2020 Year of the Metal Rat and Western Astrology Signs

Chinese Astrology and Western Star Signs

Fire Signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Scroll down to find your star sign.

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Fire Signs (Aries - Leo - Sagittarius)

The Realm of Spirit – fiery passions, desires and inspiration

Make your desires real and physical to share and help others in alignment with best spiritual practices. Get in touch with the burning desires of your heart. Inspire others with your passion!

Fire signs can do fine in the Year of the Rat which is connected to feminine and still Yin Water. Although Water can extinguish Fire, if you have a lot of passion this could get you across the line to where you want to go!  Maintain your passion and you will make progress in the Year of the Rat 2020.

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Water Signs (Cancer - Scorpio - Pisces)

The Realm of the Heart – subconscious, emotions and feelings

Emotions will translate into physical reality this year. Love and strong emotions have real effects on your life but don’t allow them to rule you. You are not your emotions, you are a sentient immortal Spirit in a physical body that needs attention. As Water signs already have a lot of watery emotions, there’s a real need in the Year of the Rat to get yourself grounded so you don’t ‘float away’ on subconscious currents.

The Year of the Rat is connected to Yin Water and with your watery nature, that’s a double lot of emotion! Get yourself properly grounded this year. It’s a good time to immerse yourself in nature, walk and move regularly outside. Get some sunshine, take vitamin D and look after yourself properly.

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Earth Signs (Taurus - Virgo - Capricorn)

The Realm of the Body – practicality, groundedness and physical manifestation

The Year of the Rat has Yin Water and Earth can absorb Water, therefore these two elements can work together for Earth signs this year. Water revitalises the Earth, but too much Water can bog things down in mud! In other words, look after your emotions by acknowledging and expressing them in a healthy and appropriate way.

This year you can make stuff real by bringing Heaven down to Earth… it’s an exciting time for you if you’re an Earth sign. Magical manifestation is now.

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Air Signs (Gemini - Libra - Aquarius)

The Realm of the Mind – thoughts and analytical ability

In Chinese 5 element theory or Wu Xing, there is no equivalent element to Air, however we can still think of the likely effects of the Yin Water of Rat upon Air signs. Air represents the mind and thoughts can become physical during 2020. Think writing, social media and publishing which will illuminate others. Air signs can use their communicative abilities and minds to advance themselves, society and inspire others. Be careful to listen to your instincts and not over think situations.

2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat which is connected to Yin Water. Thoughts are like wind on a calm lake, stirring things up so that life could get a bit choppy or even exciting and invigorating! Thoughts can carry Air signs higher this year!

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