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2020, the Year of the Rat

The Chinese horoscope for the year of the Metal Rat
2020, The Year of the Rat - Chinese Horoscope - Lunar New Year | Photo: © iStockphoto.com/MEDITERRANEAN

2020, the Year of the Rat

The Chinese horoscope for the year of the Metal Rat

Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year begins with the New Moon. In 2020 the New Moon is on Saturday, January 25th. The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year extensively; it is a tradition to wear something red, that should bring good luck in the New Year.

The Year of the Rat takes place every twelve years, most recently in 1984, 1996 and 2008. The Rat-born can be particularly happy in 2020; it will be very positive for them. You can achieve a lot financially. The Chinese lunar year of the Rat lasts until February 11th, 2021, followed by the Year of the Ox.

2020, the Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat is good. You can make profits and spare money for more tough years. The global economy is positive in Rat years. There is more speculation than usual on the stock exchanges. However, you shouldn't take any unnecessary risks. It will be a more peaceful year than, for example, a Dragon year or a Tiger year.

The nature of the Rat

The Rat is an intelligent and curious being. It is communicative and enjoys socializing. A small rodent that looks cute, but has a sound bite; maybe it is also underestimated because of its size. Whoever was born in the year of the Rat knows how to bite through and persistently get to the goal. The Rat is associated with business acumen and also financial security.

Material growth is essential to the Rat, and this year you can make a profit or - if you encounter your shadow - be made aware of puzzling situations. Where do you need to save more? What can you change to achieve a goal?

The Rat teaches people how important it is to stock up now. To ensure that everyone is okay and that you can look after them in times of need. So this year is ideal for laying essential building blocks to secure your financial future. However, you should avoid significant risks.

The Rat likes the company. It is a very social animal, and so in the Year of the Rat, you will feel an increasing desire for the company and security of the group. A well-functioning network is critical to the Rat. So maybe the topic of communication will be more considered in society.

The Rat is a hard-working survivor, and its intelligence helps it find its way around the world. It can also be very combative. The Metal Rat is emotional, can react impulsively, and attaches great importance to success.

The Rat always needs variety in the job. It has to be exciting; there still has to be something new to learn. Routine professions may bring conflict potential this year, as the energy of the Rat calls us to adventure if professional life is too quiet.

In a positive sense, the Rat can break out of old patterns and bring changes and ideas into everyday working life. If this is accepted, employers and employees can benefit greatly. Financial matters are essential in the year of the Rat, as is a career.

You can calculate which Chinese zodiac sign you belong to here.

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The Chinese horoscope 2020

The Chinese horoscope for 2020

Rat - a good year

First of all, the year of the Rat is very positive for people born under this sign. They can grow beyond themselves, recognize their destiny and responsibility, and fight consciously for a better living together.

Rat people will also get together with peers. You can cultivate many good conversations and friendly relationships. Rat people can make many friends in the new year and expand their network. You can also reach financial success if you invest wisely. But don't get too cocky because Rats could face their shadows, i.e., their negative sides.

More about the Rat zodiac sign

Tiger - A thirst for adventure and variety

The tiger, like the Rat, loves variety. Tigers are gripped by their desire for adventure and may get out of a routine profession or look for new ways to deal with it.

With strength and courage, Tigers will prevail. Financial success could be the result of their activities. The tiger is also careless sometimes, which Rats do not particularly like. It may be that Tigers have to react a little more carefully to changes this year and will not act as risky as usual.

More about the Tiger zodiac sign

Rabbit - From sunny to cloudy

For the Rabbits, this is a "mediocre" year, so to speak. Setbacks can sometimes occur. The good-natured and gentle Rabbits don't like quarrels. And quarrels could break loose in the year of the Rat because of futile reasons.

Rabbits are quickly overwhelmed by the combative nature of the Rat since Rabbits are always trying to prevail. Differently than the combative Rat, Rabbits are infected by the energy of the Rat. Rabbits act from the background and take care of fellow human beings and show them that they are loved and accepted the way they are. With this approach, too, the rabbit can bring peace and inner security to many people. The rabbit can also draw attention to itself and life situations through the fine arts. Rabbits let art and music speak and thus reach people's hearts.

