Year of the Rat

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The Chinese year of the rat is the first year in the Chinese zodiac chart, which shows which animal year a person's birth year is. People who are born during the year of a certain animal share some of the qualities of that animal according to the Chinese folklores


Chinese Rat Years are: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912, 1900...Year of the Rat

The Rat is the first animal in Chinese zodiac chart. People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and charisma. It's not a surprise that they are usually surrounded by friends and admirers. They are perfectionists and work very hard to achieve their goals. They never want to lose face.

Rat people have a vivid imagination and are known for creating extraordinarily magic moments in time.They are very thrifty with money yet like to acquire many possessions. They have high ambitions, enjoy being leaders and pace-setters and usually are very successful in life.


The Rat is highly compatible with the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.

The Rat has a harmonious relationship with the Rabbit, Snake, Dog, and Pig.

The Rat has no conflict but needs to make an effort with the Rat and Tiger.

The Rat has a difficult relationship with the Goat and Rooster.


Hearty Bean Soup is one of the keys to good health for a Rat.

Some famous RAT people

There Are Five Types of Rat. Which Type of Rat You Are?

Metal Rat:

  • 31 Jan, 1900 - 18 Feb, 1901
  • 28 Jan, 1960 - 14 Feb, 1961

Water Rat:

  • 18 Feb, 1912 - 5 Feb, 1913
  • 15 Feb, 1972 - 2 Feb, 1973

Wood Rat:

  • 5 Feb, 1924 - 24 Jan, 1925
  • 2 Feb, 1984 - 19 Feb, 1985

Fire Rat:

  • 24 Jan, 1936 - 10 Feb, 1937
  • 19 Feb, 1996 - 7 Feb, 1997

Earth Rat:

  • 10 Feb, 1948 - 28 Jan, 1949
  • 7 Feb, 2008 - 25 Jan, 2009


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