Year of the Rat: Personality, Horoscope for 2023

🐭 Year of the Rat: Men and women born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat
By KarmaWeather - 29 June 2022
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The Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat's Chinese horoscope and meaning: exact birth dates and elements, characteristics and personality traits, love compatibility and zodiac lucky stones

In brief: The Rat is one of the most clever and gifted animals out of the 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope. The Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat, pleasant and seductive, possesses extraordinary abilities that allow him to emerge victorious from the most delicate situations. The Rat is also one of the most charming and sociable Chinese zodiac signs. He loves to party until dawn with his many friends.

Very comfortable in society, it is difficult to resist his sense of humor, as he manages to deal with salacious subjects with a surprising subtlety.

📅 2022 and 2023 Chinese zodiac predictions for the Year of the Rat:

Year of the Rat: Personality horoscope

Knowing perfectly how to make his interlocutors feel comfortable, the Rat nevertheless abstains from establishing a balance of power within the limited framework of a discussion. He is indeed sufficiently sophisticated and cunning to almost never need to resort to primitive forms of communication, such as intimidation or violence.

The Rat has a very dynamic and positive personality, which helps him set ambitious life goals for himself. Moreover, his meticulous and persevering nature allows him to successfully complete long-term projects.

His undeniable magnetism and intelligence arouse the curiosity and fascination of both his friends and his enemies, who fear him with reason. The Rat having the defects of his qualities, he will not hesitate to use the most obscure subterfuges to obtain what he seeks, for the pleasure of the game, to earn money easily or to take revenge on someone who would have had the presumption to steal him.

Indeed, of a subtle and penetrating nature but also opportunistic and greedy, the thirst for wealth of the Rat seems disproportionate and his will to climb the social ladder insatiable. He might well and wrongly be suspected to be venal. However, money is in fact for him the only guarantee of security that can appease his existential anxieties.

In a romantic relationship, the person born during the Chinese Year of the Rat is very passionate and involved in his couple and marriage. However, when he feels betrayed or neglected emotionally, he can easily let his heart dominate him. After a break-up, like a soul in pain, he wanders in constant agitation, between the warmth and the coldness of his lost hopes. Fortunately, he usually quickly gets back to his senses, because he can't stand to stay alone for too long. Individualistic when it comes to his own interests and his wallet, he doesn't have a particular liking for loneliness and is fully aware of what a warm and loving home can bring as benefits.

🐭 Which kind of Rat are you?

Positive and negative personality traits of Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Rats

Year of the Rat: The 5 types of Rats in Chinese astrology
Rat Type Birth Year Characteristics (Man & Woman)
🌳 Wood Rat 1924, 1984 Agile, bewitching, tenacious, profiteer, intolerant, anxious, contradictory
🔥 Fire Rat 1936, 1996 Seductive, energetic, party animal, overambitious, double-minded, individualistic, whimsical
🗿 Earth Rat 1948, 2008 Intellectual, funny, good administrator, oversensitive, dishonest, immoral, gamer
🛠 Metal Rat 1960, 2020 Meticulous, logical, visionary, stingy, narcissistic, ostentatious, gossip peddler
💧 Water Rat 1972 Sociable, sincere, accommodating, mocking, greedy, insensitive, snobbish

Also read the Rat's combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Year of the Rat's birth dates

🐭 Rat calendar years

Years and elements of birth for the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat

Year of the Rat: Birth Date Ranges
Birth Year Date range Chinese Year
1924 05/02/1924 - 24/01/1925 Yang Wood Rat Year
1936 24/01/1936 - 10/02/1937 Yang Fire Rat Year
1948 10/02/1948 - 28/01/1949 Yang Earth Rat Year
1960 28/01/1960 - 14/02/1961 Yang Metal Rat Year
1972 15/02/1972 - 02/02/1973 Yang Water Rat Year
1984 02/02/1984 - 19/02/1985 Yang Wood Rat Year
1996 19/02/1996 - 06/02/1997 Yang Fire Rat Year
2008 07/02/2008 - 25/01/2009 Yang Earth Rat Year
2020 25/01/2020 - 11/02/2021 Yang Metal Rat Year

