According to Chinese astrology, 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat. Theoretically, people with Metal or Water as characteristic elements will be favored this year. However, let’s not forget that Metal and Water are in opposition, which is why 2020 might not be exactly the best year of their lives, obviously, with some exceptions. The Years of the Rat are: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032.
The Rat sign marks the beginning of the Chinese zodiac and it is associated with an aggressive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit. In Chinese philosophy, it is linked to material success, wellness, and luxury life. The aggression, charm, strenuous work, discipline, and passion give the people born under this sign an ascendant upon others.
There are great chances for the Rat natives to obtain professional recognition or to make a fortune. They are intelligent, energetic, and they can adapt to any situation, solving each problem with ease. Unlike other zodiac signs, the Rats have only a few friends, but they establish a special connection. When it comes to competition, no one has greater manipulative skills. The Rat natives prove their diplomacy and they go to great lengths to win a battle. The honor and lack of resentment are two things others can learn from the Rat. Heavy karma can cause inner conflicts. They will get involved in different speculations or adventures out of their desire to live dangerously. If such an “outburst” is not possible, they will turn against themselves, trying to self-destruct.
The spiritual message that should lead the Rats is to maintain their self-control and to try to get along with those around them. Their characteristic dynamism can be useful in many professions. They can be successful in literature or art, but they can also be detectives, accountants, engineers or pathologists. Law or politics are also two domains within their reach.
Year of the Rat
In their year, the Rat natives need to make plans for the future, they must be perseverant, watchful and, above all, they must enjoy everything surrounding them.
At work, excellent opportunities will occur along with an increase in salary. If, however, the Rats feel caught, bored or unable to progress, they need to follow their ideas, especially if they want to evolve – action will be the keyword during this year for all the Rats – there is no time for laziness or waiting for wonders to happen.
In 2020, they will celebrate, they will get involved in social events, and they will travel. Also, they will recall the passions and hobbies they left behind, and they will look upon them with different eyes because, in 2020, they will prove to be extremely useful.
Altogether, this year is going to be pleasant and prosperous for the Rats who follow their dreams. May and August will be especially favorable for new friendships or alliances. We wish everyone a Metal Rat Year full of health, wellness, and fortune.
Year of the Ox
The Ox native can feel a bit tired after the chaos of the last months of 2019. Throughout 2020, they will continue to focus on their work, with excellent promotion perspectives, and the chance to obtain better positions or new acquaintances.
It is important for the Ox natives to find time for fun and social events so that they can also relax and enjoy life. The year 2020 will be lucky for the Ox natives, with possible financial gains or unexpected gifts throughout the year. Also, their friends will play an important role during this year, offering them support, friendship, and entertainment.
For the Ox, who is not the embodiment of the most social animal from the Zodiac, it is essential not to neglect their existent circle of friends. Their kind opinions and disinterested advice will be less sought in 2020. From March to August, they will go through a terrible time in terms of career advancement.
Year of the Tiger
The final months of 2019 can bring frustrations for the Tiger natives if they get involved in too many projects or ideas. It is important to step carefully during the Rat year if they want to set the basis of a good year. Otherwise, this year, they will be accompanied by disappointments and frustrations.
The Tiger natives are extremely creative, they have a lot of imagination, and this year, they can fully use their talent. The Tigers who are dissatisfied in their careers will have a hard time changing it in 2010. However, some unexpected and especially lucky occasions will occur throughout the year, but if you are not careful enough, they will disappear in a second!
The Tigers need to keep their impulsive nature under control in 2020 and, if they can do it, this year will prove to be extremely pleasant, lucky, and satisfying. Between July and October is the ideal time for a new passionate love story.
Year of the Rabbit (Cat)
During the last months of 2019, the Rabbits had to be very careful with their finances, trying to avoid any potential issues in the future. 2020 will prove to be a fun year, full of social interactions, marked by love stories and meetings with friends.
This year, the single Rabbits may find their soul mates. It is important for the Rabbits to be careful and to avoid taking risks during the Rat year. Also, they should try to avoid gossips and rumors that will start to flow abundantly towards the middle of the year, affecting their reputation. The house and the heart are essential this year, offering the comfortable retreat they will need in a year full of events.
In April and October, some special occasions to travel and socialize will occur.
Year of the Dragon
This is the year when all the Dragon natives will manage to fulfill their dreams, so “live the moment”! It’s going to be a busy but happy year for most of the Dragon natives, with their exuberant personality in great shape.
Traveling is a well-positioned domain, but it comes with a warning – check all the traveling papers and work out all the details. Continuous planning is the keyword during the Rat year! As a careerist, the Dragon natives who look for a new job will receive an interesting proposal that will make them feel appreciated and confident.
