Chinese Year of the Rat

According to Chinese folklore, people who are born under this Chinese sign are creative, honest, generous, ambitious, quick-tempered and wasteful.

Rats are a symbol of good luck and wealth. Clever, intelligent and quick-witted. This sign is ambitious and strong-willed, and is motivated by its own interests, which often include money and power. People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. Its natural charm and sharp, funny demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone. The Rat likes to know who is on its side and will treat its most loyal friends with an extra measure of protection and generosity. The Rats are strongly family oriented. Although they are often hoarders, Rats are very generous to their family and friends. The Rats have a great capability of accruing and holding on to items of value.

A valuable lesson for Rats is to learn to consider others above themselves, at least sometimes, and be direful not to force their ideas on others. Rats are fair in their dealings and expect the same from others in return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or their trust has been abused. Sometimes they set their targets too high, whether in relationship to their friends or in their career, but as the years pass they will become more realistic and tolerant. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats could find true happiness.


Rats are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox,
and get along poorly with Horses.

Bedroom Compatibility

Rat and Monkey - These two understand each other on every level.
Rat and Dragon
Worst Match - Rat and Horse - Though there may be fireworks in the bedroom, this match is bad on every other level.

Celebrities Born in The Year of The Rat

Richard Nixon, Al Gore, George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Antonio Banderas, Claude Monet, Stevie Nicks, David Gallagher, Hugh Grant, Marlon Brando, Samuel L. Jackson, Prince Charles, Gwyneth Paltrow

Sources: General Info - Wikipedia and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Romantic and Bedroom Compatibility - MyPleasure