Rat keywords: Quick mind, good bargainer & natural charmer. Rat correlates to the Western sign Sagittarius.
Rat Lunar Calendar
1900 – January 31 to February 18, 1901 White Metal Rat
1912 – February 18 to February 5, 1913 Black Water Rat
1924 – February 5 to January 24, 1925 Green Wood Rat
1936 – January 24 to February 10, 1937 Red Fire Rat
1948 – February 10 to January 28, 1949 Yellow Earth Rat
1960 – January 28 to February 14, 1961 White Metal Rat
1972 – February 15 to February 1, 1973 Black Water Rat
1984 – February 2 to February 18, 1985 Green Wood Rat
1996 – February 19 to February 5, 1997 Red Fire Rat
2008 – February 6 to January 25, 2009 Yellow Earth Rat
2020 – January 25 to February 11, 2021 White Metal Rat
Rat in Monkey Year 2016
Time to launch your plans in this fast-paced Fire Monkey year. Monkey is your close friend, along with Dragon, so luck is with you. As new opportunities arise, your Rat intelligence and instincts come to life and take action, knowing just what to do and how to handle each character in Monkey’s play of life. Labors from past years finally bear fruit. If not the harvest you wanted, Monkey year can be an opportune time to change your vocation. Luck is strongest in summer and autumn.
But no need to be too serious in playful Monkey year. There will be many opportunities for Rat to imbibe, be a foodie, and enjoy a fun, exciting year full of Monkey-inspired surprises. Looking for love? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible. Horse is least compatible.
Tao Te Ching verse for Rat
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will become blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work then step back. The only path to serenity.
The person born in a Rat year is clever, sharp, humorous, creative, industrious, curious, witty, optimistic, yet frugal. The Rat individual is very observant, quick to take action, and popular in social circles. Rat’s charm and quick wit often wins admiration wherever they go. Rat can easily adapt to different environments and can survive against all odds.
Rat is very instinctive, and relies on instinct and cleverness to succeed. They can pinch pennies and are great bargainers. But Rat must not ignore logic and reality to become caught up in an unrealistic rat trap. Because Rat is so intelligent, his/her racing mind can create an illogical maze. Sometimes Rat’s active mind is like a rodent on a treadmill, endlessly running but going nowhere. At these times, Rat must avoid the negative traits of being sly, secretive, critical, and judgmental of others. Rat can create internal stress with worries and frets, especially about health.
Since Rat is a nocturnal animal, s/he often enjoys working at night during the quiet hours. But staying up all night can cause health problems. Yet Rat loves to stay up until the wee hours, for that is Rat’s creative time. Rat has a natural talent for the arts, especially writing.
The Year of the Rat
Rat year is a time of plenty, bringing abundance and good fortune. In this auspicious year, some of Rat’s prosperity can influence everyone, regardless of their birth animal. Expect a powerful year when people are firm about their goals, passions, and aspirations.
Although there may be fluctuation in world economies, it is an excellent time to start a business, buy property, invest in long-term plans, or accumulate wealth. All ventures begun in Rat year will prosper if well prepared. But it is not a time for risks. Save those for Tiger, Dragon, Horse, or Monkey years. Rat loves the pack, so Rat year is also a time for socializing, entertaining, and enjoying ourselves.
Your Personal Rat Horoscope
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