1948, 2008: Year of the Earth Rat

🐭🗿 The Year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology: Calendar dates and Earth Rat Chinese zodiac characteristics
By KarmaWeather - 9 May 2020
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If you were born in 1948 or 2008, the annual pillar of the Earth Rat corresponds to your main Chinese zodiac sign.

Let us remember in preamble that the Chinese lunisolar calendar being based on the lunar cycles, the dates of the Year of the Earth Rat are different from a year of the Gregorian calendar (see below the exact dates of the Earth Rat Years).

In Chinese astrology, your date of birth can be broken down into four pillars of destiny (四柱 命理 学) or Ba-Zi (八字). Each pillar of destiny is associated with an animal and a Chinese element and corresponds to one of the periods of your birth (year, month, day and hour). If you were born at a Rat Hour, a Earth Rat Day or during a Earth Rat Month, each of these periods also corresponds to a pillar of destiny. The four pillars of the Earth Rat share the same imaged destiny, which you can discover further down the page.

Furthermore, if your year of birth is 1948 or 2008 and the Earth Rat is therefore your 1st pillar of destiny (your main Chinese zodiac sign, which is the one corresponding to your personality and your relationship to the world and with others), then all Earth Rat Days and Months, as well as the Chinese Hour of the Rat, are lucky times for you.

Find below the list of the annual and monthly dates of the Earth Rat's Chinese calendar, as well as the hours ruled by the Rat. Then discover the personality and characteristics of the Earth Rat, his lucky talismans (color, number, stone, fragrance), his Chinese birth chart (energy composition) and his love compatibility with the 12 animal signs of Chinese astrology. See also the traditional Chinese method that parents use to choose the birth name of a Earth Rat child, as well as the list of ideal trades supplemented by a list of celebrities born during the Chinese Year of the Earth Rat.

Earth Rat's Chinese calendar

Annual Calendar of the Earth Rat

What is my Chinese zodiac sign if I was born in 1948?

According to Chinese astrology, Lunar New Year 1948 is a Year of the Earth Rat that begins on February 10, 1948 and ends on January 28, 1949. In 1948, the animal that governs the Chinese year is the Rat (Terrestrial Branch) associated with the Yang Earth element (Celestial Trunk). The Feng Shui Year 1948 (from February 4 1948 to February 3, 1949) corresponds to the Kua year n°7.

What is my Chinese zodiac sign if I was born in 2008?

According to the Chinese horoscope, Chinese New Year 2008 is a Year of the Earth Rat that begins on February 7, 2008 and ends on January 25, 2009. In 2008, the Chinese zodiac sign that governs the Lunar year is the Rat (Terrestrial Branch) associated with the Yang Earth element (Celestial Trunk). The Feng Shui Year 2008 (from February 4 2008 to February 3, 2009) corresponds to the Kua year n°1.

🐉 What is my Chinese zodiac sign?


Monthly Calendar of the Earth Rat

Earth Rat Month dates from 1970

If you are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Earth Rat, that is to say that you were born during the Year of the Earth Rat (1948, 2008), then these periods are your lucky months. Furthermore, if you were born during one of these periods, then your 2nd pillar of destiny is the pillar of the Month of the Earth Rat (relationships with family and ancestors).

Chinese Lunar Calendar of the Earth Rat Months

Year Beginning of the Earth Rat Month End of the Earth Rat Month
1970 29/11/1970 27/12/1970
1975 03/12/1975 31/12/1975
1980 07/12/1980 05/01/1981
1985 12/12/1985 09/01/1986
1990 17/12/1990 16/01/1991
1995 22/12/1995 20/01/1996
2000 26/11/2000 26/12/2000
2005 01/12/2005 31/12/2005
2010 06/12/2010 04/01/2011
2015 11/12/2015 10/01/2016
2020 15/12/2020 11/01/2021

🌙 Chinese horoscope of the month


Daily Calendar of the Earth Rat

Earth Rat Days from 1970 to 2043

If you are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Earth Rat, that is to say that you were born during the Year of the Earth Rat (1948, 2008), then these days are your lucky days. Furthermore, if you were born one of the days below, then your 3rd pillar of destiny is the pillar of the Day of the Earth Rat (the second chance in life, active from about 30 years old).

