A Rat year prophesies a year of chaos. Rat people are charming and attractive to the opposite sex and have a fear of light and noise. They are active and dynamic but can be fussy about little things. Rats can have a positive side since rats are a sign there is grain in the storage bins; thus, rats represent a bountiful harvest. Because the rat is a nocturnal animal and can be heard scurrying about at midnight, the period of time between 11 P.M. and 1 A.M. are the Hours of the Rat.

In twelve Vietnamese Zodiac, Rat is the first zodiac animal in the cycle followed up by Buffalo, Tiger, Cat, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Every 12 years, a rat year is repetitive.

Vietnamese Zodiac Sign - Rat

Characteristics of a Rat

Those born in Rat year are thought to be approachable, optimistic and willing to change in any environment. They stay at ease and are not likely to argue in different circumstances. They want to be liked and assisted by other people. The Rats have the power of prediction, observation, and acute vision. Thanks to those abilities, the rat people are excellent in creative works. Jobs such as designers, inventors, creators or innovators can fit them well. However, they are not advised to solve thing all by themselves; instead, getting opinions and feedback from others are extremely significant for their works.
According to the astrology, different periods of a day by the time the Rat people born could greatly affect their personalities:
The Rat people born in the morning are hard to achieve success because they are lack of perseverance and often change the job. Nevertheless, great fortune is waiting for them during their later years.
Those who are born at noon are not often rash and want to enjoy a stable life during their lifetime. The male Rats are the breadwinner of the family while the female ones like to be a good housekeeper. They both emphasize the importance of the family.
The Rat people born in the evening are fairly arrogant. This characteristic could bring them many enemies and difficulties in life. They should keep an open mind and try to be modest. The good point is that they are often in good health condition and live in a big family, stay stable and enjoy a happy life.

Health condition of the Rats

In general, the Rats are energetic and active, which prevents them from illness. They should establish a balanced diet, do exercises regularly and rest enough so that they can work effectively and boost up productivity. In dry seasons, they should take care of themselves more to avoid respiratory and skin problems.

Which Careers are best-suited for Rats?

The Rats own a remarkable insight and sharp perspective so they have the ability to avoid unnecessary troubles in future. They are also serious, meticulous and cautious; thus, jobs such as the politician, administrator, director, manager, entrepreneur, lawyer, researcher, and writer are best-suited for them.

How to Build Relationships with Rats

Rats are eager to live in a flexible society. They show interests in participating in many kinds of social events. The Rats are charming and elegant so they can attract many friends but they occasionally enhance a tighter relationship with others. In love relationship, it is easy for them to begin a new relationship, but it is easy to break off as well.

Five Types of Rat

There are five sacred elements in the universe which are Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. Each zodiac sign has a close relationship with those elements and a combination of one element and one animal occurs every 60 years. As a result, there are five types of Rat with particular features as below:

Type of RatYear of BirthCharacteristics
Wood Rat1924, 1984Independent, self-assured, honest and brilliant, with a good teamwork skills
Fire Rat1936, 1996Active, courageous, warm and friendly to their friends, but very hard on themselves
Earth Rat1948, 2008Sociable, reliable, adjustable, moderate with a strong sense of confidence
Gold Rat1960, 2020Bright, intelligent, hot-tempered, intolerant and self-conscious
Water Rat1912, 1972Communicative, clever, traditional, and wise

Famous People Born in Rat Year

Ben Affleck, Clark Gable, George Bush Sr., Charlotte Bronte, George Washington, John F. Kennedy Jr., Marlon Braando, Prince Charles, Richard Nixon, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, John McCain, Shaquille O’Neal, William Shakespeare, Wilt Chamberlain, Wayne Gretzky, Yves St Laurent.