Chinese zodiac Rat's best jobs and careers

Businessman, entrepreneur, PR consultant, politician, writer, actor, artist, athlete

Year of the Rat: Fortune

Lucky Colors of the Rat

Red, black

Lucky Numbers of the Rat

1, 5, 9

Rat (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Rat

Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Scarlett Johansson, Antonio Banderas, Zinedine Zidane, Camille Claudel, Claude Monet, Benigno Aquino III, George H. W. Bush, Charles Prince of Wales, Prince Harry of Wales, Pope Francis (Franciscus), Richard Nixon, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Omarion, Lil Peep (Gustav Åhr), RiceGum, Tom Holland, Carter Reynolds, FaZe Rug, Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, Benjamin Pavard, Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III), Anya Taylor-Joy

Year of the Rat: Love compatibility

The Rat's Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

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 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Ox (Buffalo) is the secret friend of the Rat. However, also note that the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat is incompatible with the Horse.

💖 Rat compatibility horoscope

Today's Chinese Horoscope for the Rat

KarmaWeather's Free Daily Rat Horoscope offers unique and accurate predictions for the 1st Chinese zodiac sign. To better understand his Chinese daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the consulted period of the current Chinese year, the Rat must monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Horse (in particular, avoid any trip, operation or signature of contract). On the other hand, the days of the Rat, the Dragon, the Monkey and the Ox are lucky days for the Rat.

Year of the Rat: Birthstones

Rat Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Amazonite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite, Black Noble Opal, Black Tourmaline, Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony, Ceylon Sapphire, Hawk's Eye, Purple Fluorite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Rainbow Obsidian, Rainbow Fluorite, Tiger Iron, Turquoise



Rat's 2023 Chinese horoscope

Rat 2023 Horoscope
Year of the Rat's 2023 Horoscope
Feng Shui Colors 2023 for the Rat: Snow white, Prussian blue

Chinese horoscope of the Rat during the Year of the Rabbit 2023, in love, work, career, health, luck, studies and travels

The Chinese New Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 foresees a mixed period for the Rat, punctuated by complex situations, not always easy to manage on a daily basis. However, no change or dramatic upheaval is to be expected for the Rats who live in the countryside, in the comfort of a rural life far from the population centers of the big cities. Fortunately for the City Rats, the Water Yin element of the year 2023 will subtly activate their communicative force. Their oratorical talent will be a tool as precious as it is essential for the City Rat who wishes to validate his ideas and establish his place in society in the long term.

Rat Lucky Colors 2023: Download Mobile WallpaperAccording to the Rat's 2023 horoscope for work and money, the Chinese year will not lack opportunities for him to be listened to and heard, provided he takes the trouble prepare and calibrate their comments upstream. No need to try to unlock inextricable situations (because there will be some). The good deeds and decisions taken in 2023 will provide the Rat with the conditions favorable to his full development the following year, which should therefore be a much more constructive and joyful period. In the meantime, a little mistrust won't hurt him, because rivalries can play tricks on him if he doesn't watch where he puts his feet. Fortunately for him, favorable support will come from new altruistic colleagues, who to his great surprise will take care to protect his interests when he no longer has the strength to fight. When it comes to finances, the Year of the Rabbit 2023 invites the Rat to be thrifty throughout the Chinese year. Borrowing must be strictly supervised and nothing must be left to chance. It is advisable to choose with great care the most opportune moment for the accomplishment of a purchase or a major investment.

Regarding the 2023 love horoscope for the Rat, if everything should happen without much turmoil in the intimate and private sphere, it may be different within the close family. Any occasion for argument must be avoided at all costs. In the event of a breakdown in dialogue or even a risk of separation, it is better to be assisted by someone whose neutrality towards the couple is indisputable.