More about the Rabbit zodiac sign

In 2020 Rats, Dragons and Oxen are among the winners | Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Bamboome

In 2020 Rats, Dragons and Oxen are among the winners

 

In 2020 Rats, Dragons and Oxen are among the winners!

Dragon - Energy and success

The power of the Metal Rat supports the properties of the Dragon, particularly strongly. Dragons are dominant and are willing to succeed. They see themselves at the top, and others will not subordinate them.

You can awaken your fighting spirit now, and since the Dragon stands for luck and fortune, Dragon people may have financial success this year. Here the energy of the Dragon and the Rat complement each other. But the Dragon also stands for luck and fortune in the social sphere. Dragons want to contribute to society but are also interested in their fame and success. Community work could bring achievement, and the Dragon would like to stand out as the patron.

More about the Dragon zodiac sign

Snake - The Snake prefers to move

This year, the Snake is a little "peeked" from time to time. It can perceive developments in the world as disruptive. It doesn't like unrest in its environment either. Then it prefers to withdraw and start waiting. But it will only manage this situation moderately this year.

Again and again, the energy of the Rat draws attention to making a contribution, solving old-time communication issues, and resolving conflicts. You now need foresight and a prudent nature. Snake people find peaceful paths that emerge from a centered center. With their trained powers of observation, they can assess situations thoroughly and provide advice. In a private environment, the Snake always tries to solve communication problems and to face everyday issues.

The best at the end: this year, the Snake could find a new love or be lucky.

More about the Snake zodiac sign

Horse - with patience and commitment

We advise caution this year. The Horse is successful and often wealthy. It has a good sense of investment and success at work. The energy of the Metal Rat could thus contribute to its success because the Metal Rat knows about finances and investments. Success must take long in coming since Horses are very impatient. They couldn't go fast enough. If they have started an important project, they sometimes lack the necessary stamina. This situation could result in essential deals bursting or ideas you cannot implement due to a lack of patience. Horses need freedom and air around them. If the situations become too tricky, Horses prefer to flee and do not want to get into the firing line. The Rat, however, makes Horses aware of their social duties. Running away is not always the best solution. Excellent communication and stimulating conversations can also convince the shy Horses.

But it won't be easy for both sides! In any case, Horses could sometimes come into a conflict of conscience. Friends and family are essential, but Horses care more about their interests. Horse people do not usually enter deep bonds. But the social Rat can also help with its energy if Horses are ready for it. It could be a somewhat confusing year for the Horses since the Rat keeps confronting them with their open construction sites and their shadows.

More about the Horse zodiac sign

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It is tradition to wear something red on the Lunar New Year. That brings luck!

 

It is tradition to wear something red on the Lunar New Year. That brings luck!

Sheep (Goat) - Surviving the year with skill

The fair-minded Goat will be less able to cope with the combative nature of the Rat. Goats are not interested in profit and finance. Thet love luxury and safe home but like to have partners to care for. So this gentleness meets the sometimes biting Rat energy. Goats can feel irritation and aversion. They can be overwhelmed with the roughness of the world and take refuge in their beautiful artistic world. The year of the Rat will also open the eyes of Goat people and clearly show it's time to use one's skills for the benefit of all.

With art and kindness, Goats will open people's hearts and eyes. However, it will be a great challenge for them to go out and stand up for a common interest.

More about the Sheep zodiac sign (goat)

Monkey - Use talent

Monkeys are smart and astute. They skillfully apply their abilities to their success and show great ambition. The Rat strengthens these talents and brings them out even better.

The Monkeys like to have fun; they want to celebrate, love society, and are always ready to expand their knowledge. Monkeys learn eagerly for this and can then use their knowledge profitably. In the year of the Metal Rat, Monkey people should have many good conversations, especially in the financial sector. Since Monkeys don't like to share, they would like to succeed only for themselves. Monkeys don't need to be stingy. The Rat makes the Monkeys aware of their (possibly) selfish behavior. Save well and good, but have a look at your relatives, family, and friends. Is everyone well looked after?

