The 12 zodiac animals in Chinese Astrology:
In Chinese astrology the zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so.
Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd. Can be manipulative, cruel, dictatorial, rigid, selfish, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming.
Year Of The Rat
The Year of the Rat in Chinese Astrology.
Rat people are expressive and can be talkative sometimes. They like to go to parties and spend time chatting with their friends. Rat people usually have more acquaintances than real friends. The Rat is also quick witted. Most rats get more accomplished in 24 hours than the rest of us do in as many days. Rat people are Stubborn. They prefer to live by their own rules. They are very organized and talented. The Rat makes a good businessman or politician. Unfortunately, as soon as the Rat earns money, they spend it.
Ranking order : First
Hours ruled by the rat : 11pm – 1am
Direction of its sign : Directly North
Season and principal month : Winter December
Corresponds to Western & Eastern Vedic Astrology: Jupiter in Sagittarius
Fixed Element : Water
Stem : Positive
31 January 1900 – 18 February 1901
10 February 1912 – 5 February 1913
5 February 1924 – 24 January 1925
24 January 1936 – 10 February 1937
10 February 1948 – 28 January 1949
28 January 1960 – 14 February 1961
15 February 1972 – 2 February 1973
2 February 1984 – 19 February 1985
18 February 1996 – 6 February 1997
7 February 2008 – 25 January 2009
24 January 2020 – 11 February 2021
Greatest Affinity : Dragon, Monkey
Greatest Enmity : Horse.