Chinese New Year Starts Tomorrow

Year Of The Rat

This year, the Year of the Rat, is the first animal in the Chinese horoscope.

Here are some fun facts to know and tell:

Rat Years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Chinese Calendar Year: 4706

Corresponds to Western Sign: Sagittarius

Born in Year of the Rat: Al Gore, Sean Penn, Jimmy Carter, Alyssa Milano, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Bacall, Eminem, Scarlett Johansson

Rat Characteristics: smart, quick-witted, compassionate, charismatic, charming, ambitious, practical, honest, eloquent, versatile, familial, creative, hard-working, organized. At the same time, the Rat may lack a sense of humor, be power-driven, critical, calculating, bossy and defensive.

Best Careers for Those Born in the Year of the Rat: writers, actors, accountants, detectives, psychologists, lawyers, politicians, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, musicians, stand-up comedians, researchers

Lucky Colors:

Red (symbolizes happiness), Gold (symbolizes wealth)

Source: MediaPost Daily (2/06/08)
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