Sunday Oct 01, 2023
Gui Mao Year, Xin You Month, Ren Chen 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 2023


The Rats will have a good career opportunity in 2023, which will be favorable to project cooperation, good for official projects, and favorable to collaboration with leaders and superiors, but it will involve a certain amount of hard work and toil.


The Rats will have a good popularity with the opposite sex in 2023. They will be easy to meet the opposite sex who are pragmatic and tolerant. They will be mutually attracted to each other and suitable for starting a relationship.


In 2023, the Rats must put health on top priority, and study or work must be the second priority. They should also keep a good mood on weekdays, never be bothered by illnesses or troubles so as to avoid aggravating the illness.


The Rats will have certain opportunities in obtaining wealth, and they will gain benefits from project cooperation. Certainly, there will be much labor in seeking wealth, and they will have to be subject to certain constraints.