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.
|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|
Best Match: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
Worst Match: Rabbit, Horse, Sheep, Rooster
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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||Rat|
|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|
Rat's Fate by Birth Time
The birth time of people plays a very important role in terms of whether the destiny is auspicious or not. People under the Rat sign born in different time periods will have different characters and fate. Those who were born and will be born between 05:00AM - 07:00AM and 05:00PM - 07:00PM are the most auspicious.
Best Birth Dates
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.
Best Birth Months
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.
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