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2020 Year of the Metal Rat - How to Make the Best of the New Year!

The rat is said to be the leader of the 12 animal zodiac signs. Legend has it that when

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The rat is said to be the leader of the 12 animal zodiac signs.

Legend has it that when Bhudda invited all the animals to visit him that the rat was the one sent out to announce it in the animal kingdom. The order that the animals arrived at Buddhas Palace to pay tribute to Buddha became the order of the animal years.

According to one version of the legend, the rat hitched a ride on the back of the ox and at the last minute slid down the Ox’s nose and was the first past the finishing post.

The rat didn’t invite the cat. Instead it invited the Tiger because it thought that the Tiger would not go after the Rat and would go for bigger prey.

Here is a list of the 12 animals:

Rat, ox, Tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig

The Lunar Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the second new moon after the winter solstice

In 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year falls on the 25th of January 2020.

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It’ll be a time of celebration. People will be welcoming in the new year ruler, the metal rat. The solar new year used by Astrologers starts on the 4th February 2020. If you want to check your year animal sign, use the 4th February as the start of the Chinese astrological year.

To find your Chinese animal zodiac sign, look for your year of birth in the table below. Traceback along the row to the left-hand column to see the animal sign. If you were born between the 1st of January and the 4th of February look up the previous calendar year. The Chinese solar new year usually starts on the 4th of February. The horoscopes for each of the Chinese astrological signs are based on the birth years in this table.

Rat

1936

1948

1960

1972

1984

1996

2008

Ox

1937

1949

1961

1973

1985

1997

2009

Tiger

1938

1950

1962

1974

1986

1998

2010

Rabbit

1939

1951

1963

1975

1987

1999

2011

Dragon

1940

1952

1964

1976

1988

2000

2012

Snake

1941

1953

1965

1977

1989

2001

2013

Horse

1942

1954

1966

1978

1990

2002

2014

Goat

1943

1955

1967

1979

1991

2003

2015

Monkey

1944

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

Rooster

1945

1957

1969

1981

1993

2005

2017

There are five different types of rat years

2020 is a metal rat.The previous rat year which was 2008 was an earth rat. The next rat year in 2032 will be a water rat, after that in 2044 it will be a wood rat and then a fire rat in 2056.

In Chinese astrology The five elements are metal, water, wood, fire and earth.

Each element brings about a different type of energy which influences people and their lives.

The metal element is about justice and clarity. In 2020 people will be careful to do the right thing and to be very clear about what it is they’re doing.

Each of the 12 animal signs carries elements. The rat carries the water element. The water element is about flowing moving communicating and being flexible. Think of how a river flows into the sea. Water fits the shape of the container. Water can wear down the banks of the river over time and it would hardly notice. Water energy can help you if you need to keep moving and for your voice to be heard.

Metal and water together have a cooling effect. This means the energy of the year will help people become more logical and level-headed.

Water is associated with emotions. Whilst the metal standing on top of the rat gives people the impression that things are cool, beneath the surface there is a lot of feelings.

The rat is one of the romance creatures of the Chinese Zodiac. This means that during a rat year the vibrations of the year bring a lot of romantic sentiment.

Romance is particularly auspicious in a rat year for the signs of pig, rabbit, and goat.

If you’re born in the year of the pig, the rabbit or the year of the goat you can activate the romance energies by placing fresh flowers in a vase of clean water in the north side of your home.

Rat

2020 is your year a Rat year. When you step into your own year it’s a good time to reflect on your journey through life. Do you know where you are going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? It’s good to look back and learn from the lessons of the past year but remember to look ahead because that’s the way you’re going.

 

Ox

Rat year brings you opportunities to join up with others for work or for play. Be clear about what you want to do when you team up with others for achieving a goal or forming an emotional connection.

If you need to take charge of a situation, make sure that others feel it’s a joint effort. Talk about your dreams. Do you share the same vision?

 

Tiger

The rat can bring you support and encouragement this year. Be open to offers, yet at the same time weigh them up carefully. Move forward with what’s right for you. Your Tiger personality likes to blaze your own trail. Remember that some people are sweet-talkers and some people are action-takers.

 

Rabbit

The rat can bring a charming person into your life. Whether this person is a romantic prospect, or a professional contact don’t be too easily swayed by what they have to say. Your gentle rabbit personality it’s not going to be a pushover when it comes to dealing with assertive types. Stand your own ground.

 

Dragon

Is someone coming into your life for a good reason? Be on the lookout for helpful people

There could be some good opportunities when you joined forces with others. It could be a case of better together if it fits in with your plans. Sometimes, some people are only sharing your path for a short time. Enjoy the company of those who walk by your side.

 

Snake

Have you figured out all the details for your plans? A metal rat year is a good time for you to get organised and to put your message out to the world. Is there something important you want to say? Who is your audience? How can you captivate others to win them over? When you find your way through the year ahead remember those who helped you along the way.

 

Horse

Rat years tend to bring ups and downs for most people born under the sign of the Horse.  If there’s a time when you experience emotional highs and lows, it’s often in a rat year. Stay positive in the face of trials and tribulations and you will gallop through 2020 with a smile on your face.

 

Goat

Rat year bodes well for your romantic life. If you are a single Goat looking for a new romance do you know what sort of romantic partner you’re looking for? Get clear on the sort of personality who would be a good match for you. Be willing for friends to match make for you.

 

Monkey

Rat year brings you opportunities for you to express yourself. When you talk about what’s on your mind you will feel a deeper connection with your close ones. Expressing yourself means sharing the joys and the not so happy moments. Let go of feelings which no longer serve you well. Recall happy memories and look forward to a bright year.

 

Rooster

2020 is a year for you to consider what you can do to make yourself happier. Perhaps it’s time for you to do more of those things which lift your spirits. You might feel there is such a lot you need to do in taking care of others. You’re still going to be involved with those you care about and you’re going to take care of yourself first.

 

Dog

Are you taking firm control of your finances? Rat year can bring you opportunities around business and money and you need to take control of money matters. Do you shop around to get the best deal? How can you make the most of what you have in the bank? Make looking after your money a fun activity.

 

Pig

As you step into Rat year you’re stepping out of pig year. Rat year is a good time for you to consider who you want around you. Which of your friends are your true friends? It can be nice to have some fair-weather friends to share some laughter and good times. Remember to take care of those forever friends you can rely on.

 

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