The Year of the Rat
Years and Dates for Chinese New Year of the Rat
|1900||January, 31 1900 – February 18, 1901||White Metal Rat Year|
|1912||February, 18 1912 – February 5, 1913||Black Water Rat Year|
|1924||February, 5 1924 – January 23, 1925||Green Wood Rat Year|
|1936||January, 24 1936 – February 10, 1937||Red Fire Rat Year|
|1948||February, 10 1948 – January 28, 1949||Brown Earth Rat Year|
|1960||January, 28 1960 – February 14, 1961||White Metal Rat Year|
|1972||February, 15 1972 – February 2, 1973||Black Water Rat Year|
|1984||February, 2 1984 – February 19, 1985||Green Wood Rat Year|
|1996||February, 19 1996 – February 6, 1997||Red Fire Rat Year|
|2008||February, 7 2008 – January 25, 2009||Brown Earth Rat Year|
|2020||January, 25 2020 – February 11, 2021||White Metal Rat Year|
Not your sign?
The Rat Personality
Rats tend to lead a busy lifestyle running around from one place to the next. From the outside this may look like absolute chaos but every move is actually very well calculated and has been thought out right down to the last detail. While these rats seem to be happy creatures, they are actually quite aggressive on the inside but tend to hide it very well. They have an enormous fear of failure and can be very secretive about it too.
Rats are very quick witted and very resourceful. They can spot an advantage in almost every situation and run with it, whether it is finding an absolute bargain or fishing out a very juicy piece of gossip from someone. Be careful though, they often have ulterior motives!
Once in love, the rat will show a side that is rarely seen by others. They are some of the most generous, romantic and sentimental people around, but only if you’re at the centre of their attentions! They are very sensual and will do almost anything to please their partner. They are naturally faithful and rarely ever stray once a relationship has been established. They’d love nothing more than to make wild, passionate love to their mate in a secret and mysterious place!
Rats think about everything so much that when they have an off day, they just love to relax by spend their time socialising and talking about light-hearted topics and taking in all the small pleasures of life. If you live with a rat, you’ll find that these moments often become the most cherished ones!
Balance - Yang
Element - Water
Compatibility with the Rat
|Perfect Partners:||Ox, Dragon, Monkey|
|Nearly Perfect Partners:||Rabbit, Snake, Dog, Pig|
|Needs Effort:||Rat, Tiger|
|Learn From Your Differences:||Goat, Rooster|
|Not Your Destiny:||Horse|
Famous People born in the Year of the Rat
- Richard Nixon -president
- Prince Charles -royalty
- Claude Monet -artist
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -composer
- William Shakespeare -playwright