Chinese Lunar Calendar of Earth Rat Days

09/03/197008/05/197007/07/197005/09/197004/11/1970
03/01/197104/03/197103/05/197102/07/197131/08/1971
30/10/197129/12/197127/02/197227/04/197226/06/1972
25/08/197224/10/197223/12/197221/02/197322/04/1973
21/06/197320/08/197319/10/197318/12/197316/02/1974
17/04/197416/06/197415/08/197414/10/197413/12/1974
11/02/197512/04/197511/06/197510/08/197509/10/1975
08/12/197506/02/197606/04/197605/06/197604/08/1976
03/10/197602/12/197631/01/197701/04/197731/05/1977
30/07/197728/09/197727/11/197726/01/197827/03/1978
26/05/197825/07/197823/09/197822/11/197821/01/1979
22/03/197921/05/197920/07/197918/09/197917/11/1979
16/01/198016/03/198015/05/198014/07/198012/09/1980
11/11/198010/01/198111/03/198110/05/198109/07/1981
07/09/198106/11/198105/01/198206/03/198205/05/1982
04/07/198202/09/198201/11/198231/12/198201/03/1983
30/04/198329/06/198328/08/198327/10/198326/12/1983
24/02/198424/04/198423/06/198422/08/198421/10/1984
20/12/198418/02/198519/04/198518/06/198517/08/1985
16/10/198515/12/198513/02/198614/04/198613/06/1986
12/08/198611/10/198610/12/198608/02/198709/04/1987
08/06/198707/08/198706/10/198705/12/198703/02/1988
03/04/198802/06/198801/08/198830/09/198829/11/1988
28/01/198929/03/198928/05/198927/07/198925/09/1989
24/11/198923/01/199024/03/199023/05/199022/07/1990
20/09/199019/11/199018/01/199119/03/199118/05/1991
17/07/199115/09/199114/11/199113/01/199213/03/1992
12/05/199211/07/199209/09/199208/11/199207/01/1993
08/03/199307/05/199306/07/199304/09/199303/11/1993
02/01/199403/03/199402/05/199401/07/199430/08/1994
29/10/199428/12/199426/02/199527/04/199526/06/1995
25/08/199524/10/199523/12/199521/02/199621/04/1996
20/06/199619/08/199618/10/199617/12/199615/02/1997
16/04/199715/06/199714/08/199713/10/199712/12/1997
10/02/199811/04/199810/06/199809/08/199808/10/1998
07/12/199805/02/199906/04/199905/06/199904/08/1999
03/10/199902/12/199931/01/200031/03/200030/05/2000
29/07/200027/09/200026/11/200025/01/200126/03/2001
25/05/200124/07/200122/09/200121/11/200120/01/2002
21/03/200220/05/200219/07/200217/09/200216/11/2002
15/01/200316/03/200315/05/200314/07/200312/09/2003
11/11/200310/01/200410/03/200409/05/200408/07/2004
06/09/200405/11/200404/01/200505/03/200504/05/2005
03/07/200501/09/200531/10/200530/12/200528/02/2006
29/04/200628/06/200627/08/200626/10/200625/12/2006
23/02/200724/04/200723/06/200722/08/200721/10/2007
20/12/200718/02/200818/04/200817/06/200816/08/2008
15/10/200814/12/200812/02/200913/04/200912/06/2009
11/08/200910/10/200909/12/200907/02/201008/04/2010
07/06/201006/08/201005/10/201004/12/201002/02/2011
03/04/201102/06/201101/08/201130/09/201129/11/2011
28/01/201228/03/201227/05/201226/07/201224/09/2012
23/11/201222/01/201323/03/201322/05/201321/07/2013
19/09/201318/11/201317/01/201418/03/201417/05/2014
16/07/201414/09/201413/11/201412/01/201513/03/2015
12/05/201511/07/201509/09/201508/11/201507/01/2016
07/03/201606/05/201605/07/201603/09/201602/11/2016
01/01/201702/03/201701/05/201730/06/201729/08/2017
28/10/201727/12/201725/02/201826/04/201825/06/2018
24/08/201823/10/201822/12/201820/02/201921/04/2019
20/06/201919/08/201918/10/201917/12/201915/02/2020
15/04/202014/06/202013/08/202012/10/202011/12/2020
09/02/202110/04/202109/06/202108/08/202107/10/2021
06/12/202104/02/202205/04/202204/06/202203/08/2022
02/10/202201/12/202230/01/202331/03/202330/05/2023
29/07/202327/09/202326/11/202325/01/202425/03/2024
24/05/202423/07/202421/09/202420/11/202419/01/2025
20/03/202519/05/202518/07/202516/09/202515/11/2025
14/01/202615/03/202614/05/202613/07/202611/09/2026
10/11/202609/01/202710/03/202709/05/202708/07/2027
06/09/202705/11/202704/01/202804/03/202803/05/2028
02/07/202831/08/202830/10/202829/12/202827/02/2029
28/04/202927/06/202926/08/202925/10/202924/12/2029
22/02/203023/04/203022/06/203021/08/203020/10/2030
19/12/203017/02/203118/04/203117/06/203116/08/2031
15/10/203114/12/203112/02/203212/04/203211/06/2032
10/08/203209/10/203208/12/203206/02/203307/04/2033
06/06/203305/08/203304/10/203303/12/203301/02/2034
02/04/203401/06/203431/07/203429/09/203428/11/2034
27/01/203528/03/203527/05/203526/07/203524/09/2035
23/11/203522/01/203622/03/203621/05/203620/07/2036
18/09/203617/11/203616/01/203717/03/203716/05/2037
15/07/203713/09/203712/11/203711/01/203812/03/2038
11/05/203810/07/203808/09/203807/11/203806/01/2039
07/03/203906/05/203905/07/203903/09/203902/11/2039
01/01/204001/03/204030/04/204029/06/204028/08/2040
27/10/204026/12/204024/02/204125/04/204124/06/2041
23/08/204122/10/204121/12/204119/02/204220/04/2042
19/06/204218/08/204217/10/204216/12/204214/02/2043
15/04/204314/06/204313/08/204312/10/204311/12/2043

