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2020 is the Year of the Rat

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The Year of the Rat has special significance for people born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020.

The Rat is the first Sign of the Chinese Zodiac and is born under the sign of charm. He is intelligent, popular, and loves attending parties and large social gatherings. He has a good understanding of human nature and his advice and opinions are often sought.

The Rat is a hard and diligent worker. He is also very imaginative and is never short of ideas. However, he does sometimes lack the confidence to promote his ideas as much as he should and this can often prevent him from securing the recognition and credit he so often deserves.

The Rat loves to be where there is a lot of action, but should he ever find himself in a very bureaucratic or restrictive environment he can become a stickler for discipline and routine.

Rats are very thrifty and to some, may appear a little mean. This is purely because he likes to keep his money within his family so he can be most generous to his partner, his children, and close friends and relatives.

Throughout his long and eventful life, the Rat will make many friends and will find that he is especially well-suited to those born under his own sign and those of the Ox, Dragon and Monkey.

Famous Rat People: Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Alexander the Great, Claude Monet and Mozart.

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:

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
30 January 2044 – 16 February 2045: Wood Rat
15 February 2056 – 3 February 2057: Fire Rat
3 February 2068 – 22 January 2069: Earth Rat
22 January 2080 – 8 February 2081: Metal Rat
7 February 2092 – 26 January 2093: Water Rat

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