belong. 

Hopefully, living through a year of shadow Rat energy has taught us much about ourselves and how to deal with this kind of trouble making!

Just to make sure – take a short quiz to help you assess what you’ve learned, followed by general information about what messages Rat Energy may have for you…


Begin by taking a few deep breaths. It’s been quite a stressful year! Use this Circle to help you relax and release some of that tension. Imagine you can open the doors and windows and get a breath of fresh air!

Emotional Calm

If you can, you might even imagine you can relax any heaviness you’re feeling in the space around you. Go ahead and move around or stretch if you need to.


Okay. Now we’re ready to dive in with the first question:

What have you learned from 2020 and the Year of the Rat?

What have you learned about yourself?


Have you taken those lessons to heart?

Either way, let this Reiki Chakra Key strengthen your Heart and bring those lessons into greater awareness and balance.


What have you learned about conflict? How might you handle conflict differently now?


Are there decisions you would like to make as a result of what you’ve learned?

What would you decide differently about taking care of yourself? About dealing with clutter? How will you now deal with deception? Meddling? Neglect? Misuse of authority? What have you decided about maintaining healthy boundaries?


What are your priorities after all of this? What matters the most?


What have you learned about power? Do you feel more or less empowered in that way?

Let yourself relax for a few minutes and take all this in. Ask your Spirit to help you empower your highest good.

“I empower the wisdom I’ve gained about power.”

It’s been a rough year. Congratulations on all that you’ve learned from it!

Spiritual Messages from Rat Energy

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest

#12 Rat energy advises us to keep a clean house and learn from what has been wasted. When we do this, we are affirming our spiritual growth and continued happiness.

Are you being dumped on physically? Mentally? Emotionally? Spiritually?

Healing Action: For poor boundaries, clear the landscape of your mind, body and spirit. Let go of emotional and mental garbage. Make room for blessings, rather than curses.

The Hungry Rat

The rat feeds off of those things that have been discarded and left to rot without thought.
When this condition is ignored, dis-ease and pestilence is allowed to spread throughout the entire community, infecting even those on the periphery who are innocent.
Do not leave your business unfinished if you wish to be free of vermin.
Clean your house and learn from what has been wasted.
In that way, you may use your experiences to fuel your spiritual growth and continued happiness.

Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles ™ help you access your inner guidance, identify problems and make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circle while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.

Further Exploration into Rat Energy:

This Circle is about a necessary aspect of inner peace. Disengage from negative mass consciousness with its messages of separation, inadequacy, paranoia, and fear. Align yourself with the mass consciousness of love.

The personal ego supports the collective ego through denial and blocking energy, which allows toxic thoughts, emotions, attitudes and beliefs to flourish.

Rat Energy
Rat Energy ~ Gifts from the Rainforest

When your mind starts racing and you are too busy to stop and take a deep breath, you are identifying with the collective ego. Catch yourself before the ego runs away completely. Stop to clear your mind by breathing deeply. You would do well to cleanse the landscape of your mind regularly, because there is quite a bit of litter.

If you have trouble meditating or being still, look at the Circle and tell yourself to stop focusing on what you are trying to accomplish and relax. Let your mind calm down and notice how the body calms down as well. Get peaceful and then send some of that peace out into the world. If you do this for yourself, activities and relationships will flow much easier.

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