(1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948,
1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
When Buddha summoned the animals of the world to come to him, Rat was the first to arrive. He's the first Sign of the Chinese Horoscope. Rat is charismatic, influential, and a lover of telling jokes. Sometimes overly talkative, Rat tends to meddle in other Signs' affairs. Sometimes he jumps when he sees Tiger or Snake, being that in the natural world, they are his enemies.