2020 The Rat Horoscope

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The Rat Chinese Horoscope 2020

2020 is the Year of the white Metal Rat. Traditionally the Year of the Rat is considered unlucky for Rats but luckier for other animals of the Chinese Zodiac. If you were born in the Year of the Rat, it’s a time to be more careful but it’s not a time to worry about things.

When the Chinese zodiac comes around to the animal year of your birth, this year is known as “Ben Nian Ming or 本命年”. The year following “Ben Nian Ming” is often said to be better for luck, so Pigs should have better luck in 2020 than 2019 when the Chinese zodiac cycle was completed with the last animal sign the Pig. A new cycle begins in 2020 for everyone as it’s the beginning of the new zodiac cycle.

Rats are… Optimistic | Determined | Clever | Have Good Memories | Quick Learners | Creative | Rat Cunning | Sneaky | Wise

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Life, Love & Loot Prospects in 2020

The Year of the Rat is the first symbol in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year is set by a complicated formula, part of which relates to the first new (or dark) moon of the year, so the Chinese New Year begins at a different time every year according to the lunar cycle.

You were born in the Year of the Rat if you were born during one of these periods:

Jan 24 1936 – Feb 10 1937 | Feb 10 1948 – Jan 28 1949 | Jan 28 1960 – Feb 14 1961 | Feb 15 1972 – Feb 2 1973 | Feb 2 1984 – Feb 19 1985 | Feb 19 1996 – Feb 6 1997 | Feb 7 2008 – Jan 25 2009 | Jan 25 2020 – Feb 11 2021

If you were born before the first date mentioned but in the same year, you are the animal sign of the Pig e.g. born in 1936 before January 24, you are the sign of the Pig. Or born in 1948 before February 10 you are the sign of the Pig and so on.

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Life in 2020 - Consolidating is Key

In the Year of the Rat 2020, water is present, it is a time for planting seeds and waiting. As Rats also have the element of water, Rats need to be careful not to become overly emotional this year or they could drown in subconscious forces that overwhelm them. But it doesn’t have to be this way when you take care and slow down a bit. Unexpected things could go wrong so clever Rats will allow extra time, money and resources when they want to achieve things.

Resourceful Rats will also schedule plenty of rest and relaxation this year, going slowly and not trying to do too much at the wrong times. It’s a year for caution and smart Rats will be able to manage most things that come along if they are careful and prudent. There are some opportunities for Rats in 2020 but also the possibility of strong competition from others.

The Year of the Rat is a great year for Rats to downsize their lives by getting rid of stuff they don’t use and reorganising their lives for the better. You can do this dear Rat with your excellent organisation skills. Clean out those cupboards and get ready for the change and transformation you need to move forward in life. While you’re at it, clean out those thoughts in your clever Rat head… negativity only weighs you down.

Particularly in 2020, walking and gentle outside exercise or movement are good for you dear Rats, don’t overdo it. Run your life with mindfulness and try to keep everything in balance. Make sure you get sufficient vitamin D, so you need 20 minutes of morning sun daily or take vitamin D supplements. Keep your shiny hair shiny and your immune system topped up so as to avoid viruses such as influenza and other ‘wet’ illnesses. Rats need to stay warm and dry in 2020 so avoid wet and mouldy places. Maintain your comfort, eat yellow and red foods and don’t allow yourself to get rundown.

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Love in 2020 - 50/50

2020 is a mixed bag of yes and no, up and down, romance and being alone sometimes. This is all ok. There are some opportunities for love, however choose wisely dear Rats. Relationships could start in bliss and end unexpectedly with arguments as uncontrolled emotions rise to the surface. Naturally cunning and cautious, you should be able to sniff out anyone who would take advantage of you this year.

If you’re a coupled Rat and wish to stay that way, you may need to have some quiet time to yourself this year. Consider taking a trip by yourself or having some time out from your partner on a regular basis. Develop your own individuality more rather than relying on a partner all the time. Think carefully if you wish to start a family this year dear Rats. Timing might be better for next year when the energies are expanding around you again. Life is just a series of contractions and expansions and 2020 is a time with some contraction so you can expand your life next year 2021.

Love Chemistry

Love Compatibility

Rats get along well with Oxen, Dragons, Monkeys and to a smaller extent Pigs, but together they can make a relationship work. Horses, Goats and Rabbits can be challenging along with other Rats which may become unpredictable this year. You can start a relationship with the right person, just consider carefully what you are doing and who you are doing it with.

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Loot - Play It Safe

It’s best to stay quiet and consolidate what you already have rather than trying to expand your horizons in 2020 according to your Chinese horoscope. Tweak your finances and be financially organised in 2020.

Dear Rats, often you are pretty good at balancing the books and making wise financial decisions. Although 2020 doesn’t hold great money energy for you, you should be fine if you don’t rush money decisions. Don’t be impulsive, carefully consider all matters money this year. Next year should be better for all areas of your life including finances. Your money energy isn’t bad, it just needs a bit more consideration than usual.

In terms of career, if you decide to get another job, do your research first as you don’t want to step out of the fat and into the fire. You may find it’s a step sideways rather than a step up when you were expecting it would be better. Perhaps new jobs are not as good as you thought and the grass is greener somewhere else but when you get there, it’s more of the same old same old. Think carefully before changing jobs in 2020 dear Rats. It would be wise to get an astrology report or have a psychic reading with one of our psychic readers before making major decisions.

Have a wonderful Year of the Rat, it’s a time of completion and preparation for new growth next year. Plant your seeds now!

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