Year of the Rat: What does your Chinese zodiac say about you?

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Year of the Rat: What does your Chinese zodiac say about you?

Welcome to the Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, falls on 25 January 2020, and is celebrated in many different ways around the world. A major feature of the The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year in the cycle relating to an animal sign.

The rat is the first zodiac animal and is this year's sign. People born in the Year of the Rat are alert, flexible, energetic and very likeable.

Rats are empathetic towards others and generally optimistic. This year they will see success in their careers and education but not so much for their health and relationships.

Compatibility:

  • Most compatible: Ox, Dragon and Monkey
  • Least compatible: Horse, Goat and Rabbit

Lucky for Rats:

  • Colours: Green, gold and blue
  • Numbers: 2 and 3

Unlucky for Rats:

  • Colours: Yellow and brown
  • Numbers: 5 and 7

(Information sourced via chinesenewyear.net)

Read on to discover more about your Chinese zodiac sign.

1. Rat:

Quick-witted, resourceful and versatile.
Born: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

2. Ox:

Decisive, honest, dependable and hardworking.
Born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

3. Tiger

Brave, competitive, unpredictable and self-confident.
Born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

4. Rabbit

Gentle, quiet, elegant and alert; quick, skilful, kind and patient.
Born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

5. Dragon

Strong, confident, intelligent, ambitious, persevering and hardworking.
Born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

6. Snake

Flexible, intelligent, courageous, confident, insightful and communicative.
Born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

7. Horse

Animated, kind, straightforward, active and energetic.
Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

8. Goat

Gentle, shy, stable, sympathetic and amicable.
Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

9. Monkey

Changeable, witty, intelligent, ambitious and adventurous.
Born: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

10. Rooster

Constant, observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented.
Born: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

11. Dog

Loyal, honest, amiable, kind, cautious and prudent.
Born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

12. Pig

Amiable, diligent, compassionate, generous, easy-going and gentle.
Born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

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