Rat (zodiac)

The Rat () is the first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rat is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Years and the Five Elements

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Rat", while bearing the following elemental sign:[1][2] The following is a chart of the dates of the Gregorian calendar.

Start dateEnd dateHeavenly branch
31 January 190018 February 1901Metal Rat
18 February 19125 February 1913Water Rat
5 February 192423 January 1925Wood Rat
24 January 193610 February 1937Fire Rat
10 February 194828 January 1949Earth Rat
28 January 196014 February 1961Metal Rat
15 February 19722 February 1973Water Rat
2 February 198419 February 1985Wood Rat
19 February 19966 February 1997Fire Rat
7 February 200825 January 2009Earth Rat
25 January 202011 February 2021Metal Rat
11 February 203230 January 2033Water Rat
30 January 204416 February 2045Wood Rat
15 February 20563 February 2057Fire Rat
3 February 206822 January 2069Earth Rat
22 January 20808 February 2081Metal Rat
7 February 209226 January 2093Water Rat


Sign Best Match/ Balance (1st Trine Group) Match No Match/ Rival-Enemy-Obstacle (Opposite Sign)
RatRat, Dragon, MonkeySnake, Rooster, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Dog, TigerHorse

Cycle: (Trine Group) Rat needs Dragon, Dragon needs Monkey, Monkey needs Rat; (Opposite Sign) but his rival opposes the Horse.

Basic astrology elements

Earthly Branches:Zi
The Five Elements:Water
Yin Yang:Yang
Lunar Month:Eleventh
Lucky Numbers:2, 3, 6, 8; Avoid: 4, 5, 9
Lucky Flowers:Lily of each and every species
Lucky Colors:gold, blue, green; Avoid: yellow, brown
Closest Western Zodiac:Sagittarius

See also


  1. "Chinese New Year". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. "Chinese Zodiac - Rat". Retrieved 9 June 2017.

Further reading

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