1948 , 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 Chinese Zodiac (Rat)

The Year Of The Rat

The Year of the Rat is auspicious for all new beginnings. It is a time to turn over a new leaf and take a fresh look at the world.

Spirits rise in Rat years and market economies begin to show an upward turn. Discoveries and inventions are especially prevalent, with opportunities abound.

Sign Data:

  • Years of the Rat: 1912 – 1924 – 1936 – 1948 – 1960 – 1972 – 1984 – 1996 – 2008 – 2020
  • Rank – 1st in order
  • Symbol of – Charm
  • Chinese Name – SHU
  • Ruling Hour – 11pm-12.59am
  • Color- Blue

Is Year of the Rat lucky in 2022? Find out in the Rat horoscope 2022

How the Rat Relates to Other zodiac Sign

Chinese Zodiac SignRelation with the Rat
🐭 Rat Very compatible. As these two are similar they understand each other and support each other.
🐮 Ox The Ox is just what the Rat needs for balance and harmony.
🐯 Tiger These two are better in business. Emotional relationships can be stormy.
🐰 Rabbit is relationship is short on passion and long on unspoken secrets. Things need to be brought into the open.
🐲 DragonLots of passion and surprises and the likelihood of burnout at some point unless there is a shared commitment to steady things.
🐍 Snake This is not an auspicious union. The Snake eats Rats.
🐴 Horse Strictly physical.
🐐 Goat These two could live in the same house for 20 years without ever saying more than 2 words to each other and be perfectly happy.
🐵 Monkey The lively and intelligent monkey with the fast thinking and quick witted rat is a relationship full of zest, sparkle and zaniness which is likely to endure.
🐔 Rooster Individuality is the key. Each needs to be fully established and confident individuals before they can respect the other.
🐶 Dog Family commitments and other shared interests keep this relationship steady and harmonious.
🐷 PigThe Pig is the last sign of the Zodiac and the Rat is the first. This means that there will be lots of changes and stress in this relationship. These two need to be very flexible and forgiving.

The Rat and the Five Element Theory

1972 Chinese Zodiac – Water Rat

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Water Rats are born between Feb. 18, 1912, and Feb. 5, 1913, and also between February 15, 1972, and February 2, 1973.

chinese zodiac 1972

Water Rat natives are extremely influential. They are intelligent and intuitive – qualities that make them excel in solving problems, according to the Chinese horoscope.

Practical and understanding, the Water Rats interact well and are liked by others.


They have feelings with emotional depth, which allows them to understand the feelings of those around them.

Due to these empathic qualities, they know when to intervene in a discussion, what to say and how to make people share their opinions.

Usually, they are in the middle of a group of friends, buddies, or acquaintances. If you need help in any domain, they will know to direct you towards the right person.

In a relationship, these natives are very diplomatic, they know how to control their partners, but leaving them the impression they are actually in control.

One of the most appreciated qualities of the natives is their impartiality. Therefore, they are great mediators in a conflict between friends.

They will certainly not take any sides, regardless of their sympathies and preferences, but they will be on the side of the person who is right. That is because they really manage to be impartial.

The Water element will induce a significant development of their capacities/skills to communicate and promote their own ideal by influencing the opinions of others.

But, the tendency to constantly follow their own plans of ascension or accumulation will make them excessively use other people’s ideas in order to fulfill their own plans/activities or to transform their own opinions.

These elements will increase to some extent the popularity of Rats, but they will also make them more inclined towards constancy and conservatism, and less towards new things.

Perseverance is the main influence of the Water element. Like the “Chinese drop”, they will always go in the direction dictated by their own interests.

Having the water capacity to “infiltrate”, they will constantly know when and how to approach the person or the situation they desire, without leaving the impression that they said or did something in this regard, having the capacity to influence people or situations, leading them in the impasse of not being able to do anything without the presence of the respective Rat.

The negative influence of the element is based on the possibility that the Rats could be inconstant and passive, counting too much on the support of others and on the course of events, which will make them unprepared for the future (their typical spirit of perception doesn’t function).

Celebrities born in 1972

  • Eminem
  • the actor Dwayne Johnson
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Bllie Joe Armstrong

2008 Chinese Zodiac – Earth Rat

People born between 1948 (Feb. 10, 1948 – Jan. 28, 1949) or 2008 (Feb. 06, 2008 – Jan. 25, 2009) are under the influence of the Earth Rat.

Characteristics :

The Earth Rat is someone on whose word you can always count. The natives are not very talkative, they only make affirmations they are certain about.

chinese zodiac 1948, 2008

They follow the same policy in life: they never plunge into risky enterprises, but they would rather prefer to evolve quietly, step by step, heading for success over a long period of time.

Professionally, this type is the opposite of the Fire Rat. If they change their profession many times, these natives will look for stable and certain jobs.
The natives feel the best at home, surrounded by family.

