Rat's years of birth

Year of the Fire Rat:
24/01/1936 to 10/02/1937
Year of the Earth Rat:
10/02/1948 to 28/01/1949
Year of the Metal Rat:
28/01/1960 to 14/02/1961
Year of the Water Rat:
15/02/1972 to 02/02/1973
Year of the Wood Rat:
02/02/1984 to 19/02/1985
Year of the Fire Rat:
19/02/1996 to 06/02/1997
Year of the Earth Rat:
07/02/2008 to 25/01/2009
Year of the Metal Rat:
25/01/2020 to 11/02/2021

by Karma Weather
June 24, 2015

🐭 The Rat is one of the most clever and gifted animals out of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.

People born in the Year of the Rat possess a special instinct which always seems to help them turn tricky situations to their best advantage.

People born in the Year of the Rat have strong social skills and simple ways with people. They have a dynamic personality, and they have great ambitions for their life.

Their magnetism arouses curiosity and attracts fascination with the people they meet.

In love, people born in the Year of the Rat are very passionate and committed to their loved ones.  If they feel betrayed or not loved as they feel they deserve, they will let their heart take over their mind and wander in agitation and bad-temper.

Moreover, Rats are gifted with a subtle and penetrating mind. They have an inordinate thirst for wealth, and a relentless desire to climb the social ladder.


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The Rat, the Dragon and the Monkey are part of the first compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Rat, first sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Dragon and the Monkey.

All 12 signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Ox is the secret friend of the Rat.

The Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat is incompatible with the Horse.

Astrology tip: to better understand your Daily Horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the current Chinese New Year, the Rat should monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Horse.


The Western zodiac sign of Sagittarius is the closest to the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat. Indeed, the lunar calendar dates of the Month of the Rat correspond roughly to the solar calendar dates of the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.

🌳 Wood Rat

You’re a Wood Rat if you’re born in 1984. In 2017, you’re 33 years old. Your Lucky Number is 1.*

People born in the Year of the Wood Rat are alert and curious. Their urge to achieve great deeds in life can sometimes put a Wood Rat into hazardous situations.

Opportunistic and pragmatic at the same time, the Wood Rat has remarkable flexibility. Precise, astute, intelligent, but also passionate and anxious, the Wood Rat stands out by his prodigality and his flair for business. The Wood Rat can excel in any artistic field, provided he manages to persevere in his efforts. If faced with a job or a lifestyle that doesn't suit him, the Wood Rat can easily let himself wither altogether.

🔥 Fire Rat

You’re a Fire Rat if you’re born in 1996. In 2017, you’re 21 years old. Your Lucky Number is 12.*

Creative and sociable, people born in the Year of the Fire Rat can only feel at peace and balanced in tangible situations.

The Fire Rat is the most generous of his peers, but also the most unruly. Fiercely independent, he's however deeply devoted and chivalrous towards the persons he loves.

🗿 Earth Rat

You’re an Earth Rat if you’re born in 1948 or 2008. In 2017, you’re 69 years old or 8 years old. Your Lucky Number is 25.*

People born in the Year of the Earth Rat take great care in preserving their tranquility. Earth Rats also need to be reassured by a job remunerative enough to preserve their material comfort in old age.

The Earth Rat is the most greedy and the most conservative of his peers. Highly intelligent, he excels in professions that require analysis and organization. Not as interested in the accumulation of money and riches of all kinds as other Rats, the Earth Rat nevertheless works to maintain cordial relations with those less fortunate than himself. Possessive, even stingy when material assets are involved, the Earth Rat may however, while he gets older, learn to appreciate the benefits of generosity.

🔧 Metal Rat

You’re an Metal Rat if you’re born in 1960 (New Year 2020 will be the next Metal Rat generation to come). In 2017, you’re 57 years old. Your Lucky Number is 37.*

A whole character in everything they do, people born in the Year of the Metal Rat love their freedom more than anything else, and hate being prompted or forced into a situation they dislike or have no interest for.

The Metal Rat is the most jealous and most domineering of his peers. His thirst for recognition and admiration doesn't seem to have any limits. Brilliant and ingenious when it comes to finding solutions to difficult problems, the Metal Rat however finds it very difficult to accept and learn from his failures. As he rarely enjoys any type of solitude, when he happens to be deprived of the unwavering moral support of his family, the Metal Rat becomes prone to depression. Smart and emotional when he's in a good mood, it's also important to note that he's considered to be the most generous of all Rats.

💧 Water Rat

You’re an Water Rat if you’re born in 1972 (New Year 2032 will be the next Water Rat generation to come). In 2017, you’re 45 years old. Your Lucky Number is 49.*

People born in the Year of the Water Rat can tolerate many things provided to get a benefit from their patience and efforts. The more money a Water Rat earns, the better he/she works.

The Water Rat is the most secret, but also the most tender of all Rats. Extremely pragmatic and farsighted, the Water Rat does not engage in a relationship unless he sees some value in it. Very sociable, enjoying a good chat, but also discreet and solitary depending on his mood, the Water Rat isn't the kind of Rat who will seek the spotlight at all costs. Always charming and charismatic, the Water Rat excels as much in negotiation than in revenge, brilliantly combining humor and insight in his relation with others.

* The Lucky number combination may be embedded in your phone number, the number of your home or the license plate of your car, a hotel room, or as the indicative number of a city or country. Lucky numbers mean that the life element the Lucky number contains has a secret potential and can be highly beneficial.
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