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

2024 Horoscope for Fire Rat Born in 1996

In 2024, the Fire Rat born in 1996 would get along well with people around and get a lot of support from elder families and friends in many aspects. The relationship with their lover would be sweet as a whole. However, it may not be lucky enough for the singles to meet their lover. 

For those pursuing higher education, they are likely to attend too many activities, which may make them quite busy and deprive their time for study, and even influence their grades in examinations. Those having started working, they’d better keep learning professional knowledge and new skills and accumulating experience, which would help them achieve more in the future. 

In term of wealth, they would spend more than previous years. Make a plan in advance to make the ends meet. The health horoscope indicates no bad happenings. Just learn to release pressure when stuck in difficulties. 

 See more about Rat Horoscope in 2024 

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.

 See more about Rat's Best Business and Career FieldsBest Jobs and Working Partners 


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 updated on Feb. 05, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on 1996 Chinese Zodiac - Fire Rat
Asked by Stacey Ho from SINGAPORE | Feb. 02, 2024 17:38Reply
Regarding career
Hi, I am a Fire Rat.. DOB is 7th April 1996..

Can I find out if my career/ pay will definitely progress this year?
How will my health be this year too?

As Jan 2024 I already took twice mc.. really afraid that I will keep falling sick..
Answers (2)
Answered by Linda | Feb. 04, 2024 01:09

Generally speaking, your fortune in the new year is good. Great fortune can be expected in career and wealth aspects and there may also be an upward trend in health aspect.
Answered by Stacey | Feb. 05, 2024 00:37

thanks alot! :)
Asked by Thuji Pem from BHUTAN | Mar. 12, 2023 11:14Reply
My luck
I was born on 19/02/1996. I suffer from mental trauma and thus have mental issues. However this year I have been having so many issues that are triggering my mental traumas. I want to try for further studies outside my birth country so will I still have issues coming or will it be my turning point
Answers (4)
Answered by Paul | Mar. 14, 2023 18:59

It is challenging to get used to a new place. But changing of living environement also helps forget unhappy things. If you can get used to the new place, it can be a turning point for you. Be tough and good luck with you.
Answered by Carla96 | Sep. 23, 2023 11:14

Same here I was born 1/25/1996 . This has literally been the hardest year of my life financially but mainly mentally I see weakness in myself that I have never seen but I’m also a new mother of a child who is autistic and also I have twins and they are all toddlers . But now I try not to blame myself I look at it as were all human were still learning there is no weak or strong it’s all an experience
Answered by Puja | Dec. 26, 2023 05:03

Hi I'm born on 17 th may 1996 , my life is all messed up,didn't get clarity on anything,,can you tell me when'll i get settled in future in career nd relationship both, and how 2024 will be for me? Any chance of success???
Answered by Jessica | Dec. 26, 2023 19:09

Hi Puja, the year of 2024 will be a favorable year for you and you may have many good chances. Don't give up and stay calm, and things will become better and better. Good luck!
Asked by Vini Shah from INDIA | Feb. 21, 2023 04:44Reply
About government job
I was born on November 26, 1996. I have been preparing for Government exams (civil services) for the last 5 years now. Will I be able to clear the exam soon?
Also, I'm a writer on Wattpad. It's just my hobby but I'd love it if many people appreciated my work. Will I get successful with that too?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike | Feb. 22, 2023 17:36

It requires more of your efforts to succeed in the government exam. As for the other, it's more likely to succeed as long as you do not give up and continue doing it.
Asked by Aparna from USA | Jun. 24, 2021 10:31Reply
Marriage prediction for daughter
Hi, i want to know for my daughter born November 1, 1996 in USA as to what are her chances of having someone in her life decent with whom she can settle down and marry happily? she has had some failed love affairs and at this time has no one in her life. she is going to start a masters program in New York soon this year .
what time frame you can predict for her finding true love and being married?
Answers (3)
Answered by Addison | Jun. 28, 2021 01:25

The prediction shows that your daughter will have a high possibility to fall in love with someone in the late 2021. You should have more patience. Let nature take its course.
Answered by Mel The Tiger | Apr. 26, 2022 15:07

Not to worry your pretty little head over unless you’re going on the dates for her.
Answered by ZH | Nov. 25, 2022 21:25

Depends, what’s her weekends like?
Asked by Xxxxxx from INDIA | Mar. 05, 2021 06:36Reply
About health
I have GERD health issue. I'm 24 years old I just wanted to know if I may suffer any other health issue like this. And also do i have to face any deadly disease In my life. And also does this gerd disease will curely permanently
I'm born on 21/9/1996 at 12.32pm Saturday
Answers (4)
Answered by Levi | Mar. 07, 2021 22:58

Oh, don't worry. The prediction shows that there won't have any serious health problems this year.
Answered by Maunica | Dec. 01, 2021 12:47

I am 43 w/ GERD. I'm not a physician or nurse. Yet, I believe that there's no true cure for GERD. I now have other health issues not sure if they are related to each other. There are times where I can't digest plain white rice. I wake up hours later sick. Vomiting up the rice it doesn't even look like it broke down at all inside my stomach. Good luck if you hear anything to cure it please let me know.
Answered by R | Feb. 20, 2023 06:50

Hi, im 27 years old today and i too have acif reflux problems. One thing that helped me was Sodium bicarbonate. Its a pretty available substance allround. Many probably have it in their house. Always works for me, just a small teaspoon in a glass of water. i only use it once or twice a day for the acid but not more. Not sure about the quantity maximum.
Answered by Rona | Oct. 21, 2023 07:35

All should be careful when taking medicines for acid reflux or GERD, it may be helpful but it also cause problem with your kidneys. Take it moderately as prescribed by Doctors. Also drink more fluid when taking any kind of medicine.
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