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    Chinese Zoidac - Rat (Mouse)

    Rat
    Shǔ
    Ranking the first in the Chinese zodiac, rat represents wisdom. Personality traits for the people born in the year of the Rat are intelligent, charming, quick-witted, practical, ambitious, and good at economizing as well as social activities. The weaknesses are that the Rats are likely to be timid, stubborn, wordy, greedy, devious, too eager for power and love to gossip.

    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
    It’s a fate that rat and human beings are greatly related with each other. They often eat our food and have the ability to survive at anywhere without picky about food. Because of this, the people born in the year of the Rat are outgoing, optimistic and highly adaptable in any environment. They are not the people who haggle over every ounce but stay at ease under all circumstances. So, they are easy to be liked and helped by others.
     
    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.
    Best Birth Months for the Rat

    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. 
    May: Grain in Ear which is one of the Chinese 24 Solar Terms usually falls on May of Chinese lunar calendar. It is the time that wheat grows ripe and a busy farming season begins. So, the Rat people born in May are usually work hard, perseveringly and can lead a glorious life.
    July: The autumn season which is a harvest season usually begins in July. So, the Rat people born in July mostly could live comfortably without any worry about food and clothing.  
    August: The Rat born in August could mostly get a high position and great wealth. They can live rich for the whole life. 
    September: The Rat with the birth month of September could spend the whole life peacefully, happily and healthily. 

     

    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.

    Ideal Jobs for the Rat
    The people under the Rat sign are fit to those kinds of creative jobs such as artists, editors and writers. Also, the Rat people are best suited to technical jobs such as gardeners and craftsmen. Warmhearted and uninhibited, the Rats are fond of charitable causes. As long as there is any jobs related to charity, you can see the Rat people working there wholeheartedly. However, the Rats are not good at political works and actual participation in the work. To be exactly, they should avoid doing party affairs, to be a political official, police officer, military officer and other management class jobs. 
    Compatibility with other Animals
    Zodiac Match
     

     

    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
    Jan. hard-working; enthusiastic Ox Ox
    Feb. intuitive Dragon Sheep
    Mar. complicated; intricate Snake Horse
    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
    Sep. self disciplined Tiger Sheep
    Oct. daring Rooster Monkey
    Nov. strong-willed Dragon Rabbit
    Dec. straightforward, frank and lenient Ox Monkey
    2015 Horoscope for the Rat
    Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2015: Average
    Lucky Colors in 2015: black, ash grey
    Lucky Numbers in 2015: 2, 6
    Best months of 2015: January, February, May, July and December

    The people born in the year of the Rat in 2015 (year of the sheep) are harmful to Tai Sui, the legendary God in charge of the people's fortune. Therefore, there may be many troubles in life. Too much disputes may affect your mood but not seriously. As long as you deal with them calmly and steadily, things will go smoothly. However, it's still not a bad year as you will get unexpected help from others and appreciated by some people. Besides, you may get more income unexpectedly from those other than your job. Because of these, you are still fortunate in 2015 as a whole.

    Wealth: Wealth doesn't favor the Rat people in 2015. You may find that you suffer financial problems everywhere. Therefore, you should learn to be thrifty during your daily life and lay up some money for a rainy day. If you plan to invest, be cautious enough. If you are managing a business with others, be sure to your make your account clear in case not to be cheated. In all, it's not a good year of saving for you Rat.

    Career: As the influence of bad fortune caused by encountering Tai Sui in 2015, the Rat people will fluctuate in emotion thus can't put heart and soul into work. However, don't be sad about this, you can still make some progress in career and accomplish the tasks with comparative ease.

    Relationships: It is destined that there will be many controversy and scandals for the Rat in 2015. Although these are not related with personal relationship directly, it will affect your mood to some extent. If you couldn't control your emotion and adjust your state of mind well, these may indirectly influence your personal relationship.

    Health: The Rat people are mostly good in physical conditions this year. But you may easy to have some skin problems which usually caused by skin sensitivity. Don't worry this too much as it will not be serious. However, the Rat people born between summer and autumn seasons should pay attention to this more.

    Click to get 2015 horoscope for the Rat born in different years
    2016 Horoscope for the Rat
    Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Good
    Lucky Colors in 2016: beige, red 
    Lucky Numbers in 2016: 2, 7, 9

    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. 
     
    Wealth: Although lacking the help of magnates and good luck, finance fortune is still predicted to have an upturn in 2016 for the Rat. The businessmen could expect your business developing along the right lines and get a good harvest. All things need you to do by yourself. You will find that all the income you earn this year should give credit to your hard work. What you should pay attention to is the financial status of your customers in order to avoid someone running away with all the money or making credit transaction with you. Besides, especially careful to details of the document or contracts in case you are framed by competitors. These will all make you fall deep in financial troubles. If you work for others, you could expect a promotion thus a nice income in 2016. 
     
    Career: Fortune in terms of career favors the Rat during the year of 2016. You ability will be appreciated by the leaders. Together with your excellent performance in work, you are expected to be promoted to a higher post. If you want to change your job, the Chinese lunar months of March and July are auspicious to get success. However, you are not suggested to change except you have found a proper one. As long as you are always humble, keep a very low key, and communicate more with your working partners, you could make great success in career in 2016.     
     
    Love Relationships: For those married, you may have little time with your partners and family members because of your busy work. This would make your relationship turn to be worse. So, you are suggested to learn how to balance your work and life. Find a proper time to take a journey with your partner or take up a common interest will be helpful to your relationship. For the singles, you would have many chances to the parties or social activities where you may meet the person you adore. However, it's not a good year for you to carry out a new love. You are suggested to learn each other as friend first.   
     
    Health: In 2016, you Rat people should take care of both your mental and physical health. Because of your heavy and busy work, you will have a lot of pressure and feel depressed. Also you will have to engage in many social activities. These will make you lack of sleep and get fatter. Therefore, you should learn to control yourself, have a regular routine and form a good habit. Besides, you should avoid diving, skiing, parachuting, air sail planning and other high risk activities in 2016. 
     
    The Rat people are suggested to wear a bracelet with a rat sign to exorcise evil spirits and bring good luck in 2016. 
     
    Note: The above Chinese horoscopes prediction is based on people's birth year and the ancient Chinese astrology. It's just for your reference.

    Famous People Born in the Year of the Rat
    Ben Affleck, Charlotte Bronte, Clark Gable, George Bush Sr., George Washington, John F. Kennedy Jr., John McCain, Marlon Brando, Prince Charles, Richard Nixon, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Shaquille O'Neal, William Shakespeare, Wayne Gretzky, Wilt Chamberlain, Yves St Laurent.
    Chinese Celebrities: Du Fu (a famous Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty), Zhuangzi (an influential Chinese Taoist philosopher in the Warring States Period)