1948, 2008: Year of the Earth Rat
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.
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).
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).
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"
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
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
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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