2020 year of the rat

In the Chinese calendar 2020 is a year of the rat. The rat is the first of all 12 zodiac animals, in Chinese culture seen as a sign of wealth and surplus, and also symbolising the beginning of the day. The rat is associated with yang, or masculine, outgoing, active forces, and people born in the year of the rat are believed to be very industrious and thrifty, diligent and positive. Other characteristics are that they are supposed to be clever, quick thinkers, who are successful but content to live a quiet and peaceful life.

As a rat year 2020 is expected to be a year of new beginnings and renewals. It is a great time to…

  • buy a house, invest money, venture into a new business

  • achieve goals and aspirations, and do well in hobbies

  • try new initiatives, found new projects

  • evolve existing plans, especially financial

The only caveat is that you use that ratty diligence and determination! Lay out your plans carefully and in detail, and you will achieve your objectives.

Other years of the rat include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.