Year of the Rat

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

A symbol of luck in Chinese astrology, the Rat is associated with financial prosperity, and this sign works hard to attain it. Looking for a Rat? Find the darkest corner of a home or office, and you’ll find one of these industrious people, toiling away at a project. Crafty and clever, Rats are nervous creatures who can’t sit still. They try to act cool and composed, but they’re hopelessly twitchy (except when they’re working). Underneath their composed demeanors, Rats are big-time worriers. Like tiny rodents whose survival is threatened, Rats are obsessed with security. They never quite feel safe in the world, no matter how much money they make. Their drive is unparalleled. Like their signature animal, Rats often have sharp features, like pointy noses or narrow eyes. They can be consummate entertainers, hosts and decorators, welcoming guests into their well-appointed nests.

Western Sign: Sagittarius

Compatible With: Monkey, Dragon

Famous Rats: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johanssen, Hilary Duff, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Washington, Jenny McCarthy, Notorious B.I.G., Ashlee Simpson, Jude Law, Carmen Electra, Mandy Moore, Shaquille O’Neal