1996 Chinese Zodiac - Fire Rat

Which type of Rat are people born in 1996 Chinese zodiac year?

1996 is the year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. Furtherly based on Chinese Five Elements, the year 1996 belongs to the Fire. Therefore, people born in 1996 are the Fire Rat.

Different from Gregorian calendar, Chinese zodiac uses lunar calendar, based on which only people born from February 19, 1996 to February 6, 1997 is Fire Rat and those born from January 1 to February 18 in 1996 are the Wood Pig.

Lucky Signs for 1996 Fire Rat

 Lucky Numbers: 1, 3

 Lucky Colors: blue, gray

2020 Horoscope for Fire Rat Born in 1996

The fortune of Rats born in 1996 is not as good as what they image. They will have a busy life to handle with continuous problems in most aspects. However, they won’t meet severe issues.

In 2020, Rat people born in 1996 will face challenges in workplace. They may be attacked by rumors, but they may also get promoted through hard working. They have much things to learn, as so to do better at their work.

Rats born in 1996 will have a certain amount of wealth to afford their daily expenses. But they don’t have much to squander on unnecessary things, because they are still freshmen in their career. Spend and invest money rationally.

The fortune in love and relationship is not good. They have some doubts about love and they may hesitate chasing the one they love. In fact, their true love may come next year, and they can save time making more money in 2020.

In 2020, people born in 1996 will not suffer serious diseases. But most of them have sub-health problems. They are suggested to eat more fruits and vegetables and do more exercise to keep fit.

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Personality Traits of the 1996 Chinese Zodiac Fire Rat

The 1996 Chinese zodiac Fire Rat are smart, capable and generous, and they are good at socializing. They respond quickly and have strong environmental adaptability. They like all kinds of activities and can always provide interesting ideas. 1996 Chinese zodiac characteristics are very kind and considerate, so they can easily get along well with others.

However, they lack internal control and discipline, so the most intolerable thing for them is that their freedom is restricted. They are so stubborn that they tend to do things in their own way, which may make others feel uncomfortable. They are strict with themselves, but they cannot stick to one thing for a long time.

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The Fire Rat born in 1996 have a bright future. They have a lot of chances for promotion if they are politicians, policemen, soldiers or managers. Workers also have many opportunities to get their salaries raised. Remember to keep their feet on the ground and do their own job well.

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The have a relatively good fortune luck in their lives. They can earn a lot of wealth by their cleverness. And they are good at managing money. So they can save a large amount of money by their own efforts.

Love and Relationships

Their love life may not be very good. Although they are attractive to the opposite sex, they are also easily involved in romantic affairs. So when stay with the opposite sex, they should pay attention to their behaviors. And they should better not to get married with the Rabbit people.

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The Fire Rat may get sick easily, but they have no big health problems through their life. They may easily get injured when doing outdoors and dangerous activities like deep-sea swimming, diving and rock climbing. When crossing the road or riding a bicycle, they should pay extra attention to the traffic conditions. Drivers in particular must obey traffic rules. Pay more attention to personal safety and some injuries can be avoided.

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- Last modified on Dec. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 1996 Chinese Zodiac - Fire Rat
Asked by KRIS from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 20, 2019 19:43Reply
What is more better in my career, is it to stay in my country or work overseas?
Hi dear! I am a Female and was born on August 2, 1996 at 10:10 a.m.
What is more better in my career, is it to stay in my country or work overseas? And how is my 2020 in general? Thank you for your response! ~~
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Answered by Gavin from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 23, 2019 01:36

Hello, Kris, you are a person with outstanding abilities and welcomed personalities. No matter stay in your country or work overseas, you both would have a large chance to get some successes. You should catch the opportunities timely and have more confidence about yourself.
Asked by FFFFFF123 | Sep. 28, 2019 07:30Reply
what about the rest of 2019 for me ?
I am a metal rate,born May 2nd ,1960, financially all 2019 was a disaster,what about the rest of it?
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Answered by Arianna from GERMANY | Sep. 29, 2019 20:13

Well, to be honest, your wealth condition won't have many changes in the following months of 2019. But don't be upset. It is predicted that your wealth would become better in early 2020.
Asked by Sarafina from USA | Sep. 25, 2019 14:54Reply
Hi im born in 1996 of June 11th and my partner is of 3 years born 1985 of October 03.
I'm wondering if we will be married soon. I went to a medium and prophet and they both stated i will be but is he the match i need in my life?
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Answered by Theodore from FINLAND | Sep. 26, 2019 19:48

In marriage life, you can discover potentials of each other; harmonious cooperation makes you harvest a lot both in money and happiness. Thus don't worry.
Asked by Ted from UK | Sep. 14, 2019 13:45Reply
23 august 1996 unemployed
I am 23 august 1996 i believe i am fire rat, and i am struggling to find work no one seems to be hiring though I have been working just few months ago in temporary job and so I wanted to ask if you could tell me approximate time when I could get a chance to get my career and life going as in a job opportunity that would come my way and help me you know stay in the company
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Answered by Madison from CANADA | Sep. 17, 2019 20:28

You should keep the positive attitude towards your career. It is predicted that November and December this year will be a lucky time. You should catch the opportunities timely.
Asked by Juu juu from BURMESE | Sep. 03, 2019 02:36Reply
I am 24 May 1996(Fire Rat), I would like to know about my current love life.
My partner DOB is 12 Oct 1993(rooster).Please look for our future.Thank you
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Answered by Ellie from CANADA | Sep. 04, 2019 22:43

Yes, you two can become a good match. Both of you are independent and you can help each other in career endeavors. You are willing to strive hard to improve your financial status and will also gain an enviable relationship. Good luck!
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