🧧 Also read the free and complete 2023 Chinese horoscope


Talismans and lucky charms 2023 of the Rat

The luck of the Rat in 2023
Rating of the year ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Resolution of the year Find a warm shelter
Luckiest months April 2023 (Month of the Dragon), May 2023 (Month of the Snake), August 2023 (Month of the Monkey), November 2023 (Month of the Pig), December 2023 (Month of the Rat), January 2024 (Month of the Ox)
Least lucky period June 2023 (Month of the Horse)
Color 2023 Snow white, Prussian blue
Protective Stone 2023 Aquamarine
Correction element 2023 Metal, Water
Chakra 2023 Throat chakra
Tarot card 2023 Temperance
Rune 2023 Isa
Foods and Oils 2023 Turnip, hydrangea

Rat Monthly Horoscope 2023

  • Rat January 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 12th lunar month (Month of the Water Ox): from December 23, 2022 to January 21, 2023

    According to the Rat January 2023 horoscope, happy family reunions shall occur. New ideas and discreet elaboration of future projects. Honest conversations but not necessarily pleasant for the Rat. Deep thoughts. Legal or material concern to settle.

  • Rat February 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 1st lunar month (Month of the Wood Tiger): from January 22 to February 19, 2023

    According to the February 2023 horoscope, the Rat may be tempted by voluntary isolation and get into situations of misunderstanding and superficiality. Stay focused on your goals and focus on your inner strength. Learn to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

  • Rat March 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 2nd lunar month (Double Month of the Wood Rabbit): from February 20 to April 19, 2023

    According to the March 2023 horoscope, the Rat realizes that words can sometimes overflow thought. Rivalries. More strength and motivation in creation and in the apprehension of novelty. Watch your finances.

  • Rat April 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 3rd lunar month (Month of the Fire Dragon): from April 20 to May 18, 2023

    According to the April 2023 horoscope, the Rat enjoys a better outlook than previous months. Business is slowly picking up. Creativity and productivity are key. Avoiding repeating the same mistakes can be very useful, especially when it comes to dating or associations. Good comforting news.

  • Rat May 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 4th lunar month (Month of the Serpent of Fire): from May 19 to June 17, 2023

    According to the May 2023 horoscope, the Rat's daily business works out fine, but beware of unnecessary waste. No empty promises. Caution is in order. Take a beauty treatment (thalassotherapy) before the summer holidays. A little patience is still needed.

  • Rat June 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 5th lunar month (Month of the Earth Horse): from June 18 to July 17, 2023

    According to the June 2023 horoscope, the Rat finds out that things don't always go the way he wants. Flee confrontations and be patient in love. Above all, do not go into debt during a Month of the Horse. Wait for the right moment to choose your vacation destination. Better days in the near horizon will soon fill you with happiness.

  • Rat July 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 6th lunar month (Month of the Earth Goat): from July 18 to August 15, 2023

    According to the July 2023 horoscope, the Rat should expect to manage some inconvenience. Be careful during unplanned trips. Clear up any misunderstandings in the affective circle. Save your strength. Some good news in the making.

  • Rat August 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 7th lunar month (Month of the Metal Monkey): August 16 to September 14, 2023

    According to the August 2023 horoscope, the Rat can expect small pleasant news. Financial situation stabilized. Refrain from any form of confrontational communication. The Monkey supports you.

  • Rat September 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 8th lunar month (Month of the Metal Rooster): September 15 to October 14, 2023

    According to the September 2023 horoscope, the Rat benefits from the same pace as the previous month. Correct period without being extraordinary. Take advantage of the Month of the Rooster 2023 to organize a small reunion party with friends. New collaborations or investments are likely to generate additional revenue. Watch out for accidents around your workplace. Stay flexible in all circumstances.

  • Rat October 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 9th lunar month (Month of the Water Dog): from October 15 to November 12, 2023

    According to the October 2023 horoscope, the Rat finds out it is better to wait a while before committing himself seriously to a new romantic relationship. Use your intelligence to facilitate solutions to problems. Keep up to date with news. You may have an important role to play in the family. Financially, everything is fine.

  • Rat November 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 10th lunar month (Month of the Water Pig): from November 13 to December 12, 2023

    According to the November 2023 horoscope, the Rat enjoys a peaceful period in the Month of the Water Pig 2023, during which romantic encounters are favorable. The Rat is lucid and positive during this holiday season, which attracts the sympathy of those around him. Earnings and returns on investment are possible.

