Year of the Rat

 2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Metal Rat, starting from the 2020 Chinese New Year on Jan. 25 and lasting to 2021 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 11.
China Zodiac Animal - 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.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Zi
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (Water)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Rat

Rat Year Start End
1924 Feb.5,1924 Jan.23,1925
1936 Jan.24,1936 Feb.10,1937
1948 Feb.10,1948 Jan.28,1949
1960 Jan.28,1960 Feb.14,1961
1972 Feb.15,1972 Feb.2,1973
1984 Feb.2,1984 Feb.19,1985
1996 Feb.19,1996 Feb.6,1997
2008 Feb.6,2008 Jan.25,2009
2020 Jan.25,2020 Feb.11,2021
2032 Feb.11,2032 Jan.30,2033

Lucky Signs for People Born in Rat Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
Lucky Colors: gold, blue, green
Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley
Lucky Directions: southeast, northeast

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Rat Lucky Flowers and Directions of Rat
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 5, 9
  • Unlucky Colors: yellow, brown
  • Unlucky Direction: west

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.
  • Strengths
    Adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful 
  • Weaknesses
    Timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence, querulous 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • 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.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility

  • 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
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Rat
In 2020, people born in the year of Rat have pretty good fortune in wealth and career. Their salary may increase and they might get promoted and pass some qualification exams and get the certificates. In the aspect of health, they may have some respiratory system disease and heart problem. As for love and relationship, the single Rats will start a relationship if they try hard to chase someone or seek help from the elders. They are advised not to drink too much and go to entertainments places. 
Rat Luck in 2020
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.
  • Blood Type O: They are positive, kind, and warm hearted. People admire their uprightness and principles.
  • Blood Type A: They are acute and thoughtful, for they can always sense the subtle changes of others. Tidy and orderly, they can always make the living place comfortable and cozy.
  • Blood Type B: Straightforward and outgoing in nature, they are faithful friends in others’ eyes. Besides, they are loyal and persistent in relationships.
  • Blood Type AB: Humor and modesty are their shinning points, and for that they can make a lot of friends. They are assertive, having different insights in their own perspective.

People born in different years of Rat show varied personal characters when counting the affect from the traditional Chinese Five Elements (Wu Xing).

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Rat 1924, 1984 Independent with proper pride, conforming to traditional ideas.
Fire Rat 1936, 1996 Clever, capable, but lacking sense of discipline.
Earth Rat 1948, 2008 Sober and contented mind, strong adaptability.
Metal Rat 1960, 2020 Sensitive with strong self-awareness; persuasive with ready tongue.
Water Rat 1912, 1972 Intelligent with high thinking faculty, but conservative in practice.

Rat Zodiac Eminent Personalities

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)
- Last modified on Jun. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Rat
Asked by VIDUSHI CHAUDHARY from INDIA | Jul. 15, 2020 00:51Reply
I completed M.Sc. in 2019 & gave exam gor &, PhD,but still could not get admission..My date of birth is 8 April 1996.When will I get success in my career?
Asked by APARNA04 | Jul. 02, 2020 14:17Reply
Success in career
My daughter Radhika has just completed college degree in 2019 and is currently working as research assistant here in US. She wants to become a medical doctor.
She recently took medical college entrance exam (MCAT) on March 14, 2020 and did not do very well so she took the same exam (MCAT) again on June 20, 2020.

Will my daughter be successful and be able to get admission to a medical college to study and become a medical doctor?

Answers (1)
Answered by Brooke from DENMARK | Jul. 06, 2020 00:35

According to the prediction, she need to study hard and prepare for exam very well. In this way, she may have a possibility to pass the exam.
Asked by APARNA04 | Jun. 26, 2020 14:18Reply
Marriage prospects
I am asking for my daughter Radhika Srivastava born November 1, 1996 at 10.56AM in Baltimore Maryland USA.
She has had some serious liking for some colleagues boys during her college years. she just graduated from college and studying higher.
She does not have a boyfriend at this time as much as i know

i would like to know what are her chances of marriage and when? will it be a love marriage of her choice or arranged marriage and will it be successful?
Regards and thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Gavin from CANADA | Jun. 29, 2020 01:13

According to the prediction, she would have a high possibility to find soul mate next year. Maybe she need to have more time to join in social activities and make more friends. In this way, she may find the right person much easier.
Asked by Vishal from INDIA | May. 26, 2020 00:42Reply
Will be switching my Job, infact planning to move to a new role altogether
My DOB is 24th July 1984 . I am a software Engineer with 11 years of experience, and planning to move to a new Role in a new company this year, though in the Software field only. I am highly stressed as this Role is totally new , and I won't be having any experience in this , though I have started studying for it. How are the prospects for me to switch to a new company. And also how will that new Role and new Organisation, will be for me.
Answers (1)
Answered by Caleb from FRANCE | Jun. 08, 2020 01:00

Hi, you should have more confidence about yourself. Actually, you will adapt for the new work environment as soon as possible. And you will make some breakthroughs. Generally speaking, you can handle this.
Asked by Kunal from INDIA | May. 22, 2020 07:22Reply
Love marriage or arrange marriage
Kunal ,Born 18 dec 86 time 5:45am
In which year I vil get marry and
Arrange marriage or love marriage and please let me know more about future of mine
Answers (1)
Answered by Ezra from CANADA | May. 25, 2020 01:21

The prediction indicates that you would have a large chance to meet your soul mate by yourself. If the relationship goes well, then you can get married next year. Good luck!
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