📅 Chinese horoscope of the day


Hour of the Rat

The Hour of the Rat lasts from 11:00pm to 12:59am (local hour).


Personality and characteristics of the Earth Rat

Qualities of the Earth Rat: Intellectual, funny, good manager
Defects of the Earth Rat: Miserly, narcissistic, ostentatious, hurtful

Imaged destiny of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Earth Rat

Pillar of destiny of the Earth Rat

"The Lightning fire"
Polarity: Yang

🐭🗿 Learn more about the Earth Rat


Earth Rat's talismans and lucky charms

  • Lucky color: Green, red, orange, white

  • Lucky number: 25

  • Protective stone: Heliotrope

  • Essential oil, fragrance: Chamomile

Birth chart, baby names and love compatibility

Chinese astrology chart of the Earth Rat

Intrinsic Chinese elements (birth chart): Water, Earth

Energy balancing elements for the Earth Rat

Corrective Chinese elements: Wood, Fire, Metal

☯ Harmonization of the 5 Chinese elements and Feng Shui


Birth names of the Earth Rat

The ideal first name of a baby of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Earth Rat, boy or girl, must contain symbolically or etymologically one or more of its corrective elements. The first names associated with the Wood, Fire and Metal elements are the most suitable for restoring or strengthening the energy balance of the baby Earth Rat.

👶 List of baby names according to Chinese astrology


Love and lucky wedding match of the Earth Rat

Love compatibility of the Earth Rat, man or woman

Chinese years of birth most compatible with the Chinese zodiac sign of the Earth Rat:
Best love match for a Earth Rat born in 1948: 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952
Best love match for a Earth Rat born in 2008: 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012

💘 Love compatibility of the Rat with the 12 Chinese zodiac signs


Ideal jobs for the Earth Rat

Doctor, professor, civil servant, researcher, philosopher

💼 Jobs Chinese zodiac compatibility


Stars, celebrities and eminent personalities

Famous people born in the Year of the Earth Rat 1948

Art Spiegelman, Jirō Akagawa, Elaine Paige, Paquirri (Francisco Rivera Pérez), Billy Crystal, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Tyler, Al Gore, Nate Archibald, Carol Potter, John Bonham, Paulinho da Costa, Kathy Bates, Ian Paice, Cat Stevens (Steven Demetre Georgiou), Jean Reno, Józef Życiński, Christa McAuliffe, Samuel Hui, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The Great Kabuki (Akihisa Mera), Rosemary Casals, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Blake, Johnny Ramone, Kate Jackson, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Mário Viegas, Hassan Rouhani, Prince Charles, Ozzy Osbourne, Laurent Voulzy, Samuel L. Jackson, Gérard Depardieu, Donna Summers

Famous people born in the Year of the Earth Rat 2008

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