Chinese Zodiac - Rat
Rank and Astrology Elements
Basic Astrology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Zi
The Five Elements: Water(Shui)
Yin Yang: Yang ([Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature)
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3; Avoid: 5, 9
Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley
Lucky Colors: blue, golden, green; Avoid: yellow and brown
Years of the Rat
|Start Date||End Date||Associated Element||Heavenly Branch|
|02/05/1924||01/23/1925||Yang Wood||Jia Zi|
|01/24/1936||02/10/1937||Yang Fire||Bing Zi|
|02/10/1948||01/28/1949||Yang Earth||Wu Zi|
|01/28/1960||02/14/1961||Yang Metal||Geng Zi|
|02/15/1972||02/02/1973||Yang Water||Ren Zi|
|02/02/1984||02/19/1985||Yang Wood||Jia Zi|
|02/19/1996||02/06/1997||Yang Fire||Bing Zi|
|02/06/2008||01/25/2009||Yang Earth||Wu Zi|
|01/25/2020||02/11/2021||Yang Metal||Geng Zi|
Personality of the Rat
The Rat people are endowed with the power of acute observation, anticipation, and visionary power. You can get a validation from an old saying among the boatmen – ‘Rats leave (or desert or forsake) a sinking ship’ which means the rat can aware that the ship will be wrecked and run away in advance. Also, for a factory, once there are rats run out one after another, it predicts the fire damage is coming soon. Because of the ability, the rat people are usually good at some creativity works. They can be artistic creators, inventors, innovators etc. However, they should not rely on this power to deal with things completely. Think hard and ask for the opinions from others are very important.
The Rat people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:
The Rat person born in the morning can play their perceptual ability well. The shortcoming is lack of perseverance. Once meeting difficulties, they are likely to stop. So they are easy to change jobs. This is also the reason why there are few famous businessmen born in the year of the rat. Although they couldn’t achieve great success, their fortune is not bad especially during the later years.
The Rat person born at noon is usually fond of adventure. While they don’t act rashly but always leave a way open for the future. So they are likely to live a stable life during their lifetime. The male Rat is usually active and busy in working outside all day long. However, during holidays, they would like to stay at home. The female Rat is just opposite. They like to stay at home and good at house keeping. Also they usually place great emphasis on the importance of family life and ties.
The Rat people born in the evening usually have an arrogant disposition. Once get a little success, they are easy to show as if nobody on earth could beat him. This personality makes them many enemies and brings many difficulties in their career. So, cultivate mind and be modest are important. What’s more, no matter meal or female, they are usually healthy and have a large family. For couples, they could live a stable and happy life.
The Rat people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:
Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Rat.
→ Wood Rat: 1984 (Feb. 02, 1984 - Feb. 19, 1985)
→ Water Rat: 1972 (Feb. 15, 1972 - Feb. 02, 1973)
→ Metal Rat: 1960 (Jan. 28, 1960 - Feb. 14, 1961)
→ Earth Rat: 1948 (Feb. 10, 1948 - Jan. 28, 1949) or 2008 (Feb. 06, 2008 - Jan. 25, 2009)
→ Fire Rat: 1936 (Jan. 24, 1936 - Feb. 10, 1937) or 1996 (Feb.19, 1996 - Feb. 06, 1997)
Best Birth Dates and Months for the Rat
The Rats born in the 4th, 9th, 13th, 25th or the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.
Birth months that could bring good luck to the Rat people are January, May, July, August and Septmber.
January: The Rat people born in January usually have a generous ancestral estate, so they would have no worry about food and clothes for the entire life.
Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.
Compatibility with other Animals
The Rat people are usually attracted by the Ox people. Also the Rat people think the Ox people are the strong ones whom they can rely on. The Snake and the Money people also appeal to them. They would like to form an alignment with the Snake and appreciate the ways that the Monkey people use to handle problems. The Dragon, Tiger, Dog and the other Rat people can harmonize with the Rat people. However, the Horse happens to be the conflicted opposite of the Rat. The Rooster people will not the proper ones to marry for the Rat, as the Rooster people are easy to aggravate them. It may also bring lots of problems for the Rat people to marry those under the Sheep sign, as the Sheep may squander the money that the Rat people make by their hard work.
Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:
|Birth Month of the Rat||Personality of the Rat||Girl's Match||Boy's Match|
|Apr.||dignified and experienced||Dog||Rabbit|
|May.||ambitious, having lofty ideals||Dragon||Ox|
|Jun.||having a desire to lead||Tiger||Monkey|
|Jul.||having an iron hand in a velvet glove||Dragon||Monkey|
|Aug.||active; having a ready response||Rooster||Dog|
|Dec.||straightforward, frank and lenient||Ox||Monkey|
Ideal Jobs for the Rat
2016 Horoscope for the Rat
Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Good
Overview: 2016 (year of the Monkey) turns to be a good year for the people under the Rat zodiac sign. According to the Chinese zodiac compatibility astrology, the Rat and Monkey are the most compatible animals. So, in the monkey year, you Rat people could go smoothly and be lucky in most aspects. You'll do fairly well in work and are expected to be promoted. There will be many social activities and parties waiting you to participate which will make you have a merry mood at the same time some sumptuous feast. What you should remember in 2016 is not to advance hastily and try to make good relations with others... More about how will you do in career, wealth, love and health, please click 2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions for Rat
Monthly Horoscope Prediction in 2016
Find out what 2016 will be for the Rat each month? Please click Monthly Horoscope Prediction for Rat in 2016
2016 Horoscope for Rat Born in Different Years
If you were born between January 28, 1960 and February 14, 1961, please click 1960 Rat
If you were born between February 15, 1972 and February 2, 1973, please click 1972 Rat
If you were born betwee February 2, 1984 and February 19, 1985), please click 1984 Rat
If you were born between February 19, 1996 and February 6, 1997, please click 1996 Rat
Famous People Born in the Year of the Rat
Chinese Celebrities: Du Fu (a famous Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty), Zhuangzi (an influential Chinese Taoist philosopher in the Warring States Period)
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