The Earth Rat natives will make great use of their leadership skills taking care of the house, organizing the other members of their families or even setting the base of a family business which they will also get to run.

If you live next to an Earth Rat, we recommend you to be patient. You need to understand that they have their own rhythm, which they will never quit because they are convinced that’s the only way to do things that last and really matter.

As a major balancing element for the Rat natives, the Earth will significantly influence their practical and functional aspirations. They will become more inclined towards stable careers, with no possibility to be affected in the future, their capacity to accumulate and to create a fertile environment for it having all the chances to become final.

The impression they create to those around them of slow action is only apparently induced by a very active study, and everything the Rat natives will accomplish under the influence of this element will have the mark of rationality. Therefore, although they move slowly, they have good and durable results.

The Earth Rat will be more inclined than the rest of this zodiac sign natives to be strictly in control, with no possibility to change the course of events or of the people involved.

The lack of imagination combined with the exaggerated conservatism can determine the natives to eliminate any risk in everything they undertake and also the people with a certain level of risk, regardless of their “value”.

Needless to say, loss in productivity and useful people/feelings will occur in terms of future activity. Being responsible, they will be inclined to manage everything based on their attributions, with no right of refusal.

Celebrities born in 1948 or 2008

  • The French actor Jean Reno;
  • The French musician Jean Michel Jarre;
  • Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne;
  • The American singer Ozzy Osborne, former lead singer of the rock band, Black Sabbath;
  • The French actor Gerard Depardieu;
  • The American singer Steven Tyler, the vocalist of Aerosmith;
  • The American actor and movie director Charlie Chaplin;
  • The German dictator Adolf Hitler;
  • The German philosopher Martin Heidegger;

1996 Chinese Zodiac – Fire Rat

People born between Feb.19, 1996 – Feb. 06, 1997 are under the influence of the Fire Rat.

The Characteristics

The Fire Rat is constantly burning. Always involved in one or more projects, in constant motion, the native has a lot of energy, which gets consumed with no restraints.

Out of the five possible elements of the Chinese zodiac Rat, this is the least fit to be a leader, because they often follow the impulse of the moment, forgetting to pay attention to the overall picture.

The Fire Rat natives are good to lead a combat mission or a difficult task, to finish a project as fast as possible, but they are not going to fit well as a director in a company with many contracts and different business partners, which require negotiations.

Preferring change, he will travel a lot and will change their home many times during their lives. The same applied in terms of career.

chinese zodiac 1996

In a relationship, the native is affectionate and caring with the loved ones, but they need to be active in order to keep up with such a restless spirit in the long run. The Fire Rat natives enjoy being spontaneous.

According to the Chinese horoscope, they are happy to travel, they enjoy new tasks, and they accept almost any project or adventure just so they can avoid routine and monotony. They are full of verve, spiritual and generous, qualities that make them pleasant to others.

As an element of movement and energy consumption, the Fire transforms the balanced Rat into a manifestation of extremes. These natives represent the type that easily oscillates between having the extreme capacity of being a real leader that ensures the welfare of everyone around and, implicitly, his/her own, and having the capacity to destroy, always ready to incriminate others for his own mistakes.

The advantage of these natives is an obvious balance that will protect them against many of their own mistakes or the mistakes they might induce to others.

Their excess of energy will make them love adventure and innovations as far as they are able to accept the parameters they create. They have the ability to explore new domains of activity and, balanced by their strong self-preservation sense and by their intuition regarding the course of events, they are the ones who will finalize any action quite easily.

Emotionally, more active and dedicated than other rats, they will suffer major failures, their energy being easily orientated (the consequence of failure) in negative and selfish directions, in which their reactions can turn as cynical and irrational as possible.

Additionally, because they are prone to extremes, they can become very destructive and they can cause great catastrophes and disappointments by inadequately focusing their own energies or of those involved.

Celebrities born in 1996

  • The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi;
  • The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa;
  • The writer, playwright, and former president of Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel;
  • The German writer Hermann Hesse;
  • The Hungarian poet Endre Ady;
  • Sepp Blatter, the president of the International Football Federation (FIFA);
  • Yves Saint-Laurent, French-Algerian fashion designer;

1984 Chinese Zodiac – Wood Rat

People born between February 2nd, 1984 and February 19th, 1985 are under the influence of the Wood Rat.

chinese zodiac sign 1984

Far from being as self-confident as they like to appear, the Wood Rat natives will not let this vulnerability slip. They are successful despite the fact that they are afraid of failure. These natives enjoy spending time with their family and friends and, luckily for them, the feelings of love and respect are mutual.

The Characteristics of Wood Rat:

He is the most silent of the five elements, at least in public. In turn, with the close people, they forget about shyness and they prove to be great protectors, able to offer reliable help, always available in any difficult situation. Therefore, you end up loving them once you get to know them better, something not quite easy, due to the distance they like to keep.

