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
Red (symbolizes happiness), Gold (symbolizes wealth)
Source: MediaPost Daily (2/06/08)