Year of the Rat in Chinese Zodiac

Those people who are born in the years 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044 are said to be born in the Year of the Rat (鼠). Read on to know more about the personality traits of such people and the associative elements.
| Saturday, December 06, 2008
The Chinese Year of the Rat (鼠), which is associated with the earthly branch symbol 子, is also called as the Year of the Mouse. Rat is said to bring prosperity and security to our lives. It is an animal which is associated with positive attributes such as that of aggression, wealth and charm and also negative attributes such as demise or death, supernatural forces or inhumanities.

The people who are born under this Chinese zodiac sign are said to be ambitious and the ones who possess natural leadership qualities. They are charming and influencing in nature  with also being committed, dedicated and hardworking. They have the natural trait of adapting to any situation and most often than not find a way out of predicaments. They are also intelligent and possess unprecedented wits to handle any kind of situation. Due to their charming nature, many people wish to be their friends however they themselves are very selective in making friends and the ones who end up being their friends are also the ones whom they trust the most.

People who are associated with these Chinese zodiac animal are also said to be stubborn and controlling. They wish to acquire all possible things they dream of and at any cost. However this does not mean they are impatient instead their controlling traits enable them to be manipulative and exploitative. They are said to be masters of mind games and deception is said to be their primary weapon when it comes to emotional tackling of things. They are also said to be perfectionists and expect discipline and order with the people around them.

Lucky colors or associative colors for people born in the year of the rat are white, black and red. Garnet is the associative gemstone and the food that's associated is pork, peas and cabbage.