At home, for the Dragons who love their home, this year is going to be special. The time spent with their families will recharge them with energy, offering intense relaxation. Their attention to budget and their wise investments will make the Rat year extremely satisfying and happy. From March to May it is a favorable period for career changes and promotions.
Year of the Snake
The last months of 2019 brought a change in the social activities of Snakes, leaving them drained of energy and with the feeling they are out of the cards. But all the Snakes need to be brave because the Rat year will fully reward them. As a creative year for them, it will offer them things they’ve been thinking about all the time, and a lot of opportunities will occur throughout the year.
In 2020, the Snake natives need to pay great attention to their financial problems. Although they are normally very cautious and vigilant when it comes to money, this year, the Snakes will need to be even more careful.
In terms of career, they need to show greater flexibility if they want to advance or to change their job. This change can come with a bit of help from people in a higher position. The Snakes will spend happy moments at home, next to their families and friends, which will bring them a lot of joy. The period between July and November is fabulous for socializing.
Year of the Horse
Socially, the year 2019 will end in an optimistic note for the Horse natives, and they will probably expect the Rat year to continue the same. However, it is possible for 2020 to be a restless and demanding year for the Horses, something that will discourage and worry them.
It is important for the Horse natives to remember that this year’s challenges are life lessons and due to their tenacity and inner force, they will overcome all their problems. Planning the year will prove extremely helpful for the Horses because it will give them the feeling that they can control the direction. Also, it is important to make a sustained effort and to listen to their co-workers and friends because, in 2020, they will be able to smooth the rough road of the Horse natives. March and August are excellent months for exciting journeys and adventures.
Year of the Sheep/Goat
The Rat year is going to bring great accomplishments for the Goat natives, as long as they regard each issue in a detailed, orderly, and organized manner. The talented Goats, as most of them are, can expect exciting plans and wonderful ideas. Some excellent opportunities will also occur for the single Goats who are looking for the ideal partner.
For the Goat natives who want to find a job or to change their careers, if they are confident in their strength and show some enthusiasm, 2020 will bring some interesting offers. Family life is possible to change with the arrival of a baby, but other happy family events are to be expected. Financially, this is a good year for the Goats, who will earn revenues from their creations or they will receive an inheritance. They will establish valuable friendships in July or August.
Year of the Monkey
The Rat year is going to be outstanding for the Monkey natives who will regain their enthusiasm and determination. Throughout the year, they will have a lot of opportunities that will place them in the spotlight, transforming the year in real success.
The Monkeys should write down all their inspired ideas because they will ensure recognition for their work, which will also come with material benefits. It is important for the Monkey to share their problems or worries in any domain because if they keep them for themselves, they will risk increased anxiety and, in the end, bad choices. They need to take into consideration any chance to study or to gather knowledge. If they follow their dreams and hopes, it is possible for the Rat year to be one of the most memorable years, with a lot of fortune and progress. August, November, and December will bring great opportunities to socialize.
Year of the Rooster
The Rat year is going to be very diverse for the Rooster natives, but if they know what is best for them, they will enjoy a path with no obstacles. This is not a favorable year for gambling or excessive spending, and the budget needs to be carefully thought out to avoid any difficulties.
Focus and determination will help the unfulfilled and unhappy Roosters in their careers. While is not going to be easy to change jobs, it is possible to get the attention of a very influent person who can help them. Socially, this is going to be a year full of fun with a slight amendment. Gossips and indiscretions need to be avoided because they will harm the Rooster’s image. With all these events in their life, the house will seem a paradise and they will use any opportunity to spend time with family and close friends. The period between April and August will prove especially fortunate, with a bit of effort from the Rooster natives.
Year of the Dog
In 2020, the attention will be focused on career advancement and material improvement. An unexpected job offer or even a job change is possible during the Rat year, which will be a real delight for the Dog. With careful planning, their financial situation will progress this year, offering them safety and the possibility to make investments in their own home.
Many Dog natives will decide to get married or to have a baby during this year, the affective domain being well-configured. Excellent occasions must be seized before they disappear, which is also true for the other signs of the Zodiac, therefore the Dog natives need to be constantly watchful and full of enthusiasm throughout the year. Friendship is important for the Dog natives this year and it will be in their interest to socialize and meet new friends. Only through their effort, they will make 2020 a memorable year. June and October are favorable months for romance.
Year of the Pig
At the end of 2019, the end of their year, they will enjoy a lot of fun and happiness, social contacts, and love stories. On the other hand, the Rat year means a new cycle for the entire Zodiac, which is something the Pig finds extremely murky – they are not willing to change. However, take a deep breath and let yourself get carried away, 2020 can be an interesting and successful year for all the Pig natives.
Pay more attention to legal issues, financial details, and documents – be alert in any business deal so you can avoid problems. Also, the Pigs must be extremely selective when it comes to trust. This year, you will need to take a lot of decisions in your personal life, and the family and friends will prove to be valuable and useful.