They like simple things and they always try to go straight to the point. They view any complicated ways as unsure and they will never resort to sophisticated arrangements.

In most cases, they are doing well financially. They have a natural talent to make money, but also to maintain or to invest them to earn even more money.

Gifted with a quick and lively mind, and having a constant desire to know, this native will make a lot of effort to do any work/task which seems useful for the future.

The natives are able to quickly accumulate everything that seems necessary in order to understand and maintain the functioning of the system, ultimately making it “work for them”. Being very strict with their priorities, they will almost always be competent.

Extremely friendly and sociable, communicative and full of humor, the Wood Rat is the type of person who will never have issues with their circle of friends (the relative fear of loneliness is definitely eliminated by the Wood element for this type of Rat).

The only problem of the Wood Rat natives is their selfishness, which they are able to easily overcome when they need those around them.

The people living next to a Wood Rat native must make sure to offer them surety in love because they are sometimes frightened they will lose what they have.

The main influence of the Wood element is manifesting in the great capacity to adapt to environmental factors.

They will always know what position they should adopt in every sphere of life for continuous and innovative development of their own activities (or of others in the environment where the intrusion of the native will be desired).

For others, he will always find support and money anywhere and anytime they are in need because people always trust the capacity of the Rat to make money (or work).

Celebrities born in 1984

– Prince Harry of Wales, the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana;
– The Canadian singer Avril Lavigne;
– The American basketball player LeBron James;
– The Spanish football player Fernando Torres;
– The American actor Marlon Brando;
– Jimmy Carter, the president of the United States of America;
– King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia;
– The American singer Mandy Moore;
– The Spanish football player Andres Iniesta;

1960, 2020 Chinese Zodiac – Metal Rat

People born between January 28th, 1960 and February 14th, 1961 are under the influence of the Metal Rat.


These are people who live their emotions intensely. The Metal Rat natives can now feel anger and envy. Sometimes, they get to be extremely stubborn and possessive.

Their work is done with great responsibility, and their collaborators can be sure they can count on them.

The leadership position is perfect for the Rat because it combines two essential qualities for a leader: courage and rightness.

1960 - Metal Rat

In fact, it can be said that these natives are better at directing others than controlling themselves.
The Rat maintains the basic characteristics of its sign, being a good boss, but also a good colleague or business partner.

The natives of this zodiac sign are extremely preoccupied with their own image, so they will always focus on leaving a good impression. They are tasteful dressers, they decorate their home as luxurious as possible, and, in most cases, they are skilled in hiding their feelings. This is why, they will seem to be calm and in control, but most of the time, deep down inside, there is a real volcano.

In love, they rather play than really get involved in a relationship, but this happens only until they set their heart on someone. Then, they forget the taste of adventures and they dedicate themselves to that person.

For those involved in a relationship with a Metal Rat native, the best advice is to give them as much space to act on their own and to encourage them to fight for their own dreams.

Although he loves money, if something is high-quality, they will not care about saving money or about how much they spend. With the other Rat categories, they are not as romantic, but at the same time, they can be moralist and sensual.

The Metal Rat should take great care of the areas of the body which are prone to illnesses: liver, thighs, sciatic nerve.

Because he is, par excellence, an adventurer with a passion for outdoors and activities that involve a lot of movement, they don’t feel good in any environment or place, this is why it is good to take into account the predispositions of the sign when they choose a workplace, an apartment, an entertainment space or any other space where they spend a few hours a day.

If they don’t have access to places as close to nature as possible, to large spaces, with natural light, to places with religious and spiritual energy, they will not be able to find their calm and they won’t be as productive as expected.

They are quite inefficient in closed spaces, without windows or doors that are always open, with not even a plant or a corner of nature around.

The influence of Metal is one of the most auspicious. Because this is a sign that is orientated towards performance and progress, proficient in transforming things through initiative and innovation, he needs the rigidness and firmness in speech and behavior rendered by Metal, the natives thus becoming able to constantly follow their goals with intensity and with no hesitation.

Additionally, the capacity for prolonged effort will occur, with no great repercussions, instilled by the Metal element.

Apparently, the inflexibility and the coldness occur as an elitist character of the natives, but, in fact, they appear so in order to actively control all the elements of their relationships and actions.

Celebrities born in 1960

– The Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna;
– Bono, the Irish lead vocalist of the rock band U2;
– The Spanish actor Antonio Banderas;
– The British soprano singer Sarah Brightman;
– The Belgian actor Jean Claude Van Damme;
– The Argentinian football player Diego Armando Maradona;
– The French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery;
– The Iranian political and religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini;
– The American writer, Margaret Mitchell, author of the novel “Gone with the Wind”.