Sunday Jul 21, 2024
Jia Chen Year, Xin Wei Month, Bing Xu Day

Year of the Rat

鼠 (Shǔ)
year of the rat

Rat is a cheerful, sociable and humorous sign with a special sensitivity and a keen observation. People of Rat sign are conceited yet mostly versatile and refrained in expressing feelings. They practice thrift and are less liberal of their money. Rat people usually meet dangers calmly and have a superior ability to defeat opponents. However, they can misjudge due to temptation and fall into someone else's trap; as long as they are not greedy, life can be promising for them. Weaknesses: a little timid, suspicious and conservative, shortsighted and less insightful on some issues.

  • 鼠 (Shǔ)
  • Zi (子)
  • Yang
  • Water (Shui)
  • Avalokiteshvara, The Buddha of Compassion
  • Southeast
  • West
  • East

Things that will bring rat luck:

  • 2, 3
  • Blue, Golden, Green
  • Southeast, Northeast
  • Lily, African violet, Lily of the valley
  • Garnet

Things that rat should avoid:

  • 5, 9
  • Yellow, Brown
  • West

Rat Years

Year When Stem-Branch Element Yin Yang
1924 Feb.5, 1924 – Jan.23, 1925 Jia Zi Wood Yang
1936 Jan.24, 1936 – Feb.10, 1937 Bing Zi Fire Yang
1948 Feb.10, 1948 – Jan.28, 1949 Wu Zi Earth Yang
1960 Jan.28, 1960 – Feb.14, 1961 Geng Zi Metal Yang
1972 Feb.15, 1972 – Feb.2, 1973 Ren Zi Water Yang
1984 Feb.2, 1984 – Feb.19, 1985 Jia Zi Wood Yang
1996 Feb.19, 1996 – Feb.6, 1997 Bing Zi Fire Yang
2008 Feb.7, 2008 – Jan.25, 2009 Wu Zi Earth Yang
2020 Jan.25, 2020 – Feb.11, 2021 Geng Zi Metal Yang

Rat Love Compatibility

Love relationship tends to be less satisfactory for people of Rat sign. Despite the good luck with the opposite sex which brings them many friends of the opposite sex, Rats often take an indulgent and negative attitude in love and tell tales. They are so jealous that they may do something bad because of jealousy and ruin their own reputation. Hence, the Rat sign is suggested to control themselves in love relationship.
  • Ox, Dragon, Rabbit
  • Horse, Rooster

Rat in 2024

The year 2024 will be a year of opportunities and challenges for people born under the zodiac animal sign of the Rat, so they should pay attention to their health. In terms of career, the Rat's work ability will be significantly improved, and difficulties encountered at work will be solved. They will face many opportunities, especially the opportunities in cooperation with their partners and teams. This will be a time and chance for them to show their abilities and talents, but they should also pay attention to the skills of working with others and communication skills. Financially, the Rats may encounter some ups and downs and changes, so they need to keep rational and calm, and be flexible in responding to changes. They will also be very lucky in love and relationship. The Rats who have partners need to stay away from the opposite sex during this period, so as not to be affected by the affairs.