Years of the Rat










Though people consider the rat not adorable, and it even makes its way into derogatory languages, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac. It has attributes of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.


People under this sign are usually smart and wealthy and will work for success. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others. Rat girls have a flair for cleanliness and tidiness. They are clever and adorable, personable and materialistic. They are also by nature thoughtful, sensible, judiciously and curious.


They are usually timid, lack of concentration and stability. They are in need of courage introspection, principles and responsibility. The do not look authoritatively, incapable of assuming a leading position. They stick fast and refused to be influenced. They are easily guided only by their private interests. They have natural goodness but look unpolite. They are also iobstinate and selfish. They are likely to speculate and they profess their greed as a virtue.

Horoscope and Numerology Elements

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: zi

Wu Xing (The Five Elements): shui (water)

Yin Yang: yang

Auspicious Directions: southeast, northeast

Lucky Colors: blue, golden, green; Avoid: yellow and brown

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3; Avoid: 5, 9

Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley

Zodiac Sign Compatibility- Best match: dragon, monkey, ox; Avoid: sheep, horse, rabbit

Fortune Foretelling in 2013

Overview: In general, their fortune gets better in 2013 – the Year of the Snake, both in career and wealth. During the first half year, they should seize any chance to make great achievements. Their good fortune in the second half year will lessen a lot. For females, it is better to take good care of themselves and stop being gossipy.

Career: They will have good fortune in career. They will be paid much attention by their bosses and have the potential to get promotions. However, in order to make progress in the job, they usually have to work harder so that they may feel laborious.

Wealth: Generally, it is a little hard to earn money for the rat people. They will find income is stable, but to make ends meet can be a severe problem, especially for the families with children. For businessmen, the profits may increase a lot this year.

Relationship: For singles, it may be a good year to end the single years and be in a relationship or form a family. For the spouses or lovers, their relationship will be steady as usual. In this year, those couples with contradictions can make up to lead a harmonious life. Rat people should be cautious to make friends in case some mean guys play tricks.

Health: They will feel well throughout the year, but they have to have healthy food and beverage. It is best to do some sports or travel outside. As for those who spend much time in front of desks, they should change the present working style in case the sudden illness happens.

Fortune in 2012

Overview: This dragon year would run smoothly for them. After the misfortune in the past rabbit year, they will have a very good year in 2012, especially in career and finance. Rat is one of the luckiest animal signs this year.

Career: They have good luck in study and career, with good development space and help from others. Take the opportunity and make a success!

Wealth: They are likely to make a big fortune. There are more chances for cooperation and interpersonal communication this year, which also means a certain amount of expenditure.

Love: They will be the popular fellow this year. They may make acquaintance to many new friends of the opposite sex, many of which have crush on them. Rat people with girl/boy friends may get married and single rats would probably find their love. There is a reminder for married rats. Their popularity could bring harms to their partner and family.

Health: They should avoid being easily irritated, or they are like to be wounded because of fights and arguments. For elder rat people, pay special attention in case of going to hospital finally.


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