Year of the Rat - Whose Your Best Love Match

Year of the Rat Compatibility and Funky Gift Ideas

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The Rat Match

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Chinese Astrology is based upon a twelve-year Lunar Cycle.

Who is your Chinese astrology signs compatibility partner? Or rather, “what is” – are you a donkey in love with a dog? Maybe you’re a pig in love with a snake? Believe it or not, there’s widespread interest in using the Chinese Zodiac to explore the compatibility of signs; who will make good lovers? Friends? Or partners?

Before delving into whether you are compatible with a particular Chinese Sign, here’s a tidbit of “trivia”: Have you heard of the legend of where the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac came from? The story goes…12 animals of the Zodiac were chosen by Buddha, and when Buddha was near death, he invited all the animals to visit him, but only twelve of them showed up. Those twelve are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

To demonstrate his honor and appreciation for their showing up, he used them to represent the twelve phases of the Zodiac. According to Eastern Origins, each sign embodies the characteristics of its associated Animal. Many People of the West tend to think of some of these animals as “less than attractive” to have their character defined by. The Rat, for example, is commonly thought of as dirty and disgusting. Some kids may think they’re “cool,” but the consensus is “yuk.” The Pig gets the reputation here in the west as a dirty animal that would eat anything.

However, in Eastern cultures, both animals are greatly respected: The Rat with the ableness to acquire items of value and the Pig for its superior intelligence and tenacious personality.

Year of the Rat Compatibility – Best & Worst Partners in Love – Can they Make it Together

Rat with a Rat

They can prosper together, especially in business. They could be quite competitive, though.

Rat with an Ox

They could fail at marriage but are very sexually enticing to each other.

Rat with a Tiger

Will probably make great companions, but could have some significant arguments along the way.

Rat with a Rabbit

Rats like to go out and socialize, and they will, therefore, think that Rabbits are pretty dull. You guys could be headed for frustrating times?


One of your best matches is with a Dragon. You can have a solid foundation of love and caring. You will probably get along well and respect and value each other.

Rat with a Snake

Many differences between the two of you will probably have to focus a lot of your time coming to terms with these differences.

Rat with a Horse

Oh my goodness, you may not want to go there. According to the “signs,” potentially one of your worst matches.

Rat with a Sheep

It can be a lot of work to keep this union together, but it can be done. Not an easy road, but you can survive in this relationship.


Another of your great matches. You will probably have very similar goals, and this helps for a successful match.

Rat with a Rooster

Probably too much work to make this one work! Potentially there can be a great many conflicts. Not a good match, according to Chinese Signs.

Rat with a Dog

There is potential for a good match, even though Rats think Dogs are tiresome.

Rat with a Pig

You can love each other deeply, but you need to pay attention to your finances. Don’t overspend as a couple. Someone has to be responsible, probably the Rat.

Famous “RATS”

RAT YEARS: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Many RATS are Natural Leaders…Hey, there may be truth to t – as a RAT myself, I feel that “compulsion” within – (hey it doesn’t say how we’ll do as leaders…I’m just sayin’-there’s a broad range of leadership *types*: Al Gore, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter. MORE RATS Alan Alda, Dave Allen, Ursula Andress, Charles Aznavour, Lauren Bacall, Shirley Bassey, Jeremy Beadle, Kenneth Branagh, Marlon Brando, Charlotte Bronte, Chris de Burgh, Jimmy Carter, Dick Cavett, Maurice Chevalier, Barbara Dickson, Noel Edmonds, Ben Elton, Albert Finney, Clark Gable, Al Gore, Thomas Hardy, Mata Hari, Vaclav Havel, Charlton Heston, Dennis Hopper, Englebert Humperdinck, Jeremy Irons, Glenda Jackson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Gene Kelly, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lulu, Richard Nixon, Sean Penn, The Queen Mother, Vanessa Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Jonathon Ross, Emma Samms, William Shakespeare, Tommy Steele, Donna Summer, Spencer Tracey, the Prince of Wales, George Washington, Dennis Waterman, Kim Wilde, the Duke of York

Leo the Lion who is your best match?


Rat people are said to be one of the most diligent and hard-working in the Chinese Zodiac. We’re always busy pursuing ambitious personal goals, and it’s said we could be difficult since we’re born perfectionists. We Rats like to make sure every “T” is crossed before completing a task. As a result, we RATS are successful financially (I’m not commenting here), and are good providers to those we love. Loyal and loving, we Rat People inspire loyalty in others who we are close to us. We are known to be honest people and cannot stand betraying a confidence.

However, our quick wit and restlessness can sometimes lead to chattiness, and we can often be relied upon at large social gatherings for a good story or a juicy bit of gossip. We partake in gossip that isn’t personal to a specific person. Our energy levels and top organizational talents are such that it is a rare thing to see us RATS sitting down doing nothing. We always seem to be planning, building, organizing, or even “thinking” it all up. Ok, it’s said we’re very ambitious, and some say we’re opportunists? WHAT!  For our career choice, it’s said we lean towards leading in business, politics, or teaching.

You Are Which Chinese Animal?

Each year advances by 12 for each Chinese Animal.  For those of you BORN BETWEEN JANUARY 21 and FEBRUARY 21, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year between those dates. So if your birthday is between those dates, you’ll have to track what your sign is according to the Chinese New Year start date for the year you were born. For example, people born on/after February 7, 2008, are Rat babies – Since February 7 was the start of the Chinese New Year for 2008. Babies born January 1 to February 6, 2008, are “Pig” babies. Get it? See how complicated you Aquarians and Capricorns are?

  • I am a Rat -1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008,2020
  • I am an OX -1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997,2009,2021
  • I am a Tiger -1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010,2222,
  • I am a Rabbit -1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011,2023,
  • I am a Dragon -1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012,2024,
  • I am a Snake -1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013,2025,
  • I am a Horse -1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014,2026
  • I am a Goat -1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015,2027,
  • I am a Monkey -1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016,2028,
  • I am a Rooster -1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017,2029,
  • I am a Dog -1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018,2030,
  • I am a Pig -1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019,2031,

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