Aggiornamento: 19 feb 2021
Di Alessia Rezzano
On January 25, we entered the rat’s year. What does this animal mean? What influence does it have in everyday life?
Let’s find out together! 鼠年快乐
First of all, how do I know if I was born in the year of the rat 鼠? Just be born in one of these years: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948.
If your sign falls in the year that is about to begin, you must wear a red bracelet for the duration of the year. This year, those born under the sign of the mouse must absolutely get one! According to tradition, in fact, the year of one’s sign may be the luckiest or the most unfortunate, the red color serves to ward off evil spirits.
The rat is the first of all zodiac animals and, when speaking about yīn yáng (阴阳), it reprints the second one, the beginning of a new day.
In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THOSE BORN UNDER THIS SIGN?
People born in the year of the Zi are intelligent and bright, ambitious, with various interests, great adaptation skills and are able to react adequately to changes.
They are very insightful, full of ideas and good at understanding others.
They are active and pleasant people, discreet and easygoing.
They try to take all the opportunities presented to them and to participate in different activities.
Women are very good at taking care of the house, they love keeping things organized. Men adapts quickly to new environments and, although they have great ideas, they might not be suitable for leadership positions.
WHAT ABOUT THE COMPATIBILITY?
Best match : Ox, Dragon and Monkey
Bad match : Horse, Goat and Rabbit
LUCKY THINGS FOR RATS
Colors: blue, gold, green
Numbers: 2, 3
Flowers: Lily, African violet
Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th and 9th Chinese lunar months
Lucky direction: west, northwest and southwest
UNLUCKY THINGS FOR RATS
Colors: yellow, brown
Numbers: 5, 9
Unlucky direction: south and southeast
Unlucky months: the 4th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Do you want to know more about the other signs of the Chinese zodiac? Run to read our post!