2008 Chinese Zodiac - Earth Rat

Which type of Rat are people born in 2008 Chinese zodiac year?

2008 is the year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. And in Chinese Five Elements, it belongs to year of the Earth. So the Rat people born in 2008 is the Earth Rat.

As Chinese zodiac follows lunar calendar, this Earth Rat year is from February 6, 2008 to January 25, 2009. Those who born from January 1 to February 5 in 2008 are Chinese zodiac Fire Pig.

Lucky Signs for 2008 Earth Rat

 Lucky Numbers: 2, 3

 Lucky Colors: green, golden yellow

2024 Horoscope for Earth Rat Born in 2008

It is predicted people born in 2008 year of the Rat would make a progress in study with the help of teachers and through their own hard work. They may also make some new friends through social activities. 

Parents should give them enough space instead of preaching continuously, to avoid arousing their rebellion; at weekends or on holidays, arrange some trips for them to get close to nature and widen their horizon. However, when traveling to waterside, be very careful and stay away from the dangerous areas. 

In the aspect of health, they may be annoyed by some gastrointestinal diseases. To decrease the influence, they’d better keep a balanced and healthy diet and do exercises regularly in daily life. 

 See more about Rat Horoscope in 2024 

Personality Traits of the 2008 Chinese Zodiac Earth Rat

The Rat people are smart, helpful and understanding, and born optimistic persons. Most of them are full of talents. There are many good ideas in their minds, and unusually they know how to make people laugh, so they are friends’ joy. They are also curious about new things and full of imagination.

However, they are too realistic that leaves people the mean impression. They are self-righteous and sometimes ask others to follow their standards and thinking.

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People born with Chinese zodiac Rat have a rather good career luck. They are talented and insightful persons. They can achieve good results in any occupation. When facing difficulties, they can always get the help of others. But they should pay attention not to be cheated by snobs. It is easy for them to get promoted if working in the government and military circles or as a manager.

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


Their fortune luck throughout their lives are not very good actually. There are many snobs around them, who often borrow money from the Earth Rat, but never give it back, which makes them lose money frequently. They are also careless and often lose their wallets. They like making investments, but often can't make profits from them.

If they want to live an abundant life, find a stable job and work hard. Also they should not be careless and keep an eye on the snobs around them.

Love and Relationships

The Earth Rat will have a pretty good love and relationship in their lives. Because of their tolerance and gentle, many friends of the opposite sex will surround them when they are single. And after they get married, when there are quarrels between them and their lovers, they are always the first one to make concessions.

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In general, their health conditions are not so bad. They may often suffer from some minor illnesses in the early age. After they grow up, their health conditions will improve greatly. But they should pay attention to diet. Make sure exercise regularly and have a healthy lifestyle.

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- Last updated on Feb. 05, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on 2008 Chinese Zodiac - Earth Rat
Asked by Nisha from UAE | Apr. 06, 2024 22:00Reply
Born on 21-9-2009 Rat zoliac
My son born in 21-1-2009. He is not interested in any activity on even in studies. He has ADHD problem. What is the best way to make him interested in activities. What is his future?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | Apr. 07, 2024 18:20

It's predicted that he will make a progress with the help of others in 2024. I think he needs a psychological intervention by a professional doctor.
Asked by Jim | Oct. 16, 2022 12:16Reply
What's my lucky directions?
Hey y'all; I'm an Earth Rat born in 2008. I was trying to figure out my lucky directions; if anyone knows them please reply.
Answers (3)
Answered by Kaiden | Oct. 20, 2022 19:05

Mine is north, I love it, and btw everyone on the list was true about me so far.
Answered by Paige | Feb. 11, 2023 08:38

I'm an Earth Rat born in 2008 too Jim
Answered by David | Aug. 22, 2023 01:37

I am also an Earth rat of 2008 and every single thing up there was true about me
Asked by Maria from USA | Mar. 19, 2022 15:15Reply
School Decision Rat
My daughter is a Rat June 8, 2008, she has applied to 4 private schools. Her top 3 choices waitlisted her and last choice accepted her, should we hold out for the other 3 or just go with the one that accepted her?
Answers (3)
Answered by Kayla | Apr. 03, 2022 09:14

well it depends if the school that accepted her is better than the others then yeah of course go with the school that accepted her, but until then I suggest waiting a bit until the best school accepts her, but make sure u have it done by the time limit, have a good day.
Answered by Chrisfucious | Jun. 10, 2022 13:32

A rat who ultimately emerges with the spoils is the patient rat - one who dutifully waits for all the eager ones to pluck each other off
• your decision will be made for you once you receive word from all four schools. Whilst mid-June now, you’ve likely made your decision. However, any earnest monies set forth to a “safety school” previously to secure enrollment, is best forfeited for the sake of gaining late entry (off a wait list, perhaps?) to the number one school you’ve chosen. We can only connect the dots in our lives going backwards. Everything ahead of us is in a crystal ball.
Answered by Pretty porkytute | Jul. 05, 2022 13:31

Just choose the one that accepted her
Asked by precious from USA | Feb. 11, 2021 10:47Reply
what is mychinese zodiac i was born may 29th 2008
Answers (1)
Answered by Wanda | Feb. 14, 2021 16:44

Your Chinese zodiac sign is Rat.
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