The Rat - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

This section discuss about the Rat, the first Chinese zodiac animal sign.

The Rat (鼠, 子) is the first Chinese zodiac animal sign associated with industrious, busy, resourceful, ambitious, determined, intelligent, concern for financial stability, enticed by bargains and opportunities, good provider for family, protective of assets when others ask favors, hyperactive and unable to relax, thirst for mystery and even gossip.

Detailed attributes of the rat listed on

Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are perhaps the most organized and systematic of the twelve signs. Intelligent and cunning at the same time, rats are highly ambitious and strong-willed people who are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat's natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone, but rats are usually highly exclusive and selective when choosing friends and so often have only a few very close friends whom they trust.

Behind the smiles and charm, rats can be terribly obstinate and controlling, insisting on having things their way no matter what the cost. These people tend to have an immense control of their emotions, which they may use as a tool to manipulate and exploit another person, both emotionally and mentally. Rats are masters of mind games and can be very dangerous, calculating and downright cruel if the need arises. Quick-tempered and aggressive, they will not think twice about exacting revenge on those that hurt them in any way. Rats need to learn to relax sometimes, as they can be quite obsessed with detail, intolerant and strict, demanding order, obedience, and perfection.

Here is a nice logo for the Rat:

The Rat - Chinese Zodiac
The Rat - Chinese Zodiac

You are a rat, if you were born in the year of the Rat between the following dates:

31-Jan-1900 and 18-Feb-1901
18-Feb-1912 and 05-Feb-1913
05-Feb-1924 and 23-Jan-1925
24-Jan-1936 and 10-Feb-1937
10-Feb-1948 and 28-Jan-1949
28-Jan-1960 and 14-Feb-1961
15-Feb-1972 and 02-Feb-1973
02-Feb-1984 and 19-Feb-1985
19-Feb-1996 and 06-Feb-1997
07-Feb-2008 and 25-Jan-2009
25-Jan-2020 and 11-Feb-2021
11-Feb-2032 and 30-Jan-2033
30-Jan-2044 and 16-Feb-2045
15-Feb-2056 and 03-Feb-2057
03-Feb-2068 and 22-Jan-2069
22-Jan-2080 and 08-Feb-2081
07-Feb-2092 and 26-Jan-2093

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Quick Introduction to Astrology

 Basics of Astrology and Astronomy



 Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs

 Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology

 Horoscope and Planets

 Chinese Astrology and Horoscope

Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

The Rat - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Ox - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Tiger - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Rabbit - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Dragon - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Snake - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Horse - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Sheep - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Monkey - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Rooster - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Dog - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign

 The Pig - Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign


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