Chinese Astrology represents every sign with a particular animal. There happens to be 12 such animal symbols, each having a relation to a particular lunar year.

Each of these Chinese Animal symbols have five basic elements related to it namely, Metal, Fire, Wood, Earth and Water.

The Chinese zodiac is associated to the Chinese calendar and it holds that those under the Chinese Horoscope Rat, is related to the symbol of earthly branch. The Rat happens to be 1 among the twelve-year Chinese astrological cycle of the animals.

The cycle of the Chinese Astrology commences with the year of the Rat; as a result those born under the Chinese Horoscope Rat like to be the 1st one to lead any kind of situation and also act as pioneers in different fields. They are restless, active both mentally and physically and inquisitive.

Rats generally live a busy life. Challenge is something that they love. They are clairvoyant, intuitive, perspicuous and great observers.

Rats and the Five Elements

  • Metal Rat: 31 January 1900 – 18 February 1901
  • Water Rat: 10 February 1912 – 5 February 1913
  • Wood Rat: 5 February 1924 – 24 January 1925
  • Fire Rat: 24 January 1936 – 10 February 1937
  • Earth Rat: 10 February 1948 – 28 January 1949
  • Metal Rat: 28 January 1960 – 14 February 1961
  • Water Rat: 15 February 1972 – 2 February 1973
  • Wood Rat: 2 February 1984 – 19 February 1985
  • Fire Rat: 18 February 1996 – 6 February 1997
  • Earth Rat: 7 February 2008 – 25 January 2009
  • Metal Rat: 24 January 2020 – 11 February 2021

Metal Rats – Years 1900 and 1960

As per the Chinese Horoscope, Metal Rats are very determined and strong-willed with strong emotions and possessiveness.

Water Rats – Years 1912 and 1972

Water Rats happen to be very influential, insightful, smart and problem-solver. They are understanding and practical too.

Wood Rats – Years 1924 and 1984

Though vulnerable at times, yet the Wood Rats would not expose that ever to others. In spite of their continuous fear to fail, they are quite successful.

Fire Rats – Years 1936 and 1996

They are spontaneous and love to travel. They enjoy taking up new tasks and adventures. They are practical, spirited, zestful, and giving individuals and are always liked by others.

Earth Rats – Years 1948 and 2008

They approach things slow and steadily and believe that this is the best way to ensure success. They have a sense of responsibility in them.

Chinese Horoscope Rat

Chinese Horoscope Rat

Chinese Horoscope Rat – Personality

Rat happens to be the most prominent sign symbolizing personality traits such as imaginative, witty and curious. Rats occupy the first position in the Chinese Zodiac. They have a very strong observatory power, which help them in deducing much about situations and other people. They are talkative, charming and energetic with a tendency to get aggressive at times. They have a lot of good suggestions and advice for others but they themselves would not share their problems with any one else. Living life for the moment, those falling under the Rats are honest and competent of surviving any kind of situation.

Chinese Horoscope Rat – Health

Generally those under the Rat, enjoys good health. They are always active that helps in keeping themselves fit and in shape. This also gives them the ability to fight off the sickness. That which might give them stress and tension sometimes is their aggressive nature and nervous energy.

Chinese Horoscope Rat – Career

Extremely perceptive and wise, Rats can focus on the big picture. That ability along with their good judgment enables Rats to solve problems before they arise. Rats focus on titles because titles translate into status and money; two motivating forces. Rats make excellent bosses. Routine halts their creativity so Rats need flexible positions that allow creativity. Good career choices include: administrator, director, manager, entrepreneur, broadcaster, writer, musician, stand-up comedian, politician, lawyer, researcher, and race car driver.

Chinese Horoscope Rat – Relationships

Rats are very charming and active by nature. They are not good in calling off any relationship they are in, which sometimes create problem for them in moving towards new relationships. Those in relationship with Rats should be able to match with the active nature of the Rats.

Those falling under the Rats can check out the following relationship compatibility with the other Chinese Animal Signs:

  • Rat and Rat

Rat and a Rat make up a prosperous partnership, particularly in cases of business. They are sure to compete with each other!

  • Rat and Tiger

Though a Rat and a Tiger together will face major disputes in life, yet they have some great potential for companionship.

  • Rat and Ox

Though sexually enticing, yet Rat and Ox can fail when it comes to marriage.

  • Rat and Rabbit

Rats consider the Rabbits to be boring while the Rabbits love to go out. If in a relationship, they are bound to irritate each other.

  • Rat and Snake

If they can work on their differences, they have the chance to learn a lot from each other.

  • Rat and Horse

They should not think about a relationship. They are just not compatible.

  • Rat and Dragon

They tend to make up a caring and a solid partnership. They get along really well and most importantly value each other greatly.

  • Rat and Sheep

Trying hard and making some great efforts can make them survive in a relationship.

  • Rat and Rooster

With too many conflicts happening they are just not compatible for any relationship.

  • Rat and Dog

They have that potential in them to turn out to be a fine match with each other.

  • Rat and Monkey

With similar kinds of aim and goals, they make a wonderful match.

  • Rat and Pig

They intensely love each other but at the same time also keep yourself updated with each other’s happenings!

Chinese Horoscope Rat at a Glance

Position In The Chinese HoroscopeChinese Name
Next Reigning Year
Month That Rat Symbolizes
Western Horoscope Counterpart
Rat Lucky Gemstone
Ascendant Hour Of Birth
11pm To 12:59am
Rat Lucky Number
One, Eleven, Twelve
Rat Lucky Color
Black, Red, White
Yang (Male)
Negative Characteristics Of Rat
Cunning, Controlling, Stubborn, Manipulative, Vengeful, Insecur
Positive Characteristics Of Rat
Sharp, Charismatic, Intelligent, Charming, Hardworking, Witty, Eloquent, Adaptable, Caring
Ideal Career For Rat
Writers, Actors, Musicians, Counselors, Lawyers, Politicians, Researchers, Designers, Managers, Administrators, Engineers, Entrepreneurs
Most Compatible Signs For Rat
Rat, Dragon, Monkey, Ox
Most Incompatible Signs For Rat
Sheep, Horse
Famous Rat People
Marlon Brando, Hugh Grant, Gene Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, William Shakespeare, Cameron Diaz, Zubin Mehta, Prince Charles, Daryl Hannah

Chinese Horoscope 2019

Rat Ox Tiger
Rabbit Dragon Snake
Horse Goat Monkey
Rooster Dog Pig

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