Famous personalities born in the Year of the Rat: The Rock, Joshua Wong and more

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was born during the year of the rat. So are Scarlett Johansson, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, Katy Perry, RuPaul and even Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. 

Based on the Chinese astrology, the rat is the first animal of the 12-year cycle in the zodiac. Myth has it, the Jade Emperor decided on the order of which the zodiac animals arrived at his party. The witty and cheeky rat climbed atop the back of an ox to make it to the finish line of the race, even beating the mighty dragon.

People born in the year of the rat are likeable, popular and have traits like empathy and kindness.  

We last greeted the rat in 2008, and now, 2020. Those born in the year 1924, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and more fall under this zodiac. In the Chinese culture, rats are seen as winners and wealthy. People born in the year of the rat are likeable, popular and have traits like empathy and kindness. However, they can appear to be rude with weak conversational skills and can be stubborn at times.


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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 09: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been shot with a double exposure.) Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Scarlett Johansson attends 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow speak to the media before entering Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong, China November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

According to Fengshuibeginner.com, rats will enter 2020 with trepidation. There will be hurdles and stress in your career, but if you put in the effort, rats can reap the rewards. Keep yourself low profile, and stay away from gossip-mongers to avoid getting into office politics.

Wealth luck

As rats’ wealth luck fluctuates this year, it is essential to make purchases that are necessary. Advice: Always spend within your needs and be prudent in investment. Do not be greedy or else you may fall into traps or scam and suffer more monetary loss.

Romance Luck

You will have a harmonious love relationship but do not take things for granted. Don’t neglect your loved ones because of the heavy workload. For those who are single, try to have more patience and engage in more social networking to know more people.

Health Luck

Pay attention to your health, remember to adopt a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet so you will gain more energy to handle everything. If you are not feeling well, see a doctor as soon as possible. If you are feeling down or depressed, take a short holiday break to bring back your energy. Avoid visiting hospitals or attending funerals this year if possible.