By Brenda: 2020 starting on Jan 24th is the year of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac. Crafty, wily and resourceful, the rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. According to Chinese Myth, the Jade Emperor declared that the order of the Chinese Zodiac would be determined by which animal came first by who showed up for his party. The story is that the Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride to the party. When they arrived he hopped off the back of the Ox and entered the party first. The Rat represents wealth, surplus and fertility often prayed to by married couples who wanted children.
Rat people are energetic and likable but can be sensitive to others opinions and stubborn in their own. Rats can be stingy with finance and their fondness for hoarding can make them spend money on useless things.
Men born under the sign of the Rat are often clever and creative able to take advantage of new opportunities. Lack of follow through can get them in trouble and make them wishy washy leaders.
Women born under the sign of the Rat tend to be very traditional, wanting an abundant and orderly home and place great emphasis on family. Outside of the home they are determined and energetic workers.
2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Metal Rat. This lunar year starts from January 25th, 2020 and ends on February 11th, 2021. Each one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac are affected by the lunar year of the Rat. Starting with the first sign:
Year: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
A year of abundance and new opportunities is presented to you. Staying focused will be your challenge as well as small illnesses created by stress and fatigue.
Year: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
This year is one of reorganization. It is a time of getting rid of clutter and things that physically and emotionally hold you back. While not necessarily a time to start new projects it is a perfect time to finish ones already started.
Year: 1938, 1950. 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
The Tiger will have a year of better control over finances and health. IT is also a year for making new positive minded friends and letting go of those people that bring negativity into your life.
Year: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
This is a year for learning new skills, skills that will bring improvement both financially and give you peace of mind and improving personal relationships. It is also a year of letting go of those stressful things you cannot change from the past year.
Year: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
This year will be a calm one for the Dragon. Problems with co-workers will calm down and new focus will be one completing projects from the past. New friendships will help you stay motivated and keep you from getting into a rut.
Year: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Love is in the air for single Snakes this year. For those in committed relationships there will be renewal and new plans. Health issues from the past will ease up and you will be looking at a year of better rest and peace.
Year : 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
This is a good year for reinvention for the Horse. Getting rid of bad habits and taking care of your health. This is also a year of adventure and breaking out of your mold to try new and exciting things. Getting a new hobby or travel.
Year: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Sheep people will have a year of transformations. This may take place in all areas of your life. New Jobs, new career focus and even a physical move is possible. If you are in a bad relationship this is the time to make a change to create a new opening for the New Year!
Year: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
What an excellent year for the monkey! Your popularity and social life are full of success and prosperity. Health problems from the past will be resolved and it will be a time to embrace spontaneity in your profession.
Year: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
This is an emotional year for the Rooster. Trying to keep your emotions in check will go a long way in keeping love relationships on the right course. Beware of impulsive actions that may affect your job or business. Money matters improve with a new plan.
Year: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
The Dog has a year of new beginnings. Shedding the old habits that had caused blocks creates new opening in the area of business and creative projects. This year is also a great year for the Dog to have prosperity in the area of business or jobs.
Year: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
A very productive year is ahead for those born under the sign of the Pig. You will find yourself more focused on your goals and able to make great strides towards personal success. Minor health issues need careful attending in the first part of the year.
Happy New Year!
Love and Light,