If you were born in 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, your sign is the Rat.
The daily rat hours are from 23:00 until 01:00 when the power of Yin is supreme. The denizen of dark places is naturally at home in Yin. A rat person (a thousand pardons), an individual born during the year of the rat, will be endowed with traits characteristic of the rat. If his birth took place at night, he has it made, like the rat who is at his best in the dark. He will be adventurous and full of courage. But a rat person born during the day is in trouble. Such an individual tends to be cowardly and afraid of his own little shadow.
As a whole, rat people are temperamental, quick to anger, and easily perturbed. They are chatterboxes in the rodent tradition, with a touch of charm, but venal in regard to money. They are tenacious about attaining goals, letting nothing and no one stand in their way.
The life of a rat person is divided into three alternating periods. The first phase is blessed with good fortune. Then comes a spell of bad luck, followed by a closing period of comfortable living. A rat person will be happiest with a marriage partner who is a monkey, ox or dragon person――a person of those signs, that is. If such matches are not available, he would still do well with a fellow rat, or a choice snake, tiger, dog or pig. But beware of a horse.