Monkeys become aware of their position in the Year of the Rat. If Monkeys organize themselves, they will be able to share things and feelings with others this year. Otherwise, the Year of the Rat seems to be a very supportive year for Monkeys. They should make the right decisions in the financial area.

More about the Monkey zodiac sign

Rooster - Focus less

The proud Roosters love the performance. They would like to be the center of attention and love to have good conversations - although, of course, they particularly want to talk about themselves. If they catch listeners, they quickly pull them under their spellbinding personality.

The Rat helps them to have good conversations because communication is vital to the Rat. The exchange is only somewhat one-sided because Roosters prefer to talk about themselves. It may be that their interlocutors roll their eyes and confront them directly this year, not always wanting them to be the navel of the world. That can offend the proud Roosters very much. Rooster people are not positive about dealing with honest criticism, and so they get offended quickly.

Strategic thinking is of great advantage. The Rat gives them the signal to use these properties not only in the financial area but also in society. Whether the proud Rooster is ready for this will show in the year.

More about the Rooster zodiac sign

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I have three treasures that I cherish: one is love, the second is frugality, the third is humility. Only the lover is brave; only the frugal is generous; only the humble can rule. Lao Tse

 I have three treasures that I cherish: one is love, the second is frugality, the third is humility. Only the lover is brave; only the frugal is generous; only the humble can rule. Lao Tse

Dog - Saving is the order of the day

The loyal Dog is not interested in power and fame. Dogs born people are most comfortable in social professions, where they can serve and help. They will sometimes shake their head this year when others reach for fame and want to be the focus. They just don't care about investing money and financial matters, and even the smart Rat can do little here. Dogs should save this year, so stock up.

When it comes to the social side, the Dogs are right at the front again. That is their profession, and they are committed to their pack. When they start on one side, they probably continue there. Sometimes they tend to see things a little too black and white. If they fight for a party, they can defend their point of view with bite and strength. So be careful of heavy bickering. Dogs could often show their teeth this year, and the Rat can become "snappy." Conflicts are then on the list. It is important not to lose sight of the inner center so that there is no argument.

More about the Dog zodiac sign

Pig - Finances stagnate

Friendly, warm, and available for every party - that's the Pig. A real buddy who shares everything. The money is loose, and there is no distinction between mine and yours. The energy of the Rat is very convenient for the Pig. Pigs will cheerfully stir up the community and make many laughs. But it has little to do with finance. It is better to spend money on yourself and others than to earn money. This situation could be difficult in the Year of the Rat and put a lot of effort into the Pig. Suddenly Pigs have to pull themselves together. Finances are stagnating, and they have to stand up for a project until the end. Is that enough fun?

If the Pigs find something that particularly appeals and please them, they will go well with it. The Rat will also help here so that Pigs can get in the right place. Pigs receive vision and strength from the energy of the Rat. If they use it, Pigs can do a lot, but they need a lot of power to be focused on their job.

More about the Pig zodiac sign

Ox - A great year

The dream team. The Ox is committed to serving the common good. Rat and Ox are such a perfect energy team. The Ox shares the same goal in life with the Rat. Both value material security and entire cozy family life. This year, the Ox can particularly enjoy spending time with family. There could be positive experiences with the family or partner.

Oxen take responsibility for their life and the life of all living things on earth. They want to experience and live in peaceful coexistence. Family is significant to Oxen, even if they make friends with new people or new situations. The gentle giant enjoys calm and needs a quiet environment. Harmony is fundamental to the Ox. If the Rat gets too snappy, the Ox doesn't like it. Oxen try to arbitrate and could often get caught between the fronts this year.

More about the Ox zodiac sign

 

Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year begins with the New Moon. In 2020 the New Moon is on Saturday, January 25th. The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year extensively; it is a tradition to wear something red, that should bring good luck in the New Year.

The Year of the Rat takes place every twelve years, most recently in 1984, 1996 and 2008. The Rat-born can be particularly happy in 2020; it will be very positive for them. You can achieve a lot financially. The Chinese lunar year of the Rat lasts until February 11th, 2021, followed by the Year of the Ox.

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