Rat (zodiac)


The Rat () is the first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rat is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Years and the Five Elements

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Rat", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1][2] The following is a chart of the dates of the Gregorian calendar, of those born in the year of the Rat.

Start date End date Heavenly branch
5 February 1924 23 January 1925 Wood Rat
24 January 1936 10 February 1937 Fire Rat
10 February 1948 28 January 1949 Earth Rat
28 January 1960 14 February 1961 Metal Rat
15 February 1972 2 February 1973 Water Rat
2 February 1984 19 February 1985 Wood Rat
19 February 1996 6 February 1997 Fire Rat
7 February 2008 25 January 2009 Earth Rat
25 January 2020 11 February 2021 Metal Rat
11 February 2032 30 January 2033 Water Rat
Other Languages
Alemannisch: Jahr der Ratte
العربية: برج الفأر
한국어: 자 (지지)
Bahasa Indonesia: Tikus (shio)
Basa Jawa: Tikus (shio)
қазақша: Тышқан жылы
Bahasa Melayu: Tikus (zodiak)
Nederlands: Rat (astrologie)
日本語: 子 (十二支)
português: Rato (zodíaco)
ไทย: ชวด
українська: Щур (зодіак)
Tiếng Việt:
粵語: 子 (地支)
中文: 子 (地支)