Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Zi
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (Water)
Yin Yang: Yang
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
Lucky Colors: gold, blue, green
Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley
Lucky Directions: southeast, northeast
Things Should be Avoided:
- Unlucky Numbers: 5, 9
- Unlucky Colors: yellow, brown
- Unlucky Direction: west
Year of the Rat
Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Rat include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032…
Though people consider the rat not adorable, and it even makes its way into derogatory languages, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac signs. It has characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality and wealth.
People born in the Year of the Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them to be brilliant businessmen. They can always react properly before the worst circumstances take place. They are also sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others.
Adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful
Timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence, querulous .
- Best Matches: Ox, Dragon, Monkey
They can get along with Ox, Dragon and Monkey partners, and their relationship will be well maintained as fresh as before. There is no big rise and fall in their life time, but will never be a lack of romance and passion.
- Bad Matches: Horse, Rooster
If they get together, there will be endless quarrels. They are all sharp in words, and seldom make compromises. Picky in each other’s faults, they cannot be tolerant, which leads to their final divergence.
Best Jobs: Artist, author, doctor, teacher…Best Working Partners: Ox, Monkey, Dragon
Best Age to Start a Business: 35 – 45
Best Career Fields: Service Industry, Finance and Economy Field
Their characteristics are distinct based on 12 western astrological signs with Chinese zodiac signs, for example, confident Aries, ambitious Taurus, generous Gemini, graceful Cancer, enthusiastic Leo, concentrated Virgo, eloquent Libra, sensitive Scorpio, observant Sagittarius, pragmatic Capricorn, brave Aquarius and talented Pisces.
||Years of Birth
||Independent with proper pride, conforming to traditional ideas.
||Clever, capable, but lacking sense of discipline.
||Sober and contented mind, strong adaptability.
||Sensitive with strong self-awareness; persuasive with ready tongue.
||Intelligent with high thinking faculty, but conservative in practice.
Celebrities with Chinese Zodiac Monkey
George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Wolfgang Mozart, William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Truman Capote, Catherine I, Mata Hari, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Avril Lavigne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alyssa Milano, Ben Affleck, Eminem, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Katherine McPhee, Kelly Osbourne, Denise Richards, Mandy Moore, Diego Armando Maradona, Zinedine.Yazid.Zidane, Du Fu (a famous Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty 618 – 907), Zhuangzi (an influential Chinese Taoist philosopher in the Warring States Period 475 – 221 BC)