  • Rat December 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 11th lunar month (Month of the Wood Rat): from December 13, 2023 to January 10, 2024

    According to the December 2023 horoscope, the Rat is offered new perspectives during the Month of the Wood Rat. Whether openings on the professional world or on the sentimental level, a renewed energy conducive to personal development is to be considered. Only a small problem may appear, which must then be solved fairly quickly to avoid unpleasant surprises later. Run away from the bustle and do not tire yourself for nothing.

  • Rat January 2024

    Gregorian dates of the 12th lunar month (Month of the Wood Ox): from January 11 to February 9, 2024

    According to the January 2024 horoscope, the Rat's family life gains in serenity. Favorable period for a constructive dialogue within the couple. Keep away from stress at work. Do not take on more responsibility than you can take on. Highlight your qualities. You struggle hard to maintain your stability. Be optimistic, you will get there eventually.



Chinese Horoscope for Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Rats

Below, in accordance with the Chinese horoscope, you will find a detailed description of the personality and specificities of the 5 existing types of Rat, which associate the terrestrial branch of the Rat with the 5 Yang celestial trunks of WuXing and Feng Shui (Yang Wood, Yang Fire, Yang Earth, Yang Metal, Yang Water). Indeed, the Rat being a Chinese astrological sign with Yang polarity, the elements of Nature to which he can be connected are always in their Yang form. Likewise, for each Rat associated with his celestial trunk (Wood Rat, Fire Rat, Earth Rat, Metal Rat, Water Rat), discover the pillar of destiny he is associated with and its meaning, in relation to its imaged destiny.

🌳 Wood Rat

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Rat if you’re born in 1924 or 1984. In 2022, you’re 98 or 38 years old. Your lucky number is 1.

Personality: 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 shows 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.

Year of the Wood Rat's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Wood Rat's balancing stone and essential oil

Wood Rat's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The gold at the bottom of the ocean" (Yang)
Meaning of the Wood Rat's birth pillar: Inhibition of creative momentum, difficulty getting out of one's own comfort zone, need of a sustained effort to succeed.

🐭🌳 Learn more about the Year of the Wood Rat


🔥 Fire Rat

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Rat if you’re born in 1936 or 1996. In 2022, you’re 86 or 26 years old. Your lucky number is 12.

Personality: 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.

Year of the Fire Rat's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Fire Rat's balancing stone and essential oil

Fire Rat's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Water that penetrates and fertilizes" (Yang)
Meaning of the Fire Rat's birth pillar: Anticipation of actions, transmission of knowledge, enthusiasm overflowing with intentions to the disadvantage of achievements (indecisiveness).

🐭🔥 Learn more about the Year of the Fire Rat


🗿 Earth Rat

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Rat if you’re born in 1948 or 2008. In 2022, you’re 74 years old or 14 years old. Your lucky number is 25.

Personality: 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.

Year of the Earth Rat's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Earth Rat's balancing stone and essential oil

Earth Rat's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The fire of lightning" (Yang)
Meaning of the Earth Rat's birth pillar: Strong and combative personality, fertile imagination, gift for organization and management, subject to greed and self-satisfaction.

🐭🗿 Learn more about the Year of the Earth Rat


🛠 Metal Rat

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Rat if you’re born in 1960 or 2020. In 2022, you’re 62 years old or 2 years old. Your lucky number is 37.

Personality: 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.

Year of the Metal Rat's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Metal Rat's balancing stone and essential oil

Metal Rat's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The earth of the wall" (Yang)
Meaning of the Metal Rat's birth pillar: Optimism, entrepreneurship, ability to build over time, tendency to make moral judgments (intransigence).

🐭🛠 Learn more about the Year of the Metal Rat


💧 Water Rat

Characteristics: You’re a Water Rat if you’re born in 1972 (New Year 2032 will be the next Water Rat generation to come). In 2022, you’re 50 years old. Your lucky number is 49.

Personality: The people born in the Year of the Water Rat can tolerate many things 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 as in revenge, brilliantly combining humor and insight in his relation with others.

Year of the Water Rat's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Water Rat's balancing stone and essential oil

Water Rat's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The mulberry wood" (Yang)
Meaning of the Water Rat's birth pillar: Independence of mind and autonomy, favorable to intellectual and craft trades, risk of social isolation, sterile struggle between intuition and rationalism.

🐭💧 Learn more about the Year of the Water Rat


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