Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth Rat - Five Elements of Rat

Written by Matteo Updated Dec. 26, 2021

In the Chinese five-element theory, each zodiac animal has five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water. Rat people born with different elements have different personalities and fortunes. This article will give a full-side introduction to different types of rats.

Five Elements of Rat
Five Elements of Rat

Five Elements of the Chinese Zodiac Rat

The Chinese zodiac rat years comes every 12 years as a cycle. The Rat year with specific elements comes once in a 60-year cycle. For example, 2020 is a year of the Rat with Gold. The next Gold Rat Year is 2080. Here are the recent Rat years.

Rat Years Birth Dates Types of Rat
2020 25 Jan 2020 to 11 Feb 2021 Gold Rat
2008 7 Feb 2008 to 25 Jan 2009 Earth Rat
1996 19 Feb 1996 to 6 Feb 1997 Fire Rat
1984 2 Feb 1984 to 19 Feb 1985 Wood Rat
1972 15 Feb 1972 to 2 Feb 1973 Water Rat
1960 28 Jan 1960 to 14 Feb 1961 Gold Rat
1948 10 Feb 1948 to 28 Jan 1949 Earth Rat
1936 24 Jan 1936 to 10 Feb 1937 Fire Rat

Gold Rat

Birth Years: 1960, 2020

The zodiac sign of people born in 1960 and 2020 is the gold rat. The next gold rat year is 2080.

Gold Rat’s Personality

People born in gold rat years are positive and motivated. They always have active and optimistic personalities which makes them adapt to changes in life. They are kind to their families, get along with people, and make friends all over the world.

On the other hand, people of the Gold element and Rat sign are hot-tempered and are very sensitive to other people's views. They don't do things in halves and would insist on the end once they decide to carry out a plan.

Gold rat people are humorous and charming, which attracts the opposite sex a lot. But gold rats are too vulnerable to bear failure in love.

Gold Rat’s Fortune

Gold rat people have good wealth and fortune. In the new year, gold rates will luckily have a windfall at times. There might be unexpected things happening to gold rat people. But don’t need to worry about too much as they can handle it. The Gold rat is skilled in managing wealth. They will do some work before investing. Gold rat people spend a quality life without the pressure of money.

Water Rat

Birth Years: 1912, 2072

1912 and 2072 are the year of the water rat. A water rat year comes every 60 years. The next water rat year will be 2032.

Water Rat’s Personality

Water rats’ personality is different from other rats to some degree. They are incisive and shrewd. Most of the time, they tend to be introverted and quiet. People born in the year of the Rat with the Water element treat people sincerely and they never forget the people who help them.

Although they're very selective about who they let into their lives, water rat people are incredibly gracious friends who pride themselves on honesty and loyalty. It may be difficult to convince water rat people to talk openly about what's bothering them, but if you can do it without making them feel threatened, you'll build long-lasting trust.

Water Rat’s Fortune

Water Rats get lucky in wealth their entire life. If they work hard, they could make a large amount of savings. They could gain double the results with half the effort. They may also earn extra money after obtaining qualification certificates. 

However, they might lose many friends due to their shrewd nature. They need to make great efforts to maintain interpersonal relationships.

Fire Rat

Birth Years: 1936, 1996

People born in the year of the rat associated with the fire element are the fire rat. The recent fire rat years are 1936, 1996, and 2056.

Fire Rat’s Personality

People born in the Year of the Rat with Fire element are active, quick-witted, and full of energy. They are not afraid of showing their real feelings and always enjoy living life to the fullest.

People born in the rat years with the fire element are cordial and kind to their friends. Sometimes they tend to be outspoken and sharp-tongued. Their explosive temper can often offend people, but their outbursts don’t last long.

Fire rat people are frank and straightforward. If they don't approve of your behavior, they will be sure to let you know. They straightly speak out what they think in the workplace, which may offend people insensibly.

Fire Rat’s Fortune

People born in the Year of the Fire Rat element have a stable fortune in wealth and career during their entire lives. They may earn a high salary because of their industry and good performance in work. People with a Rat sign of the fire element should be careful when lending money, especially to unreliable people and don't put money in high-risk investments. 

The health of people with the Fire Rat element is generally good. But watch out for some unexpected small injuries when doing sports or traveling. 

Wood Rat

Birth Years: 1924, 1984

The zodiac sign of people born in 1924 and 1984 is the wood rat. The next wood rat year is 2044.

Wood Rat’s Personality

People born in the year of Wood Rat element are ambitious and reasoning. They can analyze things with their unique view and can get to the point easily. Wood rats pursue freedom and value morality. But wood rats have a hot temper and they are unwilling to take others’ advice.

Wood rats are interested in many kinds of things. They can think fast and acutely and may have many unique ideas. But they rarely want to carry out, which causes them to lose many chances. If wood rats can focus on a thing and pay more effort, they will be professional.

Wood Rat’s Fortune

Wood rat people have an ordinary fortune in family and friendship. They hardly get any support from family or friends. Wood rats may suffer hard times in their youth. What they can rely on is only themselves. They need much courage to face and overcome difficulties. Fortunately, wood rats’ fortune will get better and better after they are married.

Earth Rat

Birth Years: 1948, 2008

1948 and 2008 are the year of the earth rat. An earth rat year comes every 60 years. The next earth rat year will be 2068.

Earth Rat’s Personality

People born in the Year of the Rat with Earth element are brave and smart. They are high self-esteem and care about faces. Earth rats are fond of adventure and challenges. They are capable and reliable.

Earth Rat’s Fortune

People born on the Year of Rat with the Earth element have good fortune in wealth and career. They can handle all the difficulties in their life and become stronger and stronger. Earth rats are talented. No matter what kind of jobs they do, earth rats can get essential support and achieve success in their careers.

In terms of love and relationship, earth rat people are passive in their affection relationship. But as long as they can seize the opportunity, earth rats will eventually find their ideal life partner.

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